Gossip Girl Round Table: "Gaslit"

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Welcome back to the weekly TVF Gossip Girl Round Table, where our panel breaks down the previous night's episode (see our review from earlier this morning).

Below, Gossip Girl aficionado Mister Meester joins critic-in-chief DANdy and TV Fanatic show-runner Gossip Guy to further discuss everything about "Gaslit" ...

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

Gossip Guy: Definitely Blair's "going Courtney Love on your ass" to Jenny.

Mister Meester: One word: "Blair," gasped Chuck as he froze, spying Jenny gliding past them on the landing above like some raccoon CIA agent zombie.

DANdy: I'll abandon the funny for a week and focus on Blair's passion for revenge: "What do you say we find the bitch and get us some frontier justice?"

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2. Was the Derena kiss the first of many more to come?

Gossip Guy: Hopefully if there are more, they have a little more oomph than that! That was like watching a brother and sister kiss. Oh wait.

Mister Meester: I know Derena feels boring to some people, I can't help but recall the "Roman Holiday" scene from Season One. Such passion. On a side note, check out the first line of my recap of that episode. Things haven't progressed well for Vanessa.

DANdy: Look, if this Round Table and this show is gonna keep teasing us with instances of Derena, can we at least change their nickname?!? Show some love for Saniel, people!

3. Will Nate turn on his dad?

Gossip Guy: That's implying Nate is smart enough to pick up the extremely, painfully simple explanation the guard gave for the audience. Did you see that look on Man Bangs' face after hearing what the guard said? That's not bad acting. That's nothing going on up there.

Mister MeesterYes. He can only be lied to so many times, and his loyalty is to Anne.

DANdy: No. That would require an emotion on Chace Crawford's part beyond stoicism.

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BLAIR WALDORF MUST (GIVE CHUCK) PIE: Just not pumpkin, okay?

4. Do you like Chair as friends?

Gossip Guy: Not without some benefits. Pie being delivered is not nearly as fun as [insert hilarious pie sexual innuendo]. Now Dair as friends? Can't wait for next week.

Mister Meester: I actually liked Chuck and Blair trying to be friends, adding a different level to their complex relationship. Sometimes the show is better when things are slower and more nuanced, rather than going for fireworks with every scene.

DANdy: No. The only kind of pie Blair should be giving Chuck is of the poontang, not pumpkin, variety.

5. How will Juliet be vanquished?

Gossip Guy: Maybe they'll go the way of Charlie Sheen and file a nice extortion case against her. Kidding. This is Gossip Girl. They'll just humiliate her.

Mister Meester: The stakes are definitely higher than your run-of-the-mill Gossip Girl revenge plot. She's already trying to skip town, so they can't just banish her, and the girl drugged Serena. Dair will have a hard time topping that unless they roll her up in a carpet and throw her in the Hudson River. Or get her to confess on tape and call the cops.

DANdy: I don't really care, as long as the end result is her needing to eventually strip for money in a spin-off series The CW titles Looking Sharp.

BONUS: Rate last night on the Vanessa uselessness scale (1-10, 10 being the most useless).

Gossip Guy: Ready to have your minds blown? 0. She left on the last train. That's gotta be good for at least a week off. 

Mister Meester: 10. Her attempt at lying was an epic fail, and showing up to Thanksgiving after everyone left was symbolic of so much more than missed turkey.

DANdy: N/A. I was clipping my toenails every time she came on screen. Can't really comment on how useless she was.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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1. I'm going to go a little obscure her and say Juliet's "I'm a firm believer in people facing what they've done." because you KNOW those words are going to come back to bite her in the ass big time!
2. I don't know about the Derena kiss but her post-rehab hair was very real-world.
3. I gotta agree with Gossip Guy here. Man-Bangs (and I love that nickname!) isn't smart enough to know he's being manipulated .
4. Well, the note & pie brought a tear to my eye so yeah, so far so good.
5. As long she's locked up neck to her brother, I don't care! Also, see my answer to #1.
BQ. I don't know that I can put a number on how astonished and disappointed I was that V was so easily manipulated by Juliet, or that V is actually afraid of what B is going to do to her.
My Bonus Question: Which is more unbelievable: A) that they actually used eminem music for the prison meal scene - cliche!; or B) that police were not the first responders to a 911 call? In my state police are the first ones on the scene and make the call for an ambulance if one is needed. That the cops weren't notified by anyone - not the 911 call center, not the hospital, not Serena or her family - astounds me!

