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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" ...

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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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DAIR so adorable,,, i love it... funny & from different character,,,, their relationship makes me curios!!

Ggismylife3

''Goodbye friends..and dan''
^ BEST QUOTE OF THE NIGHT..I LAUGHED SO HARD! and i am all for dair, but i dont want them to have a sexual relationship.. :P

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Blair and Dan? Of course. Bring it on !! Did anyone notice how Dan and Blair "match" now? Like Chuck and Blair used to? Dan's gray jacket matched Blair's black, white and gray checkered coat. Dan's red plaid shirt in the dish-washing scene "matched" Blair's red tweed dress. HOW CUTE IS THAT?? I've always thought Dan and Blair have great chemistry together. They made me laugh out loud and now, hopefully they'll have more to offer. Writers, PLEASE let Dan and Blair go further. This is an intelligent, intellectual, sweet sympathetic match and will make for great entertainment. Oddball or at odds, I think they go very, very well together. And if Chuck gets jealous, all the better. Dan has the depth of character and intergrity to be a "threat" to Mr. Bass for our lovely Queen B, whether he means to or not. Go for it fabulous writers!!

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OMG! Dan and Blair were fantastic. I think they'll, at the most, kiss and vow to never speak of it again. At best, I think they'll end up as kinda-sorta-friends, but their friendship will definitely be based on funny banter and jabs on both sides :)

Xoxolostgirl

its a torture for making us wait 2 months for the next episode!!!!!! dan and Blair are sooooo cute, but not as a couple, as enemies!!!!

Xomoniquexo

love wat chuck said at the end " happy holidays friends ... Dan" that cracked me up so hard, lily went too far with the whole bass industries thing I hope Jack cum bck and take that bitch down poor Rufus every1 around him just turns out to be selfish and manipulative, love Dan and Blair as friends nothing more nothing less, if they hookup it would just be add to the already long list of bed hopping that already taking place over the years between the gang,I just want the writer to have some lines that they don't cross ie chuck and serena will neva hookup that one that should neva happen plz same with dan and blair.

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loved this ep.
good few funny quotes loved seeing damien as a geek.
loved chucks 'bye friends..dan'
felt so sorry for ben, hope he gets out he seemed so nice
im a huge derena and chair fan and thats the way i want the show to end.. but i would like to see dan & blair, just to see what they'd be liek together. love their scenes together but it would be weird to see them romantically but still want to see it and last so disappointed with lily, i know she's like a compulsive liar and loads of people hate her but i actually love her. it was the chuck thing that really got me.

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I've talked this episode out to so many people already, so I'm not going to get into it again currently, but I do have to say - DB are absolutely hysterical, but as a couple? Please God NO. And, personally, I think it's stupid for Chuck to get Jack for help. I mean, yeah, it might get the Bass business back initially, but he'd never have it again once it's in his uncle's clutches.

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As has been posted SO often on this site: Chuck and Blair are end-game. That's not opinion--it's fact. The writers have said so. Whatever happens with Dan and Blair will be a growing experience for both of them, but it won't be permanent, so--no worries.

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Honestly, The Townie wasn't what i expected. The episode before townie ended with Blair saying that Juliette is going down so I really wanted that Blair let the bitch inside of her out( of course with Chuck helping her :P ) Other thing that I REALLY don't understand is how Blair and Dan couldn't get into the Ostroff center and Juliette did??!! WTF Now let's talk about Blair and Dan, first of all if they really should be together pleaseeeee let it not be serious, Blair and Chuck are like LEGENDARY characters and they just have to be together, of course there has to be drama but, but CHAIR 4 EVER