By Tim Stack
Updated April 06, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CWIt’s been a rough couple of weeks for us Gossip Girl fans, but last night’s episode definitely had moments that felt like classic GG… except for the ridiculous Assassins subplot which I’ll get to later.

So I guess it’s safe to say Chuck and Blair never saw Indecent Proposal because otherwise they’d realize what a mistake it is to have significant other sleep with a creep. I remember it being quite difficult on Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson (although my main memory of that movie was Demi and Woody have sex in a bed full of money and just being concerned for both paper cuts and the cleanliness of those bills). Anyhoo, the big twist that Chuck actually was part of the act of getting Blair to sleep with Jack was quite surprising and Chuck-like at the same time. I liked that twist because it’s totally something Chuck would have done in his old days when he was such a fan favorite. I loved him with Blair but the whole thing did kind of neuter him into a rather boring character. As much as it’s sad that Chuck and Blair are no longer together, ultimately it’s probably best for the show. The pair were so fabulous when they were bickering/flirting and that’s what we all loved best. Also, I think this episode only further proved the talent of Leighton Meester. Such an underrated actress. The final scene between the pair was just fantastic. Really emotional and strong.

Now, I need to discuss Blair’s Matthew Williamson dress, the one which Jack gave to her. Holy couture. Sweet mercy. That was one of the best dresses anyone has ever worn on that show — amazing work, GG stylist Eric Daman. And the coat she paired with it was just phenomenal. It was hard to be sad for Blair when she was lookin’ so good. Also, I gotta give props for the leather dress Serena wore in the first half of the episode. Looooooved. So hot. She should have kept that on during the whole heinous Assassins game subplot and maybe I wouldn’t have noticed how ridiculous it was.

Okay, so we covered the best part of the episode (the Chuck/Blair stuff) but I have to mention this bizarro Nate/b-day plotline. What in the hell is Assassins? And am I the only person who found this completely weird? First of all, this does not seem like a game college kids would play… at least not without heavy doses of booze. Secondly, I have never seen folks running around NYC with Polaroids of themselves, basically playing a big game of tag. Um, no. That just did not feel like Gossip Girl at all, especially for a group of kids where image is so important. Can you imagine if Gossip Girl caught them all running around like 10-year olds, fake “assassinating” each other? That would not look good.

Also, Jenny and Nate basically just ran through that restaurant and then down into the office area without anyone stopping them? No. There is no way in hell that a New York restaurant manager would allow a bunch of rowdy kids to just have their way in his/her establishment. Maybe a Wendy’s, but a classy joint on the Upper East Side?

Another piece of good news is that Eric returned! But with really bad hair. I mean REEEAAAAAALLLLLLLLY bad hair. Like is he supposed to still be gay? Gays do not usually allow their hair to get that out of control. And yet he still managed to draw the interest of a new fella, Elliot. He was totes cute. And it’s about damn time — I never really liked Jonathan. But this new guy is very CW-esque; sort of a gay version of the Supernatural guys. Sidenote: I want some flashbacks to Eric’s evidently debauchery-filled trip to Japan.

Eric also got the chance to witness the engagement of Vanya and Dorota. Is Vanya pulling night duty at some other job? Because that was a helluva ring. In any case, it was awfully cute as was Dorota running around the Waldorf apartment with various weapons.

I don’t really even know what else to say about Dan and Vanessa. This week’s story about their respective writings was completely uninterestin. This relationship needs to be broken up immediately.

What did you think of last night’s Gossip Girl, PopWatchers? How do you feel about Chuck and Blair breaking up? Do you agree Dan/Vanessa are a snooze?

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