|Season One, Episode 5|
|Air date||16 October, 2007|
|Written by||Lenn K. Rosenfeld|
|Directed by||Jamie Babbit|
|Episode Slogan||A SLEEPOVER LITTLE J WILL NEVER FORGET|
Bad News Blair
The Handmaiden's Tale
Dare Devil is the 5th episode of the first season.
Dan makes elaborate plans to impress Serena on their first official date. The same night, Jenny is invited to the infamous Blair Waldorf sleepover and finds herself in a high stakes game of "truth or dare." Meanwhile, when Lily discovers that Eric is missing from his treatment center, she finds herself seeking help from her ex-boyfriend, Rufus.
|Blair is getting ready to throw her annual fall sleepover, preparing for the event that has been a tradition since the year 2000 everything appears to be going smoothly. But Blair's best friend Serena bails on the event and Blair is especially mad when she learns the reason for her departure is her date with Dan Humphrey.
Blair isn't happy with Serena and needs a replacement in fact little Jenny might be the newbie Blair is looking for. Serena can't wait to find out Dan's plans about their much-anticipated date, so she seeks clues from Jenny, who, unfortunately for our curious blonde, clams up, claiming her big brother is such a mysterious guy. It turns out Dan reserved a table in a fancy restaurant. Well, this dinner isn't exactly a triumph - while Serena doesn't seem that impressed, Dan does resemble a fish out of the water. At last, the two of them agree to take it easy. Dan claims maybe she should absolutely learn something about Humphrey. Destination: Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, Blair's sleepover is definitely heating up. Blair makes Jenny realize this is anything but a sleepover. Yep, it will be Little Jenny's initiation. Even though Jenny does realize it will be a tough game, she is eager to play. And so is Blair. "Truth or Dare" can get started. Meanwhile, the doctor doesn't want to let Erik out of the treatment center, much to Lillian's relief.
On the other hand, the young patient's opinion is slightly different. He does need to go out and see someone else besides his mother. Detail that everyone can totally understand, by the way. Rufus calls his estranged wife Alison to let her know one her paintings finally sold. But it isn't actually Alison who gets the call, but a man. Actually, as he claims, a friend of Alison. Rufus is hurt, hangs up and decides it's high time he gets drunk.
Blair dares Jenny to break Erik out of the Ostroff Center and an unintimidated Miss Humphrey is successful. Then the sleepover girls plus Erik head to an exclusive club where a gleeful Jenny dares Blair to kiss a random guy. Undaunted, Blair doesn't hold back and, after a hot kiss with a stranger, snags the guy's cell phone and dares Jenny to fill his girlfriend in on her fiance's philandering behavior. It's Jenny's turn. and she steps up to the plate magnificently.
Meanwhile, Dan and Serena are playing pool. Actually, this is not Serena's best talent and Dan is trying to teach her. Fresh news. The Ostroff Center lets Lillian know that Erik is missing. Since she is positive Serena dragged her brother out of the center, Lillian tries to call her, but - surprise - Serena's cell phone never left The Palace. Lillian ends up seeking help from Rufus, claiming she needs Dan's phone number. Rufus tells Lillian she is doing a fuss over nothing and hangs up. But Rufus has always been such a good guy so, in the end, he can't help but call his son, who informs him that Erik is definitely not with the two of them. And speaking of Serena and Dan, they were actually about to kiss when Dan's phone rang. Definitely not a good timing, Rufus. Lillian comes over to Rufus' and he fills her in on Dan's words. Rufus suggests they could wait for Erik there. Lillian accepts and they cook dinner. While they're speaking of the old good days when Rufus was a young musician and Lillian wasn't a stuck-up socialite but a more relaxed groupie, Lillian confesses to Rufus about Erik's attempted suicide.
At the same time, Dan and Serena catch up with Blair, Erik, Jenny and the others girls. Serena can't believe Blair got Erik out of the Ostroff Center without even telling her. Serena isn't the only one upset, though. Dan is quite disappointed in Jenny, as well. Talk time. Erik assures Serena he just couldn't stay at the center anymore. Serena claims she will talk to their mother.
Meanwhile, Jenny tells her brother to trust her, because she won't forget who she is. Ever. Dan lets her go with Blair and Co. However, Blair's game is not over yet. Blair hands Jenny the keys and dares her to enters Waldorf's shop and steal a jacket. Jenny goes into the shop and here comes the countdown. Five, four, three, two, one. The girls run away, the alarm goes off, and Jenny is locked in. Wearing the stolen jacket, a confident Jenny tells the cops she is Blair Waldorf and she entered her mother's shop because she wanted to get her jacket. Eleanor is in Paris, right now and Jenny - or better, the new Blair - doesn't want to make her angry by calling at such odd hours. The cops want to believe her but are still unsure, until Jenny offers up her keys as proof.
