This week on Gossip Girl two love triangles dominated the evening. First, we have Gabriel, the mysterious, preppy entrepreneur who bounces between Serena and socialite Poppy. I must say, the man is a great liar. You never see him sweat.
Then we have the predictable triangle of Blair, Nate and Chuck. This is a sad one. I love Nate, and he's been through so much with his father, that I just want him to be happy. Right now, he finds happiness with Blair. But, I have been rooting for Blair and Chuck for so long now, its almost instinctual to want to see them together.
In a sad attempt to ensure he can keep his eyes on Blair, Nate rents an apartment in Murray Hill, half way between Columbia and NYU. A grand gesture, but one Blair sees right through. Kudos to the GG writers for a very funny exchange in which Nate tries to teach Blair to take the subway. In the words of the great Alicia Silverstone "As if!"
There was one panic moment this episode, when Rufus throws a big chunk of money at Gabriel, to invest in his start up company. Gabriel seems to have no problem stealing from Lily and her wealthy condo association friends, but he seems to have some remorse about screwing over Rufus. Here's hoping Gabriel just rips up Rufus' check.
There was also an odd moment in this week's episode where Dan and Vanessa are drunk, lying on the floor of the loft, talking about Dan not getting to go to Yale. Didn't it seem like Vanessa would roll over any minute and start making out with him? Weird vibe.
And we cannot forget the return of Georgina! Originally just a ploy to confirm Gabriel didn't really meet Serena in the manner he suggested, Blair and Chuck's visit to see the former bad girl results in her returning to the city with Chuck. This can only mean more drama!
My most favorite moment in the entire episode was Chuck sporting a purple, popped collar while playing basketball with Nate! Who else could pull that off?