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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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.

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 Music

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