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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Does anyone know if there will be a GG reality index again this year?? I've been looking for it and can't find and i LOVE reading them after each GG ep!!! Btw LOVED gg 4.02. The B/C looks were beyond!!!!


This is the episode I've been waiting for since the end of S2. It's the first episode in ages I downloaded and immediately replayed after watching. I have to note that Alex P. seems to be back controlling the music, because it's the first one in a long time the songs fit perfectly and the lyrics are precisely timed to the scene. Music has always been integral to GG, but I barely noticed any of it in S3 (except that gorgeous song by M83). The characters are actually being allowed to grow up AND simultaneously act their age... and on a related note, bravo for loosening up Chuck's extreeeemely slow manner of speaking of seasons past, and mussing up his hair. Mmm mmm good. The show needed to lighten up a bit, and it has.... intrigue and sex and schemes are bread-and-butter on GG, but it got too intense for a teenage drama. It's early yet, but I see flickers of S1 and early S2 humor and snark coming through, and I like it!


I really really think that juliet is working for carter baizen and he is of course after serena! dont forget that carter left last season out of no where and never EVER underestimate the wicked plans carter can come up with


I wouldn't mind seeing Blair and Dan hook up. I think this could definitely put Chuck is a jealous fit and possibly punch Dan. LOL. Don't get me wrong, I do like Dan. I would like him to be with Serena also. Dan singing to the baby was really cute. I actually find him to be one of the funniest one's on the show.
Every scene with Chuck was good. He really pulled it off. Chuck and Blair remind me of Rhett and Scarlet in Gone With The Wind. Seeing Chuck almost break down when Blair said she didn't love him anymore was touching. I don't know if he was really running away to help Blair as he could've really been running from his own pain.


I want dair to happen so that chuck gets really pissed and then punches dan.I really really really wanna see dan getting punched by chuck.I agree that in the pilot chuck was an ass and deserved to puched and kicked,but in the season 3 finale dan had no reason to hit him.Jenny slept with chuck in her full conscience and she knew what she was doing.So I am really looking forward to dair,also boz chuck and blair will have to date wrong people to finally realize no one else can make them happy except each other.


Dair? No. I don't even know how they could pass that off...Blair would have to have amnesia, and Dan isn't her biggest fan, either. It would not be "real," if you know what I mean, if they started dating or something. It would HAVE to be some sort of scheme, where there was something in it for both of them...don't know what that could be, though.
Loved the "Chuck got shot?" line, Serena getting shut out of "choosing," the scene at the Gare du Nord, and Dan singing to Milo...aww, it was cute. And also, Rufus finally showing a brain cell (blood types) instead of just being irrational. And I was not at first, but after seeing subsequent relationships, I am a slight Derena fan...just wish they could change the weird sibling thing. It's kinda...weird.


Sorry Derena can't happen, image if they had a child.
anyway i'm still going for Serenate. Even though I really like Kate Cassidy's character, maybe she go date dan ...


Emmy for Leighton. What a talented! She is completely amazing. PLEASE PUT CHAIR TOGETHER AND GETTING MARRIED.


For what it's worth Gossip guy I totally adore you, lol. We all know that Chair is endgame and I actually agree that everyone has hooked up with everyone and Dan and Blair though cute are pretty unlikely considering Blair's strong aversion to anything Brooklyn. All the same I think Dare would be possible in a moment of weakness (and extreme intoxication in Blairs case.) Of course that would make Vanessa even more useless leading to some happy bashing courtesy you, Gossip Guy. And if Dare leads to Chuck (finaly!) knocking the living daylights outta Dan and bringing Chair closer then I'm all for it. Still don't see it happening until we're thick into the fourth season tho....but for Chair it might be worth it.


Oh I think Dan and Blair (if timed just right) will frost Chuck like nothin else!....This time Chuck might even punch Dan! LOL

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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?