After watching the second episode of Gossip Girl‘s fourth season, it is quite safe to say that I am really looking forward to knowing what is coming up next. I think expectation for the future episodes is one of markers indicating the success of a series. This didn’t happen for the third season, for example, so I guess this time Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have finally hit the target.
The opening scene of Double Identity  features Lily: she calls Serena in France, asking her to go to the morgue in Paris to check if the corpse the police found is actually Chuck.
Lily is very worried: it’s morning in New York, but she is still wearing her night gown and robe, the same she wore at the end of the previous episode. In these screencaps some details are visible – the gown and robe are made of black silk and have lace details.
In the second scene where Lily is featured, she tells Rufus she’s going to turn Jenny’s room in their Brooklyn loft into a nursery for baby Milo. Things are still blurry when it comes to the identity of the baby’s father – Rufus doesn’t trust Georgina and is still convinced there’s something wrong going on – but Lily doesn’t seem to care much. Now she’s got a new project in mind – the nursery – and completely focuses on it. I can understand Lily’s attitude and I guess taking care of Milo is a way to momentarily stop worrying for Chuck.
In this scene, she’s wearing a cute outfit – a white and green printed chiffon blouse and trousers. Her hair is loose, which I like a lot.
Lily is a jewellery lover: she always wear interesting pieces and picks perfect precious accessories for her outfits. Even if she doesn’t wear Van Cleef & Arpels or high-end brands all the time, she surely knows how to impress. This time she wears tiny gold stud earrings, a long gold chain necklace and a gorgeous Bounkit hinged cuff bracelet with green adventurine and citrine. In this scene, she also sports a green frame bag, but I haven’t identified it yet.
The third and last scene where she is featured is set in Brooklyn, in Milo’s nursery.
She is wearing an outfit which perfectly mirrors her trademark style – a printed brown satin sheath dress, Christian Louboutin Pigalle black pumps and a stunning set of jewellery in semi-precious stones.
I’ve always admired the ethnic-style pieces chosen by Eric Daman for Lily, because they define the bohemian side of her character. It’s not the first time she is wearing Siman Tu jewellery , and I like her loyalty to the brand. She is wearing a gorgeous malachite drop necklace, which beautifully contrasts with the warm tones of her dress.
She is also wearing a matching cuff (sorry but I couldn’t find a picture of the bracelet with malachite stones). I love this piece because of the drop shape of the stones.
While Lily and Rufus are talking of the crib for Milo, Serena arrives. She has just landed from Paris and goes to Brooklyn to see her mother. Lily tells her daughter she has got a surprise for her (oh, yes, more than one, to be honest). When Dan and Vanessa, Nate and Juliet arrive, we know things are going to be quite complicated, not to mention baby Milo’s presence.
From the screencap above, we can see Lily’s trademark updo and her bag. I am disappointed by the bags she has been spotted with so far: no Hermès moments and I guess this is going to be a leit motif of the season. I realize the outfits are picked according to commercial and endorsing reasons, but Lily is such a Hermès woman that any other choice looks vapid. I mean: other female characters can carry any possible bag brand, so why do they have to force Lily to wear a bag – say – by Yves Saint Laurent? Well, the black Roady bag she is carrying is lovely, but it’s just not her.
The episode closes with a dialogue between Lily and Rufus: he reads on Milo’s hospital bracelet that his blood type is 0-, while Dan is AB+ , and this casts another shadow on the the identity of the baby’s biological father.
What are your opinions on the episode? Are you looking forward to knowing what will happen next, with Chuck’s return to New York? Did you like Lily’s outfits? If you can id the items I couldn’t identify, please share your thoughts in the comments!
 The title is a reference to Double Indemnity, a noir movie directed by Billy Wilder in 1944, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray.