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Gossip Girl Recap: Episode 9, "Blair Waldorf Must Pie"

Gossip Girl Rundown: Episode 9, "Blair Waldorf Must Pie"

First of all, this week's Gossip Girl should have aired last Wednesday. A super sentimental Thanksgiving episode after the fact loses a lot of its awww factor, if you know what I mean. Also, no Chuck at all? What gives? All that being said, it was cool to get some flashbacks to what the kids were all like one year earlier. Also, next week's episode looks awesome. Here are my thoughts:

  • Before I get to my two cents, check out Bella's Beauty Quiz, Fab's Fashion Quiz and Geek's Tech Quiz on last night's episode. Fun fun.
  • I so did not miss the presence of Gossip Girl herself.
  • The episode jumped straight into the Blair/Serena drama, eh? Blair was pretty snippy towards Serena, but to be fair B did forgive S pretty quick for sleeping with her boyfriend. Serena really doesn't have any place to be so judgey. Maybe it's just because I have a soft spot for Chuck.

To read the rest of my thoughts about Thanksgiving Gossip Girl-style, just

  • Can I just say: Thank god Serena and Dan finally know about their parents' past. Sure, it made their Thanksgiving a little awkward, and Dan will probably have some seriously introspective moments about wanting to be with Serena, but at least it's out in the open.
  • Speaking of which, Rufus and Alison made up pretty quickly. What? That's all wrapped up in a matter of minutes. I want to care about their plot line, really I do, I just can't.
  • Second best line of the episode: "French fries, and keep 'em coming." Amen, sister.
  • Ah, Blair. This episode gave us the best insight into her. Just one year before her life seemed perfect. Even though her kinda jerky boyfriend and best friend were having a flirty water fight upstairs at her family's Thanksgiving...her parents seemed happy and she didn't have a care in the world. And now, she's without Nate, Serena is really only kind of trying to understand, her dad is off in Europe with another man and filing divorce papers, her mom is sort of dishonest...and she maybe has eating issues? Poor B.
  • Best line of the episode: "You know what's really weird? There's a garage door in the middle of your room."
  • Nate is totally, totally a dolt, but a bumbling defenseless one. I sort of feel like he's a blind puppy — he needs help doing most things. I mean, his mom sucks, but Nate isn't much better.
  • The final set of scenes was actually pretty sweet with all the kids and their respective parents bonding over football, french fries, tea. Let's see how long that peacefulness lasts.

Next week, the return of Chuck! And drama! And Blair and Nate making out in their underwear. Yeah, that promo was awesome. What did you think about last night's episode? Do you agree that it was sort of ruined by not being on last week before Thanksgiving? Did you love the flashbacks? Don't you wish Eric would stop dying his hair?

