Live-Blog: One Tree Hill 7.22 and Gossip Girl 3.22

17 05 2010

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ONE TREE HILL

EPISODE 7.22: Almost Everything I’d Wish I Said The Last Time I Saw You

  • Previously on: None!
  • Moment of silence for Beverly Hills 90210, please.
  • This is the seventh season finale…and possibly the series finale.
  • As of 4:30pm today, One Tree Hill’s cast and crew did not know whether the show would be renewed.
  • The episode title is the name of a Wakey!Wakey! album and song. Wakey!Wakey! is essentially Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill).
  • Pool. Haley jumps in. What we saw last week.
  • She flashes back to her first tutoring session with Nathan!
  • Love it!
  • And their first rain kiss.
  • Kiss in bed when they make love for the first time.
  • Kiss on the football field when the sprinkles go off.
  • First wedding.
  • Second wedding.
  • Her bracelet floating in the water after the limo accident.
  • Prom.
  • Jamie’s birth.
  • TEARS. All mine.
  • Playing with Jamie in season 5.
  • Limo crash.
  • Haley screaming after Nathan as he jumps in the water.
  • This is all intersperses with Haley in the pool.
  • Cut to Nathan pulling her out!
  • Asking her if she’s okay and telling her to breathe.
  • Haley starts to cry.
  • Cut to Haley in therapy.
  • Says she was just trying to feel “something” and “alive.”
  • It didn’t but it made her want to.
  • Brooke’s house.
  • A poster for Julian’s movie is hanging in the living room.
  • Seven Dreams Til Tuesday is the name and the poster has Alex and Josh on it.
  • Love the title. Wish we knew what the movie was actually about, lol!
  • They are happy to look at the poster.
  • Clay and Quinn in bed. Naked.
  • Do not need to see this!
  • Clay suggests they go to Julian’s movie premiere.
  • And talk Naley into going, too. It would be good for them.
  • They flirt. Dirty.
  • Clay says he’s insanely in love, as he promised. I am ready to barf.
  • Therapist says he wishes he had a magical sure for Haley.
  • But depression is a struggle.
  • Some days people just wake up and feel better than the day before.
  • Jamie is playing in the pool. It’s empty now.
  • Haley comes out.
  • He asks how she’s feeling.
  • She asks what he was saying about snow the other day.
  • He says Brooke says there’s snow in Utah and that’s where everyone is going.
  • Haley gives him a hat to try on.
  • Q1: I don’t want your ears to get cold in the snow.–Haley
  • He’s thrilled.
  • He wants to go tell Nathan.
  • Before he does, she gives him a gold star.
  • (Remember, that’s what they talked about last week?)
  • She seems a lot better super fast. Ugh.
  • 90210 finale promo!
  • Utah!
  • Reminds me of Everwood. I miss Everwood. Now there was a show that was canceled too soon!
  • Everyone is in the living room of the house they are saying in.
  • 12 people, six bedrooms and a couple of couches.
  • Naley, Brulian, Alex, Chase, Skills, Jamie, Quinn, Clay, Mouth. Did I get them all?
  • Everyone darts for a bed. Brulian will have the master.
  • Mouth and Skills seem buddies again.
  • Skills says they haven’t talked about it but Lauren told him that Mouth was putting their friendship first.
  • Mouth says he wants to get back to the way it used to be.
  • Skills agrees.
  • He’s excited to rock his new coat.
  • It’s all fur.
  • Jamie and the boys play in the snow outside.
  • Jamie says he got some in his mouth.
  • Q2: As long as it’s not yellow, I think it’ll be fine.–Nathan
  • Jamie doesn’t know who Chase is!
  • Chase says he’s the bartender at Tric.
  • Q3: Whatever. You’re no Grubbs.–Jamie
  • Cut to WakeyWakey’s Light Outside playing. I think that’s the name of the song. James Lafferty starred in the video.
  • And Grubbs playing in the Tric studio with a full backing band.
  • Waste of time. Seriously. Where is the justification? WHERE?!
  • The guys attack the Brooke and Alex and Mouth and Skills as they walk by.
  • Snowball fight ensues.
  • I’m sorry but they went from a really dark last few episodes and dark beginning to this in NO TIME FLAT and it is really hard to get into. It was just a sudden, abrupt change. Like they’re rushing. Which they are. As they have been.
  • But I’m sure the cast had tons of fun filming these scenes. Bully for them, I guess.
  • Nathan spies Haley in the house still, watching them all play.
  • This is all intercut with Grubbs performing, btw.
  • Julian and Brooke in a hot tub.
  • Familiar place for Brooke. Heh.
  • Julian says they need audiences to love the movie, they need to sell it and decide what’s next.
  • Brooke says to just enjoy it.
  • LOL Jamie is in the tub, too!
  • He says to enjoy it and that it’s a good life.
  • Alex and everyone are trying to get into a club.
  • She says her name and they won’t let them in.
  • They like Skills’ coat and he gets to come in with everyone. LOL
  • Everyone dancing.
  • Alex and Chase kind of grinding.
  • Clay finds Quinn looking sad.
  • She’s worried about Haley.
  • Clay says she’s with Nate and fine.
  • He has white wine for her and a kiss.
  • And a spare key to the show because she loses things, apparently.
  • I guess this is foreshadowing.
  • She says she doesn’t need the key. She doesn’t need things.
  • She goes to dance with Skills.
  • Chase asks Alex where
  • Q4: You’re like the devil, aren’t you?–Alex
  • He says he just broke up with Mia.
  • She says “so?”
  • He says he’s taking off and locking his door. But he’s so kind of flirting.
  • Skills said Quinn wasn’t sexy dancing and returns her to Clay. LOL
  • Mia asks Grubbs how he’s doing.
  • He’s starting at a flower he gave to Miranda. She left it behind.
  • Mia says it doesn’t mean she doesn’t miss him.
  • He says there’s so much he wishes he would’ve said the last time he saw her.
  • (Get it?)
  • She asks what he did say.
