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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the writers are screwing up again !
how in the name of hell can blair hook up with jack? seriously jack we do not want another OC :(
plus..she wont sleep with random ppl.. i have to go with the eating disorder thing ..


I waited all day to read all these posts! OK...in my opinion...
JB is handsome, however, he was a TOTAL jackass. He was just about as bad as Aaron Rose. So glad that's over with.
The roof scene was touching...I watched that part a couple of times! awe!!! BUT...as soon as B made that comment to Jackass about NewYears....I was like OMG...no she didn't! Then I saw the previews and couldn't believe it! I hope hope hope she didn't sleep with Jackass...I am on the fence here...If she was so ashamed (if they did it) she would've been way more upset telling him that C couldn't find out. I was glad to read about the color of the sleeve comment...I love those two together! Wow. Ed is great...when you can reel the audience in this badly, you got it goin' on! I love him! :)


I agree with Courtney and also you can tell that Chuck is handing the flowers to Blair because of the sleeve, it's the same trim and color has the coat he was wearing in the beginning of the promo. Maybe he will tell her that he loves her. Has for the girl in the limo with him..who is not blair....we'll have to wait and see


guys even if danand serena do break up there never going to get over eachotherr and there never going to find anyone else out there so its kinda aubvious there going to end up together. i feel like they dotn want to make the same mistake as their parents cuz theyll regret it.. dont u guys? blair an chuck are too much teh same and theyll be to mch competition as for jack bass- he should die now


Your absolutely right, the CW does that with almost all of its promo's, maybe there is hope =3


The Jack/Chuck comments during the promo's are edited together. If you listen to it closely you can tell - there's a distinct difference in tone and in the pace of the conversation if you really listen to it. Chuck saying "Blair wouldn't touch you" then Jack saying "WHy don't you ask her about it" are two different sound bites that they put together. THey are not said in conversation in succession. The CW wants to trick you into thinking what you're thinking right now.


didnt anyone notice blair's performance when she was staring at the mirror and was crying. its like she's going out of her mind. her perfomance was remarkable. she was very emotional most of the time and seemed delusional as well. she's the best in this show, chuck's performance was okay... seemed kind of old... i hope everything works well with the two..


Blair may be a bitch but she is not a slutty bitch ... and she doesn't have sex with just anyone ... SEX for her is for someone you love ... BLAIR wouldn't have sex with that old Bass ... I don't think so ... but we'll see next episode.


I love the rooftop scene of last nights episode. You can clearly see Chuck loves Blair. He would not of came down from that ledge if she hadn't been there. He hates hurting her but just feels he needs to to keep her at bay. Love the way he cracked when he took her hand and fell into her arms and mumbled 'I'm sorry.......


It's a known fact that GG writers love to mess with our heads! Their promos are, most of the time, made so that we get mix up or to make us believe something will happen when it actually doesn't. I don't think Jack slept with Blair, that would make Chair chances even weaker. He has something on her for sure, but we won't know until next monday. And like many people said, Chuck's coat is the same color as the coat of the person holding flowers to Blair. So maybe he will apologize to Blair or something about his answer to her ( that's too bad WTF???!!!) but the writers will probably not let Chuck and Blair be a couple until the last episode of season 2. And then, if they're smart and nice, they are gonna show us the "Chuck and Blair: as a couple" during a good part of the third season.

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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?