Despite the fact that his father stole $200,000 from him last week, Nate was away helping him close up his boat. Chuck was apparently with him, because even though he’s King of the Universe, Chuck is in love with Nate.
In honor of their missing comrades, all the other kids spend the night hanging out at various dive bars and night clubs. In the world of Gossip Girl, nobody cards.
Here is my breakdown of the real world chances of getting into the depicted clubs:
Serena: She’s the bomb, they’ll let her in anywhere.
Dan: No chance, he’ll be carded until he’s 30.
Blair and assorted mini-Blairs: Dressed to kill, looking good, giggling – reasonable shot.
Eric: Are you kidding me? He doesn’t even look like he is really 14. Maybe if he flashes a 100 instead of an ID.
Jenny: No chance, the way she’s dressed, the fact that she’s obviously underage – that’s a bar closing waiting to happen. Later in the episode, she reveals that she doesn’t even have an ID fake or otherwise.
Since Dan revealed this week that he rambles when he’s nervous let’s take a look at:
The Evolution of a Stereotype
The Unsurpassed Original: Say Anything’s Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) – definitely working class and proud of it, but has no ill will toward anyone – rambles brilliantly funny and lovable monologues when he is nervous – willing to devote his whole life to Diane Cort, a girl seemingly out of his class, and she’s lucky to have him.
The Geekier TV Version: The OC’s Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) – has class issues even though he’s technically of the same class – rambles cleverly when he’s nervous – willing to devote his whole life to Summer Roberts, a girl seemingly out of his class, and he proves himself worthy of her love.
The Beaten Down Stereotype: Gossip Girl’s Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgely) – has class issues – rambles in a fairly boring way when he’s nervous – willing to devote his whole life to Serena van der Woodsen, a girl totally out of his class, when he’s not busy judging her, and so far doesn’t deserve her at all.