Gossip Girl Round Table: "Reversals of Fortune"

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As readers sound off in our Reversals of Fortune" include memorable lines, Chair's sexy antics, Nate's family drama, rich boy Dan, the jet-setting wild child known as Serena and the semi-useless enigma known as Vanessa.

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

DANdy: Blair's observation that a model "looks like she needs a sandwich." Clearly a jab at new, fellow CW star Mischa Barton (of The Beautiful Life).

LovelyLively: I'm going with a series of quotes in which we learn that Serena hooked up with Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly Prince Harry, while Chuck once hit it with Ivanka Trump. Man these Upper East Siders get around!

Gossip Guy: Almost all my favorite quotes were uttered by Dan this episode. The guy was on fire! In particular I loved when responded to Vanessa's comments about $100 bills with "Do you know how hard it is to break one of those things? I don't know why they even make them." I've made the same cheesy joke when I was pretending to be rich off my singular $100 bill! Love that guy.

Mister Meester: Cheesy as it was, Chuck really got me with "I'm not Chuck Bass without you." How can you not love new, mutually-in-love Chair?

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2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble?

DANdy: Boring! The best they come up with is Chuck flirting with a girl and Blair interrupting his supposed infidelity before it's realized? Please. Chair can do better. Seems like this was only invented to confuse viewers at the outset.

Mister Meester: Hot! As the man himself said last season, what do you expect, Chuck and Blair go to the movies? He likes hitting on girls, she likes putting inferior ones down. Everyone wins! Whatever helps them spice it up.

LovelyLively: Asking for trouble. Serena nailed it when she talked about the slippery slope. Fortunately, both Chuck and Blair seem to realize there's a time and place for games, but simply being together can be exciting too.

Gossip Guy: I'm gonna be honest, it made me kind of uncomfortable. But whatever, Chair is still the hottest couple ever and Chuck even proved how romantic they were when he told Blair "I'm not Chuck Bass without you."

3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10.

Gossip Guy: First off, I just wanted to say how much I've missed the round table for these questions alone. Holy crap Vanessa sucks. Look, when I was redesigning the header last month, I almost decided I no longer hate Vanessa because of how hot she looked. Then she shows up with hair so nappy it has flies in it (rewatch the outdoor scenes), a relationship with the lamest long lost brother actor they could have cast, and back to the same annoying anti-rich rants that even Dan got bored of. Stop being so useless or I will be forced to remove you from the header. 11.

Mister Meester: 6. She got in one fight with Dan and acted like it's the end of the world. But if there's one thing Vanessa totally would become indignant over, it's D selling out. I also don't mind her and Scott together.

DANdy: 7.5. Hey, she wasn't serving coffee and she was hanging out with people her own age. Those are major steps for V.

LovelyLively: 5. At least we saw some signs of life. She and Scott are - dare I say it - kind of cute? Maybe? A little? That actor is pretty bad, though. Is he supposed to be creepy, or can he just not pull off emotional and conflicted?

AVERAGE VANESSA USELESSNESS QUOTIENT: 7.125!

4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve?

LovelyLively: You don't cut ties with the Vanderbilts. They cut ties with you. The only question is how they try to use Nate (and Bree) to their advantage.

DANdy: Hmm ... the creepy old grandfather or the hot, young Joanna Garcia? See ya, Vanderbilts! As for said creepy grandfather: Considering that he hung up on Tripp without revealing his plan, I assume his goal is to save money on cell phone minutes and use the extra cash to do something mischievous.

Gossip Guy: I really think Nate will cut ties. It definitely has nothing to do with his grandfather's plan take advantage of Nate's relationship with Bree. It has everything to do with the Ferrari. Kind of a little cheese to take to college. What is this, Entourage? Show some class, Archibalds.

Mister Meester: Whether Nate tries to cut ties is irrelevant, since the grandfather is plotting to leak a Nate-Bree sex tape. Sure, this would sabotage his own grandson as well as Bree, but Nate is kind of his family's black sheep anyway, and these things are always worse for the girl. Yay, double standards!

