Gossip Girl Round Table: "Ex-Husbands and Wives"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our illustrious panel reflects on the events of "Ex-Husbands and Wives" and previews what's to come.

Below, DANdy, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester take on Monday's top lines, obligatory William plot holes, OMG moments and burning season finale questions:


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

DANdy: "Like every great general, I have contingency plans." Was this one of the especially memorable Gossip Girl quotes on its own? No. But uttered by Blair, it perfectly summed up this week's winning, self-aware episode.

Gossip Guy: Definitely Blair for remembering that Rufus was once in Lincoln Hawk with "I didn't even know they had groupies that old." No one else seems to...

Mister Meester: Nate killed me recounting last year's scheme: "Georgina pretended to be this rich Canadian to get Poppy, but things got all messed up when she turned her back on Jesus ... Dan doesn't normally participate." It's as if the characters on Gossip Girl are also fans of Gossip Girl and psyched to be plotting a scheme together again.

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2. What was the biggest OMG moment of last night for you?

DANdy: Jenny showing up in Dan's apartment in a dress that Serena would be embarrassed to be seen wearing.

Gossip Guy: Jenny's breasts when she show up at Nate's. Wait, what? She's under 18?  Umm... then it's probably best I erase that whole scene from my memory and we'll go with Dan in the car with Serena.

Mister Meester: Jenny's - sorry, you guys covered that. Okay, I'll take the less salacious, but still surprising connection between William and Holland. Their plot to break up the family was surprisingly elaborate ... still no match for our heroes, but a good effort!

3. Should Dan and Serena get back together?

DANdy: No. What about Vanessa?!? Hooking Dan back up with Serena would deprive us of weekly Gossip Guy rants about his pairing with GG's nemesis.

Gossip Guy: I was the biggest Derena fan but wouldn't that be umm... like incest and stuff now? Obviously not blood, but still weird. So maybe I'll let them bang. But, certainly not date.

Mister Meester: To be honest, I loved Derena and saw them as a central couples of the show, along with Chair. Nate rules, and he and Serena are good together, don't get me wrong, but it entertained us a lot when he got around, too. So, in a roundabout way, yes!

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Where there's a Will ... there are a lot of plot holes.

4. Hardest to believe (William van der Woodsen edition): Serena's blind loyalty to him, that he could convince Lily to go to Palm Beach, that he alone cured her lymphoma, or that the doctor's elaborate scheme was all about love, and not Lily's billions of dollars?

DANdy: The spontaneous Palm Beach excursion. Starting in May, weather in that city is hot and wet, with average temperatures of 86-90 degrees. No way Lily packs up and goes. The humidity would totally frizz her hair.

Gossip Guy: Eww, who goes to Palm Beach in the summer? Definitely not Lily. It's way too muggy down there.

Mister Meester: These are all related. First, we have Serena's absurd quote: "Well, you've been there for her throughout her sickness." Well, okay ... just not the last 15 years. He's been in Palm Beach, presumably chasing girls half Lily's age ... why would he want the van der Woodsen family back now if not for the money? Sure, maybe he'd save her life as a courtesy, but once a deadbeat dad, always a deadbeat dad.

5. What will Jenny do that runs her out of the Upper East Side?

DANdy: The more apt question should be: WHO will she do? The answer: Vanya. You heard it here first.

Gossip Guy: She backstabbed Chair during a scheme. Need she do anything else to get chased out?

Mister Meester: Nate.

6. Will Blair meet Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building?

DANdy: No. You don't put Baby in a corner and you don't Affair to Remember Blair Waldorf. Something will prevent her from reaching that meeting point on time, which Chuck will interpret as her closing the door on their relationship, which will lead to more back-and-forth next season and... you get the idea.

Gossip Guy: Yes. Because Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz would be fearing for their lives if they kept Chair apart over the summer.

Mister Meester: Oui, and then it's off to Paris for Season 4. Or she gets whisked away by some scandal and ends up in Paris with Serena, and Chuck travels there to track them down at a later date. Either way, French fans are gonna go insane.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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I want Dan and Serena to be a couple again. They're perfect for each other! And Jenny can just gtfo.


