“Gossip Girl” (2009, 2011, 2012)

Creators: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage

Cast: 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), Matthew Settle (Rufus Humphrey), Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen), Aaron Tveit (Trip Van Der Bilt), Hilary Duff (Olivia Burke), Kevin Zegers (Damien Daalgard)

Genres: Drama, Romance
Aired: September 19, 2007 – December 17, 2012
Running time: 39-44 minutes
MPAA: NR (Not Rated)

Only episodes/seasons starring Aaron are featured.

High school is over for the privileged former students at an exclusive prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but Gossip Girl still shares text-messaged scoops on scandals and heartache. As the graduates embark on their futures, with some attending college and others focusing on burgeoning careers, Gossip Girl continues to stir the pot and feed any potential scandals. And still the identity of Gossip Girl remains a mystery…

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EPISODE GUIDE

SEASON TWO.
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SEASON THREE.
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SEASON FIVE.
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TRIVIA

• The “Gossip Girl” TV series is based off of the Best Selling Novels Gossip Girl written by Cecily Von Ziegesar.

• Was originally pitched as a feature with Lindsay Lohan as Blair Waldorf. When that fell through, its backers (who had the rights to the stories) approached Josh Schwartz about turning it into a series.

• Every episode title is a word play on the title of a movie.

• The series has become so popular that a tour of “Gossip Girl” sites has been created in New York City, by the same people who created the “Sex and the City” Tour.

• “Seder Anything”: This is the fourth time that Blair has a dream in which she is a character that was played by Audrey Hepburn in a movie. The first time this happened was in “Bad News Blair” with Blair being Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The second time was in “The Blair Bitch Project.” The third time was in “New Haven Can Wait.”

• “The Last Days of Disco Stick”: Jenny mentions that Brad Alexander is an unsuitable date since he gave 6 six girls from Nightingale an STD. Nightingale is the Nightingale-Bamford school, the school on which Constance-Billard was based off of.

• “The Debarted”: There is also an episode of “The Simpsons” called “The Debarted”, which aired over 1 1/2 years before this episode. Both episodes’ titles refers to a character’s name and reference the movie The Departed.

QUOTES

SEASON TWO.
2.19 — “The Grandfather”
Blair: Do you know how exhausting is being Blair Waldorf in the past 18 years? All the work, all the planning?

Blair: I realized that while we can’t tear out a single page of our life, we can throw the whole book in the fire.

Chuck: This isn’t you!
Blair: How do you know?
Chuck: Because I know you better than I know myself!

Nate: Do you remember when you used to make us watch your favorite movies over and over again? Like Tiffany’s, Holiday. You used to drive me nuts. I finally asked you why you like watch movies you’ve already seen? Remember what you said?
Blair: I like knowing how things are gonna turn out.
Nate: Exactly.

Chuck: Yale, the only thing she wanted more than me. That would be painful.
Serena: Chuck, she’s embarrassed, so we’ve gotta give her time to lick her wounds.
Chuck: Maybe I could lick them for her.

2.21 — “Seder Anything”
Blair: Can you make sure they don’t seat me behind Caroline Kennedy? She may be American royalty, but she’s a giraffe.

Blair: My mom and Cyrus are hosting Passover at my house. I thought first-borns were supposed to be spared.

Eleanor: [to Blair] Waldorf women are not socialites!

Maureen: [to Blair] When it comes to these things, it takes a while to start to matter.

Lily: [to Serena] Oh, sweetie. I could never think of you as a bad person. You got into Brown.

SEASON THREE.
3.08 — “The Grandfather: Part II”
Blair: Throughout all my years with Nate, my whole life really, you’ve always been number one. Now, things are different. I have college. A real relationship. I’m starting to build a life for myself.
Serena: I’m building a life for myself, too.
Blair: With Carter? With your job working for a publicist who pays you to date a wacked-out movie star? You’re drifting away from Dan and your family and you’ve lost Nate, one of your oldest friends. This night is finally over. And as far as I’m concerned, so are we.