Nate, Bree and Grandfather

WARNING: What the grandfather says and what he means are quite different.

5. Do you like the new Dan?

Gossip Guy: Hells yeah! Dan started off as my favorite character before he was quickly replaced by Chuck. But now, Dan is looking and acting cool, while still delivering some of the best one liners. How can you not love this guy? Plus great new hair. I'm thinking I might have to switch mine up.

Mister Meester: Of course. Sure, he needs to be backhanded for that hundred-dollar bill comment, but Dan didn't do anything wrong. If someone handed V a wallet full of Benjamins, no way she turns it down. B!tch.

LovelyLively: Oh yeah. Dan has transitioned into his new life of privilege quite hilariously. Some of his rich boy quotes and reactions were pretty priceless.

DANdy: Do you mean the longer hair? Yes. Other than that, he makes corny jokes and feels a need to be there for Serena. Seems like the old Dan to me.

BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple?

DANdy: A couple of what? They had sex in a forest. That may make one itchy, but it doesn't make a relationship.

LovelyLively: Still undecided, but I absolutely loved the scene where Carter Baizen awkwardly walks out of the woods. One question, though: he asks if anyone's seen a girl in an orange dress. Didn't he and Serena just ... you know?

Mister Meester: I've always been a Derena guy, but she and Carter have some real chemistry. He's so shady and arrogant, but he's hot, and seems to legitimately care for her. Sounds a lot like Chuck pursuing Blair, no?

Gossip Guy: OMG. I wanted to hate them due to my obvious love of Derena, but wow. Riding off on horses together and doing it in the woods? H O T.

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New series is very exciting i can't believe how early we've got it in the UK this time last year we had to wait 6 months i haven't been on here for a while and i love the new header btw good work GossipGuy

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so i'm like 4 weeks late, but hey, this is what you get for living in England. episode two tomorrow! 1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
DUH. 'i'm not chuck bass without you' what girl wouldn't love that?? 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble? is wierd an option?? i'm sorry, im totally and 300% pro chair, cos they're are Hot (yeah, capital H), but this is all a little bizarre for my liking. 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10. I will never like her, end of story.
however, she did provide a little entertainment here, i mean the awkward kiss with Scott was fascinating to watch..TAKE OFF YOUR HEELS, maybe mis-heighted couples can survive irl, but on screen? no. 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve? Nate will have no idea what's going on. The shiny red car was a great distraction.
but on the serious note, Nate is not blessed with the ability of 'think before you act' so he will probably sever ties in a heartbeat, and be back before ya know it. 5. Do you like the new Dan? what new Dan? he's still cabbage patch..plus ray bans. big whoop. don't get me wrong, he's not a major pro or con for me..so i guess he can stay. BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple? potentially okay. he's a Ross tho..isn't he? what is with all that hair gel?!

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favorite quote= who the hell is he not to want you... so sweet! i'm in love with that man!

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i love the new mutually-in-love chair, they are so sweet. its just a big fat giant *AWWWWWWWWWW*

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What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? I did not exactly love anything, but this is hilarious: "As for said creepy grandfather: Considering that he hung up on Tripp without revealing his plan, I assume his goal is to save money on cell phone minutes and use the extra cash to do something mischievous." LOL! 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble? At first I thought it was asking for trouble, but then it just got plain boring! It wasn't very original of the writers; I have read things like that on the fanfiction community over and over again. We are still on recession people, but work as if you were getting a raise because of it! (Shouldn't Chuck know better than to tease girls skinnier and prettier than Blair? Where did the bulimia go?) 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10. I'm just going to wonder how the hell she got on that polo game. WTF!? Then that weird dude got in too, for God's sake! Btw, the hight difference when they kissed just made the kiss even more bleh than it was! And yes, Gossip Guy, her hair was absolutely disgusting. Jenny's was really greasy too. They should just stop bugging the UES, and go work on a fast food or something; they should appreciate additional grease. But on a scale of 1 to 10, I think 9. 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve? Even though Nate's family is kind of a monarchy, I think Nate will not cut ties wit his family. Joanna Garcia is just a guest star; that should give us a hint. And up his sleeve, his grandfather must have one big cellphone bill, because that call was as short as the Duffster. 5. Do you like the new Dan? For no apparent reason I have always hated Dan. So, rich Dan is no different. Besides, he's not really rich anyway. BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple? They are surprisingly good. When he pulled out his cheesiness on her, he did it with style--just like Carter Baizen would.

