Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 4

The Ex-Files

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 22, 2008 on The CW
8.2
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Blair and her 'Posse' interview different girls to decide whether or not they would be inducted into their 'clique'. Dan bumps into new student Amanda and they form an instant bond however, Blair and her 'posse' attempt to sabotage Dan and Amanda's friendship by inducting her as the new girl in their 'clique' meanwhile, Serena meets a new lust interest and Vanessa meets with the Duchess.moreless

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  • I love this episode! As a whole, it's exactly why we watch GG.

    10
    Gossip Girl Ep. 4: "The Ex-Files" is one of my favorite episodes. It has a great story, cool background music, and clever lines. It's my first time to really like a line from Dan. He said, "Google revenge and you'll get BlairWaldorf.com." This episode made most viewers hate Dan and Vanessa more. Chuck's was really scheming, yet I still like him. Jenny had few parts, but they were big parts, meaning important. Blair was just being Blair. I like the headband she wore when S told her, "You poor thing." And Serena, she's back. "From now on, eveything goes to me," she said. "Welcome back Queen Serena! Consider us your humble servants," Gossip Girl said. Bow down or bow out? XOXOmoreless
  • 204

    6.8
    A sign of improvement on tonight's episode of Gossip Girl. The episode started out quite terribly with Blair choosing the projects and the victims, it just seemed way too unrealistic. Also, another thing I would like to point out, I didn't get Serena's overnight character change.



    I mean, I'm sure it will bring some good dynamics come next episode, but it just didn't make sense why she did any of it. Also it was just so unrealistic that she could transform like that. Where's the character development here?



    I really hope the entire season isn't focused on Dan & Serena's relationship troubles but we still got some good scenes between the two of them. And Chuck secretly being behind the entire thing in attempts to get to Blair? Now that was unexpected.



    I haven't liked the Nate/Vanessa/Catherine/Marcus/Blair thing since the start of the season but I think all of us have to admit the scene between Marcus and Catherine was pretty twisted, and it was great to see Blair back to her old manipulative ways. Overall, a step in the right direction, but not exactly "there" yet.moreless
  • I really want to see the mean Serena!

    10
    One of my favorite episodes ever!



    I so love Serena Van der Woodsen, I love everything about her, and I am crazy to see the mean her.



    I guess I am a pro Serena and I hate what Dan does to her, come on, she is awesome and she is always trying to do things for him and he always blows her off.



    It is time to see Serena being The Queen.



    Lovely part by Blair too. I love how she plays and manipulate people, it is so fun! Call me whatever, but who doesnt love this serie for the same reason? I know I domoreless
  • Queen Serena is back on top. Bow down or bow out.

    9.0
    I was waiting for this. Gossip Girl is back to its truest roots. As some things are setting into place, it leaves place for some other very interesting plot lines. The never-ending Serena/Blair relationship of jealousy is back. Serena is back at how she was before leaving New York, almost pretending nothing happened between her and Dan. Can't wait to follow this during the next episodes. Surprising, really.



    Oh, the Duchess. You wanted something gossip girl worthy to happen to her (come on, an affair with beautifull teen Nate was not that juicy)? You get it. Down and dirty with her stepson. And Chuck Bass, who is absent in this episode, yet omniscient, and controls everything. I think we didn't ought to underestimate in the first place. A sexy lazy bouffon he isn't.moreless
  • ok i hate searnea

    10
    i hate S who the hell does he think she is she was so mean to B in the end of the epoisde how dare she put that scarf around her neck i just wanted to kill S .I feel so bad for blair she lost her new bf becuase he was sleeping with his step-MOM !!!!!!!!!! i was like OMFG i cnat believe that happend and omg vanessa ruined everything but i felt bad for her in the end she alwyas gets hurt and blair lost her crown that really sucks why does everything bad happen to her . im glad D ened it with S he is right she always blames someone grr she is annoying i dont get y she treated B so badly when B was trying to help S with D god i hate S !!!!!! but im glad marcus is gone now chuck and blair can be toghter but i think it was mean what they did to amnada at first i felt bad her but then when i found out that she was working 4 chuck i was like WTF i think chcuk just wants blair to come 4 him 4 help but i think chuck was very mean with blair i think he should jsut talk to her and not destroy her and i want nate and vanessa toghter anyway i cant wait 4 next eoside it looks good but the pereivew makes me hate sernea even more !! thats all for know xoxo gossip girlmoreless
Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Serena van der Woodsen

