Live-Blog: One Tree Hill 7.09 and Gossip Girl 3.09

9 11 2009

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ONE TREE HILL

EPISODE 7.09: Now You Lift Your Eyes To The Sun

  • Previously on: Dan gets Renee to confess the truth, Renee drops the charges, Dan says he wants to go back to Tree Hill, Quinn and Clay spend the night on the beach, Alex tells Millicent she’s a plus-size model, Brooke gets upset about Julian and Alex
  • This is the second episode of the sweeps period.
  • Sophia Bush directed this episode.
  • Julian is asleep on the couch, with a script on his chest.
  • Brooke wakes him.
  • Q1: Uht oh. The look followed by the pout.–Julian
  • Apparently Julian spent the night on the couch after staying up working on Alex’s script. And this isn’t the first time.
  • Brooke says she’s lonely.
  • Q2: It’s hard when every night my boyfriend writes epic love story with naked actor girl.–Brooke
  • Q3: She’s always naked in my mind. Not the time to insert obvious joke.–Brooke
  • Julian says the script is almost done, which excites Brooke.
  • Clay tells Nathan there is a 2-year deal waiting for him.
  • Nate’s excited but Clay says they should make a counteroffer of 4 years and then accept 3.
  • Nathan is worried but Clay says it’s how the game is played and it’s his job to work this out.
  • Millicent is going through Alex’s closet looking for clothes.
  • She sounds exactly like Alex–the voice, the phrases, the mannerisms.
  • That’s obviously the point, to show what Millicent is becoming.
  • Alex tells Millicent how skinny she looks and that makes her very happy.
  • Mouth wakes up to see clothes all over his room–Millie’s clothes but she’s not there.
  • He picks up her stuff and finds a bag of pills.
  • Really, they look like aspirin but obviously Mouth is concerned.
  • Miranda is holding a poster advertising a free concert by Haley at TRIC.
  • Miranda is peeved that it’s free and she didn’t even know about it.
  • Haley says she just wanted to get out of the studio.
  • But Miranda says the concert needs to be authorized by the label and Haley’s music isn’t ready.
  • Haley says OK but “you’ll have to tell them.” She opens the door and there’s a ton of fans waiting to get in.
  • Wow. People must not have forgotten Haley James Scott. Aw.
  • Clay is on the phone working on the deal.
  • Quinn comes over and Clay admits Quinn is partly “the best part of my day.”
  • Quinn tells Clay there’s some place she wants to take him.
  • Dan and Rachel arrive back in Tree Hill.
  • He’s clearly happy, she’s clearly not.
  • LOL They took a private jet with his picture on it.
  • Quinn has taken Clay to a daycare/preschool.
  • Apparently she volunteers there. She’s known as “Miss Quinn.”
  • She adds that Haley and her used to do it years ago and she’s been doing it again.
  • Clay calls her a “hot Mother Theresa” but in a “nun sort of way.”
  • Brooke and Haley are picking out an outfit for Haley to wear at the concert.
  • Q3: You could wear that but then I’d have to kill you.  If you’re dead then we can’t talk and I really need a huge Haley heart-to-heart right now.–Brooke
  • Brooke reveals she think she’s pregnant!
  • Q4: Why are you freaking out? You’ve wanted a baby since you were 22.–Haley
  • She reminds Haley that Julian wasn’t ready for kids.
  • Q5: I’m fluent in boy and I’m pretty sure “what’s the rush?” doesn’t mean “let’s have a baby right now.”–Brooke
  • Haley points out that unexpected gifts–like Jamie–can be for the best.
  • Brooke is worried that Julian will think she got pregnant on purpose.
  • Q6: It’s your turn to be the girl who gets the baby and the boy.–Haley
  • Alex and Julian finish the script.
  • He says the next step is sell the script, which he’ll handle.
  • Alex is clearly unhappy they “won’t be seeing each other every day anymore.”
  • Clay checks his voicemail–no messages.
  • He notices a little boy playing basketball and jokingly asks if he needs an agent.
  • The kid said he doesn’t need any “charity” but then asks him to play.
  • Doorbell rings and Nathan answers it.
  • It’s Dan!
  • Q7: Hello, Nathan.
  • He shuts the door and then commercial!
  • 90210 promo
  • My local news (Pix 11) has a promo for the 10pm newscast where they’ll discuss the Gossip Girl threesome controversy.
  • Gossip Girl promo
  • Dan is knocking and Jamie runs over. He saw Dan on their security camera.
  • Jamie opens the door and they exchange a hug.
  • Q8: Nathan, you remember my wife, Rachel.–Dan
  • So Nathan does know about them!  But I want to know how he found out!
  • Q9: It’s funny. I used to want you to be my daddy and now I’m your mommy.–Rachel
  • This is Jamie’s first time meeting “Grandma Rachel!”
  • Q10: I remember when you were a rumor in third period.–Rachel
  • Clay is still playing basketball with the kid, who calls Quinn hot and asks why Clay isn’t dating her.
  • The kid asks why he’s playing with him. Is he a deadbeat dad, a volunteer, etc.
  • Clay says he lost his wife a while back (not sure how that answers the question but anyway…) and the kid says his mom died, too.
  • Clay asks if he wants to talk about it but the kid doesn’t think it will help.
  • Clay admits he kept it to himself, too, in an effort to keep the memories but he hasn’t forgotten anything since talking about it.
  • Really sweet and an interesting place to take this storyline.
  • The kid says he feels like his mom is still there with him and Clay says she is and always will be. Awww.
