Gossip Girl Round Table: "Touch of Eva"

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Welcome back, Upper East Siders, to another edition of TVF's Gossip Girl Round Table, where our panel reflects on the events of Monday's episode, "Touch of Eva."

Below, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester and critic-in-chief DANdy take on topics ranging from Danessa and Juliet's agenda to Eva's exit and the upcoming war ...


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

Gossip Guy: Haha, Bassian bubble.

Mister Meester: The obvious: "So you did it just to hurt me. Eva made me into someone I was proud to be. You just brought back my worst self. This means war, Blair ... Me versus you. No limits." The less obvious: "You were just so easy in Paris." Too good.

DANdy: Serena turning Blair's name into a verb. Who among us hasn't been tempted to go off Blair Waldorfing at times?

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2. Eva plot hole of the night: Dan finding out her past via Google search, B's quest to ruin Eva in the first place, or her splitting town after Chuck doubted her for 10 whole minutes?

Gossip Guy: Can we just declare the whole story like a hole and pretend like it never existed? At least it should lead to a fun war between Chair and the eventual reconciliation that any war between them will inevitably lead to.

Mister Meester: All of the above and more? First of all, Dan searches for Prague brothels just because, and Eva's real name and photo are on there? Just ridiculous. Slightly less absurd, but still problematic for me is this: Eva lied to Chuck and he repaid her with $5 million. He doubts her intentions for 10 minutes and she just bails? Iffy writing. Also, Chuck cavorts with hookers all the time! Why would he care if Eva worked in the world's oldest profession? Come on B.

DANdy: The Google search. Come on. We all know people in The CW universe only use Bing.

3. Would you have preferred Derena together, and will Danessa last?

Gossip Guy: Obviously I'd prefer anything that didn't end in 'essa, even that anything includes a mild case of incest.  

Mister Meester: I may be in the minority in saying I think Dan and Vanessa are cute together, but I still think cooling it with co-habitation is smart. When you're calling your live-in girlfriend "mom," you're probably not ready for it. As for Derena, those two make out enough in real life as it is. Better to mix it up on the show with some new peeps.

DANdy: No and no. Dan needs to be single for awhile. Can he borrow your black book, Chuck? I'd like to see this confused fella drop the nicknames and enjoy time as Dan the Man for awhile.

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Katie Cassidy's guest role had better be worth it!

4. Seriously, what is Juliet's deal?

Gossip Guy: I don't know, but I really hope the Gossip Girl writers have a better plan for her than that Eva nonsense. I do not approve of bringing in someone as hot and scheming as Juliet to just let her fizzle out in a couple episodes.

Mister Meester: Based on Gossip Girl spoilers and previews for next week, My guess is she's behind the blast even Serena can't believe, and this is building toward an epic confrontation between Juliet and the entire gang. Something's gotta tie all of them together again, right? Eventually, it must. Here's hoping it's worth the wait.

DANdy: She seems like she was once well-off, perhaps residing in some sort of L.A.-based apartment complex with a pool and an influx of shady neighbors. But when that living situation vanished, she was forced to start over again in NYC.

5. As Chuck says, this is war. Who will win?

Gossip Guy: Now that we know Blair Waldorfing can be used as a verb, I'm pretty sure I can safely say that Chuck is going to get the Blair the hell Waldorfed out of him. Hmm, that didn't make sense...

Mister Meester: Chuck. He now hates Blair even more than himself. Not good.

DANdy: In a word: Viewers.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments, and vote below!

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did anyone else notice the tremble in his voice when he asked blair if it was possible she still loved him in their final scene? i think that kinda made me forgive him for the eva thing, for me it showed that he still hopes that blair feels something. ed OWNED it!


@bogeyno2 i found this really funny as well, just to clarify though it was actually nate to chuck, nice to see you... nice (after chuck talks to ivan about the mets) love bruce forsyth and gossip girl :D


Hey, everyone keeps saying that Shakira is going to cover that Hatfield song called 'My Creative Dream'. I've heard about 10 of my friends say it.


Hello all, I was thinking about how we all consider Eva's leaving a plot hole. I think she had a good reason to leave, she said herself that she could practically feel the 'bond' (whatever you want to call it, pull) between Chuck and Blair. So, maybe it's not doubting her for a full ten minutes thar bothered her, maybe it was the fact that he doubted her because of Blair. He believe his ex (the love of his life, who he wanted to propose to) over her. That's my theory.


ok, i love Blair, but what she did was wrong! we all forgive her, b/c she's BLAIR. she may be a bitch, but that's what we want her to be. if you pay attention, season 4 is just like season 2 with the whole blair and chuck 'war' and everything! season 1 ended badly, season 2 ended great, season 3 ended horrible, and now... season 4 MUST end great again. and then we have: end of season 1: chuck and blair broke up or sth like that end of season 2: chair together end of season 3: chuck and blair broke up end of season 4: chair together again(?) so obvious.


I did not like the ending. Obviously, Eva had to go cuz she does not fit in to the upper east side but they could have done it in a better way. And i think Blair's actions aare understandable. She forgave him for doing a horrible thing (selling to Jack) and then finds out he slept with Jenny! He swears he loves her and is even going to propose then a few months later, is acting all lovey-dovey with someone else and pretending he hates her. I just hope the war goes on for a while and they don't get back together until later on.


yeah Eva didn't make Chuck a better man- getting shot did. He would have changed even if some old French man found him. and I hope Blair wins this war. Chuck is always winning; he sold Blair to his uncle, slept with Jenny, and then comes back to NY with some random French girl, giving her charities and diamond watches, only a few months after what he did to Blair, and almost proposing to her! Then, he acts like she's the total bitch- altho that last thing with the passport was pretty bitchy, even for Blair. I want this "war" to be awesome and Chuck loses eventually and then after a whiiiiile, they have a believable, mature, reunion!


"DANdy: The Google search. Come on. We all know people in The CW universe only use Bing." Absolute WIN. bogeyno2 - when did Nate say that?? Totally missed it! Maybe I'll rewatch.


by the way. Am i the only one thats noticed Juliet only ever wears grey mini dresses and blazers? its weird...


maybe it's something to do with nates dad. it doesn't explain Juliets unhealthy attention to serena, but its just a theory

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Gossip Girl Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes

Chuck gave Eva a limited edition Baignoire Cartier watch. Gossip Girl even has a whole thread where people can guess how much it costs.


Dorota: Sorry, Miss Blair. No papers today. I think maybe 8H steal them again.
Blair: Dorota. We both know it was you, not Susan Lucci, who took my papers. But there's no point. It's all over the Internet.