I want Dan and Serena back together!!! Miss this couple!!! The show lost of his "Heat" when they broke up!!! Want them back together (for good now!!!) please writers!!!!! Hear me out!!!!


Mathilda - tell me how you REALLY feel




do not blame serena or nate or dan if serenate doesnt work or if dearena doesnt work.
Tell the writers that cos the reason why nate and serena seemed a little boring is because of the writers. they could have gone over board with serenate but chose not to. This means that they must ahve something for the couple or at least a reason why they made them a little boring. come on, its all in the writters' head. LOGIC PEOPLE, LOGIC!


if you go to this link ...it will reveAL WHAT JENNY DOES..PRETTY SCANDALOUS..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRgUEm...


I'm sooo excited for Dan & Serena to be back together! Or at least to see the chemistry (of which we all know it was always there) back again! They should definetely be end game, but I also loooove to see them together thoughout the seasons!


1. Jenny is like the old Serena. Leaving and going to school somewhere else. I am anxious how her character will return to Gossip Girl next season eventually.
2. I love Dan and Serena together, like I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM TOGETHER. I think they are both such better people when they are together. They were the staple of the show in the first season and I just loved them. However, I would like them to build up their friend relationship for a while before the date again. Like mondays episode was great, to see him there for her in a time of need. But I want things with her and Nate to end well, then her and Dan will be together. I actually hope that when the whole show ends for good they will be together, so if we have to wait a while to see them together again, Im alright with that. Friends is good, for now.
3. Vanessa sucks and I hope she leaves for good.
4. Chuck and Blaire need some time apart, but they HAVE to get back together. UMMM IS HE WANTING TO PROPOSE TO HER!?!?!?! That is so unlike Chuck Bass and Blaire is a sucker for weddings : )
5. Georgina's back, dun dun duuuuun. I hope she doesn't ruin Dan and Serena's friendship. The last damage she caused wasn't that bad though, she just told rufus and lily about scott.. big whooop.
PS.I hope Dan and Serena didn't sleep together. It looks like they may have by the promo. Or at least thats what they want us to think.

Kimberly anne

The episode was really good. Overall I am happy.
First off, Rufrus and his relationship with Lily was boring yet I appreciated it as well. To be honest, I never liked him as a character, I would have prefered William over him anyday. I was annoyed with seeing Rufrus so much in this episode. Then again, this storyline was kind of the gate way to others including bringing Chuck and Blair to scheme together so I at least liked that.
Nate and Serena was rather interesting, and I don't normally say that. I am totally on Serena side on this one because despite how technically right Nate was, I understand from a female's point of view that your boyfriend should be the one you rely on and Nate was nothing of the source. I sense something is going to spark up again with Dan and Serena.
Jenny was supper annoying but I enjoyed 60% of her scenes. One minute is she all worried about Lily and the next she us sabotaging her with William; I kind of liked it. So Jenny is living with Nate and Chuck now? Even I would thought that would be weird. By the way, if Nate hadn;t flat out said so in the end, I wouldn't have known for the past 10 episodes and maybe even the entire season, where he has been living,
Cameron I have to admit is cute. He is definitely my favorite or my least hated person on the show who has or is coming in between Chair.
Chuck and Blair were amazing of course. Best part of the show. Despite the lack of oppitunities they could have gotten to stop scheming and talk about their relationship, I stiill love the entire thing. The last scene was amesome. My heart was beating really fast simply because of all that Chuck said to Blair. I can't wait for the season finale to find out what will go down on the rooftop of the Empire. I hope Chuck and Blair get back together so badly. They are the best couple on the show.
Chair Forever!!!


Derena ♥ hell yes, i hate her with nate, they were sooo boring. he should hook up with i don'T know, maybe vanessa? TOTES agree! Season 1/2 had it all right with couples. Derena, Chair, and Vanate. Danessa & Serenate are just so effing B-O-R-I-N-G! Plus, Nate tries to be a good guy and all Serena does is kick him down. Biotch.

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 21 Quotes

Serena: I need you to tell me the truth.
William: Come with me.

Really? That's it?


Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 21 Music

  Song Artist
Song Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto remix) Massive Attack iTunes
Beach house Beach House Zebra iTunes
Song Paradise Circus (feat. Hope Sandoval) Massive Attack iTunes