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Round Table: "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?"

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Welcome to this week's Gossip Girl Insider Round Table!

With our They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" include classic lines, Serena and Tripp, the Jenny-Eric feud, and the overhyped three-way ...

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

DANdy: I've grown tired of contrived fights between Blair and Serena, but this one was almost worthwhile just for B referring to S as someone that runs an "emotional Ponzi Scheme."

Gossip Guy: Haha without a doubt, Blair's lines have been stealing the show again now that the bitch is back. If I had to pick one it's when she told Jenny, "This is not your wedding day, Cotillion only happens once!" Too funny how warped her perspective is. Love you, B.

Mister Meester: Two Chuck quotes win for me: First, "Do you really think I want to spend my weekend watching women with tramp stamps working out their daddy issues?" Um, kind of, yeah! Then on the intercom: "If you two want to kiss, it won't count as cheating." Hilarious.

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2. The threesome: Yay or nay?

DANdy: Nay. It was built up too much. The instant we saw Dan, Vanessa and Olivia on screen, there was no doubt who would be menageing one another's trois. If the show hadn't mentioned the scene at all, perhaps it would have been shocking and exciting. Instead, it felt lame and forced.

Gossip Guy: Look, I love threesomes as much as the next guy, but how can you really expect me to "Yay" anything involving Vanessa? Eww, could you imagine hooking up with V? V stands for vomit in this case. Sorry, even the adorable Olivia couldn't make that threesome attractive. P.S. This has nothing to do with Jessica Szohr either, I think she's gorgeous. Her character though... ugh.

Mister Meester: The deluge of Gossip Girl spoilers definitely killed the "wow" factor for me, but here's one component of it I liked: Vanessa will finally have to admit she's in love with Dan. This is one heck of a way to explore that!

3. Team Jenny or Team Eric?

DANdy: Team Jenny, if only because she forced Jonathan to break up with Eric. That guy sucked. He was way too moral for Gossip Girl.

Mister Meester: Team Eric. He was no match for her this week, but boasting that the next time he takes her down it will be for good? Kid's got surprising gumption, at least. Who knew J's big rival would be her little bro!

Gossip Guy: Oh Team Eric all the way. The little guy (anyone else notice how short he looks next to J?) is at least going to keep the Constance drama entertaining for us. Otherwise I don't think I could handle the high school scenes, so goooo Eric!

4. Are you happy Blair and Serena made up?

Gossip Guy: Hmm, no I think I watch my Gossip Girl for the drama and these two are pretty much the definition of it when fighting. Here's hoping Serena pissed off Blair when she ditched her that night for Tripp.

DANdy: I'd have been happier if they made out!!!!!!!!!

Mister Meester: Yeah. My inner cheese ball loved the moment where they couldn't bear to hate each other anymore. When Blair asked Serena what her fake text supposed said and wheter she texted back? Sniff.

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It took awhile, but Serena and Blair finally made up.

5. Will Serena and Tripp hook up? Should they?

Gossip Guy: Yes and no. I know they like to keep everything in the family on this show, but I'm pretty sure cousins shouldn't share. Does no one else remember that hot flashback between Nate and Serena? Oh and I guess he's married and stuff so that's not cool either.

Mister Meester: Hell yes! Tripp just won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. If he's not sleeping with a staff member, only to get reelected by a comfortable 15 percent margin anyway, he's not a believable elected official.

DANdy: While the nickname Sipp makes this potential couple intriguing, they need to do something with Serena aside from sticking her in misguided relationships. I think she should become a nude model.

BONUS QUESTION: Is the show feeling a little boring this season?

Mister Meester: Here's the thing. Overall, there's a lot more to like about this season than last. The dialogue and characters are all great. However, some of the plot lines have fallen short on excitement. What was Serena and Blair's fight even about? Olivia's interview last week was vanilla, as was her threesome scene. What does Nate do ... ever? The list goes on and on. There needs to be a central theme tying these weekly plots together and more OMFG moments to boot!

DANdy: Yes. What is Chuck's storyline? Nate's? Blair's? Those characters - two of which are actually interesting! - seem to wander around each episode, looking for something to do. The show needs a broader narrative, something to tie it together, especially when it deprives us of Serena cleavage shots, as it did this week.

Gossip Guy: A little. Bring on the drama. I want B vs S. I want B and E vs J. I want so many fights I forget which letters stand for what. If I want to watch boring I'd set up a video camera recording my life, which mostly consists of sitting on the couch watching Gossip Girl and such.

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I just watched it. OMFG!!!! I'm like TOTALLY shocked they could show that!!! AWESOME!!! V and Dan are so cute!!! And Olivia - oh my god - I sooooo wanna be her!

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Kinsey, it was a lost weekend Chuck was throwing for Nate, he wasn't cheating on Blair. At most he was seeing half-naked women parading around his apartment, but Blair seemed to sign off on it beforehand (she'd have liked more warning, and did warn him not to get too lost). Nate, as we know from season one, was just as close to the action when he was Blair's boyfriend, so it's not like it's an extra sleazy move by Chuck here.
If you recall, he didn't want to actually kiss anyone in their games, and was only upset (at first) with kissing Blair's male target because he only wanted to be kissing Blair. So, I don't think we have to worry about C or B cheating on each other anytime soon. However, Blair has every right to be pissed to have her lingerie "borrowed" by the "entertainment staff". I'm sure she'll come up with a suitable punishment for that slip...

