Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Wrath of Con"

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The Gossip Girl Insider staff assembles each Tuesday to analyze the burning questions, classic quotes and memorable moments from the previous evening's episode.

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This week's hot Gossip Girl topics from "The Wrath of Con" include memorable lines, stretches of the imagination, and opinions on the caper, the spinoff, and Chair ...

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

DANdy: Georgina's episode-ending proclaimation to Blair: "You can tell Jesus that the bitch is back." Wow. We can't wait to see what the bitch does next week!

Gossip Guy: I loved that the old Blair was back in this episode. I loved when she summed up Georgina's new life: "that is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice!"

Mister Meester: This early exchange: Georgina: "The Lord cannot enter the body solely by alcohol." Chuck: That's good, because I prefer to be the one doing the entering." Georgina: "To each his own holy water." These two are great.

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2. How are you liking the Gabriel-Poppy financial caper story line?

DANdy: It was getting a little old, that is until Poppy escaping amid Serena's arrest offered a new twist. Now Georgina's on the case while Nate, Blair, and Chuck are joining forces to take Poppy and Gabriel down? I love it!

Mister Meester: Once you get past the absurdity - serious timeline plot holes, Lily sending Rufus dividends the very next day, that moron Poppy pulling off such a scheme in general - I do find it pretty compelling. Just gloss over some of the financial details and appreciate the characters ... it brought us back Georgina, right?

Gossip Guy: Let's leave the crime capers to professionals like Danny Ocean. Did we really need to drag this on for two whole episodes, and what it looks like a third?

3. More puzzling decision: Chuck letting go of Blair because he loves her, or Lily having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention to the scheme?

Mister Meester: Lily. Because if eating a few hundred grand to avoid her reputation being damaged weren't silly enough, she has her own daughter arrested in public to prove the same point? Great way to handle an "adult" scandal.

DANdy: Definitely Chuck. Blair even said, reassuringly, and anticipating this very response, that if his feelings are real, they'll find a way to figure it out. Yet he's still too big of a loser to man up. Amazing.

Gossip Guy: What are you thinking Chuck!? If you love the girl, just end this drama and be with her. We Chair fans deserve it.

4. Biggest stretch: Serena thinking Gabriel would simply return the money, Dan overhearing everything, or the increasingly strange Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-hiding outfits?

Gossip Guy: I'm sorry Serena, you may be pretty, but no man is giving up millions for you.

DANdy: Dan. That guy fields head-scratching phone calls and overhears incriminating conversations like it's his job. Although, Lily's collection of Hermès - Kelly Rutherford's son's name, no less - bags held in front of her stomach is a nice touch.

Mister Meester: Dan's a curious fellow and I'm getting used to seeing Lily bundled up, so I have to go with Serena. Poor girl actually said "just because he took all the money doesn't mean our feelings weren't real." So naive. So sad.

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Serena. We love her dearly. She is not smart.

5. How will Chuck react to seeing Nate and Blair at the prom?

Mister Meester: By bringing Gossip Guy's true love Vanessa as a date in an attempt to make her jealous ... hmm, now I feel like this has happened already.

Gossip Guy: Probably with a couple of classic Chuck brooding stares, but Gossip Girl spoilers suggest he won't take any action. You're killing me Chuck.

DANdy: With open arms. He cut her loose, remember?

BONUS QUESTION: Are you excited for the '80s Lily flashbacks?

DANdy: Let's just say I've spent an hour picking lilies every day for the last three weeks.

Mister Meester: I haven't been this excited since I dreamed about Serena last... sorry, was that out loud? I still think that a Maggie Grace or Emily VanCamp would make a more convincing Lily, but will give Brittany Snow a shot.

Gossip Guy: Actually, surprisingly yes! When I saw them end the episode with the Lily mug shots I thought of the promo pics for the new Gossip Girl spinoff and instantly got psyched for the first time for this new show!!

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
georgina at the end. You can tell jesus that the bitch is back. 2. How are you liking the Gabriel-Poppy financial caper story line?
Stupid. Annoying. Nuisance . 3. More puzzling decision: Chuck letting go of Blair because he loves her, or Lily having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention to the scheme?
I cried during he chair scene. But lily. Wttttfff? 4. Biggest stretch: Serena thinking Gabriel would simply return the money, Dan overhearing everything, or the increasingly strange Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-hiding outfits?
all three. Retarded. 5. How will Chuck react to seeing Nate and Blair at the prom?
I think that Blair will win queen but Chuck will win king.

