Gossip Girl Round Table: "Enough About Eve"

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Welcome to the weekly Gossip Girl Insider Round Table!

As the Enough About Eve" include Nate's scheming skills, Chuck's dalliances, Carter's disappearance, Vanessa's ... um, existence and more:

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

DANdy: Pretty much anything out of Chuck's mouth, but I'll go with his calm reaction to kissing a man: Do you really think I've never kissed a guy before?

Gossip Guy: LOL, I dunno why, but I loved Blair going to Lily for maternal guidance and responded with, "Where'd you learn to give a pep talk, Guantanamo?" Speaking of which, WTH is Eleanor? She couldn't show up for Lily's wedding or Blair's toast? I know Cyrus is an entertaining man, but can't you leave his side for a second?

Mister Meester: I love that Blair would openly call Vanessa "a tired cliche from the 718" planning "preachy I-hate-the-man talk," and "some girl with tacky accessories who lives to recycle." Girl does not mince words!

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2. Who would you have chosen to give the toast?

DANdy: Rufus. We've seen the kind of waffle spread he's responsible for; it's safe to assume he'd do wonders for any toast, as well. (Thank you. I'll be here all day!)

Gossip Guy: I'd go for the celeb factor. NYU needs money. As webmaster of a celebrity gossip site, I can tell you they bring in more than hippies or Queen B.

Mister Meester: Blair Waldorf. Just to see if she'd zing Vanessa during the speech. Or if anyone would actually stay awake through the Napoleon zingers.

3. From 1-10, what was the Vanessa uselessness scale ranking?

DANdy: 1, dammit! I'm officially hopping aboard the Vanessa bandwagon! Say what you want about V, Gossip Guy, but she's clearly served a purpose this season. Would I like to see more of her cleavage and hear less of her judging? Of course. But she hasn't been useless. She's proven to be an actual foil for Blair.

Mister Meester: 5. Okay, so Vanessa really wanted to give the speech to impress her mom. That part made perfect sense, as does her competition with (and her strong resentment of) Blair. But selling out Dan and Olivia? I just don't buy that V is that conniving all of a sudden, no matter the motive.

Gossip Guy: Ugh, 16. Seriously, Ms. Moral Hippie throws her friend and roommate under the bus because of a suggestion by Blair? Look, I get that the toast was important to her to win over her even bigger hippie mom, but blah, blah, blah. That's still not the Vanessa I've grown to know and hate.

AGGREGATE VANESSA USELESSNESS SCORE: 7.3!

4. Harder to believe: Nate actually hatching that plot, or Carter actually walking away from Serena in that dress?

Gossip Guy: Sorry Nate, you're much too pretty to have to think. I'm pretty sure Grandfather came up with that one.

DANdy: Keep in mind, Carter has actually seen Serena naked, so... I lost my train of thought.

Mister Meester: If you chalk the scheme up to the Vanderbilt political machine, I can see Nate swinging it. What I can't see is Carter taking off the way he did. This was a guy who refused to leave Serena's side when she was trying to brush him off, and now that his debt is gone, he's just too proud? Really Carter?

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Nate pulling a fast one on Serena? Or anyone? Dubious, to say the least.

5. Chuck's same-sex kiss: Hot, not or overhyped?

Gossip Guy: So overhyped. It was for maybe a split second, very forced into the plot line, and shockingly not his first anyways.

Mister Meester: Definitely overhyped. It made for an interesting wrinkle in Blair's plot, but wasn't really that scandalous, as Chuck was completely unfazed by the kiss itself. If anything, I was just sad Blair used Chuck (as he said).

DANdy: Please. It was barely a peck. You know what I always say: no tongue, no reason to get worked up over a same-sex kiss on Gossip Girl.

BONUS QUESTION: Will Chair kiss and make up? Hopefully with each other?

Mister Meester: As much as this was a setback for Chair, their exchange at the end showed maturity. She apologized, and while he's not over it yet, at least he's not out seeking revenge in the form of twins. Progress, people!

Gossip Guy: I'm not worried, this couple is stronger than the furniture they share a name with.

DANdy: Kiss and make up? No. But when Dorota scrubs the bathtub next week, let's just say she won't be the only member of the Waldorf household on her knees!

