Gossip Girl Round Table: "Double Identity"

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Welcome back to another edition of TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our esteemed panel reflects on the events of last night's episode, "Double Identity."

Below, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester and the returning DANdy take on a variety of topics, from Juliet's agenda to Dan's romantic plans and Chair's future ...


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

Gossip Guy: I gotta give it up for Chuck for his usual, "I'm Chuck Bass" line.  This episode it felt particularly poignant as our man rose from the dead.

Mister Meester: Blair: "I could care less about his Bassets and probably he's been filtering them through some foreign government so I won't know." Bassets. Wow, that was a good one. Just when you think the Chuck puns have been exhausted ...

DANdy: "Chuck got shot?" Not because the words were especially witty or moving, but because Leighton Meester's line reading was just pitch-perfect. In that moment, Blair went from pretending not to care about Chuck to showing her complete vulnerability. C'est manifique, Leighton!

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2. What's been your favorite part of the season so far?

Gossip Guy: I can pinpoint an exact moment: When Serena walked in to find both of men with new women and got to meet baby Milo all in front of her parents in a coincidence only Gossip Girl put pull off. It's just nice to see S taken down a notch for once. Besides, that way I can sneak in there to scoop her up in her moment of weakness. I'd like to think I offer her the best of Dan and Nate with some nice shoulders to cry on.

Mister Meester: The train station meeting of Chuck and Blair, without question. Maybe not the rekindled romance Chair fans hoped for, but Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester absolutely killed that scene. The way they conveyed such mixed emotions was so impressive.

DANdy: There are multiple parts, and they all belong to Katie Cassidy.

3. Is Juliet trying to sabotage Nate, Serena, or both?

Gossip Guy: Based on the picture of Serena being the only thing left on her wall, I'm going with S. Nate was just the obvious choice over Dan for manipulation. I mean seriously, who would you pick to go up against in a battle of wits? Exactly. Man bangs every time.

Mister Meester: It's becoming clearer after last night that Serena is the target and Nate is the (handsome!) pawn. The real questions are whether Juliet legitimately falls for the pawn, and who she's working for. S has her fair share of enemies at this point. Thoughts?

DANdy: Hell to the S. Prepare for some major girl-on-girl action, viewers, just not the kind many men might be hoping for.

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S may be the target of a certain Sharp shooter.

4. How will Blair react to Chuck's return to NYC?

Gossip Guy: Pff, it's going to take more than Chuck to destroy Blair Waldorf. I expect our Queen B to rise to her former glory again.

Mister Meester: She even admitted it wouldn't beher world without Chuck in it. It's only a matter of time before his reentry causes serious friction - and Eva pays the price. Jenny too, if that girl dares show her face at Fashion's Night Out, which I expect she will!

DANdy: To Chuck's return? Just fine. To Eva's return along with him? Worse than Gossip Guy would if locked in a room with Vanessa.

5. Who should Dan date?

Gossip Guy: Well we all know there's no way I could pick V and since S is his step-sister, I'm going to pick a third, very controversial choice: Blair. We all know from Gossip Girl spoilers that Dair is inevitable and there was something kind of hot about them together when they schemed last season. Plus, hey, I hear she's single now.

Mister Meester: Serena. It's confession time. I am an unabashed, card-carrying member of Team Derena. I printed out the card myself at Kinko's, but still.

DANdy: No one. The man has a son to raise. Let him focus on more important things, as he's in danger of becoming Brooklyn's version of Jon Gosselin.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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1. "It takes more than even you to destroy Blair Waldorf." 2. "Henry" and Eva's apartment/bedsit - which looks like something straight out of Down and out in Paris and London. 3. Serena, Nate just so happens to be an idiot and easy to manipulate to help her achieve her goal. 4. Hooking up with Nate. 5. Serena.


1. "i'm chuck bass" just to hear him say that :)
2. chuck blair reunion in paris, i dont know if they'll top that for the rest of the season.
3. i think she's just after serena!
4.she'll be jealous normal plotting scheming blair she'll hate eva.
5.vanessa as much as i hate her they are rather a cute couple.


The train station scene was sublime and impeccable acted by ed and leighton! I love him, especially with that hairstyle ;-)))))). He is simple the best! CHAIR forever, although it will be a hard time waiting until the end of the season to see them reunited again - I think it will happen rather later than sooner to keep suspense and maybe have time for a Dair hook up. Probabely with Blair under drugs and unconcious and Dan more drunk than Chuck in his worst moments.
Plus, wonder what the Chuck-Blair war will be like... The Serene-loft-scene was super funny, ha ha for once she wasn' the center of universe and btw did she really think nate and dan would have been waiting around for her to choose and let gossip girl make fun of them with the poll she set?! Ok, actually they did but for their own good they didn'make it that obvious for her!
Juliet is annoying! I hope her plan will come to an end asap.
She could hook up with Jenny eventually... they would make a good team!!! Can't wait for nex week! xoxo


1. There wasn't really any one quote that popped out at me as a favorite.
2. My favorite part of the season thus far was Blair & Chuck's reunion at the Train station.
3. I think Juliet is working for/being used by Carter Baison to isolate Serena so she goes running back to him.
4. Blair will be fine with Chuck's return to NYC.
5. Who should Dan date? Man-bangs himself! Tell me you didn't see & feel the Bromance brewing! I swear I almost expected Dan and Nate to take each other's hand when they were all standing in the doorway of the Loft, holding hands with the girls.

Anna maria

I think blair should have stayed with louis, he's perfect for her..she looked so amazing in that dress, she should have gone to the ball! but her scene with chuck was perfect! I can't beleive he's taking that ugly girl back to ny! her roots and her hair parted in the middle annoy me soo much! If he didn't want to hurt blair he wouldn't take her!


LMAO Try a BigMac!!!
I lol'd so hard at this


Why would anyone want Dair to happen? Blair could be drunk AND high and still never go near a Humphrey. They're everything that's wrong with the show & people like them in real life annoy me anyway. So yea, Dan would be lucky to be with Blair, however I doubt she'd ever stoop to date someone of that ilk.


The extended promo of the next week's episode seems to be proving that Dandy guessed right with the answer of question number 4.
On a superficial note, I don't know about the slippers, but I find Chuck's robes sexy, maybe is just me.

Kimberly anne

Okay, everyone else besides Blair and Chuck in the episode were all a watse of time and plot lines. The little hate/love Nate have with Dan is getting annoying. So now it's a love pentagon with Serena, Da, Nate, Vanessa and Juliet? Boring much?
Anyway, are the producers and writers trying to get fired and do they want t get the show cancel? What they had Blair say to Chuck broke my heart. After she gave him the ring, she said, "I don't love you anymore". I was about to burst into tears.
And now, to make matters worst, Eva is coming back with Chuck, he's wearing suit again and he's wearing those hideous slippers and robes. Enough!!!!
Also, what is this I hear from Gossip Guy that Blair and Dan will probaby hook up? That can not happen even if they are the last two people on earth. Dan disgust me so mych. The entire Humphrey Family disgust me. Get Blair back with Chuck please!!!!!
...Someone tell Eva to try a BigMac.
But Leighton and Ed were of course amazing together or with other characters. Their acting skills are so good, you can't deny the chemistry. Other people can take pointers from them...cough *Serena* cough *Nate* cough *Dan*


basically the best scene of the night was the minute chuck saw blair. It was perfect. The whole thing with the ring and the train station was beautiful. Yoy know that they truly do love each other. My only concern is that this is just going to be season 2 all over again.

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Gossip Girl Season 4 Episode 2 Quotes

Chuck: When you dragged me in from that alley, you didn't just save my life, you gave me the hope of a new one.
Eva: Well the you I've been living with never did anything to be ashamed of. I hope you'll bring some of him with you back to your world.
Chuck: I fully intend to. If you'll come with me.
Eva: To New York? You got me a ticket?
Chuck: We don't need tickets. I'm Chuck Bass.

Blair: Just because you're poorly dressed doesn't mean you're not Chuck Bass.
Chuck: Why would I want to be him?