Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Unblairable Lightness of Being"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our staffers have gathered to review "The Unblairable Lightness of Being" and preview developments to come.

DANdy, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester take on last night's top quotes, whether Chuck should be forgiven, Jenny's shadiness, Dorota's wedding and much more here:


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

DANdy: Elliot is "tight" with Dorota because they "talked about The Vampire Diaries in the elevator on Friday?" That's amazing and hilarious. I'll forgive the blatant CW plug because the show in question is so darn good.

Gossip Guy: With out a doubt Chuck for calling out Serenate's biggest problem, "whose hair is more shiny?" I have got to find out whatever product those two are using.

Mister Meester: Tie: 1. Jenny "I hate to be the one to tell you, but Serena left with Carter." Yeah, I'm sure you really hate that, you conniving little ... 2. Eleanor's name-dropping of Bing. LOL. There's no way Eleanor Waldorf knows what the eff Bing even is, let alone uses it to look up wedding venues ... or says it OUT LOUD.

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2. Should Blair have forgiven Chuck?

DANdy: Yes. She's denying who she is, don't you think? There's no proper definition of a healthy relationship, so while Dorota and Vanya may have something special, so do Blair and Chuck. Just B yourself, B. Stop pretending.

Gossip Guy: Absolutely, because as Blair said, it was just as much her fault. I don't care if Chuck was trying to trick Blair into sleeping with Jack... she said decided to go ahead with it before she even knew. Gross. The better question is, should Chuck have forgiven Blair? Either way, in order to keep the millions of Chair fans out there from revolting, I'll go with yes.

Mister Meester: Chuck's kidding himself if he thinks Blair going up there willingly absolves him of responsibility. He said it himself: He made the deal. Whether Blair ever forgives him is unclear, but as a wise man once said, proof that he is sorry will not come in the form of words, but in the form of actions, over time. Let's just hope Chuck doesn't nail 15 cocktail waitresses too.

3. Shadiest character of the night: Carter, Jenny or Lily?

DANdy: Jenny is acting shadier than the apparatus that covers a lamp's light bulb.

Gossip Guy: Impressively enough, I'm going to give it to the character who never even appeared on screen: Lily Humphrey. Or is it Van Der Woodsen? Bass? Rhodes? Hochberger? Much like Rufus, we're having a tough time keeping up with this shady character.

Mister Meester: Carter should have told Serena what he knew right off the bat, and when is Jenny not asking for trouble these days? Still, I'm giving this one to Lily. She is married to Rufus. She lies constantly. There is no upside anymore.

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Dorota and Vanya tie the knot.

4. Basing an episode around Dorota's wedding: Cute or boring?

DANdy: Cute! They could base an entire series around Dorota and I'd be excited. Possible titles for it: Dorota the Explorer; Vanya? I Hardly Know Ya!; and Maid in Queens.

Gossip Guy: I've been a big Dorota fan, but this is getting ridiculous. Giving a minor supporting character the primary story line? At least the writers found a way to nicely integrate Chair's story into it. Plus, any excuse to bring back Cyrus and get him so excited was okay with me. So boring, yet salvaged by a talented writing staff.

Mister Meester: I can do without some of the lines that feel like Borat quotes, but Vanya and Dorota are pretty much the cutest ever, and the episode did tie into the other characters' story lines fairly well, so it didn't feel too gimmicky to me.

5. Who would you rather see hook up, Nate and Jenny or Dan and Blair?

DANdy: I'm sorry. Can you give me a few minutes to answer? I need to go wash the vomit out of my mouth at the idea of Nate and Jenny hooking up.

Gossip Guy: Is there an option C, none of the above? I love Chair and Serenate is simply too good looking to mess with. But if you're holding me at gunpoint, I'll go with Dair. I'm not sure why, but there'd be something hot about these two frenemies getting together ... Jenny is much too young to keep being statutory raped by these older gentlemen.