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Just reading some reviews on the first episode on a different website. Blair / Chuck fans are gonna hate this (and I'm one of them!!). I have this feeling that Blair and Dan are gonna hook-up, if only for 1-2 episodes. I think she's gonna feel out of place adjusting to NYU, and I think Dan's gonna help her adjust (while Chuck is working, and kinda out of touch with what she's going through at school). I have a feeling we'll at least see Blair and Dan kiss and maybe a bit more, and Chuck will end up being the one who is insecure and jealous, not to mention Serena getting pissed with both Blair and Dan. Not saying I want it to happen, but I'm thinking we might see a twist like that.

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"Considering that he hung up on Tripp without revealing his plan, I assume his goal is to save money on cell phone minutes and use the extra cash to do something mischievous." Hahaha, that comment killed me. It's so annoying the way characters never say "goodbye" on phone calls on tv, but that was especially abrupt.

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Gossip Girl Round Table: "Reversals of Fortune"
Posted on September 15th, 2009 12:34 PM by LovelyLively
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? DANdy: Blair's observation that a model "looks like she needs a sandwich." Clearly a jab at new, fellow CW star Mischa Barton (of The Beautiful Life). LovelyLively: I'm going with a series of quotes in which we learn that Serena hooked up with Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly Prince Harry, while Chuck once hit it with Ivanka Trump. Man these Upper East Siders get around! Gossip Guy: Almost all my favorite quotes were uttered by Dan this episode. The guy was on fire! In particular I loved when responded to Vanessa's comments about $100 bills with "Do you know how hard it is to break one of those things? I don't know why they even make them." I've made the same cheesy joke when I was pretending to be rich off my singular $100 bill! Love that guy. Mister Meester: Cheesy as it was, Chuck really got me with "I'm not Chuck Bass without you." How can you not love new, mutually-in-love Chair? Lil' Miss Hepburn: Easily B to S: I know what you did this summer and who, i hope you got your shots before you left, should i be worried?...or something to that effect :) 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble? DANdy: Boring! The best they come up with is Chuck flirting with a girl and Blair interrupting his supposed infidelity before it's realized? Please. Chair can do better. Seems like this was only invented to confuse viewers at the outset. Mister Meester: Hot! As the man himself said last season, what do you expect, Chuck and Blair go to the movies? He likes hitting on girls, she likes putting inferior ones down. Everyone wins! Whatever helps them spice it up. LovelyLively: Asking for trouble. Serena nailed it when she talked about the slippery slope. Fortunately, both Chuck and Blair seem to realize there's a time and place for games, but simply being together can be exciting too. Gossip Guy: I'm gonna be honest, it made me kind of uncomfortable. But whatever, Chair is still the hottest couple ever and Chuck even proved how romantic they were when he told Blair "I'm not Chuck Bass without you." Lil' Miss Hepburn: Never before would i have put the words "boooring" and "chair" together in the same sentence, but it appears that things have indeed changed...the infamous waiter and client scene at the end sent shivers down my neck for the wrong reasons, it made its way onto my computer screen causing not only me but hundreds of others to shudder and look away, in future such scenes should be left in one's imagination. 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10. Gossip Guy: First off, I just wanted to say how much I've missed the round table for these questions alone. Holy crap Vanessa sucks. Look, when I was redesigning the header last month, I almost decided I no longer hate Vanessa because of how hot she looked. Then she shows up with hair so nappy it has flies in it (rewatch the outdoor scenes), a relationship with the lamest long lost brother actor they could have cast, and back to the same annoying anti-rich rants that even Dan got bored of. Stop being so useless or I will be forced to remove you from the header. 