Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is the 22nd episode of the second season and the 40th episode overall.
Eventually, every queen finds herself in unfamiliar territory outside the castle walls. In Blair Waldorf's case? The village.
Serena is blissfully happy - and trusting - in her relationship with Gabriel and even Lily approves of their relationship. Everything seems to be going well for the 'perfect' couple; Gabriel is from an old, rich, southern family and appears to be Serena's perfect fit. However, best-friend Blair is suspicious of Serena's new boyfriend and finds it strange that he seems to disappear at random times.
Blair and Nate are also in a happy, comfortable relationship but Chuck won't leave Blair alone since he also loves her. This causes a rift between the best friends. Blair and Chuck follow Gabriel and see him with Poppy Lifton which confirms their suspicions. Yet Serena is determined to give Gabriel the benefit of the doubt.
Unbeknownst to the rest of Serena's friends, Poppy and Gabriel have concocted a plan for Gabriel to seduce Serena and scam money from her family and friends, all of whom are investing in Gabriel's "company." The Ponzi scam even fools Rufus who is desperate for money to send Dan to Yale.In Chuck and Blair's search for truth, they end up at a Christian camp where Queen B's nemesis Georgina Sparks has recently found God.
Memorable Quotes Edit
Blair: [to Serena] He fell in love with you while you were roofied. How romantic!
Blair: NYU? What was I thinking? You know what I think about ironic facial hair.
Chuck: No one's killing anyone, it's a co-op cocktail party.
Dramatis Personae Edit
- Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
- Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
- Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
- Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
- Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey
- Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
- Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams
- Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
- Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey