Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 7

Chuck In Real Life

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2008 on The CW
8.0
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Vanessa tries to blackmail Blair into being a nicer person, with the pictures of Catherine and Marcus. Blair then seeks revenge by convincing Chuck to try to seduce Vanessa. Lily and Bart throw an extravagant housewarming party and expect their children to make them proud, but Serena does not want to follow the rules. Meanwhile, Dan and Jenny discover a big secret that Nate has been keeping from his friends.moreless

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  • 207

    6.5
    The last 2 episodes were a step in the right direction but the show is already slipping again. Will this show ever be back to season 1's fantastic standards? I highly doubt it at the rate things were going at.



    I don't think I liked one story line, everything was just the same old drama. I did like the depth of Nate & Dan's friendship but that's really about it. Vanessa has dated Dan, Nate, and now we're supposed to believe that she might be interested in Chuck now? And Chuck's interested as well? Really?



    I think Leighton Meester was definitely the best thing about the episode as she usually is. Her interactions with Chuck were fine but I saw the ending coming from miles away with Chuck rejecting her as she rejected him. Serena is beginning to annoy me, other than that, this was a pretty solid episode all things considered.moreless
  • dan reaches out a helping hand, serena acts out again and vanessa and chuck beat blair at her own game(s)

    9.0
    loved to see serena act out against bart and lily, the scene where she tells bart she wasnt wearing underwear, FANTASTIC!!!! am glad that she patched things up with both dan and blair, not that i in any way think serena and dan should end up together(she should be with nate)



    nate and dans bromance: i didnt think it was wierd, particularly with the events of the last few episodes, where nate and chuck have been growing more and more apart, besides, chuck and nate dont have all that much in common anyway, except for being rich, and nate doesnt have that anymore...



    vanessa just annoys me, why on earth was she at the school in the first place, the character is unessessary, no wonder the author of the book doesnt like her!moreless
  • Vanessa gets in the middle of Blair and Chuck's games, while Serena goes against her family's wishes.

    7.5
    Blair and Chuck are once again involved in scheming and making deals. It loved how he got to sleep with Blair if he brought Vanessa down, but Blair ended up getting jealous and he played hard to get. Watching Serena act out against her family was entertaining but not much more. They really should have more guideliness but I guess the point was that their mother had never been there for them. It was cute to see them work it out in the end. The Dan and Nate friendship is a really good idea. I love seeing too characters who never thought they had anything in common hit it off.moreless
  • We see a part of who Chuck is, Serena acting as Serena and of course Blair as good as always.

    10
    Well I guess I must start with Serena, I love the way she speaks out, the way she always says and do whatever it crosses her mind.



    It was good to see her defy Bart and in the end got what she wanted.



    I feel a bit of pitty for Vanessa, I mean, I guess she should be the "lonely" in the show. Everytime it seems she is getting close to someone, something happens and it breaks her down.



    It happened with Dan and now Chuck.



    And well different from someone said, I think Nate has everything about with Dan. I mean Nate has never been mean or anything like that, actually after awhile he wants to get away from all this crazy world and he has always seeked a good friend. Dan is perfect for that.



    Chuch... Chuck... Chuck... I really like his personality. I mean he is mean as he is only because everyone in his whole life believes he is mean and useless. He hasnt grown up with a mother and his daddy has always treated him that badly.



    And everytime someone gets closer to him, something happens and breaks his trust. I guess he is pretty much misunderstood.



    And Blair? Hmm, I guess Blair shouldnt really have anything with Chuck, I dont think they fit. I love her performance as usual, but still... maybe someone new could be Blair's love.moreless
  • Tsak Bass fullfronted!

    10
    Well,i really enjoyed this episode! After the fight between the 2 best friends we find them calm... Blair wants Bass but she cannot admit it. we can all see that.. so girl spit it out.. what's wrong with you or are u afraid? so i want to see that will happen between these 2 caracters. we also see the first approacha after quite a while between san and serena, and it feels good. i don;t know why these two cannot be back together again. but the series has to have a storyline.. not everybody is happy in real life, either !

    Looking forward to next episode!moreless
Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Serena van der Woodsen

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Blair Waldorf

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley

Daniel "Dan" Humphrey

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford

Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald

Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick

Charles "Chuck" Bass

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

Jennifer "Jenny" Humphrey

Chuck Cooper

Chuck Cooper

Horace Rogers

Guest Star

Honor Brodie

Honor Brodie

Herself

Guest Star

Ariel Foxman

Ariel Foxman

Herself

Guest Star

Robert John Burke

Robert John Burke

Bart Bass

Recurring Role

Connor Paolo

Connor Paolo

Eric van der Woodsen

Recurring Role

Nicole Fiscella

Nicole Fiscella

Isabel Coates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Gossip Girl: Let a new game begin. XOXO, Gossip Girl

    • Dan: Apparently uh, we're gonna play soccer later.
      Jenny: Uhhuh.
      Dan: No big.
      Jenny: Is Cedric invited?
      Rufus: Jenny, come on.
      Dan: Thank you dad.
      Rufus: You know Cedric.. would get.. dirty.
      (Jenny laughs)
      Rufus: And then Dan would have to bathe him...

