Gossip Girl: They’re baaaaaaack!

GOSSIP GIRL: 4.03 “The Undergraduates”

The girls (and Chuck) are back in town! Let’s see what these crazy kids are up to.

Juliet-gate: My first point of contention: if Juliet and Nate are both members of Hamilton House, then why did he not know her in the restaurant when they “met”? Also, Serena has really been getting her Jessica Fletcher on! First, she figures out the whole Harry Winston diamond heist, and then catches on to Juliet so quickly. Detective Barbie is actually working for me. I was also a big fan of her DvF showdown dress; it gave her this wicked witch of the west vibe when she stormed into the party of the week.

Rufus. (shakes fist at sky!). Since when do you actually want to parent? I get it, your daughter’s honor was tarnished, and you’re upset about the pilot’s roof scene, but is it your “responsibility to make sure no one else’s daughter get hurts like [yours] did”? Spare me.

Oh Lonely Boy, remember when this show was about how you and Jenny were trying to fit into this world? Me too. Sigh. Readers, what were you doing your sophomore year of college? I was fighting with my boyfriend about the fact that I mentioned some guy that I hooked up with in an away message. I wasn’t moving in with him to raise a BABY that wasn’t even his. That said, there is nothing sadder than an empty nursery. I felt so bad.

Eric got a hair cut (!!!) and umm.. a really pink shirt…. Second point of contention: if Eric knew Chuck’s true nature and couldn’t keep it to himself anymore, why was he all buddy buddy with Chuck when Lily and Bart were dating? Don’t the writers have a chart or something? Continuity, people!

Dan and Serena: LOVE the brush-off. love it.

Nate and Serena – double love the brush off. FINALLY. I think I actually said “oh snap” at Nate’s parting line.

What I loved most about this episode, however, is that what would have taken weeks in past seasons was all wrapped up by the credits. The plot is moving much faster this season: Chuck and Fleur Delacour, Dan and Vanessa, Georgina’s Russian hitman escape, Serena figuring out Juliet is evil, etc. Confrontations galore! Lies everywhere! While the season is moving along quickly, they are still pacing the overarching plots well, especially the Juliet one.

My bets are on Fleur’s being a princess. Blair shouldn’t be the only one who gets to star in the GG version of the Prince and the Pauper!

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