After Serena and Dan took Erik back to the Ostroff Center, Lillian pays him a visit. It seems he finally gets to come back home. Meanwhile, Dan and Serena finally kiss. And someone shows up at the Waldorf's. Jenny. Blair, who is definitely surprised by Jenny's unexpected success, points the only empty bed: Jenny totally earned it. But a newly confident Jenny declines. Blair is shocked, since nobody leaves the sleepover. "I guess there's first for everything", claims Jenny. Jenny tells her (not asks) that she'll see her for lunch on the steps on Monday. An astounded Blair agrees. Jenny steps into the elevator, a sly smile playing around her lips, leaving a more-than-impressed Blair behind. It's official: Blair kind of created a monster. "If Blair's gotta watch her back, Serena needs to keep an eye on her heart. We hear it might have been stolen by Lonely Boy." Cut to Serena and Dan, still kissing.
Recurring Cast Edit
- "Rock Star " by Prima J
- "Whine Up " by Kat DeLuna
- "Mama, I'm Coming Home " by Ozzy Osbourne
- "Jezabel" by Two Hours Traffic
- "Came to Dance " by Cadence Blaze
- "I'm doing it Again " by All Wrong and the Plans Change
- "Get Ur Party On " by Zooland
- "Something Like That " by Tim
- "Jezebel " by Two Hours Traffic
- "There's a pot brewin '" by Little One's
- "Everytime " by Lincoln Hawk
Gossip Girl: [voice-over] Here's an inside tip, Little J: The faster you rise, the harder you fall. Hope that Hello Kitty sleeping bag doubles as a parachute.
Blair Waldorf: [after Serena tells her she'll try to stop by the sleepover after her date with Dan] I'm not a stop along the way; I'm a destination
Dan Humphrey: If it's a real Dan Humphrey date you want, it's a real Dan Humphrey date you're gonna get
Dan Humphrey: [after seeing his little sister in a minidress at a club] The only thing causing a problem is that cocktail napkin you're wearing.
Blair Waldorf: Fashion knows not of comfort
Jenny Humphrey: So Eric's here, now it's your turn. Truth or dare?
Blair Waldorf: You have to ask?
Jenny Humphrey: I dare you to make out with that guy.
Blair Waldorf: Easy.
Jenny Humphrey: And mean it.
Blair Waldorf: Watch and learn little Humphrey.
[walks over to kiss the stockbroker guy]
Blair Waldorf: [the friend of the guy says he hopes Amanda doesn't find out]
Blair Waldorf: Who's Amanda?
Club Stockbroker: Just my girlfriend.
Blair Waldorf: Amanda never has to know does she.
Club Stockbroker: I'm not tellin' her!
[laughs with his friends]
Blair Waldorf: Look what I got.
[stole stockbroker's phone]
Blair Waldorf: I dare you to call his girlfriend, her name's Amanda.
Jenny Humphrey: Done and done.
Jenny Humphrey: Hello? Amanda, hi this is Bl... Claire. Yeah, I just had my tongue down your boyfriend's throat and he neglected to tell me you existed until after it was over. Just thought you should know. He's a real catch! Bye.
[the girls laugh]
Blair Waldorf: Alright, sleepover of the year!
Amanda: Where is she?
Club Stockbroker: Baby, what, who, I'm here at the club with the guys.
[walks over to Blair]
Club Stockbroker: Hey! Excuse me, hello? Where's my phone?
Dan Humphrey: Hey, hey let go of her.
Club Stockbroker: Who the hell are you?
Blair Waldorf: His phone is at our table. If you weren't so drunk and drooling over every girl in this place you would've seen that.
Amanda: I'm gonna kill you!
Blair Waldorf: Oh you must be Amanda right? Well I would think twice before marrying him 'cause he's a pig.
[Amanda lunges at Blair but Serena stops her]
Serena van der Woodsen: Hey, hey, hey back off of her okay?
Blair Waldorf: I don't need you to defend me.
Jenny Humphrey: I wasn't even her who called you it was me.
Dan Humphrey: Jenny?
Amanda: So she's the one with the tongue?
Dan Humphrey: Tongue, tongue! What are you even doing here your supposed to be at a sleepover.
