The Wrath of Con is the 23rd episode of the second season and the 41st overall.
Four wise men once said "I get by with a little hope from my friends." But on the Upper East Side, there's the added challenge of finding out who those friends really are.
Blair is baffled and suspicious of Georgina's recent reform so she takes advantage of her wishes to make amends to Serena and everyone else, she decides to hatch a plan to use Georgina to lure Poppy Lifton into a trap.
Angry with Chuck for interfering in his relationship with Blair, Nate finds an apartment between NYU and Columbia where he and Blair can live together next year. Confused about her feelings for Nate and Chuck, Blair instead focuses on her scheme to trap Poppy by posing Georgina as a nouveau riche heiress desperate to make friends in the new city. Although Blair gives Chuck one more chance to reveal his feelings, he decides to sacrifice himself so that Blair can be happy with Nate. Completely heartbroken, Blair goes to Nate but tells him that she's not ready to move in with him.
Elsewhere Serena get Gabriel to come to her by pretending to be pregnant. Gabriel confesses that it was all a scam by Poppy who has no money but that he really fell in love with Serena. Despite Lily's instructions to let Poppy go and not embarrass the family, Serena decides to go along with Blair's plans to punish Poppy. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't go quite according to plan and Serena ends up arrested by the police per Lily's orders. Chuck, Nate, and Blair all use their connections to try and get Serena out of jail.
Memorable Quotes Edit
Blair: Don't you see? Jesus drove you here!
Georgina: Actually, I believe his name was Jesús...
Blair: If you cut revenge out of the Bible, there's not even enough pages to make a pamphlet.
Serena: It doesn't make sense!
Blair: Feelings never do. They get you all confused. Then they drive you around for hours before they drop you right back where you started.
Georgina: I gave up my old ways when I let Jesus take the wheel.
Blair: That is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice!
Georgina: No thank you, the Lord cannot enter the body solely by alcohol.
Chuck: That's good, because I prefer to be the one doing the entering. To each his own holy water.
Blair: I don't think Jesus will approve of that.
Georgina: Well, you can tell Jesus that the bitch is back.
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
Special Guest Stars Edit
Recurring Stars Edit
Heart's a Mess by Gotye