Gossip Girl

Season 1 Episode 2

The Wild Brunch

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Rufus: This is Brooklyn, not the Warped Tour. And don't tell me you had all your tattoos removed.

      The actress that plays Jenny, Taylor Momsen, is the lead singer for the band The Pretty Reckless, which will be playing all shows of the 2010 Warped Tour.

    • In this episode Chuck mentions that he's happy to be playing a small role in deflowering Blair. Which is ironic since he ends up playing an even bigger role in deflowering Blair five episodes later.

    • Goof: When Rufus and Lily have coffee, the mugs they are drinking from are clearly empty.

    • When Nate is holding Chuck back from attacking Dan, his position changes when the camera does. (from standing in front of Chuck to next to him and back again)

    • The note that Blair's mom left on her dress said that brunch was at 2, but then at the brunch Chuck's dad told him to put the scotch down because it was hardly 12.

    • When Dan asked the man at the front desk at the Palace Hotel how long he thought Serena would be gone the man said "one time she left and didn't come back for six months". At the time Serena left she lived at her real house, and therefore didn't leave the Palace Hotel for six months.

    • When Serena was looking at the pictures on her cellphone the ground behind the phone was going slow but Serena was walking fast.

    • Rufus' facial hair and Dan's hair are longer in this episode, even though only a day had passed.

    • Both Blair and Serena have different cellphones in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Gossip Girl: (Voice Over) Well, Serena's mystery man is a mystery no longer. His name is... oh, who cares. Now that he and S are over, so are his fifteen minutes. But his sister Jenny was spotted with a new dress... gifted from Blair herself. Everyone knows an Eleanor original is the uniform of B's private army. But will J be a loyal soldier? Or will she side with S's rebel forces? And as for S herself: We hear she left today's brunch with no friends, no boy and nowhere left to run. It looks like the ultimate insider has become a total outsider. It's your move, Serena. And you know who'll be watching: Gossip Girl.

    • Bart: Why do you think I do all this? Huh? This party is for you, okay, so you can meet people. You know, become a part of something, make some kind of change.
      Chuck: Really? I thought it was another excuse for an open bar and, ah, rehiring of the nearly nude statues.
      Bart: Do me a favor, will you? Lose the scotch. It's barely noon.

    • Serena: I can't believe you told her.
      Nate: You just expected me to keep it a secret?
      Serena: Yes, Nate. There's nothing wrong with keeping a secret if the truth is gonna hurt someone.
      Nate: That's a hell of a way to look at things.
      Serena: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize all of the sudden you're the most honest guy on the planet.

    • Chuck: Poor Daniel... so little time, so many sluts to defend...

    • Chuck: Better a broken nose than a broken heart.
      Nate: I didn't even talk to Serena last night.
      Chuck: Who said anything about Serena?

    • Chuck: (to Blair) I'm honored to be playing even a small role in your deflowering.

    • Blair: What's that?
      Chuck: The key to my suite, Nate's heart, and your future happiness.

    • Rufus: Jenny told me you went to get Serena. Did you get her?
      Dan: Mmmm yeah I found her.... and then I lost her.

    • Dan: Did you tell Blair Waldorf about Cedric?
      Jenny: (stuttering) It may have come up.

    • Nate: You happy now?
      Blair: Not even close.

    • Gossip Girl: Some people might call this a fluster cluck. On the Upper East Side, we call it Sunday afternoon.

    • Jenny: Hey you think the Farmer's Market still open?
      Rufus: Yeah, why you wanna go?
      Jenny: Yeah.
      Rufus: I thought you were getting too old to go places with you dad.
      Jenny: Well you used to be cool, and the nineties are having a comeback.

    • Lily: Don't try to be cute, okay, those days are long behind you.
      Rufus: And here I thought I was getting better looking every day.

    • Blair: Oh hi Jenny, what do you want?
      Jenny: Uh, I realized that I still have your calligraphy pen, from the party invitations, and I thought you might need them for something.
      Blair: That is the lamest excuse I've ever heard. You want to know what Chuck Bass is saying about you.
      Jenny: No! (pause) Is he? Saying things to anyone?
      Blair: No. Not yet, anyway. Chuck likes to brag about his conquests not his victims.

