Gossip Girl: The first day of a new queen’s reign. Nervous subjects twitter and tweet. Will she continue where the old queen left off, or strike out on her own? And what of Queen B? We hear NYU is not yet under her golden thumb. Is she biding her time or simply doing time? But the real story this morning is a queen of the silver screen just enrolled at NYU. Rumor has it she wants to keep a low profile. Sorry your majesty, not if I can help it.
Nate: She plays Guinevere. But like a hot, blood-sucking Guinevere.
Eric: Oh. That’s disturbing.
Jenny: Hi. Who are you?
Carmen (Valentina Deangelis): I’m Carmen. This is Celeste. That’s Jane. We’re here to make sure you get exactly what you want this year.
Celeste (Sarah Marable): You’re going to rule the school with an iron fist.
Jenny: Okay enough. First go wash your eyes. And second, tell everyone I need to talk to them now. Now.
Eric: So. A new era of sunlight and fairness.
Jenny: There is no more hierarchy. The steps of the Met will no longer be restricted to a certain crowd. No more Nairtinis. No more headbands. This is a new era. Let freedom reign.
Gossip Girl: Well well. Word is that change is in the air at Constance Billard. I have to wonder when Queen B finds out how Little J is treating her legacy will she let it slide?
Jenny: What is this? Did you not hear me this morning?
Carmen: Oh, you mean your cute little attempt at Perestroika?
Jane (Meg McCrossen): We’re going back to the old way. Queens, hierarchy and no Brooklyn wannabe’s.
Eric: Okay, unless I’m blind their headbands were monogrammed with BW.
Gossip Girl: Poor S. No one told her this was going to be a horror movie.
Chuck: Sure you said cram session and not the annual Waldorf sleep over?
Blair: Fine. I’m hosting the sleep over. But Jenny Humphrey is destroying everything I worked for. And those girls deserve to learn the meaning of aristocracy.
Chuck: We both know it’s not about that.
Blair: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Jenny: Congratulations. Your girlfriend’s installed a puppet regime.
Chuck: Blair’s gone Colonel Kurtz. She needs to be brought back to reality. Help me. And I’ll help you take back the crown.
Jenny: Why? They don’t want my kind of leadership. They want a tyrant who will police their behavior and chart their movement on the social ladder. Find someone else.
Chuck: I need you. You’re fooling yourself if you don’t think you were born to rule this school.
Jenny: People change, Chuck.
Chuck: Not you. Not about this. Jenny Humphrey who used to sit in Brooklyn and watch the lights across the water. Who went toe-to-toe with Blair Waldorf and actually won her respect. You can’t tell me that girl’s not still in there.
Dan: I think I just got dumped. Want to go to a movie or something?
Vanessa (Jessica Szohr): Yeah. A movie sounds great. But you’re going to have to wear a suit.
Blair: Dorota, these martinis taste like tap water. Don’t be a Scrooge with the gin.
Dorota: Ms. Blair. This not right. Mr. Chuck and I both of the opinion—
Blair: And who cares what you and Mr. Chuck think?
Gossip Girl: Spotted on the red carpet: Jenny Humphrey on the arm of the Red Baron, Chuck Bass. Guess Queen B isn’t starring in this melodrama.
Serena: I got a job with a publicist. I thought if you saw me working you would feel better about Brown.
Lily: Right, yes, because a year of parties and premieres is a worthy alternative to an Ivy League education.
Blair: Do you have any idea how much you humiliated me?
Chuck: I think you accomplished that with your little teeny bopper sleep over. NYU is hard, but Blair Waldorf does not give up.
Blair: I’m not giving up. I’ve made a strategic retreat.
Chuck: Potato, potah-to.
Blair: You don’t understand.
Chuck: I do understand. Let me help.
Blair: No, Chuck. NYU is not the Upper East Side. They don’t care about Constance or the social hierarchy. They don’t care that I’m Blair Waldorf. It’s over.
Chuck: And you’d do this to me?
Blair: What are you talking about?
Chuck: I’m Chuck Bass. And I told you I love you. You’re saying I’m easier to win over than a bunch of pseudo-intellectual homesick malcontents. You’d really insult me like this?
Blair: That’s not how it is.
Chuck: That’s exactly how it is. So next time you forget you’re Blair Waldorf, remember: I’m Chuck Bass. And I love you.
Rufus: Lil, she’s going to be okay.
Lily: This is your fault.
Rufus: That’s not fair.
Lily: Not fair? I go away to take care of my mother, and I come back and my daughter’s not going to college. I trusted you.
Rufus: Then trust me now. Don’t force her.
Gossip Girl: If you ask me, we go to the movies because we want to see fairytales. A sleeping queen woken by her true love’s kiss. A princess who puts aside her jewels to make her way in the world. Lovers torn apart being brought back together. But life isn’t a fairytale. And happy endings are few and far between. In life the young queen becomes a tyrant. And takes her subjects to war. So that’s why we need movies. To remind us that, despite it all, love can still spring in the most unlikely of places. And that sometimes, even fairytales can come true. XOXO —Gossip Girl