  • Brooke is at the doctor’s office with all these pregnant women. She has a hug smile on her face.  Double aww!
  • Q11: “Brooke Davis, you ready?”  “I’ve been ready.”–Nurse and Brooke
  • Julian calls his dad, Paul.
  • He asks about Brooke. Nice of him. Julian says Brooke is good and so are they as a couple.
  • Julian tells his dad about the script and asks him to co-produce.
  • Q12: It’s about second chances and made me think of us.–Julian
  • And his dad agrees! Aw. I didn’t expect that.
  • Jamie shows Dan the jersey from Jerry Rice.
  • Dan apologizes for missing the past year of Jamie’s life.
  • Jamie says he always watches Dan’s show. LOL ‘Cause that’s appropriate.
  • Jamie says he likes to the clock, which shows that Dan is still living even though he’s sick.
  • Dan has a guilty look on his face. We know it’s because he had a transplant but no one else knows that.
  • Rachel shows up to Mouth’s, who is shocked to see her.
  • She gives him a big hug but he doesn’t seem happy. At all.
  • Brooke’s pregnancy test is negative. She’s not pregnant.
  • Jamie and Nathan are now at the River Court.  What happened to Dan?  I wish we saw the rest of that scene and the transition.
  • Q13: I don’t think Rachel was really friends with anyone.–Nathan
  • Jamie tells Nate that he watches Dan’s show even though he’s not supposed to.
  • Nate says he knows and it’s okay. Dan loves him.
  • Jamie says Dan loves him, too.
  • Nathan tries to explain that there’s things that Jamie doesn’t understand about their past.
  • Jamie says he understands a lot now since he isn’t a little kid anymore.  Um, yes, you are!
  • Q14: Dad, it’s only three words. I forgive you.–Jamie
  • Um, how old is this kid?! Please make him like a normal 7-year-old.
  • Mouth asks Rachel about life in L.A.
  • She has a great quote about being Rachel Scott but I missed it.
  • She pretty much says she’s in it for the money and glamor.
  • Q15: Same Rachel, different city.–Mouth
  • Mouth brings up Brooke.
  • Rachel says she hasn’t seen her and she doesn’t want to.
  • She blames Brooke and Victoria for her losing jobs in the modeling industry.
  • Mouth says it wasn’t Brooke’s fault and Rachel made it worse by stealing money from her.
  • I’m so glad they are addressing that!  I was afraid it would be forgotten.
  • He tells her to go see her. “You owe her that,” she says.
  • Brooke is telling Haley how she’s not pregnant.  She’s very upset and Haley tries to comfort her.
  • Q16: You are going to have a house full of fashionably-dressed little Brooke Davis’ running around. You’ll see.–Haley
  • Brooke is still upset.  I would be, too.
  • Quinn shows Clay her darkroom.  I guess they set that up in the Naley house.  Nice of them.
  • Quinn says she’s going to go back to photography.
  • Clay takes that as her saying she’ll stay in Tree Hill.
  • She says she will; she likes it here.
  • They are having a “moment” when Clay’s phone rings.
  • Apparently it’s good news.
  • Clay says it’s “just a rumor” but he thinks it’s good and he needs to go.
  • They’ll see each other at Haley’s concert.
  • Alex is on the phone with Julian, saying they need to revise the script. She’s almost panic-y.
  • Julian syas he has to go; he has plans with Brooke.
  • Alex admits she’s not good at being alone.
  • Q17: You’re Alex Dupre. Go live your life.–Julian
  • Miranda tells Haley there’s a lot of people out there.
  • Haley says she’s amazed people are still excited fo rher.
  • Miranda asks Haley if she’s nervous and she says no.
  • But then Miranda says she expects the concert to bomb and mess things up with the label and the record deal.
  • Not sure if Haley is more scared or pissed off.
  • Alex is sitting on her bed with cocaine in front of her.
  • Another promo for the news. “The gossip is spreading about tonight’s Gossip Girl.”
  • Brooke is drinking at TRIC when Julian comes over.
  • He reminds her that they’re celebrating (that he’s done working with Alex).
  • He gets a phone call…Alex. He doesn’t tell Brooke, he just waks away.
  • He tells her again that he’s with Brooke tonight.
  • But she’s hysterical, telling him she found coke and is tempted to do some but she doesn’t want to go back to who she was.
  • She begs him to come and he tells her to stay put.
  • I’d like to remind you all that The O.C. did a similar storyline. Sigh.
  • Julian looks for Brooke but she’s gone from the bar.
  • Clay and Nathan meet up at the bar.
  • Clay is in a great mood and it has to do with Nathan’s career.
  • Chase introduces Grubbs (aka the guy from Wakey Wakey) as the new bartender. What a lame plug. But OTH is known for these.
  • Quinn joins them as the bar.
  • Q18: “White wine’s gonna make you both happy.”  “Wow. He’s better than Zelda.”–Grubbs to Clay and Quinn, Quinn
  • Haley takes the stage and says she’s been gone for a while but she’s happy to be back and hopes people like her songs.
  • It’s kind of striking how much older she looks.  Then again, it has been 5 years so what can I expect?
  • Brooke is looking around for Julian and then looks at her phone and then looks around again.
  • Did Julian text her or something? She doesn’t look happy.
  • Brooke and Julian are on the phone. Julian says he’s going to Alex’s hotel room which obviously upsets Brooke.
  • Julian points out that she may relapse and Brooke points out that she’s an actress.
  • Julian says he’ll hurry back and hangs up.
  • Mille shows up wearing a dress that barely covers her ass.
