In this installment of the Gossip Girl series, everyone is awaiting their College acceptance letters, and there's plenty of scandal in the meantime!
The long and short of it is this: Aa
ron gets into Harvard early, Blair has to wait to see if she's accepted, but gets a second chance at an interview with Owen Wells - an older man who briefly plays Carey Grant to Blair's Audrey. She goes through quite a confidence crisis, has her hair cut short and even checks into rehab briefly until she realises she needs help from her best friend Serena van der Woodsen, the Queen of Comebacks.
Chuck isn't in the book much, but his new blond highlights and rumoured bisexuality cause a stir all the same.
Meanwhile, Dan is enjoying his newfound fame from being published in the New Yorker to such an extent that he cheats on Vanessa with a yellow-toothed poet called Mystery Craze. He's the worst kind of writer, IMO - so stuck in his own head and wrapped up in his own existence that he can barely function and when he does write, it's always overwrought and nowhere near as organic as he craves.
Jenny continues to be embarrassed by her boobs, and has to let her Lesbian friend Elise down gently. There's a new romance on the horizon for her with a boy named Leo, which Blair arranged if you can believe it!
Nate gets busted for buying pot in the park, and has to go rehab where he meets Georgina Spark, who is possibly the most fucked up of them all - which is quite a feat!
Serena continues to be naive where Aaron is concerned, buying him a jacket he doesn't like and then inviting him to a fashion show which he hates. He leaves during the fashion show, but she doesn't really bother to look for him and then sheds a tear when he breaks up with her during the filming of a perfume ad. I don't really get Serena, and perhaps I never will.
So I'll move onto Vanessa whose bland relationship with Dan took a turn for the worst when he cheated on her, which is not cool. The plus side is this: she gets into NYU and buys a bunch of souvenirs. She also turns down an amazing opportunity from Ken Mogul, which I'm on the fence about. I get why, but I would have deferred if I knew my place was assured.
Until next time,