The story lines are at an interesting place again and after a couple of weeks of disappointment, Gossip Girl finally kicks it in too high gear to close out the season. This episode marks the return of born-again Georgina Sparks. Also brought us the revival of the Nate/Blair/Chuck triangle. Something I definitely wasn't excited about.
So basically we're back to the same story line in season 1, just a bit altered? Blair is with Nate because it's easy, but she always finds her way back to Chuck. When a show reuses story lines like they did tonight, you know it's in trouble. The Vanessa & Dan scene was so painfully awkward, I was having trouble watching.
The con was an interesting story line though. You can't help but feel bad for Rufus though. Putting in all his money just to get scammed? I thought the Gabriel & Poppy thing was going nowhere but things finally came to a boil in the final scenes of the episode. Overall, good episode that sets the tone for episodes to come.