[S4E20] Something Old, Something New
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Q reveals that he has come to repay his debt to Picard for helping him when he was stripped of his powers the year prior. Picard tells Q that leaving would be repayment enough, but Q insists that he has to do something to actually help the captain. After refusing Q's offers to help him with his speech, take him to the Taguan ruins, and take him to the ruins back before the official sanctions were in place billions of years before, Q vanishes. Picard informs Riker that Q is around and wants to do something 'nice'. Riker tells Picard he'll alert the crew.
Q confronts Picard in his quarters while he is trying to sleep, gloating because he finally figured out why he noticed something different about Picard, then reveals that he observed Picard's \"spat\" with Vash and regrets not appearing as a female to him initially. He warns Picard that love is dangerous and offers to get rid of Vash for him. Picard reacts strongly and Q brings up his debt again, which Picard dismisses. Q vanishes.
\"Well, don't just stand there. Say something.\"\"Get out of my chair!\"\"And I was hoping for something along the lines of 'welcome back, Q. It's nice to see you again my old friend.'\"\"We're not friends.\"\"You wound me, mon capitaine.\" (Q snaps his fingers and they switch places) \"There, perhaps now your manners will show some improvement.\"
\"I'll have you know I'm the greatest swordsman in all of Nottingham!\"\"Very impressive. There's something you should know.\"\"And what would that be\"\"I'm not from Nottingham!\"
They arrange a date with Zach but during the house inspection, Cam mentions Zach's dog's name, something that makes Zach wonder how Cam knew something like that. When a little bit later Haley mentions his birthday too, he freaks out and leaves. Gil comes to gloat, but Phil (Ty Burrell) pretends that Cam and Mitchell are potential clients who are interested in the house. After seeing that, Gil is willing to renegotiate the price for his buyer and offers them a higher price.
Rory's only real purpose this episode is to support Paris and Lorelai in their respective crises. Lorelai tells her about Dean and Lindsay's fight at the inn, which certainly piques her interest. She comments, \"Maybe they'll make up,\" in the most half-hearted tone possible. It's clear that something problematic is on the horizon.
Dean is sitting on a jetty, fishing, in a very peaceful scene. Castiel appears next to him and says he has something important to tell Dean. Dean realizes he is dreaming, but Castiel warns him that even in his mind someone may be listening, and gives Dean an address at which to meet him.
At the VDW's, Dan admires how well Lily is taking her house arrest. Rufus says that they've been spending a little too much time together, so he's happy that a guy from his old label would be interested in producing for an indie band. He says he's meeting the rep in a half hour, and Dan says he's there to pick up Charlie. Rufus is suspicious that there might be something more going on, but he promises they are just friends. At The Empire, Nate sees that Chuck is still in his pajamas and drinking in the middle of the day. He encourages him not to worry about Blair dating Louis, but Chuck says his problems have nothing to do with her. Nate asks if Andrew found anything, but Chuck says nothing concrete. Nate then says Raina wants to keep looking for her mother, and Chuck tells him to make her stop. He promises to try. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dan have coffee after his anthropology class that she audited. Dan says he's leaving and asks her to come, but she says she's going to hang around and look for books. She kisses him goodbye, briefly stunning him, and Vanessa sees. At the Consulet, Louis asks Blair to start being herself and not keeping up the charade for his parents, but she said she's worried about not getting approval. He starts to tell her a big secret when his mother, Sophie, bursts in. She confronts him about dating an American, then says it's unacceptable for a man who is about to be married to be acting that way. Blair is shocked, leaves, and he follows. After they're gone, Sophie calls Serena and thanks her for advising her about the situation. At the Waldorf's, Dorota tries to calm Blair down by offering different explanations. Louis arrives, and brings flowers for her. He explains that he isn't engaged; but as punishment for things, Sophie flew in her top ten candidates for Louis to marry and they'll all be attending a cocktail party the next day, and he must choose then. He says he wants Blair to also be on Sophie's list and at the party, and all she has to do is impress the royal court first, and if she does, they can court while wearing rings. Finally, he says he only agreed to the party if Sophie meets Blair, and if she likes her, she'll be on the list. At the VDW's, Serena is on the phone with Blair, who shares the whole story. Serena feigns excitement that Eric knows is fake. She admits that she told Sophie about Louis and Blair, but that backfired since Blair is invited to the party. Eric says it's cruel to destroy her happiness, and Serena reasons that Blair doesn't actually like Louis, she's only seeing it as a way to become royal herself. He says that Sophie won't find Blair acceptable with all her scandals, and Serena agrees, then leaves. At a restaurant, Raina and Nate are having dinner but she's annoyed that he's only taking about sports. She says he's just avoiding talking about her mother, and he says he's not scared but somethings are better left unfound. She says she doesn't need to be protected from the truth and leaves.