  • She calls Mouth “Mouth” instead of Marvin, which Mouth is shocked by. I don’t think I would’ve noticed, had he not said something.
  • Julian knocks on Alex’s door. She comes out, hysterical and hugs him.
  • Brooke comes up, incredibly pissed. Apparently Millie is wearing the dress that Brooke said she would kill Haley if she wore.  It’s supposed to be for the spring line.
  • Millicent doesn’t see it being a big deal.  Brooke tells the dress needs to get of there now.
  • Q19: Your choice or your job.–Brooke
  • Brooke storms off and Millie says again it’s not a big deal. There’s no one important here anyway.
  • Mouth is put-off by that and confronts her about the pills.
  • Millie says it’s not a big deal that she took a few diet pills and Mouth says it is a big deal.
  • She says she’s under pressure in the modeling world and she thought he understood.
  • Alex is apologizing to Julian for calling him. She says she had no one else.
  • Julian asks about her sponsor and she admits rehab was a charade for publicity.
  • She says she never stopped doing drugs except for when Julian is around.
  • He says he’ll take the drugs and go. And she points out she’ll go out and get more.
  • She explains she doesn’t know what to do.  She’s still hysterically crying and it’s actually kind of moving.
  • Q20: It’s so quiet in here and I hate myself when it’s quiet.–Alex
  • Julian tells her what an amazing girl she is but Alex says she can’t see her.
  • Julian says they just need to get through tonight.  She’s still crying.
  • Miranda tells Haley the concert was “genius” and then takes credit for.
  • She calls Grubbs hot, makes a trashy comment and leaves.
  • Nathan comes over and tells Haley how amazing she was.
  • Haley says she’s so happy and they’ve come so far.
  • And then Nathan spots Rachel and Dan.
  • Q21: “He is the healthiest looking dying man I have ever seen.” “I guess evil does the body good.”–Haley and Nathan
  • Rachel comes up behind Brooke and gives her a check: what she took plus interest.
  • Q22: Not that I have anything to say to your thieving ass…–Brooke (I missed the rest. Sigh.)
  • Rachel tells Brooke she needs to apologize for leaving the money out where she could take it. Um, what?!
  • Rachel also says Brooke needs to learn about forgiveness and would if she watched Dan’s show.
  • Brooke slaps her!
  • Q23: Stay away from me, bitch!–Brooke
  • Yes! These are the Rachel scenes I’ve been waiting for!
  • Dan joins Nathan at the bar.
  • He says he’s sorry he surprised Nathan by just showing up.
  • Q24: You’re always sorry, Dan.–Nathan
  • Nate asks Dan what he wants. He says “a chance.”
  • Nathan says no way.
  • Q25: And I’m kind of thinking you should cancel your plane ride to ask Lucas, too.–Nathan
  • I’m glad they mentioned Lucas.  They needed to.
  • Dan reminds him that he fixed the Renee situation and Nate says thank you but it doesn’t change things.
  • Q26: You’re dead to me. The moment Keith died, you died.–Nathan
  • I love that it all comes back to that!
  • Nathan walks away and Dan has a drink.
  • Quinn makes a joke about Clay hooking up with people and he insinuates that Quinn is getting in his way.
  • He then admits “the game was getting old.”
  • He thanks her for taking him to the daycare.
  • Q27: It’s all about finding magic in unexpected places.–Quinn
  • Quinn asks about the deal for Nathan and Clay says he doesn’t know about it yet but it’ll all work out.
  • Quinn says she needs to head home but Clay says the night isn’t over. Oh boy…
  • Brooke comes home and is on the phone with Julian, asking why he’s not home yet.
  • Julian says Alex is alone and Brooke says she’s alone, too.
  • Julian says she’s worried about Alex and Brooke says she’s worried about them as a couple but “you do what you gotta do.”
  • Rachel joins Dan at the bar.
  • He says he was “stupid” to think Nathan would forgive him.
  • Rachel says they should go back to L.A.
  • Dan says Tree Hill is the “closest thing we have to home” and they can’t run away.
  • Rachel says she’s not running but Dan disagrees.
  • He says he’s not leaving til he gets what he came for–redemption.
  • Quinn and Clay are on the beach, kind of flirting.
  • Clay suggests they go for a swim and Quinn reminds him that she’s afraid of swimming.
  • Clay says he’s afraid too–of moving on, of being afraid.
  • He kisses her!
  • Q28: There’s so many reasons why I shouldn’t have done that but I’ve wanted to for so long.–Clay
  • Quinn says “me too” and they kiss some more.
  • Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this.
  • Julian encourages Alex to dump the cocaine but nothing comes out.
  • Shes’s shocked that it’s empty and Julian accuses her of lying about the whole thing.
  • Cut to Millie finishing the cocaine!
  • Brooke is looking in the mirror, still sad.
  • Q29: Why can’t you be the boy that gets the girl and the baby, Brooke Davis?–Brooke
  • She throws away her birth control pills. Hm.
  • At home, Haley tells Nathan that Dan can’t hurt them anymore. Nate says he knows that.
  • Haley comes on to him and they are about to make out when the sportscaster on the TV says the Bobcats have filled their roster, leaving Nathan out.
  • Preview: Mouth asks Millie if she’s doing cocaine, Alex says she’s not lying about her drug issues, Julian says tells her to stay away, Nathan goes off on Clay about his career and Quinn, Dan is trying to drown Clay in the ocean