Mister Meester: Jenny and Nate. Not because I think there's some great chemistry there, but because I want to see some serious $h!t go down before the end of this season. If those two characters started full-on hooking up, I think we'd be in store for that.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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I agree, counterintuitive.A pryihyc victory, it might be called?Or maybe, "A victory for Labor, a victory for Conservative in that they're a real opposition party again, and a loss for Tony Blair". Pick yer poison. :)


You know a lot about a lot. You make yourself sound so silly and shlaolw. You know more about history/London/writing/ (just to name a few) than anyone I know. Don't label yourself.


it, The Daily's reporter was in the room as she utreted the words. Whether she'd just had a long lunch and may now try to get out of it, we cannot say."According to Ann Black's July NEC report, MPs should say if they want to stand again by 15 September. So it would make sense for her to have already decided to stand down.


I actually think that 'Dair' would be quite a good idea.
I mean, think about it, Dan finds Blair crying,
he comforts her, they kiss. They leave. They avoid eachother,
but meet at a party. They hook up, for a couple of days.
Untill Chuck goes crazy of jealousy. Then a whole battle for
Blair follows. But eventually Dan looses. And Chuck wins,
because -of course- in the end, there's nothing better than Chair. I hate the idea of Nate and Jenny, though.
And I've caught myself swearing at her while watching GG for quite some time now. (Plus, I really hate her hair)


Dan's too much of a moral compass for Blair and ideally that would be good for her, but bad for the show. THIS! People seem to think that Blair is an actual person that truely exists. Sure someone like Dan would be good for somebody like Blair in real life, however a calm relationship makes for boring television.


Dan and Blair are not going to happen. Blair is going to make Chuck jealous with some guy named Cameron and Chuck is going to try to get Blair back. There is an amazing new promo out about Chair on people.com.
@nomesss. I agree with you about a possible proposal I didnt really think of that but why else would they put sayings from a wedding ceremony in a promo? I'm sooooo excited for the next four episodes!


1. 'at least we wont be lonely in hell' sad because it seems likee blairs settling with chuck but so truee


Please do not allow Dair to happen!!!!!! it's revolting and would totally ruin the show!!!!!! B has always been against ppl not from UES so why should she start going out with D!!!! D has become such a lame character with the boring as ever Vanessa!!!! Please dont let Dair ever even be contemplated coz the show will be totally destroyed!!!
PLEASE REUNITE CHUCK AND BLAIR!!!! they r soooo perfect 4 each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they r def the hottest couple with the most chemistry!!!!!!!!!!
CHAIR 4eva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There's also something to do with the Empire State Building but it's not made clear. It sounds like it involves some kind of invitation/ultimatum from Chuck, though. The text that pops up throughout the video, such as "in sickness and in health" could quite possibly be suggesting a mariage proposal.


I think having Dorota and Vanya's wedding as a storyline was a great idea. It provided comic relief when needed, but I agree with what Mr. Meester said about the Borat-like lines (good call!). The exaggerated stereotypes of Eastern Europeans was too cartoony. I don't think it was offensive, but it just seemed like a sitcom with some of the wedding "customs." That aside, I think it's sad that Chuck & Blair broke up, but seriously, enough with the regurgitated relationships! They need new faces for the characters to date, rather than breaking up/dating each other over and over. The Lily-Rufus back and forth is just as annoying. Nevertheless, Blair and Chuck are the only two who accept one other for who they each are- good and bad. Blair said they were lucky (albeit, she said it in a sad way) to have found each other and they are. They can't even try to be something else. They shouldn't. That's what fans love about them. Carter, Jenny, Georgina- they are all necessary to have to stir things up, so they are keepers! Dan and Blair as a couple? Don't think so. Dan's too much of a moral compass for Blair and ideally that would be good for her, but bad for the show. Nate & Serena are good. They are aesthetically pleasing together. Nate & Jenny is a weird combo. She's too young and inexperienced for him. He is a bit more refined. Dan and Vanessa? Boring! It's like listening to one long, annoying beep. Looking forward to Eric's love life, finding out what Lily's hiding, and Dan and Van breaking up!

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 18 Quotes

Dorota's family. She practically raised Blair!


Blair: [to Chuck] I don't like who I've become with you.
Chuck: Wait, Blair, don't bail on me, we have to see this through to the end.

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 18 Music

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Midnighter Midnighter The Champs iTunes
Song Full Moon Kiss Santina
The sound The Sound Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson iTunes