Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 15

Gone with the Will

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 12, 2009 on The CW
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In the reading of Bart's will, Chuck, Bart's brother, Jack and Lily learn that Chuck is now the CEO of Bass Industries. Chuck agrees that Jack should be his guardian.

Rufus and Lily's relationship is strained as Rufus searches for details about the child he never knew he had. Noticing the strange way his father has been acting lately, Dan does some investigating and uncovers Rufus and Lily's secret, and he has to decide now what to do and who to tell the shocking revelation.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Serena: There's got to be some sort of precedent for this kind of thing, right?
      Dan: Exactly. In literature, you've got Toni Morrison, the Russian aristocrats before they all became hemophiliacs...
      Serena: Or Clueless! Alicia Silverstone's character dated her ex-stepbrother and they made it work. That's super skeevy!
      Dan: Thanks that makes me feel so much better!

    • Blair: (to Nate) I wouldn't have come to this party if I knew I wasn't VIP.
      Nate: The important thing is that Chuck knows we're here for him.

    • Gossip Girl: (closing voiceover) The problem with inheritance, is that it's not always as simple as it sounds. Sometimes you get more than you bargained for. Or you discover that in gaining one thing, you've lost something else. But every once in a while, the fates smile upon you, and you get the one thing you really need. XOXO. Gossip Girl.

    • Blair: (to Chuck) I believed in you. Your father believed in you. You're the only one that didn't. All I wanted to do is just be there but today when you called me your wife, made it sound like the ugliest word in the world.

    • Gossip Girl: Hold on to your floppy cable-knit hats, kids. Lonely Boy's secret is out and this one's a doozie. D wasn't cheating, but there's definitely a third party involved. Seems D and S share a sibling. While I'm always a fan of star-crossed lovers, at least Romeo and Juliet didn't share DNA.

    • Blair: (to Serena) Spare me those expressive eyebrows. I can't wait til you get botox.

    • Penelope: You stole Dan Humphrey's phone? Not bad, Nelly, at this rate you'll be off probation before your second marriage.

    • Chuck: Your blessing means a lot to me.
      Jack: Good. Now before we start spooning, I want to take you out tonight to properly celebrate.

    • Vanessa: Hey, I'm thinking one pink can of gummy worms and another of Swedish fish.
      Dan: Is this how you and Nate want to celebrate two months of dating? With all things gummy?

    • Serena: I see they act alone now.
      Blair: (looking at Penelope, Isabel and Hazel) It's so hard finding obedient minions.

    • Serena: (reading Gossip Girl on Blair's phone) Nothing yet on Lonely Boy though we did find out he brown-bags it for lunch and today's plat du jour, a tuna sandwich. Disgusting but not enough for a conviction. Keep digging, kiddies.
      Blair: Tuna fish? Why does he make it so hard for himself?

    • Blair: (to Serena) Apparently, Gossip Girl is looking for evidence that Dan's cheating on you. Not that anyone else would ever want Dan Humphrey. No offence.

    • Jack: (talking about Chuck on the phone) What do you say we throw him a party to celebrate his running the company.
      Blair: Why not celebrate Bart dieing, that would be just as tasteless.

    • Chuck: Look, I owe you a lot Jack. You saved my life when I didn't want to be saved.
      Jack: Well, you noticed that Thai waitress I was going to take on the other night had a penis. Consider us even.

    • Gossip Girl: (voiceover) Is lowly Lonely Boy cheating on our queen? Sound unlikely? Does the name Georgina ring a bell? Get out your shovels and start digging the dirt, kids. Gossip Girl's gonna need a little help getting to the bottom of this mess.

    • Serena: (talking about Lily) She usually is pretty honest about these things. Well a little too honest, actually. Supposedly Sarkozy was a bad kisser.
      Dan: Yeah, well, that's a relief. Not the thing about Sarkozy. That's kind of disappointing.

    • Jenny: (to Erik and Jonathan) Oh, did you guys know that you have matching backpacks? It's so cute.

    • Blair: Your dad wrote you a letter? You have to read it.
      Nate: Yeah. Aren't you curious to know what it says?
      Chuck: I think I can guess. You're a disappointment of a son. I'd die of embarrassment if I wasn't already. Why do you wear so much purple?

    • Lawyer: Now Charles, your Uncle Jack Bass is your closest living relative and, as such, has been named as your legal guardian. Are you comfortable with this?
      Chuck: (to Jack) Curfew?
      Jack: None.
      Chuck: Girls sleeping over?
      Jack: Yes, please.
      Chuck: I'll allow it.

    • Jack: Come out with me tonight.
      Blair: I told you I'm not interested.
      Jack: Didn't seem that way on New Year's.
      Blair: Whatever may have transpired between us, what's important is what it means to me. Which is nothing.

    • Gossip Girl: (opening voiceover) When most people lose a parent, they inherit sorrow, loss and a closet full of outdated clothes. But on the Upper East Side, death's sad chapter comes with a silver lining, or a gold one, if your relatives invested wisely in precious metals.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Proti vůli (Against Will)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 18, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: March 24, 2009 on Fox8
      Norway: April 22, 2009 on TVNorge
      Philippines: May 12, 2009 on ETC
      Greece: May 23, 2009 on Star
      Denmark: August 23, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: December 15, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: January 10, 2010 on TVN7
      Czech Republic: March 28, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: June 13, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this episode:
      "Mirror Error" by The Faint
      "No You Girls" by Franz Ferdinand
      "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow"
      "Watchman, What Is Left Of The Night?" by Greycoats
      "At Least" by Dan Cray Trio


    • Serena: Supposedly Sarkozy was a bad kisser.

      Nicolas Sarkozy is the President of the French Republic. It's the second time this season that the French president is mentionned.

    • Episode Title: Gone with the Will

      Refers to the 1939 American dramatic-romantic-war movie, Gone with the Wind adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The movie tells the story of the Civil War and its aftermath from a white Southern viewpoint.