Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 8

Pret-a-Poor-J

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2008 on The CW
7.8
out of 10
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376 votes
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Jenny has a new young model friend, Agnes, who encourages Jenny to explore her wild side and to confront Eleanor Waldorf, who is exploiting Jenny by stealing her designs with false promises to help launch her design career. Meanwhile, Serena and Dan attend Rufus' art opening as friends, but when Serena meets a cute artist, the evening takes an awkward turn. Blair attempts to seduce Chuck, but he proves to be tougher than she ever imagined.moreless

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  • Chuck and Blair were so great in this episode and I was really routing for them.

    9.0
    Blair finally realizes that she loves Chuck and that is more important than winning. I could not wait until they finally said those three simple words to each other. Then Dan had to go and ruin it, which made it even more dramatic. I continued to hope that one of them would just say it but the chase is really more interesting for the viewers. I also loved how Dan tried to help Blair get Chuck, and it was interesting that Serena wasn't just trying to be friends with Dan, but she really thought Dan could help Blair. Serena's new love interest is ok, but it was more interesting to see if it made things awkward between Dan and Serena. Jenny's storyline was interesting, but I don't really like how here storylines our so seperate from everyone else's. I think it's good that she quit, Elanor was taking advantage of her. I was happyy to see things work out with Jenny and Nate, but I thought he still liked Vanessa.moreless
  • 208

    7.2
    A good installment I suppose. We got some interesting interactions, one of those interactions included Nate & Jenny's. I called their future romance in season 1 when they talked a bit in the beginning of the season, and of course, their "kiss" last year.



    I'm not really loving who Jenny is becoming though, she's just getting more annoying by the episode, even her haircut I found myself rolling my eyes at. Jenny bashing aside, we got some development with Chuck & Blair. I loved the idea of Dan interfering in the relationship.



    Not really interested in Serena's new romance with Aaron if it ever becomes anything. I'm still rooting for Dan & Serena to end up with each other in the end, but for right now, they're good as friends. Overall I'm sure this got a lot of CB fans cheering, but still not as good as this show was in the first season.moreless
  • Nate is such a slut!

    9.0
    Two main story arcs going on here: the saga of little J, who has a few big things happen and the ongoing game between blair and chuck. i hated little J in season one. But i think she really has come into her own as a character. The chemistry between Jenny and Nate was first touched on last season.... but Nate is so freaking fickle. He has kissed Blair, Serena, Vanessa, and now Jenny. There aren't any women left on the show for him to do! Also, last season he was so hung up on serena... i can't even remember if/when he ever got over her. Then he confesses his feelings to vanessa and they are all dramatic, and then a few epis later he is all about Jenny. what a dog. he is pretty though.

    Use him and lose him J. You can't trust that one. Seems you can't really trust anyone on this show! except rufus. he's solid.moreless
  • gossip girl gets exciting!!!

    10
    this episode was great everyone back in the same building chuck, blair ,serena ,nate ,jenny, dan and vanessa chuck and blaire oh my god when are tehy going to say i love you too each other its gotta be soon surely although i do like the game they play thats why i keep watching i thought for a second dan andserena were goin to get back together but nahnot happening yet maybe time in a few episodes but and little jenny humphry and nate archibald when i never lol but hey jenny ur young and hes well............... you know lol!

    long may the great episodes and seasons continue lol! xoxo gossip girl!moreless
  • serena connects with a new guy, blair and chuck are still at it weith their cat and mouse game and jenny gets overly confident!