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I love how jenny mentioned twilight. "That is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice." I want Chair. Damn that motherchucker! youtube.com/sammie392
please watch these videos, all of them are pretty much chuck and blair. please i need to get her some subscribers!!

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I love how jenny mentioned twilight. "That is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice." I want Chair. Damn that motherchucker! youtube.com/sammie392
please watch these videos, all of them are pretty much chuck and blair. please i need to get her some subscribers!!

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
Georgina: "The Lord cannot enter the body solely by alcohol." Chuck: That's good, because I prefer to be the one doing the entering."
Georgina: "To each his own holy water." Ah, Chuck Bass. Disgusting yet hilarious. 2. How are you liking the Gabriel-Poppy financial caper story line?
Don't care that much. I just like how the gang teamed up together for scheming. And Nate looking confused about this whole situation is always amusing to watch. 3. More puzzling decision: Chuck letting go of Blair because he loves her, or Lily having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention to the scheme?
Hmm, Lily. Why would she arrest her own daughter like that? She must seriously be on drugs. Though Chuck is almost as puzzling. I remember him saying in his best man speech that "In the face of true love, you don't just give up...even if the object of your affection is begging you to." But he's in his 'emo' state, so whatever. As long as he mans up in the finale. 4. Biggest stretch: Serena thinking Gabriel would simply return the money, Dan overhearing everything, or the increasingly strange Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-hiding outfits?
Serena. Meh, Blair's right. She's just not that smart. 5. How will Chuck react to seeing Nate and Blair at the prom?
No doubt he'll be jealous and wishing that he was her date. And he'll be regretting his decision but for now, I think he'll just let them be happy in their 'couple state' and just lurk around the corners, staring at them the Chuck Bass way. BONUS QUESTION: Are you excited for the '80s Lily flashbacks?
It looks quite interesting. I'm curious to see what it's all about. I'll give it a shot.

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1. Favorite quote would be Chuck's "I love her but I can never make her happy."
2. I'm bored by the financial caper storyline and I haven't even seen the last two weeks' episodes. Nothing screams lacking fresh ideas like a ponzi scheme storyline.
3. Definately Lilly having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention or damaging the family rep.
4. Serena thinking she could just ask Gabriel to return the $$$ and he would say yes.
5. Chuck'll be fine. He did cut her loose.
BQ. I am excited to see Brittany Snow, Andrew McCarthy and Cynthia Watros because I think they're all fabulous actors. But if it comes at the expense of Prom, (ie 30+ minutes of flashbacks and 5 minutes of Prom), I'll be extremely pissed off! I almost think it should be a two hour show, just so that they can give each arch it's proper due.

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Oh and I'm only excited to see the 80's flashback for the sake of it. Really? I think it will be quite boring in a way,

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Oh and I'm only excited to see the 80's flashback for the sake of it. Really? I think it will be quite boring in a way,

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
"Tell Jesus, the Bitch is back" - STILL sends shivers up my spine, 2. How are you liking the Gabriel-Poppy financial caper story line?
It's utter crap. What happened to the juicy storylines of season one? Bring back the Blair drama or even Georgina being a bitch is SO MUCH BETTER. 3. More puzzling decision: Chuck letting go of Blair because he loves her, or Lily having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention to the scheme?
Lily having Serena arrested. I'm sorry, but this is HER MUM.
NO MOTHER would even DREAM of having their daughter arrested - Lily van der Woodsen or not it's not a very well thought out discussion. 4. Biggest stretch: Serena thinking Gabriel would simply return the money, Dan overhearing everything, or the increasingly strange Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-hiding outfits?
I think Serena thinking Gabriel would return the money is fair enough as she had 'feelings' for him and girls can do stupid things. Kelly Rutherfords outfits are unfortunate but DAN. Oh, the producers really want to make out that because he doesnt come from high society he always had to take the 'moral highground'. That's so stupid. I'm sick of Dan and his high horse. 5. How will Chuck react to seeing Nate and Blair at the prom?
Typical Chuck. He loves her, he still will be evious.
This IS Chuck Bass. No matter how much he's changed, he's still a schemer and a jealous man at heart, especially when it comes to Blair.

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Favoirte qoute would hve to be Dan saying:
Okay. SOmeone get this caarazy girl out of here
That was so funny!

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I dont know if anyone had noticed but the actual quote was this: Georgina: "The Lord cannot enter a body sullied by alcohol."
Chuck: "That's good, because I prefer to be the one doing the entering. [Long pause] To each his own holy water."

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 23 Quotes

Every time I try to move on, you're right there.

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Just because he took all the money doesn't mean our feelings weren't real.

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