  • He says nothing.
  • She says to say it here. Write one last song and finish the record.
  • And she next he can start the tour in London (where Miranda is) and water the flower (to give to her).
  • She says she knows it’s tough now but it will get better. And says to do one more song.
  • Clay is in his bedroom int he house. He’s drinking wine.
  • He says it’s a good night.
  • And Clay comes out in a sexy bra and panties.
  • Q4: And now it’s a better night.–Clay
  • She says he was right about losing stuff. She lost her clothes.
  • She walks away and he asks where she’s going.
  • She says she lost her way to the bed and will sleep somewhere else.
  • She goes into another room, where you can see through the fireplace and he sees her taking off her underwear.
  • TOO MUCH.
  • Oh, Josh is there, too.
  • Alex is sharing a bed with him.
  • He says she’s surprised she’s not in Chase’s bed.
  • She says his door was locked. LOL
  • He says he knows. He tried, too. LOL
  • She asks if he thinks about coming out.
  • He says no. His mom loves this leading man version of him.
  • Q5: If I was a mom, I don’t think there’d be any words that could make me not love my child. Unless those words were ‘Mom, I made a sex tape.’–Alex
  • Nathan is relaxing with Haley.
  • He says what a great time Jamie is having.
  • Q6: I know you came here for him. And I love you for that, Haley.–Nathan
  • Q7: Please don’t think I take that for granted.–Haley
  • I missed her next sentence. Damn.
  • Q8: You saved me so many times. I worry that I’ve been selfish with you, that I’ve taken advantage of your strength and your selflessness and that I’ve broken you somehow.” “No. You haven’t. You didn’t. I just have a weight on my heart now that I didn’t have before. It was lighter today, though.”–Naley
  • They kiss. Even though she’s crying.
  • Sad.
  • Gossip girl promo
  • Haley and Quinn are walking in the snow.
  • Haley says it reminds her of mom.
  • Quinn says mom believed in reincarnation so they’ll see her again.
  • She asks Haley what she will be.
  • Haley says “different.”
  • Quinn says an owl.
  • Q9: I just wish she could be her again.–Haley
  • Jamie is crawling in his snow fort. I forget who built it.
  • Alex and Chase are bantering about him locking his door.
  • They are on a ski lift. But with snowboards.
  • I missed what he said. Poo.
  • Jamie is laying in his fort.
  • Haley comes over and crawls in.
  • She’s so happy with him but not other times. Hm.
  • She asks Jamie what he likes about the fort.
  • He likes that it’s quite and safe.
  • She says she wanted to go into town and buy a dress.
  • She asks if he wants to get a suit for the premiere.
  • He asks to pick it out himself and she agrees.
  • She says the fort is cool and he agrees.
  • Now she doesn’t look so happy again.
  • Quinn is looking for Clay in the house.
  • She finds a note.
  • No cell phone coverage and he’s gone for lunch at a diner.
  • He makes a dig at her losing things.
  • She decides to go into the hot tub.
  • She goes out and realizes she wants a beer…and realizes she locked herself out. Of course.
  • And now she’s freezing, running around and trying all the doors.
  • She has a great body. No denying that.
  • She finds a hat and boots outside and it cuts to her trekking in the snow. LOL
  • She walks into the dinner. Of course she’s not red and doesn’t look freezing at all.
  • Clay is with he boys.
  • She demands the key.
  • He asks what happened and she just asks for the key again.
  • He gives it. She takes a fry and leaves.
  • Haley is trying on a dress in the store.
  • Jamie comes up dressed in a royal-like suit.
  • She says he can get it.
  • Q11: Your grandma would’ve loved you in this suit.–Haley
  • Q12: Hey, mama. You’re pretty when you smile. I missed it.–Jamie
  • Apparently it’s a Spanish-style suit. Whatevs.
  • Julian is freaking out about his hair.
  • Brooke says he looks great and the movie is great and he is great.
  • Q13: “And we need to get out of this bedroom or you’re going to miss your premiere.” “What would I do without you, Brooke Davis?”–Julian and Brooke
  • Q14: Come on. Your dad and your destiny are waiting.–Brooke
  • They kiss.
  • Cuts to people applauding in a theater.
  • Paul goes on stage.
  • Says when he his son called to make a movie with him, he thought it might be a good chance to reconnect.
  • But he says he was gone so much over the years, they never connected in the first place and that was a shame.
  • He says his expression when he finishes a movie: “Let’s kick it out of the nest and see if it flies.”
  • He says he kicked Julian out of the nest…
  • Q15: And it’s been a pleasure watching you soar.–Paul
  • Aw.
  • The lights go down.
  • Julian excuses himself.
  • The title screen starts.
  • Julian is outside.
  • Alex comes out and says it’s starting.
  • He says he’s going to wait til it’s over.
  • Alex says Paul said nice things about him.
  • He tells her to watch it with audience so she can see how good she is an actor and a writer.
  • Q16: Everything is going to be okay. Because it already is.–Alex
  • Or something like that.
  • She goes back in as Nathan and Jamie come out.
  • Q17: Opened with a sex scene. Good work, Polanski.–Nathan
  • LOLOLOL
  • Q18: So you’re not watching it, either? Were you grossed out, too? Let’s go get a drink.–Jamie
  • Cut to them sitting at a bar. Julian has a beer. Jamie has a Roy Rogers.
  • Julian says his film has romance.
  • Jamie doesn’t think anyone wants to see that.
  • Julian says he doesn’t know what anyone wants to buy it.
  • Jamie gives Julian his gold star, saying it brought Haley good luck.
  • Everyone watching the movie. Alex voiceover. With Josh.
  • Good quote. I missed it.
  • Q19: I’m not afraid of anything. I have you.–Elise, played by Alex
  • Josh whispers she was good in that scene and h’s tired of being afraid.
  • Tears are rolling down her face.
  • Jamie comes outside and tells Julian it’s still packed and good that no one left.
  • Julian asks what happened onscreen.
  • Jamie says they’re kissing and thinks it’s almost over.
  • And it is. You can hear clapping.
  • Jamie comes back and says they liked it.
  • Julian looks confused and surprised. LOL
  • Still applauding when he walks back in.
  • He gets a standing ovation.
  • Really?
  • 90210 promo
  • Paul tells Julian the screening went great and buys are interested.
  • And coming down soon.
  • Paul says he can get them up to $4 million.
  • Tells Julian not to interrupt.
  • Cut to a guy offering 2.5 and Julian yells “deal!”
  • LOL
  • Paul gets it up to 3.
  • Alex and Josh are on a red carpet doing press.
  • Reporter says he’s a real leading man and they have chemistry.
  • Is it because they’re together in real life?
  • He says actually, they’re not together.
  • He hesitates like, he’s going to come out.
  • And ultimately doesn’t, and says he’s happy about the hot single women.
  • Cut to Grubbs playing again in the studio.
  • Haley in the snot fort.
  • Everyone cheers for Julian as he jumps in the show.
  • Brooke joins Haley in the snow fore.
  • Q20: “You didn’t have to check on me. I’m fine.” “I’m not. I just needed fresh ice for my cocktail.”–Haley and Brooke
  • Chase jumps in the snow.
  • Skills is cold. Doesn’t know where his coat is.
  • Cuts to Mouth wearing at the club as he’s dancing surrounded by people, including the Spring Break contest winners.
  • Baley are laughing hysterically. Wish we knew what about!
  • Quinn is now there, too.
  • Cheap!
  • All intercut with Grubbs playing, btw.
  • And now it’s just Baley again, with Brooke putting her arm around her.
  • As someone reminded me of on Twitter, it should be Brooke and Peyton in the snow fort. They used to build them. =(
  • Gossip Girl promo
  • Jamie is outside. He screams “bearrrrrrrrrrrr!”
  • He asks Jamie if it’s hibernating.
  • I bet it’s Mouth.
  • Yup.
  • It’s Mouth, half in the snow fort with the fur coat over him.
  • Alex wakes up as Josh is packing.
  • He’s flying to Denver to see his parents…they need to talk.
  • She says she thinks it’s a really good idea. He hopes so.
  • Wow. Alex reveals her real name is Alice Whitehead!
  • Q21: I guess we all have our secrets. Believe it or not, I’m really gonna miss you.–Alex
  • He kisses her forehead. It’s sweet. When did they get so close? LOL
  • Grubbs is at the studio, all packed with his stuff. He leaves with a flower.
  • A note he left with a CD has the song title and London as the first tour spot.
  • Haley is outside. She sees an Owl and walks closer to it.
  • It doesn’t fly away. Just stares at her.
  • She’s happy. It’s a sign to her.
  • She runs away but looks back.
  • Brulian are walking in the snow.
  • Julian says it’s magical.
  • Brooke says everything has been perfect.
  • Julian says he’s had help.
  • Jamie gave him a gold star. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a black engagement box.
  • Q21: Oh, wait. That’s not it. That’s the engagement ring I got you.–Julian
  • Q22: Everyone says the next thing I do, the next choice I make is going to define me, my career, my life. Well, the next thing I want to do is ask you to be my wife and tell you how much I love you and that nothing else matters. When I look into your eyes Brooke, I see the rest of my life.–Julian
  • I think I got that right…
  • She’s crying. I’m tearing.
  • He gets down on one knee.
  • Q23: “Marry me, Brooke Davis.” “Yes. I love you so much.” “I was hoping you were going to say that.”–Julian and Brooke
  • Yay!!!!!
  • Haley gives Jamie a hug outside the fort.
  • She suggests they go sledding.
  • He will go tell everyone.
  • Nathan asks if she’s okay.
  • Q24: No, but I will be.–Haley
  • They hug and kiss.
  • Everyone comes up on a hill with their sleds.
  • Pans across to show everyone. A disjointed group if I ever saw one.
  • Nathan says it’s a long way down.
  • Jamie says it’s a piece of cake and takes off.
  • Haley’s next.
  • Brulian.
  • And the others.
  • Looks like a lot of fun.
  • And it’s REALLY snowing.
  • They’ll all standing at the foot of another hill.
  • Jamie says it’s a long way up.
  • Haley says it’s just a hill and they’ll climb it together.
  • Everyone sets off.
  • Back in Tree Hill. Wow. Changing zip codes like nobody’s business.
  • Alex is with Chase in her hotel room.
  • She puts up her movie poster.
  • Says she might get a place of her own and stay in town.
  • Q25: Say you’ll go out with me and then it will be.–Alex
  • He agrees.
  • And she kisses him, quickly and sweetly.
  • Chase gets a text from Mia. Sh think she made a mistake and misses him.
  • Brooke’s house. Poster is still on the wall.
  • Q26: “You know what I like about the movie? You get the sense they all can live happily ever after.” “They are.”–Brulian
  • Haley joins Nathan in bed.
  • Q27: “These aren’t sad tears. They’re happy tears.” “How about from now on, we do smiles when we’re happy instead?”–Haley and Nathan
  • Q28: I’m pregnant. I think it’s going to be girl.–Haley
  • He kisses her. He’s thrilled.
  • Me…I don’t know.
  • Q29: Nice work, daddy.–Haley
  • Clay and Quinn are on the couch. She’s sleepy.
  • Where are they?
  • They do more sweet talk.
  • Q30: The truth is, without you, I’d be the one who’s lost.–Clay
  • She says “nice save” and they exchange “I love you.”s
  • She gets up.
  • He’s left on the couch.
  • Quinn goes into her room, turns on a light.
  • There’s Katie with a gun.
  • Shoots Quinn.
  • Is this at Naley’s or Clay’s house?
  • He hears the gun shot and runs in.
  • She shoots Clay.
  • Katie leaves.
  • Fade to black.
  • The rumored ending was sorta true.
  • Need time to process. But I know I’m NOT happy.
  • On to Gossip Girl!

GOSSIP GIRL

EPISODE 3.22: Last Tango, Then Paris

  • Previously On: Jenny tells William that everyone knows about his deal. Serena sends William off before the cops. She hands up on Nate. She cuddles on Dan. Jenny wants her life back to normal. Rufus says she needs to get back to normal. Chuck says to Blair he’ll wait for her at the top of the Empire State Building. If she’s not there, he is closing his heart. She says she won’t be there.
  • This is the third season finale.
  • The title is a play on the film Last Tango In Paris.
  • Opens at Grand Central Station.
  • Georgina is a blonde wig, winding her way through the crowd.
  • Q1: No matter how far you run, you can never truly escape.–Gossip Girl
  • She says everything catches up to you in the end, and when it does, it kicks your ass.
  • Rufus is distracted at breakfast.
  • Lily guesses it’s about Jenny.
  • She suggests he talk with her.
  • No. He sent her to the loft so he can plan a next move.
  • He says short of sending her away, he doesn’t know what to do.
  • Lily says that would be a mistake. And she doesn’t to split Eric and Jenny.
  • Enter Eric. Who says they can split them.
  • Lily says they’re siblings.
  • Q2: No, not by choice…So go ahead, send her crazy ass away. And if I were you, I’d do it sooner than later before she hurts anybody else.–Eric
  • Foreshadowing.
  • Nate wakes up. Jenny is beside him. All awake, though.
  • Nate fell asleep as they were talking last night.
  • She thanks him for listening.
  • He says that’s all it was or something.
  • Q3: I get it. You and I our friends. You love Serena. But I guess love is a one way street right now.–Jenny
  • Chuck comes in.
  • He says he knows nothing happened because he heard Nate snoring and saw New Moon on the PPV bill. LOL
  • She excuses herself.
  • Chuck warns Nate to be careful.
  • Nate asks what he knows about relationships.
  • Chuck says a lot and he’s trying to save his and Nate should do the same.
  • Dorota is VERY pregnant.
  • She’s having trouble serving the Waldorfs.
  • Once the baby is born, Eleanor and whathisface are leaving.
  • They ask if she’s coming.
  • She says her only plans are a second date with Cameron and saying away from the ESB.
  • She excuses herself and takes Dorota with her.
  • She wants Dorota to chaperone her date.
  • She needs to make sure that no matter what, she doesn’t go near the ESB.
  • Q3: I defriend Mr. Chuck in Facebook and in life but this is pretty romantic thing he’s doing.–Dorota
  • Dorota warns her about losing Chuck forever.
  • Blair says she understands but if she goes near the building, there will be a massacre.
  • Georgina is in Chuck’s place.
  • He’s surprised to see her.
  • She says she doesn’t want revenge. She needs help. She’s scared.
  • He says even if he believed her, he doesn’t care.
  • She says something about Russians.
  • He says he has business to attend to.
  • She asks if he can wait til he gets back.
  • He says she leaves now with him or security.
  • Jenny is at the loft.
  • Spies Serena’s bag.
  • And sees Dan and Serena sleeping in bed.
  • Jenny shakes her head and takes a picture.
  • Phone rings, waking Dan.
  • It’s Nate. He ignores the call.
  • Serena wakes up.
  • She’s shocked it’s morning.
  • Why were her pants off?!
  • Dan says last night was a mistake.
  • Serena says it was, too. And it was meaningless.
  • Dan says they just had wine. And talked.
  • Serena says one kiss happened.
  • And it was old friends falling into a comfortable pattern.
  • And he loves Vanessa. And she loves Nate.
  • She says they don’t have to tell anyone.
  • They go to hug.
  • And he almost kisses her!!!!
  • Aw. I miss them. But I also like Serenate. HELP!
  • Q4: Spotted: A family reunion only Faulkner would believe in. I used to think S and Lonely Boy were the most boring couple on the Upper East Side but what makes them great together is when they’re supposed to be with other people.–Gossip Girl
  • Everyone gets the GG alert.
  • Dan sees a coffee cup that is Jenny’s in the loft. He realizes she took the picture and sent it in.
  • Serena gets the alert and asks the taxi to take her to the Empire Hotel quickly.
  • 90210 promo
  • Blair gets a call from Serena.
  • Q5: It’s that a little 08? Like maxi-dresses and Miley Cyrus?–Blair
  • Blair says you can try on clothes again but not to actually wear them out.
  • S says Jenny is responsible.
  • S says J is in Brooklyn.
  • Blair gets an idea. I guess she wants revenge on their behalf.
  • Cameron and Dorota are standing nearby.
  • Cameron is holding a newspaper, which has the ESB on the cover.
  • Blair asks them to make a detour.
  • S calls Dan. Wants to make sure they are on the same page.
  • Dan says they are.
  • S calls the kiss meaningless.
  • Before he can agree, Rufus comes over.
  • Asks if he saw S wearing his Lincoln Hawk shirt. LOL
  • He saw GG.
  • Neither one knows where Jenny is.
  • Dan says J is out of control.
  • Yesterday she was targeting Rufus’ marriage and now it’s D, S, V and N.
  • Dan says J must be stopped.
  • Rufus says she’s bound to show up sooner or later.
  • Serena gets to the hotel.
  • Chuck says Nate isn’t there.
  • And tells S to think hard about what she wants or stop playing games.
  • Nate comes in.
  • Q6: I wish I could say I was happy to see you.–Nate
  • She says nothing happen. They only fell asleep talking.
  • She says they both did something wrong. She turned to Dan after what he did.
  • He says her dad was wrong.
  • She says it wasn’t up to him to decide that.
  • He asks if anything happened and she swears nothing did and says she wants try to fix it.
  • Blair enters the loft. There’s Jenny.
  • Q7: Someone has to give you the smack down you so richly deserve. That it’s me that gets to do it is just the cherry on top.–Blair
  • Q8: For three years, you’ve tried to worm your way into our worlds.–Blair
  • Blair says it’s one thing to copy what she wore and did at Constance.
  • Q9: Nate and Serena? That’s mythic. You don’t mess with that and survive.–Blair
  • Wow.
  • She says S loves N. And D loves V. And Chuck loves her.
  • Q10: But, you, Jenny, no one loves you. Except your daddy. And after what you pulled yesterday, who knows if that’s even true anymore. Guess you’ll find out now.–Blair
  • Enter Rufus.
  • Blair tells Dan not screw up Serenate.
  • Dan says nothing happened.
  • Blair says S said the same but she doubts it’s true.
  • Dan says what if life is giving you signs and you ignore them and just be a coward instead?
  • Aw, he’s totally digging S again!
  • No concern about the family implications?
  • Blair says she doesn’t believe in signs.
  • She turns her head and can see the ESB.
  • Cut to Chuck at the top with flowers.
  • Cut to Blair sending Cameron off in a cab.
  • She tells Dorota they have a deadline to make.
  • Dorota kind of yelps. She’s in labor!
  • Blair and Dan help her into a cab.
  • Q11: Dorota’s water might not be the only thing breaking tonight.–Gossip Girl
  • WOW. Did they just go there?!
  • I mean, we know what’s coming. But that’s a little…wow.
  • Rufus tells Jenny he spoke to Allison and they decided Jenny will finish high school in Hudson.
  • It will be a new start.
  • Q12: Dad, this city is all I have. If I leave, I’ll have nothing.–Jenny
  • He says it’s done.
  • She’s kinda crying.
  • Dorota is a hospital bed.
  • Vanya comes in with with Eleanor and Cyrus.
  • Dorota tells Blair to go so she makes the deadline.
  • Q13: You have my blessing. We both get what we want now.–Dorota
  • Blair runs out as Serena arrives.
  • S sees Dan.
  • Dan says he feels guilty.
  • S says she does, too.
  • But she doesn’t think this is a good time to tell Nate.
  • But Nate is behind them!
  • He says they don’t have to tell them. He knows.
  • Wow. Such a Dawson’s Creek “The Longest Day” repeat!
  • Blair runs into Georgina as she’s leaving. Blair is surprised to see her.
  • Q14: People don’t just kiss because they’re upset. People kiss because they have feelings for each other.–Nate
  • Nate asks if she does.
  • S deflects by saying she’s with N and D’s with V.
  • Nate says he should call V in Haiti and tell her.
  • S tells him to leave V out of it.
  • Dorota is still in labor.
  • Blair arrives at the ESB.
  • Nate is playing with pictures on his phone. I don’t quite get it.
  • It’s a girl for Dorota.
  • Blair reaches the observation desk.
  • She doesn’t see Chuck.
  • She asks a worker.
  • Before he can answer, she sees the flowers in the garbage and knows he left them.
  • Was she late?! They didn’t make it clear.
  • Jenny walks into the hotel room, asking for Nate.
  • A light turns on. It’s Chuck. He was sitting in the dark.
  • Q15: I did the most romantic thing I could of. It didn’t work. It was never going to.–Chuck
