Live-Blog: Gossip Girl 3.13

8 03 2010

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GOSSIP GIRL

EPISODE 3.13: The Hurt Locket

  • Previously on: Blair and Serena want a new challenge, Chuck wants to turn a profit by the time he is 21, Olivia tells Dan his feelings for Vanessa are real, he says I love you to Vanessa and she’s silent, Jenny is intrigued by danger via Damian, Nate confesses he was in love with Serena, Serena is more interested in Tripp, Maureen finds a letter from Serena’s dad, seems Lily is having an affair with her ex-husband, Nate punches Tripp, Chuck sees someone at his dad’s grave and the woman leaves behind a locket
  • This is the first episode since Dec. 7.
  • The title is a play on The Hurt Locker, which won several awards at last night’s Oscars, including Best Picture.
  • Serena tells Blair Nate is coming home from somewhere tomorrow.
  • She’s excited. Apparently they text a lot.
  • Blair is more excited for Dorota’s return. She’s been away for the holidays.
  • Blair tells S to take it slow with Nate.
  • Blair finds the locket of Bart that Chuck had found at the grave.
  • Serena runs into Damian. They know each other. Apparently they went to boarding school together.
  • Of course everyone knows everyone…
  • He compliments her on her looks and said they had fun times in Spanish class.
  • She calls him “Mr. Perfect.”
  • He says he has to meet a friend but they should hang out sometime.
  • Turns out they’re both going to the French Ambassador’s dinner tomorrow night.
  • Blair shows Chuck the locket.
  • He says it’s a “worthless trinket.”
  • Blair says he should be curious about its origins.
  • He assumes the woman another concubine and he has better things to do than track her down.
  • Blair is excited for Chuck’s lunch with an elite Parisian.
  • He promises an introduction.
  • Blair leaves and Chuck looks at the locket. He gets a text from an Andrew Taylor who says he found the jeweler.
  • Jenny just got back from spending the holidays with her mom. She’s chatting with Lily.
  • Apparently Rufus is away.
  • Damian walks in and gives Jenny a present.
  • She shoos Lily out but Lily asks to speak with her alone.
  • Lily says she and Rufus haven’t discussed her having boys in her room.
  • Q1: Lily, if we wanted to ahve sex, we’d just go to a hotel.–Jenny
  • She swears things aren’t like that between them.
  • Lily says she lost Rufus’ itentiery and Jenny thinks he’s coming home today.
  • She goes back to her room.
  • In the gift box is a bunch of pills.
  • Rufus returns to the loft. He ignores a call from Lily.
  • Chuck is at the jewler. The guy says it’s his work and he sold it to Bart.
  • A woman came in a month ago to repair the hinge.
  • Chuck offers money for him to give more details about the woman. He says the locket is all he has left of him.
  • The guy is apprehensive but then checks his records.
  • The name is Elizabeth Fisher. Address: the Iroquois Hotel.
  • Serena returns home and there is Nate.
  • She looks SO happy.
  • Nate’s grandfather brought hm home early because he was sick of seeing him text Serena.
  • They kiss. And it’s hot. Totally.
  • Tomorrow is there first official date.
  • But wait…I wish we knew how they got to this point.
  • Serena says they should take it slow and he agrees.
  • Cue sexy kiss and makeout sesh.
  • And now they’re on the couch!
  • Have to apologize for missing awesome quotes at the beginning. That Gossip Girl is always too fast for me. (Actually the show is in general, but that’s a different story.)
  • Nate meets Dan for coffee.
  • Dan was hoping it was Vanessa. Apparently they haven’t spoken since his confession.
  • Dan says it’s his fault for trying to move too fast.
  • He says he read a lot about going from friends-to-lovers and that you should take it extra-slow. He says maybe it should apply to Nate and Serena.
  • So Dan is okay with Nate and Serena? Awkward.
  • Dan draws on his own experience with Serena, warning Nate that she’ll get caught up in the romance and physical stuff.
  • Serena meets Blair for lunch and she can tell they already hooked up.
  • Q2: You and Nate can be more than an affair to remember.–Blair
  • So Blair is okay with this, too? There was huge potential there. Disappointed we’re not seeing it.
  • Q3: You are the one thing Nate always wanted and could never have.–Blair
  • Blair warns Serena not to move to fast and over-satisfy him so he loses interest.
  • Blair suggests playing games and making him “work for it.”
  • ‘Cause, you know, Blair’s advice is always the best.
  • Damian and Jenny are plotting a drug deal. They’re debating how to pull it off at the state dinner.
  • The issue is getting the “package” into the dinner so it gets to “Viola.”
  • Jenny suggests she wear it by making a jacket and hiding it in there and switching jackets with Viola.
  • Damian is impressed. She playfully pulls his shoulders.
  • Lily and Dan run into each other outside the loft.
  • Lily is looking for Rufus.
  • Dan is surprised that Rufus hasn’t gone to see her if he’s indeed home.
  • They go inside and he’s not there but his stuff is.
  • Lily pretends not to be concerned. Rufus does less convincingly.
  • Blair wants to role play–she’s Anna Karenina–but Chuck is MIA. She calls him.
  • Apparently Chuck skipped his lunch and he’s skipping their sex date.
  • Blair finds a folder and it has the stuff about the locket in there.
  • She asks Chuck why he missed lunch and he doesn’t mention the locket.
  • She looks a little hurt.
  • Chuck is outside the hotel. Elizabeth has returned and knows Chuck was waiting…so she checked out mmediately.
  • Nate walks in and is amused by Blair’s outfit.
  • Rufus looks sad and contemplative on the street.
  • He runs into the woman from 3.12. I forget her name.
  • She asks if he’s back for good.
  • He says he’s not sure. He needs to talk to Lily and she needs to explain (about the letter) but he’s not sure he wants to hear it.
  • She suggests they grab coffee. He accepts and offers his arm.
  • Serena goes over to Nate’s. They kiss almost immediately and she comes onto him further.
  • Nate suggests he go to the dinner tomorrow alone.
  • Serena asks what’s wrong and he says they shouldn’t rush into things like he said.
  • Q4: So the plan went from having sex on Eleanor Waldorf’s floor to not seeing each other?–Serena
  • Nate reiterates that their plan was not rushing into things.
  • Serena sarcastically says, “The last thing I want to do is rush into things,” ’cause, you know, they’ve waited years.
  • She walks out and calls Damian. She asks if he has a date for the dinner tomorrow.
  • He enthusiastically accepts.
  • Q5: No matter what language you say it in, sounds like S just started the clock on a ticking time bomb.–Gossip Girl
  • Promo for High Society, reality show about Tinsley Mortimer who cameo-ed as herself in 2.01.
  • My local news just had a promo advertising a story on sex, drugs and something else related to Gossip Girl and what parents can learn. Hmmm.
  • Next day. Breakfast time.
  • Dan calls Rufus out on staying at the loft and being away from Lily.
  • He explains he had a fight with Lily.
  • Dan says that must be why he made him and Jenny spend the holidays with their mom.
  • Rufus said that has nothing to do with it.
  • Dan asks why Rufus isn’t talking to Lily.
  • Rufus doesn’t want to explain himself.
  • Dan calls him out on telling him to always be honest.
  • Q6: I really hope you’re not going to let your marriage die because you’re scared to take your own advice.–Dan
  • You tell ’em, Dan! (How often do we say that?)
  • Jenny shows Damian her sweater. She’s proud.
  • He explains that their dinner will have to be another night.
  • Jenny is taken aback. This was her plan. They had plans.
  • Damian says anyone can wear the jacket.
  • He explains he’s going with Serena to the dinner.
  • Jenny says S is with Nate now. How does she know? I wish we saw the steps that got S and Nate from the hospital scene to now.
  • Damian says Serena asked him.
  • Jenny explains Serena has changed since he knew her and Damian says he won’t tell her about the drugs then.
  • She says if he doesn’t tell her, she will. To which he says, then he’ll blow Jenny’s cover, too.
  • He promises Jenny her cut and leaves.
  • Blair is disappointed to see Chuck isn’t ready for the event. She wants to mingle with the Parisian elite.
  • He is blowing her off and Blair guesses it has to do with the “floozy.”
  • Chuck says the woman isn’t random based on the clues he has: she knew his dad, his mom’s favorite flower, had the locket and recognized him at the grave.
  • Blair says she knows he’s been searching for weeks and come up empty-handed so why can’t he take the time to go to one dinner?
  • Q7: I know you may find this hard to comprehend but some things are more important than your social climbing agenda.–Chuck
  • Damn, Chuck. You REALLY tell ’em!
  • Blair walks away hurt and mad.
  • Damian and Serena arrive at the event. She’s wearing the sweater.
  • Nate sees from afar. He’s peeved.
  • Jenny walks over and says the guy is Damian and she thinks S and him hooked up at boarding school.
  • Nate admits he didn’t know and asks Jenny what she’s doing there.
  • She says Nate has come to her rescue plenty of times and she can return the favor now. They enter together.
  • Serena and Nate confront each other about coming with “him” and “her.”
  • Jenny and Damian spar, too. Jenny wants to finish what she started–the drug deal.
  • Q8: So much for diplomacy. Let the international games begin.–Gossip Girl
  • 90210 promo. I will be live-blogging it tomorrow at 8pm eastern.
  • Blair walks over to Serena and is surprised to see Damian instead of Nate.
  • Damian excuses himself and Blair is pleased S is taking her advice and with a hot guy.
  • Serena says her plan is juvenile but it seems to be working, though Jenny is here.
  • Blair says despite Jenny, she’ll get Nate right where wants him.
  • Blair gushes over one of the Parisian girls. Viola?
  • Serena and Blair do a cute kiss on both cheeks.
  • Damian walks over to the girl. They talk in French.
  • Jenny walks over and Viola walks away.
  • Q9: Wow. French people really are rude.–Jenny
  • I’m sure the international fans will love that!
  • Nate asks Serena why she’s here with this guy. Serena explains Nate uninvited her.
  • Damian walks over and says he’ll introduce Serena to people. They walk away and Nate is none too pleased.
  • Damian and Nate do look alike. They could do the whole Jenny/Serena mask plot thing.
  • Damian asks what’s Nate’s deal is.
  • Serena explains she wants to make Nate jealous.
  • Damian says they can if they turn it up a notch.
  • He tries to kiss her and Serena resists.
  • He makes a comment about wanting her throughout boarding school and tries to remove the sweater.
  • Serena gets POed very quickly and storms off.
  • Damian realizes he just messed up his chance to get the sweater for the drug deal and Jenny notices.
  • Chuck shows up and Blair is talking a mile-a-minute about stalking one of the diplomats.
  • Chuck tries to explain why has more pressing things on his mind.
  • Q10: I think that whore may be my mother.–Chuck
  • How is that not a commercial break cut?
  • Jenny tells Nate Serena is about to leave and he should stop her.
  • Nate says he tried listening to Dan but this isn’t fun anymore.
  • Q11: Why would you take advice from a guy that has a cabbage patch doll?–Jenny
  • Love it!
  • Q12: The masquerade ball was two years ago. Don’t let Serena get away again.–Jenny
  • That kind of gave me chills. I love references to the past like that.
  • Blair reminds Chuck that his mom died in childbirth.
  • Chuck says he knows it seems crazy and that’s why it’s hard for him to talk about this.
  • He explains it’s not unusual for a lover of his dad’s to know his name but his dad only had one locket made and it has an E on it and this woman had it.
  • Q13: Do you think anything can be more painful than killing my own mother and having my dad hate me for my whole life? If there’s any chance this isn’t what happened, I have to know.–Chuck
  • Now that is definitely chill-inducing.
  • Blair says nothing is more important than being with him for this. Aw.
  • They leave together.
  • Just don’t get why Blair didn’t realize this was important to him from the start, regardless of whether she thought it had any significance.
  • Gossip Girl says something about seizing the moment or whatever you can grab…
  • Cue someone grabbing Serena and pulling her into a room? Closet?
  • Nate pulls Serena into the coat closet.
  • She says she doesn’t want to be with him if he only wants her because she’s with someone else.
  • He explains that’s not it. He’s just nervous because they waited a really long time for this.
  • She agrees and they start making out and undressing in the coat room. The sweater is off! (Other things, too.)
  • Rufus walks into the penthouse and tells Lily they need to talk.
  • She’s happy to see him
  • Q14: I guess you should’ve thought about that before you spent the night in a hotel room with your ex-husband.–Rufus
  • Rufus says he wants to know what happened and he’s not interested in anymore lies.
  • Damian is looking for Serena.
  • Serena and Nate are making out on a couch. Still pretty clothed.
  • She suggests they leave as people are getting their coats but Nate wants to finish what they started. LOL
  • Damian puts on his jacket, looking defeated.
  • Jenny comes over and asks if he’s having fun.
  • He says no and tells Jenny she can gloat.
  • Q15: You’re the one that screwed up a major deal because you wanted to fulfill a high school dream of being with Serena van der Woodsen.–Jenny
  • Damian admits he messed up and says he lost his chance to get the money he needed to re-pay his father (for what?) and he should go home to his country now.
