Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 5

The Serena Also Rises

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2008 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Goof- Right before Eleanor Walfdorf goes out onto the runway to "take her bow", she hands her ID tag to an assistant, but in the next shot as she makes her public appearance, you can clearly see that her ID tag is clipped to her waistline, which then goes missing in the subsequent shot.

    • Goof: When Jenny is at the fashion show, she gets a call from her dad. On the phone closeup, the signal indicator show that no network is available and the title reads "pictures & videos". It's a video recording of a fake call.
      Furthermore on the closeup there is only one hand holding the phone but in the previous and next shot Jenny is holding it with both hands.

  • Quotes

    • Gossip Girl: They say in fashion, one day you're in and the next day, you're out.

    • Guy from the bar: Did you just call my girlfriend a prostitute?
      Chuck: It was an honest mistake.
      Guy from the bar: There's nothing honest about it!
      Dan: Oh, common, calm down, he said he was sorry.
      Guy from the bar: Did he? Well, maybe I just teach him some manners than.
      Chuck: It's not my fault your girlfriend dresses like high class call girl.

    • Gossip Girl: Spotted: Dan Humphrey. Shoeless and clueless. That's all.

    • Dan: How do you know so many twins?
      Chuck: Twins find me.

    • Chuck: (to Serena) You're a born queen... this is your year to rule.

    • Blair: What do you want?
      Serena: I tried to reach you all night. Why haven't you returned any of my calls?
      (Blair speaks sarcastically)
      Blair: What is there to say? You've only taken over the girls at school and abandoned our oldest tradition to go to my mother's show with a complete stranger.
      Serena: First of all, I didn't take over the girls at school-
      Blair: Are you really gonna pretend like you don't notice what's been going on?
      Serena: What? These girls are like hummingbirds, they move from flower to flower. They'll be on to someone else next week and then back to you. It's not a big deal
      Blair: And I suppose it's not a big deal that you're sitting front row at my mother's show either.
      Serena: She asked me to do it as a favor.
      (Blair stars yelling at Serena)
      Blair: Oh, and how could you possibly disappoint my mother?!? Though you have no qualms about screwing over your best friend.
      Serena: Fine. I won't go.
      Blair: Good.
      Serena: And then Poppy won't go and her friends won't go and you can explain to your mother why she has an empty first row. Would that make you happy?
      Blair: At least I won't have to watch the next episode of the Serena show.
      Serena: You know, I was come here to invite you to hang out with us.
      (Blair uses an angry and sarcastic voice)
      Blair: Oh, how generous, Serena. I should feel so blessed that you would include me in your little group.
      (Serena confronts Blair)
      Serena: You know what, Blair? I am gonna go to that show and I'm gonna sit front row and I'm gonna enjoy every minute of it.
      (Serena turns her back to Blair and leaves.)

    • Dan:I need to get out of my comfort zone. I need to experience new things.
      Chuck: Are you gay?
      Dan: Now that would be out of my comfort zone, but no.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Serenina hvězda (Serena's Star)

    • International Air Dates:
      Latin America: December 3, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: December 7, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: January 28, 2009 on TVNorge
      Philippines: March 3, 2009 on ETC
      Greece: March 7, 2009 on Star TV
      Denmark: July 5, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: October 6, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: October 25, 2009 on TVN7
      Australia: February 4, 2010 on GO!
      Czech Republic: February 21, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 8, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this episode:
      "NYC-Gone, Gone" by Conor Oberst
      "Made Concrete" by The Republic Tigers
      "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
      "This Ship Was Built To Last" by The Duke Spirit
      "Fille Atomique" by Nous Non Plus. Serena walks the runway
      "Raise The Dead" by Phantom Planet

    • Chace Crawford (Nate), Connor Paolo (Erik) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) do not appear in this episode.

    • Chuck to Dan: "Are you gay?"

      In the Gossip Girl book series the character of Dan Humphrey actually does go through a period of questioning his sexuality and briefly experiments with dating a man.

  • Allusions

    • Episode title: The Serena Also Rises

      The Sun Also Rises is an Ernest Hemingway novel which was adapted into a film in 1957. It is also the title of an unrelated 2007 film by Chinese director Jiang Wen.

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