  • Jenny says she’s sorry.
  • He takes a drink.
  • J says since N isn’t there, he’ll go.
  • Chuck says she can stay. She has before.
  • J says that’s always with Nate.
  • Chuck says if she wants to hang with him, she can do as he does.
  • She says she’s trying forget things too.
  • She thought once she made it in his world, she’d be happy.
  • Q16: The only reason I survived in it is because I know it’s empty.–Chuck
  • J says she learned that the hard way.
  • Chuck says the hard way is the only way.
  • They look at each other.
  • Slow move into a KISS!
  • Chuck is laying in bed. Dressed.
  • Jenny sits down.
  • Chuck says if she wants to leave, no would be the time.
  • Q17: “I don’t want to be alone.” “Neither do I.”–Jenny and Chuck
  • She blows out a candle.
  • Dan is watching the babies in the hospital.
  • Georgina spies him.
  • Serena walks over to him.
  • He says babies have a clean slate and don’t know how rough it will be.
  • S points out the baby that will grow up really smart but with a chip on her shoulder.
  • He points out the baby that will have great hair and a great smile but will grow up with trust issues due to her dad.
  • Aw.
  • They decide to take a walk.
  • Q18: And this baby is going to do some things to make all the other babies hate her.–Georgina
  • Eleanor asks Dorota if she can hold the baby.
  • Named?
  • Vanya and Dorota ask to Eleanor and Cyrus to be the godparents. Aw. Better the C and B.
  • They might have said the name. I missed it.
  • S says she feels horrible about Nate.
  • D says he has to tell Vanessa. She needs to hear it from him.
  • Dan says he’s happy with Vanessa. But this won’t be easy to tell her. They have so much history or something.
  • Serena asks if that’s why it was easy for them.
  • Dan says they were strangers. Everything was a discovering. A new person who could do or think anything.
  • Phone beeps.
  • It’s Vanessa.
  • She doesn’t get GG in Haiti but Nate texted her the photo.
  • Q19: “How could he do that?” “How could he not?”–S and D
  • Chuck asks Jenny if she’s okay.
  • DID THEY OR DIDN’T THEY?
  • Chuck tells her she’s welcome to stay the night.
  • J is surprised he’s not kicking her out into the street.
  • Chuck says some girls don’t get the offer.
  • Blair enters the hotel room calling for Chuck.
  • He leaves the bedroom and shuts the door behind him.
  • Q20: Excuse my confusion. I didn’t expect to see you tonight or ever again.–Chuck
  • Blair shows him the flowers.
  • He realizes she went…but was late.
  • She says Dorota went to labor.
  • She says she didn’t plan to go. Every bone in her body told her not to.
  • Q21: I didn’t listen. I followed my heart because I love you. I can’t deny that our path hasn’t been complicated but in the end, love makes everything simple.–Blair
  • They hug and kiss.
  • Chuck remembers Jenny is in the bedroom.
  • She blows out the candle again so it will be dark.
  • Chuck offers Blair a drink and pulls her away.
  • He says he will get his iPod from the bedroom. Music apparently is necessary.
  • He walks to the bedroom and Jenny is gone.
  • But what happened between them?
  • Something had to. I saw a lot of outraged people on Twitter last night and today. (The ep aired in Canada last night.)
  • Jenny is crying in the lobby of the van der Woodsen building.
  • Eric wants to know if she’s okay.
  • He says they get mad at each other but if she’s really hurt…
  • J says he’ll turn his back like everyone else.
  • Q22: Everybody hates me. Even Chuck.–Jenny
  • Eric asks what she did to Chuck.
  • She says it was a mistake.
  • He concludes they slept together. But doesn’t actually say it.
  • He asks J why she would do that.
  • She says she didn’t do it with Damian. She wanted to wait. She wanted it to be special.
  • She asks him not tell anyone.
  • She looks AWFUL. But that’s the point, I guess.
  • Do we know she’s telling the truth?!
  • Serena finds Nate in the hospital cafe.
  • Says they need to talk.
  • Eric finds Dan at the hospital.
  • Oh, Jenny was at the hospital waiting room.
  • Actually, the hospital’s chapel.
  • He tells Dan Jenny needs help.
  • S tells Nate that when her dad came back, she thought she’d stop making the same mistakes.
  • Q23: “I think I need to be alone for a while. “I find it in my heart to forgive you for kissing another guy, and you break up with me?” “It’s not–” “‘It’s not me, it’s you.’ Yes, Serena it is you…If you’re out, you’re out.” “That’s fair. Nate, I love you. I really do. If we’re ever gonna have a real chance, this is the only way.–Serenate
  • Wow. Didn’t quite expect that.
  • Chuck and Blair arrive at the hospital.
  • She says the night is perfect.
  • He says there’s one more thing or something.
  • He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small black box…an engagement ring box.
  • He says he’s sorry for the pain he’s caused her but wants to spend his life making it up to her.
  • Dan storms up and punches Chuck.
  • Dan demands Chuck to tell Blair.
  • Jenny is there crying.
  • Blair wants to know what’s going on.
  • She starts to realize, though, seeing Chuck and Jenny together.
  • Q25: You didn’t. You did. You…get of here now. And not just out of this hospital. But off this Island. Go and never come back. Because if you ever set foot in Manhattan again, I will destroy you.–Blair
  • Jenny says to Blair that she’s sorry.
  • Dan tells J not to apologize. That it ends and begins with Chuck.
  • Lily and Rufus walk up. Jenny folds into his arms.
  • They walk off.
  • S walks up. wants to know if B is okay.
  • Dan leads her away.
  • Q26: Blair, I thought you didn’t love me anymore. I didn’t care if I lived or died.–Chuck
  • Q27: Don’t say her name! Or anything else ever again. This whole night didn’t happen.–Blair
  • Wow. Still 10 minutes left!
  • One week later now!
  • Rufus and Lily and Dan are saying goodbye to Jenny at Grand Central.
  • She says she’s ready to go. This is on her own terms now.
  • She is going to Hudson.
  • Rufus says she can come home whenever. It’s really not that far, folks.
  • She says there’s nothing here for her anymore.
  • Eric comes up and says he’s here. And asks her not to go.
  • Q28: You may be a total bitch sometimes but you’re still my best friend.–Eric
  • They all do a group hug.
  • She heads off.
  • Serena is excited to have a summer with nothing to do but figure things out.
  • Blair is packing.
  • She reminds S that she didn’t go to college and barely had a job this year.
  • Q29: Life is kind of like summer for you.–Blair
  • S says she wants to change.
  • Q30: I’m not going to stop looking for love just because I lost is.–Blair
  • She says she’s going to Paris for that reason. And S is coming with her.
  • S says they’ve never been single together.
  • Blair says they never traveled to a foreign place together either. Really?
  • She convinces S to go. They’re happy.
  • Dan is on the phone with Nate.
  • Nate says he’s sorry about what happened with Vanessa.
  • Dan fired a shot and Nate retalitied but it was a “dick move.”
  • Vanessa is not returning Dan’s calls.
  • But Dan will write her a long e-mail.
  • He wants to explain what happened to her and herself.
  • Nate says if he wants to take a break, he has Chuck’s black book.
  • Dan says he didn’t know N and S were over.
  • Nate says S wants to figure herself out.
  • Dan is so intrigued that S is single now!
  • Nate says he’s going to try to have fun. (With the girls.)
  • Dan calls S.
  • She’s in the car with Blair.
  • Says they’re going to Paris.
  • He says he was just calling to talk about things.
  • She says she’ll see him in September.
  • He says “sounds good” but when he hangs up, “no, it doesn’t.”
  • He looks up Air France.
  • Knock on the door.
  • In comes Georgina.
  • Dan is surprised to see her.
  • She says she has something for him.
  • She opens her coat…just like Jen did last week on 90210.
  • And holds up sonogram pictures.
  • Q31: You gave me this. Congratulations, daddy.–Georgina
  • Q32: And all in an instant, everything changes. We leave the past behind and speed toward the unknown, our future. We set out for far off places and try to find ourselves or try to lose ourselves, exploring pleasures closer to home. The problems start when we refuse to let change happen and cling to old habits.–Gossip Girl
  • Chuck tries to buy hookers.
  • Too sketchy guys come up and try to rob him.
  • They find the engagement ring box.
  • He begs them not to take it. Begs and begs.
  • OMGF!
  • They shot Chuck!
  • They run off as Chuck lays on the ground bleeding.
  • Q33: But if he hold on to the past too tight, the future may never come. Til death do us part, XOXO Gossip Girl.–Gossip Girl
  • Fade to black!!!!
  • Moment of silence for Beverly Hills 90210, please.

That’s a wrap on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl for the 2009-2010 television season. Thoughts?!

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Spoiler: The CW’s Sweeps Highlights

22 04 2010

DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Monday, May 3

  • ONE TREE HILL — “Learning to Fail” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) struggle with the aftermath of her mother’s death.

  • GOSSIP GIRL — “It’s A Dad, Dad, Dad World” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Will’s (guest star William “Billy” Baldwin) return to the Upper East Side continues to stir up problems for Serena (Blake Lively), Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and his long-standing rival, Rufus (Matthew Settle).

Tuesday, May 4

  • 90210 — “Meet The Parent” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Teddy (Trevor Donovan) invites a nervous Silver (Jessica Stroup) to meet his father, Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal), for the second time and the meeting doesn’t go quite as planned.  Adrianna records a duet with Javier Luna (guest star/Latin recording artist Diego Boneta), a famous young pop singer, who quickly wins her over with his charm.

Monday, May 10

  • Nothing included

Monday, May 17

SEASON FINALE

  • ONE TREE HILL —

“Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You…” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan (James Lafferty), Jamie (Jackson Brundage) and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian’s (Austin Nichols) film.

SEASON FINALE

  • GOSSIP GIRL — “Last Tango, Then Paris” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Blair (Leighton Meester) must decide whether to meet Chuck (Ed Westwick) at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together.  A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan (Penn Badgley) causes major problems for Serena (Blake Lively) and Nate (Chace Crawford).  Georgina Sparks (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) returns to the Upper East Side…and she has an agenda.

Tuesday, May 18

SEASON FINALE

  • 90210 — “Confessions” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Teddy (Trevor Donovan) discovers that Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal) tried to bribe Silver (Jessica Stroup) and takes it upon himself to seek revenge in a most confrontational way.  Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Liam (Matt Lanter) test out the waters with his new boat, where they share their darkest secrets.  Little do they know that someone is nearby and decides to share an explosive flame of gasoline with Liam’s boat.





Win The New Wakey!Wakey! Album

1 02 2010

As I teased at the end of my interview with Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill), the musician-actor and I are teaming up on a contest.

How To Enter: Leave a comment on this post with a poem, of any style and length, about Grubbs (the character) that includes the following words: Tric, Apple, Brooklyn

Prize: An autographed copy of “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You,” the new Wakey!Wakey! album

Deadline: You have until Friday, February 5 at noon eastern time to leave your comment.

Grubbs himself will review the entries and announce a winner on his blog.

Good luck!





Exclusive: Get To Know Mike Grubbs of One Tree Hill and Wakey!Wakey!

31 01 2010

Among One Tree Hill’s crop of fresh faces this season is Grubbs, a bartender at Tric. If you’re wondering where the name comes from (Is he supposed to be grubby? Chubby? Just an odd duck?), meet Mike Grubbs, the actor who plays him.

In our exclusive interview, Grubbs explains how his band Wakey!Wakey! led to a role on One Tree Hill, who his character may or may not get together with and how he uses Twitter to interact with his growing fanbase.

TeenDramaWhore: Let’s start at the very beginning. How did you first get involved with the show?

