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Gossip Girl Round Table: "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World"

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Welcome to the Gossip Girl Round Table, where the illustrious TV Fanatic panel reflects on the events of "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" and previews what's to come.

Below, DANdy, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester take on Monday's top lines, Jenny and Serena's feud, Blair's comeback, Rufly's marriage, Eric's awesomeness and more:

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

DANdy: Not sure if I can repeat it here, but it involved Rufus, the neighbor downstairs and a differently spelled, gerund version of the verb "to come."

Gossip Guy: Definitely Blair threatening her new Columbia frenemies, "Oh you wanted to see a Blair Waldorf takedown? Cross me again and you'll experience one first hand." I don't want to see Blair mature, I want the Queen B back.

Mister Meester: What Gossip Guy said, followed by Dan's list of acceptable topics (Jersey Shore and food) and anything out of William's mouth. If you close your eyes and imagine it's Alec Baldwin and they're 30 Rock quotes, it's hysterical.

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2. Unintentional comedy of the night: Serena wanting respect from her dad while wearing drool-enducing dresses, Chuck openly snorting coke, or Jenny Binging "cancer"?

DANdy: If this type of question is asked again for as long as Gossip Girl is on the air, even if it's not an option, I shall always choose Jenny Binging "cancer."

Gossip Guy: I'm sorry, I was reading this question and got distracted by my mental picture of Serena.

Mister Meester: Serena trying to command respect is unintentional comedy, for sure, but I have to go with Chuck. No one even bats an eye at his endless bender of champagne, cocaine and call girls ... it's just Chuck Bass being Chuck Bass.

3. Team Serena or Team Jenny?

DANdy: Jenny has a team?!? Is its owner Sarah Palin and its GM Spencer Pratt? Who would ever cheer for this team? What would it be called, The Brooklyn Self-Obsessed Whiners? Go Serena.

Gossip Guy: Can't believe I'm saying this, but definitely Team Jenny. It's a scary world when little Humphrey has the better head on her shoulders.

Mister Meester: I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm on Team Jenny, but let's not ignore Serena's ridiculous behavior just because of J's meddling with Nate. Between riding her moral high horse and chastising J to her inexplicable, instant adoration of William, this wasn't your best week, S. Get a clue.

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Was last night the beginning of the end for Rufus and Lily?

4. Sweeter gesture: Blair or Chuck?

DANdy: Blair. Chuck helped Blair transfer schools; Blair helped Chuck become a better person.

Gossip Guy: Without a doubt, Chuck. I can't believe this guy took the time to fill out a college application while running the Empire. Do you know how much work those things were? Essays, etc. Thanks Mister Meester for bring up bad memories. I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

Mister Meester: You have to hand it to Chuck for that effort, but Blair wins here, given the deeply personal stakes and the fact that he was naked with Nadine 10 minutes before. You have to really care about someone to ignore that. Blair was awesome in this episode, blending her compassionate, mature side with the start of her comeback at Columbia. Dare I say the *itch is back and better than ever?

5. How much do you love Eric?

DANdy: As much as Eric loves Elliot. I'm twice Eric's age and barely possess half his confidence, maturity and temperament.

Gossip Guy: Even more than Elliot. So bad ass when he stood up to his father for not being there during his suicide attempt. I just keep thinking, what the hell is wrong with Serena? Then I see her in that dress. Then I keep thinking... I am so going to those CW upfronts if Blake Lively is gonna be there.

Mister Meester: More than ever. At least someone had the guts to stand up to William, but also give him a chance after that gesture (ulterior motives notwithstanding).

6. Will Rufus and Lily's marriage survive?

DANdy: It might take all the strength it has not to fall apart, it might be scared and it might be petrified. But, yes, both Rufus and Lily have all their life to live and all their love to give. This union will survive.

Gossip Guy: When Rufus still had Eric on his side, maybe. Now thanks to stupid, selfless Rufus' advice, he's got Eric on team manipulative Van Der Woodsen. I'm scared for Rufus and everyone else involved.

Mister Meester: Here's the thing. For weeks, Gossip Girl spoilers have hinted at Jenny being a home-wrecker. Serena and Nate may be smoldering, but there's no home there. I wouldn't be surprised if things go from bad to worse for Lily and Rufus, and a bitter J is somehow responsible for driving them apart.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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@sjlev
Nobody's saying Serena is THE perfect human being as this seems to be the only way for you to like her.
Both Jenny and Serena have done pretty serious shit. The difference is that Serena genuinely regrets and apologizes for screwing things. Unlike Jenny.
I probably wouldn't like to have someone as Serena as a friend. But I am sure I would HATE to have a sister or even a stepsister such as Jenny.

