I figured I needed a one week break from Gossip Girl, because surprisingly I found 'The Treasure of Serena Madre' to be big refresher.
I really didn't expect much out of this one, so anything that made sense to watch would have easily been thumbs up in my book. Even though I might not like the approach they are going with the show, it's good to have an episode that flowed............. Jenny and Eric
I was set on disliking the war between them and disputed the writers' approach to Jenny's amateur mean girl attitude. When the 表示する opened with Jenny and Eric apparently on good terms, I figured they let bygones be bygones and I wasn't expecting much, but I liked the suspense they created with Eric and his hate for Jenny. Eric wants things back the way they were and Jenny has ロスト sight of the person she once was. It also looked like we would be seeing もっと見る of Kira, the girl Eric teamed up with in 'They Shoot Humphrey's, Don't They'. I am certainly interested in the strike they have for Jenny. Dan, Vanessa and her Mother
I like Vanessa's mother and I understood the dispute between them. I knew they were going to lay down the Dan and Vanessa card, but I was happy that they didn't play it. I may have wanted them together in Season one, but now not so much. It was fun for Vanessa's mom to point out Dan being 'in love'. I remember Vanessa's surprise visit to Dan's window in Season One, but she couldn't really expect that Dan would have held a torch for long even if he proclaimed to 愛 her. Their friendship didn't really suffer then, または maybe it was an underline fact. I found Dan's 'face' according to Vanessa, amusing, and Vanessa's innocence towards 'the face' was just too cute. Tripp, Serena and Maureen
Serena takes up an entire chapter of her own, on how gullible a person she could be. It was laughable enough when Tripp believed a simple incident could mean the end of his marriage, as opposed to admitting to finding any excuse to sleep with Serena, but watching Serena dig her own pit of lies and the naivety that went with it was embarrassing. Tripp looked like an eighteen 年 old dressed up as someone older and I questioned his ability to run as congressman, let alone have a wife and lead an affair. 与えられた the responsibility Maureen had as a wife, she should know better than to ruin her husband's career in front of his face and believe that things would work out. Her deceptive skills were just as amateur. I did feel sorry for her though, especially when Tripp left her for good and asked Serena to 登録する him. I didn't care whether または not he was willing to sink his life in, if he did care about Serena, he would have left well enough alone. At least it looked as though Maureen could use whatever was in that letter, as Blackmail. Rufus, Lily, Cece and Serena
What a silly place to keep a letter if あなた are trying to hide it, especially if someone else knows the combination to the hiding place. Whatever Lily is hiding, it has something to do with Serena's father and it also measures up to all the shenanigans Serena committed in her lifetime. It must really be horrible, since Lily can't judge Serena ever again. What could be もっと見る obscene than running away with a married-almost divorced man? What happened with Lily's secret trip over the summer? Affairs seem to be 人気 on Gossip Girl's radar; I hope Lily didn't have one.
It was nice to have Cece be a part of Thanksgiving, but she was oddly over nice when compared to the deceitful character I knew her to be in Season One. Ah I am over it, but I really loved to hate her then and I appreciate the suspense we are getting. Blair, Eleanor and Dorota
This 三角形 was very entertaining, but the promos placed too much emphasis on the surprise pregnancy. I guess that's the advertisement ploy to through あなた off guard, so anything else was open to creativity. I almost forgot Dorota's 愛 affair with Vanya, he was pretty excited to be a father. How is that going to work out though? Everything Else
Blair and Chuck barely had any couple worthwhile moments and originally I shared Blair's resentment towards Serena's lapse in marital judgment. Blair actually showed a sense of maturity this time; she shines better when she's not plotting to take over a kingdom that doesn't exist. I on the other hand, did not support her choice to give Serena the 'go ahead' to run off with Tripp, who was still married. It would have been もっと見る Blair if she added a 'make sure he shows あなた the divorce papers' liner.
Nate and Dan are really cool buddies; it's funny how close they are. Dan is like the buddy that gives あなた a pat on the back when all fails and Chuck is the one to drown it all down with hard liquor. It's good to know Nate has options and even though he's not the most stable character in the cast, Nate manages to pull off an average okay in his scenes. Extra
If Lily really wanted to keep her secret safe, she would have burnt that letter.
Did Vanessa really not notice Dan's 'faces', she probably didn't have someone really 愛 her before.
Thumbs up to Vanessa's mom and that ハート, 心 to ハート, 心 speech with Dan about Vanessa.
Eric looks really mean when he's playing the 'bad boy'.
I am almost certain the writers took the approach of giving ファン back to back hilarity of episodes to convince us of decline in worthy plots, only to have this one pulled out of all the dust. I appreciate this approach and if they continue along this stretch, I would definitely not be disappointed-too much. I have already accepted the approach they are taking, it doesn't mean I like it very much either.
Here's for improvement! Lexa link
Three Stars Grade C+