It's the Thanksgiving Day parade and Gossip Girl is ready to dish out
some just desserts. Blake is making a run for the hills, and Dorota
calls her out on it. She's leaving because of everything that she thinks
transpired at Serena's hands. Dorota has made a special pie for Blair to
drop off at the van der Wootsen's. Blair feels that if Serena wasn't
guilty, she'd still be living with her instead of hiding at Lily's.
Rufus is setting a huge family table at Lily's behest. Eric thinks it's
about denial, and Serena. She hasn't answered any of his texts. Since
most of the texts consisted of angry emoticons, he was thinking about
going to see her at Blair's. Lily tells him no. Until Serena is ready to
own her own, she can just stay there in the outer darkness.
Dan and Vanessa are shopping for pumpkin pie to bring to dinner at the
Humphrey's. Dan re-extends Rufus' invitation to dinner. He's trying to
forget Serena. Vanessa accepts.
Nate calls his dad in prison for Thanksgiving greetings. Nate says he
will talk to his mom about going to visit his dad. He runs into the
family attorney outside the home and takes some time-sensitive papers
off his hands. Of course he immediately opens the folder and finds
Blair and Chuck share an awkward, unexpected encounter at the Humphrey's
when Blair and Dorota drop off the traditional pie. Lily is finally
alarmed when everybody realizes that nobody knows where Serena is.
Juliet drugged her, and Serena wakes from what appears to be a drug and
alcohol-induced stupor. She calls 911 for help.
Nate texts Dan about the impending divorce. Dan tells him there is
nothing he can do, but if it's any consolation, his parents have been
much happier since their marriage ended. Their talk is interrupted by
Rufus. He's at the ER, Serena's been admitted. He asks Dan to keep it
personal to family. Blair is panicking because nobody will tell them
anything, so Chuck pulls her aside.
Rufus tells Lilly that all they know is that she dialed 911 from a motel
in Queens, and that drugs were involved. Rufus says they just need to be
there for her when she wakes up. He calls Jenny to tell her, and she
heads out.Vanessa arrives at the Humphrey's and Dorota tells her to call
and ask Rufus or Dan what happened. Vanessa gets a text from Jenny
saying "We screwed up. Serena is in trouble." Dan arrives and tells
Blair this doesn't sound like Serena. Blair says Dan is a new addition
to the scene, so he doesn't know that this is exactly like the Serena
Blair used to know.
The doctor tells Rufus and Lily Serena is fine, and wonders if they want
to discuss a place for her recovery. Lily blows it off until the doctor
tells her that they found an anti-depressant mixed in with the other
drugs at the hotel. Serena could have died. Is she battling depression?
Lily says no, but Rufus says "not that we're aware of". Serena still
doesn't think it's anything worse than what they've been through before
Nate brings the divorce papers to his mom and confronts her about not
giving him a chance. He asks her to go see him, and she agrees, but not
Eric, Dan and Blair confront Lily and Rufus about what the doctor had to
say. The doctor approaches them again and says she can do an involuntary
admission based on her presenting condition. Blair is all for it, Dan is
completely against. He thinks they should talk to Serena before they do
anything. Rufus wants to leave it up to Lily. Eric notes that Serena's
911 call and current location are currently on the news. Chuck arrives
to say the paparazzi will be here in five minutes, tops. Eric wants to
take her home, but Blair says they're probably pitching tents there as
we speak. Lily tells the doctor to take her to the Ostroff Center,
Serena is feeling betrayed, and angry. Lily didn't call the cops, she
didn't even ask Serena if she's okay, she just had her committed. Lily
is afraid for her. It would be so much easier to just take her home and
pretend this never happened. When Lily takes a few steps to compose
herself, Serena asks Eric how he could let Lily do this to her? He tells
her it's because he loves her. He thinks she's in denial, and tells her
he was in denial for a long time, too.
Nate meets Dan outside the Center, and he gets brought up to speed. He
has to head out for dinner, but asks Dan to extend his greetings to
Serena. Before leaving, Nate tells Dan that this is how Serena pulls
people back in.
Jenny arrives to fill Juliet in. She denies all knowledge, and all
culpability, in what could have led to an attempted suicide. Jenny
intends to go to the Ostroff Center and tell them what she did, so
Serena will know she's not crazy. Of course Juliet talks her out of it.
When Jenny leaves, Juliet sends an incriminating photo (allegedly of
Serena) off to Gossip Girl.
Dan arrives to talk to Serena, and she accuses Lily of sending in the
big guns. Dan is the first person to ask her what happened. She doesn't
know, but wishes she did so she could explain to everybody. Dan asks her
what's the last thing she remembers, and what does she know for certain.
