Monday Night Reaction

13 05 2009

GOSSIP GIRL (Valley Girls)

  • Flashing back to Lily in Malibu circa 1983
  • What is Lily’s dad’s name?  Rick? Nick? Dick?
  • Why haven’t Lily and her dad spoken in a while?
  • Lily attends boarding school in Santa Barbara.  Or at least she did…
  • Lily was expelled!  What did she do?
  • Back to present day…
  • Q1: “Serena’s been in jail for more than four hours.  She’s already served more time than Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan combined.”–Blair (I don’t think that’s actually true.)
  • How does Nate know Lily set Serena up?  Did Lily tell them when Blair called her?
  • Prom is the next night.  Interesting.
  • Q2: “You guys are the Gossip Girl generation.  Don’t expect me to believe you’re not interested in this gossip.”–Rufus to Dan, Jenny and Vanessa about his relationship with lily
  • Lily flashing back to random memories from her past.
  • Serena swears she won’t be likely Lily but Lily knows that’s easier said than done.
  • Q3: “I rather give my kids up for adoption  than end up like you.  Oh wait.  You did that.”–Serena (Harsh!)
  • Woah! Serena called Cici!  That’ll send a message to Lily.
  • Back to the 80s…
  • Okay, is the dad named Richard now?
  • Apparently he’s a record exec or something, and they moved to California from New York and the parents got divorced.
  • Was skeptical at first of Cynthia Watros playing younger Cici but she is nailing it!
  • Q4: “May I have a gin and tonic? No tonic.”–Young Cici
  • Lily wants to live with her dad.  But why?
  • Apparently sister Carol “took off” some time ago to be an actress.
  • Lily’s dad rejects her and she’s stuck with her mom which she obviously doesn’t want.  But why is their relationship bad in the first place?  This is the background we need.
  • This version of CiCi reminds me of One Tree Hill’s Victoria.
  • Present day CiCi and Lily fighting in front of Eric is kind of inappropriate.
  • Does CiCi know Lily’s son is alive?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she does.
  • Double woah!  S wants to stay in jail to make a statement.  She never learns her lesson! She’s so stubborn.
  • Q6: “You’re not going to come home with a mullet and a gilfriend, are you?”–Blair to Serena
  • Aw, Blair has a Nate-prom scrapbook.  Like a child’s fairytale.
  • Vitamin Water plug
  • Dorota’s back!  Love her bodybag-corpse line.
  • Wow, Blair’s dress is actually pretty ugly!
  • Why is Nate still talking to Chuck about Blair?  Stupid.
  • Oh, thinks Chuck is sabotaging their prom.  Wants to put him in his place.  Again.
  • Here’s the first present-day reference to Carol.  Convenient no one mentioned her before.  Where is she today?
  • 80s flashback…
  • This younger Lily’s attitude reminds me a lot of Blair.  Not as mean, of course.
  • LOL What was that whole prostitute rambling thing??
  • Guess they’re setting up Owen to be Lily’s love interest?
  • Back to the present…
  • Q7: “So I can’t leave Serena one more message and call myself a man.  Not that it’s exactly manly to be calling her mother.”–Dan to Lily
  • Since when it there that weird door/wall separating Dan and Jenny’s rooms?
  • Q8: “I think I need a dress for prom.”  “Okay, but you’re gonna have to wear your own shoes.”–Dan and Jenny
  • Guess the dress is for Serena?  Is Dan just being a good friend or does he still have feeling for her deep down?
  • Montage with 80s Lily trying on different looks to be more like her sister.
  • Owen’s face is kind of…weird.
  • Here’s Snowed Out!  Pretty funny.  But it works.
  • And here’s Carol.  She’s talking a mile a minute.  Is she always like this?  Or high or something?
  • Blair at prom but now it looks like a different dress.  Still doesn’t like it either way.
  • Q9: “We don’t do prom queen. That’s for suburban schools and the lame teen comedies that are set at them.”–Blair
  • LOL Tiara possibility sparks Blair’s interest.
  • They want to commit “election fraud” so Nelly wins.  Funny.
  • Is Dan talking to the driver?
  • Oh, Serena’s in the backseat!
  • CiCi bailed Serena out.  Figures.
  • Serena and Dan kind of bonding, no?
