Gossip Girl Round Table: "How to Succeed in Bassness"

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With our How to Succeed in Bassness" include the two sides of J, a missing V, various plot holes and the major backstabbing yet to com ...

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

DANdy: Any time Dorota offers chess advice, while vacuuming Blair's dorm room, she'll earn this honor.

Gossip Guy: I loved all the Endless Knights lines throughout the whole episode but if I had to give an exact quote, it'd be the dialogue between KC and Serena at the end of all people. Serena claiming dating Roberts wouldn't be work and KC saying to call her after the second date. That tugged at my funny strings. Whatever those are.

Mister Meester: Blair's offer for Serena to help publicize a "members-only club SO exclusive it makes the SoHo house look like one of those dirty public schools with numbers for a name." So rough, in a hilariously condescending tone.

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2. Do you prefer wholesome Jenny or Jenny the bitchy sellout?

DANdy: Can we see a photo of each option before deciding? I'll go with whichever Jenny wears less make-up.

Gossip Guy: Definitively wholesome Jenny. I've never been a huge fan (don't get me wrong, she's still 10,000 times better than V), but my favorite part about Jenny has always been her friendship with Eric. I can't believe she'd sell the poor kid out.

Mister Meester: It sucks to watch J ditch Eric for those losers, but watching her internal conflict is pretty compelling. At some point, the good Little J will prevail. Meanwhile, at least mean girl Queen J is making things interesting.

3. Did you miss V?

DANdy: Yes. Just a pinch of that stuff made me feel reinvigorated and alive! (There's gotta be at least one True Blood fan here, right?)

Mister Meester: You know, I haven't been as down on Vanessa this season as most. However, I do like how the show will leave people out (be it V or whomever) rather than trying to force them into filler. Last night's Rufus-Lily plot excluded.

Gossip Guy: LOL.

4. How long will Dan make Olivia levitate ... if you know what we mean!

Gossip Guy: From all the experience he's gotten with Serena, I'm guessing Dan will crush Patrick Roberts' record. Of course, I don't know what an impressive levitation time would be, so let's just go with all night long!

DANdy: For however long she claims he did. Seems like Dan will just go along with whatever Olivia says, doesn't it? You weren't dating your co-star? Okay, phew! Oh, you were? Okay, no worries!

Mister Meester: How will he know? Clearly she's good at faking it.

Oh-livia!

Dan hit it last night. But what does the future hold for Bumphrey?

5. Biggest plot hole of the night: Serena getting mad at Blair when plan ended up getting her clients good PR, Blair involving Jack in any way, or Chuck's decision to have his own club raided?

Gossip Guy: Absolutely Chuck having his own club raided. I still don't think police raiding your club would ever make people want to stay in your hotel. News flash Gossip Girl, people try and avoid the cops.

Mister Meester: Jack being involved. B had to know that would backfire on Chuck. Unless that was her entire agenda, in which case it also wouldn't make sense. After what he went through with Jack, she wouldn't pull that, would she?

DANdy: Nothing about Chuck's club made sense to me. Raiding his own club, in order to beat Jack to that punch, was fine. But he and Blair acted like it was some ideally devious, productive plan that will help the club in the long run. Hard to see how half a year without a liquor license will do that.

BONUS QUESTION: Next week's promo promises scandal, backstabbing, lip service, deceit and mud-slinging. Share your predictions.

Mister Meester: Clearly Nate's grandfather will stop at nothing to help Tripp get elected, but how Serena and Blair fit into the mix remains to be seen. I'm going to guess that Blair schemes to get back at S and pays the price.

DANdy: I've gotta imagine the scandal will involve Serena's low-cut dress; the lip service will involve the drool dripping from the mouths of male viewers and the slinging will be focused on the mud from her wrestling match with Blair.

Gossip Guy: Oh boy, mud-slinging can only mean one thing, more of Nate's lame political story line. But, OMG, did anyone else see Blair getting her face shoved in a cake in the promo? It was a brief second so I could be making this up.

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kinda like this epi, with the smooth club raid at the end. 1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
Eric is fast becoming my favourite quoter..whatever that is. 'You do not got it.' just LOL. 2. Do you prefer wholesome Jenny or Jenny the bitchy sellout?
to be honest, i'm not jenny's #1 fan. But wholesome Jenny, cos then at least she's not trying to be a rock, knock-off version of Blair. 3. Did you miss V?
lol...wut? 4. How long will Dan make Olivia levitate ... if you know what we mean!
oikwym. but god knows. 5. Biggest plot hole of the night: Serena getting mad at Blair when plan ended up getting her clients good PR, Blair involving Jack in any way, or Chuck's decision to have his own club raided? Serena, because she is just one reasonable sized plot hole for me so far this season. BONUS QUESTION: Next week's promo promises scandal, backstabbing, lip service, deceit and mud-slinging. Share your predictions. I'm not hot no the politics, but let's hope something interesting there! I predict Blair will get her bitch on, hell i hope i'm right, it'd be about time!

