I don't mean to be over critical or anything because I do love these recaps, it's just that I'm pretty sure that the limo that took Blair to Victrola was Chuck's not Nate's because Chuck did say to her in their first scene in the episode that he would send the car to pick her up (I also understood that it was implicit that the car, meaning the limo, was supposed to pick her and Nate up to go to Victrola).
I have to say, I did always like Blair's robe and the fact that Chuck and Serena got to wear it, it would have been awesome if Nate got to wear it too.
@ Jonas: You are insane. Some of us Chuck and Blair fans, actually DO KNOW that the actors are completely different persons in real life, and not the characters they portrait. Therefore, I'm happy for Leighton and Adam, and I'm not thinking in terms of Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf, TV characters who ended up with the other TV characters they needed to end up with. And on top of that, comtempt of the actors' real life personalities and talents when we don't even know them?
This is exactly the insane actitud from some Dair fans who haven't growp up after ONE YEAR since GG ended. Why don't you go do something useful like watching President Obama's speach at the Medal of Freedom Dinner in which the memory of JFK is being honored 50 YEARS after his death?
Also, the show never addressed it in its dialogues, but Chuck and Blair used to match in their outfits, and one can say it happened from the first time we saw them on screen (her dress was black and his suit was dark) but it was in this episode where the matching was truly clear for the first time. Also, her dress was kinda short and she was wearing lace stockings, maybe that was the sexy part of the outfit.
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I have to say, I do think there are more similarities between the Wild Buch the movie and the Wild Brunch the GG episode. I haven't seen the movie per se, just pieces of it, but I know is basically about 4 outlaws that at some point end up in Mexico and cause tremendous ruckus during the movie. For me, the equivalents to the 4 outlaws in our GG episode are Chuck, Blair, Serena and Nate (the NJBC). You can argue that in the episode's major scene where the four of them have the conversation with Dan the ones that actually caused a ruckus were Chuck and Blair, but the material they used to cause that ruckus came from Nate & Serena's actions from a year back. And also, the main idea of the episode was that just like the Wild Bunch, these 4 UES kids were also a Wild Bunch of their own, which with their actions presents and pasts they could turn to shreds anyone in their vecinity (Dan in this case). It wasn't a NJBC takedown like the ones we would see later, but is the first time we actually see the 4 of them interacting together (with Dan as a extra addition) and how intertwined they are with each other at this point, how their lives and actions affected each other and could affect other people (Dan). In this case only half of the group was actually doing the takedown (Chuck and Blair) but still it sort of felt like a first taste of the power of the group as a hole. And it all happened in a brief confrontation at a brunch.
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OMG you guys remembered! That is so neat! Btw, he also filmed a modern version of Shakespeare Cymbeline co starring Dakota Johnson, among others.
I also have this theory that Jenny didn't know Dan was GG on seasons 1 and 2, because otherwise their scenes in those seasons can't make much sense. In my theory, Jenny found out about her brother being GG in the summer between seasons 2 and 3, when they stayed at Cece's house in the Hamptons. That also can sort of explain a little her bold attitude in season 3, she probably felt that she was more invencible as Queen with her brother being GG, and I also think many GG posts we saw from season 3 onwards were actually written by Jenny, not Dan.
Your comment about Chuck, I totally 100% agree. But I also blame the book for that. I can't say I have read the 12 books thoroughly or even the first one (though I do own them... because of the cover pics with scenes from the show), but I read pieces of the first one and those 2 plot lines were in the book, the one with Serena was less agressive in the book than in the show (though verbally nasty still) and the one with Jenny was in my opinion worst in the book that in the show (it was in a bathroom stall, the girl had tear tracks on her face, her dress was messed up and Dan's reaction in the book was way too pasive, which is ironic considering the scene that you are reading). In fact, the other day I was reading about GG Acapulco and I see that in the book, Dan reacts way too passive and doesn't punch Chuck, in our beloved TV show, he does punch Chuck giving him a black eye, and in GG Acapulco, their version of Dan punches their version of Chuck first in the gut, then in the face and knocks him down over a pier, landing him on water. It's like the level of violence increases.
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