Gossip Girl Round Table: "In the Realm of the Basses"

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As fans venture to our In the Realm of the Basses" include memorable quotes, Derena's future, the enigma of Nelly Yuki, and what happened between Jack Bass and Blair ...

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

DANdy: Blair's reaction to the news of Serena and Dan being back together: "A postcard would have been fine." Only B can be catty one minute and sympathetic the next.

Mister Meester: My favorite has to be Chuck's reasoning for smoking hash - "that it provides a smoother high" than marijuana - an assessment which was met by Jack's subtle nod of approval across the table, no less.

Gossip Guy: Fresh off her terrible fashion plot line, Jenny Humphrey is back in high school and back in my heart. She definitely had some of the best quotes this episode, including when she called Dan out on Serena being nine hotness levels above him... and he agreed! Awesome.

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2. Can Derena's romance survive the love child twist?

DANdy: No. Some things just aren't meant to be.

Mister Meester: You'd think that it could, since they've gotten past her killing some guy, issues with their parents' past, and the cretin that was Aaron Rose. But we're talking about Derena here. S gets weirded out by pretty much anything (and this is actually weird), while D is prone to stubbornness and indignation. They're toast.

Gossip Guy: You kidding me? Their love can't survive a little murder, their parents being former lovers, or a gust of wind. How are they possibly supposed to survive sharing a half-brother?

3. Any final words for Aaron Rose?

Mister Meester: Only a couple of random thoughts: How much must that plane ride have sucked? And did he run into Serena tangoing her brains out, solo, in Buenos Aires dive bars at any point in the three weeks after? That would've been awkward.

Gossip Guy: Who? Kidding. Good riddance.

DANdy: A rose by any other name... would likely be far less annoying.

4. Who does Nelly Yuki think she is?

Gossip Guy: A radically different character than who she was originally introduced as. Why does the nerd suddenly care so much about the cool girls?

DANdy: Based on the stereotype of Asian nerds the show has played to, I'd assume Nelly thinks she's a bad driving math whiz.

Mister Meester: A surprisingly conniving, manipulative b!tch. Her geekiness was just a front, who knew? Those glasses probably aren't even prescription! P.S. Did anyone else want to at least know what the collegiate party was?

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5. What happened - and what will happen - between Blair and Jack?

Gossip Guy: What happened? It sounds even gross just typing it, but I think they did the nasty for sure. What will happen? Jack Bass will learn that there's one person you do not cross in the UES and live to tell about it... Ms. Blair Waldorf.

DANdy: They dared to watch Carson Daly on New Year's Eve. Once they realize that he no longer has a talk show they can bond over, however, Black will fade to... black.

Mister Meester: I would like to think Jack merely discovered Blair's eating disorder on New Year's, but I fear she may have hooked an older Bass, if you know what I mean (sex). As for what will happen next, here's hoping Chair joins forces to rid their lives (and Bass Industries) of this shady character.

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Dan and Serena can't break up! I don't think I can take another breakup with these two. Let them be happy for like one episde! :[

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love derena

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I hope that nothing big happened between JAck and Blair too, I hope he just found out about her eating disorder and is tiswting the truth to make it sound dirty or wrong. I CAN'T live thinking that Blair did Jack. EEEEWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! But isn't it ironic that no one comments about Chuck being a flalandering bastard but we just suspect that Blair did something un-lady-like and we all gasp. (But i did that too)

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omg this epsisode was amazing
but my nate wasn't there!!! what's gg without n?!
hes the hottest guy. nyway b nd c will be together soon nd something probably did happen between b nd jack . how steamy jk jk. im sure c nd b can work it out though. I mean chuck has to forgive her.
as for derena, ewwwwww i hate that couple it needs to be s nd n . Nate nd Serena are perfect for each other. Nerena!!!!

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seriously, JACK BASS IS HOT. i hope they'll keep him ard longer. having chuck was fine...but now having jack too on the show is just simply double the fun!

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ok, where do you guys get that jack/blair sex thing from? they never kissed (that was chuck and another girl), never shared one deep look and it would break up CB for good - the writers said they weren't gonna do that.
all we know is that he hands her flowers. that does NOT necessarily say sex in my book, i mean blair's not serena or lilly.

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i agree with penny. WILD WILD theory: no one seems surprised that a jack bass exists, and frankly, blair would NEVER stoop that low, even if she didn't know that he was jack bass. my wild wild theory is that they found chuck's mum on new years. i knoooow we all think she's dead. but ausiello said he had a hunch, and i'm going with it. in any case, jack (b)ass is using this info to blackmail blair into using and BETRAYING chuck. jack wants the inheritance and the money and the power, not blair. but anyway, jack wants to make chuck think he's after blair anyway, so chuck will go all chuckANDblair again, therefore giving blair access to him again, THEREFORE giving jack access to chuck. THAT's why at the end, there are flowers-- which i am SURE are attached to the hands and arms and body of charles bass (see coa color, and blair's reaction)-- and blair doesn't seem pleased. she seems like there's an internal fight going on. flowers from chuck should be good. knowing that she has to hurt him? bad.

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I agree with Audrey, LoveChuck, & iLuvCHAIR :D.
and Audrey! I cried the roof scene 2!
C & B totaly showing their chemistry at that perfect moment scene

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The deffinately shouldn't cancel Gossip Girl. I mean there is supposed ot be six seasons and if Chuck and Blair get together now they will need a storyline for 4 and a half more seasons. They are trying to save the best for last (even if they shouldn't) but don't give up on Gossip Girl. And these past two episodes have been great, the next one might not be, but we should be happy for the past two. The writers woulndt stop Chair forever two episodes after Blair said "I Love You" it just wouldnt happen. Chair will happen at the end of the season most likely.

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NOOOOOOO LS they shouldn't cancel the show - even when its bad its still so good. Chuck and Blair need to get together properly NOW - it will not be boring tv but essential tv.

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 14 Quotes

Jenny: Okay no. That's not okay.
Eric: Here we go ...

Jenny: They treat her like their servant.
Eric: And it is none of your business. It's a new year, remember? A new Jenny Humphrey?

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