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Woman on the Verge 

Georgina reveals the true reason that Serena fled Manhattan for boarding school, and Serena quickly falls back into her old habits.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey (credit only)
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass
Jessica Szohr ... Vanessa Abrams
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
Robert John Burke ... Bart Bass
Lisa Loeb ... Herself
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Georgina Sparks
Stephen Kunken ... Rolling Stone Journalist
Elan Moss-Bachrach Elan Moss-Bachrach ... Pete Fairman
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Claude


Serena falls back into her old habits of drinking and drugs. She eventually reveals to Blair true reason why she left Manhattan: to avoid being implicated in an accidental drug overdose of a school friend in which Georgina was also present. Blair, Nate, and Chuck are forced to team up to try to help Serena deal with this situation. Unfortunately, Serena is too ashamed at herself to share the truth with Dan about her mistake, and therefore he naturally assumes the worse about his girlfriend. Lily discovers the blackmail videotape Georgina made showing her and Serena that night with their victim. Being who Lily is, she too jumps to the wrong conclusion about Serena and it takes a little intervention from Blair to save her friend from being emotionally torn apart for good. Blair also discovers from Vanessa that Georgina, under her alias 'Sara', is still hounding them by pretending to be their friends, and Georgina takes advantage of Dan's alienation with Serena to make the moves on him. ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

12 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Blair Waldorf: [to Lily] Don't send her away.
Lily van der Woodsen: Blair, it's... it's not polite to interrupt.
Blair Waldorf: I don't care who hears. Just don't send her away.
Lily van der Woodsen: Excuse me. Thank you, Blair, but it's not exactly your business what I do with my daughter. If anything, you're one of the reasons that I'm having to take such strong actions.
Blair Waldorf: I say this with all due respect, Lily, but you have no idea what your daughter's been going through. She's in a lot of pain and I don't think the pain's gonna go away if she goes away.
Lily van der Woodsen: I don't ...
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References Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) See more »


Cities in Dust Remix
Written by Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux, and Budgie
Performed by Junkie XL
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Every time you walk away you take a piece of me with you
18 August 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

This episode kind of sums up what Rufus feels about Lily. In episode 10, he tells her that he should never have let her let him go. In episode 12, he tells her that he is still in love with her. You feel what he feels for Lily, and I certainly know that when someone walks out of your life they take a piece of you with them. Fortunately, Rufus had his wife to temporarily fill that gap and have Dan and Jenny.

I like the way he stands in front of Lily and despite her protests he says no and kisses her. That is persistence. I've never been that persistent about the one I love except at primary school when I was chasing after the ones I was fascinated by.

This series teaches you about the power of persistence, be it in love, or in pursuing your dream.

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