Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Grandfather"

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Welcome to the Gossip Girl Insider Round Table!

As fans gather in our The Grandfather" include memorable quotes, Lily's past, poor Vanessa, Chuck's quandary, and what's up next for Nair and Chair ...

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

DANdy: When Carter referred to Chuck as the "Bass cop." The pun itself was atrocious, but gotta admire the guy for trying.

Gossip Guy: I think I have to give this one for Dan when he asks Vanessa, "do you think the Humphreys have a crest that Jenny could sew onto one of my cardigans?"

Mister Meester: I enjoyed Vanessa's lamenting to Dan and Jenny about Nate: "We broke up. Well, we didn't actually break up, we just ... it is what it is." A perfect summation, as none of us know how to describe their relationship either. I also loved this exchange: Serena: "Chuck, she's embarrassed, so we've gotta give her time to lick her wounds." Chuck: "Maybe I could lick them for her." I don't even know what that's supposed to mean from a sexual standpoint, but you knew he was gonna go there.

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2. Will the past continue to be an issue for Lily and Rufus?

DANdy: Maybe. I just don't feel like I know enough about Lily's past to form an opinion yet. If only there were some upcoming TV show that would shed more light on it...

Mister Meester: I don't know, but if this was a Lost spoilers-style flash forward of sorts, setting us up for some of Lily's past trysts as shown on the Gossip Girl spinoff, kudos to Josh Schwartz & Co. I cannot wait to see an impressionable young L (Brittany Snow) getting trashed backstage at Nine Inch Nails and Guns n' Roses concerts.

Gossip Guy: I'm not sure which part of their past I'm shocked about, the rock star Rufus' numbers being so low or Lily van der Woodsen always being alluded to as such a slut yet only have two pages of names. I was expecting a novel. But to answer your question, no way. Rufus is too calm and collected.

3. Do you feel bad for Vanessa?

Mister Meester: A little. We were just starting to get to see a little of Nate's relationship with V and it wasn't all bad. Then her own goodness in pushing him to reconcile with his family ended up being her undoing. That's just cold, fate. Cold.

DANdy: Yes. All that bashing, courtesy of Gossip Guy, every week on the Round Table can't be good for her self-esteem.

Gossip Guy: Seriously? Next question.

4. Should Chuck have done as requested when Blair said "take me now," or did he handle the situation correctly?

Gossip Guy: Chuck, I admire that you were trying to do the right thing but you are a better man than I. Idiot.

DANdy: He handled the situation properly... for any normal, self-respecting human being. But that's not what we want from Chuck Bass! Dude should have chucked his reservations and tapped that Bass (that's how it's done, Carter!).

Mister Meester: Bless his heart, Chuck has now passed up multiple opportunities to close the deal with Blair because it wasn't perfect. This man is a softie at heart, despite his earlier claims that he doesn't have a romantic bone in his body (least of all that one). He had better sleep around with his chiropractors in the meantime, though, lest this revelation be leaked in a Gossip Girl blast and sully his reputation.

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Did Chuck Bass blow his big chance at Blair Waldorf?

5. What's next for Blair and Nate?

Gossip Guy: OMG. I knew this was coming from all the Gossip Girl spoilers, but it still kills me to watch a man other than Chuck in there.

DANdy: Breakfast, served by Dorota.

Mister Meester: I'm looking forward to the love quadrangle in next week's episode, with Chuck and Vanessa teaming up to get back and Blair and Nate! That should be good, as Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick are definitely comfortable smooching (see Miami pics). Unfortch, my guess is Nair is in and Chair out for the forseeable future.

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1. Serena in reference to Lilys list "Slash..seriously"?
and Blair when she says "stay" to Nate OMG!!!
2.YESSS def. cos of a little someone called long lost son!
3. feel bad for Vanessa? ummm shes the one who made the situation in the first place.
4.Yepp. cos he 'resisted' one of the most awesome NB scenes happened.
5. Kissing in the snow (YESSSSS)

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I liked how Dorota said "How much??"

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The two lines of the show that had me laughing out loud were "you should check his little black book before you drop the yellow pages on him" and "they're the Vanderbilts, not the Corleones" This episode totally delivered! I hope the writors follow in this direction! I can't wait to see chuck fight for blair! and Nate def screwed V over but I have every faith that they'll end up together in the end. I have to say however that this new story line has nate looking like a total pawn.. it feels like he's not even a real character he just gets thrown wherever when needed. lol! p.s. Dan was the best he's been in FOREVER in this episode for sure!

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i also want this quote: blair to chuck "i have to go in the roof, so its even more dramatic", something like that, when chuck was telling blair that he also gone wild like blair actually is, i just find it funny.

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i think that its definately chuck on the bed in that promo, and hopefully blair with him.
i mean i like nate and vanessa together - i don't get why ppl hate her - but i agree with barb as i think nate did treat her badly by doing that

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i think that its definately chuck on the bed in that promo, and hopefully blair with him.
i mean i like nate and vanessa together - i don't get why ppl hate her - but i agree with barb as i think nate did treat her badly by doing that

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Fav line: There were some classics, however the dan crest cardigan line made me laugh out loud!! tehehe. Close second was chuck's where's waldorf line. Lily/Rufus: I think it will, but i think for the purpose of the ep it was just some comic relief (which failed miserably imo) Vanessa: I was shocked by how badly i felt for v, Nate was a total ass!! He did not even try and fight for her when she has done everything for him e.g cougar plus dad plus family! Imo nate is a truly horrible person (and a terrible friend) Chuck/Blair: He definately did the right thing, Chuck does not simply want to sleep with B- he wants every part of her and will not settle for anything else. Nate/Blair: I think they need closure! i thought the movie reference was interesting- blair wants some of the old routine when everything else is so uncertain, including chuck. It is not nate she wants but her old life back! On a final note: I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT THEY USED MGMT- KIDS. one of the greatest songs ever (tho they did waste it on nate and vanessa lol) all in all a return to form

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Hi!
It was a great episode! I have a question for u guys: what’s the name of the music we hear before we see B. & S. at the shop ( you know when we see Henry Bendel ban, and the Chanel boutique)?? Please I really liked the beat! Thanks^^

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Besides, Chuck seems to only want Blair the most whenever she's with someone else. I mean if he really did have Blair's best interest at heart, if he SEES Blair actually doing better since her breakdown, even if she's with some other guy, then he should be happy, instead of sneaking around and scheming to break them apart. IMO, Chuck needs to prove her worth to Blair, and he really needs to prove that he loves her enough and in the right way. Chuck still has a lot of maturing to do. Had a typo on the previous post. Sorry.

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Besides, Chuck seems to only want Blair the most whenever she's with someone else. I mean if he really did have Blair's best interest at heart, if he says Blair actually doing better since her breakdown, even if she's with some other guy, then he should be happy, instead of sneaking around and scheming to break them apart. IMO, Chuck needs to prove her worth to Blair, and he really needs to prove that he loves her enough and in the right way. Chuck still has a lot of maturing to do.