Gossip Girl Instant Reaction: Discuss "Empire of the Son"!

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Wow. Gossip Girl fans sure have plenty of talk about after this episode.

We had been promised major cliffhangers, huge secrets and various plot lines reaching tipping points this week, and for the most part, "Empire of the Son" delivered.

Did you like Monday's episode? Do you approve of where the show left things headed into the hiatus (mid-April)? What struck you most about this mid-mid-season finale?

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Aslo there was no emotions in the dair kiss Nuff Said dan and blair kiss so fast like there was nothing there between if there was something there they would of taken the kiss slow or been scared to kiss people say that she kissed dan because she wanted him so bad lmfao what they don't get is Blair said that I'm pretty sure there nothing there blair and Dan kissed wasn't because they have feelings for each other it was just to see that there wasn't any feelings there between them if there was feelings then they would've been afraid to kiss and taken the kiss slowly and that was showing that there was nothing real between them.like I said no emotions at all emotions show that there something real in the kiss Nuff said and I pretty sure when dair fans watch 4x18 there gonna be really disappointed.


I havent enjoyed an episode so much since..well since forever. It was brilliant- everyone had smthg to do and say and add to the plot. Nate is finally becoming interesting - he seems a lil less lost with Raina and NR have good chemistry surprisingly. I also like Raina individually as a character-she is strong confident and has good strong morales. Serena and ben plus mommy sharp scenes werent as boring as they usually are- they were good to watch.I also liked the entire concept of him being with her as it was clinging to the dream. Rufus astonishingly had some very interesting things to do- I loved the first scene and his scenes with Dan(they were funny: I almost had a heart attack when I saw with BW).Dorota rocks- simply amazing to see her with Blair.The entire Chuck and daddy issues are old but for once I liked it -it was different and somehow intriuging. He also realised how important B is to him which to a Chair shipper would be great.Dair simply revives the show- I loved the end though the kiss was a lil disappointing. Please keep the Dair though I love Chair.:P


OMFG! Gossip Girl has made a huge comeback since season three. It's a shame that we're going to have to wait until April for a new episode. I'm really happy with the Dair storyline (something I never thought I'd be saying, being that I've always been a huge Chair fan). It will be interesting to see how the kiss plays out. Do sparks fly between Blair and Dan? Will they be able to maintain a friendship/relationship in the coming episodes? Chuck finally seems to be realizing how important Blair is to him. She's taken a lot of hits from Chuck, but she was always there to support him. Although Chuck and Blair have undeniable chemistry, I think it's best that they stay away from each other for now. Blair is growing up and becoming a more independent woman. She deserves to be happy, even if that means slumming it with Lonely Boy. ;) I'm sure the writers will ultimately reunite Chuck and Blair, but I am perfectly happy with Dair until that moment comes. Hopefully Dair sticks around for a while. It's been really redeeming for the series so far. April, come soon!


i cried during ben and serena's breakup scene,i think he's too good for her,kinda cute as well, i think im the first person to talk bout the two :)


lol. i actually thought that the ending was rather funny and brilliant. it's as if B and D were doing their own Schrödinger's cat experiment. (lol. the big bang theory much?)


Lily's plot finally got interesting, i wonder when Serena loyalties will lie? We already know what Eric will be team Brooklyn.


Dair kiss was totally forced... i expected it to be a little more dramatic at the end like chuck finds blair


Oops sorry! I accidentally pressed enter. SABRINA! I agree with you. Hence what was supposed to be a quote from you below. -- With Dan, Blair is herself. She explores her cultural side and her own strengths. She isn't a negative person who is mean to people and just scheming. She still schemes but it is not the core of her character as when she was with Chuck, who seems to encourage it. Sure it was cute to see Chuck and Blair's past time to be a bit deviant, devious, and etc. But with Dan, Blair becomes a positive person. Them together is just light, happy, and relatable. Chuck, sure, was deep and sexy. But really sometimes you just want a relaxed relationship. She is still the queen but now we see her actually laughing like a normal person and enjoying the company of someone without the heavy context.


I hope DAIR is not used as a tool for bringing back CHAIR. They are too good for that. I wish the kiss were done better. It was too short and too forced. Love DAIR!


I do think, however, that they are a great couple. Please don't make a fool out of Blair. She's a smart, confident woman. With Chuck she's just mean and weak girl. He bring out the worst on her, whereas Dan does just the opposite. GO DAIR!


Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.