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Gossip Girl Recap: Blair Waldorf and Her Bitches

On the Upper East Side of Gossip Girl, there are no random acts of kindness. An embrace in an elevator. A caress of a lily-white hand against orange skin. A smile from the girl who used to bully you in high school — all of these things should and are regarded with suspicion. But one of the charming vulnerabilities of the Gossip Girl gang is that even now, when they should know better, they continue to believe in their fellow human beings, to hope that they are being genuine. It was this hope Ivy carried in her heart, behind the armor of her giant necklace, when she reported to the Oak Room for her meeting with Serena in last night’s episode, only to be confronted by the entire group. Ivy deflated immediately. But then a funny thing happened. When Blair organized a team of bitches to fight against the villainous Bart Bass, Ivy became, for the first time, a part of the group, along with Sage, and even Georgina. (After all, "You can't have an evil cabal without the queen of con.") Although their attempts at gaslighting Bart had absolutely no effect on the man himself, it created a sense of solidarity that extended beyond the Secret Circle of Schemers. Even Dan did his part, by inviting Chuck onto the stage instead of his father, and Lily, cooperating laconically from her far-away mud bath, and the Captain, by showing up for Nate at last. By standing against Bart Bass, our Upper East Siders were finally standing together. By episode’s end, Georgina was thinking there was something to this unionization thing. “There’s a whole untapped niche in schemers for hire.” We smell spinoff! Now, the Second to Last Reality Index of the Show of Our Time. Read More...


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