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so i love me some gossip girl. and while this episode was a let down for me (coming off of my carter high... such a shame) i just got so aggitated with blair. Her need to be involved with everything and not see where she is wrong just annoys the rap out of me.
i love blair and chair as much as the next person but i have to be team serena for this one cause i just hate when the writers write blair this way. and i'm happy to say the cake scene looks like a good one!!!!!

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Well, someone have too be a bitch around here. Jenny being a bitch just made Gossip Girl .. well, a lot more fun to watch.
I'm glad that a Serena vs Blair war begun. Oh, you go B!
XOXO Gossip Girl

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LuLu...WORD!!!! Especially on Blair and Chair.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
The Taylor is back. And with the honorary more-than-one-fav.-quote--ness.
1. Rufus: Plus Lady GaGa forgot to change her hair when she came back as Taylor Swift. I about died.
2. Serena: Chuck, you might want to try to stop the police.
Chuck: Why would I stop them? I called them. 2. Do you prefer wholesome Jenny or Jenny the bitchy sellout?
Dude, obviously the bitchy sellout Jenny. Wholesome Jenny is too sweet and innocent and sugar-y. And totally boring. 3. Did you miss V?
No. Not at all. She's gotten really stale. And now she's a liar. 4. How long will Dan make Olivia levitate ... if you know what we mean!
Sex? Are we talking sex? In that case, I don't know. I've never sleep with Dan seeing as it's impossible because he's a fictitious character. And no matter what, Olivia is not Serena. 5. Biggest plot hole of the night: Serena getting mad at Blair when plan ended up getting her clients good PR, Blair involving Jack in any way, or Chuck's decision to have his own club raided?
Serena getting mad. Her clients got good PR. Why be so mad you know? It could've been a lot worse. Blair could've sleep with Carter, which technically has already happened, i.e. Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan. BONUS QUESTION: Next week's promo promises scandal, backstabbing, lip service, deceit and mud-slinging. Share your predictions.
Who could make up anything as good as what's gonna happen. Which hopefully something good will happen.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
The Taylor is back. And with the honorary more-than-one-fav.-quote--ness.
1. "Plus Lady GaGa forgot to change her hair when she came back as Taylor Swift." I about died.
2. Serena: Chuck, you might want to try to stop the police.
Chuck: Why would I stop them? I called them. 2. Do you prefer wholesome Jenny or Jenny the bitchy sellout? DANdy: Can we see a photo of each option before deciding? I'll go with whichever Jenny wears less make-up. Gossip Guy: Definitively wholesome Jenny. I've never been a huge fan (don't get me wrong, she's still 10,000 times better than V), but my favorite part about Jenny has always been her friendship with Eric. I can't believe she'd sell the poor kid out. Mister Meester: It sucks to watch J ditch Eric for those losers, but watching her internal conflict is pretty compelling. At some point, the good Little J will prevail. Meanwhile, at least mean girl Queen J is making things interesting. 3. Did you miss V? DANdy: Yes. Just a pinch of that stuff made me feel reinvigorated and alive! (There's gotta be at least one True Blood fan here, right?) Mister Meester: You know, I haven't been as down on Vanessa this season as most. However, I do like how the show will leave people out (be it V or whomever) rather than trying to force them into filler. Last night's Rufus-Lily plot excluded. Gossip Guy: LOL. 4. How long will Dan make Olivia levitate ... if you know what we mean! Gossip Guy: From all the experience he's gotten with Serena, I'm guessing Dan will crush Patrick Roberts' record. Of course, I don't know what an impressive levitation time would be, so let's just go with all night long! DANdy: For however long she claims he did. Seems like Dan will just go along with whatever Olivia says, doesn't it? You weren't dating your co-star? Okay, phew! Oh, you were? Okay, no worries! Mister Meester: How will he know? Clearly she's good at faking it. Dan hit it last night. But what does the future hold for Bumphrey? 5. Biggest plot hole of the night: Serena getting mad at Blair when plan ended up getting her clients good PR, Blair involving Jack in any way, or Chuck's decision to have his own club raided? Gossip Guy: Absolutely Chuck having his own club raided. I still don't think police raiding your club would ever make people want to stay in your hotel. News flash Gossip Girl, people try and avoid the cops. Mister Meester: Jack being involved. B had to know that would backfire on Chuck. Unless that was her entire agenda, in which case it also wouldn't make sense. After what he went through with Jack, she wouldn't pull that, would she? DANdy: Nothing about Chuck's club made sense to me. Raiding his own club, in order to beat Jack to that punch, was fine. But he and Blair acted like it was some ideally devious, productive plan that will help the club in the long run. Hard to see how half a year without a liquor license will do that. BONUS QUESTION: Next week's promo promises scandal, backstabbing, lip service, deceit and mud-slinging. Share your predictions. Mister Meester: Clearly Nate's grandfather will stop at nothing to help Tripp get elected, but how Serena and Blair fit into the mix remains to be seen. I'm going to guess that Blair schemes to get back at S and pays the price. DANdy: I've gotta imagine the scandal will involve Serena's low-cut dress; the lip service will involve the drool dripping from the mouths of male viewers and the slinging will be focused on the mud from her wrestling match with Blair. Gossip Guy: Oh boy, mud-slinging can only mean one thing, more of Nate's lame political story line. But, OMG, did anyone else see Blair getting her face shoved in a cake in the promo? It was a brief second so I could be making this up.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
Nate and Dan talking orgasms. I pissed myself when dan was like 'look at the way her face...that's love, that's definitely, like, desire and-' Nate: Dude, it's an orgasm.' I'm surprised Archie knows what the 'O' face looks like! 2. Do you prefer wholesome Jenny or Jenny the bitchy sellout?
Since to me, Jenny's only redeemable character trait is her friendship with Eric (or was) I'd say wholesome Jenny. And I dont mean early this season, I mean the goal-oriented, fashionable Jenny devoid of racoon makeup early season 2 era. Girlfriend kicked ass. 3. Did you miss V?
Who? 4. How long will Dan make Olivia levitate ... if you know what we mean!
After 5 seconds 5. Biggest plot hole of the night: Serena getting mad at Blair when plan ended up getting her clients good PR, Blair involving Jack in any way, or Chuck's choice to have his own club raided?
Blair calling Jack. WTF.
Even if Jack could make wine out of water, she shouldnt call him. It didnt seem like something she would do after last year. She was pretty selfish this episode and I'm not sure I liked her a whole lot. BONUS QUESTION: Next week's promo promises scandal, backstabbing, lip service, deceit and mud-slinging. Share your predictions.
A BS breakup, obviously. Apparently it won't last long, though. I thought it was way too much with the cake thing. Took it too far. Also, S was being way hypocritical last episode. That's why I'm team Blair.

