Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 9

There Might be Blood

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2008 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Serena invites Aaron to be her guest at a charity gala honoring Lily and Bart, but after discovering a secret that Aaron has been keeping from her, she begins to question whether Aaron is the guy she thought he was. Hoping it will help her chances of getting into Yale, Blair naívely agrees to babysit the 15-year-old daughter of a prominent Yale donor. Unfortunately, the teenager proves to be more than a handful, and Blair begins to suspect that the evening may actually wind up hurting her chances of getting into the college of her dreams. Meanwhile, Jenny and Agnes plan a guerilla fashion show that will either launch Jenny's star or ruin her chances of ever being accepted by the industry.moreless

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  • 209

    A good episode of Gossip Girl (surprisingly). I really didn't think I was going to like this episode at all since Jenny got the most screen time and then we got that insufferable Emma character. But I liked the group dynamic this episode brought between Serena, Chuck & Blair.

    Leighton Meester is definitely the best thing about this show, no doubt about it. We definitely saw her shine in this episode, and her chemistry with Ed Westwick is fantastic. Chuck & Blair just have the best banter overall.

    I'm not loving the whole Serena & Cecil thing, I guess I just need some more development to see if I'd really like it. Maybe now that Jenny has run away, we'll be seeing less of her? One can only hope. Also I don't like how Vanessa continues to be stuck in very uninteresting love triangles. Regardless, this was a solid installment.moreless
  • Jenny living on the edge once again, and end up on her own. Blair shows she actuallt has a heart and Serena might have met someone new.

    It was a good episode, but not very exciting. I am not a fan of Jenny and think she is becoming more and more selfish and childish.The whole Jenny and Nate thing feels a bit ridiculous and happend to quick. Did not like the way Jenny was treating vVnessa, she has always helped her, she shuold have talked to her first. I love Blair, she makes every episodes worth looking. Apart form that, it was a bit boring. Jenny need to learn to think for herself, she is always following other people, even though the fashion show was cool. Nice to Serena moving on,the Dan and Serenaa relation need some new storylines.moreless
  • okay but a bit disappointing

    The idea of Jenny being friend with Agnes or you can call the next Georgina getting everything messed up was wicked. Nate and Jenny weren't suppose to hook up and since Nate got kicked out by Dan I really want Chuck and Nate to get back on being closed friends just like in season 1. I really miss seeing them hanging out together as well as seeing the couple, Serena and Dan. I'm a Chuck and Blair fan but since they wouldn't work out at least being back on Blair and Nate. It's sad that Nate is getting far apart from Chuck, Blair and Serena because the four of them were really great friends back then in season 1. They all should get back togethermoreless
  • Best of the season

    Really liked this episode, believe ot is the best this season. The dialogue was brilliant Blair and Chuck getting the best lines in. the bayiiting storyline was a hoot. Its good to see Jenny get more focus her character has become very interesting, in terms of her determination with her desings. Not sure about the whole Nate thing its just happened really quick and Chace crawfard is not selling the story at all due to his..i dont want to say bad..limited acting capability!

    More Serena and Dan in the episode as well, a good episode looking forward to the next episode.moreless
  • I liked this one.

    I was really wondering how they were going to approach Jenny and Nate's relationship and it played off well. I loved the whole idea of the 'teenage love affair' between them it was a fun roller coaster ride. Let's just take this review in steps shall we.

    Jenny and Nate

    This was an unexpected-expected romance couple for the show. What I mean is it was something that started off in Season 1 and died down a bit and came all of a sudden in season 2 last episode 'Pret-a-Poor-J'. I oddly enough liked them. Jenny though had this rebellious 'I'm an adult' attitude going on, where she believed she could do it all, well don't we all think that way until reality steps in. How about Little J taking it on her own at the end. I look forward to the next episode for that.

    Chuck and Blair

    Well weren't they all lovie dovie 'I love you' last episode, glad to see that didn't repeat itself, though their bonding as 'just friends' (Yeh right) is actually sweet. It's cool that they could all work as a team without going at each others throats.

    Blair and Serena

    Aren't they always getting into some sort of argument. Ha, Serena trying to get Blair a position in Yale, Friendly, but that scene at the bar lol. It's good that Serena could be always forgiving (yet i sometimes think a bit too much), but if you're a friend of Blair you could expect nothing less. Serena and Aaron

    At first I knew that they were gong to hook up these two, so it wasn't a surprise that a friend of Dan's ended up being a love interest of Serena. Still I didn't like him in this episodes, his constant throwing of girls in Serena's face frankly didn't make me like him much, so Serena stay away, you don't want that extra baggage that comes with the Aaron package. Then again you can't really tell Serena what to do, can you? Still I don't really take to that Aaron character.

