Gossip Girl Round Table: "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?"

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As fans venture to our O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" include memorable quotes, Ed Westwick's brilliance, confusing plot elements, heartwarming moments and Lily's secret ...

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

DANdy: How can there be any answer to this question that doesn't include Blair Waldorf's three magical words to Chuck Bass? I. Love. You. My subsequent reaction to this long-awaited admission? O.M.G.

Mister Meester: Tie between Blair's lament that "only a masochist could ever love such a narcissist," and Aaron's "are you sure it's your family you don't want to leave" bit. The way he plays Serena is diabolical. I hate him so hard.

Gossip Guy: Because Gossip Girl is finally going to have its fair share of Jewish jokes (a la The OC) thanks to Cyrus, I have to give it to Blair's "I'm not maternal, I've just been spending too much time with Cyrus and I'm turning Jewish. Come on, I see kugel."

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2. How great was Ed Westwick last night?

DANdy: He was incredible. Hello, Emmy Voters? This is Gossip Girl Insider calling. The Best Actor in a Drama race is over.

Mister Meester: On a night when Bart's death could've seemed too quick and easy and turned the show silly, Westwick's performance as disheveled, angry, drunk and broken Chuck elevated both his character and the entire series. Bravo, Ed!

Gossip Guy: If this show wasn't on the CW I'd say that was Emmy-winning. Don't get me wrong, I always love Chuck's scowls and creepy looks, but this episode, we saw real emotion out of him. I don't know where Ed pulls that performance from but well done.

3. Bigger waste of money: Chuck paying for information he torched, or Gossip Girl paying an actress to play Vanessa?

Mister Meester: Vanessa is erratic and inconsistent from episode to episode (if she even appears). Even the Gossip Girl book series author believes this. As for Chuck? He was clearly not of sound mind when he blew it here, so we'll give him a pass.

Gossip Guy: Wow. How dare you throw Gossip Guy some bait like that. I must not fall for it!! Chuck, you moron. Don't you realize your dad already paid for the information and when you're the only bidder you could toss him a $20 and he'd be happy?

DANdy: Chuck wasn't thinking ahead on this one. It's like signing a pitcher with a history of injuries to a long-term contract, or purchasing a domain name with no clue how to make it profitable. Consider all options before making your next big purchase, C.

4. More confusing plot line: Cece's underlying motives regarding Lily, Dan and Serena basing decisions on whether their parents are dating, Aaron jetting off to Buenos Aires for the holidays (with a high school girl, the day after his dad gets married)?

Gossip Guy: Yeah, definitely Aaron. My first question is... which family was he planning on spending the holidays with down there? And why the hell are you ditching your dad and new step mother minutes after they got married? I wish Dan would have stepped up sooner and sent you down there on your own. Maybe you can get a decent haircut and a shave while you're down there. I hear it's cheap.

DANdy: It's unclear why Serena is so concerned over Lily's dating life affecting her own. Is she worried about public perception? Serena has gone to rehab, slept with her best friend's boyfriend, sort of killed a guy and regularly dresses like a prostitute. Going out with Dan while their parents simultaneously date should be the least of her concerns.

Mister Meester: It's a little hard to believe Serena gets so weirded out by her mom's love life, but what's even less clear is whether Cece is out to ruin Lily and Rufus or genuinely wants to "help." And whichever it is, there's no explanation of why.

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5. Kleenex alert! On a scale of 1-10, rate the following heartwarming moments: Blair saying the three little words; The Waldorf-Rose wedding; The Blair-Cyrus talk; The silent Chair embrace.

Gossip Guy: Blair saying I love you: 11. There was actual water in my eyes. I blame the fact that I fired my maids months ago. The Wedding: 8. Let's hope this one lasts. Blair-Cyrus Talk: 9. Cyrus, man, do you pack some heart into that little four-foot frame of yours. Chair Embrace: 7. I love Chair. I love anything having them to be close together. But Blair, you couldn't have taken his shoes off? You know the rule about what you can do to guys to pass out with their shoes on. Grand Total: 35!

