3. Bonfire of the Vanity
Season 2 Episode 10
This has to be one of my most watched episodes. I’m not even sure where to begin.
I guess I will start with Jenny. She’s going after her dreams and doing whatever it takes. She even considers emancipation in this episode. That is how determined she is. I like the Jenny story in this episode because not only is she fighting for her dreams but Agnus destroys all of her dresses. This is my favorite scene. Jenny has given up everything for her dream and in that moment it feels like it’s all for nothing.
Dan is motivated in this episode to go after his dream after Jenny’s fashion show, but in the end Dan choses not to expose Bart to get ahead. Maybe he should have, considering all the bad Bart has done since. Dan was still his caring self back then. This was before the Upper East Side broke him.
It’s amusing watching Bart have a heart-to-heart with Chuck now knowing Bart doesn’t have a caring bone in him.
Cyrus and Blair went head-to-head in this episode and Cyrus won. Not many people beat Blair at her own game. I absolutely love it.
Serena is starting a relationship with Aaron, but having difficulties since he likes to play the field and she likes to be monogamous.
The other great thing about this episode is the music. There are three Kings of Leon songs and these are great songs, but Gossip Girl knows how to make the music work with the scenes. And the producers do it really well in this episode.
Here is my favorite scene of the episode: