By Christina Pellegrini
Throwing a party to announce a secret relationship isn’t such a good idea when Gossip Girl is stalking your every movie. This “coming out” party is exactly what Blair and Dan decide to do though it just leads to secrets, lies, scandals and the usual OMFG moments.
Parties aside, the most important thing that happened last night was that we FINALLY saw Chuck’s mother after five years of waiting.
Here are the five things I learned from tonight’s episode “Salon of the Dead.”
1) Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It’s finally revealed that Diana is Chuck’s mother (who didn’t see that coming?), but this doesn’t seem to make Chuck jump for joy. After not having admitted this to himself for 21 years he feels hurt and abandoned and rightfully so.
2) Like mother, like son. Chuck has probably been intimate with about half the Upper East Side population (and who knows where else!), but it seems like Diana is the same way. Tsk Tsk for having an affair with Bart Bass when she was only a teenager and then dating Nate years later. Not only is that a total cougar move, but I’m also disgusted she would hook up with her son’s best friend. Let’s just hope Chuck doesn’t end up like either one of his parents!
3) Lily’s taste in men, slimy and slimier. William Vanderwoodsen had an affair with her sister, around the time when Serena was born (asshole). Bart Bass had an affair with a teenager when he was a married man (total scum). Rufus Humphrey paid for the hotel of the girl that tried to have them evicted from their loft and STILL THOUGHT he could use Lily’s debit card (liar and mooch). Let’s just hope all he’s doing is letting Ivy stay at that hotel, and nothing more, but with Lily’s taste in men, who knows?
4) To blast or not to blast, that is the question! Poor Lola hasn’t quite learned the art of blogging yet. Maybe the live feed between Diana and Serena wasn’t the best idea to live blog about. Oh Lola, well better luck next time…but wait, she’s leaving. I’m sure she’ll be back.
5) Trouble in paradise. Dan and Blair’s greatest dilemma is running out of ice. Their biggest fight is about books. Where is their passion? This episode makes me miss the depth and intensity of Chuck and Blair, and I swear if Dan and Blair have one more argument about books, I’m going to puke!
Until next week, xoxo, Gossip Girl.