On Gossip Girl, everyone lies, cheats and breaks promises. It’s the nature of the show and its characters. With that said, last night’s episode, “Save The Last Chance,” kicked off where the last left off – in Serena’s bedroom. Derena have rekindled their relationship (both emotionally and sexually), and now they’re prepared to take the next step. Blair puts her brilliant plan into motion, and sets out to rule the masses with her impeccable sense of style.

The Players:

Episode Title: “Save The Last Chance”

Serena and Dan realize they need to make amends with the people they’ve wronged to rebuild their lives. Blair has one last chance to prove her worth as a fashion designer to her mother. With the help of Serena, she comes up with a plan to make her line the “it” look for Sage and other high school queen bees. Chuck is close to getting the evidence he needs against his father, until one of his closest friends reveal his plan to Bart.

The Good:

  • Blair Rules the Masses: With the help of Sage, Blair manages to get all of the teens at her clothing line launch party. But the mean girls have cruel intentions and want to sabotage her. In the end up, they fall in love with Waldorf Designs, and the event is a huge success. And Blair didn’t have to scheme to get anyone to like her.
  • Rufus’ Weakness: There’s no nicer person than Rufus. He’s such stand-up guy. Even after everything Lily’s done to him, he gives her what she needs to save her family. And you know what? His kindness might be boring, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s who he is. 
  • Derena: Dan is writing a Serena chapter. It turns out, he’s not actually into her. He’s just gathering data for his next Vanity Fair article. And yes, someone is going to get hurt by the time this is all over. But this makes more sense than having him fall back in love with Serena all of a sudden. We weren’t buying that.

Best Lines:

  • “That’s hilarious. Who would’ve thought Chuck Bass turns out to be the good guy and Humphrey the villain?” –Nate
  • “If I eat another waffle, I’ll puke.” –Ivy
  • “I’m writing a Serena chapter.” –Dan

The Bad:

  • Bart Owns Nate: In order to beat Chuck, Bart uses his leverage on Nate. Now why would the almighty Bart ever have to use Nate to defeat Chuck? It’s like a whale ask a clown fish to help it catch its prey.
  • A Senseless Romance: Ivy is not actually in love with Rufus. Tada! Who’s surprised? Anyone? However, the con-artist is head-over-heels in love with Lily’s other husband, and father of her children, William Van der Woodsen. The two have been working together with Lola to destroy Lily. Frankly, we don’t understand how this alliance came to be. First of all, why would Lola want to destroy Lily? And second, when did Ivy have time to fall in love with William? It’s all a little fishy.
  • Once a Heartbreaker, Always a Heartbreaker: Once again, Chuck pushes Blair away. He tells her they can’t be together, and as always, she cries and shoos away.

Overall:

There was one major thing missing from last night’s episode, and that was Chuck yelling “I’m Chuck Bass!” while drunk on top of a roof. That’s what usually happens when he doesn’t get his way. We’re happy for Blair. She deserves to succeed. She’s always self-destructing. It’s nice to see her get it right for once. As far as Dan and Serena go, their relationship now makes a lot more sense. It’s not love. It’s all for the story.

Rating: 6.5/10

Gossip Girl airs Mondays at 9 p.m on the CW.

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