Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Hurt Locket"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl Round Table!

The show finally returned last night, and our staff members have gathered to review the events of "The Hurt Locket" and discuss the developments to come.

This week's topics include memorable quotes, Serenate and Chair staying power, Jenny's drug kingpin status, and the motives of the mysterious Elizabeth ...

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?

DANdy: I could cite any one of a number classic Blair Waldorf quotes, but let's go with: "I love you, Chuck, and I'll always be your family." Self-centered and spoiled though she may be, Blair always says the right thing when needed.

Gossip Guy: I hate to be the cheeseball of the Round Table 'cause that's so not me, but I have to give it up to Blair's sweet words to Chuck: "Doesn't mean you've alone. I love you, Chuck, and I'll always be your family." Geesh, it almost brought me to tears again just writing it. Kidding, that's totally the dust in the room. I shouldn't have let Dorota spend the holidays with Vanya.

Mister Meester: A tie between Blair likening her advice to clogs, and Jenny asking Nate why he takes advice from "a guy who has a Cabbage Patch doll." Classic line because that's her own brother, and for bringing back the recurring character of Cedric.

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2. Last night's episode: Boring, or a good setup for things to come?

DANdy: Boring?!? Did your screen go blank during the Serena sex scenes? I'm excited to see Jenny go totally rogue, Chuck search for his mother and Serena do anything.

Gossip Guy: I'm going to have to disagree with our mediocre review of "The Hurt Locket." I was a big fan. While not the finest episode of Gossip Girl ever, it did managed to set up the second half of season three (it really was like a season premiere!), while still giving us coat room sex. Plus no Vanessa. What more could you ask out of an episode?

Mister Meester: It was good for what it was. At times, I thought it fell a little short of past episodes, but that's by design, as many of these story lines are in their infancy.

3. Should Jenny quit school to become a full-time drug mule?

DANdy: Yes. At least if she smuggles drugs via her stomach, she'll have something in there aside from iceberg lettuce.

Gossip Guy: Quick note: When did Jenny get so good looking? Apparently this girl cleans up nice when she lays off the raccoon makeup and loads up with girly pink lipstick. Back to the question: absolutely. This girl has found a way to combine her passion for fashion with drug dealing? She'll be the biggest innovator in the drug trafficking industry. I expect to see her on the cover of High Times by season end.

Mister Meester: Definitely. We know she doesn't give a $h!t about school or being a role model. Oh, wait, that's Taylor Momsen ... but probably applies to Jenny too.

4. Which couple will last longer: Serenate or Chair?

Gossip Guy: Holy crap. I have been the biggest supporter of Chair since the start of the series, but I think Serenate just won me over. I'm not convinced there's a better looking couple on the planet. Sorry, Penn, I'm kicking you out because I need to see what the baby of Chace Crawford and Blake Lively would look like. I think it would be the pinnacle of man's achievements. Or at the very least somewhere between sliced bread and this here Interweb.

DANdy: Serenate. You know what they say: sex in a coat closet, while a drug-filled jacket lies on the floor, is always the start of something long-lasting and special.

Mister Meester: Okay, Serena and Nate burned a hole in the screen they were so hot together. But to put them in the same league with Chair after one episode? All I can think of is that Blair and Nate were dating, then Nate slept with Serena, then began dating Vanessa, and possibly Jenny, then Blair again, then Bree, etc., etc. Serena, meanwhile, dated Dan for a year, then was fairly serious with Carter this fall. My point. Serenate, hot as they are, needs some getting used to. They're no Chair just yet (our Serenate-Chair poll seems to back me up).

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5. Is Elizabeth Fisher really Chuck's mom?

Mister Meester: No way. This whole thing reeks of a Jack Bass setup, a revenge plot to get close enough to destroy Chuck. The only question is what his endgame is. If I'm right, what does he hope to accomplish with this masquerade?

DANdy: Yes. The last name says it all: Fisher? Bass? Come on. Must I draw you a diagram?!?

