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Enjoyed the episode. Chuck was great, Chair was sweet and Derena was surprisingly emotional. Louis just needs to go already!

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This is one of the best episodes in a while. Dan's book and its reaction did a lot to define and redefine the main characters in the series, something that has been long overdue for a while, in my opinion. The contrast of the one-dimensional assessments of the characters in Dan's satire with the real life reactions of the characters, was an excellent way to accomplish that. The details of the story were fictional, but Dan was spot on, although incomplete, with most of his character assessments.

I love the irony. Before this episode, Dan was clearly defined as everyone's friend, but everyone else's relationships with each other were less clear. Now, the other freindships/relationships are more clearly defined (Blair and Serena, Blair and Louis, Chuck with himself/his family, etc.) and Dan's relationship to everyone is unsettled and a little ambiguous, since we don't know how or if the issues will be resolved. Excellent, excellent episode.

Dan's getting a lot of flack from fans for his 'betrayal', but to his credit, he had never planned to publish the book, and he even tried to stop the publication. The only reason he came forward was because he thought someone else was stealing his work. From what I can tell, the book was meant as a personal journey, to figure out who he, and everyone else in his life, was. It was never meant to be read. Like he said, he sold out himself worst of all. Sure, it very selfish and probably wrong on some levels, but I think people are being too hard on him. He's not the Devil. Yes, his friends and family have a right to be upset, but the fans should be more objective. It's not like THEY were outed in Dan's book. Besides, look at what a great thing it did for the plot and character development in the series (see my first comment).

Comments on the Season so far:
I like Ivy. I hope that journalist lady doesn't ruin her. She should come clean to Serena and ask
I also like Louis-- not because he's been so fantastic, but because he COULD be fantastic if the writers would develop him more. He seems like a foil so far, but he's been patient with Blair and understanding of her past, so he deserves better than that. Whether or not he and Blair end up together, his character deserves a solid development.
I like the direction they're taking with Chuck. He's changing into a better character without it seeming contrived-- while still being Chuck. Impressive. Actually, Serena is also maturing believably-- another impressive accomplishment. Kudos, writers. Chuck has been one of my favorites since the beginning, and it's nice to see him not so tortured. This Chuck could actually be happy one day...
I like Serena single. She's a better person with no one to lie to and hide things from. She can actually be herself. And she's definitely getting less flaky and more responsible. She's best as Blair's best friend.
I'm really looking forward to finding out how Dan's situation will affect him. He's going to change, but which direction his character will go is a point of great interest to me. I'm very very happy that Dan is finally writing again. FINALLY. He was away from it for far too long.
Blair is finally happy-- well, for the most part. She deserves a prince. If the writers decide to take Louis away from her, they darn well better give her a good guy-- whether it's a safe Chuck, a repentant Dan, or some other prince somewhere-- and they darn well better not torture her in the transition process.

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I find the poll offensive. Dan sold out no one. It is not his fault that Vanessa decided to publish his book.

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Dear Seren,
the "Principato de Monaco" is a little bigger than e small avarage US city, not properly a Country :) I guess Blair's governance at the Constance high school was much powerful than Monaco ...

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i think i am the only one who prefer the prince for blair but its just because i really really want her to become a princess,so i can see her have power and govern a whole country!:P Iam not a dair fun and i dont ever like dan but i believe its not fair that everyone is against to him...he just wrote a novel which is based on imaginary facts,he didnt write their bios or his true feelings about them,he is just an author who does a good work...

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I rest my case :) DAIR...............

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Yes cicci! Thankyou ! :D

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did you see blair:s face when serena thought that she was going to be idolized in Dans book

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Folks,
anybody is with me in considering one of the sweetest scene of the episode the one where Chuck was prepering the lunch for Monkey? Priceless Television moment!

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It was a little funny story! I really enjoyed the whole episode it was really an Inside out game!
Nate! I liked he stepped up his game a little bit! But Hope he becomes more than a ManDoll! He reacted really cool on being G but childish for being Dereck!
Serena! I like her being confident and hardworking she showed she is someone who can work up her! But I hated the losing the job part! and i love the stepping up part!
Blair! I like lying baby happy Blair! She loves where she stands and is doing it well! Queen B going real royal! Luise is getting on my nervs he shouldn't get this Queen!
Chuck . . .Dan,Chuck and the dog! nice interaction! I like them having a real Bromance!
Dan! Playing the innocent boy who just wanted to be accepted !!! But i love the part on HIm being the jerk in his book and predicting what his "friends" will do to him.
Charlie and Diana boringggggggggggggggggggggggggg!
Rufus ! OMG what a disappointment!
And Lonely boy really become lonely boy!




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