GOSSIP GIRL

EPISODE 3.09: They Shoot Humphreys, Don’t They?

  • Previously on: Nathan telling Dan about Olivia as a movie star, Olivia say she wants to be a normal student, Blair says her friendship with Serena is over, Tripp tells Serena to talk to him, Eric tells Jenny he wants nothing to do with her
  • It’s Cotillion and the minions are trying to find Jenny a date.
  • Remember when they did cotillion in season one? And on The O.C.?
  • Jenny wants to go with Graham Collins but the girls said they can’t get to him.
  • She says they better or she’ll steal their escorts.
  • Jenny shows up at the rehearsal or something and sees the elite from the other private schools. She’s clearly feeling insecure.
  • Q1: “I have a surprise for you.”  “If that’s the case, then why are you still dressed?”–Blair and Chuck
  • Chuck says it’s Nate “move-in” weekend. Moving in where?
  • And they are having a “lost weekend.”
  • Chuck tells Blair to go to cotillion but she says she won’t because of Serena.
  • Chuck says they need make up.
  • There’s a dinner at the van der Woodsens and Blair reluctantly agrees to go at Chuck’s urging.
  • Serena is trying to get a new job…in Tripp’s office.
  • He hires her on the spot.
  • They bond on memories of when they were younger and their families vacationed together.
  • Serena says she needs to go because of the cotillion dinner.  She thanks him for the job and says their talk on election night meant a lot to her.
  • Someone else in Tripp’s office says he didn’t know they were hiring and Tripp says it can’t hurt to have another person.
  • Olivia, Dan and Vanessa are studying at the cafe.
  • A bunch of “nerds” swarm her, wanting details on a sequel to her vampire movie.
  • Olivia says it’s not happening because she hasn’t heard anything. But then she sees has 6 missed calls and takes off.
  • Lily is apparently in charge of cotillion.
  • Jenny tells her that she doesn’t have an escort yet.
  • Lily names someone and tells Jenny she needs to catch up on the dancing.
  • Jenny’s confused since it’s the first rehearsal but Lily explains that she hasn’t taken ballroom lessons like the rest of the girls.
  • Jenny is quite obviously feeling out of place.
  • A girl tries to talk to Jenny but Jenny ignores her.
  • The girl is Kira (Kyra?) and Eric will be escorting her.
  • Kira says she knows Graham and could help Jenny but Eric tells her that Jenny prefers it when people stay out of her life.
  • Hmmm. Eric is plotting now, eh?
  • Dan and Vanessa are walking down the street as Olivia talks on the phone behind them.
  • Dan and Vanessa joke about a list of college cliches and what they haven’t and have done.
  • Olivia gets off the phone and says everyone from her parents to her agents agree about the movie and she probably has no choice but to leave school and go do it.
  • Dan and Vanessa says they can still give her college life right now, this weekend.
  • Eric sees Jenny rehearsing by herself.
  • Jenny admits she’s freaked out and trying to be the Queen of the whole Upper East Side, not just Constance.
  • She says her debut needs to be perfect.
  • Eric gives her a dancing tip and she asks why he’s being so nice.
  • He says why but I missed it. He did seem genuine though my gut tells me not believe him.
  • He tries to help her to dance and she says she wishes he could be her escort.
  • Eric suggests Jonathan as her escort and she’s more than willing.
  • But why on earth would Jonathan be willing to go with her? It must be a scheme!
  • Jenny leaves her phone and, of course, gets a text.
  • It’s from Graham. He’s willing to be her escort.
  • Eric replies that she already has one. Oh boy!
  • Blair comes to Serena’s dinner.
  • Blair tells Serena she needs to apologize and S tells B she should.
  • Now they are arguing over who should mentor Jenny.
  • Jenny’s clearly uncomfortable.
  • Q2: I’m not going to be a pawn in your war.–Jenny
  • Blair reminds us that she went to cotillion with Nate.
  • Jenny says Jonathan is her escort. Blair, of course, makes fun.
  • Q3: This isn’t like your wedding day.  It’s cotillion. It only happens once.–Blair
  • Serena says Jenny shouldn’t be in the middle and Blair can be her mentor.  She needs to get to work with Tripp, anyway.
  • Jonathan is refusing to be Jenny’s escort.
  • Eric is trying to explain this is their chance to stop her from completely going to “the dark side.”
  • I don’t understand what he’s doing.
  • Serena joins Tripp at his office, even though it’s after hours.
  • He explains the speech he’s working on and they kind of share a “moment.”
  • The employee from earlier catches them and he tells Serena she should go.
  • She clearly didn’t pick up on any of the tension and is surprised Tripp doesn’t want her help.
  • Why would he want Serena’s help for an political speech? LOL
  • Kira introduces herself to Jenny and says she’s jealous Blair is her mentor.
  • She says how Jenny doesn’t need Graham then and it comes out that Eric texted Graham on behalf of Jenny.
  • Jonathan overhears and gets POed, realizing he was part of Eric’s scheme.
  • Jenny says she’s going to go to go with Graham now and tells Blair she no longer needs her mentoring.
  • Q4: Your era’s over. And so is that headband.–Jenny
  • Eric and Blair are going to team up to take Jenny down, apparently.
  • Q5: Who knows what could happen when these two tango.–Gossip Girl
  • Blair goes to Chuck’s, where he and Nate are enjoying their “lost weekend.”
  • Which apparently includes girls wearing Blair’s lingerie?  I would assume they were just dancing or stripping, as I don’t think Chuck is allowed a freebie.  Or is he?
  • Chuck asks if Blair if she worked things out with Serena but she says no.
  • When she leaves, Chuck and Nate discuss how calm Blair is and that it can’t possibly last.
  • Q6: And when it breaks, there’s going to be pieces of Blair all over the wall and I don’t want to clean up that mess.–Chuck
  • Q7: Basically about how each one loves the other more than the other loves her.–Chuck to Nate when he asks what B and S are fighting about.
  • Chuck picks up B’s purse. He obviously has something planned.
  • Serena senses Tripp acting distant and calls him out on it.
  • He calls this a “mistake” and Serena is confused, because he suggested the job.
  • Tripp then compliments her and basically says he likes her, which is why he wanted her there but he can’t handle it.
  • She’s speechless and gets a text. It’s from Blair saying she’s misses her and she doesn’t want to fight.
  • Serena is quite happy and tells Tripp she won’t makes things difficult and leaves.
  • Tripp isn’t happy.
  • Blair is with Kira, who she will now mentor.
  • She wants to prep Kira to surpass Jenny.  She compares things to her and Serena.
  • Kira looks familiar. Wonder what else she’s been in.
  • Montage of everyone getting ready for cotillion.
  • Q8: Goodbye Jenny from Brooklyn.–Jenny
  • Dan, Vanessa and Olivia are at a college party taking a shot.
  • Dan and Olivia kiss. Already signs that this will be the threesome.
  • All 3 seems to be drunk.
  • The nerds go over to Dan and say he’s getting in the way of Olivia and the movie they want.
  • Olivia says she has to take the movie.
  • Blair is pleased with her work on Kira and has a new escort for her.
  • Kira says she’s supposed to go with Eric but Eric walks in with Graham.
