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Gossip Girl Recap: Episode 15, "Gone With the Will"

Gossip Girl Rundown: Episode 15, "Gone With the Will"

Hello Gossip Girl fans! This week's episode is all about sharing bloodlines and keepin' it in the family (so to speak). When the episode opens, Dan is avoiding Serena because apparently now that he knows they share a sibling it's giving him the heebie-jeebies — and he can't talk to her about it. Serena thinks the worst heebie-jeebies he could possibly feel are due to their parents possibly being in love again. Meanwhile, Uncle Jack receives some unexpected news that sets him on a course to destroy his nephew Chuck just as the little guy seems to be cleaning his act up thanks to the love and support of Blair. Nate and Vanessa are back, too! So much to discuss, so to get talkin',


  • Right off the bat we see Uncle Jack teasing Blair about whatever it is they did on New Year's Eve. She doesn't seem too worried he'll tell Chuck, though. Strange. . . I need more specifics.
  • I love the reading of the will when they tell Chuck that Jack's his new legal guardian! Their exchange is fun, starting with Chuck: "Curfew?" "None." "Girls sleeping over?" "Yes, please!" "I accept."
  • Turns out Bart left a letter to his son that Chuck doesn't want to read because he thinks it will be full of chastising questions like "Why are you such a disappointment?" and most hilariously, "Why do you wear so much purple?"
  • But he does read it and it turns out Bart has faith in his kid to take over Bass Industries, which makes Uncle Jack mad — so he sets about scheming.
  • Meanwhile, Eric's telling Serena that Jenny is an annoying third wheel now that she's back at school with no friends. When Eric says he wants to hang out with his boyfriend alone, the old Jenny rears her head and gets really bratty about it. I hate to see those two fight!
  • Ugh, so most of the episode Dan's carrying around this crazy huge secret which leads to all kinds of tangled webs like Blair's mean girls asking Gossip Girl herself to "put a hit out" on Dan. This means the entire Upper East Side kicks him around and looks through his stuff.
  • Remember that episode where Dan was really nice to Blair and listened to her go on and on about her love problems? What happened to that good will? She totally kicks him when he's down — literally!
  • Serena thinks Dan is acting weird because their parents are getting back together and I thought it was cute when Serena tells him that her mom would tell her about it because she's so honest with her: "Too honest. . . Like supposedly Sarkozy was a bad kisser."
  • Nelly Yuki and the mean girls are on fire in this episode! Blair is too distracted to properly supervise them, and notes, "I see they act alone now. It's so hard finding obedient minions."
  • Yay! The little mini Serena and Blairs are back to harassing Dan! They're very upset with him because Gossip Girl says he's cheating on Serena ("How could you do it?!?!"). They also know Vanessa's name because of her history with Dan and then landing Nate ("Talk about failing upwards").
  • Speaking of Nate and Vanessa, apparently they're so coupled up they're celebrating an anniversary? Yawn.
  • When the news finally breaks that Dan and Serena have a half-brother out there, the Gossip Girl post is pretty witty: "At least Romeo and Juliet didn't share DNA."
  • Serena, while reflecting on this new development and how it affects her relationship with Dan, utters what I think a lot of us were thinking, "Now I share a sibling with my boyfriend. That's a little more hillbilly than I can handle."
  • Oh man, which brings me to the totally dramatic development having to do with Andrew, Rufus and Lily's son. The adoptive parents, fearful that the powerfully wealthy parents will stop at nothing with their lawyers and such, tell Rufus and Lily the kid is dead! But then we learn that he so is not.
  • Oh! And Lily and Rufus have sex and later show up to the loft holding hands.
  • I thought it was funny that Jenny and Eric think this new sibling totally makes them family! All better. And Dan and Serena are more like, "Well I guess we'll sort of date and not think of the ickies!"
  • Finally: Go Blair! Chuck was set up but he didn't have to party with his uncle and he really didn't have to hang out with those trashy girls and he really didn't have to spit the mean wife line at Blair. He deserves to be dumped. She deserves better.