Mike Grubbs: It’s actually a very interesting story, Shari. A friend of [OTH creator] Mark Schwahn’s saw me play. She called Mark and said, “When you’re in New York next time, let me know. I’ll arrange it so this guy plays where you’re at.” Mark came to town and I got a call the night of. I was actually out on a date at the time and I got a call saying, “We need you to go to this place to play for Mark” and I was like, “Well, actually, you know, it’s kind of a bad night for me.” At that time I didn’t know Mark but they explained to me who he was and everything. So I said, “Yeah. Okay. I might as well try it.” But I was on a date so it took me a little while to get out there. Mark sat at this open mic night for three hours waiting to hear me play, which is pretty amazing. Most record executives, the way they handle hearing someone play for them  is you’ll fly out to where they are and go to their office and sit in some cold waiting room until whenever they’re ready to let you in and do the audition. They’ll give you maybe about 5 minutes of their time usually but Mark came and sat for 3 hours to hear me play at this open mic in Brooklyn, which just kind of points to the fact that he’s doing something right. I think that’s why shows like One Tree Hill get such good music and good people. So he came and saw me play. He was really into the songs I played and he said, “I really want to use those on the show.” So the first song was “War Sweater” and he used that on the season finale last year [Episode 6.24, Remember Me As A Time Of Day].

Then Mark and I just really became friends. It wasn’t about a professional relationship for us. When he came to New York, we’d hang out. When I went to L.A., we’d hang out. And then he was here a few months ago and we were finishing this new album we working on so I called him and said, “Hey man, I want to play you my new album,” just ‘cause he’s my friend. So we sat down and I played it for him and he was like, “I’m really into this. I really like this music and I want to help you release it. Why don’t I write you a few cameos on the show and we’ll try to have you perform on the show and bring as much attention to the project as we can?” And I was like, “Oh, this is amazing!” He knew I was a bartender–I was bartending at the time–so he wrote this little cameo for me as the bartender on the show and that went really well so that led to another. They wrote me into the next episode and then the next one and the next thing you know, now I’m Grubbs on the show and kind of a regular occurrence on it. It’s kind of cool.

TDW: How familiar were you with the show previously?

Grubbs: I had watched the earlier seasons of the show but had fallen out of touch with it for a while. I love TV and I love to watch TV but I’m kind of more of a sci-fi nerd. I really like Battlestar Galactica and nerdy stuff like that. Lost. Those are my shows. So the drama stuff hadn’t really been as much on my radar for a while so I didn’t really know what I was getting into. It was really cool to see once I actually started researching the show and catching up on what was going on. It changed so much and was so good. They had these really exciting new characters and I was just really proud to be a part of the show at this point.

TDW: It’s funny because a lot people didn’t know you were an actual musician. I saw some comments online saying, “Wait–was the bartender the guy at the piano at the end of that episode?” when you performed “Brooklyn” [Episode 7.12, Some Roads Lead Nowhere]. People explained to them that, yes, it was the character of Grubbs at the piano but the actor is also Mike Grubbs who has his own band.

Grubbs: Everyone started to piece it together. I can’t say for sure what’s going to happen but I think it might become more clear to people in the next few episodes what my part is in everything.

TDW: Was there ever a question of what name to give the character or was it just Grubbs from the outset?

Grubbs: Mark had always known me as Grubbs. That was my nickname throughout college. So it was like, what kind of bartender name can they give me? And I guess at that point, the natural name was just Grubbs. I mean, that’s who I am and he wanted the character to be as much like me as possible. So that was pretty locked in pretty early.

TDW: You were in a few episodes before we actually saw you perform rather than have that aspect of your character revealed right off the bat. Do you know what went into that decision?

Grubbs: I just think it’s something that’s maybe more exciting for the viewers, to watch the growth of the character that way. I also think, in all honesty, that Mark just wanted to make sure that I didn’t completely suck before he put me on as this character. The fact that I started as just this bartender gives us a little more arc to the character, makes it a little more exciting. But that’s really who I am. I’ve been this guy who is working every day and living a really real, normal existence just tending bar and working like everyone else. I’m not someone who’s just a musician. It kind of humanizes the character as well.

TDW: You are, without a doubt, the most recognizable face of Wakey!Wakey! but the other people you play with, what have they said about your experiences on the show?

Grubbs: They’re really stoked about it. They, of course, love the attention it brings to the project and everything. It’s really fun. The first episode I was ever on, we got together and it was just a small group of friends. They were all really close friends to me because I didn’t want it to be–like all of my friends came to me and said, “We have to throw a huge party! You’re going to be on TV!” and all this stuff. Everyone was really excited. But I wanted it to be quiet because I wanted people to actually watch the show. I didn’t want it to be a raging party with the TV on in the background and then we’d just miss it. So we kept it really small but the majority of the band was there for that. They’re super-supportive, they’re super into it and they’re really excited about it. They’re proud of me and they’re happy. It’s cool.

TDW: Can you give us any hints on what’s coming up with Grubbs and how many more episodes you’ll be in?

Grubbs: I don’t really know for a fact but I think you’re going to be seeing a fair amount more of me. But as far as what’s going to happen to my character, all I can say is of the scripts I’ve read so far, it’s really cool and it’s really exciting. People are going to love it.

TDW: There’s two little fandoms brewing. There’s some people who think Grubbs and Miranda [India de Beaufort] are going to have something going on.

Grubbs: I’ve definitely heard that one.

TDW: And there’s others that are looking for some cougar action with Victoria [Daphne Zuniga].

Grubbs: Yeah, you know, I’ve actually seen people suggest that. I saw another one suggesting I get together with Sophia Bush [Brooke], which is really funny because I love that people not only want to pair me with Brooke but her mother as well! I love that people are speculating about it because it means maybe I’m doing my job well or the writers are doing their job well and people are excited about it. As far as who my character will end up with, man, I think that all of those actresses you just mentioned are the coolest chicks in the world and I would be thrilled to be with any of them.

TDW: That’s a great answer. So what would you say has been the easiest thing working on the show, the most difficult and the most surprising?

Grubbs:I would say the easiest part of working on the show has been how accepting the cast has been of me. The first night that I got down there, James Lafferty [Nathan], Stephen Colletti [Chase] and Shantel VanSanten [Quinn]–and, actually, I think Robert Buckley [Clay] was there as well. All these people came out. I think Mark set it up so that everyone I was working on my first scene with came out to meet me so I would be comfortable with everyone the next day and they would know who I was. Honestly, they are just the most accepting and wonderful people you can ever think of working with.

That actually leads really well to the next question, the most difficult part of working on the show. It’s funny because the most difficult part of the show for me is getting used to acting on camera. I have an actual background in theater and I’ve done a lot of acting before as a theater actor but never as a screen actor so the changeover to that has been really challenging for me. I really feel lucky to have such great people on set with me and working with me to kind of teach me. The scenes that I have with India or Sophia or [Bethany Joy Galeotti, Haley], there’s always sweet, little hints that they give me. You know, “Keep your eyes up here,” “Make sure the camera catches this kind of thing”–things that you really want to look out for when filming these kind of things and it’s really amazing how much they’ve helped me. So the most difficult thing has been getting used to filming.

