REFLECTIONS OF SEASON 1
You know how, one day, you’re a big grown-up gal, and then the next day you go back home to visit your parents and fall right into those pre-teen rhythms? That’s what happened in Gossip Girl's Season 5 finale.
AT LEAST NEXT WEEK’S FINALE LOOKS KILLER
"The Fugitives" was like a very boring dream in which several utterly implausible things happened, but none of them were particularly interesting.
This week’s episode of Gossip Girl took its cues right out of the Scooby-Doo mystery playbook. And it was unbelievable!
WHO THE HELL IS DIANA PAYNE?
"Despicable B" was all about Daddy Issues: Daddy Doesn't Love Me, Daddy Is My Uncle, Daddy Is a Baldwin Who Is Also My Uncle...no wonder these kids are so screwed up.
TWO GOOD EPISODES IN A ROW!
"Salon of the Dead" was so good I would schlep all the way to Brooklyn to hang out with it, uninvited. Little miracles we’ve come never to expect from Gossip Girl were happening all over the place.
AN "EVERYDAY GIRL" IS JUST "A GIRL"
"It Girl, Interrupted" was a hundredfold improvement over the sluggish episodes we’ve been choking down all season like so many mammoth uneaten Upper East Side breakfast spreads.
AND THEY'RE BACK!
Serena has finally received the hallowed Laptop Full of Secrets, but it’ll take Serena a while to sort through all the spam... so in the meantime, let’s check in with some more interesting characters. (All the brunettes!)
Typhoid Mary must have hooked up with everyone over Spring Break, because, this week, the Upper East Side was collectively suffering from a bad case of Irish Fever.
IT'S A HARD-KNOCK LIFE
"Cross Rhodes" was dedicated to documenting the trials and tribulations of the ladies of the house of Rhodes.
RUFUS AIN'T RIGHT
In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's Gossip Girl spotlighted two examples of the kind of men yer mama warned you about: the co-dependent, no-job layabout and the delusional, conniving stalker.
"The Backup Dan" picked up where the least lavish royal wedding in history left off.
Gossip Girl's extras will forever distract me from the drama at hand.