Gossip Girl: Season 3, Episode 1

Reversals of Fortune (14 Sep. 2009)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lily van der Woodsen (credit only)
Bree Buckley (as Joanna Garcia)


As the summer is drawing to a close, Blair and Chuck are madly in love and adjusting to their new "in a relationship" status, breaking all the traditional rules of dating as would be expected. Serena returns from her European adventure with many secrets to hide and a complicated relationship with Carter Baizen. Nate returns from his travels with a mysterious brunette, Bree Buckley in tow. Rufus, Dan and Jenny spent the summer in the Hamptons, adjusting to the van Der Woodsens' glamorous lifestyle surprisingly faster than any of them expected. Meanwhile, Vanessa begins a relationship with Scott, not knowing that is the lost brother of Dan and Serena. Written by JeanpiiX

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Did You Know?


Kelly Rutherford is absent from this and the first three episodes of the season recovering from her recent pregnancy while her character of Lily van der Woodsen's absence is explained that she is visiting her ill mother in California. See more »


When Dan and Vanessa are sitting in the café at the beginning of the episode she has dreads in her hair. As she runs to catch up with him to return his sunglasses he left she has shiny, styled hair in perfect curls. See more »


[first lines]
Gossip Girl: [voice-over] Welcome back Upper East Siders. After a long hot summer away, I see that it didn't take much time for you to dirty up the clean slates I gave you. My inbox is overflowing, so let's get to the good stuff shall we? Spotted: Chuck Bass up to his old tricks. Poor B. I guess nothing good lasts forever.
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Totally worth the wait!
19 September 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As much as I love watching TV shows filmed during summer, the whole Carter and Serena thing going on is just WOW. Didn't expect that and love to see more of that!! They are so cute together!

Can't believe Blair and Chuck are still playing games. Amateur? Not really, perfectly suitable for Chuck's character.

Everything was great with the characters and plot lines except for Vannesa and Scott. Seriously, how annoying is she. And I'm not really into the whole Scott thing. Six words: I don't like Vanessa and Scott.

Once again, Nate has a new fling. Gosh, he's been with the whole cast, except Lily, not hoping to see that. Gross. Manwhore much ?

Eric and Jenny. Not much thoughts on them, just keep them the way they are.

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