Gossip Girl Round Table: "Belles Du Jour"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our illustrious panel reflects on the events of the fourth season premiere, "Belles Du Jour."

Below, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester offer their take on Monday's quotes, twists, and burning questions. Our fearless leader, DANdy, will return next week.


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

Gossip Guy: We all know this goes against everything I stand for, but I have to give it to V for all her witty Georgina lines, but the best one was "you can't trust anything that comes out of her mouth, let alone anywhere else." Hehe, she was referring to her Geor-gina there.

Mister Meester: Any exchange between Dan and Vanessa, or this gem from Serena: "I wouldn't worry about Chuck ... any normal summer he's drunk on some island where polygamy is legal. Given everything that happened it makes sense he's gone rogue."

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2. Was this the best season premiere of the four?

Gossip Guy: While the Paris opening was way better than season three, I still have to give it up to season two in the Hamptons. Those were the days.

Mister Meester: Aside from the pilot episode that got us hooked three years ago, I'd say yes. The music, the montages, the city (both of them) ... Blair in her element and the rebirth (in a sense) of Chick ... The return of Georgina, the introduction of Juliet and some seriously scandalous new stories ... I think it's safe to say Gossip Girl is back, baby!

3. Is the baby Dan's, and what the heck is Georgina up to?

Gossip Guy: Definitely not. And the day I figure out what Georgina is up to, I'll have figured out the world. I'll let you guys all know the meaning of life then too.

Mister Meester: No way Milo Dan's son, but a couple of things don't add up here. 1. Why would an ambivalent Dan be going along with this? 2. If Georgina's not after money - it's Dan! - what's her motivation then? Is she on the run from a Belorussian mobster whose son Milo really is and looking for a safe haven in Brooklyn? I'm kidding ... mostly.

Oh Yeah, There's V

Vanessa earned some rare props from Gossip Guy this week.

4. What will happen when Chuck and Blair reunite?

Gossip Guy: I just don't feel like Hair is going to be a power couple until Chuck becomes himself again. You see what I did there? I'm so witty with couple names. Right Ballison?

Mister Meester: Because I've seen the episode, and am under threat of the CW not to reveal too much, I'll leave you with this: The scene is awesome, plain and simple. Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester are magic together. Blair tries to tell Chuck not to run from who he is, and while their future remains up in the air, her words clearly resonate with him.

5. Is Juliet Gossip Girl?!

Gossip Guy: This show has thrown us Gossip Girl red herrings before, but at least this time it's a girl. All the creepy clippings on the board? The blast being sent from the website? Everything's adding up except for the fact she doesn't look or sound like Kristen Bell. Those commercials for You Again featuring Bell during the episode didn't help sell Juliet either.

Mister Meester: I don't think so, but the two many be in cahoots. That scene were they revealed her at the computer was pretty cool, though. Talk about an intriguing lead-in to next week! As we will see next week (Gossip Girl spoiler alert), she's got a plan that involves trying to help Nate get Serena back. Although Juliet's motives and Nate's are quite different.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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FYI, when Georgina was speaking Russian, she said "I'll take care of it." And her accent sucked.


1. just anything vanessa said about georgina, they were hilarious
2. i loved season two's but the cross over between Paris and New York was just amazing. i dont think you can beat a premier in Paris.
3.GOD NO! she obviously need Milo to be his to convince someone else its not theres!
4. it will be amazing whether their a couple or not it will be an amazing scene.
5.she cant be, though she is definatley creepy, something about her maybe she is working with gossip girl. idk but i just dont think that they would cast a person who isnt kristen bell to play her. like i think if theyre gonna bring gossip girl into at least make it Kristen.


I meant to say "schemes" against our UES characters.




Seriously you guys, this episode was PATHETIC.
I cannot believe I waited all summer for this piece of fluff. The acting was horrible, we hardly got to see any Paris landscape (just flashes of shop windows, why film in Paris if you're not going to SHOW Paris? Seems like a waste to me.), and the whole Dan/Georgina baby storyline does not intrigue me. In fact, I'm really struggling with why Dan Humphrey STILL hasn't grown a pair. He really seemed to be coming into his own last season at college, but now he chooses to just casually forgo a paternity test, or put it off for whatever reason? He doesn't even seemed phased that his "fate is sealed." Dan is supposed to be the street smart, savvy character. What happened to him? The only realistic part of all of this is the adults don't seem to buy it for one minute, especially Rufus. I loved Lily's "Please, you're enjoying this," to Georgina. At least the parental units in this episode were semi believable (especially Eleanor and Lily together on the topic of Serena at Columbia, and a note to the writers? No no and NO.) I really wish Georgina would get killed off by a Russian mob, because her character bugs the shit out of me. Whatever motives she may have, I find myself not caring, just angry, and bored. Really angry. To me she is whiny, and not in the least bit the evil nemesis they make her out to be. Sure, she's a pathological liar and she scenes against our UES characters, but short of that, she lacks the bite and sly persona that Agnus has. I wish that the subpar season premieres the writers have been feeding us for the past two years improve, because if they don't, how do they expect to keep viewers or improve ratings? I am constantly being let down by all the hype surrounding the return of a new GG season, but I stick around, because a loyal fan just doesn't give up on a show after being invested in it since its beginning. I find myself questioning, however, whether or not we'll ever get back to the intrigue of season one. Maybe I'm reaching for the stars, here. I don't know. The only thing I am excited about is Katie's character. She seems pretty awesome/mysterious. I can't wait to see what she brings to the show. However, if she and Nate become an item, I don't give them two seconds together. She's too smart for him.




1. Paris was beautiful and amazing, but the dialogue at the Hamptons was unbeatable. 2. I loved Blair's line: "My fairy godmother is my credit card"! 3. It is so strange that we didn't see Blair's father. I bet you they will kill him off this year and this will re-unite Chair. 4. I can stomach Cheva but did anyone else find her clingy and a bit of a whiteboard. Do you think Chuck will get his chalk up to write on her? (Sorry, but I'm a die hard Chair fan- they are just so saltry together/not together). 5. No one mentioned Rufus. Can't stand the man. His kids are saints, he is a model father...holier than thou. 6. Vanessa was surprisingly good. 7. The funniest line for me...SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!


Marry Blair and Chuck> Love them.


I want to see Chair married. Love them. Hate Serena and Eva.


I hate Eva. Put Blair and Chuck together soon. Love Blair.

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Gossip Girl Season 4 Episode 1 Quotes

Serena: So what does it say about Chuck?
Blair: I couldn't be less interested. Serena gives her a look. No new posts. He's been MIA since he left town this spring.
Serena: What does it say about us?
Blair: "Ooh la la! Paris is burning and Serena and Blair lit the match." Of course your flame is hotter than mine. Everyone knows that the only guy who's been in my pants all summer is the tailor at Pierre Balmain.
Serena: And whose fault is that? B, just as many guys have flirted with you. I just happen to have a thing for French waiters.
Blair: And bartenders. And museum docents. Anyone on a Vespa or bicycle. Or wearing Zadig & Voltaire.

Serena: Blair what are you doing? We said we wouldn't check Gossip Girl all summer.
Blair: Summer's almost over.