Round Table: "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!"

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Welcome back to the Gossip Girl Round Table.

While fans of the show gather in the forums to discuss their favorite character and story line, our staff comes together each week to analyze the burning questions and best moments from the latest Gossip Girl episode.

Topics this week include dysfunctional families, missing Chuck, and Thanksgiving football - Gossip Girl style. Let's get to the Q&A�


1. What was the final score of the Humphrey family football game?

DANdy: 42-39. Based on the pasts of Rufus and Alison, it's obvious the captains of both squads know how to score. A lot.

LovelyLively: Girls 17, Boys 3. Alison was tough and fought for what she wants, while Rufus looked to punt in difficult situations.

GossipGuy: 0-0. Did you see how terrible both sides were?

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2. Did Rufus make the right choice?

LovelyLively: Yes. That doesn't mean it was easy, or without a downside - who doesn't love Rufus and Lily together? He wouldn't be Rufus if he didn't try to make it work, though. Dan and Jenny surely agree.

GossipGuy: No. I'm sorry, any woman who claims emotional cheating is just as bad as physical cheating is clearly the wrong choice. Especially when the
other choice is Lily.

DANdy: Yes. You gotta put family first. And if Rufus and Lily remained close, they'd eventually get together and that would make Serena and Dan far too Marcia and Greg-esque.

3. Who has the more dysfunctional family, Blair or Nate?

GossipGuy: Wow, this is a tough choice, but I'm going to have to give it to Nate. His dad barely deserves to wear the pants he owns. Who cracks under the pressure of a figurehead position while living off your wife's money?

DANdy: Nate. The wife makes more money than the husband. What kind of bizarro world do those Archibalds live in?

LovelyLively: You'd think with a divorce pending and a gay partner in the mix, the Waldorfs would have this locked up, but at least Eleanor opened up to Blair at the end. Also, Nate's dad tried to kill himself. SIDE NOTE: Was this episode name created before there was a script? What gives?

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4. What did Chuck do on this holiday?

DANdy: I don't wanna get too graphic... but he stuck his thermometer inside many turkeys, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed his stuffing balls.

LovelyLively: If Chuck did anything remotely scandalous, Gossip Girl would say something. So he probably just ate a lot, watched Dallas kill the Jets, caught up with relatives, reflected on the past year, etc. Standard.

GossipGuy: I'm guessing he spent it eating a Thanksgiving buffet at the local
burlesque house.

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Gossip Girl Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

Serena: What's Chuck doing today?
Blair: Why are you asking me?
Serena: Well, you guys are friends. And, Blair, you know you can tell me anything. I'd be the last person to judge anyone.
Blair: With good reason.
Serena: Blair, I saw you with Chuck.
Blair: [pauses] I don't know what I was thinking. I mean, sleeping with him once, maybe I could understand. But twice?
Serena: Wait, you slept with him!?
Blair: Shhh.
Serena: Blair!

Serena: You and Nate get back together?
Blair: You mean, since Gossip Girl published pictures of him and some skank?