Gossip Girl Round Table: "Damien Darko"

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Welcome back to the weekly TVF Gossip Girl Round Table, where our panel breaks down the previous night's episode (see our review from earlier this morning).

Below, lead Gossip Girl writer Mister Meester joins esteemed editor-in-chief DANdy and TV Fanatic CEO Gossip Guy to discuss topics from "Damien Darko" ...

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

Gossip Guy: I don't think there was a line of dialogue in the W scenes I didn't love, but if forced to pick? The idea of Blair putting that she's never worn a scrunchie on her resume. 

Mister Meester: "Oh. Em. Gee. I just got poleaxed by a poor person." - Blair

DANdy: I always love it when the show winks at its repetitive storylines, so gotta go with Blair's reference to Serena's "sporadic" love for Dan.

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2. Is there a twist to the Eric-Damien story we don't know yet?

Gossip Guy: Yes, but the idea of Damien and Eric actually starting a relationship seems too obvious.

Mister Meester: I hope so. Eric and Damien are both characters with a lot of potential. And this will prove a fairly dull storyline if there is no twist.

DANdy: No, nor should they be. Eric simply choosing to hang out with Damien and pop a few pills because he's lonely is all the excitement I need!

3. Dan and Blair: Better enemies or friends?

Gossip Guy: Duh. Frenemies. Did you hear their witty banter? 

Mister Meester: The more I see them on screen together, the more I love the dynamic - and the less I think it would work romantically, especially compared to the look she shared with Chuck in their 12 seconds of screen time together last night.

DANdy: Dair I say it? Friends... with benefits, of witty banter.

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COMEDIC STAPLE: Dair is becoming one with scenes like this.

4. Worst hire: Dan as fashion intern or the Captain as CFO?

Gossip Guy: Oh without a doubt the Captain. Dan got classical training in the art of fashion from the most beautiful model of all: Serena. Plus he can write and oh, I don't know, WASN'T JUST RELEASED FROM JAIL FOR EMBEZZLEMENT.

Mister Meester: The Captain makes sense if he was hired for, not in spite of, his embezzling history. I buy Dan as a W intern about as much as Blair's insistence that a well-known fashion designer like Eleanor wouldn't make calls on her daughter's behalf.

DANdy: The Captain as CFO. Clearly, this is leading to a New York Post headline that screams: Captain Steers Thorpe Industries Into Financial Iceberg!

5. Team Damien or Team Ben?

Gossip Guy: Team Damien. And I swear it's not just cause he's my dealer.

Mister Meester: Team Damien obviously. Narcotics dealing aside, that guy rules. There's this complexity beneath the surface that suggests he may not be all bad, and I'm glad the show is exploring this character. As for Ben ... how can you be on Team Ben? He's boring as heck. Yeah, what Lily did sucked for him. But he's free. Good for him. Now go. Away. It'll be spring in Ithaca in 3-4 short months.

DANdy: Team Damien. That character is capable of more than one facial expression.

BONUS: In honor of Vanessa (miss you, NOT) and a certain guy slowly becoming useless himself, rate last night from 1-10 on the Rufus Uselessness Scale.

Gossip Guy: 9.  I took away a point for giving an ex-con a key to his loft. That's just proof of the old naive Rufus is still in there somewhere.

Mister Meester: 6. He had some dialogue this week, but dude is becoming part of the scenery. You know Lily has the help making those brunch spreads. Sad.

DANdy: 8. He brought nothing to any storyline, but at least he made me laugh. "Sure, take as long as you need to think about my offer! Take my keys as you do, guy I barely know who lives in a halfway house with shady ex-cons!" I'm just surprised Rufus didn't offer his credit card, as well.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Xoxolostgirl

my favw quote would have to be the one where dan gos "i haven dated serana Van Der Woodsen for 2 years and blah blah blah.." tht was epic, good come back dan

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Mister Meester, well it ll be spring in Ithaca, in less than a month. Lol

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i dont like the whole ben/serena thing i think is just too twisted. its hard to believe that barely he gets out of prison after 5 years, stay in NY to go out with serena? he doesnt want to see his family? juliet??is not very credible
ben needs disappear NOW, and nate also urgently needs a new storyline and blair another romantic interest (dan?)

Purplegossipgirlbass72

1- Same as Mister Meester!!
2- Hopefully!
3- Friends
4- Captain
5- Team Damien! Even if nothing DID happen with Ben and Serena, it was close enough that ppl THOUGHT it did.

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I love the Blair and Dan working at w was my favorite part of the ep. i can't wait for that to turn into more

Blairckuck

Umm, I forgot to say that I feel sorry for Rufus,
poor guy doesn't deserve to be on the Uselessness Scale.
I think V doesn't want anybody messing with
HER throne in HER kingdom.

Blairckuck

I totally agree with Gossip Guy and DANdy's feedback on the last episode, but I love Mister Meester's comment about Chuck and Blair's 30-second-scene! It was awesome to see the scene between my two favourite characters, especially since we haven't seen them together last episode at all! Btw, I'm a huge Chairmaniac!
I find Blair and Dan cute as a friends, and I love ther little fights, but that scene between Chair doesn't let me think of Dair being more than just friends.
Have you seen the way Chuck looks at Blair?
You just don't wanna mess with that. Dair has no chance AT ALL.

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I definitely think Blair and Dan could be more than friends/frenemies! Make it happen, GG! Also I agree with everyone who says Nate needs more lines!

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I loved Dair´s scenes soooo much this episode!! they are brilliant just brilliant!!!!! The only good thing in the show at the moment, and my Natie?? I want more Natie people!! and Serena WTF is wrong with you?? half season trying to decide between Dan and Nate, then gets bored and switch them both for her teacher, gets bored again, goes back to her choice, makes her choice, gets bored again, switch her choice for her former teacher, so.. why did you make the Dan and Nate issue seem as a life or death situation, if it was just your hobby??? just someone shoot her already please!!

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When will Serena actually falling to one guy and crazy bout him except Dan?
Nate and Serena belongs together, pretty and handsome creature.
And nate's become the family guy, the glue of his family, the one we can rely onto. Give nate more lines!!!! I love him as much as the other girls out there.