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Gossip Girl Rundown: Episode 7, "Victor, Victrola"

Gossip Girl Rundown: Episode 7, "Victor, Victrola"

Okay, I love this show. It is so much more scandalous than The OC ever was, even during its glorious first season. That being said, this week's Gossip Girl still went for some of the standard teen show cliches. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I love that. This week (since I know you're on the edge of your seat), I'm squarely Team S & B both. In case you want to test your viewing comprehension skills, check out Geek's Tech Quiz, Fab's Fashion Quiz and Bella's Beauty Quiz on the episode. And now, here are my thoughts on our favorite Upper East Siders:

  • Ah, young love. Nothing says teen like uncomfortable make-out circumstances. Thankfully, when I was in high school, there were no such things as camera phones or gossip blogs.
  • Chuck wants to invest in a burlesque club. Come on now. "Do you know how long I've been waiting for you to be interested in something other than partying?" No, I don't know! Since middle school? Talk about high expectations. He's still in high school, not still living at home 10 years post-college.
  • Serena and Blair are kinda awkward besties talking about sex. I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed Dan's anxiety fantasies — kinda perfectly age appropriate in an odd way. Big "HA" to him watching porn for tips.

To read the rest of my thoughts (especially those about the shocking ending!) just

  • I'm thankful that the Nate's dad drug thing is already about more than that. Not that I wish failure for the Archibald family, but the cocaine thing can only be interesting for so long. Nothing like a good (well, good for the viewer, bad for the family) financial scandal.
  • When Vanessa comes in the window while Serena and Dan are making out, why does she not leave, like, immediately? I understand that she is supposedly in love with Dan, but I'm starting to not like her already.
  • Jenny is good to be honest to Blair about the kiss with Nate, but she definitely should have known it would backfire. Thankfully Blair is strong enough to call Nate out on it. I kind of love Blair.
  • Okay, does Serena kinda talk like she has her mouth full? Or braces? Am I crazy?
  • Trying on the family engagement ring is a little aggressive, eh?
  • The father/son relationships on this show could use some work. Especially Nate and his dad. And Chuck and his dad. And I'm thinking Dan and Rufus will hit rough spots, too.
  • Seems odd that they randomly arrested Nate's dad for hitting Nate. Would the cops really step in like that right away?
  • Could the Serena getting nervous and wanting to slow down thing have been more predictable? While making out to the sweet tunes of Elliott Smith? I'm not even criticizing. Even a show this risque isn't going to let the sweethearts sleep together before "it's time."
  • Sad face for Jenny who goes to find her mom. Does that mean faceless mom Humphrey will be showing up next week? To meet Serena while hashing out familial issues?
  • Gotta love daring, sassy Blair. You know...right up until the point where she decides to sleep with Chuck. Or does she? Certainly looks like it from the promos for this episode and the scenes from next week's. "You can't keep a bad girl down." Ruh-roh.
  • Oh yeah, and remember that episode when I said I kinda liked Chuck? Um, I'm going to go ahead and take that back.

So what did you think? Were you loving this episode as much as I was? How do you feel about Blair's decision? I'm not sure I even hold it against her. How about Serena and Dan? Teeth hurt from sweetness yet?

