In last night's entertaining episode of Gossip Girl, "You've Got Yale" - and this season in general - I've been noticing how in each episode, at least one major character all but disappears with no explanation.
This week, Jenny was 100% absent. 2 weeks ago, both Nate and Vanessa were entirely gone. Also this week, Nate and Vanessa had quite minimal screen time - and their storyline was pretty inconsequential to the episode at large.
If you think about it, Dan didn't have all too much going on either, besides whining on about Serena not wanting to go to the same college as him and the genesis of some sort of inappropriate student/teacher relationship. Too bad they don't live in Washington state...
And...while there has been way less Nate, Jenny and Vanessa, there has been twice as much Rufus and Lily.
So...do you like this style of individual episodes leaving out certain characters to give a greater focus on other ones? Would you rather see every character in every episode...but for slightly less time? Would you rather they toned down the Rufus/Lily grossness? Do you even feel all that much chemistry between them (sorry, but for me they are no Sandy and Kirsten Cohen...)?