Before diving into the many missteps, let's acknowledge some winning moments:
1) Serena's peach dress at the polo match. Perfection. Somehow more beautiful atop a horse. Go figure.
2) Blair's pink hat/sea foam green dress combo for the polo match. Perfectly preppy, perfectly Blair.
First, what is going on with Dan, Vanessa and Nate's hair? Dan's hair is wavy, Vanessa has some kind of dread lock thing going on, and Nate is over using his comb and hair gel. No, no, no.
Secondly, it is creepy that Scott is kissing Vanessa and complimenting Rufus' long defunct rock band only to eventually reveal his true intentions (in an explosive way, no doubt).
Where the hell is Lily? Really, she is going to leave Rufus to run the whole blended family alone? Unlikely.
And why must Chuck and Blair already be having problems? Did we not go through enough in the first two seasons to warrant at least one episode of relationship bliss? More grand gestures, less games please.
At least we have next week to look forward to when the kiddies head off to college for roommate drama. There's nothing like it.