She tells him she was going to the party to be with him. It's the last
thing she's certain of. He tells her to get her stuff.
Vanessa calls Juliet and tells her she's going to the Ostroff Center.
Juliet says that's where Jenny is headed to spill her guts. Vanessa
thinks that may be for the best, but Juliet tells her the same thing she
told Jenny, plus one. If Vanessa spills, she will lose all of them.
They'll forgive Jenny, she's family. But they won't forgive Vanessa.
Blair finds Chuck. She just went to pick Serena up some comfort food.
She invites him to join her. She's glad they can be together, and
nothing has to change between them. Chuck looks up and sees Jenny, who
sees Rufus and Vanessa. Vanessa told him that Jenny turned everyone
against Serena, to teach her some kind of a lesson. He asks if she's
proud of herself, and what she's done. Lily comes down and tells
everybody that Serena is gone.
Nate is waiting to see his dad when his mom makes an unexpected
appearance. She's going to try - for Nate.
Dan and Serena arrive at his place to pick up some stuff so they can
head out and be fugitives. A little vacation, so she can get some space
and clear her head. She thanks him for believing in her. They open the
door and walk into Lily and Blair.
Rufus is still busy blasting Jenny for what she did to Serena. She
finally rolls over on Vanessa and Juliet but he doesn't care. He only
cares what she did. She said she never should have come back to the
city, and he agrees. She walks away. He tries to stop her, but she keeps
Serena tells them the only way she's going back is in a straitjacket.
Lily tries to set Dan straight, but he refuses to hear it. He's in
Serena's corner, with no intention of leaving. He tells her she
committed Serena so she wouldn't have to deal with her. She doesn't even
want to talk to her. Lily fears that what Serena did was a cry for help,
and she's the only one that didn't hear it.
Blair talks to Serena, but she doesn't get it, either. Their discussion
is interrupted by the Gossip Girl blast. She asks to be taken back to
Ostroff. Dan continues to stand by her side. He believes in her. Still
does, and always will. Their kiss is interrupted by Eric. Dan apologizes
to Rufus, and Rufus hugs him. He tells his dad he wants to spend some
Juliet arrives at the prison and tells Ben that Serena is dropped out of
Columbia, and is now in treatment. He's not amused, but she doesn't
care. She's getting revenge.
Blair can't shut up. She's chatting with Chuck in the back of the limo.
He takes her hand, but when she reconsiders their breakup, he takes his
hand back. She gives him a "happy Thanksgiving" kiss on the cheek before
she gets out. Juliet runs into Nate's dad at the jail, and then sees him
go to Nate's table. When the guard tells her he'll see her next week,
she says she's going away for a bit.
Jenny goes to see Juliet, but she has moved out.
Nate's mom can see that he's right about his dad.
Rufus and Lily go over the events of the day. She asks about Lily, and
he tells her he thinks Jenny had something to do with what happened to
Serena. Lily blows it off, saying Serena made her own choices. She also
blames herself for dropping the ball. Rufus notes they are polar
opposites as far as parenting goes, yet they both have daughters they
can't control. He suggests they pack up Thanksgiving dinner and head for
Ostroff. She gets a beep on her phone and tells him she has one stop to
make before she can join him there.
Blair is unamused to find Jenny in her foyer. Jenny comes completely
clean about everything that happened at the Saints and Sinners ball.
Blair says it's a tall tale from a non-too reliable source, but Jenny
counters that she has nothing to gain by saying these things. It was all
their doing, to turn everybody against Serena. Even the last blast -
that was Juliet in the picture. Not Serena. She would never hurt Serena
like that. Juliet would, and she used Jenny and Vanessa to do it.
Blair asks Jenny to go double-agent, but she refuses. She thought she
could come back and be good, but she can't. She needs to stay gone. She
tells Blair that Juliet's apartment is empty, and she's pretty sure she
left town. Good luck. As she leaves, Blair calls Chuck.
Juliet meets Lily to get her blackmail check. As long as Lily keeps it
coming every month, Serena's past will stay in the past. Juliet extends
her sympathies for Serena's situation. She's a firm believer in people
having to face up to what they've done.
The guards tell Nate that his dad's parole hearing was moved up, and
it's going to go great for him, with his wife by his side.
"Just because we can't be friends, doesn't mean that we aren't." That's
the note Blair sent along with the pie for Chuck.
Jenny sends Vanessa a text. "I told Blair everything. Good luck lying
your way out of this one." Vanessa promptly calls her mom and tells her
she's taking the last train out of town, home.
Lily hugs Serena and assures her that whatever happens from here on out,
they will handle together.
Blair shows up at Dan's and tells him everything. He loves Serena, and
that's all that matters. They can work together, bringing Juliet to justice.
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