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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 ...

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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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Leightonlover

Bahaha! I think you're Natefused. If he was a better actor, maybe they would give him better story lines. He can't even pull off what he's got. hahah that is hate talking !!! he is really a great actor and that is not his problem his storyline is not that good..but you can see now he is GREAT !!

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I LOVED CHUCKS QUOTE it was the best. he made my day when i heard it. love him!..

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Do you guys think we will have Dorota and Vanya's wedding at the end of the next episode? I want Waldorf wedding with Blair as bridsmaid and maybe Chuck as Vanya's best man. But I try not to expect too much since the show has been..you know

Iwantsomebass

"what I mean about my previous reply that Chace is an amazig actor ..but the problem was just his SL but now he is more than great ..and his acting is better than Ed does < just my opinion" Bahaha! I think you're Natefused. If he was a better actor, maybe they would give him better story lines. He can't even pull off what he's got.

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I think that Lilly was visiting Serena's father for the MIA month of September. I think that Lilly was ditvched by Serena's dad by another woman which is why Lilly is angry at Serena for the whole Trip fiasco. It is going to come out that Lilly is still in love with Serena's dad....

Mzchizcracker

My favorite quote of the episode was definetely Chuck and the grab ass. Had me laughing for a while. Also, Blair asking Jenny how to deal with a brother. Haha. It hasn't been the best episode so far--I think last week's was slightly better. Yet, I have to point out, that I was actually waiting for Serena and Nate to get together, not because I ship them, but because I had gotten used to this show's quick pace, arc-less episodes. I was gladly surprised at her decision. Bravo, Serena! Be the dumb tramp we love! Don't know who said this, but it was hilarious: No Boobs=No Brain. Accurate as hell. Dan and Serena deserve each other. They are the show's more bland characters after Jenny, Nate, Aaron Rose and his ex Lexy, Gabriel, Poppy Lifton, Vanessa's Mother, Lily van der Woodsen and her younger self, Allison, Rufu's random hook ups, the Thai Ho named Bo, the New York whore with complex of Cecilia Bolocco called Elle, those stupid college dudes that kidnapped Chuck, Agnes, Georgina's parents and bodyguard, Pete, the Dean of Yale, Headmistress Queller, Nate's Grandfather, Tripp, Olivia, Tyra Banks and her assistant or something, Amanda, Elise, the cool-and-rich actors at NYU, the creepy old dude Eleonor banged, blablabla. You get the point. And I'm sorry, but as much as I want that Jenny bitch to be miserable on this show, I don't see anything working on E's favor. I hope I'm proven wrong, though.

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Am I the only one who finds Tripp terribly UNATTRACTIVE? He is NOT hot- he looks like an awkward nerdy kid that would never get a date to save his life. How is Serena turned on by that man is beyond me, considering she had that blonde hunk (Popppy's man). Both Maureen and Serena can do better than Tripp. I used to like his character because he seemed like a decent guy, but I can't tell what the hell he is thinking or doing as a MAN with a TEENAGER. Even if he is attracted to her (who isn't?)- it doesn't mean he needed to act on it! But I guess it wouldn't be a scandal otherwise. I just wish the congressman they picked was someone actually worth drooling over.

Ninasmileface

2. Yes this was definately the most interesting episode so far, it kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time! 3. Duh she should've stayed with Nate, but to make a more interesting storyline she had to go with Tripp, but that doesn't mean I like Tripp at all. 4. Dan and Vanessa would make a cute couple but as Vanessa's mom said if they break up then that would mess up their friendship and I personally like them as friends.

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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. How does this not win?! I mean, CHOOSE NATE! ok... I got that off my chest once and for all =)

Sodapopc

I said it once, I'll say it again. Serena being an idiot for the time being is allowing Nate to be awesome. All the cool things he is doing (punching tripp, confessing his love, fighting for his woman, etc) are all due to SERENA. Endgame = Serenate, Chair and Danessa.

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.

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