After Valentine’s Day episode, love is still in the air at Gossip Girl! A new couple has just bloomed and it feels like I’ve been waiting five seasons for Blair and Dan to happen . Most people don’t agree with me (as shown by the ratings of the last episodes), but I don’t care. I think the tv show really needs a turning point, even if this means going against the audience’s wish. I mean: ratings are extremely important, but you can’t always give people what they want, right?
Besides that, Cross Rhodes  was filled with drama and a major show-down. Cece’s sudden death and the discovery of Charlie’s real identity have given the story an unexpected but necessary turn. I’m sad that the authors decided to take Cece out of scene, but this will surely mean more space and responsibility for Lily. Moreover, the presence of both Ivy and Charlie in New York and the former teaming up with Georgina Sparks, will mean trouble.
As for Lily, in this episode she only sports one outfit – a monochrome ensemble which includes a dove grey cardigan and matching skinny jeans.
The first scene where she appears is set in her living room, where’s she’s sitting with Serena and Carol. Even though Serena is distracted by the thought of Dan and Blair, they chat and drink tea without any worry.
I’ve never focused on Lily’s manicures, because she sports nude nails most of the time, but this time I couldn’t help but notice her red hot nails, which beautifully contrast with the neutral outfit. In the screencap above, we can see she’s drinking tea from her favourite tea cup (do you remember her trademark white China set with gold borders?).
Her jewellery includes a gorgeous crystal dome ring, diamond earrings and a silver necklace.
Later in the episode, we find the Rhodes sisters, Serena and Charlie/Ivy at the hospital, where Cece has been admitted to. Here we get a rare full-figure shot of Lily, who shows her enviably slim figure, emphasized by her skinny jeans. She’s worn jeans many times in the show, but she usually opted for flared styles.
She wears jeans by a very trendy brand – DL1961: the exact model is Angel and the colour is Brook, a very light grey. Thanks to my friend (and Gossip Girl fan) Tibi for identifying these jeans for me.
We can also see her necklace in detail. It’s a piece by RichRocks: it’s made of silver chain with a diamanté fringed central ornament.
Last but not least, this time we can also see what shoes she’s wearing. Red soles can only mean Louboutin! Her pumps are made of grey patent leather but identifying the exact style is impossible! They could be the Pigalles, or the Ron Rons (styles she’s already worn), but I’m not sure.
What are your opinions about this episode? What do you think will happen now, with many relations put at stake?
 I totally support them because they look like a couple of grown-ups, who don’t need to hear the other say “I love you” all the time, just maybe to convince themselves their feelings are real! I don’t know if this is destined to last more than a couple of episodes, but I hope the authors finally decide to give this couple a chance. If you are Tumblr users, please follow Pure and Simple Love, a page filled with lovely gifs of Dan and Blair ♥
 The title of this episode could have been inspired by Crossroads (1986) by Walter Hill, a mystery drama starring Ralph Macchio and Jami Gertz, or by Crossroads (2002) by Tamra Davis, a comedy starring Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning. Out of curiosity: Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, wrote the movie starring Britney.