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Never Been Marcused 

Blair is thrilled to be dating royalty, but a scheming Chuck has other plans for her; Serena and Dan agree to keep their recent hookups a secret.


Michael Fields


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Episode cast overview:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass
Jessica Szohr ... Vanessa Abrams
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen (credit only)
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
Mädchen Amick ... Duchess Catherine Beaton (as Madchen Amick)
Francie Swift ... Anne Archibald
Patrick Heusinger ... Lord Marcus Beaton
Zuzanna Szadkowski ... Dorota Kishlovsky
Emily Dorsch ... Ingrid
Ted Koch ... Man in a Suit


As Blair struggles to adjust herself to her British boyfriend, Lord Marcus Beaton's ways, he introduces her to his parents, where the identity of Lord Marcus' mother is revealed. At the Beaton party, Chuck tries to make Blair jealous when he shows up with Catherine, Nate's secret love interest. Meanwhile, Nate and Serena get closer while he tries to keep far away from Catherine, while Serena begins to have doubts about re-staring her romance with Dan. Chuck and Marcus Beaton begin an unexpected friendship, and Blair makes a revelation. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

8 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Serena is reading Nylon magazine with Scarlett Johansson on the cover, at that time Scarlett was engaged to her subsequent husband Ryan Reynolds. In real life Blake Lively married Ryan Reynolds after Scarlett and he divorced. See more »


Marcus' stepmother's title would not be 'Duchess Beaton' as in the United Kingdom, ducal titles are generally Duke of X, and the holder's last name is completely different from the title. For example, the current duke of Wellington's title is Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, not Duke Wellesley. Although it is not mentioned in the show, Marcus' title of Lord Marcus indicates he is a younger son, otherwise he would likely have a courtesy title as his father's heir. See more »


Serena van der Woodsen: Blair Waldorf, a fling? You're not exactly low maintenance.
Blair Waldorf: It's like Roman Holiday but I'm Gregory Peck and he's Audrey Hepburn!
Serena van der Woodsen: And you really expect me to believe this isn't all about revenge on Chuck?
Blair Waldorf: Revenge is so 12 hours ago! And just because Marcus is the perfect post-Bass palate cleanser doesn't mean he isn't a delicious dish in his own right.
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References Never Been Kissed (1999) See more »


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The 40-Year Old Duchess
19 August 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

There are some flattering shots of Blair in this episode, and Serena is quite provocative when she sucks on a chocolate coated strawberry.

Chuck has good movement, and it's really a pity that he didn't challenge Dan back the various times they have confronted each other.

The 40-year old Catherine 'Duchess' Beaton who helps Nate out financially in return for sexual favours is a good concept, but playing with her step-son as well makes you lose sympathy for her. I can understand Nate going from Blair to Catherine, and I can understand Catherine wanting younger flesh in addition to her husband. But the step-son and his false British accent lacks credibility.

I think Blair is better off with Chuck as he knows her better than she knows herself, whereas Nate doesn't quite know himself or the women he's with.

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