Gossip Guy: Oh for sure. As Chuck said, everyone says he looks like his mom and there's a striking resemblance. Now we just need to know why she gave him up to Bart to raise...

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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Here we go. 2 love triangles. Chuck, Blair & Dan, and the other Serena, Nate & Jenny. Pairing Dan & Blair together will have Chuck all over MAD. How did Chuck and Dan resolve their hate towards each other anyway? Everyone gets along. We need to see the guys have their cat fights again. I don't buy Nate & Serena having a serious relationship at all! Its time Jenny gets he guy and Dan gets a relationship that isn't boring. Vanessa always sticks out, but I think she should experiment with more women for a short while in college. I just don't know who else she'd be great with. What ever happened to finding out who GossipGirl is??? Those episodes are never boring.

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ok so i hate serena and nate it doesnt even look real to me i want nate and vanessa if people actually looked at there relationship it was pretty good even though nate didnt love her they really seemed to like eachother so GG please put them back together I LOVE VANESSA AND NATE

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mister meester so right about chair

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1. Quote:
Blair: After years of starvation, you can't let him gorge on sundaes. He'll panic and decide he hates ice cream. 2. Good Set up, Lots of stories startin to churn.... 3. No, The School is her perfect demographic for future customers 4. Chair.....Serenate may last also....but as in their past hook-ups, with others, this hook-up didn't really have much of a build up so it leads me to believe that they may not. (but I like them together) 5. I believe, that she is the Mother, or perhaps a twin sister of the mother, hence Elizabeth/Evelyn names and the similar features with Chuck. I think this because if Evelyn died in child birth, there would be no photo of her holding her baby, and....I cannot believe, that P.I. of Chucks would not come up with something...not even a grave.....if she died...there has to be a hell of a story about what happened to her...and if she didn't, there has to be a hell of a story of how Bart was able to keep her from Chuck. Either way, the situation is definately being manipulated by Jack Bass,( she may be as well)...but since Chuck sold all of his shares...I don't know why Chuck would be in his sights...with him out of Bass industries...it seems it would be easier for him to manipulated the company??? IDK

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i thought the episode lacked pazaz.
it was mainly serena and nate all over each other, the search for mrs. bass, and jenny being a drug mule.
i need more chair action.
and a little less serenate, cause its getting unreal, even though i love them

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It would have been much more scandelous for that jacket to be left on the floor and ripped open, someone calls cops and everyone asumes its serenas jacket and she goes to jail a second time, with her knowing nothing about it

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1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last nigh
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I agree with gossipguy 2. Last night's episode: Boring, or a good setup for things to come?
Boring!! Anything with serenate just bores me, i mean they are hot and all but , i am more of a darena fan 3. Should Jenny quit school to become a full-time drug mule?
Yea, totally more of a plotline, plus we wont have to look at her ugly clothes too long. 4. Which couple will last longer: Serenate or Chair
As much as i hate to admit it, Serenate, they do have chemistry that wil last long enough, but i am stiil For DARENA.

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chace/blake's baby! hilarious! LOL!
i luv serena & nate together.. he fell for her before -fell hard. now is just the right time for them.. serena's been with the wrong men already, & nate w/ many wrong girls.. it's just about time they give their 'love/attraction' for each other a chance - they've been trying to suppress it for so long. go SERENATE!

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jack could be chucks father?? his last name is fisher?

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Its like the writers just don't listen....i wanted steamy chair..instead in the next episode we get steamy everybody else and nothing from chair...
no wonder they break up, they don't even touch....when did he stop wanting her..kind of tired of that story line. I liked it when chuck wanted blair, but as usual he has other things to do. and i understand its his mother, but last year it was his father or he didn't think he could make her happy or....the list goes on..
if they are going to make him not want her...i want her with someone else.

Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Serena: Did I tell you that he texts me every night before he goes to sleep? It's so sweet.
Blair: Sexting is not sweet. It's off-limits until you're in a relationship.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Seems Dickens knew something about life on the Upper East Side.

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