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Even in a season of more hits than misses, that was overwhelmingly awesome. Everybody spent the entire episode being fantastic, there were more twists and turns and double-crosses and schemes than you can shake a stick at, Dan and Vanessa finally admitted they are worthless assholes, and even that part was adorable. Lushly directed, powerfully written, beautiful acted... Rachel Zoë got fondued! The troubling "powerful women" theme got lampshaded and debunked! Even Dorota was great!
Serena's war of attrition against the Code of Student Conduct continues, with some seriously hot Colin flirtation and some even hotter self-control. Turns out Colin is Ben and Juliet's cousin, but it's more interesting than that: Colin has no idea about Operation Smile, and in fact Colin and Ben hate each other.