  • 80s references: “As if,” rubik’s cube, fanny pack, MTV.  Not very subtle.
  • What kind of name is Shep?
  • So Shep and Owen don’t know Carol is rich.  But Owen seems to be listening.
  • Lily at this age already knows the value of money and likes her lifestyle.
  • Interesting. Present-day Lily venting to Rufus.  Surprised he was willing to listen.
  • How did Lily know Rufusd was going to propose?
  • Rufus should know about Lily’s past–they dated!
  • Q10: “My mother doesn’t need forgiveness.  She needs electroshock therapy.”–Lily (Serena would say the same about her!)
  • Rufus gives good advice
  • Oh, no!  Rufus isn’t sure he wants to be with Lily anymore!
  • Back to the 80s where Carol is upset about a missing music video.
  • And back to the present where Serena and Dan show up to prom together.  And dance really badly.  They’re kind of flirting.
  • Don’t like Serena’s dress.
  • Young Lily is getting wasted.
  • And here we meet Keith van der Woodsen, who is presumably Lily’s future husband and Serena & Eric’s dad.
  • Keith is played by Matt Barr, aka Psycho Derek from OTH.
  • Keith has the music video.  And a crush on Carol. Can’t see them together.
  • Carol reminds me of a cross between Katy Perry and Zoey Deschanel.
  • Love the splicing of Carol yelling at Keith and Blair yelling at Chuck.
  • Blair accusing Chuck of sabotaging her for prom queen but I think he was probably trying to hel pher.
  • Carol won’t ask her parents for money.  Lily obviously would.
  • Aw, Lily defends Owen when the fight breaks out.  Hits Keith.  Interesting.
  • Blair wins prom queen!  Chuck definitely stole the Nelly votes.
  • Q11: “This is my moment.  I own prom.”–Blair
  • Nate named prom king.
  • Q12: “Who even voted for her?”  “Me.  About 150 times.”–Dan and Chuck
  • Aw! Chuck admits to sabotaging Blair’s prom night (like Nate guessed originally) but only to give her the perfect prom that she wanted.  All the changes he made were to the things Blair wanted!  Kind of sweet.
  • Q13: “Who knews the motherchucker could also play fairy godmother?”–Gossip Girl
  • Q14: “Why does it feel like our queen is standing with the wrong king?”–Gossip Girl
  • Young Lily and Owenw ere arrested!
  • And young CiCi says she should stay in jail.  Guess that’s where present-day Lily got the idea.
  • Sixteen is a little young to want/expect the freedomt o figure out your life.
  • Q15: “What if isn’t rebellion?  What if it’s me growing up?”–Young Lily
  • Q16: “I don’t need a publicist.  I need my mother.”–Young Lily
  • Lily seems torn between wanting her life and wanting her mother’s help.
  • Carol says Lily can stay with her, setting up the premise of the spin-off.
  • Back to prom where Blair tells Nate he is her first love and that prom with him is meant to be. Yet she is kind of over it…
  • Over him too?  Well, she kisses him.  Hmmm.
  • Present-day Lily forgives CiCi but I’m sure it’s only until the next time she does something wrong.
  • Q17: “I rather have 20 Dan Humphreys than that boy you loved from The Valley.”–Cici (Talking about Rufus or Owen?!)
  • So when did Lily start talking to proper?  The young version doesn’t sound like this or use sophisticated grammar.
  • And how does Lily end up with Keith?  Or is it not Keith but someone in Keith’s family?
  • Woah! Nate and Blair broke up but they didn’t show that to us!
  • Blair says she doesn’t want a “high school boyfriend.”  She’s not admitting that what she really wants is Chuck.
  • Q18: “Your quasi-half-brother slash ex-boyfriend was your prom date.”–Blair to Serena
  • Q19: “Shoulder pads may come and go but a BFF is forever.”–Gossip Girl
  • Serena and Blair supposed to parallel Lily and Carol.
  • Q20: “You’re my sister.”–Serena to Blair
  • Liked the Lily flashbacks but I won’t know if it’s worth a whole series.  I would’ve liked just an entire episode devoted to it and not split with another storyline.
  • The prom storyline deserved its own episode.  Seemed out of place and shafted with the Lily flashbacks.
  • So what happened to Georgina?  Is she gone now?
  • Promo: Blair tries again with Chuck.  People pissed at Gossip Girl.  Season finale!

