Round Table: "It's a Wonderful Lie"

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As fans sound off in our It's a Wonderful Lie" include memorable quotes and fashion statements, couples we love and others we don't, and Lily's mysterious secret ...


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

DANdy: Gotta give it to B's posse member for the dis and V for the retort: Penelope: "Oh, hello, weird documentary girl." Vanessa: "Oh, hello, sad Blair wannabe." Snap!

Mister Meester: Dorota telling Blair she was examining possible dates via Facebook. LOL. First the Britney Spears ringtone, now this! Who knew Dorota was so hip?

Gossip Guy: Sorry, Chuck. It looks like my quote goes to Dan for two round tables in a row! When Serena said that she thought sex was meaningful to Dan, he responded with "It is, especially when I haven't had it in awhile." It had me laughing out loud! Though Dorota, some of your quotes put you a close second!

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2. At the ball, whose moments tugged at your heartstrings the most: Dan and Serena, Rufus and Lily, or Blair and Chuck?

DANdy: Can there be any doubt? No offense to Lufus or Derena, but watching Chair's scheming and witty, sexy courtship is the unquestioned highlight of the series.

Mister Meester: When Rufus said he was afraid to tell Lily how he felt, and she longed to hear it, their faces said more than words ever could. We all love the antics of the Upper East Side teens, but these two are the heart and soul of the series.

Gossip Guy: Oh, I definitely have to give this one to Derena. OMG it got really dusty in the room when they both talked about their first time being the greatest night in their lives. Will you two just shut up already and get back together?!? I don't know how much more I can handle of this.

3. Best Gossip Girl fashion statement: Serena's ball gown, Chuck's sparkly tuxedo, the see-through dresses, or Nate's bangs (sorry)?

Mister Meester: A sparkly tuxedo and striped bow tie? Really? That's beyond ridiculous, even for Chuck Bass. Yet somehow completely in character.

Gossip Guy: I'm sorry, I was too busy staring at Serena's boobs to notice there were other characters on the show.

DANdy: The see-through dress, because 1. Isabel probably wasted $1,000 on hers, 2. It wasn't that revealing, especially compared to anything Serena wears, yet it was a major focal point of the episode, and 3. Vanessa has a great body, who knew? No wonder Nate wanted to take her somewhere with a little backlighting, at least.

4. Did Nate make the right decision?

Gossip Guy: Really? You're asking me if Nate choosing Vanessa was the right choice? Seriously? I don't think anyone choosing Vanessa for anything short of "who should leave the show?" is the right choice. Nate, have you looked in the mirror lately? You're pretty. Why are you with Vanessa? Have you looked at her recently? 'Nuff said.

DANdy: Yes, if for no other reason than not risking a prison term as he might with Jenny Humphrey. Nate and Vanessa have little in common, but he is an attractive fellow, and you know she secretly longs to be part of the Upper East Side world.

Mister Meester: I actually think Nate has better chemistry with Vanessa than with Jenny, and that he came around for the right reasons - he saw Vanessa show maturity by owning up to stealing the card, while J, conversely, took out her frustrations with a terrible stunt. I'm curious to see where the NV relationship goes!

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5. What happened with Lily in the institution that Bart's PI discovered?

Gossip Guy: The better question is, with Bart and the PI getting into a crash, will we ever find out?

DANdy: The promo for next week shows a pissed-off Chuck confronting Lily, and (I think) hints that he is going to sell information about her to the highest bidder. What could generate that kind of interest - from Chuck or from a buyer?

Mister Meester: If the man said Bart "is gonna want to hear" this, and he already knows so much, it's gotta be big. An abortion wouldn't warrant shock - Bart already has a gay stepson now. My guess is either that Rufus the father of Eric, or Rufus and Lily have another love child who will be revealed later.


