Le Très Particulier
“We’ll watch Amelie and try to recreate our favorite cocktails from Le Très Particulier,” Serena promises Blair. It’s no surprise that it was their favorite Paris hot spot — Le Très Particulier is a semi-secret bar located in a swanky hotel in the fashionable neighborhood of Montmartre. B would love drinking somewhere with a name that means “very particular.”
What kind of jewelry store is worth smashing a perfectly good watch over? If anyone fits the bill, Cartier does. The limited edition Baignoire Cartier watch Chuck gives Eva would have run him up to $30,000. No wonder B was upset — Chuck may have once sold her for a hotel, but if he kept giving Eva such expensive jewelry, she’d soon be able to buy one.
Touch of Evil
This week’s episode title, “A Touch of Eva,” is a play on the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film A Touch of Evil. Like this week’s episode, it deals with culture clashes. It take place on the Mexican border, starring Charlton Heston as a Mexican sheriff. Luckily, unlike in Touch of Evil’s famed super-long tracking shot, Eva didn’t plant a bomb in anyone’s car.
In case you were wondering: Yes, Perlova really is Prague’s red light district, and yes, many of the brothels seem to have surprisingly extensive web presences. We elect not to provide any links.