Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Serena Also Rises"

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1. What was the best Gossip Girl quote from the episode?

DANdy: A reminder of just how sweet and innocent Lonely Boy remains, in spite of the amoral carnage so often thrown in his face: "If I have to exploit people to be a good writer, then maybe I don't want to be a good writer."

Mister Meester: When a hyperventilating Blair yells “Don’t ever go to high school, Dorota! The girls are spoiled, stupid and ungrateful!” This implies that Dorota: 1. Cares. 2. Hasn't gone to high school before. 3. Would, at some time in the future.

Gossip Guy: No brainer. When Dan comes to Chuck's door and says "I know we don't like each other. You think I'm a boring, sheltered nobody." Chuck had the best response of all time... "I don't think of you." Chuck, you make the show.

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2. What do you think was in the envelope Bart gave Lily?

DANdy: A love letter from Eric to Clay Aiken.

Mister Meester: My guess is Serena isn't the only van der Woodsen to be involved in a sex tape. Man, people never think those are gonna get out.

Gossip Guy: Ooooh, I imagine we've only gotten slight insight into with her past with Rufus. Maybe medical records from that abortion when she was carrying Rufus' love child? Or even grosser, what if that love child was Serena. Or maybe, it's a picture of Lily's face before the nose job. Really, I have no clue and pray they reveal it next week.

3. More unrealistic: A high school sophomore deciding to quit school to work in fashion full-time, or a senior ordering shots and soliciting hookers in swanky N.Y.C. clubs?

Mister Meester: Jenny. Bribes go a long way when it comes to obtaining booze and nightclub admission. Getting around child labor laws is another story.

Gossip Guy: I'm going to assume that Chuck has the shady connections and money to secure a proper fake ID, so let's move on to Jenny. Seriously? A sophomore? Look, we all wanted to have a career at that age, but most of us worked at McDonalds.

DANdy: The latter. In this age of eighth graders being signed to collegiate basketball scholarships, can you really blame the fashion world for trying to find its LeBron James as early as possible?

4. Serena's Fashion Week dress: Hot or not?

Gossip Guy: Blah. You know, it's tough to find something unattractive on Serena, but Jenny Humphrey found a way. You know what, I'm glad Blair switched the outfits so we could all just see how unrealistic Jenny's full time fashion job would be.

DANdy: Not. The sooner Serena learns that she looks best in lingerie, the sooner "The Thong Song" can be part of the Gossip Girl music library.

Mister Meester: I wasn't a huge fan of J's work, to be frank. Although that frock would definitely go nicely with the floor of my apartment.

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5. What should Dan write about next?

Gossip Guy: I think he should write about a high school student who doesn't get into Yale since he can't hold a single writing job. That's certainly not leaving your comfort zone.

DANdy: Either a memoir about his first sexual experience titled "Getting Over the Hump" or a first-hand account of his father's rise to fame titled "The Rufus, the Rufus, the Rufus is on Fire."

Mister Meester: Charlie Trout's adventures were entertaining, but too overt. How about an Upper East Side girl named Claire Maldorf? Talk about issues - the girl is a psychiatrist's wet dream. P.S. Leighton Meester is so believable, it's awesome.


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1. i can't decided among chuck's lines "are you gay?" or "i don't think of you..." or blair's ranting “Don’t ever go to high school, Dorota! The girls are spoiled, stupid and ungrateful!" 2. i'm clueless about this one... i'm dying to find about it.. 3. jenny. with chuck's connections he can get away with anything, even having someone killed... jenny needs to go to school and learn the harsh reality of highschool life. 4. i liked it at first glance... then i realized it was too messed up... 5. dan needs to be more imaginative. you can't just write what you know, there are plenty of sources to get inspiration aside from experiencing the life of chuck bass. i'm kinda scared for their friendship (chuck-dan) to blossom. it's broadening endless possibilities.. like chuck being gay... i hope not, i'm sure they can come up with a better idea... super funny: "the rufus, the rufus, the rufus is on fire"
and blair being "a psychiatrist's wet dream." you're hurting my stomach! lols


i agree with you gigi624! it's not the cutest thing!. and jennifer, i know you love chuck bass but, blair is something. otherwise, why did chuck fell inlove wih her in the first place?


.. i live in new york and i go to hot nyc bars/clubs and im only 18. They really dont care what you drink as long as ur willing to spend alot of money on overpriced drinks u have a better chance getting carded at the deli

De valois

1. My favourite quote was definitely when Chuck said "are you gay?" with his blank stare.
2. I thought Serena's/Jenny's dress was really sexy. Why does nobody else like it? It's really pretty. Although I couldn't actually imagine Jenny wearing it to a party because it is definitely runway fashion and I found it unlikely that a dress for tiny Jenny would fit Serena, even with a proper fitting.
3. Serena had to improvise, she isn't a model who walks runways often.
4. I don't know what was in the envelope but I don't think sex tape/money shot/abortion/etc. are hits far from home.

Lonely boy

If im not mistaken did that envelope completely shock Lilly or what? It for sure has to do with something about an abortion or maybe a love child..
In any event, next weeks episode will surely be one to remeber. I have a feeling ALOT will be revealed!
I wonder what Chuck's going to do about Dan, some sort of revenge maybe? like the good ol' days..
I mean c'mon poeple we havn't yet seen and DRAMA with the whole txt msging Gossip Girl and spreading rumours!
I don't know about you but that's what i like to watch..
Until next time
xo xo

Chucks bear

does dan...have to write about his own life? honestly. his life is a pure bore. letting go of a socialite? boring.


my fave quote is the Humphrey sandwich, too :D
And I agree with you about Dan's writing!!
I hope that "discover-all-his-secrets-an-write-about-it-thing" wasn't the end of the wonderful idea of Chuck Bass being friends with Dan Humphrey....that would be a pity... Well, Serena's (actually Jenny's) dress was so totally a NOT.... :/
And I guess it's really more unrealistic, that Jenny decides to drop school for her fashion carreer (and Eleanor letting her do alle the important stuff!?? O.o) than Chuck buying some alk... So there's only one thing left to talk about: What did Bart discover that Lily doesn't want her children to know???
I hope they won't keep this secret for too long, because I'm more than excited about that one and I do wanna know what it is xD Well, at last:
MORE CAT FIGHTS BETWEEN BITCHY S AND BITCHY B!!!! :D xoxo ;) Ps.: Sorry if my English isn't that good, I'm from Germany ;)


I love chuck bass. I tink blair is not all dat.


"The Rufus, the Rufus, the Rufus is on Fire." LOLOLOL


knowing Josh's work. i'm sure he's gonna come up with things you wouldnt have imagined. Although, my first thought when he opened it was RUFUS RUFUS RUFUS...but i'm sure it's more to it than that. lol

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Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 5 Quotes

Dan: I know... we don't like each other. You think I'm a boring, sheltered nobody.
Chuck: I don't think of you.

It's like the plague. Only instead of vermin on my doorstep, I get the human being. Beat it, Humphrey. My sister doesn't dig stalkers.