Gossip Girl Rewatch: A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate

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The dethroning of a Queen B is a delicate art. It's all about the right place, the right time, and the right details.

Jenny Humphrey learned all the tricks of the trade in Gossip Girl Season 1 Episode 13.

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The beauty of a show like Gossip Girl is that it glamourized all of that elite, popular, beautiful people nonsense, but still managed to turn around and drop a bomb about the beauty of a little thing called Karma.

Blair has done a lot of wrong to a lot of people. It wasn't a surprise people were waiting to watch her fall. The difference between a Gossip Girl pregnancy blast about Serena and Blair is that Serena would turn it around and rudely joke to someone's face for getting up in her business. Blair would crumble like a paper bag and lash out at the only people who were there for her.

Serena knew how to handle rumors way better than Blair ever did.

As for what it takes to dethrone the Queen? Chuck Bass is fluent in Revenge, like should team up with Emily Thorne kind of good. You just don't cross a crazy dude like Chuck Bass. I had almost forgotten it was Chuck who sent to tip in to GG and not Jenny. Jenny was the one who told Nate. The girl knew how to use the information for the ultimate damage.

What's the difference between gossip and scandal? So glad you asked. Anyone can commit a minor indiscretion and generate a day's worth of buzz, but in order for gossip to birth a true scandal it requires the right person to be in the wrong place. Take one "it" girl on a pedestal, add a crowd eager to see her fall, and give them the means to knock her down.

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Lest you think this episode was all about pregnancy scares, nasty revenge, Gossip Girl blasts, best friend fights, and scathing insults delivered by Chuck...there were a few sweet moments too.

moments within the episode. For starters, one of the best Serena and Blair friendship scenes. When Blair was at the heliport and Serena told her to stay and fight because she'd fight with her, collective best friends around the world were surely inspired. They also probably wished they had access to be whisked away by private jet during their own scandals.

Dan trying to tell Serena the whole episode that he loved her was so adorable. The average 17-year-old guy who saw a picture on social media of his girlfriend buying a pregnancy test would probably do one of two things: piss his pants while running away or immediately start bargaining with MTV for a spot on the next season of Teen Mom.

Dan not only went to show Serena his support but he dropped his first L-bomb just to show her how much he would stand by her side. Then he spent the rest of the episode trying to be supportive of her fight with her best friend, while still trying to tell her that he loved her. Men today could learn a thing of two from Gossip Girl season 1 Dan.

Lastly there was a little sweet Rufus action thrown in to give viewers some faith that not adults in Gossip Girl land were batshit crazy like Lily when she said yes to marrying Bart Bass. Watching a grown man re-learn to date is like watching a baby polar bear take its first steps. So darn cute.

How do you feel about "A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate?" Was Blair's dethroning pretty epic or what? Watch Gossip Girl online and weigh in below!

 

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