    8.0
    OMFG!!!! that kiss was absolutely great!!!!i mean the way nate walked in and was such a "prince charming on the white horse" it was fantastic HOWEVER, nate has been all over the place this season and we havent even reached the double digits! i mean first the countess, then vanessa, then that girl at yale and now jenny, male-$lut anyone??? was it just me or did nate and vanessa have a moment in this episode, i can distinctly remember a look! anyway when jenny kissed him and then began walking away i was screaming at the top of my lungs "KISS HER BACK!!!!!"(even though i want him to be with serena)



    jenny is out of her mind! what was she thinking?? and how old was thet model girl? i mean none of them could have been more than 15-16, and that dude was so OLD, seriously creepy. jenny is talented, but oh my god, there was no free space on the screen, with jenny's big head all over the place!



    serena and da: i'm glad these two are friends again, and that they are able to talk openly about everything, all is well with the world, dan screwing it up for chuck and blair cuz of what they did to vanessa, was not out of the blue. i personally think it was all vanessas fault. she put herself in that situation. i dont understand why she wants dan to choose between her and his school "friends" it's so junior high. felt so sorry for sarena when aron rode off with the other chick, however i think serena should be with nate, so it wasnt such a dissapointment.



    chuck and blair: these two are out of their mind. was fun to see blair pursue something she wanted so vigerously. i dont understand why they just cant tell each other how they feel and just be over with it. but then where is the fun in that, right?moreless
Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Serena Van der Woodsen

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Blair Waldorf

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

Jennifer Humpfrey

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley

Daniel Humpfrey

Matthew Settle

Matthew Settle

Rufus Humpfrey

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford

Nathaniel Archibald

Willa Holland

Willa Holland

Agnes (Season 2)

Guest Star

John Patrick Amedori

John Patrick Amedori

Aaron Rose (Season 2)

Guest Star

Wade Allain-Marcus

Wade Allain-Marcus

Max

Guest Star

Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

Eleanor Waldorf

Recurring Role

Zuzanna Szadkowski

Zuzanna Szadkowski

Dorota

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Jenny: Nate, what are you doing here?
      Nate: No Jenny, what are you doing here? Come on, get your stuff. Let's go.
      Jenny: No.
      Agnes: That is so sweet. Sweetie, I told you he liked you! (To Max) I totally called that one.
      Max: Yeah, you did. Dude, relax. Nothing's going on here. Take a picture.
      Jenny: Yeah, I'm not leaving with you.
      Nate: Then I can wait. (Sits down)

    • Serena: I don't know much about art but I do know much about spelling.

    • Gossip Girl: It seems like little Jenny got her happily ever after. XOXO, Gossip Girl

    • Dan: Hey Chuck! Hey, wait a second! Come on, don't act like you didn't hear me.
      Chuck: I heard you, I was just choosing to ignore you.

    • Chuck (kneels down to Blair): Look, I'd rather wait, but maybe in the future...
      Blair: I suppose it could be some excruciating pleasure.
      (They kiss.)

    • Blair: I was the one who asked you to say it first.
      Chuck: At the White Party? When you were on your way out with a count? Did you really think that I was going to say it then?
      Blair: Yes, and when you didn't I wanted to die.

    • Nate: That was a bad scene, Jenny.
      Jenny: No, it wasn't, okay? We were dancing in our underwear, not making a porno.
      Nate: Not yet anyway!
      Jenny: No! Not ever! I would never let myself get into a situation like that, all right? I know what I'm doing, Nate.
      Nate: I know you think you do, but that guy was taking advantage of you.
      Jenny: Okay, you are not my father and you are not my brother, so why do you care so much?
      Nate: Because...
      (Jenny kisses Nate and turns to leave, totally humiliated. But then Nate grabs Jenny's hand, pulls her back to him, and they kiss again even more fervently than before.)

    • Eleanor: You are lucky I don't fire you this minute.
      Jenny: You're lucky that I don't just quit.

    • Agnes (to Jenny): You work for what? So Eleanor can rip off your ideas?

    • Gossip Girl: Sometimes, the most important thing to know is when to get out... and when to give in.

    • Serena: Can I help?
      Aaron: Do you know how to weld?
      Serena: Um, I've seen Flashdance several times?

    • Agnes: Okay, seriously, you work your ass off, and for what? So Eleanor can rip off your ideas?
      Jenny: No, Eleanor promised that I could be in the meetings with the buyers from Mendels and Barney's today.
      Agnes: Just like she introduced you to the guy from Bloomingdale's.