  • He’s going to go with Kira, not Jenny!
  • 90210 promo
  • Nate is all dressed for cotillion.  But why?  I guess to watch.
  • Rufus tells Jenny she doesn’t have to do this if she doesn’t want to and Lily says it’s a little late for that.
  • Jenny says she’s game.
  • Nate asks Jenny where Blair is but she says she hasn’t seen her.
  • She says she’s looking for her escort, Graham.
  • She references the season 1 episode.  Did Nate take her? I thought he took Blair…
  • Nate finds Blair and gives her a card from Chuck, who is apparently waiting upstairs for her.
  • I imagine this is a set-up for Blair and Serena.
  • Blair asks Eric how he got Graham to help them and he insinuates he knows Graham has experimented.
  • Olivia tells Dan they can do long-distance again.
  • Vanessa says she’s happy about the movie but sad for Olivia to go.
  • They leave the party to hang out elsewhere.
  • Serena and Blair meet up, each shocked to see the other.
  • They get into the elevator together, which stops working.
  • Repeat of Dan and Serena season 1?
  • They use the call button for help and Chuck answers that the elevator won’t be fixed until they work their issues out. Aw.
  • LOL Chuck stashed cookies and alcohol for them.
  • Blair asks Serena what the text she got said.  Seems like a step towards a reconciliation.
  • But I cannot handle this back-and-forth anymore!
  • Jenny is shocked to see Kira escorted by Graham.
  • Jenny is left without an escort, as everyone stares at her.  She walks off.
  • A rock band is performing a song with the line “I’m a bitch.”  This doesn’t seem very cotillion-like to me!
  • Rufus and Lily try to comfort Jenny but she’s not willing.
  • This was her one chance, she says.
  • Jenny asks Eric where Blair is but Eric tells he to just let it go. All this isn’t worth it.
  • Jenny calls someone and asks if they are still there.
  • Back in the elevator, Serena reveals she went looking for her father, whom she found but he refused to see her.
  • Blair is rightly shocked and wants to know why Serena didn’t tell her.
  • Serena says she’s ashamed that everyone has dads that are there for them–even Nate’s, in his own way–but she doesn’t.
  • Blair says it’s her father’s loss to miss out on her but she says she can’t let it go.
  • Blair says she’s allowed to miss him and S says she doesn’t want to.
  • Her memories of him are him always traveling and then one day not coming back.
  • She says she can’t get anything right anymore–Carter, Brown, the paparazzi…and now Tripp.
  • Blair is, again, shocked.
  • Serena says she kind of always had a crush on him and now they work together.
  • Blair asks if something happened and Serena says the text from earlier saved them.
  • Blair says Serena can’t see him anymore. Carter was one thing but Tripp is “a married Congressman.”
  • She makes Serena promise she won’t do anything without consulting her.
  • Grown. Back to Blair thinking everyone needs her permission to live life.
  • They patch things up and Chuck, apparently, has been listening through the elevator intercom.
  • Q9: “If you guys want to kiss, it won’t count as cheating.”  “Creepy, Chuck.”–Chuck and Serena
  • Dan, Olivia and Vanessa are the loft, still drinking.
  • They show Olivia the full list of college cliches.  One is left: have a threesome.
  • She says she understands why it’s the only one left.
  • Dan says he never’s done one and Olivia says she did in a movie and Vanessa says she hasn’t.
  • They all are clearly thinking about it.
  • Dan and Olivia kiss.
  • Vanessa looks uncomfortable.
  • Olivia smiles at her and then they kiss!
  • They’re both smiling now.
  • Now it’s Dan and Vanessa’s turn!
  • Amazing that fans have wanted them together since the beginning and this is how they finally get it.
  • They kiss and everyone seems happy.
  • A female slow and sexy version of “Whatever You Like” by T.I. is playing. I kind of like it.
  • Serena and Blair are going to find Nate and Chuck to thank them.
  • Turns out, Jenny is going to debut after all…with Nate!
  • I saw that coming. It’s cute given their history but also complex given their history.
  • Everyone is impressed that she got not only a college guy but the “epic” Nate Archibald.
  • Blair is shocked and Eric is peeved.
  • Q10: Nobody puts Jenny in the corner and now she’s having the time of her life.–Gossip Girl
  • Another promo for the newscast about GG.  They’re really milin this.
  • Jenny thanks Nate for saving her once again.
  • Blair actually congratulates her for pulling it off.
  • Serena and Blair are going to continue to hang out–but first she needs to go to Tripp’s office and “resign.”
  • Jonathan shows up and says he read what happened on Gossip Girl.  Damn, Gossip Girl works fast!  (Maybe she live-blogs like me!)
  • Jonathan asks if it’s true Eric schemed with Blair. He can’t believe Eric went to Blair’s level.
  • Eric says it wasn’t a big deal and it’s overwith, anyway.
  • Jonathan says he doesn’t want to do this anymore–their relationship.  He explains Eric has become a different person who never wanted to prove anything to anyone but now he’s changed.  He did just what Jenny did.
  • He ends things and Eric looks dumbfounded and sad.
  • I’m kind of bothered because I expected more from Eric/this storyline. It ended up just being a repeat of Jenny turning into Blair.
  • Chuck says he’s willing to be “punished” for his scheme.
  • Blair says his punishment is a night without her because she’s going to be “with my best friend.” Aw.
  • Jenny finds Eric and gushes how the night worked out for her.
  • She says she’s sorry Jonathan was “collateral damage.”
  • She invites Eric to go out with her but he passes.
  • Jenny tells Kira she did a good job getting the guy but if she tries to outdo her again, there will be problems.
  • Kira and Eric team up to stop Jenny.
  • This is getting old. Actually, it already is.
  • Serena goes to see Tripp. He’s happy to see her.
  • She says they shouldn’t be working together and quits.
  • Tripp says Serena shouldn’t pass up this opportunity and, even more so, he trusts her.
  • She says she trusts him, too.
  • He promises not to “cross that line” and says he’ll keep things “friendly and professional.”
  • They shake hands in a really sensual way.
  • Blair walks in and interrupts them and tells Serena to leave with her.
  • Serena tells Blair she’s fine and they’ll talk tomorrow. Blair is peeved and leaves.
  • Here we go again!
  • Rufus and Lily are pleased by how the night went, even if they can’t keep their kids’ relationships straight.
  • Lily says she’ll come to bed but she has something to sign for Bass Industries.
  • She sorts through the papers and finds an envelope from “Dr. Van Der Woodsen.”–her ex and Serena’s dad!
  • Cut to Olivia, Dan and Vanessa in bed together, sleeping but clearly naked.
  • Olivia gets a text: the movie is off.
  • Fade to black. That was the whole “controversial” threesome. Though we’ll supposedly see “more” in flashbacks but more of the threesome or more of the same?  Verdict: much ado about nothing!
  • Preview: Dan gushes about the threesome but Nate tells him he did it wrong: the third girl had to be a stranger, with the implication that the aftermath is awkward otherwise. Olivia calls Vanessa out on being in love with Dan. Nate tells Dan he had 2 girls but he blew it.

