Gossip Girl: Season 2, Episode 17

Carrnal Knowledge (2 Feb. 2009)

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The twisted Blair plans a cruel revenge against her teacher, Rachel Carr, for her one bad grade, but has problems getting her posse of mean girls to rally for support since they are not ... See full summary »


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The twisted Blair plans a cruel revenge against her teacher, Rachel Carr, for her one bad grade, but has problems getting her posse of mean girls to rally for support since they are not keen to taking on a teacher. So, Blair starts a rumor that Miss Carr and Dan are romantically involved, which creates a firestorm of gossip, and she has her father, Harold, to back her up. But the final blows comes when Serena sees Dan and Rachel meeting at a local coffee shop and jumps to the wrong conclusion which Blair sees off her greatest victory, but also her most bittersweet one. Meanwhile, Chuck calls upon Nate and Vanessa for help when he wakes up in a strange hotel room and seek out a mysterious woman he met at a mysterious secret society party the night before which may had drastic consequences for him. Written by matt-282

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The scenes with Chuck are based on the Stanley Kubrick's movie Eyes Wide Shut. See more »


Blair did not commit slander as Rufus claims. Slander is a statement that is spoken that is false and hurts someone else. Blair committed libel, which is a written or concrete false and harmful statement. See more »


Vanessa Abrams: So you ratted on Blair? You Templeton!
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Finally Back to Best of Blair!
27 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the past episodes, Blair has been the good helper girl, something unusual of her character. But this episode has proved that the old manipulative Blair hasn't gone anywhere. When Blair decides the new teacher Ms. Carr has given enough grounds to extract revenge, Blair recruits her friends to help her. To extract revenge, Blair posts a rumor about Ms. Carr, which jeopardizes Blair's future. But Blair's isn't the only future jeopardized in the ordeal.

In another plot line, Chuck is trying to find a mystery girl and secretive club he vaguely remembers and learns some information he never knew before. Nate and Vanessa appear alongside Chuck for some light humor and fluff.

A very Gossip Girl episode full of manipulative Blair and inquisitive Chuck and hits nearly every character on the ball and never fails to entertain.

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