Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Freshmen"

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As you sound off in our The Freshmen" include memorable lines, dubious scenarios, shady characters, Dan and Georgina and a whole lot more ...

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

LovelyLively: Gotta go with this: G: "Jesus and I have redefined our relationship." B: "You mean he dumped you because He found out you were Satan!"

Gossip Guy: Hehe, I loved when Chuck compared a college degree to an accessory like a Malawi baby or a poodle. Nice. A close second was Blair's general shock when she heard that Dan was a writer.

Mister Meester: The exchange that almost made up for a Chair-less episode, with Blair crawling in bed next to a sleepy Chuck and saying "You were right about the dorms. The lighting is awful. You okay?" Chuck's reply? "I am now."

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2. Who do you trust least, Carter, Scott or Georgina?

LovelyLively: Carter. This guy was a shady character for first two seasons, and now we're supposed to believe he has no agenda? Not buying it ... he's hot though.

Mister Meester: I can't figure Scott out and Carter seems genuine with Serena, so I'm taking Geor-gi-na. We all know she's a head case just looking for an excuse to forget to take her meds one day, causing all hell to break loose.

Gossip Guy: Absolutely Scott. It may just be his absolutely horrible acting, but it seems like that man is hiding more than just the fact he's Rufus and Lily's kid.

3. Least realistic: Serena blowing off school for the heck of it, Chuck's meetings with bankers in inappropriate locations, or the entire college party scene?

Gossip Guy: I don't know why, but I do picture Chuck meeting bankers in clubs and after Serena's summer escapades, nothing shocks me with that girl. However, I'm sorry, even at NYU I can't imagine kids would turn down free sushi and cocktails to watch a crappy independent movie by Vanessa. Don't they know how useless that girl is? Normally 11+. And then, oh boy, rooftop party above your dorm with kegs and above ground kiddie pools? Yeah I'm pretty sure we got busted just for bringing six packs into our door room.

Mister Meester: That rooftop party did seem a little fake to me, but not quite as much as Chuck's real estate wheeling and dealing in a nightclub. At night.

LovelyLively: Serena blowing off Brown. I know Kelly Rutherford just had a baby, but I can't imagine Lily would not hear about and stop her shenanigans.

4. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10.

LovelyLively: Vanessa actually made me a laugh a few times this week (sarcastically saying it's "awesome" to be living on the same floor as B) and since she actually goes to school with Dan as opposed to just appearing where he is when it's most (or least) convenient, she fits in better. Still a bit annoying, though. 5.

Gossip Guy: Okay, I know I'm supposed to jump at these and give some silly number above 10, but I'm only going to put Vanessa at a 10 for this episode. Vanessa actually helped fuel the main plotline this episode and even apologized for being a useless bitch last week. However, for dating Scott, she still gets a 10. And that's very low for me to be giving her.

Mister Meester: I think V actually fits in pretty well at NYU, be it the real institution or the Gossip Girl version. But she apparently doesn't get even a trace of Scott's obvious, awkward, psycho stalker vibe, so ... 5.

AVERAGE VANESSA USELESSNESS QUOTIENT: 6.67!

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Vanessa was not quite as useless as usual this week! Baby steps!

5. Dangina: So hot, or so not?

Gossip Guy: So not. Dan is looking hot this season, but G? Not so much. I'm more digging his creepy little literary stalker for him. Like his pops, the dude's finally got some groupies. Unlike the frontman for Lincoln Hawk, I'd like to see actually Dan tap some of 'em.

Mister Meester: A little of both. I don't like them as a couple for many reasons, but beer makes people do crazy things. I can totally see the hookup this once. It'll be funny to see his walk of shame and the rest of the fallout.

LovelyLively: So hot. At least this time he's not using G as a way of getting back at S. He's just a typical freshman out on his own for the first time, looking to drink too much and make out with girls. I love college Dan.

BONUS QUESTION: What have you liked and disliked most about the first two episodes this season?

LovelyLively: Likes: The introduction to NYU life was pretty fun; Serena is wild and unpredictable, as it should be; I lke what the show is doing with Chuck and Blair evolving as an item but also doing their own thing. Dislikes: Nate and Bree aren't doing it for me, Scott seems totally unnecessary, and Carter's interactions with S are confusing, although that may change. Did I mention Sebastian Stan is hot?

Mister Meester: I actually liked the lighter feel of last night's episode, giving us a little bit of an idea of what post-high school Gossip Girl might look like and not depending on forced, overly dramatic story lines (such as Chuck's "mystery girl" from last spring). I'd love to see more Chair (who wouldn't) and more Jenny and Eric, but that should come in time.

Gossip Guy: OMG episode two was way better than the premiere. I feel like they're going to figure out how to handle this show in a post high school way that shows in the past have not. I dig the fact they're giving Blair and Chair their own separate plots and then still the couple scenes. However, as much as I love Joanna Garcia, I am really not feeling the Nate / Bree scenes. Kind of a waste of screen time. I might have to remove his tiny head from the header at this rate.

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?
I loved the exchange between Dan and Vanessa: 'You're Dan' Dan: 'And you're Vanessa, this is a fun game. Dan's gone really sarcastic this series. 2. Who do you trust least, Carter, Scott or Georgina?
I hate any scene involving Georgina. 3. Least realistic: Serena blowing off school for the heck of it, Chuck's meetings with bankers in inappropriate locations, or the entire college party scene?
Serena has been doing stuff like this since day one, (running off to boarding school), as for Chuck I didn't even notice where he was I was too distracted by his outfit, he's looking more like Del Boy every episode. 4. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10.
My problem with Vanessa is she's just too nice to everyone and it gets her no where but that girl will never learn. I say 5 because she was involved with my favourite quote. 5. Dangina: So hot, or so not?
So not. Why can't Dan resist hooking up with this girl its happened every series so far its getting boring now. BONUS QUESTION: What have you liked and disliked most about the first two episodes this season?
I am loving this series so far, I thought series 2 was quite weak but now we're back to the good old days. Of course i love the Chair scenes, i love Serena and Carter, I also love Dan this series and Jenny's hair. Nate Looks hotter this series too.
I don't like any Georgina story lines. Ever. Nate and Bree seem out of sync with the rest of the charaters for some reason. I also don't like it when Blair isn't Queen, Sort it out Please B!

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yay! i'm catching up.. 1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode? I hate to say anything agaisnt Blair, so forgive me, but Georgina calling her 'the girl who threw the fish party' has to have some credit. 2. Who do you trust least, Carter, Scott or Georgina? Georgina, why is she so pale all the time?? Also..Carter and Scott are nice to look at, so i don't tend to judge them as much..is that bad of me..? 3. Least realistic: Serena blowing off school for the heck of it, Chuck's meetings with bankers in inappropriate locations, or the entire college party scene? Chuck and inappropriate locations go more than hand-in-hand, and it seemed like a classy, elegant club anyway. And Serena's no shocker, plenty of people decide they want to take a yr out, and with her name,she can do anything..But the party thing..and falling ASLEEP on the roof? come on..it's a little chilly for that in september don't you think? D was in a shirt and G was in a VEST for crying out loud. 4. Rate Vanessa's uselessness this week on a scale of 1-10. sorry..what? I tuned out after i read 'Vaness-' 5. Dangina: So hot, or so not?
hell no. and Dangina? what is that..a drink?!
okay..perhaps i'm still a little pissed off at her for messing with Blair and so i don't feel inclined to be at all nice to her today. BONUS QUESTION: What have you liked and disliked most about the first two episodes this season? I'm liking this season,loving Chair- the whole own storylines, but being an awseome couple, oh and i love how they've ended the last two episodes with really cute short scenes. Still hating Vanessa, she's just annoying and awkward..so when you put that with Scott, major chemistry fail. The others are just..there, however, they do 'just there' quite nicely though, so it's fine. also, we appeared to have misplaced Little J and Brother Eric..

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all good things

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The Nate-Bree for me seemed a total waste of screen time...

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1) LovelyLively: Gotta go with this: G: "Jesus and I have redefined our relationship." B: "You mean he dumped you because He found out you were Satan!" Blair is amazing I love her personality.
2) We already know Carter and Georgina and how bad they can get but what about Scott we know nothing about him except that he is rufus' son. He has some sort of evil plan and not even his own parents know about it.
3) Dan and Georgina? ew. thats disturbing this needs to stop now. Bring Hilary Duff to the stage.

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I hated the first episode, I wasn~t going to see this one but I decided to give it a chance. It was much better than the first, it was more B centered, I hate it when they focus on S! But GG isn´t GG anymore, it was supposed to end in high school like the books! it doesn´t make sense! B would never do NYU, especially the dorms! she would stay at home! GG doesnçt make sense withou B as queen, Dan as king? what? they should have made each season only a few months so it would take ages for them to graduate, like Greek!

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To Dorothy about rooftop parties. As someone who goes to NYU, yeah, no way are we allowed on the roof. We arent even allowed to open our windows more than three inches. Even if you live on the second floor. So yeah, ENTIRELY unrealistic. As for realism, tho...the social portrayal is right on. there are totally people like georgina. I think there were two girls on my floor who ended up in the psych ward by the end of my first year

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i always love to read the round table: :) GEORGINA! is so Georgina. and i love it! VANESSA! oh? get lost?! you're so eww. uhm? DAN and serena.. yah, still hoping. Serena is just so unpredictable. crazy. but i like it. :)

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Am I the only one who doesn't feel bad for Blair? She deserves what she got. Can't she just be normal for once? She's always plotting and soo arrogant... It really gets annoying.