Last night’s Gossip Girl (entitled The Wrath of Con) was AWESOME!!!!! So much great stuff to talk about.
First up, early on in the episode, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford) go to see Serena (Blake Lively) and comfort her after she found out that Gabriel (Armie Hammer) took her money (and the money of many of her family’s friends) and ran. While they are comforting her, Chuck (Ed Westwick) enters the room, leaving Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) in the living room. Then Dan (Penn Badgley) walks in to talk Serena into going to family brunch. Finally, Georgina walks in the room and all hell breaks loose. It was SO awesome to see all these characters in one room together and their reactions to Georgina…who is now a Bible toting Christian.
So, the gang sets up an elaborate plan to get Gabriel. Serena calls him and leaves him a voice mail saying she’s preggers. That causes Gabriel to call her right back and set up a date with her. At the restaurant, Serena confronts Gabriel about stealing all the money, but Gabriel says that it was actually Poppy (Tamara Feldman) who stole all the money. Serena lets Gabriel leave, and the gang now has to figure out how to get at Poppy. Since Poppy knows all of them, it will be harders. Enter Georgina.
Blair realizes that Georgina could be VERY useful in their scheme to get Poppy, so she convinces Georgina to set up Poppy. Georgina is hesitant to do this b/c God would not approve of her lying. However, Blair convinces her that God brought her back to the Upper East Side so she could redeem herself with the gang by doing this. Georgina agrees, and Blair makes the statement “Poppy makes the old Georgina look like the new Georgina”. Too funny!
Later, Georgina and Poppy meet for lunch and Georgina asks if she could invest in Poppy’s company. Poppy agrees, takes Georgina’s money, and runs. The gang had called the cops to arrest Poppy, but Serena’s mother, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) was against this scheme all along b/c she didn’t want Serena’s name all over the tabloids, so Lily has Serena arrested for stealing jewelry. Serena gets arrested, and Poppy runs off with the money.
Blair confronts Georgina believing that Georgina set this all up to get even with the gang for the events of last year. She tells Georgina that she’ll NEVER forgive her. This causes Georgina to reflect on the person she’s become.
Also, Rufus (Matthew Settle) has decided to propose to Lily. He meets with Eric (Connor Paolo) to discuss, and he and Jenny (Taylor Momsen) set up a beautiful dinner or lunch where Rufus will propose. While he’s setting up the dining room, he comes across papers Lily stashed away about the whole Gabriel/Poppy debacle. He realizes that the money was stolen and that Lily is paying back all the investors out of her own pocket. He also realizes that Lily was going to lie to him and make him think that his money was actually growing, and she was going to pay him out of her own pocket his dividends. Infuriated, Rufus decides not to propose, and asks Jenny and Dan to return the engagement ring.
Finally, at the end of the episode, Serena is still locked up and Blair phone rings outside the police station. It’s Georgina, and we see that she’s following Poppy. She tells Blair that she’s going to do the job that the rest of the gang couldn’t. Blair says that Georgina sounds funny. Georgina says “Tell Jesus the Bitch is back!”. She hangs up and has her taxi follow Poppy in the limo. AWESOME!
Last night this show was just amazing. So many great lines, I loved that the entire cast, minus Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) was tied up in the same story, and it was great to see Georgina’s claws come back out. And how great was it that when Jenny was trying to distract Lily while Rufus set up the meal for the proposal, that Jenny was giving Lily a synopsis of Edward and Bella’s romance in the Twilight series? Perfect! Because a girl her age would obviously be reading those books.
Also, I checked out Gossip Girl Insider this morning and it still appears that Chuck and Blair will get back together in the season finale. Also, it seems that Rufus and Lily’s lovechild will not only turn up in the season finale, but that he will also be a regular on the series next year. Michael Ausiello reports that the actor playing their son is an unknown just as Jessica Szohr was before she joined the cast of Gossip Girl. Cool stuff!
Next week’s episode, Valley Girls, will introduce the major players of the GG spinoff and will obviously flashback to Lily’s teen years in Los Angeles. I’m really looking forward to it!
So, what did you all think of last night’s episode???