We just didn’t know that what would go would be Serena’s clothes along with Dan’s good-guy credibility! (Yeah, it’s that kind of party.)
Read on for our final (*sob*) Season 5 promo analysis for Episode 24: “The Return of the Ring”:
Scene 1: Serena accuses Blair of still being in love with Chuck Well you don’t have to be a rocket scientist... Blair’s always said she’ll still love Chuck — but is that gaze exchanged by the two former lovers a sign of which way B’s heart is swaying? And why won’t Blair “admit it” — as Serena points out? Is it because she thinks (knows?) Chuck’s no good for her and Dan is the best man to build a “forever” with?
Scene 2: THE RETURN OF THE RING! Chuck.holds.ring. Yes, that Harry Winston diamond he had intended to give Blair a couple seasons ago... before he deflowered Jenny Humphrey. Ugh. Anyway, it might be a different ring at this point BUT... the fact is that it’s a ring. The QUESTION is... will Chuck follow through with a proposal this time! Or will he push Blair to stay with Dan because it’s for her own good the same way he did with Prince Louis (WHICH, by the way, we HATED!).
Scene 3: Another person questions Blair’s feelings... And this time, understandably, it’s Dan. Blair gives him super blank face which makes us feel like she really is hiding some deeeep feelings for Chuck. No more brushing off Dan’s insecurities with a sweet smile and a kiss, B!
Scene 4a-f: Dan... and Serena? Aaaaand here’s where it gets crazy.
Scene 4a: Dan and Serena take shots Ruh roh.
Scene 4b: Serena asks Dan to unzip her dress Why??
Scene 4c: Dan UNZIPS HER DRESS! Oh boy.
Scene 4d: SERENA KISSES DAN! B*tch.
Scene 4e: Dan KISSES BACK AND SOMEHOW HAS BECOME SHIRTLESS OH NOES! Old habits die hard, huh Dan?
Scene 4f: Aerial shot of the whole makeout sesh goin’ down... …And it’s an awfully familiar scene. Serena. Drunk. Atop a bar. Making out with Blair’s boyfriend? Old habits die hard, huh S?
Scene 5: A betrayed Blair enlists some help After her diary was leaked to Gossip Girl by Serena in the last ep, Blair seems intent on destroying Serena. Yes, she uses the word “destroy.” Wonder if this is before or after she finds out about her former-BFFs private party with Dan.