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 want NAIR back lol wow Lily being an evil stepmum I so look forward to it


1.so long friends and dan, could we get any better?
2.ostroff security wouldnt let blair and dan in but let juliet in when serena wasnt even there?
3.i think it was rather nice for serena to do so and mature as well! odd like serena to do that but yeah!
4.hmmmmm i dont know it will be interesting!
5.not as a couple never ever ever!!!! but as friends that was hilarious imma totally get behind that!


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


DANdy: Her eyeballs in uselessness!


I am not "daring to dair" anytime soon. yes they are good friends and yes i am arguably the biggest chair fan ever, but dair fans you have to accept reality. they are two separate people first off. secondly, wouldn't it be really awkward for serena and dan? and i think (not really sure...) they're dating. i don't think practical blair would do that after the "nate situation". and DANdy...i love you =D


I absolutely adored this week's episode. I liked the hunt for Juliet, Blair being her wonderful witty/caring/loyal self, the DB banter, Serena facing up her problems, Dan and his complexes haha, Damien! (I want to see more of him in future eps), finally FINALLY finding out the deal between Ben and Serena, AND Lily being outed for being such an absolutely horrid mother/stepmother. @pointer - Vanessa has been useless since the beginning and NOTHING can be done to make her well-liked. Also Nate is not useless, his story was just not yet integrated in the main story but it will be soon.


lol just after reading the round table i noticed vanessa wasn't in this episode... no wonder it was sooooo good!


Why all the anti-Vanessa comments? Haven't you guys noticed that Nate has become just as useless?


I LOVE that Dan and Nate actually dress like eachother. Dan in peacoats and Nate in plaid!


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from last night?
Chuck: "So long friends, Dan". 2. Which is looser, Lily's morals or Ostroff Center security?
I don't understand why Lily suddenly became such a horrible person. A little concealing and lying, sure. But at this level, with such immoral repercussion? It's a weird, unrealistic twist. 3. Was Serena right to let Juliet off the hook?
No, that's just weird too. 4. Will Jack help Chuck save Bass Industries?
Not without a price, obviously. 5. Blair and Dan?
Yes, yes, a thousand yesses. They are absolutely adorable as a couple. Dan is everything she needs post-Chuck, and Blair will utterly discombobulate his universe, in a good way for a change. BONUS: What do you think Vanessa was up to this week?
Don't know, don't CARE!

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