Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 20

Remains of the J

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2009 on The CW

Episode Recap

The scene opens on a New York morning, where Serena is on the phone with Blair. Blair is lying about where she currently is, saying she's at home with Dorota. In actuality, she's out on the street walking somewhere.

In Brooklyn, Dan basks in his own ego when he receives his first "fan letter" and entry package to Yale. The Humphreys joke about how Jenny's bad life choices should have led her to death before turning 16, which happens tomorrow. They head over to the van der Woodsens' for breakfast before school. Vanessa pops in her head, worrisome that Nate hasn't called her in a week and apologizes for getting angry at him last week. Then, she receives an email from Nate asking her to drop by in thirty minutes.

The Humphreys arrive the VDWs' place. Lily looks pregnant, but may just have an eating problem. The family discusses the plans for Jenny's birthday. Lily and S pitch their idea: a lovely party with a caterer and a DJ. Jenny says she'd rather have a quiet night with chili, board games, the family, and the two nerds from Chemistry The VDWs offer to cancel the party if she really wants them to. Rufus peruses the paperwork and sees his Yale Financial Aid application has been denied.

At school, S is befuddled as to why Jenny would not want a big party, and Eric theorizes that maybe she's thinks no one will show up. The Plastics rudely thank Serena for canceling the party and no longer have to pretend to feel guilty for going to Penelope's instead. Refusing not to lose to Penelope, Serena decides to call the big guns, Poppy.

Vanessa walks to Nate's house and sees B and Nate hugging goodbye. Chuck drives up to her in his limo and says "this" has been going on all week. He's the one who emailed her from Nate's email account and that she should call him when she's ready to do something.