Gossip Girl Round Table: "Valley Girls"

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You've sounded off in our Valley Girls" include memorable lines, the pros and cons of '80s Lily, Nair's breakup, Derena's future and next week's finale ...

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

DANdy: Carol's reference to a music video as equating to "national exposure [and] the birth of a new art form." This was true for awhile on MTV, but the network then killed the music video in favor of people such as Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. I blame you for their existence, Carol.

Gossip Guy: Can I actually go with the whole exchange of Dorota bringing the dress to Blair instead of a quote? I guess if we had to limit it to just a quote, I'll go with the "This body bag, corpse not pretty" as she held up the dry cleaning bag.

Mister Meester: I love my celebrity gossip, so it's gotta be Blair's observation that "Serena's been in jail for four hours, she's already served more time than Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie combined!" She must think these up in advance.

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2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons?

DANdy: Yes. There are always three acceptable reasons for a break up: infidelity; a sex change; and clearly being in love with your boyfriend's BFF.

Mister Meester: While I agree with Gossip Girl that our queen was with the wrong king up on that stage, it still seemed a little sudden and forced to me. Nate received virtually no explanation, nor did he ask for one. Perhaps without devoting half the episode to flashbacks, this could have been developed better.

Gossip Guy:  No. The right reasons were because he's not Chuck, but at least she made the choice in the end.

3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again?

Mister Meester: I hope so. Since the beginning of the series I've been a sucker for my Derena. They definitely have their share of issues and need to take it slower to make it actually last this time, but that's one journey I want to be a part of. Now.

DANdy: Wait, they're not together? I can't keep up with these two!

Gossip Guy: That was actually ridiculously sweet what he did. My only issues are, eww, couldn't the girl have gone home and showered after being in jail before going to prom? Anyways, I was very happy these two went to prom together, but I just don't think they're going to work.

4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes?

Gossip Guy: No Doubt, excuse me, Snowed Out, rocking out. How does Gwen Stefani still look that good? Oh, and the rest of the rocking 80's music and ridiculous outfits.

DANdy: The cocaine snorting. I really miss those days.

Mister Meester: I'm a sucker for '80s hits, so definitely the music. I also loved Kryster Ritter as Carol, and the role-reversing tie-ins with 2009 Lily's struggle with Serena didn't make the flashbacks seem quite as forced as I expected.

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Brittany Snow as Lily Rhodes, circa 1983.

5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes?

Mister Meester: Three words, eight letters: zzz zz zzz. Don't get me wrong, they did a nice enough job with the flashbacks. I'm just a little confused as to why I should care about this supporting character's exploits in an era I can only vaguely recall. And by that, I obviously mean I was walking around in a drug-induced haze three years old.

Gossip Guy: The lame casting of Brittany Snow. She's cute. Her acting wasn't bad. But I'm sorry, there's no way I'll ever believe her as a young Kelly Rutherford. You guys ever hear of height, eyes, and facial structure? I'd like to personally fire whoever made this casting call. It completely dispelled any chance of me believing these scenes.

DANdy: The cocaine snorting. It reminded me of Darryl Strawberry's fall from grace.

BONUS QUESTION: Fill in the blanks based on the CW's season finale synopsis: Blair and Chuck finally ______. Serena is shocked by ______. Georgina decides to ______. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly ________.

DANdy: Blair and Chuck finally have sex in a bed. Serena is shocked by the ample size of her bosom. Georgina decides to run for Congress. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly shower together.

Gossip Guy: Blair and Chuck finally confess their love. Serena is shocked by to learn even her looks can't get the money back. Georgina decides to leave the show and end the crappy crime caper storyline. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly have a devil's threesome. Not sure how unknowingly.

Mister Meester: Blair and Chuck finally ... say what we've been waiting to hear for so long? Serena is shocked by ... the identity of her half-brother? Georgina decides to ... move back to New York? D and N hook up with V unbeknownst to the other?

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hahahaaa DANdy
"Blair and Chuck finally have sex in a bed. Serena is shocked by the ample size of her bosom. Georgina decides to run for Congress. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly shower together."
roflmao

