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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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ofcourse Chuck has slept with almost everyone!


i was impressed with this episode. It brought back the old Gossip Girl I loved last season. I also think it was necessary to take a bit of a drama-break, with the Age of Dissonance and the Grandfather, but Remains of the J brought drama once again. I can't wait to see how the Chuck-Vanessa and Blair-Nate thing plays out. I'm getting a little annoyed with Serena, though. Why did she have to run off to Spain with Poppy, the most annoying person alive? And acording to the promo, she gets MARRIED?! My bets are on Gabriel as the hubbie.


i agree that there isn't really any consistency, espec. if C is gonna sleep with georgina in the next ep. Don't get me wrong i love the show and the episode. I did wonder whether the 'fan' would be the son when the previously bit included it.


forgot to say: i loooooooved this episode! :)


honestly! the part where n and b kiss is just so sweet, it's perfect!


I think most of the chemistry between the Vanessa and Chuck was down to the fact that they are a couple in real life, but in terms of a storyline, what a really ridiculous one, there is just no consistency. Why would C and V sleep together when moments before they were pining over Nate and Blair? And then in the next episode, apparently Chuck is chasing after Blair again. Seriously, I know teenagers have fun and mess around but come on; they aren’t all man whores and loose women! And it just makes Vanessa look hypocritical which isn’t fair on the character. At least with Nate she was beginning to become likeable. As for Nate and Blair, Blair had no spark in this episode and while Nate as usual was great it just seemed with the wrong person. Jenny meanwhile seemed ungrateful and the whole thing with her feeling as though she didn’t have friends there but then invited a whole load of random people was another senseless storyline. Looking forward to the next episode though – finally it looks like there will be some action on the Chair front (which face it 99% of the audience want) and Serena gets married which is all too unmissable. I still have faith in the show, but these twists and turns which were once upon a time frustrating yet exciting are becoming silly and painful. I hope next season will be shorter - less pointless storylines and long winded storylines.


I don't know even what to say, soon Chuck have slept with everyone:S It's kind of bad...:S I'm just waiting when he sleeps with Serena too. That would be really disgusting. His character has got out of hand:S And I know that the show should be this kind of shocking but it's a bit too much already...:S I have bought most of my clothes to be a bit similar with Blair and my boyfriend has bought similar clothes to Chuck:D But now I don't know who should I admire in the show:(


@Rowley: Yeah. The recap was very poorly done, like the one who did it was in a hurry or something.


I love the episode. Gossip Girl just proved that this show is as scandalous as ever. Just because some fans DID NOT GET what they wanted to happen on the show, doesn't mean it sucks already. ;) COME ON. This is Gossip Girl. Do you actually expect no twists or turns in the story? If you did, well sad to say but you're not an actual fan of the series. It's either you just watch it because of the hotness of Chuck Bass or Nate Archibald, not because you are genuinely hooked with the scandalous and shocking nature of the show. PEACE OUT. I love the show!


This episode SUCKED! I hate CV and NB. Screw this show


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.