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:
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!
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.
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?
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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