I thought “School Lies” was one of the best episodes of the season. Why? Well, for one, the show’s just getting better and better. But also because this episode was both a lot of fun to watch and really emotional.
And because Chuck is back. I seriously missed his evil grin. Am I the only one who thinks he and Blair make a perfect couple? The ice queen and the devil. I love it.
In case you missed it, the episode was about a party– and the consequences of that party. When Serena, Blair, and all their high-society buddies break into the school pool building to throw a drunken party, one kid gets hurt, and they all get caught. But who’s the one who broke in? The new headmistress at the school is going to find out, come hell or high water.
While I liked the headmistress character, I did wish she were a little … well, nastier. I really like the idea of Constance school being ruled by an evil-but-iron fist. But that’s probably because I love the idea of Blair “the grande bitch” going up against her. I think I enjoy Blair’s withering sarcasm and icy glance more than is healthy.
So Blair, Serena, Chuck, and the others make a pact not to tell the headmistress, but as we all know, these pacts rarely last. And Dan is the first one to start having doubts. He’s poor, they’re rich… Dan is thinking he’s going to get the short end of the stick. And he’s probably right.
But like Wonder Woman, Serena swoops in and admits that she was the one with a stolen key to the school, saving Dan from the jaws of the headmistress monster. It seems like Serena gets nicer every week. Prettier and perfect-er and sweeter. I hate her for it. But she’s crazy about Dan, and willing to put her future on the line to protect him. A hard choice, but the right one. Good for Serena.
Serena wasn’t the only one making hard choices this episode. Lily almost turns down Chuck’s rather icky father, Bart (what does she see in this creep? Just money?), to be with Rufus instead. But when Serena finds out, she asks her mom not to. She doesn’t want to be Dan’s step sister. “It feels like forever,” she says, talking about Dan’s and her relationship.
I was pretty surprised that Lily did what Serena wanted. Miss Rich Lily can be nasty and sarcastic, but I guess she really does love her kids. She gives up on Rufus (for now) and ends up with Bart.
But… I’m thinking with Chuck whispering about bathing together in Serena’s ear, Serena will soon have a change of heart about who she wants to be her step brother.
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