Gossip Girl Recap: Serena Steals the Fashion Show
09/30/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
While Blair was busy trying to bring down everyone else, she lost her best friend, her mother's respect and any shot she had at the limelight. Watching Blair act like a spoiled brat got old fast. Can't everyone just get along? And what's with Blair sticking up for Jenny? Do we have an unlikely friendship brewing?
Speaking of unlikely friendships: How about Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick)? Though the two are as different as night and day, Dan thinks Chuck can help him be a better writer. After two nights out on the town, Dan is left shoeless and in jail. But thanks to the wild nights, the secret behind Chuck's smooth exterior is revealed. Chuck wishes for a relationship with his father and feels responsible for his mother's death since she died giving birth to him -- or so he says. There might be more to his mom's death and the rocky relationship with his dad, so keep the drama coming. Just asking: How did Dan pull a fast one on Chuck? Shouldn't the master of manipulation know when he is being used?
Meanwhile, Bart Bass is back. Though he is ignoring his son, he is paying extra special attention to his new wife, Lily Van der Woodsen, who discovers that Bart has been conducting a very disturbing background check on her. We knew her past was less than perfect, but what dirt could she be hiding that she really doesn't want anyone to know. Seems like Bart has found it.
OMG Moment of the Night: Dan sticking up for Chuck by landing a right hook -- and then in jail. Who knew Dan was so strong? -- Andrea DeSimone
Tell us: Do you think Blair and Jenny will join forces to rule the school? Will Serena and Blair ever be best friends again? Will Dan and Chuck stay pals?GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW