Gossip Girl Round Table: "Remains of the J"

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As fans gather in our Remains of the J" include memorable quotes, Jenny's birthday party, Nate and Blair's spark, Vanessa and Chuck, and Dan's mysterious half-brother ...


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

DANdy: Vanessa, displaying her adorable innocence to Chuck: "I came to you because I wanted to do something besides feel sorry for myself, but all it's been has been sleazy platitudes and you staring at my boobs."

Gossip Guy: As much as the idea of anyone sleeping with Vanessa sickens me, I love when Vanessa is disgusted by Chuck's idea to leak a sex tape and his response is "we don't have to leak the tape if you don't want to."

Mister Meester: Tie between V's "it's just physical" (snap, Nate!) and Dorota's theory on Nate running late: "Maybe girl from Brooklyn cry ... Mr. Nate nice boy, he wipe tears, he touch her hair, she touch his ... not that this ever happen to me." LOL.

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2. Favorite failed Kelly Rutherford pregnancy-concealing device: flowy orange top, sitting awkwardly with knees on sofa, or standing far away with huge coat in the lobby?

DANdy: What about hiding behind a pot of chili? Rutherford is just lucky Rufus' specialty involves the only cookware larger than her baby bump.

Mister Meester: The other stuff was subtle enough, but the full-on (bright orange no less) maternity top Lily wore at breakfast? Way to call attention to the pregnancy.

Gossip Guy: Definitely her awkwardly sitting on the sofa. The producers either need to get better at this, or take a note from How I Met Your Mother where they even make on-screen jokes about Alyson Hannigan's baby bump via a hot dog eating contest.

3. Who was most at fault for the party debacle, Serena or Jenny?

Mister Meester: Definitely Serena. After all Jenny's been through, the fact that she wanted a low-key affair at home should have been embraced, not ignored. Especially not just to prove herself to that stuck up b!tch Poppy. Nice hair, snob.

DANdy: By "party debacle," I assume you mean the fact that Serena wore a dress that scarcely showed off her cleavage. She has no one to blame but herself for that faux pas.

Gossip Guy: Oh, please, definitely Serena. I would have turned that lame soiree into a kegger if Jenny didn't.

4. Do Nate and Blair have a spark?

Gossip Guy: Eww no. Why the did Nate just lay there so awkwardly when Blair tried to kiss him. Might we want to set up Nate with Eric at this rate? If you want to see spark, just re-watch any episode with Chair!!

DANdy: No. But don't blame yourself, B. Nate only has chemistry with his hair stylist.

Mister Meester: Nate isn't exactly Mr. Fireworks, as evidenced by his blink-and-you-miss-it visit to Blair's after dumping Vanessa, and when he passed on the chance to hit it with her in Chuck's bed, but the scene at the end was pretty romantic. Maybe a best friend and a good guy is just what B needs in a man. At least for a couple of days.

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Chuck and ...

Nair? Vuck? The Gossip Girl world has been turned upside down.

5. Will Chuck and Vanessa hook up again?

Mister Meester: I'm actually intrigued by this for two reasons: 1. Vanessa allying with Chuck Bass in their jealousy game was the most interesting thing she's ever done, and 2. His heart may belong to Blair, but does he also like Vanessa a little? That look at the end didn't exactly scream "get out, useless home-schooled Brooklyn documentary girl." I'm interested to see where C and V go from here.

Gossip Guy: Excuse me, I had to just swallow the vomit that almost came up.

DANdy: Again?!? There's a good chance they haven't stopped hooking up yet!

BONUS QUESTION: How did Scott find Dan, and what is he after?

DANdy: He read Dan's piece in The New Yorker and he's after advice from the author. Am I the only one that watched this episode?

Mister Meester: I think whomever wrote this question is trying to ask is whether Scott (if that's his real name) actually "knows," as his parents say, about his relationship to Dan, or whether he's just a fan. You have to think he figured it out and is after Lily's money or something. After all, how good a writer could Dan be?

Gossip Guy: Well obviously Scott got his mother's pretentious genes and read The New Yorker. Now what is he after? I'm going to assume it's not the Humphrey fortune.


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Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 20 Quotes

Dan: What does Chuck Bass do at 8 in the morning? It's not like you work out.
Chuck: I do my cardio in the evenings. The morning is for business, which I am late for.

Eric: Does this feel like a sitcom to anyone else?
Dan: More like a reality show.
Chuck: Then I can vote you off.