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1. Nate's snarky comeback to Serena--he would have gotten the finger and a few choice words for that one 2. Bitchy Jenny--I'm okay with seeing where this SL goes. Does Jenny grow up and mature or try to become a bigger B than B 3. V who???? It was nice--I didn't have my finger on the FF button the whole friggin show in fear of seeing her. 4. I can't remember how long HD is here. That's one of the issues of announcing how long guest stars will be on the show for me. I'm doing a countdown in my head of their episodes instead of trying to connect with their SL's. 5. I don't know honestly but it has to be involving Jack in any way. WTF was that??? B would know better and she didn't appear to want anything to do with him when we last saw them interact. To be truthful, all of the scenes with S/B/C were "off" to me. And this S/B conflict seems forced to me, just like the depth of C's reaction to B's scheme last week. Chuck would have given her kudo points for turning the tables on him and then picked out a girl for her to kiss. Next week: I predict Grandpa Vanderbilt will stage the almost "drowning" so Tripp can save the person to make Tripp look like a hero and that he's using V to film it--foreshadowing about her doing the Vanderbilt documentary said by D/O (been there, seen this before, didn't like it then, don't like it now). Lastly, I'd like to second LuLu's comments above. We're getting a very pale, depressing facsimile of C/B this season and it's insulting. When B complimented C about being sexy and 'legitimate', C would have pulled her in for a short but passionate smooch and not just walked the F off to go to a meeting. That's just one example to me of their screwy dynamic this season. I'm beginning to believe the writers don't want C/B to succeed as a couple, so they can say "we tried, they failed, next relationship" or OMFG moment.

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Ditto everything LuLu says

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I also need to know what is Olivia hiding from Dan? What did she say on Fallon? And I was wondering if she knows about Dan and Serena haha that would be hard to explain: "She is my sister but we used to date"