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What a breath of fresh air that was, after weeks of nonsense, uncharacteristically stupid decisions and serious grammar issues! We found the entire episode, even Dorota, to be fantastically watchable, squeal-able, and in a few cases "Oh, GIRL!"-able, which hasn't happened in a while. And the best part is, the quality wasn't dependent on shocks, schemes or shipper smooching: It just made a great deal of both logical and character sense, and contained engaging and sparkling dialogue, and just the right number of Shakespeare references.
So the A story is definitely What Happened In South Beach, Santorini, France and all the other Lily Places. Serena found Lily chillin' at the Florida pad where Dr. William (nice to know Keith's brother's name, finally, so we can stop calling him Carmen Sandiego) was making his home.