There are so many thoughts going through our mind about this episode of Gossip Girl. It’s like this mixture of love, hate, sadness, and hope. But as the title says, Hope Sinks. So what does that leave us with?
A lot of confusion.
Fangirl, here. Yes, I am a die hard fangirl. And I am good with that. I love this iteration of Gossip Girl and the way that it pays homage to the original. But that also being said, it doesn’t need to, because this is so different than the original and that’s part of what makes it special.
Now, there are a few things that need to be said. Because when I am wrong, I can say I was wrong. I have always said that Monet and Luna are pure evil – and I will stand by that. But I am wavering on Luna because of this episode. But we’ll get to that.
Secondly, I feel for Zoya, because I think that she is having issues with Obie because of her insecurities. She feels like an outsider and I feel for her, but she needs to get over that shit. I know that Zobie will fizzle, but I believe that they will end up as end game. Zoya’s just going to have to find her way.
But here’s the thing – all the kids of Constance are going to need to find their way.
Zoya and Julien are doing their best to cement their relationship, but can we talk about try to hard. Cause if you look it up, you’ll definitely find these two right there. The want the world to believe that they are okay, but I don’t think that even they believe they are okay.
Julien being an influencer, she thinks she has to prove it to the world. Zoya thinks that she has to do things the way that he sister wants to do it. And it’s making her be something that she is not.
It’s Halloween, and there is some big thing at The Plaza, and it’s a big thing who wins the costume contest. At first, I have the utmost respect for Zoya, because she doesn’t get why it’s a big deal. Sure, for all the Upper East Siders it’s a matter of being on top.
New York is a big city, but it definitely is still a small town. Every part of New York is like its own little city. The world is big, but the sections of New York are small. And so Constance may have its Queen B’s but it isn’t the only thing in town.
Another school has a kid bring a gun to school and its Queen B’s took to Instagram to talk about the life or death experience. They use it for popularity. Now, let me be frank – I don’t like the fact that they use it for social clout. And I don’t like the fact that Monet wants JC to battle back cause you can’t compete with a gun at school.
I know that Gossip Girl isn’t an educational show, unless you’re looking for the latest fashion or how to stab people in the back. But I do think that some of the things that they are taking on need to have some sort of awareness to them – by the students. The only people that seem to take any notice of the seriousness of any situations are Zoya and Obie.
The teachers however, have taken notice. The news has said that the kid that brought the gun to school was bullied and Gossip Girl was a part of that. Kate feels responsible. She feels like they should have done something. They should have seen it coming.
Jordan and Wendy don’t want to take a break on Gossip Girl, but Kate does. She feels like the need to be responsible and cautious and maybe it’s run its course. The thing is Gossip Girl is timeless.
And Kate hasn’t realized it yet.
Audrey and Aki are still as awkward as possible. The two aren’t willing to let go of their relationship, but they need to. They are annoyed with each other. They are complete opposites and they have grown apart.
And it’s not a good thing right now, because Audrey’s Mom has broken it to her that she is going to have to move. They need to move to their other home and sell the NYC apartment.
Now, it’s no surprise here that Audrey flips out. Her life is in NYC and her parents have fucked shit up. Her Mom though is seriously depressed – she’s lost everything and Audrey can’t see past what she is going through. She says some pretty hateful shit to her Mom.
Look, as kids it’s not your job to understand a parent, but it is also not your job to hurt your parent. And Audrey digs in to be as cruel as possible.
That night at Dumbo Hall, she tells her friends what is happening and they all seem unsupportive. Everyone is so caught up in their own lives. But Aki, Aki is trying to make her see that this isn’t just about her. Her Mom is going through shit and she needs to hear it.
But Audrey is one of those people that wants yes people. She wants people to see her side and her side only. One of the things that you can respect about Aki though is he isn’t going to be that. He’s going to make her see that she has to be open to hear out her Mom.
Meanwhile at Dumbo Hall, Zoya arrives and she hugs Obie like he’s a cold fish. She’s a kid and I get that. But the way that she’s pulling away from him is sad. She deserves a life of being loved and her thoughts and wants respected. However, she wants her relationship with her sister more right now, which I can respect.
This kid that she met on the bus is there and she goes to talk to him. I don’t trust this kid and I really think that what he’s doing is manipulating Zoya in some way, shape, or form. Also, because I know that no one is that kind on public transportation in New York.
The thing is Zoya wants more friends and she opens up to this dude like it’s nothing. She should know better.
