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Gossip Girl: “Reversals of Fortune”

September 14, 2009
"Reversals of Fortune" Pictured: Ed Westwick as Chuck, Leighton Meester as Blair Photo Credit: Giovanni Rufino / The CW

"Reversals of Fortune" Pictured: Ed Westwick as Chuck, Leighton Meester as Blair Photo Credit: Giovanni Rufino / The CW

Read on for my spoiler-filled thoughts on the season 3 premiere of Gossip Girl:

  • The most memorable part of this episode featured Blair and Chuck, as usual.  I would not watch this show, were it not for Blair.  In order to keep the flame of their romance going, the couple had resorted to playing a game, in which Blair breaks up Chuck’s possible cheating.  Typical.  Serena pushes Blair to admit her real feelings about this odd behavior, and she and Chuck came to a nice understanding in the end.  Instead, they figured out another role-play game to play: Chuck as the waiter and Blair as the unsatisfied customer. Oh, those two …
  • Sadly, the episode did not feature even one minute of Dorota. Sigh.  We did, however, get a brief glimpse of her boyfriend.  Does anyone remember his name?
  • The Humphreys were annoying as usual.  Dan and Jenny were dealing with their new-found riches, along with the transition from a Summer in the Hamptons to real life.  Meanwhile, Rufus has been burdened with taking care of two extra kids.  Since Lilly’s mother, CeCe, is dying of cancer, Rufus has had to pick up the slack.  This brings me to another gripe of the episode: no Lilly! A travesty.
  • Serena was typical Serena.  However, there is some potential in the “I want to find my daddy” storyline.  Perhaps she’ll move to Europe to live with him when they inevitably reconcile?!?
  • Nate has somehow managed to escape Vanessa, and has found a new love interest: the lovely Bree Buckley, played by the fabulous Joanna Garcia.  Privileged, how I miss thee.  She and Nate have a lot in common, except that their families apparently hate each other.  She tells a story about her ill-fated rebellion, which may serve as a lesson to Nate.  The plot thickens, however, when Nate introduces his new gal pal to The Grandfather.  The Grandfather and little miss Bree seem to have a past.  The meeting prompts The Grandfather to call someone named Trip (one of Nate’s uncle’s perhaps?): “You remember how we always wanted to do something about the Buckleys? I think it may be time.”  Uh oh.
  • Vanessa, meanwhile, has been dating Rufus and Lilly’s love-child, whose demise has been much exaggerated.  The ill-fated boy, named Scott, succeeded in creeping me out to the max throughout the episode.  Shiver.  He seems to just be using Vanessa to get to know his dad and siblings.  There was also a whole storyline about how Vanessa is pissed at Dan for acting like a rich brat.  Dan’s hard to take rich or poor, so I can’t really tell the difference.
  • All in all, this was a rather lackluster debut for one of my fave shows.  I look forward to an improvement next week, with the move into the dorms, and the reveal of Georgina as Blair’s room-mate.

What did you think of the episode?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. tara8 permalink
    October 4, 2010 12:18 pm

    I thought you gave this show up? Lucia… You helped me give it up. Now I’m…. frak. And I’m posting on the wrong blog.

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