Gossip Girl Recap: I’d Hoped You’d Outgrown Such Behavior

In some ways, it’s like we’ve gone back in time. Serena van der Woodsen, breasts akimbo, is seducing her best friend’s boyfriend on a bar at Grand Central Station and doing drugs on Metro North. Chuck Bass is wearing purple on purple and deploying his signature line, "I’m Chuck Bass," in order to assert his identity in response to his overbearing, overly tanned father. And in an overdecorated apartment uptown, Blair and her mother gaze at their reflections in a mirror. But this time, instead of commenting on the ephemeral nature of youth, Eleanor Waldorf says something else to her daughter: "I cannot believe how much more grown up you are than I was at your age," she says. "Maybe it’s the divorce, and all the other mistakes you’ve made." It is then we snap back to the present day. Five years have passed since the premiere of Gossip Girl, and yet, as our sage narrator observes: Plus ca change c'est la meme chose. Our characters have cheated, lied, and fucked themselves full circle.  Read More...



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