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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40 responses

9 11 2009
Becky

dans picture on the private jet reminds me of in season 3.. maybe, when he ran for mayor and put his face on everything

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

LOL That’s a great point. I hope that’s why they did it. I love continuity like that.

9 11 2009
Becky

me too ! i love old flashbacks or references

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

I think One Tree Hill and Mark Schwahn does the best job of them of any of the teen dramas.

9 11 2009
Becky

definetly !
and i didnt really like the whole dan/nathan/jamie/rachel scene, rachel was a bit cold. well that didnt shock me and dan and jamie were sort of.. i dont know, awkward maybe

9 11 2009
Becky

ohh, i think i was right when i thought alex would try to commit suicide !

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

Rachel had some good lines but it wasn’t–as a whole–as rewarding as I expected.

Not sure what Alex is going to do, besides try to wrangle Julian to help her. Hmmm.

9 11 2009
mary

this weeks episode was good. it covered a lot in 40 minutes. the music was good in this one too.
do you think nathan will be done with basketball this season, and haley’s career will take off?
and julian shouldn’t finish alex’s script. even if he does like it, there has to be other ones…

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

Mary, I agree–the episode was very good. I do foresee Haley’s career moving forward while Nathan struggles. I don’t want Julian to work with Alex but I understand he wants a career and he sees that in Alex’s script.

9 11 2009
mary

it just stinks cause i think alex is going to try something with julian. and i think it’s a dumb idea for brooke to get preggers cause she is scared of losing the boy before she gets her baby. i know she wants one, but she shouldn’t need a reason for them to stay together.
as for dan and clay…hahahaha that was random. didn’t see it coming, and if he thinks by hurting clay that will get nathan to like him again? HA.
did you like this epsidoe more than the last one? i lked the last one cause i think they need to have one every once and while that doesn’t need to be in there…with no drama,…just fun. but i liked this week cause it got us back on track..

9 11 2009
Alyssa

Wow GG was kind of shocking. lol I can’t believe the pairing… it’s crazy. And that scene was so weird to watch. I thought for sure they would just show the morning after kind of like the last scene of them sleeping in bed, but the akwardness of the Dan and Vanessa kiss was so overwhelming. They didn’t seem drunk enough to be that okay with it.

9 11 2009
suzie

very good episode.. im sad that millie is being lame now. i dont want her to become alex… and that pissed me off that julian left the show to be with alex… mary i agree – i dont want brooke just to get pregnant to keep julian.. AND in the im way excited about clay and quinn. i dont want nathan to be mad about it.. i dont see why he wants clay to stay away from quinn..
and mary – i also agree about last week.. it was way good 😀

9 11 2009
g90210th

OTH was a great episode! I love tht Rachel is back in Tree Hill! I couldn’t stop laughing when Brooke bitch-slapped her. Too funny! And I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I’m starting to think Nathan should just forgive Dan. I think Dan has paid his price for the errors he’s made. And it just breaks my heart to see how much Jamie wants to have his Grandpa Dan in his life and that Naley aren’t allowing it. I’m not sure if I like this Millie storyline, but I guess its new drama for us to look forward too. I’m sad Brooke wasn’t pregnant afterall, but I really don’t get why she’s so adamant on having a baby. I’m guessing it’s more of a psychological issue she has tracing back to her own childhood. Her parents never loved her, so she wants a chance to love a child of her own? Idk, I’m thinking aloud hahaha. And I was so happy to see Haley singing again! She belongs on stage! I just love hearing Bethany Joy Galeotti’s voice; it’s so beautiful! Lastly, my mouth was just wide-open in the end. Can’t believe Nathan is off the Bobcats! I didn’t see that coming at all.
On a Gossip Girl note, that ‘threesome’ was just lame. The way they advertised it, I thought it was going to be a core storyline, and that they would show some risque (<sp?) scenes, and they didn't. Those GG producers sure know how to pull in an audience, I watched just to see that storyline unfold. Guess I'll be watching next week's episide too to see how it ends.

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

mary: I have your same fears about Alex and I see your point about Brooke. Does she want a baby? Or does she want Julian? Or does she want a baby to keep Julian? Or does she genuinely want both? Or does she genuinely want both with each other? It’s not too clear.

