At long last, after weeks of waiting, Gossip Girl returned! For weeks I had been yearning for more salacious gossip from the Upper East side, and tonight my craving was fully satisfied with several "returns".
First, the return of Chuck Bass. I don't know why, but I just love this shameless, slimy, manipulator! Maybe its his snake-like smile, or his brightly colored wardrobe, or that fancy black town car he gets driven around in. I can't explain it, I'm hooked on Chuck. Naturally I was concerned when he vanished after his father's death, but I hoped he would return and give Blair those three little words she was longing to hear.
Tonight also brought the triumphant return of Serena from vacation in Buenos Aires with Aaron. Much to my delight, she reappeared in the halls of Constance busting out of her skin with excitement to share the news with Dan that she had broken up with Aaron, and only had eyes for him. Victory dance!! Sorry Aaron, you never stood a chance. The licorice ring was cute, but not enough to overcome the scraggly facial hair.
Tonight's episode also brought the frustrated return of Rufus Humphrey, from an unsuccessful trip to Boston, searching for his lovechild with Lily. Lily finally reveals she gave birth to a boy, but begs Rufus to leave the child alone. Oh Lily, you know Rufus can't be tamed. He's a rock star! The last we see of these on-again-off-again lovers is their decision to return to Boston together to search for their son. Here we go people, buckle up!
The final return of the night is our dear Little J, braving the halls of Constance once again, wearing pink tulle under her uniform's skirt of course. She is a budding fashion designer after all. She feuds with the "ladies of the steps" over the star table at Pinkberry. Girls - the real question here is not: who is the queen of the school, the question is: why do you eat Pinkberry every day after school in JANUARY! Hot chocolate instead perhaps?
The real scene stealers of tonight's episode were two eye catching wardrobe items - Nelly Yuki's blue, over sized glasses, and Blair's white, ruffle colored blouse, which looked like a resurrection of Cate Blanchett's Queen Elizabeth! Dear Gossip Girl Stylist, Please refrain from these over the top items, as I find them distracting. Thank you, Pop.Bop.Shop Girl.
Tonight's episode also left me wondering, where are Nate and Vanessa? Let me rephrase, WHERE IS NATE? Bring back the hotness please. Stat.
My most favorite, and treasured moment of tonight's episode was Chuck's eventual surrender to his love for Blair, with the dramatic grasping of her hand, as he literally stepped of the ledge. Geesh, you had me worried there for a second! No one wants to have a Chuck pancake for breakfast.
Here's hoping next week's preview is tricking me and Blair didn't really hook up with Chuck's uncle Jack on New Years. Pretty please, we're finally making some progress!
You know you love me, XOXO.