Gossip Girl Round Table: "Inglorious Bassterds"

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

3. Will Chair survive?

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?

Oh, Little J

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!

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Jenny is the most interesting of them all. I may not like her as a person, but I love her character??

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Wham bam thank you, maÂ’am, my qusiteons are answered!

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2--well, if Chuck does not love B, he wasn´t out of character. But if he does, then I don`t get it.
3-I think they killed Chair with that, I don´t care if they get together again.
4-I don´t like Jenny, at least as I liked old Blair, but I find her useful.
5-I like both Eric and Dorota

Missblairwaldorf

1. Blair: "All I ever did was love you" 2. Yes! I think Chuck was so scared that he was loosing his hotel that it made him slightly delusional in thinking he could do what he did and B would understand. Mister Meester, I think Jack is so unhappy that his only motives were for Chuck to feel the same. Clearly Jack has no one and knows how bad that feels so I think it makes perfect sense that he would want to take Blair away from Chuck. So to answer your question it didn't feel off to me I think ALL Jack really cared about was destroying Chuck all along. 3. Obviously! Is there really any doubt? Couples go through things, make mistakes (granted this is a HUGE mistake on Chuck's part) but they'll make it through! Chair = endgame. 4. enhhhh.... I unno? I sometimes like her, sometime don't. 5. ouu... uhh... they were both great and adorable in this episode! For this episode I'm gonna say Dorota but in general I just can't choose.

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AGREED MISTER MEESTER AGREED! I mean i bought the g.g season 2 dvd and with it came 4 or 5 few minute episodes in the extras called following dorota. It was honestly the lamest thing i ever saw, and outrageously far-fetched! i can never get those 60 or so minutes back. . .
I definitely think they've been layering it on a bit thick with dorota. I think it's kind of embarrassing to watch actually. . .i mean it's gossipgirl not gossip house-maids...

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I really liked the episode. It was heartbreaking in parts, but overall defenitely one of the best of the season. 1. My favorite quotes were the "Don't even remember my own name. All a blur of sparkley." from Dorota. It had me cracking up. And Blair wanting to have something stronger to kill the germs. It was nice to see that the regular Blair was in there despite the situation. 2. I don't think it was out of character at all. Chuck for as much as he loves Blair, is still determined to prove his father wrong about him, to prove that he's better than his father was. That's why the hotel is so important to him. And while yes, he loves Blair, I think his judgement is completely clouded by that. I don't however think that this was an easy decision for him. In the few clips we did see of him (ones where he wasn't manipulating Blair), you could see that he was upset. And lets face it, Chuck was raised to be a schemer, raised by Bart Bass, this is and always will be a part of who he is. I know there have been questions about Jack and why he did what he did, and I always thought it was because Chuck stole what he thought should be his. He wanted to run Bass Industries, but Bart left it to Chuck. He tried to get it away from him and in the end it didn't work, he got nothing that he wanted and he hates Chuck for that. I'm not sure what the original plan was or if breaking up Chair was his ultimate goal, but I don't think it was. I think once he got there, he realized that the hotel wasn't the most important thing in Chuck's life, Blair was, and while taking the hotel would hurt him, seperating him from Blair would hurt him more in the long run because right now she's really the only person he has. His ultimate goal was to hurt Chuck, not financially, not his pride, but himself, and he succeeded in doing that. 3. Well honestly, at this moment as much as I love Chair, I kind of hope Blair dumps his a**. He deserves it. I think there's a good possibility of a break-up down the road, but I don't think they'll ever completely disappear. I think they'll be the Ross and Rachel of GG, always there and even possibly the end game, but not always together. 4. I've kind of loved Jenny lately. She's never been my favorite character but I always love her when she's scheming and being a b****. She's just so good at it. And lets face it, GG has been lacking in the scandal and juiciness lately. Jenny's bringing that back. And for all the Serena/Nate fans are mad at her trying to come between them, remember that she can only come between them if they let her. I loved seeing her scheming in this episode, but ultimately at the end of the day Nate and Serena were still together and it didn't really effect them all that much. Serena was upset at first but once Nate explained (that he was just trying to be good friend), they moved on. Right now I think Nate just sees her as a friend with a little history. But I mean what female on the show doesn't he have history with? Personally I think it'll be fun to see what happens if Serena catches on to what Jenny's plans are. I think she'll be surprised to see what Jenny is actually capable of and I think a face down between the two blondes would be all kinds of awesome. 5. I'm gonna have to go with Eric because its been SO LONG since we last saw him and I was thrilled to have him back. He just always adds so much more to an episode in my opinion. But I love Dorota too. She is becoming a bit more of a presence on the show, but she's always adorable so I can't complain too much.

Dairshipper

My favorite quote was when Jack offered revenge sex to Blair -- while scratching the tip of the billiard stick. LOL

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Vanya is most likely Orthodox Christian as he's from Belarus, and they wear wedding rings on the right hand, if that clears up the engagement ring question. Although chances are that Dorota is Catholic, as Poland is mostly Catholic, so she would be wearing the ring on her left hand... Don't know which hand they should be wearing the rings on then, if they're of different religion.

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Is there a reason Dorota wears her engagement ring on the right hand?

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Jenny is the most interesting of them all. I may not like her as a person, but I love her character.

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 17 Quotes

I don't need a guy to make me feel fulfilled, especially when he's unavailable.

Jenny

You could fix this. Chuck would never have to know.

Jack

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 17 Music

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Everything-everyday-everywhere Everything, Everyday, Everywhere Fabolous iTunes
Pop-the-glock Pop the Glock Uffie iTunes
Heart-2 Heart Bertie Blackman iTunes
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