    • Blair: (to Serena) I must have totally blanked on the part where I invited you over.

    • Chuck: (about Dan) If I knew his name I'd hunt him down and kill him.
      Nate: What, 'cause you kill people now? You going to strangle him with your scarf?
      Chuck: Don't mock the scarf Nathaniel, it's my signature.
      Nate: Just saying, death by scarf, not that intimidating.

    • (Following Dan out the door after he found out that Serena slept with Nate)
      Serena: Well, I'm sorry I'm not who you thought I was, but what's happened is in the past and all I can do is try to change but if you can't accept that then, (long pause) you aren't who I thought you were. (Serena walks away)

    • (When Serena and Dan are about to get going, Lily shows up)
      Lily: Great. Just in time for lunch.
      Serena: Mom.
      Dan: Ms. van der Woodsen.
      Lily: Dan. Still here.
      Serena: Look Mom, I really don't think it's a good idea for me to go to that brunch.
      Lily: You promised.
      Serena: Yeah, but that was... before I knew Dan was hungry too. I can't let the boy starve.
      Dan: It would be inhuman.
      Lily: He is not invited.
      Serena: Yeah that's why I'm going with him.
      Dan: Because I can't go with her.
      Serena: And we had plans to go to brunch together today.
      Dan: We had those plans.
      Lily: Serena, you're home, living under my roof. My rules. What is it going to take to get you dressed and through that door?
      (Next scene Serena and Dan are entering the Sunday brunch at the Palace. Chuck, Blair and the others are already at their table)
      Serena: You know, maybe... maybe this was a bad idea.
      Blair: You've got to be kidding.
      Dan: Yeah, this was... this was definitely a bad idea.
      Chuck: This should be fun.

    • Serena: The last thing I need is another guy. But he was just so .... smart and funny.

    • Blair: I wonder if Nate remembered brunch. It would be so wrong to show up without my boyfriend, who I love. And who loves me.

    • Gossip Girl: Looks like Blair and Chuck came with quite the appetite... for destruction, that is.

    • Lily: Just coffee. I'm not staying long. I'd like to get out of here before someone throws me down and tattoos me.
      Rufus: This is Brooklyn, not the Warped Tour. And don't tell me you had all your tattoos removed.

    • Serena: Mom, did you borrow my Michelle Paris?! I can't find anything in here!
      Lily: Well, it might help if you unpacked. Look, you're home now. It's your life. You should just start living it!
      Serena: This is not life. This is a hotel, which we're living in because you decided you didn't like the color of the walls in a real home. Mom, I said I'd go to this brunch. What more do you want from me?
      Lily: Serena, why are you being like this? You love parties. This is just not like you.
      Serena: Maybe this is like me. Maybe you don't know what I'm really like.
      Lily: Oh. Okay, tell me. (Serena doesn't say anything)

    • Dan: I hope you had pleasant, uh, 21 hours since I last saw you.
      Lily: Yes, it has been very pleasant. Until now. (to Nate) Gentleman. (she goes away)

    • Lily: The more you hide yourself away, the more people are going to think you have something to hide.
      Serena: Coming from someone who is keeping my brother in an institution.
      Lily: That's different.

    • Dan: (after hitting his head against the cab's door) I think I have brain damage.
      Jenny: You know, Dan, if you had brain damage, you wouldn't even know you had brain damage.

    • Bart: The invitation said 'Black tie', not 'Black eye'. Are you ok? I mean if you're in some kind of trouble...
      Chuck: Only of my own making.

    • Gossip Girl: I bet you're wondering what Gossip Girl is doing up so early. Truth is I never went to bed. Why waste precious time dreaming when waking life is so much better? Is there really anything better than a lazy Sunday? Reading the paper in bed, sipping coffee, scrambling an egg or two. Yeah right, we Upper East Siders don't do lazy. Breakfast is brunch, and it comes with champagne, a dress code, and 100 of our closest friends... and enemies.

