Gossip Girl Recap: What Is It That You’re Searching For?

On the surface, the world of Gossip Girl glitters, but beneath the layers of lamé and sequins are soft, vulnerable creatures who must muddle through life’s struggles like everyone else — albeit more comfortably. On last night’s episode, Dan continued his quest for popularity, fighting against the outpouring of negative reviews of his novel on the Internet. Nate, faced with a personal and professional quandary, was forced to look within himself and ask, What would JFK Jr. do? Meanwhile, Chuck made strides toward enlightenment with the help of a Buddhist monk, only to be interrupted by Blair, who wanted to know how he’d transformed himself from angry lost soul to Zen master. Elsewhere on the Upper East Side, ChIvey fought to hold onto the peace and love she had been searching for her entire life, which was under threat from Carol and Max, who had both shown up looking for vengeance and money. All Gossip Girl characters are searchers, but Chuck Bass is correct: For them, there will be no answers, because on this show, as one problem is solved, another arises. In this way, Gossip Girl mirrors life. As for the rest of it, let us go consult our weekly Reality Index. Read More...



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