Gossip Girl Season 3: Share Your Favorite Moments!

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Oh Gossip Girl. Please don't leave us. We love you so hard.

In honor of repeats airing for the first time on the Style network, and the final season airing this fall on the CW, TV Fanatic is taking a look back at the series that's given us so many great memories over the years.

Last week, we reflected on Gossip Girl Season 2, the year that saw our Upper East Siders graduate. Today, we ask you to share your memories of the show's third season and all the craziness that transpired then.

Bluck Bickers

Gossip Girl Season 3 was a year that began with the gang in college, but that ended up being only a very minor part of the story. This is GG, after all. College degrees are afterthought ... an accessory if you will.

Many people most remember Season 3 for its climactic and gut-wrenching moment, when Blair and Chuck could have been together for good had she made it to the Empire State Building just a few moments earlier.

Alas, Dorota was in labor (and she didn't text for some reason) and he ended up shot.

It wasn't like Chair didn't go through rough patches prior to that though. Jack returned with a major storyline affecting their relationship (again) and the ongoing saga of Chuck's estranged mother was introduced.

Jenny the Virgin

Gossip Girl featured many big name guest stars in Season 3, notably Tyra Banks, Lady Gaga, Hilary Duff (Olivia), Joanna Garcia (Bree) and William Baldwin, who has gone on to be a recurring player on the series.

There was also the reintroduction of Scott, Lily and Rufus' biological son who wooed Vanessa and then dropped off the face of the earth, never to be seen again, and we first met sleazy drug dealer Damien Dalgaard.

Speaking of Damien, Season 3 focused hugely on Jenny Humphrey's downward spiral.

Lil J spent a good part of the season alienating herself from Eric, her former best friend, and chasing Nate, whose heart was set on Serena. The season ended with her stunning one-night stand with Chuck Bass.

That, combined with her drug-dealing habit, saw her exiled to Hudson, upstate.

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Dan and Vanessa (we know, we know), toyed with the idea of being more than friends, and had a threesome at one point, while Serena had flings with Carter, Nate's married cousin Tripp, and Nate of course.

None of which ended particularly well. That's Serena (and GG) for you.

All in all, the 2009-10 campaign certainly had its ups and downs, but it was worth it. Mostly. We'll leave it up to you to pick apart what things you liked and what you might have changed in retrospect.

What's your top memory of Gossip Girl Season 3? Favorite episode? Favorite moment? Most heartbreaking moment? Biggest disappointment? We want to hear from you as we live its ups and downs.

Share it with us in the comment section below as we look back at the series we love and gear up for its swan song (see TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl spoilers for all the latest) beginning October 8!

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cont. lacked more interactions between them. All of Jenny scenes were interesting and/or good, the ones with Damien were getting better along the episode and the one of them with Chuck was one of Chuck's best. This episode had a more brotherly vibe between C and J than 3x4 although it wasn't complete. Nate was superb in this episode, trying the help Serena and also Dan on the phone, all his interactions with Serena, even confessing his season 1 feelings, too bad Serena didn't choose right at the end. Vanessa and Olivia first convo in their dorm room was good. The whole thing of the Tisch play was hilarious, and Blair scenes with Dan, Olivia and Vanessa, together or apart, were incredibly funny. Dan singing was also funny, more considering it was a Lady Gaga song. Olivia's realization about DV at the end was compelling, you could tell Hillary Duff improved her acting along the episode, just compare 3x4 or 3x6 with 3x10. Lady Gaga's appearance was also a highlight.

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cont. Blair trying to prepare the new girl was a funny moment, as well the moment when Eric showed up with the girl's scort. The cotillion scenes were interesting, seeing the girls drooling over Nate, the NJ interaction, Blair and Eric convo, how Jenny was taken down, how she called Nate and got her introduction, how everybody was impressed, etc. The SB convo in the elevator with Chuck's voice in off was a great moment for them, later when they congratulated Jenny it also felt correct. But Jenny being mean with Eric and the new girl wasn't so great, nor Serena still flirting with Tripp and ditching Blair. And Dan skipping the Cotillion also felt wrong since it was his sister there. 3x10 The Last Days of Disco Stick: This wasn't as good overall but it had amazing moments. Dan famously giving high fives, later his convo with Nate and Nate's lines about the threesome, their akward run-in with Vanessa. The Blair and Chuck convo was good, the problem was that this kind of episode left people with the feeling that it was too little screen time for them as a couple. Jenny at the VDW with Lily and Rufus was funny, and when Chuck shows up with Damien you can tell it's going to be interesting. Her interactions with Damian got better more into the episode, and their last scene with Chuck's intervention was one of Chuck's bests. This episode gave a more brotherly vibe for C and J but still felt a little bit short on that end. S going to N for help and all their scenes aftwards were good, although it's unbelievable that he can fall for her again at such speed he at least looked sweet while doing this. Vanessa's and Olivia's interaction in their dorm room was akward, but later one V, D, and Olivia's interactions with Blair and each other are very entertaining, also seeing Dan singing was funny too.