ONE TREE HILL (Forever and Almost Always)

  • Episode title reminds me of Naley’s “Always and forever.”
  • First Lucas voiceover in a while no?  Didn’t catch it all, though.
  • Very true that Leyton is doing this out of order but Naley’s path wasn’t traditional either.
  • Wedding is planned super-fast.
  • Karen in Grenada, Larry in Iceland.  No mention of Dan.
  • I think this is the first mention of Haley’s sister Quinn.  Convenient, if the casting rumors are to be believed.
  • I think Haley would make a good minister for Leyton and in general. Though I do wish it was a more traditional wedding with a real minister.
  • Nanny Carrie/Luke-Lindsey wedding reference.
  • Jamie looks like a little newsboy.  Very cute.
  • I hate child leashes.  Cruelest thing ever.
  • What is Jamie carrying?
  • Q1: “I think you and your eight-month-old sidekick look beautiful.”–Brook to Peyton
  • Peyton does look great.
  • Like Brooke’s concern for her.
  • WOAH! Peyton just asked Brooke to take care of Lucas when she’s gone.  Hope she doesn’t mean romantically!
  • Ack, I think she does!  Says she doesn’t want Luke, the baby or Brooke alone.  THAT DOESN’T MEAN LUCAS AND BROOKE SHOULD GET BACK TOGETHER! I can’t believe she’s saying this.
  • Is Brooke even trying to keep in touch with Julian?
  • Q2: “I’m scared I’m gonna miss it all.  My life with Lucas and the baby.”–Peyton
  • Glad Peyton also realizes she’s lucky for what she’s had so far.
  • Q3: “You’re gonna ruin our wedding makeup, you bitch.”–Brooke to Peyton
  • Q4: “If your stupid skinny ass goes anywhere before I say so, we are not best friends anymore, you got it?”–Brooke to Peyton
  • Wonder if Brooke’s at all uncomfy with Peyton and Lucas actually getting married.  Or is she totally over it?
  • Still not a fan of Chase and Mia.
  • Q5: “My boy looks good in a suit.”  “Boy’s gonna wear suit more often.”–Mia and Chase
  • Chase still looks very young.  Guess he kind of is in real life.
  • LOL slutty wedding sex
  • Ugh, why is the Brooke thing still coming up with Chase and Mia?
  • Have Chase and Mia had sex yet?
  • Odd to be getting ready in a tent.  Where are they exactly?
  • Aw, Brooke brought Lucas a designer suit.
  • Love how in love Naley still is.
  • The long distance thing is probably making the heart (and the sex) grow fonder.
  • Nice to see how far Naley has come over the seasons.  They’re like the only two characters not to have multiple relationships.  They only really dated each other.
  • Lucas setting Brooke up with someone…?
  • Q6: “First of all, I am not anybody’s pity date.  Second, what does he look like?”–Brooke
  • Ah! Here’s Julian!  Is he the date or is it just bad timing?
  • Oh no, he brought a date.  Missy, the girl who was going to play Brooke in the movie.  Awkward!
  • Are Julian and Missy actually dating?  She called him ‘baby.’
  • LOL Mouth doing a Blair Witch spoof and everyone is watching him
  • Millie is back.  Makes sense.  She looks really good.
  • Q7: “I am so pissed right now. That whore stole my man!”–Brooke…
  • …and Haley thinks she’s talking about Lucas and Peyton LOL
  • Actually referring to Missy and Julian.
  • Peyton’s right–Brooke did say no. Julian isn’t her man because she let him go.
  • Love Brooke when she’s flustered.
  • Random Cheap Trick reference.
  • Q8: “After the fire, after all the rain, I will be the flame.”–Cheap Trick, as quoted by Peyton
  • Pregnant Peyton is really funny.  “I have to pee!”
