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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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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
"I talked to you for 10 secs consider yourself thanked" 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons?
Not really it was forced if they dedicated more time to the episode it would have made more sense but this is lame even for me. 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again?
Hopefully but stop the whole on and off again thing. I hate it let them be together give them obstacles but for sakes the off and on again thing makes them seem not so serious and they are the only moral couple or whatever. So just give them obstacles but not the whole on and off again because that makes the show go downhill. 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes?
Nothing. It sucked and I hope it doesn't get made into a spin-off it ruined the whole prom episode. It was boring and really not even interesting it's yet ANOTHER show it doesn't even have it's own identity aside from being from the 80's and completely lily-filled 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes?
Brittany snow. I don't hate her neccesairly I think she's pretty but whitney port looks like lily not Brittany.
But realy the worst part is they dedicated this LAME 80's bootleg crap and cut out the whole prom episode. They ruined both "shows" in one episode doing that and did no favors for themselves. Seriously who cares about lily and her past? she should suck it. BONUS QUESTION:
Blair and Chuck finally get together.
Serena is shocked by the GG's bomb of a scandal
Georgina decides to ruin all their lives for being a bitch to her.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly find out about Dan and serena's brother.

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Chuck and Blair finally do all the things we've been waiting for. Serena is shocked by the source of the gossip girl blasts. Georgina decides to stay in NY. Dan, Nate, and Vanessa all unknowingly are going to be at Columbia together next year.

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Favorite quote:
Blair: Oh God, you're not going to come out of there with a mullet and girlfriend, are you? Did B & N break up for the right reasons?
I'm just happy they broke up so chair can be together. Will Dan and Serena get together?
I think Scott is going to prevent that for the time being. What did you like the most about the '80s scenes?
I loved seeing young CeCe, she was perfect. What did you like the least about the '80s scenes?
I had to keep reminding myself that it was lily, I love Britney snow but she doesn't look at all like Kelly R. Bonus:
Blair and Chuck finally confess feelings and want to try out a releshionship.
Serena is shocked that her half brother is still alive and Dan was contacted by him.
Georgina decides to go after Poppy and be the bitch we all know.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly meet Scott.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
Not to repeat everyone else, but definitely Chuck saying "I did. 150 times." He was beaming at Blair, beaming! It was the sweetest thing ever. 2. Did Blair break up with Nate for the right reasons?
Yes and no. While what she was saying had truth - that it suddenly all felt very high school and that she was growing up - we all know the real reason. I too really wished that situation was developed further. Stupid flashbacks. But yay for making room for Chuck! 3. Will Dan and Serena get together ... again?
I never really saw the appeal of that couple before, but they were so cute last night! However there's not only the fact that they share a half brother with the same DNA, but they just might end up as step siblings. Note the word "siblings" in that sentence. If the writers can somehow get past all of that then I'd love to see them together, because I'd much rather see Dan & Serena make it over Rufus & Lily (snore). 4. What did you like most about the '80s scenes?
Krysten Ritter and Ryan Hansen. The more Veronica Mars imports, the better. 5. What did you like least about the '80s scenes?
BRITTANY SNOW. I can't think of casting any worse than her as Lily in my entire life. Oh, and the fact that GG followed the same cliche approach to hair as most 'period pieces,' with all the supporting cast having the correct crazy ridiculous hair and the main character of course looking as normal and pretty as possible. It wasn't believable. BONUS QUESTION:
Blair and Chuck finally proclaim their love and take over the UES!
Serena is shocked by the person closest to GG. Erik please? (Anything to have more of him in season 3.)
Georgina decides to become a redhead.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly become friends with the spawn of Lily & Rufus.

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Favorite quote:
"I did. 150 times."
It was so sweet, couldn't stop smiling. Did B & N break up for the right reasons?
Yes, B wasn't that in love, was she? And I think B and C belong together. So, yes. Will Dan and Serena get together?
Yes and no, I don't think will come together as a couple but as friends. What did you like the most about the '80s scenes?
Well, I liked snowed out and just the whole sphere. What did you like the least about the '80s scenes?
It was a little predictable, but ok. Bonus:
Blair and Chuck will say those 3 words to eachother and have hot steamy sex.
Serena is shocked that her half brother is still alive.
Georgina decides to return to the Jesus camp thing.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly meet Scott.

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1. My favourite quote: "THIS IS MY MOMENT. I OWN PROM!"
2. I don't care as long as I get my blair and chuck together...
3. I think they will but in 3rd or 4th season... it would be at least strange to get with your ex together again for the third time knowing you share (they believe they shared) a brother. ugh!
4. I must say i liked carol. if there is a spinoff it should be about her and not the boring lily. i think there are other characters you could make a spinoff about... like bart bass. i'd rather know more about him than lily.
5. let's see... how about they ruined an entire episode, and not just any episode... the prom!!
BONUS: blair and chuck finally confess what they feel for each other. serena is shocked by the gossip girl blast. georgina decides to stay for graduation. dan, nate and vanessa unkknowingly meet rufus and lily's child. or whatever... i really don't care that much about them in this episode!!

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1. "Who even voted for her?"
"I did. 150 times."
Chuck is just SO SWEET. 2. Any reason is the right reason to break up with Nate the puppy chasing, rainbow hopping pothead. But seriously, the best reason is being in love with his BFF. 3. I really hope so. This whole Lily/Rufus thing is getting boring as hell. But if they get together, they have to stay together for GOOD. None of this back and forth breakup for the child we never knew out parents had together! 4. Uh. Lily's outfit. That's all. 5. BORING. I mean, this spinoff isn't even about an interesting character. I don't really care about it at all. BONUS: Blair and Chuck finally...confess their love for eachother and have sex for the first time in over a year (come on writers. MAKE IT HAPPEN!) Serena is shocked by... either the identity of her new brother OR who is the person who is close to Gossip Girl. Georgina decides to... move back to NY and date Carter Baizen? Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly... get into a freak accident. Dan survives. But Nate and Vanessa both die. :p

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Favorite quote:
I have to give this one to J for this small exchange between her and Dan- "I need a dress for prom." "Fine but you're going to have to get your own shoes." Did B & N break up for the right reasons?
Yes, and I'm very glad they did (now we can have Chair), but I wish that the storyline with that had been a little more developed. Will Dan and Serena get together?
I think that they'll come close, then they'll meet their half-brother Scott in the finale and decide not to. Too bad. What did you like the most about the '80s scenes?
Snowed Out and the outfits because they gave me a good laugh. What did you like the least about the '80s scenes?
Knowing how everything will end up. Bonus:
Blair and Chuck finally say those 3 words, 8 letters.
Serena is shocked that her half brother is still alive.
Georgina decides to return to her old ways and go after Poppy.
Dan, Nate, and Vanessa unknowingly meet Scott.

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My favorite quote was definitely Blair's: "I OWN PROM!!" The delivery was perfect and it was short & sweet! Leighton Meester is love.