because he loves you.
no good parent likes to see his child go without.
I had the idea. I did the work.
he tells me I can't be committed,
and he's the one screwing 25 year olds...
when he's supposedly committed to you.
we're newly committed, as recent as last week.
I wonder why he was pawing some asian chick
in his limo yesterday.
how could I be surprised, really?
I'm on my way.
uh, I'm late for my blowout at arden's.
the drugs were dad's.
I mean, I guess he thought it'd be easier on everyone
If I took the hit, but they were his.
I don't understand.
no, he promised me he'd flush the coke,
then I caught him buying more.
the lengths that you will go to to get out of trouble, nate.
mom, he has a problem. I need your help, please.
you look down at the floor
every time someone tries to tell you the truth.
just look at me.
I saw dad buying drugs yesterday.
he's been under a lot of pressure,
and if you hadn't been so difficult lately...
your latest rebellions have been very hard on your father, nate.
all this business with dartmouth,
your issues with blair.
mom, dad needs your help.
not another word of this.
we have a celebratory dinner to get to.
please wear a tie.
you curl your fingers into a fist,
and with simple thrust of force,
you knock on the door.
hey, I didn't use the fire escape.
and what are you doing watching porn?
It's not porn. It's art cinema.
oh, from what I saw earlier, you don't need to be doing research.
I can't talk about this with you.
I'm curious, though, about the change in your attitude,
because may I remind you,
that in your pale, romantic, tortured days,
you'd wax on, and I quote, that,
"sex is meaningful, like art, and you don't rush art. "
that was in, uh, 2005.
I was more idealistic then. I was much younger,
and there wasn't an actual girl who wanted to have sex with me.
going to lose your virginity.
ooh, can you...
my friend dan.
please not turn my sex life into a country song?
It's okay. I'm sure serena knows what to do,
what with her vast experiences
with boarding school professors,
best friends' boyfriends...
that's enough now. you can go. please.
but if it were me with you...
I'd want you to hide cedric,
maybe get some candles
and replace the football sheets.
but... take it or leave it.
thanks for helping me out with the bracelet.
I didnnow lasp could cost that much.
oh, it was my pleasure. oh, wait. no, it wasn't.
game recognizes game, little j.,
but you have to show more respect.
this is the last time I've helped you.
next time you cross me, I won't be as forgiving.
don't worry. there won't be a next time.
good, 'cause I wanna tell you something,
something nobody knows, not even serena.
you can keep a secret, right? of course.
nate is planning on giving me his family diamond.
It's the most incredible ring you've ever seen.
uh, ring as in engagement ring?
I remember the first time I ever saw him.
maybe we were just little kids,
but I knew- he's the one I wanna marry.
now it seems like he feels the same way, too.
why are you not happy for me?
It's-It's just been a really weird week.
um, there's this stuff with my parents
and my family, so maybe I should just go.
no, maybe you should look at me in the eye
and tell me what you're hiding. are you jealous? of you and nate?
do you like him? what? no.
do you think because you talked to him once in the hall
that you might have a shot? blair, It's nothing like that.
then tell me, what is it like? I don't want to hurt you.
how could you hurt me?
yesterday wasn't the first time I talked to nate.
at the ball, he told me he wasn't over serena.
why would he tell you that?
'cause I was wearing her mask,
and he thought I was her.
he kissed me.
blair, I-I didn't want you to find out.
you're dismissed, jenny... for good.
you look beautiful tonight.
anything on your mind?
Is there anything you wanna say?
the leg wrap- that's interesting.
sexy, right? and it increases stability.
mm-hmm. sure. yeah, I can see that.
the hair grab- does that really work?
oh, yeah. every time.
okay, so leg wrap
to hair grab.
do... hold on a second.
do-do I have to keep my shirt open and billowing like that?
well, it never hurts.
"sensuous massage. " something we should talk about?
oh, uh, no.
you know, I have a lot of- a lot of tension, stress
In between my, um, shoulder blades.
I'm headed to the gallery
to, uh, test run a 24-hour projection installation.
vanessa and jenny are over there. do you want to come?
um, 24 hours is a very long time to be working straight.
so I think I might just chill here.
on a saturday night?
with your new girlfriend?
dad, we've had the talk already.
do you need a refresher?
etched in my brain. thanks.
well, just be safe.
don't do anything you're not ready to do-or she's not.
oh, and, uh, lose the football sheets...
well, you look pretty good for a dead messenger.
I thought I was doing the right thing.
you did. now blair knows the truth,
and she and nate can talk about it.
Is what every good relationship is based on,
at least, that's what I hear. I just-I think how I'd feel, you know,
If I loved someone, and they betrayed me.
how would you ever get things back to the way they were?
wait, are we still talking about blair and nate here? yeah, of course. what else can we be talking about?
I don't know. your parents?
look, maybe you don't go back, maybe you go forward.
get two people in a room willing to be balls-out honest?
It might get ugly, but eventually,
the dust has to settle, and then you can see if there's hope.
we've celebrated the partnership,
but I don't think we've given eleanor her just due.
this lady is fantastic.
oh, well, uh, thank you, howard.
have you tried the humboldt fog? It's quite good.
eleanor's right. enough business talk. right.
let's focus on our families' other joint venture-
the union of our children.
I have to say, every time I look at anne's finger
and see blair's future engagement ring... yes.
I can hardly contain my joy. blair, why don't you try it on? no, thank you. It's all right.
yes, I would like to see it. anne, give it to blair.
dad, she doesn't want to try on the ring. howie, why don't we just let it alone?
just give it to the girl, anne.
eleanor, do we have another bottle?
If there was ever an occasion for the toast, this is it.
they're gonna make such a beautiful couple.
now come on. slide that thing on.
that's what I'm talking about, huh? oh, it's very pretty.
It looks magnificent to me. everybody, yeah? yeah? thank you.
It's perfect on her. oh, now how about that toast? come on. everybody, bottoms up.
dad, why don't we go smoke the cigars we got, huh? mm, mm. good idea.
excuse us. certainly.
this seat taken? father.
wow. the light of day doesn't do this place any justice.
I told him he had to check it out
when the joint was in full swing. chuck, this is pauletta cho.
chuck bass. pleasure. all mine.
pauletta interviewed me for that recent piece in "the observer, "
roped me into a lunch yesterday to pitch me on the idea
of helping her with a career change. what can I say? I'm tired of reporting on titans.
I wanna be one myself. right. well, uh, who better to help than my father?
as a test, I gave her your proposal
that I was given to take a look at.
the math was fine, but what interested me
was the wish fulfillment quality to the report.
so perhaps, some, uh, old-school thinking
and fatherly bias clouded my judgment.
what do you say?
I love the idea of being a patron of burgeoning talent.
shall we take a full tour?
yeah. you know, I've been trying to get ahold of lily,
but, uh, I don't seem able to.
there's something I have to tell you.