I know shows like Gossip Girl get 9's or 10's on just about every episode and anything less, no matter how accurate, receives a plethora of thumbs down votes.
This episode was acceptable to me, but the problem I have is that the show is reaching way too much this season. Vanessa would never fall into the traps of her Upper East Side stalwarts and Jenny, despite always being impressionable, would not stoop to something like this.
The Rufus and Lily scenes just get more awkward week after week. It's clear that they do not know what to do with the two of them, but having them flip-flop their feelings toward each other is not the answer.
The show has always required the viewer to suspend disbelief while watching, but now it has become almost impossible to believe the characters would behave this way.