Things heat up between Serena and Dan when they admit they are in love with each other, despite that they come from polar opposite worlds (she from wealthy Upper East Side Manhattan, and he... See full summary »



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Things heat up between Serena and Dan when they admit they are in love with each other, despite that they come from polar opposite worlds (she from wealthy Upper East Side Manhattan, and he from working class Brooklyn). But Serena and Dan's plans to be alone to consummate their romance is interrupted by Vanessa who shows up wanting to spend time with Dan. Meanwhile, Chuck thinks of investing in a strip nightclub to make his father, Bart Bass, proud of him. Jenny discovers a secret that her parents have been keeping from her. Also, Blair is devastated by Nate's actions when Jenny reveals to Blair that Nate kissed her by accident at the masked ball the night before after he mistook her for Serena. Blair, (being the cynical b*tch she is), tells Jenny they are no longer friends. Nate's parents think that he should tell Blair he wants to marry her, even though he doesn't have strong feelings for her. The Archibalds and Waldorf's have a dinner party celebrating their new business deal ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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7 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Chuck has previously stated in the second episode, Gossip Girl: The Wild Brunch (2007), that he had admired Serena for sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend. In this episode, Chuck sleeps with his best friend, Nate's, (barely ex-)girlfriend (of 20 minutes), Blair. See more »


Blair Waldorf: So... I heard on Gossip Girl that your having sex with Dan out here - in streaming video.
Serena van der Woodsen: Oh, god Kati and Is filmed us.
Blair Waldorf: Well it's not very high school musical scandalas and no they haven't stream it yet but... I heard it was... aggresive.
Serena van der Woodsen: I must say Dan has been surprisingly good at everything we've done.
Blair Waldorf: Which is everthing?
Serena van der Woodsen: No but feel free to ask any personal questions.
Blair Waldorf: Well you've talked about it, right?
Serena van der Woodsen: No mom we haven't.
[Serena jokes]
Blair Waldorf: May I remind you that this is your first real ...
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Ballad of an easy...
Performed by David McConnel
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Heavy on the melodrama, but it really rings true
19 June 2015 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Serena and Dan finally come clean about being crazy about each other, despite that they come from opposite worlds. Dan is planning to consummate their romance and give his virginity to Serena. The plans are halted when Vanessa walks in on a make out session unannounced to try to hang out with Dan. Vanessa suggests candles as a way of impressing Serena, in his quest to make love to her. Chuck is considering investing in a strip-club to impress his Father. Jenny discovers some interesting information about her parents. Blair manages to coerce Jenny into telling her a secret about Nate. The secret is that Jenny kissed Nate by accident at the masked ball, after he thought she was Serena. Blair takes it personally and decides to disown her. Blair spills the beans to Nate and things get really awkward at the The Archibalds and Waldorf's dinner party because of it, leading to a break-up between the two. Meanwhile, Nate figures out his Father is doing drugs.

Normally, I dislike too much melodrama. This show is a rarity for me. It manages to engross me with it. That's because of the really strong writing. I've heard this show gets worse as it goes along from a couple of friends. I really hope that isn't the case. I'm addicted to the show! I'm watching until the end, no matter what. This episode delivers plenty of memorable things. I still think Nate is a bit to Vanilla" but he's starting to warm up to me a bit. His situation with his Father was rather powerful and I empathized with Nate. I'm not sure if I'll ever be "Team Nate" , but I may end up liking him after all. Chuck legitimately cracked me up. He can be so devious! I even felt a bit of a sympathy for him. It made me realize the parents are more immature than the kids! Last but not least, my favorite! Dan and Serena. I'm WAY too into them as a couple. Everything they do is gold to me, so I'm biased. There was a lot of realism between them. The pressure to lose virginity is all to common in life. I really felt for Dan in that situation. You get scared and want to slow things down, but then you realize you're in too deep. Serena was a complete sweetheart about the situation and I couldn't stop smiling with what she did at the end. The way Serena tells Dan about how nobody has ever looked at her like that made me melt. (I'm a guy, but I'm a romantic! I can't help it) As much as I love Penn Badgley, I'm envious because he gets Blake's kisses and those kisses look incredible. Rufus and Lily take a backseat here, but I'm digging their storyline. We even get a big hint with Chuck and Blair! I rather liked it. Vanessa doesn't have much to do but be a pain.

It started off a bit slowly, but really picks up steam quickly! I'm really interested to see what happens going forward. I checked this show out for Blake Lively! Now I'm hooked. There are a lot of possibilities going forward and I'm really intrigued. My only complaint was the lack of development for Vanessa.


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