A screenshot from the episode "School Lies."
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Blair appears to be serving mimosas at her essay writing bash. Which seems absurd, but it's Blair Waldorf -- how surprised can you really be?
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Chuck Bass is the boss, there's no question about it. Despite being a train wreck, he's in charge of this group of students.
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Nate is all over Blair in the pool, but she's playing it cold ... if Chuck gets pissed, he might tell his best friend Nate that he bagged Blair first. This is her greatest fear.
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Blair and Nate react as a kid at the pool hits his dome and falls into the pool, where he nearly drowns. This scandal sets off a firestorm in which Nate gets suspended when he tries to cover for Blair, who he thinks threw the party.
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Good ol' Vanessa once again is all up in Dan's business, this time filming a documentary with him as the subject. She sure does hang out with him a lot, despite not going to his school.
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Needless to say, Blair Waldorf is a cutie... and wrapped up in her world of problems. Here, she doesn't want Nate to hit on her because Chuck will be pissed and spill the beans.
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Okay, so it's a middle-aged woman's swimsuit... but you can't go wrong with the lovely Serena van der Woodsen in any sort of swimwear. You have to take what you can get sometimes.
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As always, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) lights up the screen on Gossip Girl. This photo is from "School Lies," episode 12 of the first season.
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Chuck tells Dan that they're from different worlds, and that Dan, by virtue of his middle-class stature, can't afford (in so many ways) to get suspended or expelled. Chuck, by contrast, can simply have his dad buy his way out of trouble.
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Gossip Girl Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Sometimes you need to step outside, clear your head and remind yourself of who you are. And where you wanna be. And sometimes you have to venture outside your world in order to find yourself. As for me, I'm happy right where I am. I only wanna be with you. xoxo ... Gossip Girl

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You have no idea who you're dealing with.

Blair (to Vanessa)