GOSSIP GIRL "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan" Season 5 Episode 4 – Thanks to the fastest publishing turnover rate ever, only a week or so after Dan decided to acknowledge his book as his own work, it’s time to release it to the public, but as we learn in "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan," this week’s Gossip Girl, he probably should have just kept it anonymous.
Rather than have his closest friends and family find out that he fictionalized their lives at the same timeas the general public, Dan summons everyone to Casa de van der Woodsen for the big reveal. Much to his relief, his father and Serena take the news in stride. Blair decides that in the interest of friendship, she just won’t read it. Nate’s only concern upon finding out that the character based on him is gay is whether or not he still has game. And Chuck finds the whole thing mildly amusing.
But the calm before the storm quickly passes as everyone starts actually reading the book. Serena’s job is threatened when a major movie deal goes south after she’s connected to the selfish, party girlcharacter in the book. I found this really hard to swallow. I don’t know much about Daniel Day Lewis, but if he expects every minor PA who works on his movies to have the background of a nun, then he really shouldn’t be working in Hollywood. Still, Serena is understandably pissed, but more than that, she’s hurt that Dan, once her champion, has passed literary judgement on her past. And that I find much more believable. Read More...