Blair and Chuck are finito! Uncle Jack is evil and in power! There is a guy named Andrew out there who is not dead and related to a lot of people on this show — I wonder when he'll show up? What did you think of this episode?

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onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I don't know if anyone will ever see this, but the fact that a 17 year old kid who hasn't graduated high school would be put in charge of a multi billion dollar company made my eyes roll in a major way.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Ugh I hate Jack. I don't think he's attractive, like some of you do, and he's just pure evil. Although Chuck should've restrained himself and not fallen for Jack's scheme. Poor Blair :( I was proud of the way that she stood up to Chuck in the end and stopped giving him so many chances. Dan & Serena don't gross me out, but they lack charisma...which is ironic since they are a couple in real life. I like Nate & Vanessa, even if they aren't on screen much. They just need a more interesting storyline. The search for Lily & Rufus' son is compelling to me. I can't wait until their long-lost son enters the GG universe.
kia kia 8 years
I am looking forward to Blair coming to Chuck's aid to take down Jack. They are the best when they are scheming together.
raggabond88 raggabond88 8 years
"why do you wear so much purple?" best line ever.
graylen graylen 8 years
The "Why do you wear so much purple" made the episode for me. That line was hilarious and well acted. The rest of the episode was okay. I liked Blair in this episode. Her expression when she walked into Chuck's office was painful to see. Nelly Yuki is now officially on my TV character hit list ;)
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
this episode was a little predictable, but i am happy that blair stood up for herself. and i can't wait to see chuck and jack go head to head!
cibele cibele 8 years
I agree with alexlove. They don't share DNA, the only thing they share is a ability to annoy me. And Nate only makes sense when he's surrounded by Chuck or Blair. Their friendship is the only thing that saves him.
omigosh omigosh 8 years
Whoa- am I glad that I read this recap. I TOTALLY missed that the parents were lying about Lily and Rufus' son dying. When did they say that?! ...and I thought I was paying attention :P
Juiceee Juiceee 8 years
i literally fell for the dead son scheme and though "i knew it!! the son was dead!" and i thought the person who played the dad was just a bad actor and thought couldn't they hire a better guest star?? ROFL. anyway i was pretty surprised that he wasn't dead at all and the bad acting was just well, good acting! haha anyway i'm not making sense. but i love GG!! and chuck and blair!! i love them not together.. because that means we'll still get to see an advanced C&B storyline!
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
Hear hear, alexlove ! My thoughts exactly.
alexlove alexlove 8 years
Also, Chuck's storyline killed me =(
alexlove alexlove 8 years
Dan and Serena DO NOT share any DNA, seriously, the whole thing is being blown out of proportion. They are in no way siblings, they didn't grow up in the same home or have the same parents. In a year, they'll be off in college, so who cares what their parents do with each other?
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
Nate and Vanessa can leave the cast now, thanks. But it was cool to see Nate come by for Chuck in the first 5 minutes. Serena and Dan are all kinds of hillbilly. It wouldn't be so bad if their parents haven't -also- hooked back up. Either Lily and Rufus, or Serena and Dan. Not both. Jenny needs new friends. The little girls in the candy shop were fabulous. It's also amusing that Blair's minions are still trying to impress her when she clearly doesn't care anymore. And finally: Jack. Loved the bit about the curfew and the girls, but hated the double-cross. That was evil, and Chuck did not deserve that. Even Chuck's wife comment to Blair was planted as a seed by Jack. Chuck certainly got a rotten stack of family.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Highlights: "Why do you wear so much purple?" "It's so hard finding obedient minions." The funny little girls who chastised Dan. Nate and Vanessa are so boring. Were either even in last week's episode?
bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
OMG, I totally picked that th adoptive paent was lying when he came into the room. It's obvious because the producers have already cast the long lost kid. I wonder if Andrew is even his real name? And why the hell don't they want the kid to meet his adoptive parents. The kid would know he's adopted when he starts acting like the upper class and shows interest in becoming a rockstar. His parents are so dull. Also loved the Clueless reference... 'like Cher and her ex step brother, Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd...' Classic. Anyone else ready to kill Jack and perhaps kill Chuck too? Poor Blair being so nice (but getting rather less like Queen B) and I loved her rejecing Chuck in the end. I wanted to see Chuck turn on the waterworks. Lily and Rufus back together. How long... a week?
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
"Listen TO me". Sorry, typo.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
All right, I'm gonna take a slice of Nelly Yuki, put it in a sandwich and then throw it on the ground and trample it to pieces. Because scheming is one thing, stealing is another. Learn your limits, you little brat ! Rant over. Now, I could understand Jack's resentment because he had to stay in his more powerful big brother's shadow. If he was 12. He's an adult now, so please let everyone be mature about this ! It's funny how the writers make the characters be either too mature or way too childish about things when the scenario calls for it (usually, the adults in the show are childish - come on, Rufus, stop with the whining ! - and the kids are mature). Vanessa/Nate : who cares anymore ? Chuck/Blair/Jack : first of all, Chuck's an idiot. Like Indielove said, he takes Blair for granted and treats her like she's one of his "coquettes" (is that how they call the girls ?)... So, bravo Blair for reacting the right way. He has to realize that you're one in a million. And if he doesn't, then move on ! (listen at me talking to a fictional character as is it was my friend in real life - I'm pathetic) Overall, I didn't feel that episode. Something's missing. I don't like the "not-really-dead-Andrew" storyline. I don't like the parents. And I miss Bart. Never thought I would say that. But he was the only real adult in the whole bunch. Now all we've left with is children. That could become boring.
electricxbaby electricxbaby 8 years
Nelly Yuki is crazy, I hate her. She tries so hard to be friends with people who will never be friends with her. I'm glad Blair finally stood up for herself in regards to Chuck but I want them to be together! Chuck has so much on his shoulders right now but he needs to get over all this crap. I want Blair and Chuck to be happy together for once! I can't wait for Uncle Jack to leave, this concept between him and Blair urks me.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
genesisrocks - I've thought about Nelly Yuki's masochism as well and the only thing I can come up with is Stockholm syndrome :)
buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
I'm just so over the back and forth between Blair and Chuck... I just wish the writers would let them be happy for a couple episodes!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Nelly Yuki...what is wrong with her?! Those girls are so mean to her and she wants to be friends with them? Hello, they can't be worse to you if they're not your friends. Hate Jack. He's like Chuck without the charisma!
syako syako 8 years
I second the "Eh"
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
I was pissed about the Chuck/Blair thing. It was all clearly orchestrated by Jack and Blair should know that since he was playing her too. I think the only way the dumping makes sense is if Jack was somehow blackmailing Blair into not getting back with Chuck. Chuck looked truly repentant and I just can't see Blair literally throwing his apology back like that unless something else was going on. Rufus and Lily?? I'm thinking the kid wasn't really named Andrew. That had to be the brother who died. I'm betting the kid either goes looking for them OR S/D/J/E go looking for the story and notice the dates don't match up (the boys couldn't have been the same age I don't think, so with a little digging they should be able to find out the story was fake). I was glad the Humphrey and van der Woodsen clans were so mature about everything and was glad to see Nate back! Can't wait to see how the Blair/Jack/Chuck story plays out!
Kat Kat 8 years
This episode was kind of "eh" for me. I thought it was kind of weird how well the Humphrey-van der Woodsens took the sibling news - I wanted some tears and hair-pulling and whatnot. Why are they being so mature? I, too, am in love with anything Blair/Chuck-related - though I'm starting to get uber-annoyed with all this back n forth. Maybe they should just go back to being rivals. I love your recaps! They hit all the major points and point out all the funniest bits. Will wait for you to post before I write my own ( - you have a way better memory than I do :)
indielove indielove 8 years
:rotfl: Nelly Yuki! I love that name. And her glasses. Jack is yum. He's so evil. Gives Chuck a run for his money(literally!). I can't wait to see Chuck take him dowwwwnnn.
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