At the party, Blair is introduced to the court and courtesies. Back at the loft, Rufus tells Dan and Eric that he's going to meet Panic downstairs and take them out to eat instead, while Dan and Eric agree to take Charlie to a movie or something. They tell Charlie the band had a change of plans, and she said she messed up because she thought they were entertaining business clients. She mentions that she only did what Vanessa told her to do, and Dan realizes Vanessa probably sabotaged her. Back at the party, Blair is slowly eliminating her competition and winning over the court. Serena sees Chuck drunkenly stumble in, and she goes to tell him to leave. He says he needs to talk to Blair, and has something important to tell her. Blair then sees him, and tells him he has to leave. Sophie approaches, and Blair excuses herself to talk to her. Meanwhile, Nate goes to see Raina at her office. He apologizes for not talking about her mother, and that he was trying to protect someone. Back at the party, Chuck meets Sophie and introduces himself as the love of Blair's life. Blair comes up, and again orders him to go home. He says she's disrespecting the family by pretending to be into Louis and tries to take her hand. She tries to pull away, but accidentally hits a waiter carrying drinks. Sophie calls security to escort him out, then tells Louis to end his relationship with Blair. At the Waldorf's, Blair and Serena arrive home. Serena says that she feels a little bad for Chuck, but Blair becomes mad that she's defending him. Blair says Louis makes her happy and since she's growing up, he's who she wants now. She says she knows Serena sent the book from Gossip Girl to Sophie, then heads upstairs. Louis arrives just in time to hear Blair say she wants him. At Raina's office, Nate finishes telling her everything he knows. She says she understands now why Russell was so determined to ruin Bass Industries, and then asks Nate to choose between her and Chuck. At the VDW's, Charlie apologizes for ruining Rufus' dinner and says Vanessa told her to hire the caterers and make it as nice as possible. Dan asks why, and she says that she does indeed have a crush on him. Dan accepts it, and says it's time for her to learn more about being a UESer and texts Vanessa to meet to teach her her second lesson: to face her enemies. She asks to talk to her alone, and Dan says they can meet at the loft after.
Blair: Louis made me happy. Happy! Do you know the last time I felt joy Chuck had brought me into his darkness for so long I'd forgotten what that felt like. And with all your Dan issues, it's clear you think your romantic fate was sealed in the 11th grade but I'm growing up! I wanted something different. I wanted Louis.
That turns out to be nonsense, as Oliver is finally able to confront our villain and rebuff his powers. Oliver's eyes turn yellow, and for a moment he's more than just a vigilante. He's an out-and-out superhero with super powers. I'm not sure where they go with this down the road, but it was kind of a neat change. Oliver got to be someone else...something else.
Henrietta is looking through her books, presumably for something to help Renard, when she hears her door open. She Woges, but too late as Jack is already there and slits her throat too. Her body crumples to the floor as we hear him sing a Jack-the-Ripper-themed lullaby.
By the time Season 4, Episode 20 rolled around, a few things had changed in Store 1217. Glenn demoted himself back down to being a floor worker so he could spend more time with his family. And Amy, who had recently had her second child, was promoted to Manager after blackmailing her District Manager. It sounds like she did something awful but it was the right call given the circumstances.
Carol arrives and exacts her revenge on Sandra by lying that Sandra told her that she is the tweeter. Carol then feints concern for Sandra. The staff hear that Sandra is the culprit and in the Break Room, they express admiration for Sandra and call her a rebel. Realizing they need to own up to the tweets, Jonah says he'll take the blame and again, is disappointed that Amy assumed he would. Dina tells Garrett that she discovered he was responsible for letting her birds escape. Cheerfully reminding him that he didn't admit it and had sex with her just after, Garrett apologizes. Saying not to worry about it, she says she has something to show him. Outside at the loading dock, Dina has set fire to all of Garrett's sneakers. As he watches in grief, Dina whispers that she will never forgive him. 59ce067264