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'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair Ruins Dan's Big Night, Plus 4 More 'OMG' Moments

Mon, April 23, 2012 10:03pm EDT by 26 Comments

Blair completely embarrasses herself, Carol’s finally put in her place, Serena deals with daddy issues and Nate helps Chuck with the Diana madness.

Even though Blair embarrassed herself, everything happens for a reason right? Today’s dairsaster will turn into a sweet chairytale. I’m sure of it.

Poor Blair! The Queen B was dubbed “low brow” in New York Magazine’s “The Approval Matrix” for having a more disastrous marriage than Kim Kardashian, while Dan received a “high brow” title for his second book. This understandably almost gave Blair (Leighton Meester) a heart attack. Naturally, Blair came up with a plan to make herself look “high brow” to the press once again.

Blair decided that donating money to the literary organization that was recognizing Dan and inducting him in the New York Public Library’s hall of something was the perfect solution. Sounds good on paper and would have been fine if she did it in a more tasteful way. Secretly she was hoping when word got out about her donation, the press would be more focused on her kind gesture instead of Dan’s recognition. This was not the case, and when Blair realized her plan was falling apart, she tried a different one which included self-humiliation and interrupting Dan’s speech and making it her own for no reason.

Blair, you definitely crossed the line with that one. And it’s not because you ruined Dan’s speech, but it’s because you  looked like a desperate fool. But hopefully after watching a preview for next week’s episode, her epic fail will bring her back to her one and only Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).

And here are my ‘OMG’ moments:

#1 Dair break up and make up

After Blair’s disastrous attempt to be dubbed “high-brow,” Dan was upset and left her at the party. Later on though Blair visited him at his Brooklyn apartment to ask for forgiveness. Dan gave her a sweet pep talk and all good was good in the dairborhood. But it doesn’t look like that will be the case for much longer…

#2 Lily and Rufus split
Dan and Blair weren’t the only ones on the rocks tonight. Rufus (Matthew Settle) left Lily (Kelly Rutherford) indefinitely because her lies involving Chivy and Lola.

#3 Carol Goes To Jail
Finally! An end to the evil sister’s madness. As we learned a few episodes back, Serena’s dad Keith (Billy Baldwin) is actually Lola’s dad. Keith had an affair with Lily’s sister Carol which is why she hired Chivy (Kaylee Defer) to pretend to be Lola. However, Serena and Lily didn’t know about this, so when Serena found out and told her mom — Lily turned Carol in for all of her wrong-doings.

#4 Diana Payne Is Not Chuck’s Dad
All this time Chuck (Ed Westwick) was searching for his mom — he should have been searching for his dad! Apparently, Jack Bass is not his uncle, but his FATHER! To be continued…

Which leads us to next week’s amazing episode where Chuck and Blair team up together to find out the truth about Diana Payne. I can’t wait!

What did you think about tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Weigh in below!

— Nicole Karlis

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