    • Dan: Dad, will you please tell Jenny that I have guy friends.
      Rufus: Of course he does. I'm his-
      Jenny: No, not including you.
      Rufus: There's Cedric-
      Jenny: Not including dolls.

    • Blair: Seduce and destroy.
      Chuck: What's in it for me?
      Blair: The thrill of the impossible.The only person Vanessa loathes more than me ... is you. It will be one for the ages. Maybe you're not up for it. If memory serves, you've had some mechanical problems.
      Chuck: I'll just imagine she's you.

    • Blair: That little troll Vanessa's working my last nerve.
      Chuck: Not what I expected.
      Blair: Until I realized, this could benefit both of us.
      Chuck: You had me until "troll."

    • Serena: Ooh! I forgot to put on underwear!

    • Chuck: We both know you'll do it again. It's just a question of when.
      Blair: The answer is never.
      Chuck: We're inevitable, Waldorf.
      Blair: Despite what attraction my body has for you, my brain knows better, and yours should too. Gotta go! I have a disciplinary hearing.

    • Chuck: Humphrey. Never a pleasure.
      Dan: Oh good, we agree on something!

    • Chuck: Archibald. Isn't it about time you ended this bromance? What happens at Yale stays at Yale.

    • Jenny: It's so weird that you're on a team now. Pretty soon you're going to have actual guy friends.
      Dan: What are you talking about? I have plenty of guy friends.
      Jenny: Dan, I know that you're Mr. Soccer now, but you and I both know you prefer to hang out with girls.

    • Blair: What took you so long?
      Chuck: If you thought that was long, you have no idea what you're in for.

    • Gossip Girl: One bad thing about making a deal with the devil is, he always comes to collect.

    • Chuck: Did you have a reason for coming to see me? Because if it was to insult me, there's a website you can go to.

    • Chuck: (to Blair) I chased you for long enough. Now it's the time you chase me.

    • Gossip Girl: Whoever said, you can have it all, must have know the Archibalds. Looks like poor little Nate is... Yuck! Poor.

    • Serena: Chuck. You heard that, B? Chuck!
      Blair: Ignore her. She's dehydrated.
      Erik: Did I miss something?

    • Blair 60 seconds. Clock it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Chuckova pravá tvář (Chuck's True Face)

    • International Air Dates:
      Latin America: December 17, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: December 21, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: February 11, 2009 on TVNorge
      The Netherlands: February 13, 2009 on Net 5
      Philippines: March 17, 2009 on ETC
      Greece: March 21, 2009 on Star TV
      Denmark: July 19, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: October 20, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: November 8, 2009 on TVN7
      Australia: February 18, 2010 on GO!
      Czech Republic: February 28, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 15, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this episode:
      Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
      The Virgins - "One Week of Danger"
      White Apple Tree - "Snowflakes"
      The Black Keys - "Psychotic Girl"
      Guillemots - "Sea Out"
      Alain Whyte - "City Nights"
      Alain Whyte - "NYC Streets"
      Alain Whyte - "Martini Lounge"
      Mildred Anderson - "Hard Times"

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • We're pretty sure we've heard this story before, and we're pretty sure it ended with everyone dead.

      GG is referring to the possible changing loyalties of friends. She is alluding to Shakespeare's Hamlet. The evil King Claudius is "concerned" about his nephew Hamlet's sudden madness, claiming to see the ghost of his father. Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, fiends of Hamlet to spy on him.
      Of course the end of this play sees everyone on the stage dead.

    • Blair sms to Chuck: "Enroute to J Sisters."

      The J Sisters is the best bikini waxing salon in the city. Every celebrity has been and every woman scrimps and saves if she must for a trip to the J Sisters. Chuck catches it and goes full throttle in his attempted seduction of Vanessa.

    • The deal between Chuck and Blair to seduce Vanessa was the same as the deal between Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) in Cruel Intentions (1999), and the prize (after the realization of the deal) as well.

    • Eric: you remember Sarkozy? He made us go to Europe Disneyland...

      Nicolas Sarkozy is the President of France since May 2007. His first official "outing" with Carla Bruni, who he married in Feb. 2008, took place in Disneyland in Paris.

    • Episode title: Chuck in Real Life

      From the 2007 movie Dan in Real Life, starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest and John Mahoney.

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