I think he's the owner.
I spy my king.
hi. how have you been?
hey, my first flo stopped a gold diggin' woman
money cash flow all big-faced hundreds
stuntin' on the pole, got them d-boys runnin'
shorty got both broke, can't see what's coming
on my elevator, get it up
oh, god. not that song.
nelly yuki, what's wrong? it's like it's happening all over again.
that song just reminds me of my boyfriend...
my ex-boyfriend, I should say.
oh, no. did he dump you? that's horrible.
w- w-what was his name? brad? bill?
there's nothing like the fresh, sharp pain of a breakup.
believe me, I've had my fair share of heartache,
but this is about you.
tonight you're gonna come over to my house,
and just cry till you get it all out of your system. I can't. I have to be focused tomorrow.
you can't focus when something's on your mind,
now can you? come, come, come. tell me all about it.
I guess I'll just take the check, please. okay.
hey, hold that, will ya?
daylight savings moved to march. maybe no one told you. I know I'm late.
yeah, thanks, cora.
you two know each other? I've been here before.
are you telling me you come all the way to brookn
for greek food? well, when I'm in brooklyn, I like to come here, yes.
'cause you're in brooklyn all the time.
well, my-my father's in rehab a couple blocks away,
and, uh, which, by the way, is why I'm late. I was...
visiting hours... I'm sorry. I didn't mean to-
no. I mean, it's not like it's some big secret.
it was on the front page of every newspaper in the city.
I guess it was, yeah.
sometimes after I'm done seeing him,
I'm not ready to go back and see my mom just yet,
so I come here and I sit and just, uh...
think about how hard it is
to know whose side you're supposed to be on,
mom versus dad, kid in the middle?
confession... I read one of your practice essays.
you left it in a book that you gave dan,
and that's why I called you- to apologize.
because... I judged the cover,
but now that I've read the book,
I figured you were owed some apologetic souvlaki,
at the very least.
hey, georgie. it was good to see you last night.
when did you say you were going back to belgium?
uh, switzerland, actually,
and I'm supposed to leave tomorrow,
but I'm not going until I get a chance
to make it up to you first. oh, nothing to make up. I had fun.
no, you didn't. I mean, until after you left,
I don't think I really heard what you were saying.
I- I didn't get it. you've really changed.
yeah, I have.
I don't mean to sound corny,
but... it's a real inspiration to me.
I mean, look, I've always thought
that I am who I'm going to be for the rest of my life,
and even those times when I maybe don't like myself,
well... you can't decide to be somebody else.
no, you can. yeah, listen, let's have dinner.
I- I mean, I want to hear about your life,
and if you can change, maybe there's hope for me, too.
no, I-I have to study. I have s.a.t.s in the morning.
it'll just be an hour. we can time it. I promise.
the hardest drug on the table will be... perrier.
spotted- serena van der woodsen
being given a real life multiple choice question-
"a"- go home and study,
"b"- get a good night's sleep,
"c"- call your boyfriend
none of the above.
hope that wasn't the wrong answer, s.
this test doesn't grade on a curve.
card) all right, "capacious"-
looks like "spacious. " what does it mean? roomy.
that looks like "capacious. "
oh. I can't concentrate.
sound of your own voice distracting you?
no. it's, uh, serena, actually.
we had an argument.
look it. trig identities are memorized,
my latin is resurrected, and my lit paper's finished.
huh. seeing as you've returned the valentino,
and you've logged ten hours of volunteer work
with betty at the shop...
I'm not grounded anymore? I have something for you.
oh! it's not exactly the same as the one you pawned,
thank you, dad!
you know, jen, no one's happier than me to see this.
do you know how much it costs to get a zipper repaired?
yeah, I figured since you'd be spending so much time at home... wait. what?
so I guess you're still grounded. dan.
dad, wait. I met this really nice guy,
and I'm supposed to meet him in the park for lunch tomorrow. well, grounded or not grounded,
you're not old enough to date. it's not a date. he's just a friend.
who is this guy? you don't know him. he goes to unity.
wait, upper east side unity? technically, that's upper west side, dad.
how are you helping? I thought you wanted to take a break from that whole crowd.
what "whole crowd"? the one that made you feel like compromising your character
was a prerequisite to hanging out with them. so it's okay for dan to date someone rich, though?
well, it's not without its complications. believe me.
I thought you said it wasn't a date.
it was nice there for a minute. it was.
I'm just sipping a gingko biloba blended
and wondering how your stomach migraine is.
call me so I don't worry.
how you doing, nelly yuki?
my upper trapezius seems to hold a lot of sadness.
something tells me you'll be feeling better very soon...
no. I think I should just go home and study.
uh, mr. jansen is here to see miss yuki.
do I have cushion face?
hi, nelly. blair said it was all right if I came.
for a siberian ginseng pedi?
I really feel bad about how things ended, nell.
so do i.
can we talk about it? in private? okay.
thank you, b.
lucky for us,
mental acuity and common sense rarely come in the same package.
oxygen facials, anyone?
next time your sister's band is in town,
I want front row seats.
you don't strike me as a lesbian punk fan.
you know, I am almost offended by how much
you underestimate me, ms. abrams.
you like punk? oh, I didn't hear you s - you said "punk"?
'cause you had me at "lesbian. "
oh, right. didn't see that one coming.
hey, tell me something. yes?
why do you do s.a.t. practice tests
if you're not planning on taking the exam?
to help dan study.
I'm a filmmaker. best education for me is making films.
I can't never met anyone
who thought college was optional.
my parents are artists. my sister's a musician.
just like going to an ivy is your family's way,
not going to college is mine.
think your parents want to adopt a 17 year old?
I guess this is good night, then?
I don't live here, you know.
no, I know.
I'm just grabbing my laptop.
do you want to come inside?
god. it does feel like that doorstep moment.
and what moment would that be?
yeah. that's the moment.
can I get you two a cocktail?
oh. I'm fine with my diet coke. thank you.
um, yeah, me, too. thanks.
so... tell me about dan.
I did. oh, come on.
his last name and his zip code? scintillating details.
come on. he's part of serena second edition.
so tell me
I- I like the way I feel when he looks at me.
like I wanna believe in myself.
I- I know.
you think it's a clich?
uh, no. no, sweetie. I- I-I think it's...
look... I know I may not be
your most trusted friend right now,
but I think I know the old you pretty well.
yeah, better than, um, anyone, actually.
well, from where I sit, it would take...
a lot to bring that person back.
um... I'm gonna call him, actually.
he's pretty nervous about tomorrow,
so I wanna wish him luck. so I'll be back.
it's time to let it explode
I'm starting, ooh
that was quick. yeah, he didn't pick up.
oh, you can try him again later. yeah.
okay, I'd like to propose a toast. okay.
to the new you.
to the new me.
ooh. you don't look so good.
you okay, s.?
no, I'm not okay.
wait, how did we get here? what are we doing here?
oh, my god. I'm supposed to be at hunter college.
if memory serves, and it usually does,
they don't let you in if you're late. oh, my god.
I'm thinking eggs.
do you want... florentine or benedict?
wait. I was drinking soda, georgie.
yeah, until you switched to patrh.
look, don't worry. I called lily and covered your ass.
so... you're welcome.
no, you-you knew I had s.a.t.s this morning.
which is why I brought you here
instead of letting you go home with one of your many suitors.
you know the guy with the ironic mustache?
you two took over the deejay booth. wait, a mustache? what are you talking about?
I guess you haven't changed as much as you thought.
chuck? chuck, hey. I'm in trouble.
look, I think I can still make it,