  • Jenny spies the sweater on the floor and calls Damian over.
  • She yells at a woman in the coat room for dropping it, saying it’s Viola’s and the woman now must make sure Viola gets it at the end of the night.
  • Quick thinking, J!
  • Chuck and Blair find Elizabeth in a hotel (?)
  • Chuck says he saw her at the grave and she apologizes for running off.
  • She says she was visiting her mother’s grave, paying her respects.
  • Chuck calls her out on being there late at night, with his mother’s favorite flowers and knowing his name.
  • She She admits she had a fling with Bart along ago and says Chuck looks like his dad and that’s how she knew who he was.
  • Chuck says he looks like his mother–hint, hint.
  • She says she never met his mother.
  • Chuck shows her the locket.
  • She says that is a locket Bart gave her–but she thinks all his girlfriends got one. She suggests he keeps it.
  • She apologizes for not being more helpful and walks away.
  • Chuck looks crushed and apologizes to Blair for wasting her time.
  • She says she needs to go to the bathroom and then they’ll leave.
  • Of course she goes to talk to Elizaebth.
  • She says knows Elizabeth is hiding something.
  • She explains Chuck spent his life thinking he killed his mother and if she knows something that can take away that pain for even a second, she needs to share it. Otherwise…
  • Q16: Leaving town means never having to say your sorry.–Blair
  • Odd play on the line from Love Story. Kind of insulting, I think.
  • Q17: Can there be a secret even B can’t crack?–Gossip Girl
  • Lily explains to Rufus she was scared and exhausted because CeCe was sick and she sought out her ex-husband because he’s a doctor.
  • Q18: Tell me you didn’t sleep with your ex-husband.–Rufus
  • Lily says she didn’t sleep with him. They did kiss “but that’s all.”
  • Q19: It must’ve been one helluva kiss to build all these lies around it.–Rufus
  • Touche, Rufus.
  • Q20: “It didn’t mean anything.” “We were engaged. It means something to me.”–Lily and Rufus
  • He starts to leave and Lily asks where he’s going and he says he’s not ready to talk to her anymore.
  • Dan is leaving Vanessa a message, saying he hasn’t heard from her so she probably doesn’t want to hear from him.
  • Oh, wow. Didn’t even notice she’s been MIA. Oops.
  • He explains things haven’t been good here and says he’d like to talk to her.
  • Rufus is going down the elevator and stops on the floor of that lady. (What is her name, dammit?!)
  • He does to her door and they shared a few awkward looks and he walks in.
  • Serena and Nate are post-coital. She suggests they leave.
  • Serena asks him to grab her jacket.
  • Nate notices it’s missing. They’re both perplexed.
  • Cut to Viola walking out wearing it.
  • Jenny and Damian are pleased.
  • Jenny says she’s glad Damian is sticking around.
  • She actually looks pretty good in these scenes.
  • He offers his arm and she reminds him it wasn’t a date and if he wants a date, he’ll have to ask.
  • Nate and Serena walk out of the party giddily and then share a slow kiss.
  • Q21: No matter how long it took, it was worth the wait.–Gossip Girl
  • So true! I look forward to seeing where this goes…
  • Blair asks Chuck if he’s okay.
  • He says he’s spent 18 years thinking his mom was dead and it was misguided thinking one of his dad’s girlfriends would change that.
  • Q22: I don’t have a real mother, Blair. I never will.–Chuck
  • Tears in my eyes!
  • Q23: It doesn’t mean you’re alone. I love you, Chuck. And I’ll always be your family.–Blair
  • She kisses him on the cheek and walks away.
  • Sweet, nice to say but of course doesn’t dilute the sadness he feels right now.
  • Chuck holds the locket.
  • Elizabeth looks at her phone.
  • Chuck gets up from his seat.
  • His phone is vibrating.
  • Elizabeth is calling, holding half a locket that shows a young woman with a newborn. Her and Chuck?
  • Fade to black. Have to say…I really enjoyed!
  • Preview: Serena and Nate are post-coital again, Jenny and Damian are hooking up, Lily and find pills, Chuck tells Blair, Nate and Serena that Elizabeth is his mother

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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8 03 2010
Rinth de Shadley

I can hardly wait to read your blog about it, but I haven’t seen the episode yet! It is so great to have new episodes again.

I have been just buried in homework this term, but it will be good to take a break with Serena and Blair and everyone again … not to mention with my favorite drama news site!

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