Amanda: You made out with a girl from a sleepover?
Dan Humphrey: You made out with him?
Club Stockbroker: I made out with her.
[looks at Blair]
Blair Waldorf: Eww. It was a dare. Amanda: A dare? What are you children? Dan Humphrey: Yeah pretty much she's 14.
[looking at Jenny]
Amanda, Club Stockbroker: 14!
[Amanda and stockbroker say in unison]
Club Stockbroker: Jesus I swear, I had no idea baby. I mean look at her, I mean she's jailbangin'.
Dan Humphrey: What, what's that?
Jenny Humphrey: Dan stay out of it okay? Your just causing more problems than your solving.
Dan Humphrey: The only thing causing a problem is the cocktail napkin your wearing.
Club Stockbroker: That's what I'm talkin' about!
Blair Waldorf: What was that I heard? Erik's coming home? It's perfect timing.
Serena van der Woodsen: How so?
Blair Waldorf: Well it gives your mother and brother time to bond alone tonight while you get drunk on schnapps and moon the NYU doors from the limo.
Serena van der Woodsen: Blair what are you talking about?
Blair Waldorf: S it's only the most important night of the fall.
Serena van der Woodsen: Oh, the sleepover.
Blair Waldorf: I prefer soiree. Sleepover is so sophomore year.
Serena van der Woodsen: Look you know I can't go to that I have that plan.
Blair Waldorf: Serena, when there's a Waldorf soiree, there's nothing else in the social calendar.
Serena van der Woodsen: Blair the plan is Dan. Remember the guy you realized who's actually a human being and worthy of your time and attention? No offense.
[in reference to Jenny's brother]
Jenny Humphrey: None taken.
Serena van der Woodsen: Look I'm really sorry but this date is unbreakable. Maybe we can swing by later or something...
Blair Waldorf: I'm not a stop along the way I'm a destination and if you refuse to attend I'm gonna have to find a replacement, girls the waiting list.
Serena van der Woodsen: Ok, um well I should get going.
Blair Waldorf: Little Jenny Humphrey, why didn't I think of you before? You have no plans your coming to the soiree.
Jenny Humphrey: Me, really? Kati Farkas, Isabel Coates: Her really?
[Kati and Isabel say in unison]
Blair Waldorf: The thing is, if you come, you'll have to be up to a little more than just sleeping.
Jenny Humphrey: I'm up for anything!
Blair Waldorf: My place. Seven o'clock sharp.
Jenny Humphrey: Okay, bye!
Blair Waldorf: Oh, a girl's first sleepover. Something she'll never forget, let's make sure of it.
Harper: Taking bets on how long she lasts.
Maya: Fifty bucks says an hour and not one minute more.
Blair Waldorf: Let's wrap this up shall we. Truth or dare? Oh, and you already used your truth.
Jenny Humphrey: So... dare?
Blair Waldorf: I dare you to jailbreak Erik.
Jenny Humphrey: Blair...
Blair Waldorf: It's perfect. You want in and he wants out. What's it gonna be? Do or die little J.
Jenny Humphrey: Let's do it.
Jenny Humphrey: Catch.
[throws Blair her keys]
Blair Waldorf: Jenny? Well, well looks like you came to play afterall. You know which trundle bed is yours. Sleep tight. You've earned it.
Jenny Humphrey: Actually I'm going home but thanks for inviting me it was a blast.
Blair Waldorf: What do you mean you’re going home? Nobody ever leaves a sleepover.
Jenny Humphrey: Well I guess there's a first for everything. Oh and I'm keeping the jacket if that's okay with you. Monday lunch on the steps?
Blair Waldorf: Done and done.
Gossip Girl: [voice-over] Spotlight on little J. Now put to the test by one queenbee. Will J take the bait and go from Brady to Britney? Or will her goodie to shoes mind set turn into the night's biggest buzz kill?
Blair Waldorf: [pretending to be a drug addict while jailbreaking Eric] Okay, I have a problem, I have a big probleeem. Starts with the capital RX
Ostroff Nurse: What drugs have you been taking?
Blair Waldorf: Hmmm, caffein, nicotin, ketamin, JGP, PCP, LSD, juraidasepam? Floreaisepam? All the pams really, you know, I don't discriminate.
Ostroff Nurse: Apparently not.
[on the phone]
Ostroff Nurse: Code yellow, floor six. Why don't you wait right here? I'll get a doctor.
Although credited, Chace Crawford (Nate) and Ed Westwick (Chuck) do not appear in this episode.