Alyssa: I guess I wasn’t shocked because A) that was the rumored pairing I had heard about and B) all they showed was girl-girl kissing, which we’ve obviously seen on teen dramas before. Most intriguing to me is, like you said, the Dan-Vanessa aspect. That can be a goldmine for them if they really work the history, incorporate the books maybe and do a real love triangle. But I don’t know, despite the preview, if that’s where they’re going. I also agree that they didn’t seem that drunk. They seemed drunker at the party than they did at the loft.

suzie: Yes, a very good episode indeed! I am sad a little bit about Millie, too, because it’s kind of cliche as a whole but I think Lisa Goldstein is doing a great job with it and I think the Alex parallel is kind of clever. I was peeved by Julian leaving, too, especially since that storyline is also a cliche. I’m not sure how I feel about Clay and Quinn. I guess Nathan is mad because he’s worried about his career and he’s protective of Quinn. He sees Clay as a playboy and nothing more, but that’s because he doesn’t know about his background with Sara. I imagine if and when that comes out, his opinion will change.

g90210th: I’m with ya! It was a great episode and I loved having Rachel actually back in Tree Hill. It was so rewarding given all the history and how we’ve been stuck with her just having scenes with Dan. I hope they continue to have her interact with everyone else. Don’t quite agree with you re: Dan and Nathan. I understand what you’re saying but I’m not sure what happened is something you can ever get over. Plus, Dan always continues to disappoint even when he swears he’s changed. And Nathan actually said they aren’t keeping Jamie from him–that they’ll tolerate him for Jamie’s sake. I’m curious to see where exactly the Millie story will go and I was sad for Brooke, too. I kind of found it heartbreaking. And I didn’t see her adamant at all about having a baby. She just got her hopes up when it became a possibility. It was great seeing Haley on stage again. There will be more of that, I assure you. The Bobcats thing wasn’t a surprise because A) I knew about it but also B) it makes sense given all the bad press he got regarding the Renee scandal. She may have changed her story but the damage was already done. Plus, Clay wasn’t being easy about the deal, either. I completely agree with you that the GG threesome itself was lame but I do think it could evolve into a core storyline. But, you’re right–nothing about it was risque and the producers plus the media plus the PTC (all together and individually) made it to be a bigger thing than it ever should’ve been. But you turning it for it and now turning in again next week to what will happen is exactly what the show and network wanted, plus the media will keep talking about it. I think the PTC should be putting its foot in their mouth, though.

9 11 2009
mary

suzie – he wants quinn to stay away from clay and vise versa because he doesn’t want that 2 get in the way of them…
and g90121th … thats a cool name. 🙂 i agree..this weeks was great. but i dont know why nathan won’t forgive dan…
and rachel back on the show is good.
what do you guys think will evolve from julian and alex? like do you think she’ll get in the way of him and brooke…or if he has to make a movie in LA will she goa nd brooke wont?

9 11 2009
g90210th

Haha I agree with you on the PTC! And it was definetly sad to see Brooke get her hopes up! It must have been crushing. But i guess I was referring to the ‘adamant on having a baby thing’ because she’s been talking about a baby since before Julian. Season 5, with her wanting to adopt and Baby Angie and so forth. I guess it’s just that if I was her age and with her money the last thing I would want was a child! I’d be traveling the world and enjoying myself, but I can see how different people want different things. So glad to hear there will be more of Haley singing! I’m looking forward to seeing that!

9 11 2009
Alyssa

I heard the rumors too, but for some reason it was one of those times where I had to see it to believe it. And like I said the most shocking part was how easy it seemed for them to be intimate, esp. because the show has never really explored anything beyond friendship with them.

9 11 2009
g90210th

Mary, glad you like the name! I like to be a little unique any chance I get haha. And I do not like Alex, I defintely think she will get in between Julian and Brooke. I think Brooke with reach her wit’s end and just dump him. But, they’ll get back together once Julian realizes how dumb he was for catering to Alex and ignring Brooke. Just a thought lol

9 11 2009
mary

yeah it’s neat!
i agree. but will brooke be able to take him back after he ignored her? and if she gets preg is that it for the show? i know they don’t like to have babies on set…
and whats with dan drowning clay?

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

Mary: I actually have no idea where Alex-Julian-Brooke is going to go. I never thought of Julian actually going off to make the movie but that’s definitely possible. Whether any of this will lead to Brooke actually breaking up with him, who knows? And I assume the Dan-Clay thing was Dan blaming Clay for Nathan not being able to get a contract.

g90210th: I think it comes down to the fact that we’re all different and it’s “different strokes for different folks.” I’m only 22 and I’ve had the mommy itch for several years now! LOL Your Brooke theory is definitely plausible but, again, I haven’t a clue.

Alyssa: I didn’t quite believe it, either, just because I didn’t see how they would be able to set it up. But, then again, I didn’t know how they’d set any of them up. We are on the same page, though, about what was shocking/intriguing about it. Vanessa, very subtly, did seem nervous and I think it was important that Olivia was kind of the leader. It is strange, though, that Dan didn’t seem apprehensive at all. Again, curious to see where they take it from here, just because of the Vanessa-Dan aspect.

9 11 2009
mary

did you like OTH or GG better this week, TDW?
and i know, but why would he try to drown him? how would that make things better?
i’m guessing they are going to reverse rolls and haley will take off with her career now.
jamie doesn’t look 7 tho, haha. oh well, he’s still cute!

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

Mary, I liked One Tree Hill better but that’s usually the case for me. Dan is quite impulsive and he never seems to realize that his ways aren’t the right ways to make things better. And yes, it does seem like a role reversal for Haley and Nathan. Jamie is definitely cute but I don’t like how he’s being written.

9 11 2009
kellygretton

i think GG has a lot of intensity, and a great younger audience..but OTH has a better script overall, so i usually like it better too. i also think GG repeats some of it’s plots like b and s fighting and then getting along…all the time…
with jamie i tihnk they play him older than he is, and he looks younger than he is acting but his normal age might be how they write him. does that make sense?

and i dont know wat to think about mouth and millie. i dont think they’ll last if millie is going to be like alex. although, i do think it’s funny and lisa is a great actress..she made that part into how the directors saw it right away..

