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 ...


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?


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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i thought that stupid vanessa was suppose to have something to do with jackass. but once again the writers had to make things work for the annoying ones and ruin things for blair and serena. i'm starting to really hate gg. i think it's days of glory ended after the writers strike last year. i wish they'd just cancel the show because as long as it's still on i can't stop watching although i'm more and more angry after each episode


Okay I have a theory about what happened
Blair is super sad at New Years and starts drinking a little not much but enough so that she a bit tipsy but still in her senses. Then along comes Jack Bass the Jackass and slips something into her drink. So Blair was drugged and Jack got his way with her if you know what I mean! (they did it!!) So Chuck will be pissed and all but he will find out later that Blair was drugged and she will too!! So then Chuck can forgive her and they can be together and at the same time it makes sense because then the story can last until the season finale!!


I think the whole gang will team up behind Balir to get her and Chuck fixed. I believe that Dan and Chuck will (hopefully) be on better terms now that they've both helped one another.
I'm looking forward to a (mostly) sober and polished Chuck who is somewhat back to his old self as he appears in the preview.
I never before noticed how amazingly well-chosen most of the music is in this series, especially in the end scenes.


Well, as for Jack trying to kill Chuck, he did call out and almost cause him to fall off the edge of the building.
He also doesn't seem close to trying to reign Chuck in. In fact, he was quite impressed with the party at Victrola.
If there is a nanny coming in, I'm sure she's at the hire of Jack to lead Chuck further astray.
If they must drag this on I hope we get at least these little teasers/reassurances like the rooftop scene. However brief, those are FAR better then Chuck's bASShole moves when Blair goes to see him at Victrola during the day.
If they can't be lovers yet, at least let them be partners in crime and plotting.


I hope something happened between Blair and Jack, just to end Chair. malicious.


I thought Monday's episode was AMAZING. I almost cried during the rooftop scene at the end... it was sooooo sweet how he grabbed her hand and fell into her arms. And then he said I'm sorry! Everything about it was just adorable. I've re-watched it like 50 times on my DVR :) I'm not sure what to think about Jack and Blair. At first I thought they definitely slept together, and they may have, but if they did I think Blair did it as a way of getting him to go find Chuck. But I also think it's possible that the secret is something else entirely... like some people have suggested her bulimia. The promo could totally be edited to make us think one thing even if it's not true (the CW has definitely done that before). In any case, I'm sure Chuck and Blair will get through it eventually, seeing as they are PERFECT for each other. I can't wait until Chuck finally says I love you... that'll be the best scene ever! As for Dan and Serena, they're cute, but honestly it's getting kind of old. They're sweet together, but kind of boring, and obviously it's just not working. I would rather see Rufus and Lily together, and Dan and Serena going their separate ways. Like maybe Serena and Nate? I definitely enjoyed the absence of Vanessa in this episode. Scenes with her are always boring and dumb anyway. And I loved the Jenny and Eric friendship! Eric is so cute. Can't wait for next week! Keeping my fingers crossed for lots more Chuck and Blair!


I want to have Jack Bass' assbabies. To me, he's the hottest Bass around.


ACTUALLY NO yeah Blair would never sleep with anyone but Chuck. He's too cool haha


i think Blair slept with Jack on New Years. And Chuck WILLLfind out about it and try to Kill himself again!! NO!!!


I agree with Jen21. I think Blair contacted Jack to help her find Chuck, (which would explain why he texted her the minute he was in town)I am guessing Jack wasn't very receptive so blair made a deal with him, (which would explain the final scene in the promo).... he has come to collect!

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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?