Nate: Hey, what are you doing here? Get back to your party.
Trip: I was hoping you’d still be here. I wanted to thank you for the sacrifice you made on that stage tonight. For me.
Nate: Hey. I was happy to. I believe in you. And apparently New York does, too.

Chuck: The reason Blair attacked you is because she misses you. After 18 years, you can’t read Waldorf subtext?
Serena: I shouldn’t have to. If that’s how she feels then she should just tell me. It’s the mature thing to do.
Chuck: This coming from someone who just pushed their best friend into a cake

Serena: Where is he?
Blair: Don’t worry. I took care of it. I had him taken up to a suite.
Serena: What? Why?
Blair: He’s bombed. He’s drunker than Paula Abdul during Hollywood week.

Nate: Certainly a step up from the Columbia dorms.
Chuck: Most penthouses are, Nathaniel.

3.09 — “They Shoot Humphreys, Don’t They?”
Blair: Hello? I’m stuck in the elevator with someone who sucks all the air out of the room. Send help or I’ll be dead within the hour.

Trip: I did want you here. I find you smart and charming, and I wanted to help you out. But having you here… I didn’t realize how much it would affect me. Say something.
Serena: You know what? Don’t worry about me. It’s not going to be a problem.

Nate: What are Blair and Serena fighting about this time?
Chuck: Basically about how each one loves the other more than the other loves her.
Nate: Can you even fight about that?

Dan: [reading a list of things every college kid must do] We haven’t cheered ourselves hoarse at a sporting event. We haven’t gotten sick after a beer pong tournament at Bar None. We haven’t had sex with someone we never want to see again… No, wait, I kinda did that one with Georgina.

Blair: I have a surprise for you!
Chuck: In that case why are you still dressed?

3.10 — “The Last Days of Disco Stick”
Damien: A little bit of danger is what makes life worth living.

Blair: I have an army to build, a school to take over, and girls to blackmail.

Nate: Tripp? Really? Two months ago you were all over Carter Baizen. Tripp has sacrificed so much to get where he is. We all have. He can’t just throw it away on you.
Serena: He’s fighting it, and so am I. I can literally feel my heart thump when I see him. I haven’t felt this way since I was 13 and saw Jude Law in Alfie.
Nate: Well you’re not 13 anymore, Serena.

Olivia: Being a movie star has a certain cachet.
Blair: I may have read that at the dentist.

Blair: My sexual tension radar is unparalleled.
Chuck: Point ceded.

3.11 — “The Treasure of Serena Madre”
Blair: How do you find having a sibling? Someone whose sole purpose in life is to compete for your parents’ love and attention?

Blair: You did the right thing.
Serena: Then why do I feel so bad?
Blair: Doing the right thing takes courage and strength. At least that’s what I’ve heard. And everything that’s hard is only made harder by not having your best friend by your side. I’m sorry you had to go through it alone.

Jenny: So, what, you hate me, but you’ve been pretending to be my friend the whole time?
Eric: That’s pretty much it, yeah.

Jenny: Apparently you sabotaged me at Cotillion.
Eric: Excuse me?
Jenny: What? You don’t have anything to say to me?
Eric: Your sweet potatoes are bland.

Nate: [to Dan] I told you this would end badly. Threesomes, man. Don’t believe the hype.

3.12 — “The Debarted”
Tripp: I love you.
Serena: Tripp, everything is ruined already.
Trip: It doesn’t have to be.

Chuck: My father always thought I was weak. And in the moment that mattered most I was. I couldn’t be there when he… I left. Right away. I’ve been pushing myself to prove him wrong, and pushing you away.
Blair: I don’t think you ran away because you couldn’t handle death. I think it’s because you couldn’t handle feelings. You’re not like that anymore. You’re strong. You carry people. You carry me. You’re becoming a man in a way that your father never was. Come. Let’s say goodbye.

Chuck: I’m sorry, Lily, but I believe the way to honor my father is to work.
Lily: I believe that sometimes we need to do things to show people what we believe, even if they aren’t around to see it.