9 11 2009
teendramawhore

Kelly: I think that’s an accurate GG-OTH comparison. The repetition GG does is quite bothersome. I think Jackson Brundage (Jamie) is 7 in real life–that’s why they did the 14-month jump between seasons 6 and 7, so he could play his own age. And yet, as you said, he acts/players older but looks younger. Mouth definitely won’t tolerate an Alex version of Millie but I can’t see him abandoning her either. But Lisa is doing a great job. It’s great seeing a different side of her.

9 11 2009
kellygretton

yeah, i agree….overall great episode though!

10 11 2009
amysbp

Re: the GG/OTH comparisons I’ve always found the storytelling on OTH to be better written plot wise as well. OTH also seems to have better follow through and development with their stories, and not written just for show. GG seems to resort to trite cliches in their storylines and has a lack of character and storyline development over time.

Also, does anyone know the band that was featured during the cotillion on GG?

10 11 2009
g90210th

Amysbp- I believe the group who performed in GG was ‘The Plastiscines’! Not 100% though.

And Jackson Brundage is actually 8! He will be 9 this coming January. Kinda crazy! He’s growing up right before our eyes. I was watching some season 5 episodes yesterday, and he was so small when he first came on!

10 11 2009
teendramawhore

Amy: Completely agree with you on GG vs. OTH. Regarding the music, I’m not sure but I suggest going to The CW’s web site. They usually have that stuff there.

g90210th: Thanks for checking Jackson’s age! I’m kind of nervous for him. A lot of kids (and by that I mean child actors that we see grow up on-screen) are so adorable when they’re little but then go through an awkward phase. I’m don’t mean to be mean but I’ve seen it too many times LOL

10 11 2009
g90210th

LOL indeed! I know exactly what your talking about! But hopefully he still has a few ‘cute years’ left for us!!
Random Sidenote I feel like sharing if you dont mind lol: When the day comes that OTH ends (shudder just thinking about it!), I still will have hope that one day, there will be a spin-off, and we get to go through OTH all over again, but with Jamie, Lily, and Sawyer as the protagonist. I think that would be just the coolest thing. My friends don’t agree with me sadly. But I would totally tune in for that! Would you?

10 11 2009
teendramawhore

g90210th: Of course I don’t mind! You know you and everyone else are always welcome to say whatever, whenever. The spin-off idea is a cute one. I know a few people that would’ve preferred that they did that with 90210, as there were other second-generation characters they could’ve used/be using besides Silver. And seeing as that show is doing a poor job in my eyes, it makes me skeptical and cynical about other spin-offs (though I always liked the Saved By The Bell ones lol). Whether it happens with OTH at all, though, depends on a whole slew of factors that we can’t even predict now so who knows?! But it is a cute and fun idea.

10 11 2009
kellygretton

hopefully we won’t have to worry about a spinoff for awhile! one tree hill still has a couple good years left in it, don’t ya think? 😉

10 11 2009
g90210th

Oh of course! I’m hoping OTH stays on the air for a good while!!

10 11 2009
MegaChrisFan

OMG, I Love Jenny so Much, she is my fav. I can’t believe what they did to Eric’s relationship or can I say lack of relationship, I never got a chance to get invested in them to care that they broke up only cared that they didn’t do anything. That threesome was random and don’t know what the fallout will be, I hope it was be Dan falling for useless Vanessa (I hate that she is a main character). B&S are friends again then at the end S blows off B for her obvious goign to be affair but Tripp(Aaron) is so hot. The great thing about this episode is that Jenny became Top Queen.

10 11 2009
teendramawhore

Sorry, Mega, but I’m never been a big Jenny person. (Come to think of it, I’m not really big on anyone but I guess that’s a different conversation.) I was surprised by the Jonathan stuff, too, but like you said, it was hard to appreciate it because we saw so little of their relationship. There could be so many great storylines with them but that’s apparently not what the show’s interested. They use homosexuality for ratings stunts and shocking moments, not for deep, longterm storylines. Anyway, the threesome was random and I am looking forward to seeing the fall out. It was completely predictable that Serena wouldn’t do what Blair wanted and, regardless of them making up now or ever, we know there’s always going to be another “this friendship is over” fight that is supposedly bigger and more real and more final than the last one. Just as predictable is Serena and Tripp but I kinda sorta looking forward to seeing how they do that. Tripp is quite cute.

11 11 2009
mollydavis

so one tree hill is doing well even without leyton? i knew it would. the writers and producers are so good at what they do.

11 11 2009
teendramawhore

mollydavis: Not exactly. On two occasions this season OTH has soared to 2.7 million, but it’s also gone as low as 2.1 million. The rest of the time, it’s been all over the place within those two numbers. Each week is different–there hasn’t been two weeks in a row with consistent ratings–in a hit/miss type of way. I’m not sure we can say any of this does or doesn’t have to do with Leyton. The ratings are pretty much on par with last year.

11 11 2009
mollydavis

but the raitings haven’t been super low compared to previous seasons? i tihnk the show is doing fine, but i guess thats one person’s opinoin. and personally, i think the plot is doing better than GG but thats not always the cse either, is it?

11 11 2009
teendramawhore

The show *is* doing fine. I’m not trying to suggest otherwise. It’s also difficult comparing to past seasons when there were (at times) different timeslots and even a different network. I almost always think the plot is better than GG, so you won’t get an argument from me there. And the OTH ratings are always better than GG–at least so far this season.

11 11 2009
mollydavis

haha, i don’t mean to sound paranoid! i read your blogs like it’s my job. so sometimes i just need to make sure i’m understanding you correctly. 🙂

11 11 2009
teendramawhore

Oh, no worries! Comment with anything any time. Glad you like the site!

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