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I mean honestly he is so OOC when he said himself he counts things between him and Blair as S A C R E D

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Bonus: Booring as hell - characters not themselves
- Blai treaded like shit
- distroying the epic love between Chair
- too many gueststars
- NO SLs, and no consictency. One one episode arc ends all is fogotten
- Does not respond to all the facts we had previous 2 seasons... if anyone I TIS BLAIR who cannot trust Chuck!!!!!
- GEnder Discrimnation... the real Blair Waldorf would pracitcally break up with chuck if she found him with other women in her lingerie... but most importantly people THE REAL CHUCK BASS WOULD NEVER LEND OUT LINGIRIE THAT BELONGS TO BLAIR TO SOME CHEAP DIRTY STRIPPER. NEVER MIND LET HER IN TO THEIR BEDROOM WHERE THEY ARE MOST INTIMATE!!! THE REAL Chuck BAss, not his moral half snoosing sleezy and sllloooooooow zombie with too tan skin and too much hair product. It's like in season 2 Blair's hair was all wrong and she was constently red or tanned loosing her Snow-White unique beauty. This season they decided to make constently tanned and overusing hair gelé. Sometimes I wonder if the CW actually wants to end this show... like Veronica Mars?! Because we have been complcaining a lot, and as son as one BAD thing ends it cheges for the worse!!! season 3 sucks... and I think the show wont last longer than 4 seasons!!! That seems to be the most Josh can do, not to mentioning that 2 of the seasons usually suck. Look at his Tv shows like OC and then Chuck... yet he still hasn't learned his lesson to LISTEN TO THE FANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For f's sake

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Gossip Girl Insider: please tell o let the CW know that we don't want any more spoilers. Maybe its a rating strategy but its not working anymore.

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1. Chuck's as hilarious. 2. Nay because we already knew, but they way that V looked at Olivia when they were at the cafe was so not friendly. 3. Team Eric! I want to see him trying to get J down! Its gonna be amazing. 4. Yes :) because i didnt understand why they fought about. I have to say that I also think that my best friend and I are like them. 5. Yes for the scandal, no because its a boring couple. Bonus: I love this season but PLEASE stop releasing so many spoilers because the show loses all the mystery. Please, keep it to yourself. There have been so many amazing storylines and personally i think that the 3some would have been MUCH MORE interesting if we didn't know for advance. We have @gossipgirl on Twitter, lets make her the official speaker.

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1. If the 2 of you want to kiss, I wont count it as cheating....loved it!! 2.nay, D,O AND V started talking about collage things we all knew it! the whole OM3 was not an OMFG it was an ...well duh!!! 3.Team Eric!!!! I love the cats fights dont get me wrong, but S and B know how to do it..... well used to anyways and it looks like Eric is learning from his big sis and sis BFF :) little J just seems to try to hard waaaay to hard!!! 4.I am glad sure, but so soon no way!!! 5. yes and no...... he is in office soo...lol and S seems to have drama follow her when it comes to men in her life, but no cause I want to see Nate get a piece from S lol BONUS QUESTION: oh for sure!!!!! the first season I remember saying OMG while watching, second season the whole time I was WANTING for C and B together because lets face it THERE HOT TOGETHER!!!!! but this season I dont feel the heat with Chuck and Blair....where is Chuck most of the time??? Nate where is he??? and I seem to be looking at the time, which I never did the last 2 seasons, I couldn't wait till next Monday.....and now I PVR it, PVR IT!!!!!

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1.If you two want to kiss, it won't count as cheating." Hilarious. 2.yay! but it could have been betta or hotter 3.team eric, she needs to change... her clothes 4.hellz yeah- double trouble 5.yeah and no/yeah serena needs a man even though he is married i have morals you know but it would be a good story .. especilly if they fall in love

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No more Georgina, get rid of Olivia - Hilary duff can't act. MORE DRAMA - this season is BORING. It was always more interesting when Derena were dealing with drama. And Chair being together is a Jump the Shark.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
I loved Blair's line in the elevator about Serena sucks in all the air & that she'd be dead within a half an hour & Chuck's line "If you two wanna kiss, I won't count it as cheating". 2. The threesome: Yay or nay?
Nay. DOV are BORING. It was way too overhyped. The promo for next week looks good for only one reason which is Nate telling Dan he;s an idoit & that the 3rd person is suppose to be a stranger. Because, of course, Nate should know this. 3. Team Jenny or Team Eric?
Team Eric. Jenny is unbearably annoying, always has been. 4. Are you happy Blair and Serena made up?
Yeah, the elevator scene was sweet. Idk if their completely made up yet since Serena cancelled plans on Blair. Gosh, Blair really is too good of a friend for her. 5. Will Serena and Tripp hook up? Should they?
I sure hope so. I ship Stripp. I feel bad for Maureen though. I know that Stripp will be short-lived. In the future, I'm STILL hopeing for Serenate. BONUS QUESTION: Is the show feeling a little boring this season?
For. Sure. I think this season really needs some big SL's. But this latest episode was good though.

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

Have I not impressed upon you how important tomorrow night is? It's my debut in society. I have to be perfect, and that means having the perfect escort.

Jenny

Have you been so busy you've forgotten what time it is? Let me give you a hint. Couture and cutthroat competition. It's time for Cotillion.

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