Gossip Girl: Season 4, Episode 16

While You Weren't Sleeping (21 Feb. 2011)

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It wouldn't be a proper Upper East Side party without some major Gossip Girl drama, and for Eric's 18th birthday celebration there is plenty to go around. Blair decides to speed up the time... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Humphrey (credit only)


It wouldn't be a proper Upper East Side party without some major Gossip Girl drama, and for Eric's 18th birthday celebration there is plenty to go around. Blair decides to speed up the time table on her career path to becoming a powerful woman, but ultimately stretches herself too thin. Serena is forced to choose between her family and Ben. Chuck and Lily's relationship remains icy in the aftermath of Lily's betrayal. Written by CW Publicity

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Dan Humphrey: Sure you're not ready to admit you need my help?
Blair Waldorf: Never! No, never isn't what he transitioned Spain into, it's modernism and don't get caught talking during a test.
Dan Humphrey: When was the last time you slept?
Blair Waldorf: Sleep is for the weak. And speaking of which, don't act like I don't know why you're really here. It's because you're avoiding Ben and Serena at the loft.
Dan Humphrey: No, I'm waiting for you to crack.
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Just like the old times
10 May 2011 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the next episodes but I have a feeling where they are heading with the Blair-Dan relationship (aren't they all the same?), but I must say it's been wonderful to see this dynamic because she's the only one telling Dan his truth. I enjoy it because that's one of the most idiotic characters on the show and he's always acting like he's all perfect. It's fun to see him being trashed by the amazing Blair.

I also enjoy the fact that Lilly can go on with her life after having done what she did with Ben...but let's face it! It's the only way to make this show fun: to keep the logic that rich people can get away with anything. That's the only reason we watched the show from the beginning and it's what made the Blair-Serena or Blair-jenny feuds memorable. Whenever they try to give us a lesson it only becomes "campy". I must praise the fact that Raina is still around and the writers decided not to put her on a bus like they always do with the characters not romantically involved with the main ones. I don't care about her but I loved the fact that she re-introduced us the old Nate (strictly an herbal man) and didn't preach about it. That was the show we started to watch (every parent's nightmare, remember?). It's sad though that "nate" only has some substance whenever he's with a girl (as it used to be with "Dan" whenever he was with Serena).

I have to vent this one: What's up with Serena? As you can tell I like the show not taking itself so seriously and making fun of itself but why hasn't anyone but Blair told her what a skank she is? I mean, she finds the love of her life at least 3 times in one season. Is that normal???? And everybody seems so outraged whenever Lilly tries to cover her sh*t up, but what normal parent wouldn't do that? Who could trust her judgement?

Another bright thing is to give us a tiny comeback preparing a momentum (let's only hope). I think it was a great move to let us focus only in the main 5 young characters and bring people for a few important things because it was sad to see them only in the background doing nothing.

Another good point: not having Rufus in the kitchen all the time anymore. He doesn't do anything else, though...making more obvious how unimportant his character really is. Anyway, the main thing is I really had fun with this episode and that's not that common anymore. Kudos!

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