Gossip Girl Round Table: "Inglorious Bassterds"
Welcome to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our staff members assemble to review the events of "Inglorious Bassterds" and the developments to come.
The GGRT is happy to welcome back DANdy from his honeymoon with his lovely new wife. They had a great time and he only spent 3-4 hours a day online. Go DANdy!
Gossip Guy and Mister Meester join him in discussing Monday's Gossip Girl. On tap: Last night's top quotes, Chuck's shocking betrayal, diabolical Jenny and more ...
1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?
DANdy: Jack's stinging final words to his nephew: "Blair has seen the real you now. It's over. She could never love that. No one could." Man. And I thought marriage was painful!
Gossip Guy: Giving it to Blair, because no matter how many times she does it, referring to her minions kills me every time. "I invited my minions. It'll be like shooting fish in a barrel."
Mister Meester: Rufus: "Telling a woman you like her clothes isn't lying. It's self-preservation." Hopefully DANdy learns this one fast and lives until his one-month anniversary.
2. Was Chuck's decision out of character?
DANdy: Yes and no, and that's the great thing about this character: he's multi-layered. In his most insecure moments, we're looking at one major Basshole. Other times? He's Chuck full of heart.
Gossip Guy: That's really tough to say, but lately, the guy seems to be obsessed with his hotel and mother, often pushing Blair away. It really didn't feel out of character for me to think he'd do whatever it takes to prove he's not the failure his father thought he was.
Mister Meester: Three points before I answer: 1. Ed Westwick is amazing. 2. They did a nice job setting him up for this fall for weeks. 3. As recently as Season 2, Chuck was a morally bankrupt, emotional basket case. All of those factors made his behavior seem very much in character last night, however I still can't believe he would sell out Blair. I just don't see it. Also, will someone please answer me this: Was this Jack's endgame all along? Did he really go to such extreme lengths for this alone? Did this whole story feel just slightly off, much like Jack's horrible new haircut and goatee combo? I'm dying to know what people think.
DANdy: The Gossip Girl series finale (perish the thought, I know) will undoubtedly center around Chuck and Blair's elaborate wedding. So, yes, in time the couple will recover. But in a lot of time.
Gossip Guy: Oh absolutely. What couple hasn't had the guy try to manipulate the girl into sleeping with his own uncle to try and win back his hotel that got stolen by his estranged mother. Happened to a good friend of mine last week and he and his girlfriend are stronger for it.
Mister Meester: Forgive the side tangent, but since Josh Schwartz sort of lamely guaranteed they will, I just have to ask - is there such a thing as too much info before watching actual episodes? Photos, sneak peeks, etc., are great, but to me, when he gives interviews like yesterday's it diminishes the effect somewhat. Anyone agree or disagree?
With Jenny Humphrey, there's never a dull moment.
4. Do you like Jenny?
DANdy: I'd like to take her for a long walk on a short pier, if that's what you mean!
Gossip Guy: Absolutely. I mean, the bitch is pure evil. Trying to steal Nate from her own step sister while she planned an elaborate surprise party for him? Seriously? But that's why I love her. Bringing the Gossip back to Gossip Girl. What else you want the girl to do? Go back to having a boring fashion story line?
Mister Meester: So help me God, J. How long did it take you to think up the plan to steal Nate away, complete with your excuse for later of merely safeguarding the surprise? Five seconds? That obnoxious, eye-rolling attitude after you planted one on Nate and he pulled back?
Have you no shame at all? Watch your back, girlfriend.
5. Cutest supporting character: Eric or Dorota?
DANdy: Until Eric gets a bowl cut like Justin Bieber, it has to be Dorota.
Gossip Guy: Wow that is a tough one. While I was thrilled to see Eric back, I gotta give it to Dorota. Not only was the woman running around firing her pistol lighter, but her reaction to the proposal was adorable. Love this woman.
Mister Meester: Dorota's awesome, but they're laying it on a little thick with her lately. Eric has always been great, not just as a foil for J, but as a rare, semi-innocent voice of reason.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments!