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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Right now I have a little fight inside my head because I can't tell who I hate the most: Serena or Jenny.
Thankfully, I loved all Chair scenes. And Dan was outstanding. I really missed that Dan. And it is a shame he and Serena spent the whole season apart. They don't need to be a couple again, but they are the best as friends. Just like Nate and Blair. They should have more scenes or story lines together. And Serena shoud've sought his advice about the whole Rufus thing. She knows how Dan can be objective and impartial.
Ah oh, she never said sorry to Rufus. That's just hideous.
And what about that Cameron guy? What is he a pet, a toy that Blair takes everywhere she goes? Seriously... that guy makes me laugh. And it's bizarre how Chuck actually feels threatened by him.
As for the questions, LOL, the best quote is not actually a quote, it's Dan's face at 9:24 SO FUNNY.
Biggest OMG moment: Dan going with Serena to find her dad before the cops. And they crashing together was a bit of omg too. But no, I don't think they should get back together. I think they are in a very good place right now as friends. Just give them more screen time together and we will be fine :)
Hardest to believe was William convincing everyone to go to Palm Beach. Even Eric was on board! So what he needed to go see a patient? Are his family members med students by any chance? Were all the flights back to New York cancelled? That he convinced Serena that is one thing. But Lily? Give me a break...
I agree with Mister Meester about Jenny. Maybe she will do Chuck as well.
As much as I wish it wouldn't happen, it is pretty obviously that Blair will miss Chuck at the top of the ESB.
*Sorry any english mistakes :}


(Ironically enough though, I'll probably be in New York on holiday when they'll be shooting... LOL )


Im a team Serena ends up with nobody.
honestly, this girl cannot do relationships and therefore should not be allowed the privilege of being in one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... season finale CHAIR promo


Will Blair and Chuck get back together?
Gossip Guy: Yes. Because Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz would be fearing for their lives if they kept Chair apart over the summer. Haha, love this answer.
YES SERENA AND DAN BACK TOGETHER! YAY. The only time I can stand Serena is when she is A: with Blair, or B: dating Dan. I never liked Dan after he and Serena ended. Those two are both just too annoying without each other. Together, their annoyance balances out. It's great. xD


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." Not even Nate Nate gets it right - G wasn't pretending to be from Canada but a Southern Belle and her "daddy" got his money from being an oil magnate.


As always find Blair and Serena extremely self absorbed and annoying, but really enjoyed the twists and turns of the episode




Derena ♥ hell yes, i hate her with nate, they were sooo boring. he should hook up with i don'T know, maybe vanessa?


I loved Dan and Serena. They were together first; It's ridiculous that they can't be together just because they're parents got married...and they have a sibling in common (damn, that is freaky I guess). I just love that Serena wasn't with Nate. THEY ARE SO SO SO BORING! I think "kill me" every time they come on the screen.

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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