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Gossip, Girl, but Don’t Think Too Much

One thing I’ve learned about “Gossip Girl” is that you just have to let yourself enjoy it without thinking about it too much. Kind of like chocolate, except without the calories.

Tonight’s episode, “Easy J,” was like that.

At the end of last season, Blair banished Jenny Humphrey from Manhattan for the crime of sleeping with Chuck, who Blair still loves.

Banishment worked fine for Blair, who hates Jenny. It also worked fine for Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny but wanted time off to work on her music career. And it worked fine for fans like me, who have always disliked Jenny.

But Blair and Chuck have been fighting, so Chuck brought Jenny back to the city, knowing that it would upset Blair. Blair did some mean things, Jenny did some mean things, and Jenny left again at the end of the episode.

The other main storyline was about Serena getting involved with Colin, a gorgeous guy in her building.

After they spent the night together, it turned out that Colin was going to be her new business professor at Columbia. He’s also a billionaire, so Columbia must pay its professors a lot more than MHC. πŸ™‚

Serena wanted to break up with him, but Colin persuaded her just to put their relationship on hold until the end of the seven-week class. However, she agreed to go with him to a party where he was being named “available bachelor of the year.” She had an embarrassing moment when her mother showed up at the same party.

Meanwhile, Juliet, a Columbia student who appeared out of nowhere a few episodes ago, conspired with her brother, who is in prison, to get revenge on Serena for some unspecified offense. It’s implied that the brother is in prison because of Serena.

And at the end of the episode it’s revealed that Juliet is really working for Colin, who is masterminding the whole revenge scheme against Serena.

Uh, okay. It was frothy, silly, fun, and didn’t make much sense. The fashions were to die for, as usual, and several famous designers (such as Tim Gunn and Isaac Mizrahi) made cameo appearances at the party.

I’m not going to think too much about the storyline because it would just make my head hurt. Like how Juliet and Colin both want to get revenge on Serena but she has absolutely no clue about it. And how until last week’s episode, she had no idea who Colin was, though he hated her enough to create an elaborate plot against her. And how Blair, for all her status as a Queen B of the Upper East Side, could “banish” Jenny from Manhattan.

Yes, it’s silly, but that’s actually part of the fun. Sometimes, thinking is required. Watching “Gossip Girl” isn’t one of those times. πŸ™‚


Copyright 2010 by Rinth de Shadley.

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  1. David
    October 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    All that and going to school, too??? πŸ™‚

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