Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Wrath of Con"

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The Gossip Girl Insider staff assembles each Tuesday to analyze the burning questions, classic quotes and memorable moments from the previous evening's episode.

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This week's hot Gossip Girl topics from "The Wrath of Con" include memorable lines, stretches of the imagination, and opinions on the caper, the spinoff, and Chair ...

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?

DANdy: Georgina's episode-ending proclaimation to Blair: "You can tell Jesus that the bitch is back." Wow. We can't wait to see what the bitch does next week!

Gossip Guy: I loved that the old Blair was back in this episode. I loved when she summed up Georgina's new life: "that is a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice!"

Mister Meester: This early exchange: Georgina: "The Lord cannot enter the body solely by alcohol." Chuck: That's good, because I prefer to be the one doing the entering." Georgina: "To each his own holy water." These two are great.

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2. How are you liking the Gabriel-Poppy financial caper story line?

DANdy: It was getting a little old, that is until Poppy escaping amid Serena's arrest offered a new twist. Now Georgina's on the case while Nate, Blair, and Chuck are joining forces to take Poppy and Gabriel down? I love it!

Mister Meester: Once you get past the absurdity - serious timeline plot holes, Lily sending Rufus dividends the very next day, that moron Poppy pulling off such a scheme in general - I do find it pretty compelling. Just gloss over some of the financial details and appreciate the characters ... it brought us back Georgina, right?

Gossip Guy: Let's leave the crime capers to professionals like Danny Ocean. Did we really need to drag this on for two whole episodes, and what it looks like a third?

3. More puzzling decision: Chuck letting go of Blair because he loves her, or Lily having Serena arrested to avoid drawing attention to the scheme?

Mister Meester: Lily. Because if eating a few hundred grand to avoid her reputation being damaged weren't silly enough, she has her own daughter arrested in public to prove the same point? Great way to handle an "adult" scandal.

DANdy: Definitely Chuck. Blair even said, reassuringly, and anticipating this very response, that if his feelings are real, they'll find a way to figure it out. Yet he's still too big of a loser to man up. Amazing.

Gossip Guy: What are you thinking Chuck!? If you love the girl, just end this drama and be with her. We Chair fans deserve it.

4. Biggest stretch: Serena thinking Gabriel would simply return the money, Dan overhearing everything, or the increasingly strange Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-hiding outfits?

Gossip Guy: I'm sorry Serena, you may be pretty, but no man is giving up millions for you.

DANdy: Dan. That guy fields head-scratching phone calls and overhears incriminating conversations like it's his job. Although, Lily's collection of Herm├Ęs - Kelly Rutherford's son's name, no less - bags held in front of her stomach is a nice touch.

Mister Meester: Dan's a curious fellow and I'm getting used to seeing Lily bundled up, so I have to go with Serena. Poor girl actually said "just because he took all the money doesn't mean our feelings weren't real." So naive. So sad.

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Serena. We love her dearly. She is not smart.

5. How will Chuck react to seeing Nate and Blair at the prom?

Mister Meester: By bringing Gossip Guy's true love Vanessa as a date in an attempt to make her jealous ... hmm, now I feel like this has happened already.

Gossip Guy: Probably with a couple of classic Chuck brooding stares, but Gossip Girl spoilers suggest he won't take any action. You're killing me Chuck.

DANdy: With open arms. He cut her loose, remember?

BONUS QUESTION: Are you excited for the '80s Lily flashbacks?

DANdy: Let's just say I've spent an hour picking lilies every day for the last three weeks.

Mister Meester: I haven't been this excited since I dreamed about Serena last... sorry, was that out loud? I still think that a Maggie Grace or Emily VanCamp would make a more convincing Lily, but will give Brittany Snow a shot.

Gossip Guy: Actually, surprisingly yes! When I saw them end the episode with the Lily mug shots I thought of the promo pics for the new Gossip Girl spinoff and instantly got psyched for the first time for this new show!!


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Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 23 Quotes

Blair: You don't sound like yourself.
Georgina: That's because I'm not.
Blair: I don't think Jesus would like that.
Georgina: You can tell Jesus the bitch is back.

Every time I try to move on, you're right there.