Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Townie"

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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, head Gossip Girl writer Mister Meester joins editor-in-chief DANdy and TV Fanatic president Gossip Guy to further discuss topics from "The Townie" ...


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

Gossip Guy: Just 'cause I feel bad for for my cheap shot at Man Bangs last week, I'll give it to him for informing his dad orange was out of style. It was cute and got a laugh out of us both.

Mister Meester: Damien, after Eric's comment about recruiting virginal drug mules, replying that he'd ask if he's available, but he's gotta run. He was great last night.

DANdy: The show saved the best, funniest and perhaps most subtle for last: I laughed out loud when Chuck bid everyone farewell with "So long, friends... Dan."

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2. Which is looser, Lily's morals or Ostroff Center security?

Gossip Guy: Hidden option three: Serena.

Mister Meester: Lily has no soul. Even if you can defend what she did and consider Ben collateral damage in her quest to help her daughter (and that's a stretch), she lied to Chuck's face. Multiple times. This is her late husband's son, a young man who loves her and looks to her as the only family he has. That's what really struck me.

DANdy: Pretty sure Serena volunteered herself as the answer here when she admitted to sleeping with multiple guys in the same night, multiple times.

3. Was Serena right to let Juliet off the hook?

Gossip Guy: Definitely. I don't see what the big deal is. All the girl ever did was drug her and leave her in an unsavory neighborhood after withdrawing her from an Ivy League college and possibly ruining all her close relationships. 

Mister Meester: I think she handled it well. Not only did Serena sympathize with Juliet and Ben, she likely realized her own role in his demise. She didn't sign an affidavit, but her behavior contributed to the gossip Lily used to ruin him.

DANdy: Yes. Two wrongs don't make a right, remember? Or, in this case, 67 wrongs, a few questionable decisions, dozens of confusing twists and a handful of flashbacks don't.

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PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Lily messed with the wrong Basstard(s).

4. Will Jack help Chuck save Bass Industries?

Gossip Guy: Without a Blair to receive in payment? I doubt it.

Mister Meester: Jack has been an awesome character from the start, with his only drawback being inherent - he's been at odds with his nephew, who everyone loves. Just imagine the evil machinations of Bart's brother and son working together. If I were Lily, I'd grab the keys to the Lincoln Hawk van and just peace out of New York now.

DANdy: Absolutely. These two might not get along, but they have one thing in common: unabashed greed. When it comes to revenge, these two won't be Bassful about how they go about reclaiming what is rightfully their family's.

5. Blair and Dan: Should they get it on?!?!

Gossip Guy: Could you find a bigger Dair fan than me? I'm sure some of you joined the dark side with me when you saw how cute they were on their road trip. Plus, there's no aphrodisiac like French documentaries about orangutans.

Mister Meester: Do I want to see more Dan and Blair adventures? Absolutely. That was some of the funniest banter of the season so far, and even grew sweet by the end as they reluctantly agreed to hang out by choice. Sexually, though? I don't see it ... yet.

DANdy: No way. I'm putting a ban on any Ban talk right here and now. Even the thought of these two in the same movie theater grosses me out.

BONUS: What do you think Vanessa was up to this week?

Gossip Guy: Hopefully wearing raccoon makeup and starting a terrible band. I think that's what happens when your character gets banished.

Mister Meester: Sending out letters seeking grants to study climate change in the Maldives. Seems like something Vanessa would be interested in, and if she misses the last flight out before the ice caps melt and the ocean engulfs that island nation, no big deal.

DANdy: Her eyeballs in uselessness!

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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i just wanna say im feel so disgusting whenever serena kisses Dan.. pls writer enough of Derena pls make Serenate happen..


@gossipbaby OMG!!! I completely agree! that would be the best thing SS and JS ever do :D So far... Also, Gossip Guy's last answer was epic!


am i the only one dying to see the fight between chuck and dan when chuck finds out dan's been spending time with blair? remember all the past warring between the two of them - when they got arrested, the article about chuck's dad, when dan warned blair not to say i love you, the jenny incidents etc. it could really be explosive, can't wait!


and i hate that they suddenly made lily into a villain, especially with regards to chuck. a few episodes ago she was the only one supporting him and now she's betraying him? is there a background story that we're not aware of yet? i need an explanation for this!