    • Rufus: Admit it, you're falling for me again.
      Lily: You're right. You're right. It's the low-income tax bracket. The bad v-neck t-shirts, the awful jokes... I don't know why your wife left you.
      Rufus: Well, she's got better taste than you. I mean, come on, why else have I seen you more in the last two days than in the last fifteen years?
      Lily: An unfortunate twist of fate.

    • Dan: Hey, how are you doing? I, uh, was here yesterday with Serena.
      Front desk man: How could I forget?
      Dan: Yeah. Well, uh, is she in?
      Front desk man: Just missed her actually but you're welcome to wait.
      Dan: Okay, maybe I will. She, she probably won't be that long, right?
      Front desk man: Once she went out she didn't come back for six months but feel free to sit. Over there.
      Dan: Over there is where I will.

    • Gossip Girl: Serena's visit was short, and apparently not very sweet, but you know what it is? Revenge. We hear its best served cold, who's hungry?

    • Dan: Serena, and her friends, and her family, her whole world, turns out it wasn't for me. (walks away)
      Jenny: Wait, Dan, what happened?
      Dan: Did you tell Blair Waldorf about Cedric?
      Jenny: I... it may have come up.
      Dan: You can't trust these people, Jenny. Don't tell them anything... they're nice flowers.
      Jenny: They're hydrangeas.

    • Nate: Look, Blair, either you try to forgive me and move on, or we end it?
      (Nate places his hand on Blair and she holds it)

    • (Blair and Nate walk into Chuck's room and find Serena there)
      Blair: What is she doing here?
      Serena: I was waiting for Nate.
      Nate: Just to talk, I swear.
      Blair: You said you'd never speak to her again.
      Serena: (to Nate) You said that? Why would you say that?
      Blair: Because you can't be trusted.
      Nate: It's not Serena's fault.
      Blair: Do not defend her.
      Nate: I asked her to come.
      Blair: Oh! Oh, so you do want to talk to her?
      Nate: Yes, to explain why I'm not talking to her.
      Blair: Maybe I'll leave you two to finish that fascinating conversation.
      Serena: Oh! No, no, I'll go! Let you guys get back to your quickie.
      Blair: It wasn't a quickie. Sex is actually kind of a big deal to some of us.
      Serena: Oh yeah, I can see that, Chuck's bed? Very romantic, classy too.
      Blair: Oh, like you? I'll bet your new friend Dan would love to hear all about how classy you are.

    • (Dan walks in circles outside The Palace)
      Serena: Dan? (laughs) Hey!
      Dan: I was in the neighborhood... eh, give or take seventy blocks. Um, I just wanted to tell you in person that the end of last night may not have been my finest hour. There was a, uh... a wave. (waves)
      Serena: I saw that.
      Dan: Yeah. Yeah. And since then I've just been wondering... are you hungry?

    • Blair: So, does that mean you're friends with Serena now?
      Jenny: I mean I don't have a problem with her, but if someone did have a problem with her I wouldn't have a problem with that either.
      Blair: You know, if you like that dress, you can have it.
      Jenny: What?! No! No.
      Blair: I'm sure you'll find some way to repay me.

    • Blair: You know, I always knew you were a whore, never took you for a liar too.
      Serena: Blair, how can I fix this?
      Blair: You don't, Serena. You just stay away, from me, my boyfriend and my friends. You're done here.

    • Blair: I must have totally blanked on the part where I invited you over.
      Serena: Eh... I called you. Blair, it's Sunday morning, coffee, croissants, Breakfast at Tiffany's, it's our tradition.
      Blair: I have new traditions now.
      Serena: Well they're not traditions if they're new. (long pause) Look, Blair, I am really trying to make an effort here. I thought everything was good between us.
      Blair: It was, before I found out you had sex with my boyfriend.

    • Chuck: This isn't over!
      Dan: Hey, anytime man. That one black eye looks a little lonely.

