Serena: You ready?
Lily: To explain to Rufus the real reason I've been lying to him? No. But I know I have to.
Serena: Well, it's Rufus. He'll understand.
Lily: Yeah, let's hope. You know, it's hard enough to tell him, but now with your father involved... William and Rufus do not exactly get along.
Serena: Mm, nothing like a Grunge-Era love triangle.
Lily: Yes, well, complete with an unplanned pregnancy, a trip to a French sanatorium, my mother and a whole lot of flannel. It was ugly in more ways than one.
Serena: Well, it'll be okay, mom. I'm here for you.