The most surprising thing I think was definitely how big the production scale is. I knew what One Tree Hill was, I had seen the show before and I knew Mark and all that stuff but you never can imagine what it’s like to be on set and in the process of filming until you’re there. There’s literally like a hundred crew members, a hundred extras. There’s things flying around past your head–cameras, lights, everything. It’s really overwhelming. So probably the scale of it is the most surprising thing.

TDW: Do you have any favorite anecdotes from the set or from hanging out with everyone?

Grubbs: Wow. There’s just so many great moments we have down there. When the cast goes out, it’s always a blast because everyone is super cool. We really are like a family. My favorite anecdote ever would be the first episode that I did down there [Episode 7.09, Now You Lift Your Eyes To The Sun]. Like I said before, it was completely overwhelming to me. The first day I walked on set, I didn’t know where I could go or what I could do, what was off-limits, when I was making a fool of myself. It was a whole different world and I didn’t know the etiquette of it or anything. As the day went on, I slowly became more comfortable and suddenly, before I knew it, the day was over and the episode was over for me. The first episode I was in, it was just a very small scene. So they wrapped the day and Mark Schwahn was on set and Sophia Bush was directing and, as they wrapped, finishing my last take, I didn’t really know what was going on because they do so many different takes and so many different angles and everything so I didn’t know if they were turning around or whatever and then one of the guys that works with us and says “Hey, man. That’s it for the day. You did a great job. We’re all done.” And I was like, “Okay, cool” and I kind of had a “That’s it?” moment, you know, where I was like, “Okay, well, I guess I go home now and I don’t know if I’ll ever be back” because at first it was just like a one episode cameo. So I was slowly kind of wandering off set, not knowing where to go or what to do and I heard someone yell from the other side of the room–to this day, I’m not sure who it was. I don’t know if it was Mark. I don’t know if it was Sophia. Austin Nichols [Julian] was on set that day; it could’ve been him. It could’ve been one of the other producers. All the guys that work on the show are just so cool. But somebody yells, “Hey, everybody! Can you just stop what you’re doing”–and, literally, at this point there’s like a 100 crew members on set and a 100 extras so I’m in a room with 200 people and everyone stops and turns around–“Can everyone please put their hands together for Michael Grubbs. It’s his first day ever on set, wrapping his first-ever episode” and the whole room just burst out. By that time I was friends with everybody and everyone was cheering for me. That was probably the coolest moment ever in the whole process so far.

TDW: That’s sweet. How is Wilmington treating you? It’s a bit different than Brooklyn…

Grubbs: Wilmington is quite different from Brooklyn. But it’s a really cool town. I don’t think people realize how great they have it there. The people that I’ve met, the locals and stuff, are all super sweet and super kind. There’s some really cool bars, some really cool restaurants down there, too. It’s a great scene. There’s some great little clothing stores. There’s a little place called Edge of Urge that I try to hit once every time I’m down there. They have great clothes. It’s funny that I would go all the way to Wilmington to buy clothes when I live in Brooklyn, a place where there’s so many great stores and stuff but that’s just something in Wilmington they do really well.

TDW: What’s next for Wakey!Wakey!?

Grubbs: The next thing we have coming out is this album on February 2nd. It’s called “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You.” It’s our first real live studio album and we’re super proud of it. We got really great distribution so it’s going to be widely available and just kind of another introduction of Wakey!Wakey! to America so I’m really excited to see how that goes and get that out there.

TDW: You’ve done a great job of capitalizing on social media tools like Twitter and video blogs. What value do you think they have?

Grubbs: I think there’s a big difference between actors and musicians. One of the big differences is actors, unless they’re trying to build some general form of celebrity, really want their social media to be private because they’re not trying to brand themselves. They’re trying to get people to watch the show that they’re on. They don’t really want people to take as much interest in them. For someone like myself–or India’s actually in the same boat. She’s a fantastic singer and has a MySpace page and has a lot of great music on it. For someone like her or someone like me, using Twitter, using blogs, using MySpace and different outlets to get to people to kind of spread the word of what we’re doing with the band and other stuff is a totally vital tool. I want people to know me. I want people to know my band. I want people to feel comfortable with me and my music and everything. One Tree Hill fans are so cool and so supportive of the show and they work really hard to find music. If a song’s on the show, everybody goes and finds it, which is just amazing. If they like it on the show, they talk about it and they get out there and they’re asking about it. They have just such a great community online, I’d be stupid not to talk to them and try and put my name out there as much as possible and get people to see me and follow me on Twitter and come to my Facebook page. So I think social networking is just vital. Not to mention the way it allows me to interact with the fans and just kind of connect with them; it’s really cool. I would say it’s absolutely a vital tool for anyone and definitely something to watch. So I hope everyone comes and follows me on Twitter!

TDW: You’ve had people send you questions through Twitter that you then answer through videoblogs on your Tumblr. How did that start?

Grubbs: The first day I was on set, my manager told me our goal should be to answer every question we got on Twitter and kind of let all the other stuff go. The first appearance I had on the show, the response was pretty overwhelming. We got hundreds of letters and stuff. So to respond to everyone was pretty possible. I sat down and tried to respond to all the tweets one by one and it took me like a week. I finally got it done and I went to my manager and was like, “There’s no way I can do this. There’s no way I can make this my life because all I would do is sit there and answer tweets.” So we decided the best way to do it would be to do the series “Ask Grubbs.” Basically every Wednesday what we do is I’ll sit down and pick some random questions from Twitter–I can’t answer them all but I’ll pick as many as I can–and answer them on a videoblog. So every Wednesday they can come check it out and maybe they’ll see me answer their question on the blog. It’s kind of cool that way. It’s a great way for me to easily connect with people. For instance, on the last one that I posted, there was a girl that said she fell down and hurt her leg and she was at home with ice on it listening to Wakey!Wakey!. Such a sweet, sweet little message and for me to tweet back to that seems kind of shallow. To just say, “Oh, thanks. I hope your leg feels better” seems empty. So if I get to actually go on camera and say, “Hey, you! Thank you for listening to us and I’m glad that we’re making you feel better,” it feels a lot more direct.

Come back tomorrow night after One Tree Hill to find out how you can win an autographed copy of “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You” and get a shout-out on Grubbs’  blog.

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