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Gossip Girl (Voice)

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr

Vanessa Abrams

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Blair Waldorf

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley

Dan Humphrey

Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford

Lillian "Lily" van der Woodsen

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Catherine

Guest Star

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Laurel

Guest Star

Patrick Heusinger

Patrick Heusinger

Marcus

Guest Star

Amanda Setton

Amanda Setton

Penelope Shafai

Recurring Role

Yin Chang

Yin Chang

Nelly Yuki

Recurring Role

Nicole Fiscella

Nicole Fiscella

Isabel Coates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dan: So what are you going to do about Nate? You going to tell him?
      Vanessa: How can I? He would most likely freak out.
      Dan: Well there's no question about that.
      Vanessa: And I can't confront Catherine because the butler will remember me.
      Dan: And she'll drop the dime on the captain. Sorry it's the only chance I'll have to talk like that.

    • Jenny: Dad, how set are you on this whole going to school thing?
      Rufus: Pretty set. Why?
      Jenny: First day of school is draft day. Blair and her merry band of psychos are going to be on the terror. (Rufus and Dan look at each other, confused) They categorize girls into two groups: projects and victims. Girls who have potential to become little mini Blair-ites becomes projects and total losers and girls who could threaten social order become victims. I was a project last year and we all know how that turned out.(Rufus and Dan stare at her) What?
      Rufus: Nothing.
      Dan: Totally with you. (Jenny leaves)
      Rufus: Did you understand any of that?
      Dan: I'm so glad I'm not a girl.

    • Gossip Girl: Spotted: A beautiful blond phoenix rising from the ashes of a major public humiliation
      Serena: Never again... From now on, everything goes through me.

    • Gossip Girl: Bow down or bow out? XOXO, Gossip Girl

    • Blair: Break ups are easy. It's having to see them date someone else that's hard. Why do you think I rub it in Chuck's face every chance I get?
      Serena: A twisted version of foreplay?
      Blair: Ignoring you.

    • Gossip Girl: Sorry lonely boy. Don't say we didn't try to warn you. But if Queen S would do this to D, are any of us safe?

    • Gossip Girl: Welcome back, Queen Serena. Consider us your humbled servants. Cause if looks could kill, we wouldn't want to be Dan Humphrey.

    • Blair: This girl is Dan with boobs.

    • Jenny: It was like I didn't even exist!
      Dan: Mmm. Welcome to my world. It's not so bad when you get used to birds flying at your head and automatic doors never opening.

    • Blair: Hi! My name's Blair! You're new ...
      Amanda: Hi, I'm Am-
      Blair: Oh, that's not important. We'd like to invite you to lunch!

    • Dan: (to Vanessa) Google "revenge" and get blairwaldorf.com.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Akta "Ex" (The Ex-Files)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 26, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: November 30, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Australia: January 6, 2009 on Fox8
      Norway: January 21, 2009 on TVNorge
      The Netherlands: January 23, 2009 on Net 5
      Philippines: February 24, 2009 on ETC
      Denmark: June 28, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: September 29, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: October 18, 2009 on TVN7
      Czech Republic: February 20, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 2, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this Episode:
      "Morning Tide" by The Little Ones
      "Good Day" by Nappy Roots ft Greg Street
      "The Observer" by Chris Chavez
      "Buildings & Mountains" by The Republic Tigers
      "Came To Party" by Miss Eighty 6
      "Electric Feel" by MGMT
      "Hold Up" by Young Mennace
      "Doin' My Thing" by King Juju
      "Please Remain Calm" by Cloud Cult
      "Shove It" by Santogold ft Spank Rock

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode title: The Ex-Files

      The X-Files is an American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired from 1993 to 2002. There have been two film adaptations of the series The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

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