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    I think when you judge what Blair did with what happened in Dan de Fleurette, among other episodes, you might rethink her as a complete monster. Of course it's a terrible travesty to break a trust and use someone as a pawn, and although episode 4 had an "all's well that ends well;" speaking as one who has observed Blair's character as someone who holds grudges, it made perfect sense to me that even from the beginning, you can see the 'wears and tears' happening in their relationship. For example in episode 1, when she told Chuck she no longer wanted to play their 'scorned lover' game, and he went about flirting with another woman, after observing her insecurities over it, it showed a small tear in the fabric. Then in episode 3, when she spoke to Serena about how 'she killed Chuck's speakeasy plan,' a secret he happened to reveal to Serena before Blair, his other half, is another small tear. Couple that with the issue of her feeling that he put his needs before hers, in the same episode, presents a bit of wear on the relationship. You'll also notice that there's a lack of teamwork to accomplish either of their goals, which shows an active decision of not wanting each other involved in their issues, and too much pride in any relationship can hurt it a bit. Also, in episode 4, it shouldn't have escaped anyone's attention of how Chuck was 'sniffing behind Jenny,' an unaccomplished goal/conquest that still fascinates, coupled with his ease in wanting to embarrass his girlfriend by showing up at an event with another woman, or in this case, a high schooler, didn't show much promise in Chuck's character, and a definite wear and tear in Chuck and Blair's relationship. Blair's desperation, relationship past precedence with Chuck, and the already mutual damage they've caused, even prior to their coming together as a couple, it came as no surprise to me that she so easily used him, not even taking the time of considering his hurt, because this is the same deliverance he has given in his contrivances against her, whether they were under the guise of making her feel more confident, snapping her back into reality or wanting to keep her close to him, they hurt all the same. Speaking as a woman, we generally tend to be more passive aggressive and smolder a bit, so don't be surprised that when a woman strikes, it'll cut deep. The only issue is that when your heart is full into it, as Blair's is, you tend to hurt yourself in the process as well. So it'll be no surprise that makeup will have to be a bit more amazing than just grabbing knee pads to get it done. Once their trust is gone, it's only a matter of time before they're relationship will be too, and with them both feeling so passionate and possessive of one another, the aftermath will only be volatile, with each creating more hurt for the other.

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    PJ Buckley dude was great. Blair was AWFUL in this episode- overacted and annoyed the ____ out of me. I usually love her and her schemes but in this she was just a monster who needed to be slapped.
    I actually hope Chuck would leave her for good because he seems so mature and she in a ridiculous teen diva in a bad way.
    The only redeeming scene was Blair and Vanessa sitting together in the end. It felt a bit more adult for a change.
    Grow up GG.

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    did it looks like their mouths dissapeared (like CGI) during the kiss? I've seen more detailed kissing in sailor moon.

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    girls..anyone who knows the actor who plays pj buckley???

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    I know I'm a little late on this, but don't you guys felt that the last scenes's song had like a "Dallas" kind of vibe? I don't know, it reminded me of "Dallas", with all the characters brooding and etc.

    Chair4evarr

    1. chuck "do you really think ive never kissed a guy before" :)
    2.i'd love to see blair do it just to see what she would have to say about nyu would of been funny:P
    3.she was pretty important this week so im going with 5 the whole screwing up dan and olivia is stupid but hmm maybe she's selfish just like the rest
    4.carter leaving. he was pretty much stalking serena in the start n now poof hes gone :S:S
    5.overhyped
    6. they'll be fine this is just a speed hump to make the realtionship seem more normal for viewers i love them they cant break up!

    Dianafreedom

    I cried again at GG last night (I'm not in the US, so I see them later). Like I always cry when Blair and Chuck argue or where faith doesn't bring them together. Luckily I saw the pictures from the next episode and I hope everything will be ok.
    P.S. Even my boyfriend said last night: God, how good looking is Chuck!
    Haha!told you so! :P

    Stacexfacex

    that gay kiss was overhyped but it was still hot no matter how short it was. Chair will be okay Chuck just needs to forgive Blair.I'd like to see Blai begging for his forgiveness for once.

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    well...i love Blair's quote most of the time..especially' i love you, always have, always will' though it seems a bit lame now

    Charlieheartschuck

    Kiss and make up? No. But when Dorota scrubs the bathtub next week, let's just say she won't be the only member of the Waldorf household on her knees!

    HA! loved that. GG episodes would never be complete if i didn't read Gossip Girl Round Table the next day. xDD




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