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Chuck and Blair as friends:
i haaavvvee to admit (although LOVING their totally wildly in love scenes) that you can tell their friendly attitude has goota build up to a future relationship.
even though chuck has a new girlfriend, if you look at the photos you can tell chucks hearts not in it!
they will be together in the season finale and there'll be a wedding! :D

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best comment ever Mr. Meester: raccoon CIA agent zombie! Ha ha ha! I loved that!
As for Vanessa, I hope she will stay away for more than just a couple of episodes! Uselessness 100!

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Looking forward to the teaming up of Blair and Dan. Please let them knock it out of the park in getting "frontier justice". Did anyone else notice the sparks in Dan's eyes in the ending scene? That young man loves himself a good revenge!

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1. definently dorota's "Yes i want you to freeze" WAy to go dorota that just put you in first place for my background character favs. better luck next time eric, why dont you just believe serena? jeez
2. I sure hope not. I HATE derena and there combined named ewwwwww. What is wrong with nate sheesh he and serena belong together he even said so himself!!!!!! and what is wrong with the writers!!?!?!?!???!?!? serena and dan are RELATED. well at least they dont have to wory about meeting the parents cuz THEY SHARE THE SAME PARENTS. I see some akward double dates in the future, Serena and chuck would be cool tho...
3.probably not hes not smart enough and hes a good guy even if he's not fighting for serena. at the moment. he will. but honestly as long as he's in the scene i'll be watching so he can do watever he wants with his dad
4. i want blair and chuck to be friends and like they were in season 1. i also want chuck and serena to be closer friends again and for him to be a pervy creep. he was so good at that especially when he would hit on serena and imply things about how they were siblings. which if you think about it serena said that being with chuck would be incest when they were only step siblings but here she is trying to be with dan. um hellooooooooo
5. they should kill her
6. same as 5 and again way more than 10 she should not even be on the show. before she used to be normal and now shes a phsyco path. so ya she should die. but if she doesnt, at least be with dan.

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They should have Juliet end up right in jail next to her brother

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DANdy: I don't really care, as long as the end result is her needing to eventually strip for money in a spin-off series The CW titles Looking Sharp. Absolute title win.

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1. Eric: Do we have relatives I don't know about? Rufus: It's always a possibility. 2. How the hell do I know? 3. One can only hope...but I suspect, that this will be the beginning of a new storyline for Nate..spoilers say he may start doing drugs. 4. I like Chair, Period...together and apart...as long as they have good storylines, I'm good. 5. I have no Idea, but I'm sure she'll end up in the loony bin. 6. 10...Vanessa has been much more useful as an antagonist. But in the end, I don't hate her all that much (she annoys me at times) I would like to see her redeem herself...after all if Chuck can do it..she should be able to. (but what she did to her only friend, Jenny, was really a low blow...since Jenny wouldn't have gotten involved otherwise)

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1. Probably the "going Courtney Love on your ass" comment. It was sharp-and sweet!
2. Hm...I dunno. I'm sort of sick of the whole "Chuck's got a new girlfriend thing." I know Dan & Blair are different people, but they are also really similar with their passion for literary/classic romance and overall intelligence (top of their class). They also had to work hard to get where they wanted to be academically, and were let down with their result (both ended up at NYU in season 3).
3. Well, he punched in the first episode, and gave him the "get your s**t together" speech in season 2...yeah, why not?
4. Not as much as I like Dair...in all seriousness I want to see Chuck fight for Blair. I'm pretty sure 99.99% of my fellow Chair fans agree. Let's see Chuck try and top Dan's intelligence...and classic romance skills. Face it, Chuck, you have exactly the same number of things in common with Blair as Dan does...time to pick up the wooing skills ol' boy!
5. Um...how about jail? I know you Round table guys said that there wasn't much that gossip girl could do, but has anyone forgotten the serious stuff that has gone on? Dr. van der Woodsen escaping from the cops? Captain Archibald escaping the cops, then being caught? I'm pretty sure GG can do something straight out of "Law and Order" for this...it is just as serious.
BONUS: I'm wavering between 9 & 10. For peats sake, she did rat Jenny out. That was an epic plot move (sort of), so she's not completely useless. Or I guess the value of plot move could make her an 8. Maybe.

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Forgot this : worse friend ever Nate ,
thanks Serena for not picking him , would just be a fatal mistake , just like all serenate , and Juliet deserves a revenge with the plan and malicious brain she did to S.