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? it seems like every single week i have two fav quotes...of course this week is no different; this episode rocked. Serena: [to Lily] When I'm a mother, I will be nothing like you. I would rather give my kids up for adoption than be like you. Oh wait, you did that. Young Lily: I don't even know how to be a prostitute. I mean really, how much small talk is required? And where do you even go? And are BJs a must? Because if that's the case, I'm so not doing that. 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons? Yeah. Nate is hot and all but he hasn't gotten Blair's heart; Chuck does. Power to Chair!! 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again? Hopefully. I just wanted so badly to see a D and S [romantic] scene last night, but it's like they danced together [horrible, i might add, no offense, i love them] and the rest S spent with B. But as for reality, they won't get back together with Scott in the way. 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes? I don't know. The clothes, the music maybe. 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes? i don't know. The clothes maybe...this is not my era! BONUS QUESTION: Fill in the blanks based on the CW's season finale synopsis: Blair and Chuck finally ______. Serena is shocked by ______. Georgina decides to ______. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly ________. Blair and Chuck finally get together. Serena is shocked by the GG blast. Georgina decides to strip at Butter's. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly meet Scott.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
a few good lines and delivery from blair this week (namely, "i own prom" and her feigned casual lack of interest at the mention of a tiara) but i think my favourite was nelly yuki "if you do this stuff in college people think you're pathelogical." i love when gossip girl is self aware and takes digs at itself. it's part of what makes this show smarter than most teen dramadies. 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons?
absolutely. i am really glad they handled the break up this way instead of some contrived drama and over the top split. it resolved things between them - blair was having what was supposed to be her dream night and she wasn't happy or satisfied. she's been going through the motions since they got back together and this was a wake up call. i thought it was hilarious that nate seemed typically confused but i think deep down (however deep he gets) he knew it wasn't right either and that is why he didn't protest. and/or he wasn't picking up what she was putting down and has NO IDEA they have broken up. also plausible. 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again?
i have no idea but i certainly won't rule it out. i did not see a nate and blair reunion coming so... they are certainly keeping each one relevant to the other and i think it is sweet that they went to prom together. i like them as a couple when they are not finding totally lame reasons to decieve/dump each other. if they can cut that shit out then sure. who cares if they share a sibling, it's gossip girl. 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes?
i thought cynthia watros as the young cece was great casting. she looked the part and she had the speech patterns and tone down perfectly. i am interested if they actually make a spin off and we get to see lily turn into the character she is today but if it ends up as a once off then i am inclined to feel like it was a waste of time. the clothes and sets were a fun flashback for people like me who lived through the 80's and no doubt's cover pleasently surprised me. 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes?
the guy who was trying to date carol. he wreaked my head. his only redeeming moment was when he mentioned the impalla. it also felt a little predictable but that was sort of nostalgic because it was predictable like every 80's movie i have ever seen. at first jumping back and forth felt a little choppy but once the episode got going i kind of liked the way it was edited. like i say, turn it into a series and i am all for this back door pilot, if not then thanks for nothing. BONUS QUESTION:
Blair and Chuck finally exchange i love you's and decide to be together. what other "finally" is there? detonate a bomb? invest in a racehorse? buy an island? feel like this one is a no brainer.
Serena is shocked by everthing that happens. that girl is so naive she never sees anything coming. this is the girl who was shocked that gabriel was running a ponzi scheme. most likely thing to her shock this time stems from the gossip girl blast; its contents or the person close to gg. shock also could stem from the half-brother thing, or that her picture isn't next to gullible in the dictionary, or that 'the hills' is fake. seriously, anything.
Georgina decides to stay in new york as a regular member of the cast instead of making yet ANOTHER hospital drama. YAWN. we finally got rid of ER, please don't do this to me. i want her to stay on the UES is some amazing capacity, like attending nyu with blair or getting invloved in bass industries in some nefarious fashion. or maybe she never graduated highschool what with the whole boot camp/jesus camp etc stuff and attends constance to re-do her senior year. that could be great.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly ruin everthing for everyone. no, jk, but if both dan and vanessa are involved it must interfere with something or someone's business. maybe they are the unknowing source of the gossip girl blast. 2 meddlers and an unwitting side kick is a recipe for spilled beans.

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OMG, worst episode ever! I love Gossip girl, but hey, what's with the flashbacks? They were totally boring and I didn't actually think for a second that it was Lily. They basically came off as just two random sisters. Who cares about them!? And this boring storyline stole time from our favourite actors. Writers, come on!

