Gossip Girl Episode Recap: 2.14 “In the Realm of the Basses”

Ed Westwick - Gossip Girl Spotted: Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) jetting off to Buenos Aires with new beau Aaron Rose, who has about as much charisma as he does mustache. Maybe he’ll find a little of both in South America. Before Bart Bass is cold in the ground, Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) wasting no time making plans to finally reunite… until Rufus finds out that Lily had his secret love child—and, not feeling too lovely about it, confronts her with a “Boy or girl?”

While Serena tangos in the New Year in Beunos Aires, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) has decided to head back to high school. It’s the first day of classes, and Jenny and Eric walk together. Jenny tells him how relieved she is to feel 15 again. Eric tells her that Chuck (Ed Westwick) is still MIA, but Bart’s brother, Uncle Jack, is all over the world looking for him. It’s like a real life game of “Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?”

Rufus has been gone for two weeks, and greets Dan (Penn Badgley) with a cover story that he’s been looking for a painter. We know differently. Ever the good daddy, Rufus offers to walk Dan to school. Dan agrees, if there are no hugs.

Dorota and Blair (Leighton Meester) are busy reveling in Blair’s next scheme: she’s hosting a party for the Colony Club, an exclusive Upper Eastsider women’s group. The Selection Committee is coming, and Blair wants everything to be perfect. B can’t wait to start the New Year in a new life without Chuck—until Jack texts her saying that he’s bagged the Bass, and B goes off running to meet him.

Back with Eric and Jenny, they see Nelly on the steps, where Penelope and her lackeys show up and threaten to punish Nelly for not bringing their Starbucks. Looks like Nelly’s the new old Jenny Humphrey. Nelly says she can’t defect from the group because they’d make her life hell, and runs off to do the girls’ bidding…. READ FULL RECAP

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