In last night's episode of what we thought was the extremely sociologically relevant CW series "Gossip Girl," we noticed a certain... hmm, stultifying dullness and fakey plot-pointness creeping in! This clip shows what we mean. "Gossip Girl" is brand new, and yet we already feel something bad is maybe happening. This is when T.V. shows get weird-desperate. Like when "Melrose Place" went crazy and someone would always kidnap Jo's baby and then Traci Lords would start guest-starring as a cult leader-recruiter? The next step is the insanity that was "Models Inc." and we know how well that turned out. That's right. It gets replaced by fucking "Party of Five." And no one wants that to happen again.