Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Treasure of Serena Madre"

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As our Treasure of Serena Madre" include classic quotes, Eric's revenge, Danessa, Stripp, and what Maureen will be plotting next ...


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

DANdy: Dorota's lamenting of the fact that Vanya has stopped "calling. And texting. And tweeting. And writing on wall." Maybe now that I've given her a shout-out, D will finally friend me!

Gossip Guy: When Blair thought her mom was pregnant and she declared the world doesn't need another Aaron Rose. So true and such a good throwback to a character we almost forgot existed. It was a dark time in our (and Serena's) lives.

Mister Meester: Blair had some classics, but Eric's self-zinger at the beginning killed me: "Sorry Rufus, but you can't really blame her. Our Thanksgivings usually end with french fries in a diner and someone being in a mental institution."

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2. Was this the best episode of the season so far?

DANdy: Is that a joke? It included a sex tape of Serena and showed nary a bare breast! WORST EPISODE EVER!

Gossip Guy: Well, since I do consider Gossip Girl Insider to be the definitive Gossip Girl reference, I'm going to have to say that with a "9.8" it is in fact the best episode of the season. And come on, it brought back Eleanor and gave Dorota a prominent story line! How could it not be the best?

Mister Meester: No doubt. The results don't lie, and with good reason. Last night saw the return of actual scandal, romantic drama we actually cared about (poor Nate), plus some humor and OMG ... Dorota!? Well done, Schwartz & Co.

3. Should Serena have gone with Tripp or stayed with Nate?

DANdy: Gone with Tripp. What fun is it to hiberNATE in the city when you can, ummm, go on a Tripp with your latest misguided boy toy.

Mister Meester: Despite Nate's pleas, you knew she was going to leave with Tripp. To paraphrase one of many funny 30 Rock quotes, bad decisions are like Gatorade to this cleavage-laden vixen ... it's like they replenish her electrolytes or something.

Gossip Guy: You kidding me? Despite my work on this site's header, I think we all know my love of the man bangs.

4. Do you want to see Dan and Vanessa as a couple?

Gossip Guy: Seriously? Gross.

DANdy: Not if it means we see more of Mrs. Abrams. She makes Dina Lohan look like an un-annoying mother that cares about her children.

Mister Meester: As much as I pine for Derena and can't help but think about their Christmas love scene in "Roman Holiday," I think this pairing makes sense for Dan. You know what they say. Sometimes it takes a threesome with your movie star girlfriend and your best friend to realize your true feelings for the latter.

It's no longer if, but just a matter of when Danessa gets together.

5. Will Eric take down Jenny? How will he try?

Gossip Guy: I'd love to think so, but until the producers see the error of their ways and make Connor Paolo a full on cast member, I just don't see how he can be the Queen of the School. Wait, is that offensive?

Mister Meester: I don't really buy Eric as the vengeful type, but J does need to be knocked down a peg for selling out her own sort-of-brother. I just hope that eggs, Nairtinis and see-through dresses are involved in E's plans.

DANdy: Yes, and it should be easy. He'll open a window in her bedroom and watch as a strong gust of wind blows over her gaunt frame.

BONUS QUESTION: What will Maureen do with the letter?

Mister Meester: Hopefully give it back to Lily, so she can continue her relentless pursuit of a new record for most consecutive terrible places to hide damaging information from an unstable daughter. Seriously? In a coat pocket?

DANdy: Probably throw it away. I can't imagine she recycles.

Gossip Guy: Well it appears she will attempt to blackmail Serena into staying away from Tripp, only pushing her further into the arms of this apparently terrible driver.


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1. gotta agree with mister meester. erics line was the best :)
2.i dont know about best but id have to say this episode is like the first to include every character and gave them all interesting things. gotta love a gossip girl thanksgiving
3. stayed with nate chucks right nate actually deserves serena
4.yes i think after seeing dan with serena he would be back to his normal cute self when he is with vanessa unlike his lameness with olivia
5.no i think shes got it in her like blair to overcome everyone!
BONUS: blackmail!


i really hate serena in this season, i dont like her at all and now being the lover of a marry man she really has fallen under
she already forgotten carter so fast wasn´t she so in love with him ???
i sorry i used to like her but now i think she is a bi***
i think that nate is too much for serena, she needs a new girl vanessa and Dan WTF ??? i got admit she is very luky because she is le only girl who had been with the 3 hottest guys in the show xoxo


naterena forever! comon, nate throw away YEARS with Blair in season one when he slept with S, remember? they where allways ment to be! just my opinion!


love chuck as always.....


how dare serena choose tripp over nate??...mygod!!!is she out of her mind???


