Much 'I Do' About Nothing is the 18th episode of the first season and the 18th overall. It is also the season finale.
"They say a leopard can't change his spots. But some things do change. The path not taken can become a road trip. Being grounded can lead to something groundbreaking. And whether they're sweating it out on the sultry sidewalks or cooling their heels in the Hamptons, no one does summer like New Yorkers. Grab your shades and your sunblock. This one looks like a scorcher." - Gossip Girl
Blair takes matters into her own hands to help Serena deal with the manipulative and evil Georgina Sparks who threatens to expose Serena's secret. Lily, while keeping Rufus in her mind, prepares for her wedding with Bart Bass that is designed to be the Upper East Side's social event of the year. Serena finally tells Dan the whole truth about her past and about Georgnia and they try to work things out. But Dan is guilt-ridden after having cheated on Serena with Georgina and wonders if it is already too late. An unexpected guest shows up at Lily and Bart's wedding. Also Blair manipulates matters so that Georgina goes "somewhere where she can do no harm". As the end of the school year approaches, Blair plans to go somewhere with Chuck.
Gossip Girl: The only thing feared by the spawn of Satan, Mom and Dad. Leave it to Blair Waldorf to know that bitches don't just happen, they're made. By parents even more wicked than their offspring.
Blair: Humphrey you are a born liar!
Dan: Thanks,I think. 🙈
Blair: All that stuff about last night was genius. Anything you wanna tell me?
Dan: Uh, no. Like you said, just born to lie.
Blair: Looks like Nate isn't a fan of the fish.Or his date.
Vanessa: Blair, I'm with Nate and you're at the singles table. Deal with it.
Blair: I just feel sorry for you is all. Dating an Archibald is a tortured process. The endless supply of family drama, the fact that he never really got over Serena.Though, falling for someone who's in love with Serena, you already know how that feels, don't you?
Gossip Girl: They say love conquers all, but maybe love never met Georgina Sparks. Poor Humphrey. Looks like our resident moral compass isn't such a straight arrow after all.
Serena: So, Tuscany with Chuck. Sounds romantic,minus the Chuck part.
Blair: He invited me. In his father's private plane. And I was headed to France, so...
Serena: So it's worth a week with Chuck to avoid airport security?
Blair: Oh, don't worry. I'm gonna frisk him.
Serena: Oh B, gross!
Blair: What can I say? He brings out the worst in me. And weirdly, I think I bring out the best in him. He's been a perfect gentleman this whole week.
Serena: Is that why you're driving yourself to the airport?
Serena: Blair and Chuck. Now there's a couple you can root for.
Nate: Yeah, well if they're happy, guess I'm happy.
Serena: Oh, come on, Nate. When have you ever been happy?
Nate: Wow! The gloves are off today, aren't they?
Serena: I am feeling frisky. You know how I get in the summer!
Blair: That was quite a speech. Your hard work must have paid off.
Chuck: It wasn't what I wrote. I was inspired - in the moment. (they start dancing)Look, I know I said some horrible things. Even for me.
Blair: You mean, blogging to Gossip Girl about our sex life and comparing me to your father's sweaty old horse?
Chuck: What's your point?
Blair: What's yours?
Chuck: You don't belong with Nate.Never have, never will.
Blair: You don't belong with anyone.
Chuck: I'd like to propose a toast. My father is someone who goes after what he wants. And Lily van der Woodsen was no exception. In typical Bass-man fashion his pursuit was direct and at times not exactly subtle. One thing I learned from my father's courtship of Lily is the importance of perseverance. That in the face of true love you don't just give up, even if the object of your affection is begging you to. One thing I learned from Lily is the importance of forgiveness. She gave my father the gift of a second chance and, in kind, I watched him become someone actually worthy of that gift. And one day I hope I'll be lucky enough to find someone who will do the same for me.
Gossip Girl: Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today, in the face of this company, to watch this man and this woman totally F things up. Excuse me, while I pull out a hanky and pass it to S. and D. Looks like I'm not the only one who cries at weddings.
