Blair enlists the counsel of Dan ("You need help getting Chuck to sleep with you?") to get Chuck to weaken on his vow that they won't sleep together till she says "those three small words." But he's immune to all of her tricks, even the necklace-tangled-up-in-the-hair move that's supposedly Chuck's kryptonite. She even gets him all the way out to Brooklyn, where she and Serena are at an exhibition opening at Rufus' gallery (Rufus: "She's been here two times in one day?") but can't pull the trigger.
Chuck says it's for the best:
We can't say those three words to each other because they aren't true... We know when we do it'll be the start of something. Chuck and Blair going to the movies. Chuck and Blair holding hands... It'd just be a matter of time before we messed it all up.
See, kids? Have sex, get speeches.
Meanwhile, Jenny (whose new haircut is very puzzling) discovers that work sucks more than school and meets a new crazy model friend. She's doing a fitting for Agnes (Willa Holland, "The OC"), who invites her to go out even though Eleanor has assigned her to copy the dress she made to show to buyers the next day. Jenny finally figures out that Eleanor is just dangling the carrot of getting to meet buyers to take credit for all her designs, so she quits in disgust. Hey, maybe she'll start her own line!
Agnes is super fun, but she comes with a creepy boyfriend named Max who takes pictures of them all the time--including her and Jenny dancing around in their bras.
Thank goodness Nate shows up to save Jenny from being posted on a sketchy website--and to make out with her in the street, in a nice callback to last season's episode "The Handmaiden's Tale."
In all fairness, Jenny's segment is one of the more realistic things "Gossip Girl" has done. Credit-stealing bosses? Urge to party versus responsibilities? We've all been there. As for weird Max, go read up on the Cobrasnake and Cory Kennedy for some downtown dish.
Also, Serena meets a new guy at Rufus' gallery, only she used to go to summer camp with him. (This, too, has happened to us.) He seems kind of creepy, though--foreshadowing!
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