I have to say this season of GG so far is not so hot. OK, 2 episodes in that's a brave thing to say but the first few episodes are supposed to show the direction of the season, right? Well, I'm not really liking it.
In season 1 I loved the presence of hostility between certain characters. Like, Blair and Serena, Blair and... Blair and... Blair and.... erm, you get the idea.
I also loved the developing relationship of Serena and Dan, Dan and Serena, and Dan, and.....
Also loved the somewhat cliche but still very entertaining "poor girl trying to fit into the rich world" storyline (little J). And, in general, the whole show just seemed very diverse. In season 2, we don't really have those elements. It's almost all about relationships now. Romantic ones.
Without Chuck, this episode would've been in the low 5's for me, but he saved the episode with his evil little plan to get back with Blair.
He's just the most entertaining character, along with Blair - hands down.
The not so hot part: well, where do I start? I don't rally like Nate and his MILF love, it just feels forced. Dan and Serena.. urgh. I liked them in season 1 but after breaking up, I hoped they wouldn't get back together so soon. I feel a little cheated; why break up if 2 episodes later they are together all fine and dandy?
Besides, I'm not feeling the chemistry anymore; I wonder why. Dan isn't all that cool this season, so far.
As for Jenny, well, ok. Nothing. And that's about it really. An episode that focused on Blair & the "Lord" and Serena & Dan just a little too much. Chuck, the dialog and Kristen Bell's commentary on the other hand saved the day. 7/10