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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Round Table is the best!! 1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
I agree with anne, the best quote belongs to Jenny: "that's unfair, everybody's topless on Valentino's yatch" 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble?
They are anything but boring. I'm gonna go with "Asking for trouble" because Blair's psychosis on not becoming boring is really kind of annoying. 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10.
10 - For being so annoying and for making Dan feel bad about his new life;
Plus 5 - For always dating losers. I mean, first Nate and now Scott? Seriously? Before heading to the next question, there's two quotes that cannot be left unsaid here: "I see her becoming that college student who tries really hard to be Different and Cool. That postmodernist Coffeehouse Intellectual who is constantly holier-than-thou. " (Lulu) "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." (Gossip Guy) BTW, the person who thought of this question definetely isn't a Vanessa's fan... LOL 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve?
Nate is so boring. Cut off the ties or not, who cares? 5. Do you like the new Dan?
I love the new Dan!! He was starting to get on my nerves in the end of Season 2, but now everything's different!
Like Gossip Guy said: "Dan is looking and acting cool, while still delivering some of the best one liners. How can you not love this guy?" BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple?
I think they're great together. There's a lotta mystery between then and it just makes it even better. I think they have a very interesting future.

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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"
BIG FAT LOL. Gossip Guy said everything I wanted to! Except that I would give Vanessa 20 degrees of uselessness to say at least!
And agreeing with Gossip Guy one more time: Dan has become one of my new fav characters!!

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I found this a little anti-climactic, actually. Not as cool as I was expecting. These two still play off of each other beautifully, though, so I think there's hope for improvement.

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"Reversals of Fortune" GG Round Table via gossipgirlinsider.com 1. What was your favourite Gossip Girl quote from this episode?
Bree Buckley: You pulled my hair during Clinton's inaugural ball.
ha ha ha. First, how would you remember that? They would have been what? 2 or 3? 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble?
Chuck and Blair are asking for trouble, but it's hot that they're doing everything they can to avoid being boring. I also think it's humorous/ironic that Nate and Serena are the voices of reason. 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10.
About an 8. Love Jessica, hate Vanessa. 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his famiy - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve?
Nate the squatter? Check. Nate the man-whore? Check. Nate sans Vanderbilts? I don't think so. And Grandfather doesn't do 'up his sleeves', that's what Tripp is for. 5. Do you like the new Dan?
Same Dan just better clothes and since I was an avid Dan-quote-fan, the answer would be yes. BONUS QUESTION: How do you feel about Serena and Carter as a couple?
Ummm ... Carena? Or Serter? Doesn't really roll off the tongue. But we'll see what happens during the season.

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Hahaha this is fun to read. I agree with LovelyLively and Mister Meestwick for most of the comments, especially Question 2 regarding Chuck and Blair's game. It's a bit of heading for trouble but also crazy HOT. It's something twisted but interesting, and really, the truth is, CB can never be boring. (I quote Chuck in the episode haha) I like the bonus question regarding Carter and Serena - LOL DANdy's comment is hilarious!! I actually think they both look really great together, hot even. But I'm not sure how it'll be as a couple for them, and I doubt they'll even last, but its fun and very interesting watching them for now. And all in all, even though Carter looks super HOT in this episode, not even him can beat the degree of sexiness exuded by the one and only CHUCK BASS. xD

Jem-bop

1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? gotta be 'i'm not chuck bass without you' seriously i had a tear. 2. Chuck and Blair's game: Hot, boring or asking for trouble? hotttttt
holy mother of chair, i loved it!
it was a good way to keep them current and fair enough it was not realistic but this is what i love about chair ! 3. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10. 10 as always, i am actually starting to feel sorry for jessica now which is hard for me to say, didn't like scott either, really bad actor
plus the whole scott using vanessa to get to dan thing kind of reminds me of georgina using dan to get to serena,
i dont know about this yet, but atm im not liking the storyline 4. Will Nate really cut ties with his family - and what does his grandfather have up his sleeve? i doubt it, this story line could have been far much better than it acctually was, i like joanna garcia and everything but i think she was just to flat to play bree, she was too nicey nicey and this spoilt it for me,
nate was just as boring and hot as usual 5. Do you like the new Dan? surprisingly i do
dan has never been a character close to my heart, but i must admit im really starting to like the guy!
now if he could just stop folloing serena around like a dog, he could become my new chuck bass ;)

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I have the same doubt of Lovely Lively: why does Carter ask for Serena if they have just had sex?!

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Gotta agree that Chuck and Blair's game is awkward. Nothing hot about it. It was weird.

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Chair4evarr

1. i love the "im not chuck bass without you" line so cute!
2.asking for trouble definately serena was right!
3.10. i hate vanessa! shes so useless and way more interesting in the books
4.whatever the gradfather has up his sleeve i think its gonna be good :) but i dont think nate will ever cut ties with his family i think he wants to be independant but what other kind of family does he have??
5.yes it makes his character a lil less boring but i think vanessa's right he should stay the same guy in a new world otherwise the show will lose that variety

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