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After the lackluster (yeah, we said it) Gossip Girl Season 6, Episode 2, we were a little worried “Dirty Rotten Scandals” would be more like “moderately soiled two days past sell-by date incidents.” So, you can imagine our delight when Sage (Sophia Black-D’Elia) was slutty, Chuck (Ed Westwick) was charming, and Blair (Leighton Meester)’s collection was... amusing, to put it mildly. Which moments did you think were ridiculous? Here are a few of our favorites.

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Serena stops being a golden girl and starts being a sucker.
Serena (Blake Lively)’s always been second fiddle (or third, or maybe fifth) when it comes to scheming and smarts on the Upper East Side. There was a time when she reigned as Queen of Constance, but high school is over and apparently she left some of her fight behind. We couldn’t believe how easily she was played by quasi-step-daughter Sage, who manipulated her with one shake of a chain purse and the nod of her cloche. But what really got our blue blood boiling? The way she stopped being an It Girl and started being Mommy Dearest, just to impress a (truly boring, tie-hating, rumpled, old, less than awesome) Barry Watson. Really, S? Season 1 Serena would be disgusted.

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Blair’s collection looks like a Mexican tablecloth-themed tea party.
We’re not ones to mince words, so let’s just say that had Eleanor seen what B did to her label’s aesthetics, the stripping and runway color would have gone completely unnoticed. To use a Waldorfism, What were you thinking?! It was... a disaster. We’re pretty sure we once went to a purse party in seventh grade and made totes out of that atrocious fruit-print mess of fabric. And those textures? Shapes? For someone who never forgets a wrong committed, it’s amazing that Blair could have forgotten the word “draping.” What happened that has us suddenly on Sage’s side — if we had to wear those stupid hats, we would have stripped too!

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Dan shafts Nelly Yuki in favor of an auburn-maned super fan.
Lonely Boy has always lusted after the unattainable. Sometimes it works out, which is great (although kind of boring). Other times, it’s just pathetic. We get that Dan (Penn Badgley) is big time now that his new a**hole ripping serials are coming out and making a stir the size of Moses. But when someone as amazing as Nelly Yuki recognizes his radness and he doesn’t reciprocate, it’s a little hard to watch. Sure, she’s not Serena, but neither is the random that showed up at the bar all “OMG You’re Dan Humphrey! Let’s Do It!” (or whatever it is she said. We were too busy empathizing). Nelly is apparently the only one who graduated from college, she has the power to make Marc Jacobs give her the shirt off his model’s back, and girlfriend looks good. So, what’s your problem, Humphrey? Got too big for your ill-fitting britches?

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