Gossip Girl

Season 5 Episode 10

Riding In Town Cars With Boys

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

While Lily throws a coming out to society party for Charlie, Serena and Dan try to amend their friendship. It is now time for Blair to choose between Louis and Chuck, she receives help from Dan who has an agenda of his own. Max still tries to leak Charlie's story and at the end of the night she slips Gossip Girl information that could turn deadly.


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  • I love it

    I love it
  • Riding in Town Cars with Boys

    They went the Princess Diana route with the paparazzi leading to the limo accident? Really?

    It was a solid episode, but Charlie just admitting her secret for no reason? Why would she do that? And why get Chuck and Blair automatically together now? Not that it was not a good episode, but I feel the need to question some of the logic behind some of these actions.
  • Charlie finally has to face her true self unfortunatley chuck and blair will not be there to share her enlightentment.

    In this episode we experience gossip girl for what it truely is; one of the most breath takingly entertaining show on tv for the past decade. The epdisode proves that wht comes around goes around ( for charlie that is). The episode opens with Charlie and the Van der Woodsens at breakfast toasting to her triumph and exclaiming her pending debutant ball. There is defiently room for trouble as we know Charlies problems are far behid her as max becomes too persistant on taking her down. Just by looking at how badly charlie wants to be a part of the upper east side, it can nt be.The fake life that she is living is becoming too werid.

  • Finally up to snuff

    (Spoilers ahead)>

    I was happy to see that even when Gossip Girl is in the throes of what I believe to be their worst season to date, they can still deliver a kickass midseason finale.

    First, Dan and Serena become friends again. They're both at family breakfast and they keep sniping at each other (Lily mentions that Max was bad news and Dan mutters "No wonder he dated Serena") and Lily sends them both to Serena's room. They talk through their issues and make up.

    Blair is stuck because the paparazzi are curious as to why she;s not with Louis right now and she flees to Dan;s where the paparazzi won;t find her. She tells him she has to choose between Louis and Chuck and it sounds like the only reason she would stay with Louis is he;s the father of her child. Dan tells her, "It wouldn't to me." Blair misses what he's implying and calls Chuck. After they talk, Dan, doing the most selfless thing seen on the upper east side in a while, doesn;t tell Blair about his feelings and instead takes her to Chuck.

    Where he takes her is a coming out party Lily is having for Charlie and everybody is there, including Nate whose grandfather has chosen him over his icky cousin Tripp to take over the family whatever. Tripp isnt happy with that and runs into Max who;s still trying to ruin Charlie.

    Blair and Chuck talk and Chuck tells her he;ll love her baby as much as he loves her. They leave the party after it shows on Gossip Girl they're there (because Charlie sent it in hopes to get the party shut down) and they leave in Nate's limo. Just as they;re happy and kissing and Blair tells Chuck she could never promise Louis she wouldnt leave him because Chuck is the one she never wants to leave paparazzi surround the limo and it crashes.

    At the hospital Lily tells them Blair is awake but Chuck isnt and doesnt look so good.

    Obviously Chuck has to be okay but there is the thought that the accident was set up by Tripp because the limo was Nate's. Also Charlie tearfully tells Rufus she;s a fraud but I dont think he believed her as Lily appeared a second later. She calls Carol and tells her she;s leaving but I think we havent seen the last of her.

    Even though this season has varied from bad to just awful, they really delivered with this ep. Cant wait till the new year!moreless
Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

Max Harding

Guest Star

Matthew Lynch (II)

Matthew Lynch (II)


Guest Star

James Naughton

James Naughton

William Vanderbilt

Recurring Role

Aaron Tveit

Aaron Tveit

Trip Vanderbilt

Recurring Role

Hugo Becker

Hugo Becker

Louis Grimaldi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • NOTES (2)

    • Blair and Chuck got into a car accident as a result of being chased by the paparazzi.

      An obvious influence to this scene is the circumstances that led to the death of Princess Diana who was killed in a car accident with lover Dodi Fayed when they were chased by paparazzi.

      Whereas Diana was a real life princess, Blair is a princess-to-be due to her engagement to Louis.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 5, 2011 on MuchMusic
      United Kingdom: February 13, 2012 on ITV2/ITV 2 HD
      Turkey: February 8, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Norway: March 15, 2012 on FEM
      Czech Republic: November 4, 2012 on Prima LOVE


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