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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i think for me its just weird for Jenny and Nate to hook up as: (1) no storyline
(2) taylor is 15 and chace is 23, so its kinda obvious that there is a huge difference...hmmm, i dunno how to explain it but i like em both though, separately...hehe...taylor just looks way younger (like a kid) than Chace...and she got topless?? wtf? hehe

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? I also loved Dorota and her catching Blair self loving.
"Don't forget, God always watching Miss Blair" LMAO Dorota needs her own storyline asap. 2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next? hopefully they stay friends have the sexual tension and one day it becomes too much they act on it and chuck says he loves blair during it and she says it back. :D 3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars. Nate appearing everywhere his character is getting to the randomness of Vanessa. I'm not sure we can blame the writers about this and just blame bad acting.. I know mean to say. But there was a couple times where I rolled my eyes at Nate and it took me out of the story. 4. Should Serena date Aaron? Yes! Dan needs to die for tearing Chair apart before they even happened, even if it was Vanessas fault (she didn't mention how she blackmailed blair! of course she wouldn't feel guilty actions have consequences you boring character!) So if Dan doesn't die then he should be punished with being replaced by a hotter version. 5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss! Jenny and Nate is just so random. No chemistry, completely unbelievable, and how ungrateful of Nate(of course Dan deserves it for the before mentioned of getting in the middle of Chair. He's dead to me).

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I think we all need to give Dorota her due for: "Don't forget, God always watching Miss Blair". Also I can't see D and B either - B would never do that to S, she knows that D and S will always have feelings for eachother. C and B will have to get together eventually so as long as there's no Chanessa relationship coming up I'll be happy. Jenny and Nate: just as long as someone punches Nate soon I don't really care.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? when jenny asked why do you care and he said "Because". Its amazing how he can out what hes feeling in one word! 2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next? I guess they are just friends but know they love each other
i think being friends will blow up in their face and they will begin sleeping with each other. then become friends with benifts. 3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars. Well, nate DOES live with dan and his family that means he would go to an art showing! The teens getting sloshed in bars? If you think about they most likly either had fake ID's or used their lady charm to get in. beside they look older than what they really are. 4. Should Serena date Aaron? Yes. Because Aaron is so much like dan its not even funny. Serena needs to get Aaron out of her system so she can go back to dan! 5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss! I saw it comming. If you look at the way Nate put Jenny in the cab during blair's party you'll know. He just looks like he liked her not to mention he is always trying to protect jenny from a world hes so heavily apart of. Such as in the episode when jenny is popular he tries to warn her and keep her out of troble. And at the end he says "I'm just glad your okay." Hello people its been imfront of us all along!!!!!
I dont think its creppy because it is their job and it is up to her mother. If she decides her child can do this for her job then so be it. Plus in the show nate is a senior and she is a sofmore thats not a big differnts 3 years tops.
I love them together it will create lots of drama for the show talk to me on youtube im w4ckyprince55

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? "smells a little like desperation" 2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next? i think chuck bass is going to continue being a womanizer and blair is probably going to focus her attention elsewhere. 3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars. as long as nate looks like that he can be wherever he wants to be! 4. Should Serena date Aaron? yeah i think hes cute and he might actually make her realise shes still in love with dan.. but aaron is very cute so he doesnt deserve to be hurt. 5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss! they are GORGEOUS! and i dont understand everyones preoccupation with their age.. on the show they are only 2 years apart.. what is the big deal? this isnt reality people! i say good on them for bagging eachother! they're equally hot hot hot. god i hope they dont just end like nate and vanessa did, that really aggrivated me!

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i dont think nate and jenny look gross together i think they make a cute couple.
in the show she's 15 (and 15 in real life) and he's 17-18 in the show (23 in real life) its a 2-3 year age difference on the show which is not weird at all its actually pretty normal. In real life its an 8 year difference, which is not that bad either. I know couples who have a 10 years age difference. its not pediphilish at all to me.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? Well, I have to go with "Like a Bass out of hell"-such a classic, almost as good as "Damn that mother chucker!" 2. Chuck and Blair have come to an understanding - so what happens next? They show us a few episodes of how tortured they are, and then it dies down. Just when it has almost blown over, they get together in the last episode-so obvious! 3. More unrealistic: Nate mysteriously appearing everywhere (Vanessa style!) or high schoolers blatantly getting sloshed (on martinis at times, no less) in bars. Neither of them really, i mean, Agnes or whatever her name was is old enough, and Jenny was with her and looking sort-of 18, so why not? And Nate is living with them for christsake, so he is obviously going to be everywhere in Brooklyn- just be thankful that they have finally found an excuse! 4. Should Serena date Aaron? NO WAY!!!! I am such a Derena fan, and will actually get on a plane to new york and stop it myself if I need to (I am slightly dramatic about this topic :P) 5. Now, the inevitable ... Nate and Jenny: Surprisingly hot? Not believable? Just plain creepy? All of the above? Discuss! Surprisingly I didn't really find it hard to believe. I mean, some time has elapsed between last episode and this one, so they have had some time. And I mean, there was always something there, even last series he was always looking out for her. So it wasn't that big a surprise. And I kinda like it, this way they all pair off- Dan&Serena, Blair&Chuck, Nate&Jenny, Lilly&Rufus (Bart WILL be the one dying in the next couple of episodes), and Vanessa off all by herself, alone. Just how it should be =)

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Hmm. D + B does seem a little far-fetched, although the show has a tendency of creating unpredictable couples. I do think, though, that D + B would never last, even if a hookup ever occurs. However, C + V, on the other hand, would be interesting to watch, as well as N + J. ;D

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Blair and Chuck should go for it instead of waiting cuz it could be too late for one of them! I think nate actually cares about Jenny. I think the kiss was when Jenny was caught in the moment.

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I really hope they don't put dan and blair together!
they'd be way to weird, they don't match at all! they're ok as sort of friends, but if dan was already judgmental with serena, imagine how he'd be with blair!
plus i really don't think he'd date serena's bff, you can see he still cares about her he wouldn't hurt like that!
and i read some spoilers about dan hooking up with aaron's ex-girlfriend. serena'll introduce them in ep 12.
also think that's the ep chuck and blair will get together!

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

  Song Artist
Crash--burn-girl Crash & Burn Girl Robyn iTunes
Partie-traumatic Partie Traumatic Black Kids iTunes
With-light-there-is-hope With Light There Is Hope Princess Point One Five iTunes
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