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Team Jenny
Note to Serena fans:
Would you want her for your anything?
Friend? Think of the girl who slept with her bestfriends boyfriend..and then stole (or so she thought) Poppy's boyfriend and how about Tripp-you know Nates newly married cousin....
So she isn't trust worthy-even when she isn't drinking and doing drugs...
She was mad at Blair so she sabotaged her largest dream of going to Yale...then threw college out the window for an internship she did not earn.....very mature
Anybody remember the bday party she threw for Jenny-her little sis...or was it to prove she was still relevant..i get so confused with her "good intentions"
How about skipping town on her best friend when her parents split, knowing things were going to go down with Nate and her best friend has bulimia...oh wait then expecting her not to be upset...
Wait there is more! how about all the lies she told Dan and things she hid from Dan...when they were dating and did the same to Nate with Carter...
How about being so self absorbed that she thought riding away from a polo match on a get this-stolen horse- would get her fathers attention even when her brothers suicide attempt didn't....YIKES.
Then after leaving town without telling Nate...-they were at the same party after all- with Carter- she gets suspicious of him because of Jenny having his shirt because Nate has lied to her before? Oh wait, nope he hasn't lied to Serena before..then she went ahead and didn't tell him about her mother? No wonder he fell for Jenny's juvenile tricks....at least Jenny has an excuse..she is a teenager trying to be like her big sister. She won't make it. she has brains and talent and at least one parental figure that cares.
How about paybacks sucking..Rufus who was there for Serena all summer while her mother deserted her is now out-because Jenny made a VERY weak attempt to steal her boyfriend?? She wants someone in her life that hasn't made a single attempt to get to know her until she turned what?18? 19?
She is a self absorbed, spoiled, backstabbing, lying, cheating, immature, irresponsible, selfish, slut-who also happens to be the biggest moron on the show...
Stuns me anyone is on this team. I would choose a person who is confused about who she is and is trying to fit in over that anyday..especially because Jenny usually learns something from her mistakes and truly loves her family.
GG needs to come up with a way to save the Serena character or get Chuck and Blair back on track because watching Serena get everything she wants while stepping on everyone else is boring and weak. I root for Georgina...i say ruin Serena, bring her down. I AGREE

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Team Jenny! Åtminstone hon gör showen lite intressant nu när det finns så lite på ordförande. Serena är bara tråkig med alla sina hora runt .. Det enda hon ger till alla är elände och korta klänningar. Tyvärr S

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"sjlev" Well spoken, I can´t do anything but to agree with you. The thing with Serena is that after she and Dan broke up she seems to push everyone in her life away. She don´t commit to anyone so why the hell does someone want to commit to her? Didn´t she love Carter, didn´t she tell Blair that she "never felt like this before" when she starded to date Tripp. Eeeeew she is nothing but spoilt slut.

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Team Jenny
Note to Serena fans:
Would you want her for your anything?
Friend? Think of the girl who slept with her bestfriends boyfriend..and then stole (or so she thought) Poppy's boyfriend and how about Tripp-you know Nates newly married cousin....
So she isn't trust worthy-even when she isn't drinking and doing drugs...
She was mad at Blair so she sabotaged her largest dream of going to Yale...then threw college out the window for an internship she did not earn.....very mature
Anybody remember the bday party she threw for Jenny-her little sis...or was it to prove she was still relevant..i get so confused with her "good intentions"
How about skipping town on her best friend when her parents split, knowing things were going to go down with Nate and her best friend has bulimia...oh wait then expecting her not to be upset...
Wait there is more! how about all the lies she told Dan and things she hid from Dan...when they were dating and did the same to Nate with Carter...
How about being so self absorbed that she thought riding away from a polo match on a get this-stolen horse- would get her fathers attention even when her brothers suicide attempt didn't....YIKES.
Then after leaving town without telling Nate...-they were at the same party after all- with Carter- she gets suspicious of him because of Jenny having his shirt because Nate has lied to her before? Oh wait, nope he hasn't lied to Serena before..then she went ahead and didn't tell him about her mother? No wonder he fell for Jenny's juvenile tricks....at least Jenny has an excuse..she is a teenager trying to be like her big sister. She won't make it. she has brains and talent and at least one parental figure that cares.
How about paybacks sucking..Rufus who was there for Serena all summer while her mother deserted her is now out-because Jenny made a VERY weak attempt to steal her boyfriend?? She wants someone in her life that hasn't made a single attempt to get to know her until she turned what?18? 19?
She is a self absorbed, spoiled, backstabbing, lying, cheating, immature, irresponsible, selfish, slut-who also happens to be the biggest moron on the show...
Stuns me anyone is on this team. I would choose a person who is confused about who she is and is trying to fit in over that anyday..especially because Jenny usually learns something from her mistakes and truly loves her family.
GG needs to come up with a way to save the Serena character or get Chuck and Blair back on track because watching Serena get everything she wants while stepping on everyone else is boring and weak. I root for Georgina...i say ruin Serena, bring her down.

