Davis Calloway is dangerous information.
Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 Episode 8 was stuffed with questions on his previous as headlines emerged of somebody accusing him of sexual assault.
Julien was so in denial that she did not entertain the chance that her father might be the individual the media was portraying him to be.
It was a harrowing hour that touched on some extreme issues, and my concern was that the present would discover a strategy to sidestep the decision in a method that allowed Davis to get away along with his crimes.
Julien is sensible, normally having higher reads on conditions than her friends, however she did not need to imagine any of it when her father was concerned.
Her response in direction of Zoya was very telling, however I appreciated that Zoya didn’t gasoline her sister’s delusion.
Zoya is among the few individuals on this present who fights for injustice, and it was good to see her sticking to her weapons on this matter.
Nick was so fiercely protecting of Davis that it made me query whether or not he did not care as a result of he was attending to stay in an house he might by no means afford.
Why would he need to transfer his daughter in there, realizing full properly that Davis might have used it as a location to abuse girls?
The shock of the house’s existence earlier on Gossip Girl (2021) Season 1 made it apparent there was extra to this story.
At least Zoya knew that there was extra to this story than anybody might perceive. Sending the tip into Gossip Girl was a shocker, however a minimum of it helped unmask Davis for who he’s.
Going by the outdated cellphone, Julien, decided to show her father’s innocence, confirmed the lengths she would go, however you can inform this wasn’t going to finish with Davis wanting like roses.
Julien’s verbal beatdown of her father was completely executed, and now that we all know there have been a string of girls who did not keep in mind their night time with Davis, the journey now turns into about justice.
Davis was sober when he was assembly these girls, and this sample is kind of merely disgusting. Julien has had her self-absorbed moments, however you can inform she was disgusted along with her father’s actions.
She will possible minimize him off and transfer out of the house as a result of she will’t comprehend his actions. She can also be extra acutely aware of optics than everybody else in her social circle. She is aware of supporting her father would look dangerous now that there is authentic proof.
Julien spent a lot of the hour decided to seek out out why there was a scandal brewing along with her identify on it, however she did not ever cease to suppose that the warning from Roger might have been in relation to her father.
It actually is a sophisticated net of deceit, and I can solely hope Davis faces a reckoning and that the ladies get justice for what he did to them.
Where will this go away Nick? He was additionally defending Davis, so that can come again to chew him.
At least Julien reeled in her sister when she knew there needed to be extra to the story. The present loves placing these two girls towards one another, however a minimum of they labored collectively once they actually wanted one thing.
Zoya’s revelation that she knew Obie was not the one for her ought to hopefully put the love triangle to mattress, as soon as and for all, as a result of, fairly frankly, Obie has received to be essentially the most boring character.
He has zero character, which might be why the present is now giving him an arc of his personal by sending particulars of his household tax retunrs Gossip Girl.
Obie desires everybody to suppose he is this good man, however there are such a lot of purple flags with him. Don’t even get me began on him taking offense to Aki, saying he was by no means into him.
Speaking of Aki, he continues to impress. He’s finished listening to his father and his forging a path of his personal, which is one thing that ought to have occurred way back.
A tradition of concern clearly runs Roger’s household. He desires everybody to hearken to him and to not query him.
Aki sending important emails to Julien was horrible and will derail Roger’s enterprise, however Aki was so positive this entire mess with Davis was somebody going after his cash and fame.
Max catching emotions for Aki and Audrey was not a shock, however Thomas Doherty performed each single beat of this new iteration of Max to perfection.
Aki and Audrey have loved throupling it up with Max, however one thing tells me they will not be excited about making it a severe relationship.
Max was visibly dissatisfied along with his sexual encounter with Valeria, and one thing tells me he will be left heartbroken when that is throughout.
The weakest a part of the hour was — you guessed it — the lecturers.
Why the hell would they need to convey anybody else into their little troupe? I imply, anybody might expose them and rising the pool of members is barely setting them up for catastrophe.
The solely strategy to salvage the character of Kate is to have her go on an rebellion towards the account.
Leaking the story about Davis propelled the account to stardom, however it could all come crashing down with sufficient manipulation.
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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.