    • Agnes: Look, you can do whatever you want to do, but what do you think people will say when they see Jenny Humphrey has finally gone out on her own?
      Jenny: I dunno... Jenny Humphrey is so young to have her own line?
      Agnes: Or, too bad Jenny Humphrey's stuff looks exactly like Eleanor Waldorf's.

    • Jenny: Agnes, I'm gonna kill you.
      Agnes: No, dude, I know, trust me, I'm sorry, I just got all of your messages. Look, here, take the dress and ... I don't think you should give this to Eleanor, by the way. I mean, my friends, they FREAKED over it last night.
      Jenny: Great! I don't care.

    • Blair: I've been thinking about changing my signature scent. I've been trying out a new one, I can't decide if I like it. Would you mind?
      Chuck: (sniffs Blair) Smells a little like desperation.

    • Dan: So he just got up and left, abruptly?
      Blair: Like a Bass out of hell.

    • Chuck: I gave you a shot, and while your efforts were admirable ... I'm bored. You ruined my pants. Goodnight, Blair.

    • Chuck: I'll have one drink with you. Unless you can convince why I should stay of course.
      Blair: Well, just because we've reached an impasse at a certain issue doesn't mean we can't be friends.

    • Blair: You have to help me destroy Chuck Bass!
      Dan: I'll take that as my cue to leave.
      Blair: Aww, you're very perceptive!

    • Blair: I was thinking I'd just disappear for awhile. Give him a taste of life without me.
      Dan: No, that's a terrible idea. Don't disappear. Become unavoidable. Chuck may be a deviant but he's still a man. Drive him crazy. Wear him down. You should be good at that.
      Blair: Look who finally got a little interesting.
      Dan: I'm sure it's a fluke.

    • Dan: So, DO you love him?
      Blair: NO! No, of course not.
      Dan: So why don't you just say it to get what you want? Frat guys have been doing that since... forever.
      Blair: I can't! If I say it then Chuck wins.
      Dan: But... if you say it then you get him and you win.
      Blair: No, I lose. (to Serena) See? This is totally pointless.

    • Blair: I have an itch that only Chuck can scratch and he won't oblige unless I tell him I love him.
      Dan: You need help getting Chuck to sleep with you? Really?
      Blair: (to Serena) You hear the judgment in his voice right now right?
      Serena: He's working on that.

    • Blair: (to Serena and Dan) Just because you two are making a doomed attempt at being friends doesn't mean I have to play the enabler.

    • Blair: (to Serena)You have to help me to destroy Chuck Bass.

    • Gossip Girl: Every girl dreams about finding her Prince Charming. But if that prince refuses to come?

    • Dorota: Don't forget, God always watching Miss Blair.

    • Chuck: All you have to do is say those three magic words.
      Blair: I hate you!

    • Dan: Do you love him? Wow, someone loves Chuck Bass.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: V zajetí módy (In Captivity of Fashion)

    • Although they appear, Vanessa and Rufus had no storyline.

    • Although credited, Kelly Rutherford (Lily) didn't appear.

    • International Air Dates:
      Latin America: February 4, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: February 8, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: February 25, 2009 on TVNorge
      Philippines: March 24, 2009 on ETC
      Greece: March 28, 2009 on Star TV
      Denmark: July 26, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: October 27, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: November 15, 2009 on TVN7
      Australia: February 25, 2010 on GO!
      Czech Republic: March 6, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 16, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this episode:
      Robyn - Crash & Burn Girl
      Black Kids - Partie Traumati
      Princess One Point Five - At Long Last - With Light There Is Hope
      Mad Staring Eyes - Walking In the Streets
      Alain Whyte - "Robot Talk"
      T.A.T.U. - How Soon Is Now?
      Turin Brakes - Dark On Fire

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode title: Pret-A-Poor-Jenny

      Comes from the French "prêt-à-porter" when translated means "ready to wear". This meaning is extended to, when referring to women's clothing, a garment that is made to her exact specifications and measurement e.g. Tailor made.

      Prêt-à-Porter is also a 1994 film starring Julia Roberts, revolving around models during Fashion Week in Paris.

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