my thoughts:
as i said in the comments for gaslit, im interested that blair's bulimia was brought up last week, id like to see her battle that in the next episodes, to make her the stronger woman that she wants to be. perhaps dan will find out, as they will apparently be working together?
i was completely against the idea dair at first but the more i think of it, it could be a good thing in the friendship sense (id let them get away with a kiss, or a MOST a ons, definitely not a relationhip). they could bond over their doomed love of chuck and serena and help each other through it. id love dan to show blair that she can totally be her own person without chuck. but at the same time, id love chuck to get madly jealous and confront dan only to get a good dissing to put him in his place. i really don't want chuck to have feelings for this raina girl because for me it will negate the romantic things he said to blair in witches of bushwick. it seemed very mature of him and i don't want him to suddenly have another girl AGAIN. even if blair told him she doesn't expect him to wait, i want him to want to wait. i want him to realise he wants her and only her.
as for what serena will make of dair? im sure she'll go nuclear but it'll be her own fault, she totally took dan for granted this season. im still upset that she invited him to the ballet and then completely forgot about him when the professor turned up. seems to me like she'll be acting the same with this ben guy (is it just me or is anyone else disturbed by all the cousins she's doing? nate-tripp, colin-ben?)


i know that lily gets into serena's life a lot..c'mon she's her mother...but isn't it too much for her to take all the blame? she might be wrong, but i just do hope that it was written in another way. and her betraying chuck was out of nowhere, she loves chuck...what the fuck gossip girl? really? and rufus is lame and gullible...


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from last night?
Ofcourse my dear Basshole's: "So long friends, Dan". He is so yummmm... 2. Which is looser, Lily's morals or Ostroff Center security?
Well, I'm expecting that Lily again has something she thinks that "doing the best" in this complicated BI sell. But "Ostroff Center security" is a looser for sure :o)) 3. Was Serena right to let Juliet off the hook?
No, may be not put her to jail but at least something should have been done to her...It was so wrong... 4. Will Jack help Chuck save Bass Industries?
I think, He will help but for himself, not for Chuck...I'm so curious 5. Blair and Dan?
Not as a couple because they would lose their frenemies chem which I like to watch. And after everthing it would be really a huge twist and OOCs BONUS: What do you think Vanessa was up to this week?
Vanessa, who? :o)


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from last night? 2. Which is looser, Lily's morals or Ostroff Center security? People are selfish (shocker!!) and don't always think about who they may be hurting, or they choose not to think about it, as Lily has done ALL ALONG in other situations, and she doesn't seem happy with herself-- so why do people think she's being portrayed as 'evil' all of a sudden? Maybe she's just getting an honest look at herself for the first time, and isn't that a GOOD thing? Seriously. And that thing with selling the business-- I'm looking forward to hearing her try to justify that. I'm sure she has a reason, and once she says it out loud for the first time instead of just thinking it, she'll realize how stupid it is. She really betrayed Chuck.
Lily's morals are looser, but that isn't saying much. As far as Ostroff, I think they have super tight security-- it's just that Juliet is an expert at impersonating Serena, remember? 3. Was Serena right to let Juliet off the hook? Yes. Not that Juliet deserved it, but Ben didn't deserve what he got either. Serena made a good point. Forget Juliet's feelings, and think about Ben having a sister in jail-- he would be affected by that, and who would have the nerve to say Serena should put him through that? 4. Will Jack help Chuck save Bass Industries? Yes, but only because he thinks he can still trick Chuck out of it after the fact. Chuck is totally playing with fire, and I'm looking forward to that interesting plot twist. 5. Blair and Dan: Should they get it on?!?! Let's not get ahead of ourselves. They need to be friends (which they aren't yet) before we can even ask that question. Then we can look at their friendship and decide whether it's the kind of friendship that would be made better or completely ruined if they got it on. They would be great as friends, awesome teamwork. Almost too great to run the risk of romance ruining it, don't you think?
Again, people please stop freaking out. They aren't even friends at this point, please stop judging by a 30-second scene at the end of the episode, and just chill and see what happens. BONUS: What do you think Vanessa was up to this week?
Eating crow. Reevaluating her life. Trying to decide if she should try to make things right and change her act, or if she should just run away to South America.


I really really really wish to see Dair happen. I have wanted to see these two together since the day Dan told his how Blair defines everything he hates in girls, and his Dad said usually girls like those are the ones who are worth it. They have an amazing chemistry. I like Blair and Chuck, only because they are the next best thing after Dair.


Did anyone else notice that when Chuck was being told that Lily was selling Bass Industries, directly behind him was a photo of Lily dressed exactly the same? Hair and all?

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