  • Q9: “We’ve been waitin’ since the days back on the River Court when Luke used to say how Nate wasn’t good enough for P. Sawyer and he planned on stealing her awway.  Man, Luke used to talk so much trash about Nate–” “Okay, I think we’re good.”–Skills and Mouth
  • Whose dog is that??
  • Skills’ code name is Denzel.  Can’t decipher Jamie’s.
  • Cute that Lauren and Jamie are teaming up together against Skills.
  • Clippers picked Nino.  Nate jealous.  Not surprising.
  • How do Nathan and Haley survive when she’s not working and he’s just playing minor league basketball?
  • Didn’t show Skills finding Jamie but apparently they’ve reunited.
  • Oh, Lucas was trying to put Julian and Brooke together but Julian messed that up.
  • Q10: “Whatever I said before at Lindsey’s wedding, just go with that.”  “God, you suck at this.”–Nathan and Lucas
  • Mia should stop teasing Chase about Brooke.  Not a good thing for their relationship.
  • LOL Could Brooke look any more peeved about “Brooke-a-like”?
  • Can’t believe I’m actually seeing Peyton and Lucas get married.  Never thought we’d get here.  They’ve come so far, too!
  • Haley off to a good start, even though her joke falls flat.  She’s being very -teacher like.
  • LOL She’s going with music lyrics!  “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison.
  • Jamie/Skills interrupt wedding.
  • Wish it was more seemless/flawless/perfect/traditional.
  • Prediction box is back!  But Haley is reading one that we’ve heard before.
  • Awkward for Brooke to hear how much Lucas always loved her and wanted to be with her?  Must make her feel so insignificant.
  • Q11: “Lucas got up the courage to talk to Peyton right here at this lake and she was a bitch!”–Haley
  • Guess they’re near the infamous spot where the car broke down and Leyton always reminisce at/about.
  • Q12: “Peyton Sawyer is not human. She’s an angel.  My angel.”–Haley quoting Lucas
  • LOL Junk and Fergie sitting together.
  • Like that Haley’s drawing on her own relationship fir inspiration.
  • Q13: “I’ve loved you since the first time I saw you.  And this ring, these words, are just simply a way to show the world what’s been in my heard for as long as I know you.  I love you, Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer, and I always will.”–Lucas
  • Q14: “Lucas Scott, we have been  through so much together and despite how confused I’ve been or how lost I might’ve gotten, there was always you finding me and I saving me.  You deserve to be adored.  So that’s what we’re gonna do, your baby and me.  We’re gonna adore you for years to come.  I am so terribly in love with you and I always will be.”–Lucas
  • Q15: “By the power vested in me by OneMinuteMinister.com, I now pronounce you man and wife.”–Haley
  • Q16: “Lucas Scott, you may kiss your bride.”  “Finally!”–Haley and Lucas
  • WTF?  Nick Lachey is randomly back and recording in the studio.  And Brooke is coming to see him?
  • So weird to think that they “know” each other.  Real world and fake worlds colloding!
  • LOL Brooke wants to take Nick to the reception to make Julian jealous, I guess.
  • Mia playing at what looks like a prom, not a reception.  Ugh.
  • Q17: “I think movie-Brooke is the only Brooke that likes me.”–Julian
  • Julian, of course, is trying to make Brooke jealous, too.
  • LOL Missy is star-struck.
  • Love all the references: DWTS, Laguna Beach, etc. Nicely done.
  • Aw, Jamie upset by Skills and Lauren.  But is he concerned it won’t work out? Is he jealous?  Not really clear.
  • LOL Jamie told him to stay away from Madison.
