“It’s all Serena, Serena, SERENA!!!!”
Whoa. A hissy fit by the deposed Queen B. is a scary thing to behold. It also made me realize something last night: Blair Waldorf is, quite possibly, more frightening than any of the villains on “Prison Break.” (Leighton Meester has just been on fire this season.)
And what prompted this little outburst, you ask? Why, just that Ms. van der Woodsen is seriously outshining B. as the hot new socialite on the scene. Not to mention, it was Fashion Week in New York, which means that Blair’s designer mother was paying more attention to Serena and intern Jenny (the horror!) than her own daughter.
So here’s what went down between the frenemies:
After watching Mamma Eleanor place Serena and her new pals in the front row of her show—Kirsten Dunst is SOOO 2007 (ouch!)—a jealous Blair turned to sabotage. Except she turned her wrath on Jenny, changing seating charts, firing models and swapping Eleanor’s finale dress with one of Jenny’s designs. But alas, Blair’s plans backfired. Jenny’s suggestion that Serena and the Socialites (hey, that’s a great band name!) swan down the catwalk turns out to be a great PR move, and the fashionistas (hello, Michael Kors!) love, love, love Jenny’s dress.
Blair tries to apologize to Serena in the end, but Miss Everything-Comes-Easily-To-Me has had her head turned by Poppy’s “don’t be afraid to show your inner light” speech. (Insert much eye-rolling here.) So Serena tells Blair that she’s not letting her hold her back anymore.
Jeez, Serena: Conceited much?
Clearly, Serena has forgotten that only last week, Blair tried to hatch a revenge plot because Dan had hurt Serena’s feelings. And just a few months ago, Blair got rid of the evil Georgina for her. Not to mention the myriad times that Blair has yanked her drunken ass out of a bar and covered for her. Blair’s methods might be mean sometimes, but she’s been a pretty loyal friend.
As for Blair and Jenny, B. tries to get Jenny fired—and rats her out to Rufus. Seems that little J. has been going to work at Eleanor’s instead of attending school. Blair showing up at the Humphreys’ apartment with a tub of chicken soup and fake concern was classic. (And you’d have thought Mrs. Queller would have caught on to that fake mono story a little sooner, wouldn’t you?)
The upshot of all this is that Blair and Jenny call a truce, after J. tells Blair she admires her for working so hard for all she has, while Serena floats through life. Jenny also announced that she’s not going back to school, and called Rufus a hypocrite for dropping out himself to follow his musical dreams. (To top it off, she implied that she’s more talented than he was. Snap!)
So that’s what’s up with the girls. Now, how about the boys?
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