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Gossip Girl Recap: Episode 22, "Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

Gossip Girl Rundown: Episode 22, "Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

This week's Gossip Girl is a big improvement over last week's, just because things (ridiculous things!) are happening, for once. Chuck and Blair reunite to save Serena, Vanessa and Dan drink together, Nate gets an apartment in Murray Hill, and we learn Rufus is a huge dummy with money. Oh, and Georgina is back, and the girl is saved, which is a very fun twist indeed. I'm excited to talk about this one, so let's get started! Just

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  • Blair is still talking smack about NYU ("You know how I feel about ironic facial hair") and even finds a way to toss in the word "patchouli." We get it! Blair thinks every school that's not Yale is full of dirty, stinky hipsters and hippies. Find a new joke.
  • Blair's also allergic to the subway, which is to be expected but is funny nonetheless: "It's full of middle-class professionals!"
  • Meanwhile, Rufus talks money and real estate with his kids. I love how when Rufus is like, "Kids, I can get a good deal if I sell," Dan utters the most ridiculously un-high-school-boy thing to say ever: "You didn't get soaked when the real estate bubble burst?" Such poignant cultural details!
  • Things that creeped me out this episode include Rufus once again inappropriately confiding in Vanessa about money troubles. Are they going to hook up or something?
  • Another thing that creeped me out is this idea of Rufus and Lily going on a double-date with Gabriel and Serena. When they're all hanging out together in the living room, there's a lot of PDA going on from both couples, and I just found it to be icky.
  • How amazing is Chuck's outfit when he's playing basketball with Nate? I think he has on a silk tie underneath a polo shirt with a velour track suit. It's the sweetest basketball getup of all time.
  • How are you all feeling about Nate and Blair together? My brain won't accept it, so when Nate gets possessive and jealous it just weirds me out.
  • It even weirds Chuck out: "If you need to mark your territory so badly, Nathaniel, maybe you should just pee on her." Best line in weeks!
  • Speaking of creepy again: That's what Gabriel is. And I love that Blair is honest with Serena about how shady he is ("North Caroliar") even though she actually doesn't have really solid evidence (the whole Butter thing is laughable).
  • The girls' fight is fun, though. Blair: "He fell in love with you while you were roofied! How romantic!" Serena: "So Chuck and Nate are obsessed with you, but my boyfriend can't stay faithful for seven days?!"
  • I like how Serena's big zinger to Blair is that Nate wasn't always faithful to her. Um. Serena? He cheated with you. Good job trying to prove that Blair is a bad friend for not supporting your relationship, since you sort of committed the ultimate in not supporting a friend's relationship by boinking said friend's boyfriend.
  • How cute are Blair and Chuck waking up in a limo holding hands? What? I found it touching.
  • I love the Georgina religious camp! The prayer circles Chuck walks through, the pastel colors — awesome.

So clearly, Gabriel and Poppy's big plan is to use Serena to steal all the rich people's money. But instead, they're going to just get all of Rufus's money because . . . he is so dumb. What is he thinking?! And why did the mention of Blair's name make Georgina's eyes light up? Revenge? A soul to save? Georgina is back (I know because they played "URA Fever" again)!

What did you guys think of this episode?