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cont. The whole Olivia, Dan and Vanessa thing was ok until the threesome, that ruined it, maybe it was worst because of the hype prior to the episode, they weren't the characters people wanted to see in that sceneario. Besides, the Chuck and Blair scenes at the beginning were great. Jenny going to the rehearsals was a great scene, it was very well acted. Later when Eric helps her in the dance that was a good scene too. The SB interactions at dinner later that day were good drama, Serena looked great in her outfit, Jenny looked good and with her own style, Blair was pretty, the interactions between the 3 were great too, and the introduction of the new girl was bittersweet, although seeing Blair and Eric decide to take down Jenny was good. Serena and Tripp scene was sorta ok. The next day, the Blair, Chuck and Nate scene was memorable and rather informative of the time S was at boarding school. S deciding to quit the campaign gave hope for a moment. Blair trying to prepare the new girl was a funny moment, as well the moment when Eric showed up with the girl's scort. The cotillion scenes were interesting, seeing the girls drooling over Nate, the NJ interaction, Blair and Eric convo, how Jenny was taken down, how she called Nate and got her introduction, how everybody was impressed, etc. The SB convo in the elevator with Chuck's voice in off was a great moment for them, later when they congratulated Jenny it also felt correct. But Jenny being mean with Eric and the new girl wasn't so great, nor Serena still flirting with Tripp and ditching Blair. And Dan skipping the Cotillion also felt wrong since it was his sister there.

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cont. This was also the first episode that gave the vibe of Serena against the world that we got more frequently in season 5. Even though she was good with Dan, she ended up having confrontations with Nate, Blair and Chuck to a degree, although at least this latest confrontation felt more like an advice. Even though Serena pushing Blair on the cake was good drama, their whole fight felt so out of proportion. However it provided for Serena getting rid of Patrick and a job she no longer was happy with, and one of the best CB moments. Maureen's revelation was an OMG moment. In fact the final sequences were also great here, even the Tripp and Serena scene because you could tell it spelled trouble, also the music help a lot. 3x9 They shoot Humphrey's, don't they?: this title is famous because afterwards many people wanted this to actually happen.

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cont. Also, the part where Dan and Nate watch Olivia's movie, that was incredibly funny too. Also great, the moment Chuck gave the dress to Blair, and before that, Dorota's presence. 3x8 The Grandfather Part II: another great title. Great opening scenes. Conversations between Chuck and Nate and their interactions with the Van der Bits were great. Vanessa trailing Tripp and Maureen and later the whole Hudson heroe thing gets interesting when the plot advances. Nate really shined in this one, he looked great, all his interactions were spot on, with his Grandfather, cousin, with Vanessa, speaking to the audience, etc. The whole deal of Serena dealling with Patrick was funny too. Olivia trying to protect Dan by hiding the her interview at Jimmy Fallon's show was cute, as well as their convo with Serena at the beginning and their presence at the VDW playing board games with the family, including a sickly Jenny that tried to help Olivia. This was also the first episode that gave the vibe of Serena against the world that we got more frequently in season 5. Even though she was good with Dan, she ended up having confrontations with Nate, Blair and Chuck to a degree, although at least this latest confrontation felt more like an advice. Even though Serena pushing Blair on the cake was good drama, their whole fight felt so out of proportion. However it provided for Serena getting rid of Patrick and a job she no longer was happy with, and one of the best CB moments. Maureen's revelation was an OMG moment. In fact the final sequences were also great here, even the Tripp and Serena scene because you could tell it spelled trouble, also the music help a lot.

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cont. but it provided good dramatic moments, specially at the end when she throwed her things. The interaction between Dan, Serena and Olivia in the loft was sweet and ever bittersweet for DS. The Halloween party scenes were amazing, the 3 boys looked great, the girls looked good too, J and E too, the brief NS convo felt relevant. Blair speaking with Dorota while playing chess was good, and when she later showed up at the party and spoke with Chuck, one of their best scenes. The way the party ended and S, D, Olivia, Chuck and Blair acted was amazing. The CB convo and later with Horace were good scenes. The final sequences in the episode were really great too.

