Gossip Girl: Season 2, Episode 4

The Ex-Files (22 Sep. 2008)

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When Dan starts getting cozy with Amanda, the new girl at school, Serena turns to Blair and her minions to step in to sabotage her chances. Vanessa also enlists Blair's help when she finds out a scandalous secret about Catherine.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Duchess Catherine Beaton (as Madchen Amick)


Blair and her 'Gossip Posse' Yuki, Nelly, et al, interview different girls to decide whether or not they would be inducted into their 'gossip clique'. Dan bumps into new student Amanda and they form an instant bond however, Blair and her squad attempt to sabotage Dan and Amanda's friendship by inducting her as the new girl in their 'clique'. Dan turns to Chuck for advice on this current situation when he feels uncomfortable about Serena sliding back into her old habits, while Chuck has an agenda of his own to square off. Meanwhile, Vanessa discovers that Nate's lustful tryst with Duchess Catherine has taken a dark turn when Vanessa discovers Catherine with someone else, and she turns to Blair for assistance. As Serena begins to slide back into her former self, even Jenny is bullied and frowned upon by the the 'gossip posse', and Dan inadvertently falls into the same. Elsewhere, Lily returns from her honeymoon, while Bart stays in China on business, and she contact Rufus to asks to ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






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Did You Know?


Dan's love interest, Amanda Lasher, is named after a Gossip Girl producer of the same name. See more »


The restaurant where Penelope tells Jenny (who would tell Vanessa) where Blair is having lunch, is of a different name than the one where Vanessa goes to find Blair and Marcus. See more »


Blair Waldorf: The point is whoever dates first wins and with your ex being Dan Humphrey you win by default.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


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Written By Ben W. Grimes, 'Kenneth E. Jankowski', 'Ryan Shank', 'Harry Anderson'
Performed by 'The Republic Tigers'
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