Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Hurt Locket"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table!

The show finally returned last night, and our staff members have gathered to review the events of "The Hurt Locket" and discuss the developments to come.

This week's topics include memorable quotes, Serenate and Chair staying power, Jenny's drug kingpin status, and the motives of the mysterious Elizabeth ...


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?

DANdy: I could cite any one of a number classic Blair Waldorf quotes, but let's go with: "I love you, Chuck, and I'll always be your family." Self-centered and spoiled though she may be, Blair always says the right thing when needed.

Gossip Guy: I hate to be the cheeseball of the Round Table 'cause that's so not me, but I have to give it up to Blair's sweet words to Chuck: "Doesn't mean you've alone. I love you, Chuck, and I'll always be your family." Geesh, it almost brought me to tears again just writing it. Kidding, that's totally the dust in the room. I shouldn't have let Dorota spend the holidays with Vanya.

Mister Meester: A tie between Blair likening her advice to clogs, and Jenny asking Nate why he takes advice from "a guy who has a Cabbage Patch doll." Classic line because that's her own brother, and for bringing back the recurring character of Cedric.

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2. Last night's episode: Boring, or a good setup for things to come?

DANdy: Boring?!? Did your screen go blank during the Serena sex scenes? I'm excited to see Jenny go totally rogue, Chuck search for his mother and Serena do anything.

Gossip Guy: I'm going to have to disagree with our mediocre review of "The Hurt Locket." I was a big fan. While not the finest episode of Gossip Girl ever, it did managed to set up the second half of season three (it really was like a season premiere!), while still giving us coat room sex. Plus no Vanessa. What more could you ask out of an episode?

Mister Meester: It was good for what it was. At times, I thought it fell a little short of past episodes, but that's by design, as many of these story lines are in their infancy.

3. Should Jenny quit school to become a full-time drug mule?

DANdy: Yes. At least if she smuggles drugs via her stomach, she'll have something in there aside from iceberg lettuce.

Gossip Guy: Quick note: When did Jenny get so good looking? Apparently this girl cleans up nice when she lays off the raccoon makeup and loads up with girly pink lipstick. Back to the question: absolutely. This girl has found a way to combine her passion for fashion with drug dealing? She'll be the biggest innovator in the drug trafficking industry. I expect to see her on the cover of High Times by season end.

Mister Meester: Definitely. We know she doesn't give a $h!t about school or being a role model. Oh, wait, that's Taylor Momsen ... but probably applies to Jenny too.

4. Which couple will last longer: Serenate or Chair?

Gossip Guy: Holy crap. I have been the biggest supporter of Chair since the start of the series, but I think Serenate just won me over. I'm not convinced there's a better looking couple on the planet. Sorry, Penn, I'm kicking you out because I need to see what the baby of Chace Crawford and Blake Lively would look like. I think it would be the pinnacle of man's achievements. Or at the very least somewhere between sliced bread and this here Interweb.

DANdy: Serenate. You know what they say: sex in a coat closet, while a drug-filled jacket lies on the floor, is always the start of something long-lasting and special.

Mister Meester: Okay, Serena and Nate burned a hole in the screen they were so hot together. But to put them in the same league with Chair after one episode? All I can think of is that Blair and Nate were dating, then Nate slept with Serena, then began dating Vanessa, and possibly Jenny, then Blair again, then Bree, etc., etc. Serena, meanwhile, dated Dan for a year, then was fairly serious with Carter this fall. My point. Serenate, hot as they are, needs some getting used to. They're no Chair just yet (our Serenate-Chair poll seems to back me up).

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5. Is Elizabeth Fisher really Chuck's mom?

Mister Meester: No way. This whole thing reeks of a Jack Bass setup, a revenge plot to get close enough to destroy Chuck. The only question is what his endgame is. If I'm right, what does he hope to accomplish with this masquerade?

DANdy: Yes. The last name says it all: Fisher? Bass? Come on. Must I draw you a diagram?!?

Gossip Guy: Oh for sure. As Chuck said, everyone says he looks like his mom and there's a striking resemblance. Now we just need to know why she gave him up to Bart to raise...

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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wooot, the old names are back!


1. Favourite Quote: Definitely a tie between Blairs "I'll always be your family" speech and Serenas compliment laced with an insult "You don't need Chuck. Anyone that meets you can see you're an elitist snob that belongs in a secret society." 2. Last night's episode: Boring, or a good setup for things to come? I would hardly call last night boring! Between the SEXsexSEX with Serena and Nate, the ANGSTangstANGST with Chuck and Blair and Jenny being a pro drug mule, it's an excellent set up for things to come. 3. Should Jenny quit school to become a full-time drug mule? Yes, she'd make more money in a day then she would working a life time as a raccoon mascot ... I mean fashion designer. 4. Which couple will last longer: Serenate or Chair? I agree with Mister Meester! Serenate are definitely not in the same league or category as Chair by a long shot. It's like comparing Kate Winslet to Lindsay Lohan. 5. Is Elizabeth Fisher really Chuck's mom? No, you can tell she has a hidden agent (possibly hired by Jack) if only by her fake foreign accent alone.


they have said before.. jack bass is to blame for everything including their breakup that's about to happen


I agree with everything @Balaji1212 said especially about Serenate, I am also unmoved by them! Though I don't COMPLETELY agree about question 5 I have a couple of different thoughts to that! lol. But SOO true about Serenate and Chair and everything else.


1. Definitely "Doesn't mean you're alone. I love you, Chuck, and I'll always be your family." Blair telling Chuck she'll ALWAYS be his FAMILY?! How it that not HOT!!!
2. DEFINITELY NOT BORING! It wasn't the best episode ever and I think I always expect a little too much from Chair! Like I want every single second to revolve around Chair! but it was a good episode and definitely a good setup for things to come!
3. I think we all want her too! But though Rufus hasn't been playing the father role like he used to lately I doubt he'll approve of that! and we don't need another disobedient phase of J again!
4. I think the reviewers or whatever are talking about who they like better but I think Chair will last longer for sure. They've only really loved each other and they are SO endgame! where as Nate and Serena are in love with a different person every month if things don't work out they'll find a new "soul-mate" in NO time! Chair FOREVER! Serenate... Not doing anything for me!
5. at this point I honestly have NO idea!


I loved the episode and I have to agree, Jenny looked great.


agree with Princess Bass!!!
this quote also makes me realize Chair's bond is so strong that nothing can break them up, even if they go thru a rough patch and will break up soon but I just know they will be together in the end coz they're meant to b together!

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?
"I originated that innocent, doe-eyed stare. I usually employ it when I know more than I'm willing to let on." WIN. 2. Last night's episode: Boring, or a good setup for things to come?
Boring ? never! It wasn't maybe the best episode ever, but I've missed GG so much


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?
It's hard to pick one... The "I love you chuck and I'll always be your family" one was the most romantic thing ever

Sandals are not shoes

No Vanessa! That was soooo good. And I did get a little confused at the end when Elzabeth had another locket and called Chuck. If it is a scheme why would she be so concerned? But I have my facts clear and there's no way she's Chuck mother...

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Serena: Did I tell you that he texts me every night before he goes to sleep? It's so sweet.
Blair: Sexting is not sweet. It's off-limits until you're in a relationship.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Seems Dickens knew something about life on the Upper East Side.

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