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cont. their interactions with PJ Buckley, the way they leave the place. But watching how S finds out the truth, fights with N and later still looses Carter wasn't easy. Dan and Olivia were sorta cute. But the whole alumni thing was a mess, and nobody turn out ok, not Vanessa, her mother, Chuck and Blair, nor Olivia in part. Next day things were equally bad and although there is a kinda "Dallas" vibe at the end (thanks in part to the music) it was a sad end. 3x7 How to Succeed in Bassness: this was a better episode, even if started rather bumppy, with Chuck and Blair still reeling from the previous one, the whole thing of Blair at Serena's work and when Chuck calls Serena to hire her. But after we see Nate visit Chuck at Gimlet (and we see Horace again), it starts to get better, despite another fight between Blair and this time Serena and Chuck. Jenny being Queen and her whole arc with Eric and Jonathan was also good, even though it ended rather bad for her, but it provided good dramatic moments, specially at the end when she throwed her things. The interaction between Dan, Serena and Olivia in the loft was sweet and ever bittersweet for DS. The Halloween party scenes were amazing, the 3 boys looked great, the girls looked good too, J and E too, the brief NS convo felt relevant. Blair speaking with Dorota while playing chess was good, and when she later showed up at the party and spoke with Chuck, one of their best scenes. The way the party ended and S, D, Olivia, Chuck and Blair acted was amazing. The CB convo and later with Horace were good scenes. The final sequences in the episode were really great too.

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3x6 Enough about Eve: this wasn't a really good episode. Of the few good things in it, we got to see Vanessa's mother Gabriela which helped to know more about Vanessa's background and also helped explain part of her behaviour. But her bickering with Blair wasn't really nice to see, the pettiness among them involved a lot of resentment and sometimes it was just unpleasant. However the initial dream sequence was good (in part also because of the way the 3 of them were dressed) and the scene after Blair wakes up when Chuck conforts her. Blair asking his help on the phone and later their convo in the bar felt ok but when we later know the truth behind all it felts wrong, although when she speaks with C after that, the scene itself is great. Part of the Nate and Serena thing was also a hightlight, starting when she goes to see him in the campaign center and we know what he's doing, how good they both look there and walking in the street, the way they arrive to the gaming place, their interactions with PJ Buckley, the way they leave the place. But watching how S finds out the truth, fights with N and later still looses Carter wasn't easy. Dan and Olivia were sorta cute. But the whole alumni thing was a mess, and nobody turn out ok, not Vanessa, her mother, Chuck and Blair, nor Olivia in part. Next day things were equally bad and although there is a kinda "Dallas" vibe at the end (thanks in part to the music) it was a sad end.

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cont. Certain aspects of the wedding preparations were good, others not so much. Georgina schemming was still good in those days, the way she blackmailed V, fooled Dan (which caused great DV interactions, specially when V told D she wasn't in love with him), when G met Scott, and her revelation at the wedding. Scott scene with Rufus and Lily in the bus station was moving. Carter confessing everything to Serena was good. Georgina being fooled at the end was good. The actual wedding scene in the loft was great, and the moments afterwards too, Scott speaking with his siblings, Chuck telling Serena about Carter and the Buckleys, Nate calling off Bree, the dancing, etc.

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cont. Jenny being Queen also felt subpar and I think it had to do with her extreme looks and the fact that at the end she sorta caved to the old system. Tyra Banks role here felt extreme but it provided for good Serena scenes. Lily finally showed up and looked good but her feud with Serena didn't felt ok. Dan and Olivia scenes were ok and Olivia and Vanessa scenes were good. 3x5 Rufus getting married: this was also a very good and complete episode. The first round of scenes was great (like many, wishing that the CB scene had been longer). The Carter and Serena conversation was one of the best ever, again they showed this couple potential. The whole brunch scene was great, the 4 actors were really on their top game there. All Chuck and Blair scenes were good, the massage, their conversations at the wedding, gestures, looks, etc. Chuck and Carter scene was great, their rivalry was one of the most entertaining things in GG (and we never knew there was tension prior to 1x4). Certain aspects of the wedding preparations were good, others not so much. Georgina schemming was still good in those days, the way she blackmailed V, fooled Dan (which caused great DV interactions, specially when V told D she wasn't in love with him), when G met Scott, and her revelation at the wedding. Scott scene with Rufus and Lily in the bus station was moving. Carter confessing everything to Serena was good. Georgina being fooled at the end was good. The actual wedding scene in the loft was great, and the moments afterwards too, Scott speaking with his siblings, Chuck telling Serena about Carter and the Buckleys, Nate calling off Bree, etc.

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And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.

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