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after last nights episode i honestly have to say that right now im am likeing jenny allot more than i like that bitch serena dont get me wrong jenny is awful but she is not trying to break apart rufus and lily like serena is

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TEAM JENNY!

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I don't get the hint about the quote that can't be repeated...?

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1. Quote: Rufus: I'm confident that there's no depravity that brand-new Léron sheets can't erase. 2. Unintentionally Funny: Chuck openly snorting coke 3. Team Serena: Jenny tried to break up her step sisters relationship for herself. that is very lame...Serena started acting lame when she thought Rufus was cheating on her mom...if not for that, I think she would have remained respectful of her mom's marriage. As for her falling over her father....I think it was totally natural for her to do so...she has been working overtime trying to get him to notice her since the beginning of the season...Eric's behavior was perfect too...he was never trying to find him, so he was not into welcoming the distraction to his family. 4. Gesture: Chuck's gesture was sweeter....in the beginning of the season, Chuck was falling over himself to please her, to do things for her...be didn't start to turn into a douche until Blair sold him out for her speech ( after he was so sweet to her, I still didn't get how she could do that to him then...now, yes...then no) What Blair did this ep was nurturing and being true to herself....she mother's all of the people who mean something to her. 5. How much do I love Eric?: Let me count the ways!!!! I have Always Loved Eric!...my only dissapointment with him this year was him giving up on taking down Jenny...don't get me wrong I like Jenny's storylines this season because it brings much needed drama...but what I really love are the power plays on this show....and I was just so into Eric taking her down! LOL...I know he's more mature than all of them...which makes him all of the more interesting when he gets down and dirty. 6. Will Lily and Rufus's marriage survive? Probably....but I don't think it should. Lily has consistantly pushed rufus away everytime something important is going on in her life...I honestly can't figure out why she thinks she is in love with him....her actions have never supported that premise. I like lily, but I don't see chemistry with her and rufus...(I really wanted to see more of her with Bart)...and I don't like Rufus being used as a door mat. he should make her work to get him back.

Kimberly anne

The episode overall was good. It was definitely better than the last one.
Serena and her realtionship with her dad was for the most part very interesting. Finally Blake can proove she does have an idea how to act. There were some parts that I liked a lot with her and her dad because it just so sweet. No one can blame her for just wanting her family back.
What was really Nate's point in the show but besides tell Blair that Chuck did another great thing for her behind her back? He is only good for being use to help out another couple never himself.
Dan and Vanessa was rather dull and boring. One inute she going to Haiti the nest she not and then Dan makes her go. Make up your mind already.
Rufrus was so rude in the episode. I was never a fan of this guy nor have I've been a fan of the Humphrey's period. I am actually on Team William, so I do hope Lily breaks it off with Rufrus.
Jenny was once again annoying as always and I am quite please to see another one of her realationsip, this time is her dad, go down the toilet.
Yay!!! Blair no longer is going to NYU and it is all thank to Chuck, the loving badboy of the show. This doesn't exactly make up for him sleeping with all of those sluts in the beginning, but at least it's a start. I can't wait for the "crazy bitch" known as Blair Waldorf we know and love to come back. Colombia is where she belongs. Thouh of course I would have definitely prefered if there was a last scene of Chuck and Blair where she says Thank You to him in person rather than a text. That could have made the episode better.
I can't wait for next episode because it actually looks like Chuck and Blair may be teaming up with the rest of the Non-Judging Breakfast Club crew.
Chair Forever!!!

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 20 Quotes

I had a buddy that went to Exeter, and the stories he told would make Keith Richards blush.

William

[on her apartment] In a post-war building on a street that's not even numbered? It's lettered. And its big selling point is that it's above a falafel stand.

Blair

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 20 Music

  Song Artist
Salvation Salvation Scanners iTunes
Song Forever Young Last Gang
Song Let's See It We Are Scientists iTunes