DANdy: Blair's words: 17. See answer to question #1. The wedding: 2.5. I was crying due to the presence of Aaron more than the vows being exchanged. Blair/Cyrus: 8.5. There's just not enough of the soft side of Blair. Not enough. The Chair embrace: 9.9. Drunk Chuck is scarier than made-up Jenny, but sad and vulnerable Chuck warms our heart like a hug from Cyrus. Grand Total: 37.4!

Mister Meester: The fact that I forgot to open the flue in the fireplace and nearly burned my house down prior to the show (much to the chagrin of Mrs. Meester) may have played a small role, but our eyes were watering big time last night. 9s across the board with a special nod to Cyrus Rose, who helped make the episode, first with his impromptu proposal to Eleanor and then the scene in which he told Blair he loves her. *sniff* What a ridiculous, romantic and tiny man. Grand Total: 36!

BONUS QUESTION: In response to the episode's final question, as posed by Rufus: Was it a boy or a girl? Will we meet him or her, and how?

Mister Meester: Mrs. Meester and I had a long debate after the closing scene, wondering if Eric were the love child or an abortion was still a possibility, given the past-tense (was) in Rufus' confrontation. There wouldn't be anywhere for those angles to go, however, and the Gossip Girl spoilers involving a new character are abundant! I'm thinking boy.

Gossip Guy: First, I'd like to say I called the love child since the first time the envelope was mentioned. You can look up my past Round Table if you'd like. I'm going to have to say it's a boy and his name is Eric. That boy needs family right now and I can think of no better dad than Rufus. P.S. if you're looking to adopt, Rufus, I'll be on the next plane.

DANdy: It was a girl. We'll meet her in a future episode and Rufus will make all viewers happy by replacing Jenny with this less annoying daughter.

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LOL...I thought the same thing...Ed's performance was like the Joker without make-up! FANTASTIC! He is one BEAUTIFUL guy!
This show is killing me...in a good way! Chair is just like my first love and me my senior year in high school...just without all the money and perks. Dad's death and all. I swear lately I have wondered just how they captured every emotion I felt years ago! That hug scene was perfect! THAT needed no words! I know the writers are gonna keep them apart for awhile, but I hope things don't get really nasty between them. They need to be able to have private time together. Anyone have a good address for Ed? or the writers? Email me if you do. Thanks. Oh...and Aaron gets on my last nerve.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? I have to go blair epic "i love you" speech, it was heartbreaking! 2. How great was Ed Westwick last night? OMFG!Amazing!Best performance ever in the show! 3. Bigger waste of money: Chuck paying for information he torched, or Gossip Girl paying an actress to play Vanessa? I guess chuck, only because I don't dislike vanesssa, she's not my favorite character, but i'm ok with her being on the show. 4. More confusing plot line: Cece's underlying motives regarding Lily, Dan and Serena basing decisions on whether their parents are dating, Aaron jetting off to Buenos Aires for the holidays (with a high school girl, the day after his dad gets married)? Serena and Dan. I really don't get what the problem is! So their parents are in love, it's not like their related or anything. Sure it'd be awkward if rufus and lilly decided to get married, and they became step-siblings, but wouldn't serena and dan be out of the house and off to college by then? 5. Kleenex alert! On a scale of 1-10, rate the following heartwarming moments: Blair saying the three little words - 10
The Waldorf-Rose wedding - 6
The Blair-Cyrus talk - 9.5
The Silent Chair embrace - 100 6. Bonus question. This is my idea: Lily had a son, named andrew. she gave him up to adoption. she and rufus will go looking for the adoptive parents. the adoptive father'll tell him andrew died in a boat accident, but he'll be lying to try to keep rufus and lily from finding andrew and telling him the truth. Overall, BEST EPISODE EVER!