Serena: I know it's my fault. I was just so scared.
Dan: I get it. "Hey I killed someone and I'm being blackmailed by a crazy girl pretending to be someone else" doesn't quite roll off the tongue.
Blair: Don't worry, I can be bitch enough for both of us.
Chuck:I still got the scars on my back to prove it.You know, they say if you love something, you should set it free...
Blair: Ugh. They say when you hate something, you should slam the door in its face.
Chuck: I love it when you talk dirty
Blair: Dan Humphrey actually lent a hand, it was nice to see him get his dirty for once. Not sure how much fun he had, though. No one ever enjoys their first time.
Chuck: Except you.
Howard: A little advice, fellas: You've been friends a long time.Whoever she is, she's not worth it.
Chuck: I couldn't agree more.
Nate: That's the problem.
Blair(to Georgina): Haven't you heard? I'm the crazy bitch around here.
Lily: Well there is a comfort in revisiting the things that we loved when we were young.
Bart: But the truth is I'm not that young man anymore. I think maybe I've outgrown it. And holding onto it is keeping me from moving forward with what's most important to me now. What do you think I should do?
Dan: This is so weird. I don't normally do plots against people.
Blair: Don't worry virgin, I'll talk you through it.
Blair:Your parents were so worried, G. They told me everything. How you were supposed to be on the equestrian circuit but sold your show pony for cocaine.
Georgina: That was a difficult time, but I put that behind me.
Blair: When? When you were in rehab? It's hard to get clean when you hitchhike into town, steal a credit card, and book a ticket to Ibiza.
Georgina: You didn't see where they sent me. I mean, that place was awful. It was in Utah. At least I lasted longer than Lohan.
Lily: There are just too many questions. Too many. What about Dan and Serena?
Rufus: Whatever their feelings are for each other, if we're standing here 20 years in the making...
Lily: Yeah. Those 20 years have to count for something, don't they?
Rufus: I think they count for everything.
Eric: Where's my mom? Shouldn't you be saying vows around now?
Bart: Your mother is a wonderful woman, Eric. But being on time: not a strong suit.
Dan: I am the most understanding person in the world. But this? And this is not about who you used to be, your past, or who you were when we met. I mean the only reason I was with Georgina was because yesterday morning you slept with two random guys you met in a bar.
Serena: No no, I didn't. I just said that.
Dan: How is that less crazy?
Serena: Because I thought it would be easier to forgive than what I really did.
Serena: So what Dan? We're exactly where we were at the Bass' brunch when we first started dating. I'm not who you thought I was and you can't forgive that.
Dan: I just think too much has happened. I don't know how to make things go back to what they were.
Serena: So that's it then? It's just "Have a good Summer, I'll see you back at school."?
Dan: Tell me, what exactly happened with you and Man Bangs?
Vanessa: He is prettier than me, but that wasn't the problem.
Dan: Yeah? So what exactly was it? The whole perpetually-stoned brooding guy thing?
Vanessa: I actually enjoyed the quiet. It was a nice change from you
- "Beautiful World" by Carolina Liar
- "The Ice Is Getting Thinner" by Death Cab for Cutie
- "Do You Wanna" by The Kooks
- "Time To Pretend" by MGMT
- "Bridal Chorus" by Wagner
Cultural References Edit
- Joba Chamberlain - Howard mentions Joba, who is the pitcher for the Yankees
- Lindsay Lohan - Georgina mentions this american actress who has been know for going to rehab
- Luscious Jackson - Rufus mentions this american rock band
- The Breeders - Rufus mentions this american alternative rock band
- The Yankees - Howard mentions this New York based professional baseball team
- Dominica - Howard skips town to this Island in the Caribbean
- Ibiza - Blair mentions this Island in the Mediterranean Sea
- Parsons The New School for Design - Jenny gets a letter saying she's accepeted into this private art and design college located in Manhattan
- Teterboro - Blair mentions this borough in Bergen County, New Jersey
- Tuscany - Blair and Chuck head for a vacation in this region of Italy
- Utah - Georgina mentions this state in America