    Serena and Dan

    So far so good with the 'just friends' thing going on between them. I really don't take to these two anymore, before I would be excited when they have a scene together, now its just whatever to me. Dan and Nate

    I actually like these two as friends, like Jenny said, it's really the only guy friend he has, but Nate made the mistake of hooking up with Dan's little sister and that only spells trouble and seeing that Dan was his only ticket to a descent place to stay it, left Nate homeless at the end. I really felt for him and I think I really like Nate, though I hope his stay by his mother doesn't take him away from the show, then again is that better than him staying with Chuck?

    Lily and Rufus

    I must admit I always loved these two as a couple. Though not much is being given about their love lives. Lily is extra happy for these episodes and what ever happened to Rufus' date, she just disappeared. It seemed like the only reason Rufus let Jenny quit school for homeschooling was because of Lily. I still feel that the fire isn't completely burnt out for these two, I hope something happens soon. Even though Lily may have angered Rufus a bit by not letting the officer arrest her daughter, 'playing the mom card are we Lilly'. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Overall this was actually a step up from past episodes. I really enjoyed this one, though I think Jenny is getting a tad bit out of control, something of what we saw from her last season which made me not like her so much then. Still I hope Jenny realizes that a father is there for a reason, to guide, though Rufus seemed to have lost that touch with both of his children, what's their hurry to grow up.


    Three out of Four Stars

    (*** / ****)

Patricia Kalember

Patricia Kalember

Mrs. Boardman

Guest Star

Stella Maeve

Stella Maeve

Emma Boardman

Guest Star

Willa Holland

Willa Holland


Recurring Role

Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

Eleanor Waldorf

Recurring Role

John Patrick Amedori

John Patrick Amedori

Aaron Rose

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The little gossip girl that took Nate and Jenny's kiss picture is the same one who accosted Serena and Dan with two other girls at the park in the episode The Dark Night [Season 2, Episode 3]

    • The Humphreys' address is given as 455 Water St. Apt #6, Brooklyn NY 11211. While there is a 455 Water St in New York City, its not in Brooklyn, but rather is the address of a park located in lower Manhattan.

    • The address of Nate Archibald's townhouse is 4 East 74th Street, NY, NY 10021 as you can see from the letter he addresses to Jenny Humphrey.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Blair: You! What did you do with her?
      Chuck: Hey! She assaulted me. Demanded I deflower her.
      Blair: Oh, limos and virgins. Your specialty.
      Chuck: Just so you know, while there are few things I consider sacred, the back of the limo is one of them.

    • Emma: Got a credit card, fake ID and I want a Bacardi and a boy. This body's open for business.

    • Blair: You still don't get it. Having sex for the first time shouldn't be part of a competition to beat Muffy the lacrosstitute. It should be with someone you love.
      Emma: Was your first time with someone you love?
      Blair: ...Yes. It was.

    • Blair: Ancient. Unimportant. History!

    • Gossip Girl: Looks like it's bros before ho's for little J. Who knew when her loyalty kicked in, Nate would be kicked out?

    • Chuck: Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Chuck.
      Emma: Bass, Oh my God I read about you on Gossip Girl; you're, you're like the devil.
      Chuck: Finally some truth in advertising.

    • (Emma walks in a skimpy dress)
      Blair: Oh sweet Heaven.
      Emma: So, Muffy McDonnell's been bragging about how she's going to lose her virginity cause she finally landed a date with the lacrosse captain. They call him the de-virginator.
      Blair: Oh my God stop your mouth from moving.
      Emma: But now that I finally have the night away from Mom and Dad we'll see who's first. I'm saying TTFN to my you know what.
      (Blair grabs Emma's arm)
      Blair: Or maybe we'll see how your mom feels about your little clearance sale Lohan.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Možná poteče krev (There Might Be Blood)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: February 27, 2009 on Net 5
      Norway: March 4, 2009 on TVNorge
      Philippines: March 31, 2009 on ETC
      Denmark: August 2, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Turkey: November 3, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Poland: November 22, 2009 on TVN7
      Australia: March 4, 2010 on GO!
      Czech Republic: March 7, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 22, 2010 on Doma

    • Although they appear, Chuck and Lily had no storyline.

    • Music in the episode:
      Thurston Moore & Jemina Pearl - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
      The Henry Clay People - Children Of Chin
      Porterville - The Pre-Afterlife
      Kinky - Papel Volando
      Alain Whyte - At The Club
      Deathray - The Only One
      Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, 'Summer' RV 315, I. Allegro non molto
      Love and Rockets - No New Tale To Tell


    • Blair: But after that it's Bulldog, bulldog, bow wow wow!

      She's making reference to the refrain and fight song used by Yale students.

    • Chuck: Humbert Humbert's name.....

      Referencing the character Humbert Humbert from Lolita written by Vladimir Nabokov. Humbert is obsessed with a young girl at the age of 12 that he calls a nymphet.

    • Episode title: There Might Be Blood

      From the 2007 movie, There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day-Lewis.