Gossip Girl Recap: Campus Cat Fights!
10/14/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Theirs is not the only lifelong friendship that finds itself in jeopardy on the Yale campus. Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) start their college weekend off on a quest to find Yale's secret society. The society finds Chuck first and with Nate's dad's legal issue's causing New England's finest to lose their trust fund, the society orders Chuck to deliver Archibald. Chuck gives them an unsuspecting Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) instead. Nate takes a liking to Dan and berates Chuck for giving him in.
Little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) is still trying to ditch school for fashion. With the help of Vanessa (Jessica Szhor), Lil J convinces dad Rufus (Matthew Settle) to trail her at work for a day. On bring-your-dad-to-work day, Rufus asks for backup from Eleanor Waldrof, who reminds Rufus that if he had half her talent he wouldn't be a washed up rock star. Though Rufus gives in to the home schooling, we think it had more to do with seeing Lily Bass (Kelly Rutherford) in Jenny's creation.
Just Asking: Wasn't Serena's Black Halo dress a little inappropriate (hello, cleavage!) for a dinner with the Dean of Yale?
We love: Blair's portrayal of My Fair Lady in her dream, starring B as a pre-polished Audrey Hepburn and S as the refined version.
Best Line: In the middle of a cat fight on the front porch of the Dean's house, Serena and Blair unleash the claws. While pulling hair and destroying couture, Serena mutters "I hate the stupid headbands." Ha! -- Andrea DeSimone
Tell us: Will B & S's friendship last? Should Nate be mad at Chuck? Should Lil J stay in school?GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW (2)