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mrsStephanieJ mrsStephanieJ 6 years
I like Blair & Nate, but it's just kind of weird/random that they're together again. I'd be happy with her & Chuck too though.I like how Blair is the main focus this year, I love her!Serena's character is just getting crazy & pointless. I don't see the purpose of Dan & Vanessa on the show anymore.My favorite part was the music at the end! Gives me chills. De ja vu of Serena's confession way back when.
mrsStephanieJ mrsStephanieJ 6 years
I like Blair & Nate, but it's just kind of weird/random that they're together again. I'd be happy with her & Chuck too though. I like how Blair is the main focus this year, I love her! Serena's character is just getting crazy & pointless. I don't see the purpose of Dan & Vanessa on the show anymore. My favorite part was the music at the end! Gives me chills. De ja vu of Serena's confession way back when.
Advah Advah 6 years
Loved the "I thought there was a game, Nate! I saw Dorota wearing a hat!"And Poppy is hands down the worst actress of the year. It's painful. Made me want to slap my monitor.
Advah Advah 6 years
Loved the "I thought there was a game, Nate! I saw Dorota wearing a hat!" And Poppy is hands down the worst actress of the year. It's painful. Made me want to slap my monitor.
kc17nov kc17nov 6 years
During the basketball scene, I was on pins and needles waiting for Chuck to shoot the ball. I'm betting money that he shoots like a wuss! But, I still love him.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
ms. brooke, i think the writers are trying to figure out V's purpose also!ugh...i almost can't stand serena anymore!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
ms. brooke, i think the writers are trying to figure out V's purpose also! ugh...i almost can't stand serena anymore!
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 6 years
Serena is stupid.Rufus is even stupider than Serena, and I didn't even think that was possible.Blair and Chuck are cute. Holding hands in the limo...adorable. Interesting how earlier in the episode, Blair said something along the lines of it not being a relationship if you can't even hold hands...and now they're holding hands.Vanessa is annoying and I hate her. STILL trying to figure out her purpose on the show.I can't warm up to Blair and Nate. The chemistry is seriously lacking.I'm kind of hoping that Georgina really has changed because her character got old so quickly last season.
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 6 years
Serena is stupid. Rufus is even stupider than Serena, and I didn't even think that was possible. Blair and Chuck are cute. Holding hands in the limo...adorable. Interesting how earlier in the episode, Blair said something along the lines of it not being a relationship if you can't even hold hands...and now they're holding hands. Vanessa is annoying and I hate her. STILL trying to figure out her purpose on the show. I can't warm up to Blair and Nate. The chemistry is seriously lacking. I'm kind of hoping that Georgina really has changed because her character got old so quickly last season.
supertramp supertramp 6 years
I loved this episode. Finally, they gave me back the show I loved, the way I loved it. OMJC! I thought the Serena/Blair fights were so funny. Serena had the worst comebacks. Chuck in a velour track suit, equals cute. But not as cute as he & Blair holding hands in the limo. And you're not the only one who's brain can't function Blair & Nate together. They're not supposed to be together, but I can wait for the Bluck reunion. Loved Georgina. She's awesome. & she definitely wants revenge. Did anyone catch the previews for next week? They looked hilarious.
Alithyra Alithyra 6 years
Other than Rufus & Lily, so much better than last weeks. He's dumb with money, and so is she if she agrees to an investment like that BEFORE reading all the fine print.Born-again Georgina is awesome. Bet it won't last next week's episode.
Alithyra Alithyra 6 years
Other than Rufus & Lily, so much better than last weeks. He's dumb with money, and so is she if she agrees to an investment like that BEFORE reading all the fine print. Born-again Georgina is awesome. Bet it won't last next week's episode.
RachLA RachLA 6 years
I was so disappointed when this episode ended! First, I like Blair and Nate together, even though they are a little vanilla. How funny were the "OMJC" shirts at camp? Also, am I the only one who thinks Gabriel has an Andre the Giant voice? It's like too big for his body. Altho he did tower over Rufus.
Entertainment Entertainment 6 years
The song at the end is "URA Fever" by The Kills.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
These people are really starting to annoy me. Nate just goes straight from the duchess to Vanessa to Jenny back to Vanessa back to Blair and thinks he's in love with all of them? Same with Serena, first Aaron now Gabriel...what happened to taking it slow?And how come in the fight between Blair and Serena Serena had to turn it around so it was about Blair? Isn't that Blair's mo?Chuck was to die for this episode, love him. Love Dan and Vanessa getting drunk. Love born-again Georgina.Oh and one final note: since when does NYU have better financial aid than Yale?
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
These people are really starting to annoy me. Nate just goes straight from the duchess to Vanessa to Jenny back to Vanessa back to Blair and thinks he's in love with all of them? Same with Serena, first Aaron now Gabriel...what happened to taking it slow? And how come in the fight between Blair and Serena Serena had to turn it around so it was about Blair? Isn't that Blair's mo? Chuck was to die for this episode, love him. Love Dan and Vanessa getting drunk. Love born-again Georgina. Oh and one final note: since when does NYU have better financial aid than Yale?
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 6 years
I don't know why but I'm just getting bored with this show.
kia kia 6 years
I had a hard time believing Dan and Vanessa were actually drinking. I thought it was Reed's Ginger Brew except that it was a 6-pack and not a 4-pack. Whatever they were drinking, I bet it was a boring beer.The best was saying out loud, "ha ha, Chuck is stranded at Jesus camp" to my husband.
kia kia 6 years
I had a hard time believing Dan and Vanessa were actually drinking. I thought it was Reed's Ginger Brew except that it was a 6-pack and not a 4-pack. Whatever they were drinking, I bet it was a boring beer. The best was saying out loud, "ha ha, Chuck is stranded at Jesus camp" to my husband.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 6 years
Chuck's basketball getup is the best thing next to Barney Stinson's sleep suit.
Papaver Papaver 6 years
oh, and I agree with lilkimbo - last week's eppy was so much better.
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