I stopped watching the show for a little while before picking up again this season so maybe I am missing something, but why is Charlie such a big part of things? Her scenes were really the worst part of the episode (breath a sigh of relief, Nate, you're off the hook this week.)
I did like the Blair and Dan scenes, and as always the exchanges between Blair and her "loyal" help are great. The show can still be snappy and witty in that regard. I just feel like the show has no direction this season, and that is not a good feeling to have.