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? I'm really loving Nate right now. And this episode was awesome period so excuse me for bombarding all of you with my quotes. Chuck: I just came from a meeting with hotel security. Elevator cameras caught someone pulling the emergency stop button to have a makeout session with their boyfriend.
Nate: You just love your job, don't you?
Chuck: It was Serena and Tripp.
Nate: Don't go with Tripp.
Serena: Nate ...
Nate: Look, I know what I did was wrong. But I did it because ... ever since last week, ever since three years ago when you left ... please don't go. Please stay here with me. Please give me a chance.
And Dorota was absolutely awesome when she was talking about Vanya and then when Blair said, "Hello is the word you're looking for," then when Dorota told Vanya she was pregnant. Awesome.
Then when Tripp told S he was stalking her and Gabriela telling Dan he was in love with Vanessa that it was all over his face. And Chuck, let's just get started...
Chuck: A little Thanksgiving proclamation. You two ever play grab-ass in my elevator again, and Serena will be staying at an airport Marriott. Happy holidays.
Then when he talked to N about taking a sledgehammer to stubborn S.
And it was also great when B said the thing about not needing another Aaron Rose, and when Eric told Jenny her potatoes were bland. And lastly, sorry it took so long:
Blair: [to Serena] What are you, exactly, an 18-year-old blonde coincidence? Call me in six months when he meets his next coincidence. That is, if he even leaves his wife, which I highly doubt. 2. Was this the best episode of the season so far? Just look up at all my quotes and you tell me what I think about the episode. 3. Should Serena have gone with Tripp or stayed with Nate? Stayed with Nate! Gee, she really went to have an affair with a married man when it's obvious N loves her. And she again is breaking her shaky relationship with Lily, which you can't really blame L for telling her she's not welcome until she disengages herself but L should know what's going on not just little pieces her and there. And why have a short affair with Tripp when she can have Nate. 4. Do you want to see Dan and Vanessa as a couple? I don't. Really, I don't. They'll probably end up together and all but I really just don't want to see it. 5. Will Eric take down Jenny? How will he try? It'll probably end badly for both of them. It just will. BONUS QUESTION: What will Maureen do with the letter? Use it as blackmail. And it has to be something bad.


I'm wondering, how can a dumb blonde girl who just finished her high school without a degree and working experience is accepted to work with a congressman and involves in political stuff. seriously?


here's two observation. (IMO)
1. Chair was the major story last season. (and it was awesome) but other characters really didn't feel the love a lot. Most were just props for their story line. So this season they are more props for other story lines. Do we have to like it? No. Do we have to deal cause techincally that's what's right? Yea.. 2. I believe they are both good actors however i believe Ed gets to be a character you hate to love and love to hate. And he gets amazing material (i mean let's be honest). Chace has had as we all say pointless material, horrible story lines. Don't just think in terms of actors think in terms of material. * and yes i do wish we had a little more chair (which it looks like next week) but the truth is they are a bit (a little) boring and Serena is the one with the ability to cause the drama. So she gets more airtime. Gossip girl is so good because it's overly dramatic, because it's not at all realistic and you have these (that would never happen) characters who are larger than life, overly embellished. That's what Serena is to the show... In my opinion


1. Where is Chair?!
2. Chuck/Nate bromance = total win
3. Since when does Chuck give advice on admitting feelings? Wasn't he the guy who waited a whole season and a half to admit his own??
4. As much as I would've loved to see S stay with N, it would have been to soon and disappointing in the end. great episode!! :D
p.s. love the round table...completely makes my day.


Finally! Someone that agrees with me in the choice of Serena!! Come on, GG lovers. Tripp might be the nerdy Peter Parker with the always shocked expression, but you know you like this relationship. You know you do. Who doesn't love a big scandal that involves an age gap as big as Serena's boobs, and a wife that thinks she's a fusion between Blair Waldorf and Poison Ivy? And don't even get me started on Nate, because you are all very Natefused. Chace Crawford's acting skills suck, but he gets open doors because he's gorgeous. Beautiful people always do. So now he's there, trying to improve, kind of failing at doing so. A for effort, though! Double A for being a treat to the eye. PS: What's on that stupid letter anyway?

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 11 Quotes

Chuck: Your holiday paranoia knows no bounds.
Blair: Precedence is not paranoia.

[to Dorota] Hello is the word you're looking for.