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Last night's Gossip Girl episode, "Remains of the J," featured a gigantic party (nice!), the introduction of a new character (shady!), a fan of Dan (his half-brother?) and a shocking hookup (OMFG, people!) among many other twists and turns.

Turning 16, Jenny Humphrey just wanted a quiet birthday party. But when Serena used the occasion to reestablish her social prominence, J upped the ante by posting about it on Gossip Girl and sending the whole thing outta control.

Elsewhere, Chuck and Vanessa team up to drive Nate and Blair apart - but things don't work out as planned, and Dan Humphrey receives a letter from a mysterious "fan."

If you missed the episode or just want a refresher some of the details from the UES, you can read all about "Remains of the J" in our official, thorough episode guide.

Also see our gallery, videos, music guide and list of quotes (work in progress). Our Gossip Girl fashion recap and Round Table are still to come, as well, so check back!

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Remains of the J

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uugh!! i hate poppy shes such a bad influence on serena! shes the reason serena tried to steal yale from blair! and now she got serena married!


Hello, Maybe u can tell me, what is the name of the song, which is played at the end of this episode ?


I think CV have zero chemistry but if their pairing brings Chair together in the end. Then thumbs up for that one! Good show and loved the CB exchange by the lockers. And Nate, for god's sake man. Is there anything going on upstairs there? Blair needs to remember Serena's statement of last season. Your Blair Waldor, no one tells you what to do. You tell them!


You are sooo right about the 1-2 episode story lines.....that is the major failing of this show right now....all the ruptures in and inconsistencies draw us out...other than that i think the show is regaining its magic.


First, no show is perfect every week but that's no reason to stop watching! I thought this episode was excellent. I LOVED the exchange between C. and B. at the lockers!!! Especially that B. spent the rest of the episode trying to convince herself that what C. said wasn't true about her and N. I like the way N. has 'grown up' - e.g., how he handled B. This episode also began gently veering the characters out of "middle age" behavior and more like teenagers - which I've been waiting for. I don't have a problem with the C.-V. hookup - lots of people hook up when they're hurt and pining for someone else... I am no fan of V., but I reluctantly admit C. and V. have some chemistry - though I would never, EVER buy a storyline that they have more than a physical relationship because there's 2 seasons of C. and V. totally rejecting all things that the other represents, but jealousy makes for strange bedfellows! Thumbs-up for more diverse scenes and a much-needed dose of fun! Now if the writers could just stop giving me whiplash with 1- and 2-episode stories...


amazing eppy cant wait to see what GG has in store for us....


chuck and vanessa (what a shock)
kinda thought something could happen between them
i think they really like each other.. and nxt episode shocker , i seen a preveiw!
and omfg!


Ok, I have finally discovered that
1) whoever hooks up with Chuck becomes immediatly funny, interesting and an enjoyable character. I really liked Vanessa in the last episode, even if I don't like her hooking up with Chuck she was finally part of the OMFG world and sexi. And stop saying that it's unbelievable that she and Chuck would sleep together, watch again the episode where Chuck accepts Blair' s proposal to destroy V it will be clear to you as well that the two had a connection. Oh, and V had a nice dress for once.
2) Whoever hooks up with Nate becomes boring, winy and unimportant: poor Blair was umberable, her lines were lame, she didn't spark, she acted like a deluded 5 years old. I'm not speaking about Nair (which was like the worst ever coupling: Blair, you are not a 40 something divorcée who is afraid to be alone for the rest of her life, you can do better)I'm talking about Blair Blair. She was sooooo boring. And her dress at Jenny's party was soo last season, including her hairdo.


lol if Serena DID get married...she really is her mother's daughter :)


Okay honestly. Last nights episode had to be my favorite Gossip Girl episode so far. It was insane. Im thinking that no matter how made Little J was at serena she couldn't have been more thrilled with the whole party thing. I mean she acted upset but Jenny deserved that and so much more. And as for Nate and Blair UHHH! what the hell. Do the writers not know their characters history. All Nate and Blair have is a messy past. And they have no fireworks at all. Not liek Vanessa and Chuck! I knew that was coming I could tell. So SCANDOLOUS!!! I knew V had a dark side, Besides Vanessa will keep Chuck grounded dont you think? Like she tried to do with nate. O well, What goes around comes around!!!


Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.