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I liked the idea of Vanessa getting Aaron for her own
lol In the books I love Aaron and the way he likes Blair But in the show, V and A would be perfect together, two characters hated by a big part of the GG fans

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@Pri. Well, even if they are really in B. A. this episode is already shot so it's too late. Sorry :( Vanessa-free episode is a blessing. Honestly, I would pay if she disappears.

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1. my favorite quote must definetely be chuck's outrage at the funeral 'family?i dont have a family!'. that was just brilliant! i hate it how lily always tries to act motherly to everyone (jenny,chuck,dan) its stupid! 2. i think ed's performance was outstanding.
Right now, Blair and him are the only ones who make the show watchable! 3. i have to say definetely vanessa,
her role is just so unecessary, she really should die, ..and shouldnt get a funeral...
her 'relationship' with nate just ridicules the show, it made me nauseous. why would nate ever go for her? she ruined his life more or less, its really inconsistent with the rest of the story 4. that serena-aaron-dan-lily-rufus-story currently sucks, honestly..
first of all, serena and dan getting back together, who wants to see that??they have hooked up twice in the series, and why cant they move on? cant dan just sleep with some random girl, and then they're over each other?anyways, im just sick of seeing the SAME LAAAAME storyline over and over and over again, nevermind aaron, but it contains more logic if he and serena stay together for a while... 5.Blair saying the three little words - 9;
The Waldorf-Rose wedding - 5;
The Blair-Cyrus talk - 8;
The silent Chair embrace - 10!!!best moment ever.

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I was in tears, big waterfall yesterday. With the I love you, oh man, that was so sweet what Blair said, " I want to be with you wherever your are wherever you go I want to be there". She then took his hand and said it. AWWWW. Then Chuck in her room, so much pain on his face, so much hurt and then Blair comforts him with so much love. Such a tender and romantic moment! Lately, I haven't cried this much while watching a t.v. show. Keep it up G.G.

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ahahhaha, i love how everyones answer on here to number 3 is vanessa. and i completely agree with that statement. if anyone on the show needs to die this season, its her.

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oh, and it is impossible for DAN and SERENA to have the same mother because THEY ARE THE SAME AGE. um, duh! unless they are twins, and im sure somebody would've noticed, lily could not have been pregnant with dan and serena.

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isn't it interesting that the episode everyone thinks is the BEST of the season contained EVERY SINGLE main character EXEPT VANESSA? the episode is so friggin good without her! imagine all future episodes like that, no vanessa! if she was in it, she would've serioiusly wreaked the whole ep. like imagine life without vanessa. 1) blair would've told chuck she loved him when they were on the rooftop in brooklyn because the only reason she didn't was because Vanessa told Dan that blair was evil 2) Jenny and Nate would totally be together by now, vanessa just screwed everything up by taking the letter! and stealing nate! bitch! 3) Nate would've gotten all his money back after his affair with catherine. blair's plot was that catherine give nate all the money, but vanessa wrecked it by telling catherine's husband. so without vanessa nate wouldn't have had to live on the floor with no heater! and other stuff too, gosh i really wish she wasn't on the show!!! blehhsikjhf

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My fav quote would be by Dan. "Well I got it first." I think it was hilarious. LOL. & did anyone notice how awkward th hug between Aaron & Serena was at th funeral but th hug she gave Dan was full on. & Aaron's face was ... You know! HAHAS! Seriously Aaron should get lost! Its touching to see Dan & Serena reliving their moments & all sorts. But why care bout their parents. Dan & Serena should get back tgt now! Cant wait for Jan 5th. Maybe she finally ditched Aaron. -hopes!-

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

Serena: I don't know if I can go away right now. My family is a disaster. My brother is lonely, my mother is losing it, and Chuck has publicly disowned our family.
Aaron: Are you sure it's your family you don't want to leave, or someone else?

Lily: We're doing comfort food: nobody is comforted by a tuna tower.

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