Obie does though. Well he’s also driven by jealousy, but that’s another story.
Audrey asks Zoya how she manipulated her Dad into moving, and she says education, but also her Dad is from New York and so she reminded him of how much he loved NY.
TROUBLE IN SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES
Zoya is being so cold and weird with Obie, I am even confused. I feel like she’s feeling so much like an outsider that she’s projecting it everywhere. I also think with her new found closeness with her sister, she feels bad being with Obie.
Luna, the next day at school, finds the kids Instagram. Which is kinda funny because he said he only had a flip phone and didn’t know what Gossip Girl was. That shoulda been Zoya’s first two clues.
Zoya and JC decide on their couples costume, they are going to be Bey and Solange.
Zoya walks away at school when Obie comes up. Obie asks Julien about the kid and makes a phone call to figure out who he is. She gives him a name and he makes a phone call.
Obie – this isn’t the smartest thing. However, what I will say is that I am torn if he’s doing it out of jealousy or protection. Me thinks both.
Audrey, that night, takes Zoya’s advice to remind her Mom of what she loves. Only what happens is that her Mom feels like she was tortured. She didn’t want to re-live all of the bad things that she’d been through with her friends. That was too much for her. And Audrey goes for broke and tells her Mom she hates her and she can’t sell the apartment because her Dad owns it.
Aki didn’t show up for Audrey, because he was trying to stop Max from making a mistake. He’s figured out that his teacher and Max are sleeping together and so he follows the teacher and threatens him. Only the teacher manages to turn things around.
I love, love Aki standing up for his friend.
Look, Max is fucked up and has a lot of issues. He needs help and he’s isolating himself from his friends. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t love him. Max decides that he doesn’t need help and acts tough all the time. But he needs them to help him, he just doesn’t want to admit it.
MONET SHOWS HER TRUE PERSONALITY
So when they all go to this Halloween party, everyone is wearing the same costume as JC and Zoya. Someone leaked their costumes.
Luna rushes them into a private room, they are freaking out. Who told on them? Obie doesn’t get why everyone is upset, but Obie should, IMO.
Julien has an idea and she and Zoya take Obie and Aki’s clothes and dress up and Chuck and Dan. Smart idea – make it a costume with the girls from the other school and make it look like they were all working together.
Now here’s where things get a little touch and go for me. Luna tells Julien and Zoya that Monet was the one who leaked their costumes. Luna and Monet are thick as thieves and so I find it hard to believe she wasn’t involved. I would not be surprised if they were having Luna be a double agent.
JC and Zoya confront her and Monet is all about her future. But do these kids realize that social media is not real and if that’s your whole goal in life, that’s fine. But you need to ebb and flow. You need to change with your clients. JC is growing and honestly, change with her.
But Monet is evil and is basically like fuck you all.
The dude that Zoya met on the bus, the one Obie made the phone call about is there. Obie set him up to take him down. He’s invited the kids boss – cause he’s not a high school student. He’s a researcher for a newspaper or some shit. Obie making a spectacle wasn’t necessary, but I guess he felt like he needed to make a point.
I just think at what point did Obie change or is this who he is? He wants Zoya to act like his girlfriend, but she tells him that she’s an outsider and sometimes he forgets that. I think that Zoya is at that tender age where she’s growing and doesn’t see past her own insecurities. Being 15 is hard.
At the party – Max also finds out that the teacher that he’s been sleeping with has been doing this for years with seniors. I physically felt ill. The teacher needs to be arrested. Max tells him off and where to go. And when the teacher tries to fuck with his mind, he tells him to let go.
You see, Max sees his friends and he knows something is wrong.
Audrey got a phone call that she thought was her Mom. But it wasn’t. It was the hospital. Her Mom tried to take her own life.
Speaking as someone whose Mom did that, I burst out in tears. But I am also thankful that the show made all of her friends present and there for her. Audrey’s Mom will be okay, but she’s gonna need support. And Audrey’s going to need her friends.
- Kate had taken Gossip Girl down to get people to stop posting on GG. She feels horrible about what happened at the school, and to that boy who brought the gun. But she does put it back up and starts it again, she turns off comments and erases all the things that were there. I’m intrigued. What will Gossip Girl turn into?
- Kate and Zoya’s Dad… I am all for this.
- Max’s Dads. I cry. I feel for his Dad.
- I want to learn more about Aki and his family. We’re missing something here.
We can’t believe next week is the mid-season finale. What are we going to do without Gossip Girl in our lives for awhile?