  • Why are Julian/Missy sitting with Brooke/Nick?  Too convenient.
  • Q18: “It’s crazy hot in here.  It must be like, what, 98 Degrees?”–Julian
  • Funny to see all of them trading clever barbs.
  • OMG, did Nick punch Julian?  Too funny.
  • And Julian says he actually likes 98 Degrees.  Hilar.
  • Peyton’s right.  Brooke does tend to struggle alone when it comes to the big things.
  • Julian obviously still wants her.  He always did.
  • Nice to see Julian and Peyton getting along, considering their past.
  • So will Nino stay with the Clippers?  How can that work if he’s supposed to be back next season?
  • Nathan chose to come to the wedding over practice.  Makes sense.
  • Ahh, Leyton is so cute!  Can’t believe they’re married!
  • Looks like the same tables from Naley’s season 3 rehearsal dinner.
  • Plug for one of Mia’s songs.  Ugh.
  • Q19: “Dance with me, you fool, or I will go find Julian.”  “Fine, I’m gonna go ask Nick Lachey to dance.”–Peyton and Lucas
  • Nice to see whole cast together again. It’s been a while.
  • Q20: “Haley James Scott, this is a women’s bathroom, you’re a teacher and your son is out there!”–Nathan
  • This is so un-Haley-like.  I love it!
  • Brooke gives Nick a little kiss on the neck—>Julian kisses Missy—>Brooke kisses Nick
  • Like all the kissing/making out scenes spliced together.  Naley scene is very hot!
  • Lauren and Skills are pretty cute.  Wonder if they’ll feature her more next season.
  • Julian came back to see Brooke!
  • Q21: “You either danced with me or say you love me.  It’s your choice.”–Julian
  • Of course she chooses to dance, even though she does love him!
  • Since when does anyone call Sam ‘Sammy’?
  • Aw, Julian didn’t know Sam left.
  • Would’ve been nice to see Sam at the wedding.  Really no mention of her at all.  Is that storyline totally over?
  • At least Brooke admits she misses him.
  • So they both obviously want each other.  Is the distance the only problem then?
  • Q22: “My girl was kind dirty tonight!”  “She was no!”–Nathan and Haley
  • Haley asked a good question: is Nathan really just tired of traveling or is his ego bruised?
  • Q23: “I’m getting tired of failing.”–Nathan
  • Woah! Missy and Nick are making out!  (Guess Vanessa Minillo doesn’t exist in this world!)
  • Aw, Julian went to find Brooke again!  And instead finds Victoria.  Ugh.
  • Q24: “I love your daughter.  I’m in love with her.  And one of these days she’s gonna love me back.”–Julian
  • Like seeing Julian stand up to Victoria.
  • Really liket he song that’s playing in the background.  “Wedding Dress” by Matt Nathanson
  • Aw, Leyton’s house looks so gorgeous!  That’s exactly what I want! LOL
  • Q25: “Peyton Scott.”  “Oh, god, I love the way that sounds.”–Lucas and Peyton
  • Okay, we know something’s going to go wrong.  There’s just that foreboding feeling.
  • Comet’s all fixed.  Guess he wants to show her.
  • Except Peyton is bleeding and passed out!
  • Perfect wedding episode ruined by tragic accident just like Naley’s in season 3.
  • Promo: Peyton obviously not well and Lucas obviously devastated.  No one else featured.  Season finale!
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2 responses

14 05 2009
Dawn

Thought the Laguna Beach reference on OTH was pretty funny!!!

14 05 2009
Becky

i thought the same thing ! when they were like “laguna beach?” and chase/stephen was like “no, that was some other tool.” i laughed so much at that !

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