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Gossip Girl Round Table: "Pret-a-Poor-J"

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As fans sound off in our Pret-a-Poor-J" include all things Nate, as well as the arrival of Aaron Rose, and what the future holds for Blair and Chuck ...

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?

DANdy: Any Chuck-related pun is guaranteed to earn my vote for this question. Hence, my guffaw when Blair responded to Dan's inquiry about Chuck leaving abruptly with: "Like a Bass out of Hell."

Mister Meester: Dan's genuinely baffled "Wow. Someone loves Chuck Bass."

Gossip Guy: It's time to return my weekly quote response to Chuck. It was choice when Blair asked him if he liked her new scent and he responded with "Smells a little like desperation." Well played, my boy.

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2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next?

DANdy: I don't know. I can't wait to tune in to Gossip Girl next week and find out!

Mister Meester: Chuck Bass: Getting drunk, chasing massive amounts of no-regrets tail, and feeling generally empty inside. Blair Waldorf: Taking out her frustrations on the girls on the steps for wearing tights as pants and other offenses.

Gossip Guy: I guess Chuck goes back to being a manwhore and we Chair fans are sad? Maybe it's just the Chair fan in me, but I think it can happen!

3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars.

Mister Meester: Gossip Girl viewing requires - and is enhanced by - suspending reality in part. Sure, no kids I know sip martinis at swanky clubs, but that's part of the fun. As for Nate, though? It seemed like the show had no idea what to do with him in this episode and just buzzed him when needed.

Gossip Guy: DO NOT EVER COMPARE ANYONE TO VANESSA! Sorry for yelling, I had to get that off my chest. Now where was I? Nate just showed up to Eleanor's on the way to school? Is that on the way? (-5) Oh yeah, and how did Nate know where the sleazy photographer lived? (-5) Pff, and I hardly find high schoolers getting drunk at bars unrealistic. (+5) Now when it was me in high school it would have been buying beers from a drive-through liquor store. Yeah, we have those in Florida.

DANdy: As long as Nate keeps appearing with his shirt off, he can be anywhere he wants to be!

4. Should Serena date Aaron?

Gossip Guy: Is Aaron a cute nickname you've given Dan? If so, yes.

DANdy: No. First a writer, now an artist? If you're gonna be a trophy wife, S, you gotta choose someone whose profession might actually pay the bills.

Mister Meester: Not a big fan of this Aaron Rose fellow, at least not yet. Sure, he's nice enough, but I feel like he's trying too hard to be edgy and artsy. You know his vision is 20/20 and those glasses are just part of the "look."

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5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss!

Gossip Guy: OMG. Eww. Just plain creepy. Nate looks like he's in his 20s and I don't care how much makeup Jenny puts on, she looks 12. I feel like a pedophile just watching.

DANdy: Nate and Jenny have now exchanged more saliva with one another than words. I'd buy John McCain Futures before I bought these two as a believable couple.

Mister Meester: What a horndog Nate is. Man. This makes Serena, Blair, Catherine, Vanessa, a random Yale co-ed and Jenny in a season and a half we've watched this glorious program. If he's trying to set some sort of record, more power to him... creep. (Thanks, S, for the reminder - it's hard to keep track)

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1. It's too late 4 me 2 remember a quote
2. I think the whole Chair thing is drawn out and boring. They need 2 just hook up again soon.
3. It's kinda weird that Nate's all over the place. But he has no real storyline, so I guess they just throw him in. As for the bar thing, Little J would need more clout to get into a good place.
4. Serena and Aaron would be super cute. I like him and I think his appearance will make Dan fight 4 Serena.
5. I agree with Megan. Nate and jenny came out of nowhere. Ewwwwh I think Jenny's attitude sucks; she's a little bitch with bad hair and makeup. Nate and Serena should be 2gether! He never got over her (which is part of the reason why he's being a manwhore-to fill the void lol).

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I would like to see D/B if it was like they kissed once while drunk and regreted it right away and it made C want B so much they got together and it made S jel and want D back

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OMFG this episode just made me mad! We've had the whole Chuck and Blair dancing around each other. I just want them to happen! And still be playing games with everyone on the UES!
Dan needs to be destroyed, so does Vanessa!!!
LOVE AARON! he's well cute!
Nate and Jenny...kind of okay...maybe. Still a little bit weird. Agnes rocks! But then Caitlin was always my fav Coop girl in the end! Ok is it me, or did anyone else notice the pick on the wall in Van Der Bass house, resembled the front cov of the first GG book? love love xoxo

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"Gossip Guy: Is Aaron a cute nickname you've given Dan? If so, yes." hahaha how pathetic! I would take Aaron with Serena over Dan with Serena any day!

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i like dan and blair tog. the tension there is cute. nate and jenny is creepy, stupid, not believable etc etc
it just came out of nowehere. if they had developed it over a few episodes, it wouldve been better. u dont just bumrush a story on viewers, it looks fake and its lame. i agree, so far, chace has not showed very good acting at all. he's kind of wooden.

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think about this for a second. i'm totally against it but it might be true. in Pret-a-poor-J rufus asked dan if he was more than just friends with blair and in the same episode blair started to confide in dan. she couldn't stand him (check out their scenes in Bad news Blair). but back to the point. i think this is going somewhere. not soon but eventually. idk

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think about this for a second. i'm totally against it but it might be true. in Pret-a-poor-J rufus asked dan if he was more than just friends with blair and in the same episode blair started to confide in dan. she couldn't stand him (check out their scenes in Bad news Blair). but back to the point. i think this is going somewhere. not soon but eventually. idk

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this was the perfect Serena. i totally loved her.she's got a crush.as for Blair she made me sad when she said to Chuck (about him when he didn't I LOVE YOU at the white party)
when he said: did you really think i was gonna say it then
Blair said: yes, and when you didn't i wanted to die

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
Dan "Wow, someone loves Chuck Bass" the perfect response. 2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next?
Chuck: Continues to get drunk at bars and sleeps with random girls, that's how he rolls
Blair: Dwell over Chuck for a little while, but fall head-over-heels in love with a different guy 3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars.
High schoolers always get caught at bars, so i'm going Nate. He did show up in places that didn't even have a story behind the journey and how the hell did he always know where Jenny was without anybody telling him? 4. Should Serena date Aaron?
He seems cool, but i'm a major DERENA fan. 5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss! Just plain creepy, she looks about 13 even with the make-up on. I don't like seeing Nate as a pedophile.

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omg, I love Chuck and Blair together!
amazing couple. and the whole episode revolved around their love for one another! More than words can explain...I found them to be the most romantic and genuine couple on TV.
the way both of their eyes look into each other, and at the rooftop Chuck's teary eyes along with Blair "indirectly" confessing her love for Chuck! *pricelss*
I tore apart when I saw the ending, so sad yet happy. they kinda both came to an agreement that they love each other!!
Can't wait to see what happens next with them...
C & B rocks!

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 Quotes

Dan: DO you love him?
Blair: NO! No, of course not.
Dan. So why don't you just say it to get what you want? Frat guys have been doing that since ... forever.
Blair: I can't! If I say it then Chuck wins.
Dan: But... if you say it then you get him and you win.

Blair: I was thinking I'd just disappear for awhile. Give him a taste of life without me.
Dan: No, that's a terrible idea. Don't disappear. Become unavoidable. Chuck may be a deviant but he's still a man. Drive him crazy. Wear him down. You should be good at that.
Blair: Look who finally got a little interesting.
Dan: I'm sure it's a fluke.

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