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1. "I did. 150 times."
Chuck was acting so cute in this episode! How he remebered what Blair wished her perfect prom to be like and how he actually made it happen- awww !! 2. I was so happy when they finally broke up. The whole Nair thing was just so fake, it obviously just serve to annoy us Chair fans... Plus Blair has been so boring with Nate, she just needs Chuck in order to break free and live her life right. Chuck loves her, Blair loves him, so it was just fair to break it off with Nate. 3. They probably will get back together, but I'm sure it will take some time. But I honestly don't care, if I get some fluffy chair cuteness instead! 4. I liked Brittany Snow. But not so much if you compare her to Kelly R. I also loved Gwen & Snowed Out, and the cute guy who caught Lily's attention, don't remember his name.. 5. I didn't really hate anything, it was better than I had expected. But I would have preferred some more Chair prom action;) Bonus Question:
Chuck and Blair will finally confess their feelings and will get back together.
Serena is shocked by revealing someone familiar as Gossip Girl's source.
Georgina decides to stay in New York, cause the bitch is back, y'all.
Dan, Nate & Vanessa unknowingly get to know Scott.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? This episode had great quotes, yet again, but I'll have to choose Lily's answer to Owen's question "Cool, huh?"; "Yeah, sure, cool place to get hepatitis." It cracked me up in the promo already. 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons? Any reason would've been the right reason. 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again? If you'd have asked me this a week ago, I would've screamed "For the love of God NOOO!", but after watching some random episodes in season 1 during the past week, I remember how cute and sweet and romantic they we're. Bring Old Derena back, thank you! 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes? I've always loved No Doubt, they we're so great! I also loved the relationship between Lily and Owen. If this spin-off will come true, I would totally 'ship that. 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes? Finding out that Serena's and Eric's possible father is a douche. I hope the real father is Owen. Come on, it's Lily we're talking about... BONUS QUESTION: Fill in the blanks based on the CW's season finale synopsis: Blair and Chuck finally ______. Serena is shocked by ______. Georgina decides to ______. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly ________. Blair and Chuck finally get together and life is grand. Serena is shocked by Gossip Girl's close friend being Eric. Dan, Nate and Vanessa unkowingly meet Gossip Girl. (That would explain Kristen Bell at filming)
Seriously, there can be a million answers to the last two. The first one is clear as water.

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"My only issues are, eww, couldn't the girl have gone home and showered after being in jail before going to prom?" LMAO...I was thinking the same thing the whole time she was at prom!! XD

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1. "Me. About 150 Times"
It was more the way it was said, than the actual words. The fact that Chuck was smiling at Blair the whole time was what made it so good :) 2. I don't think they should have ever got back together in the first place. When Blair has been with Nate these past few episodes, she's downright boring. Its only when Chuck is in the proximity that she livens up. I can understand why she went back to him though, what with Yale falling through, she needed stability, and Nate was stability to her. Nate is who she thought she wanted, Chuck is who she needs. 3. I think they will, and I hope it lasts this time. Dan and Serena are perfect, and I think that now they are both mature enough to make their relationship last! Although, i'm unsure as to whether they can survive sharing a brother - should be alright as long as Lily & Rufus don't get back together. 4. I liked Brittany Snow, I think she's a good actress! It was interesting to learn about Carol, seens as she's never been mentioned in GG. But the buck stops there. I liked the Lily/Owen dynamic. 5. There was nothing I hated about the scenes themselves, just the fact that they seemed to take up the majority of what had the potential to be a great episode. BONUS QUESTIONS:
Chuck and Blair will finally GET IT OOOOONNN.
Serena is shocked by what Gossip Girl has to say.
Georgina decides to become a nun.
Dan, Nate & Vanessa become friends again.

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1. . "Who even voted for her?"
"I did. 150 times."
I was crying.. 2.Everybody knows that Blair loves Chuck. Nate deserves somebody who loves him and however they are beautiful together it's not Blair. 3. Not in this season. 4. maybe Lily she was cute...oh and Keith van der Woodsen was gorgeous i think :P 5. The awful rocker boy who wanted to be Carol's boyfriend and I dont know the whole thing doesnt really matched to gossip girl. bonus:
Chuck and Blair will spend a night together.
Serena is shocked by Gabriel again
Georgina decided to move back to the town finally
Dan, Nate and Vanessa unknowingly catch Jenny getting in a big trouble

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
"Serena's been in jail for four hours, she's already served more time than Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie combined." Just genius! 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons?
Yeah. It's not fair to Nate for her to be with him when she is obviously in love with Chuck. Although i hate Chuck and Blair together, I'm glad she didn't lead Nate on. 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again?
I think they will get back together, but I think it will end up being Lily and Rufus in the end, which is precious! I think they are going to find the half-brother and it is going to become to "real" for both Serena and Dan and they won't be able to date. 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes?
Brittany Snow. Hands down. I have been wanting to watch this episode for weeks. She is my favorite actress! I thought she was completly believeable as Lily. I never once thought "omg she just doesn't fit this." Loved it! And the clothes were hysterical! I liked the whole flashback thing. I didn't think I would. But i enjoyed learning about how much Lily was like Serena and then ended up like Cici. 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes?
I didn't really hate anything. I think Brit could have been wearing something over than that sweater at the beginning, but i guess it makes sense on how she grew up and being in boarding school and everything. BONUS QUESTION:
Blair and Chuck finally proclaim tell each other how they feel.
Serena is shocked by her half brother appearing
Georgina decides to cause trouble.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly meet the half brother

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 24 Quotes

Ahh ... who knew the MotherChucker could also play fairy godmother. But if C just made B's dreams come true, why does it feel like our queen is standing with the wrong king?

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[to Lily] When I'm a mother I will be nothing like you. I would rather give my kids up for adoption than be like you. Oh wait, you did that.

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