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does anyone elce think that nate is a judgemental asshole? he writes a letter to jenny saying he has feelings for her, then cheats on her with vanessa and blames jenny for getting angry. nate is such a prick! hes good looking, but that's all! jenny can do a million times better. he blames his own indecisions on jenny and vanessa and always tells them off, when he does so much bad things! and the thing jenny did was JUST as bad as what vanessa did with the letter. but nate forgave vanessa and not jenny? huh? and nate lost 100% all his feelings for jenny in one episode? in the letter he said "the feelings are too strong to just pretend they don't exist" i am really hating nate, this episdode and gossip girl in general is going downhill fast. on the bright side, the new IT GIRL books rock.


Well, the shocking secret must be pics or else of Bart/Lilys one-night-stand the night before her wedding, which was, epic love or whatever, slutty and false of her. Either keep yourself in control, or don't marry for money, Lily!
Chuck sure would freak out on sth. like that and maybe sell it in public so Lily doesn't inherit anything.
On the other hand he just could sell what his Dad found out about Lily, there's probably more to it than we know.


"why does no one else feel bad for jenny?"
Umm... Maybe because Vanessa was with Nate first?


I don't think that the information would be some love child with rufus. Judging from the promo, what the PI found is really personal to Chuck, I don't think he would care that much about some love child. It might be a love child, and he doesn't know how to handle it because he has enough on his plate. But for him to act all crazy like that, my guess would be it has to do with his mom.


1. Favorite quote.
Blair: "This has to be Chuck's dream girl: intelligent, but not a bookworm; strong-willed, but still feminine, an equal. And he likes brunettes with deep brown eyes."
Dorota (stating the obvious): "But, Miss Blair, that's you."
2. Dan and Serena, Rufus and Lily, or Blair and Chuck?
I say Blair and Chuck. There may not be a happy outcome for them any time soon, but that's the point.
I just don't get the point of Dan and Serena telling each other that their first night was the greatest night of their lives; of course it was!
3. Best fashion statement.
I like the see-through dresses.
4. Did Nate make the right decision?
Look at it this way. Jenny might or might not have been good for Nate, but there's no way Nate could have been good for Jenny. So the outcome was for the best, although painful, for Jenny, and she's the only one of the triangle I care about.
5. What happened with Lily?
The spoilers mention a love child, but I agree with Patricia: I don't see that as an enormous deal, that people would be bidding for. Also, I don't see why this was something Bart had to know.
But remember what Gossip Girl said: "And for a scandal to really blow up, all it needs is an unexpected turn." Expect the unexpected.

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I agree to! When they kiss the sparks don't fly. Even with Jenny I felt more! And at the end when they talked about sort if being together he didn't sound like he meant that!


@ Chuck's Dream Girl: We must have a psychic connection because you are totally reading my mind on every point. WooHoo! I completely agree - whenever NV kiss - I feel nothing. Nothing. Like, I want it to just stop because it feels boring and forced. It looks pretty though, and they're both basically "nice" but its just so whatevs. Who cares. Next scene, pls. I'm already dreading the "characters react and reflect/deal with unresolved issues and all the things they never got to say" drama. Blah blah blah. Bloop bloop bloop! I just keep thinking how ridiculous it is that I am part of the viewership/Chair ship who collectively squeeled at Blair's outfit at the ball, going "OOOH LOOK! IT'S THE ERICKSON BEAMON NECKLACE!" I'll scourge myself tonight for that one. MoarChair!


Wow. I've heard a lot about Serena's dress and she did look great. But Blair looked like a beautiful snow queeen in my opinion. She was perfectly dressed and standing next to Chuck they looked spectacular! Long live C&B!


I soooooooo agree with Tanya! And OMG the secret was......
Lily and Rufus have a SECRET lovechild!!! but he died in a boating accident:(


For the no.2 question, I'd go for Rufus and Lily. There's really love there and it will never go away no matter what they do. My heart goes for them. They deserve another chance. They've waited for so long.
For no. 5 question, I'd go for the Rufus and Lily having a love child. what if one of them (serena or eric) is the love child? tsk3!

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