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 ...


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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Just once I'd like the writers to let Serena learn from her past mistakes and NOT hookup with the married man! PLEASE. Just let her be with Nate. Serena and Nate could be the cute couple and Blair and Chuck can be the hot one. I don't want Stripp!
I want Chair and Serenate.


You all know why gossip girl is lacking... i was sitting here thinking about it. Gossip girl was amazing up until the recession really hit. i think it is actually affecting gossip girl. and the fact that they are using the same writer/director pairs as they did in the first season. thats what makes the episodes so great. those certain pairs.


I'm sure they will bring S and Tripp together. I'm sure this is Serena's story this season.
Anyway, I can't stand her anymore. I don't know why everybody has a problem with Vanessa, I don't, she's not my favorite character, but she's ok. On the other hand, Serena is getting more and more on my nerves. After sleeping with Nate, now she's after Tripp? A married guy? Yak !
And yes, the season it's pretty boring compared to the other ones. It doesn't have the drama and the excitement it used to have. All my admiration for Chuck and Blair lines. They still keep it hot. :x :X


I forgot to mention Eric's Star Warsing Jenny! How cheesy was that?!


Okay, I gave up on the show at the end of season two, but I tuned in for Jenny's debut so here's my take:
1. My favorite quote is Jenny to Blair "You Era's over, and so is yourh adband.".
2. The threesome? It was kinda hot even though they didn't show anything. And I felt really bad for Vanessa - she's in the love with Dan and the first time she get's to kiss/have sex with him is in a threeway with his girlfriend! I wish they'd all be mature and forget about it and pretend it never happened the next morning, but that wouldn't be good tv.
3. I'm Team Jenny. I don't think Eric has what it takes - guys, even gay ones, can't be as evil as girls. I do wish Jenny would remember what life was like when she was Blair's b**ch and be a little nicer, but then she's always gotta be on guard for potential usurpers.
4. I like B & S as friends much better than enemies.
5. I whole-heartedly agree with Mister Meester here!
BQ. This is the only epsiode I've watched this season but yeah, a little boring.... My Bonus Questions:
1. Why is Nate Archibald the be-all-end-all for UES girls?
2. Who made Lilly's evening wrap? I loved it!


Loved DVO. Cant wait for the next ep. It would be much better if not spoiled weeks ago. Maybe CW shouldn't hype so much about future SL so it will be more unexpected. Nothing boring IMHO. It was drunk but sincere. And VO had a hot kiss too.) Btw love silly Penn dance moment ;))))))))) V gets better and better. Dont understand such hate for her....
Agree about main SL.
More Chuck too. Esp with the majority of the fans being Chair fans.... Good idea of them getting drunk and married but Chuck changed and too serious and grown up for that...
Loved JE.
Her pregnancy with Nate's baby would be amazing.))


Mister meester said it best. There is a big central plot missing. Sigh. Also true. We need a big central plot. Indeed!


I want to see B and C getting drunk and married (what fun will we see then)! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I want to see that.
i also want to see Jenny getting pregnant with Nate's baby (:
tehehehe, they need more CHAIR time + a S/L FOR THEM. Effing hell, stupid writers.


Pty: I totally agree. Vanessa's relationship with everyone in the show is ruined. So maybe now they can kick her oit of the show? Pretty please GG writers??


Please I do NOT want to see Nate and Serena. I would however enjoy seeing Nate cause more drama with Chuck and Blair. Nate is one person Chuck would be jealous of. I love Chair but throwing Nate in the mix from time to time is juicy. Agree.

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