11. Mister Meester: 6. She got in one fight with Dan and acted like it's the end of the world. But if there's one thing Vanessa totally would become indignant over, it's D selling out. I also don't mind her and Scott together. DANdy: 7.5. Hey, she wasn't serving coffee and she was hanging out with people her own age. Those are major steps for V. LovelyLively: 5. At least we saw some signs of life. She and Scott are - dare I say it - kind of cute? Maybe? A little? That actor is pretty bad, though. Is he supposed to be creepy, or can he just not pull off emotional and conflicted? Lil' Miss Hepburn: 10. Not only for her utter uselessness, but for the matted dreadlock beehive in which she resided beneath at the polo match. Before Vanessa arrived, in fear of favoring the wealthy and losing her anti-rich mind she sat in the dumpster for aproximitly an hour (as she does twice daily), well if it keeps her sane... AVERAGE VANESSA USELESSNESS QUOTIENT: 7.125! 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve? LovelyLively: You don't cut ties with the Vanderbilts. They cut ties with you. The only question is how they try to use Nate (and Bree) to their advantage. DANdy: Hmm ... the creepy old grandfather or the hot, young Joanna Garcia? See ya, Vanderbilts! As for said creepy grandfather: Considering that he hung up on Tripp without revealing his plan, I assume his goal is to save money on cell phone minutes and use the extra cash to do something mischievous. Gossip Guy: I really think Nate will cut ties. It definitely has nothing to do with his grandfather's plan take advantage of Nate's relationship with Bree. It has everything to do with the Ferrari. Kind of a little cheese to take to college. What is this, Entourage? Show some class, Archibalds. Mister Meester: Whether Nate tries to cut ties is irrelevant, since the grandfather is plotting to leak a Nate-Bree sex tape. Sure, this would sabotage his own grandson as well as Bree, but Nate is kind of his family's black sheep anyway, and these things are always worse for the girl. Yay, double standards! Lil' Miss Hepburn: I have not enough interest in this particular topic to pursue it...anyways Mister Meester has effectively voiced my own opinion. WARNING: What the grandfather says and what he means are quite different. 5. Do you like the new Dan? Gossip Guy: Hells yeah! Dan started off as my favorite character before he was quickly replaced by Chuck. But now, Dan is looking and acting cool, while still delivering some of the best one liners. How can you not love this guy? Plus great new hair. I'm thinking I might have to switch mine up. Mister Meester: Of course. Sure, he needs to be backhanded for that hundred-dollar bill comment, but Dan didn't do anything wrong. If someone handed V a wallet full of Benjamins, no way she turns it down. B!tch. LovelyLively: Oh yeah. Dan has transitioned into his new life of privilege quite hilariously. Some of his rich boy quotes and reactions were pretty priceless. DANdy: Do you mean the longer hair? Yes. Other than that, he makes corny jokes and feels a need to be there for Serena. Seems like the old Dan to me. Lil' Miss Hepburn: His hair has a new, unmistakably bouncy look to it lately. Any day now i expect him to dramatically flourish one of those combs with teeth and sweep it across his face in a way that reeks "I'm too cool for school". BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple? DANdy: A couple of what? They had sex in a forest. That may make one itchy, but it doesn't make a relationship. LovelyLively: Still undecided, but I absolutely loved the scene where Carter Baizen awkwardly walks out of the woods. One question, though: he asks if anyone's seen a girl in an orange dress. Didn't he and Serena just ... you know? Mister Meester: I've always been a Derena guy, but she and Carter have some real chemistry. He's so shady and arrogant, but he's hot, and seems to legitimately care for her. Sounds a lot like Chuck pursuing Blair, no? Gossip Guy: OMG. I wanted to hate them due to my obvious love of Derena, but wow. Riding off on horses together and doing it in the woods? H O T. Lil' Miss Hepburn: Officially kidnapping two horses, ridding off into the woods, snapping twigs in the shrubbery, and two random guards holding onto the reins of some horses potentially witnessing the event... What could be a sturdier foundation to base one's reletionship on? I think they're great.

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WOWWWW! I'm not chuck bass without you! melt melt :p Love the games, it was amazing! :)

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