Gossip Girl Recap: This Will Be the Best Thanksgiving Ever

"It's Thanksgiving again," said the omniscient Gossip Girl at the beginning of last night's episode, prompting us into a fuzzy, non-HD flashblack of all the Thanksgivings we've spent gathered around the table by the window in the van der Bass apartment. Like this one, the holidays of the past began with the same hope: that it would be "the best Thanksgiving ever," and like this one, things took an inevitable turn. There was the Thanksgiving when Blair barfed up her father's pie, the one where Lily commited Serena to rehab, and the one where Serena simpered over her terrible, scruffy-chinned boyfriend Aaron Rose. Thanksgiving on Gossip Girl is always a disaster, but on Gossip Girl, as in life, they keep trying, because what else can they do? So Serena shrugs and, as Blair expects, invites her horrible ex-boyfriend and his bratty teenage daughter to dinner. How bad can it be? Bad. Their presence causes immediate tension between her and Dan, but the real unwelcome guest isn't Sage and Steven, but the latest chapter of Dan's book, which posts on VanityFair.com in between courses. Read More...



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