Photos courtesy of The CW

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GGluvr96 GGluvr96 8 years
i don't know why u Chuck luvrs don't think anyone else luvs him... he's obviously the sexiest guy on the show!!!!! It was so perfect that he and Blair hooked up!!!...oh and i HATE Vanessa with PASSION.
hmr2505 hmr2505 9 years
okay so i liked this show...A LOT went down. but honestly, i am a little shocked by how much sex type things went on here! maybe i'm just old fashioned but i really didn't expect that much for a show that is based on books read by 13 year olds. :-(
nissyoh nissyoh 9 years
I loved the episode! And no you're not crazy. Serena does talk like a lazy biatch. (Meant that in the best way possible.) I lalalalove Blair, really. The Blair & Chuck backseat action was quite steamy. Gonna go read the book again to try and see if they B & C really did hook-up. Music was awesome, as opposed to the other episodes.
Glossgirl692 Glossgirl692 9 years
what's that song by elliott smith called, the one that was playing when serena and dan were in his room?
littlebmac littlebmac 9 years
That is funny that you mentioned the fact that "Chuck" is the new name for the hit shows, Madchen! I noticed that too, and it applies to either gender, with Chuck being Charlotte's nickname from "Pushing Daisies," another show I really love. "Gossip Girl" is great. I really felt that Chuck genuinely cares for Blair. He knows that she got a bad deal after Nate slept with Serena, and she is really hurting from Nate's lack of interest of being with her. Chuck has a soft spot for her and he hardly cares for the girls' feelings or wants who he usually seduces. He wants Blair much more passionately than that so-called boyfriend of hers, Nate.
DCStar DCStar 9 years
JessNess - good call on the Snow White thing! I totally thought so too ;)
popshug popshug 9 years
loooove chuck. could not stand that elliot smith song though. not sexy!
muymuymuy muymuymuy 9 years
i love love love chuck and blair!!! and i was sooo happy that they hooked up in the end!! they look so cruelly beautiful together!! i soo love dan too.. and i could care less about serena but since she makes dan happy, then im happy too.. and we can't deny the fact that they do look cute together! on that note, i have to say that i hate hate hate vanessa!!! i swear she annoys the hell out of me!!!
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
I have a confession to make. I felt an actual EMOTION while watching Gossip Girl this week. Well, I mean, besides indifference. It was sadness, and I very nearly shed a tear for Blair when Jenny told her that. I'm one who doesn't appreciate harsh honesty thank you very much and have been in that situation.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I warmed to Chuck this episode actually. I dunno he seemed more normal rather than his normal skeazy self. I think the fact that he said 'are you sure' was more of an acknowledgment of the encounter with his best friends (ex)girlfriend - rather than 'are you want to do me in the back of a limo' (in case you're interested my answer would be 'Hell, yes!') I also think the police would be expected to step in - firstly they don't know it's a father/son fight at first and secondly he hit him, rather hard, enough to shed blood - they wouldn't be doing their job properly if they didn't at least intervene. Oh and loving the hot and heaviness of Serena and Dan - how hot is Penn Badgely!
Tink-Again Tink-Again 9 years
I really liked this episode! As long as there are Burlesque moments somewhere, it's always good. Blair dancing shots were really hot! I don't really like the Dan/Serena couple. There is something too "easy" in it... But I like the fact that Rufus is attracted by Serena's Mum and J. by Serena's Brother.
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
Haha, I missed that. :)
demeter demeter 9 years
To whoever's asking about the song at the end, it was "With Me" by Sum 41. And now all the defectives shippers are obsessing over it haha
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
madchen... buzz did a chart of all the chucks in all the new episodes before the fall season started. haha. so you weren't the only one who noticed. kkwaldorf... i THINK it was a sum41 song. i don't know about the title tho. but if you go to "the cw" website and go to the music area, it should tell you.
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
Btw, what's with all the Chucks on the new shows? There's one on Gossip Girl, one on Pushing Daisies and, of course, also one on Chuck. Am I forgetting one?
MLB MLB 9 years
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Blair and Chuck scenes! That Leighton (don't remember her last name) is so gorgeous. I wish she and R-Bils would do a movie together! And I feel like a dirty old lady saying this, but I would totally let Chuck take advantage of me!
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
I LOVE the cinematography in this show. The filming during the Serena/Nate makeout scene with Dan and the ending with the running film with Blair and Chuck - Awesome.
summerkl summerkl 9 years
Come on, Serena, step it UP! It's not a good thing when I'm more interested in your mother than you. Dan should have pushed Vanessa right back out the window. Don't even bother walking her to the door. What happened to the Aaron Carter kid? Did Lily kill him? Eric, or whatever his name was?
kkwaldorf2 kkwaldorf2 9 years
hey does anyone know the name of the song that played at the end while blair and chuck were kissing?
demeter demeter 9 years
How can you NOT like Chuck after this ep?! Now the only reason I will watch this show is for Blair/Chuck. They are the best thing ever, and that scene was so beautiful.
DejaVecu DejaVecu 9 years
It's all about Chuck and Blair. It's ok to like Chuck...he's campy and sleazy...he's fabulous!
liciababe liciababe 9 years
if cops seen an assault they would def step in ASAP i loved this episode i liked of risque it was, i totally love blair
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
OH MAN, I THINK I'M GETTING ADDICTED AGAIN TO A TEEN SHOW... i promised myslef never again after o.c., but gg's got me again... can't wait for the next episode...darena's hot, blair and chuck are like minions, nate's storyline is kinda BORING BUT ANYWAY..IT'S TOO ADDICTING!
rachcakesxsays rachcakesxsays 9 years
It was definitely the best episode yet, I love GG!
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