    • Blair: Dan. Hi, I'm Blair Waldorf. Serena's friend.
      Dan: Uh, yeah. Do you happen to know where she is?
      Blair: As a matter of fact I do.
      (Serena and Nate show up)
      Serena: Blair.
      Dan: Serena. There you are. Where were you?
      Blair: She was waiting in a hotel room. For my boyfriend.
      Serena: To talk.
      Nate: That's all. To talk.
      Blair: That doesn't sound any smarter the second time.
      Dan: Why did you want to talk to him? (to Nate) This is about why you were waiting for Serena this morning?
      Blair: (to Nate) You were what?
      Chuck: I thought you were waiting for me!
      Dan: Exactly what the situation needs. Chuck. Now what is going on here?
      Blair: We were just getting into that.
      Serena: Blair, please. Don't do this.
      Blair: Sorry. Would you want to tell him?
      Chuck: I'll tell him.
      Nate and Blair: You know?
      Chuck: I know all.
      Dan: And apparently I know nothing.
      Serena: Dan, it was a long time ago, and I regret it.
      Chuck: Please, Serena. Stop trying to pretend you're a good girl. So you've slept with your best friend's boyfriend. I kind of admire you for it.
      Dan: Is that true?
      Blair: Well, then she ran away and lied about it. I just thought you should know. Before you fall head-over-heels for your perfect girl and her perfect world, and you were left all alone with no one but your cabbage patch kid.
      Nate: Cabbage patch?
      Dan: Did you talk to my sister?
      Chuck: Yeah, little Jenny. Do you believe, she and I have some unfinished business.

    • Gossip Girl: Spotted N. and B., hot and heavy in the halls of the Palace Hotel, only to find S. already waiting. Sparks were flying for sure but... will it be a three way or D-Day?

    • Jenny: The real question is, so how are you?
      Dan: Me? Why wouldn't I be okay?
      Jenny: You know, at end of the night with Serena and the...
      (Jenny gives Dan a awkward wave)
      Dan: Was it really that bad?

    • Jenny: I mean, how could I have actually thought Chuck Bass just wanted to talk to me?
      Dan: Because you trust people. Which is normally a good thing.
      Jenny: Yeah, except when it involves Chuck.
      Dan: Yeah, pretty much.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Nedělní odpoledne (Sunday Afternoon)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      India: November 9, 2007 on Zee Cafe
      Latin America: November 18, 2007 on CANAL WARNER
      Australia: December 11, 2007 on FOX8
      Norway: January 2, 2008 on TVNorge
      Sweden: February 5, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Philippines: February 19, 2008 on ETC
      Denmark: March 9, 2008 on Kanal 4
      United Kingdom: April 3, 2008 on ITV2
      Poland: April 15, 2008 on TVN7
      The Netherlands: June 10, 2008 on Net 5
      Turkey: Sepember 16, 2008 on CNBC-E
      Greece: September 27, 2008 on Star Channel
      Slovakia: November 23, 2008, Markiza
      Hungary: January 4, 2009 on Cool TV
      Germany: April 25, 2009 on ProSieben
      Czech Republic: September 26, 2009 on Prima

    • Music in this episode:
      - "Hit Me Up" by Gia Farell
      - "Stick With Me Kid" by The Broken Remotes
      - "Shut Up And Drive" by Rihanna
      - "When Did Your Heart Go Missing" by Rooney
      - "Brandenberg Concerto No.3 in G Major - BWV 1048: I. Allegro" by Bach
      - "Ballad of Gus and Sam" by Ferraby Lionheart
      - "Tell Me About It" by Joss Stone
      - "The Queen And I" by Gym Class Heroes
      - "Believe" by The Bravery

  • Allusions

    • Serena: Blair, it's Sunday morning. Coffee, croissants, Breakfast At Tiffany's. It's our tradition.

      Breakfast At Tiffany's is a 1959 novella by Truman Capote's. A movie came out in 1961, and it stars Audrey Hepburn as Holy Golightly.

    • Episode Title: The Wild Brunch

      This is a reference to the 1969 film The Wild Bunch.