Serena decides to throw Jenny an intimate party for her 16th birthday, but things get out of control when Serena's friend Poppy Lifton, returns and turns the small gathering at the van der Woodsen apartment into a huge social event. Meanwhile, Vanessa agrees to help Chuck with a scheme that will make Blair and Nate jealous... and they end up having sex in the process. Also, Rufus learns that Dan will not receive financial aid at Yale and tries to figure out another way to cover the cost of Dan's education, with which Lily offers to help. Meanwhile, Dan receives a letter from Boston from Rufus and Lily's illegitimate son wanting to meet with him.
Did You Know?
Features an uncredited cameo from hipster musician Adam Green
. In the scene where Jenny is calling out Serena for the party and Serena says she thought she would not want the party because of it being a possible social disaster, he is in the background and also leaves with Poppy's entourage during the party. See more
You know at least last year it was my face on the cake. And the people at my party might've hated me, but at least they knew who I was. I know that it's hard for you guys to understand, but I like being me and as crazy as it may seem, I choose not to be a Park Avenue Princess on my birthday or any other day.
References The Jeffersons
Hit From the Morning Sun
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