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gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
Ugh I hate Nate. He's so... Vanilla. Go Blair and Chuck!
abellz13 abellz13 8 years
I am dying to know where Serena's jacket is from in the first scene. It was a tan and gold leather jacket I think. If anyone has any ideas let me know!!! xoxo
sumnboutme sumnboutme 8 years
Dan's mom and Vanessa need to go!!!! I'm glad this episode was Vanessa-free but Dan's mom still ruined it!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 8 years
I watch for Blair/Leighton. That girl is awesome.
pargie pargie 8 years
I was looking for this episode last week, I thought I had missed it. I also hate Dan and Jenny's mom. Yes, I was hoping Nate would call Jenny too. Do they hook up in the books? I might actually have to break down and borrow the books from the Library or something, even though I'm not a teen/tween. I so want Dad Humphrey to date Lily. I'm starting to like Lily more and more each week. I don't get why everyone hates Serena so much, I think she's cute. I wish we could see more of a true personality, she seems kind of boring and holier than thou compared to her flashback self.
page6lovers page6lovers 8 years
has anyone else been noticing how the show has barely been following the books? the flashbacks to thanksgiving should have been two years ago, since serena was at boarding school the year before. duh. and if you liked the flashbacks and are up for some trashy high school chick lit, read the gossip girl prequel. its pretty hard to put down.
ktacce ktacce 8 years
oh my gosh, i wanted nate to call jenny too! i hoping there is more of that in the future. and i also love chuck and blair! and i want to see more of serena and nate making out from the past cause that is seriously smokin'!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Susie Misner, the actress that plays Alison Humphrey, was "Pop" in the Cell Block Tango from the movie Chicago. She's an incredible dancer. But I don't like her character on this show!
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
I think that Blair is the best character and Leighton is the best actress on the show. She is genuine and you feel her pain of not being Nate's true love and disappointment with her family splitting up and her father living with a man instead of with her mom. Her struggles make her human and I hope that they don't focus too much on her bulimia but keep it an under-the-surface kind of thing that creeps on her and the viwer when you least expect it.
Juiceee Juiceee 8 years
I was wondering when they were gonna show that Blair has bulimia since in the book it's her thing. She vomits after EVERY time she eats. I was beginning to think it was too sensitive for TV or some association will ban it for discussing such a subject. I loved how subtle they introduced the Blair being bulimic thing though.
demeter demeter 8 years
I hate Nate, HATE HATE HATE him!!!! I think I hate him more than Serena now as if that were possible. I am so on Lily's side. Allison needs to get over herself and Rufus needs to come to his senses and be with Lily. And I totally totally love Blair. She's amazing. Poor Chuck though!! I hate the promos for the next ep because Chuck looks so sad =(
k-fabulous k-fabulous 8 years
Alison looks like she is the same age as her daughter and im thinking obviously she had to know while living in the house before she left that Dan had it for Serena and that Serena was Lilly's daughter??! But yeah I agree how can she be upset about a kiss when she was living with some guy?! Wish he was with Lilly but then Serena and Dan would be awkward
lem0n_ lem0n_ 8 years
Allison needs to go -.- She was just gone, cheating and then suddenly came back and everything is back to normal. And she can't be gone for that long, like from the beginning of summer and she came back, not seeming to understand her children at all... She needs to be written out of the show
theboyslover theboyslover 8 years
i agree mommy humphrey needs to head back to wherever she was having her cheating escapades. how un-fair was it to force lilly out of thier lives? she was away cheating for god knows how long for goodness sakes. and i agree, why why why didn't they air this last week? i didn't miss vanessa either... was i the only one hoping nate had called jenny when he was looking through his phone? way to spice up the drama for next week :)
designergirl designergirl 8 years
"Dolt" simply means "a stupid person." I was wondering when they were going to introduce Blair's bulimia...
tinsleystyle tinsleystyle 8 years
i thought the best line was Eric's "Great, Mom, so we can starve to death in a FRAGRANT hotel" when the Blonde Family were checking out non-traditional Thanksgiving things in Chi-town
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Haha I agree with you Buzz, the first thing I thought when this episode started was "they should have aired this last week." i'm over thanksgiving already.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
what's dolt?
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Isn't it mysterious that both Gossip Girl and Chuck were away this episode? ;)
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Isn't it mysterious that both Gossip Girl and Chuck were away this episode? ;)
esk4 esk4 8 years
I don't think serena was mad at blair... I just think she's worried that blair ruined what should have been a special thing for her... I think she wants blair to learn from her mistakes as well
swwonder swwonder 8 years
The whole before/after thanksgiving issue didn't bother - mainly because I'm from England so it didn't really resonate. Plus, I'm used to TV shows being out of sync with the seasons. Mum Humphrey needs to go away. Now. I liked the flashbacks - If not simply to see what they would've looked like a year ago (anyone notice Eric's darker hair?) I liked that both Blair's mum and Nate's dad seemed a little more normal and nice this week. I also liked that Nate's dad finally admitted that something was wrong, it was getting frustrating. I missed Chuck, Kati and Isabel. But mostly Chuck.
mlen mlen 8 years
i don't think we've seen the last of rufus and lily- cause that would just be too easy. i actually like those two together and i do not like the mom at all- she seems so out of place with the humphrey family dynamic. i can believe the other 3 are related- i can't believe that she is their mom- she doesn't play it well at all! that being said- the rufus and lily thing would be a bit weird at the moment with serena and dan dating and jenny and eric so buddy buddy! it was nice to see more depth to blair then shallow b*tch! nate annoys me. bad acting.
menthadict menthadict 8 years
I never understood why Serena was mad at Blair for sleeping with Chuck. But anyways, I had to wonder what this episode was doing airing today.
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
I'm so over Blair and her million headbands... Was there a single scene where she wasn't wearing one?
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