Gossip Girl Rewatch: Pret-a-Poor-J

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To me, Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 will always be known as the episode when Jenny Humphrey got a bad haircut.

I'm sorry, but it's true. The whole over-dyed, over-cut, shaggy mullet wanna be Joan Jett situation was just not cute. 

Sorry J, let's just call it like it is.

But you know what? She still ended the episode by locking lips with Nate, so who am I to really judge? You do you, girl.

"Pret-a-Poor-J" was all about Jenny's ambitions to further her career and not play by the rules. To be fair, she was 15 and taking on a big task and it didn't help that she had Agnes whispering in her ear. 

Agnes: Okay, seriously, you work your ass off, and for what? So Eleanor can rip off your ideas?
Jenny: No, Eleanor promised that I could be in the meetings with the buyers from Mendels and Barney's today.
Agnes: Just like she introduced you to the guy from Bloomingdale's.

Agnes it's called putting in your dues. Jenny has been impulsive at times and I think she let her mind get clouded with Agnes' ideas and opinions when she was stressed out already. Good thing Nate was around before she shed any more clothes in front of the camera. Good ol' Nate.

In addition to the haircut from hell, this episode introduced one of the lamer love interests ever to grace Gossip Girl: Aaron Rose. He was a one note character who somehow lured Serena in. Just how he did that, I will explain after I rewatch Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 9.

Now onto Chuck and Blair.

Wow. Someone loves Chuck Bass.


Dan's advice was good until he decided to mess with them because of Vanessa and frankly I don't really blame him. However, the writers knew we were all getting antsy watching Chuck and Blair dance around each other and that's why they gave us that ending scene.

Chuck explained to Blair that the reason they couldn't say those words wasn't because they didn't mean them (they did love each other, duh) but rather because if they said it...then what? Chuck and Blair relish the chase of it all, the games, the thrills.

Who wants to see Chuck and Blair go to the movies and Chuck and Blair hold hands? Chuck may have said it, but that was the message the writers wanted us to hear. "Sorry guys but we gotta keep it interesting."

Things hadn't quite reached a fever pitch yet. If you need a refresher course, watch Gossip Girl online at anytime!

So guys...what did you really think of Jenny's haircut?

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Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 Quotes

Dan: DO you love him?
Blair: NO! No, of course not.
Dan. So why don't you just say it to get what you want? Frat guys have been doing that since ... forever.
Blair: I can't! If I say it then Chuck wins.
Dan: But... if you say it then you get him and you win.

Blair: I was thinking I'd just disappear for awhile. Give him a taste of life without me.
Dan: No, that's a terrible idea. Don't disappear. Become unavoidable. Chuck may be a deviant but he's still a man. Drive him crazy. Wear him down. You should be good at that.
Blair: Look who finally got a little interesting.
Dan: I'm sure it's a fluke.

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
Crash  burn girl Crash & Burn Girl Robyn iTunes
Partie traumatic Partie Traumatic Black Kids iTunes
With light there is hope With Light There Is Hope Princess Point One Five iTunes