Gossip Girl: We make our own fortunes, and call them fate. And what better excuse to choose a path than to insist it’s our destiny? But at the end of the day, we all have to live with our choices… no matter who’s looking over our shoulder.

Nate: You have two options. One. Man up, go to war and fight for the girl you love. Or just forget her. Move on to a palette cleanser. And forget her.
Dan: So you’re saying my only choices are extreme emotional vulnerability with a good friend, or meaningless sex with a stranger.
Nate: Pretty much.
Dan: Alright.

SEASON FIVE.
5.09 — “Rhodes to Perdition”
Nate: You still love her, huh?
Chuck: I can’t imagine the day I won’t.

Chuck: You never pulled me to the dark side, Blair.
Blair: I appreciate you trying to make me feel better, but I have my answer.
Chuck: You’re the lightest thing that ever came into my life.

Nate: I told you I’d do the right thing. I’m sorry if we have different versions of what that is.
William Van Der Bilt: I’m not here to reprimand you. You remind me of myself when I was my age.
Nate: Wait, you’re not angry that I alluded to Maureen?
William Van Der Bilt: You’re your own man, Nathaniel. I always loved you, but now I respect you too.

Alessandra: If it makes you feel better, there’s a Twitter called HumphreyLove too.
Dan: That’s me.
Alessandra: Sorry. I should have recognized your scalpel-sharp self-deprecation.
Dan: I have over a thousand followers.
Alessandra: Let’s hope they bought books.

Nate: Listen, I’m sorry I had to be the one to tell you.
Trip: Yeah, I doubt that. I’m sorry you’re enjoying every second of this.
Nate: I know our history isn’t exactly pristine, Tripp, but we’re still family.

5.10 — “Riding in Town Cars with Boys”
Max: No actress wants to play the same role their entire life.
Charlie: This is more than just a role. This is my life now and these people are my family.
Max: How can their love be real when you’re a total fake.

Dan: You were right. She didn’t need my confession, she needed my help.
Serena: Wow. That’s a really amazing thing to do, Dan.
Dan: Yeah well. It wasn’t easy. But I do think that I can give myself a new ending by making sure Chuck and Blair get the ending they deserve. I want her to be happy.

Blair: You brought me to watch a human sacrifice. Or an episode of The Bachelor. Either way I am not happy.

Blair: I’ll start with Chuck. Pros: he truly has become a good man.
Dan: Cons: he’s slept with every woman in New York. It could get a little awkward at dinner parties.
Blair: Sometimes fun. Don’t judge.

Dan: I’m starting to understand the appeal of heroin or womanizing or whatever it is that writers do when they can’t write.
Serena: It’s hard to find inspiration when you’re not trashing your friends, huh?
Dan: Well at least I don’t have the added pressure of it being turned into a movie. So thank you for that.

5.12 — “Father and the Bride”
Nate: Be careful. There’s a fine line between surveillance and stalking.
Chuck: Yeah. Getting caught. Which I don’t plan on doing.

Lily: It’s not every day you get to see your face on a taxicab.

Blair: I’ve never been so happy to be surrounded by so many Bridge and Tunnel types.

William van der Bilt: You can’t possibly blame me for what happened?
Nate: You pitted us against each other our entire lives. Everything is a competition and the prize is your approval. It’s the great Van der Bilt tradition.
William van der Bilt: Well I’m sorry that you feel that way about your own family. And might I remind you that Diana Payne would never have given you that job at the Spectator if I hadn’t paid her to. You really think you can make it on your own?
Nate: I don’t know. But it’s the only way it’ll mean anything.

Chuck: Tell her I came by. And that I’m not done. That’s one thing I learned from Blair. You don’t give up on the people you love.

RELATED LINKS

Amazon: Second Season, Third Season, & Fifth Season · IMDb · Official Site · Photos

GOSSIP GIRL BOOK SERIES:
Amazon: First, Second, & Third Collection · Official [Book] Site