Jennifer Sankowski


Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "The Debarted"

This week on Gossip Girl, a car accident occurred on the very same day that Bart Bass' fatal car crash occurred one year ago, and characters dealt with the fallout of both the new and old accidents.

Almost-Christmas Presents
As promised, Eric started striking back against Jenny. He and Kira recruited Sawyer, one of Jenny's minions, to steal Jenny's thunder by carrying the same not-yet-in-stores designer handbag as Jenny. This is a no-no, so Jenny banished Sawyer to walking alone on the other side of the street. Before Eric could get much further with his plan, Jenny gave her two loyal subjects handbags of their own, pretending this was her plan all along and that Sawyer ruined the surprise. Eric wondered where Jenny got the money to do this, and at the very end, we learned how: Jenny's been working for her buddy Damien, the drug dealer.

Meanwhile, Dan also gave Vanessa a present, sort of (I know, I'm stretching the analogy here): He finally told her he loves her. And Vanessa quickly replied, "I love you, too," only she meant it as "You're my best friend, of course I love you — pal." Dan started to explain that's not how he meant it, and Vanessa stopped him with a line about how people sometimes say things they don't mean when they're under stress (and they were in a hospital, after learning Serena had been hurt). So, is Vanessa really over Dan, and really into this new guy Paul? This plot line felt a bit rushed, like there wasn't much room for it in this episode.
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Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "The Treasure of Serena Madre"

This week on Gossip Girl, Thanksgiving was celebrated, and Blair summed it up best when she told her mother, "Thanksgiving always has secrets." Indeed it does, Blair, and I'm thankful for that, because it makes for fun drama. This holiday, nearly every major character was involved in some type of drama and confrontation stemming from a secret. And most of those secrets poured out in a gloriously frantic scene at Lily and Rufus' very large Thanksgiving dinner table. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?"

This week Gossip Girl was a bit of a numbers game. Jenny faced the devastating prospect of possibly making her society debut solo, and two people who were in a major fight found themselves trapped in an elevator together. And then there was that little matter of a much-hyped threesome that finally took place.

Alone at Cotillion
Gossip Girl made a witty observation comparing the gathering of the heads of each Upper East Side school as a meeting of La Cosa Nostra. Little J entered this meeting the picture of confidence, but she was hiding her insecurity: Deep down, she still felt like little Jenny Humphrey from Brooklyn. (We later found out that the committee only allowed her to make her debut after Lily pulled a lot of strings.) It didn't help matters that Jenny had zero experience with ballroom dancing, while the other girls had years. So Jenny sought to remedy all her woes by securing a powerful date to the cotillion: Graham Collins. However, her minions were having trouble pinning him down.
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Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "The Grandfather, Part II"

It was election night on Gossip Girl, but that meant so much more than a possible Vanderbilt victory party at Chuck's hotel. Olivia hurt Dan's pride, Blair unknowingly befriended a prostitute and Nate got involved with some dirty politics.

The Jimmy Fallon Appearance
With so many intense plots going on in this episode, Dan and Olivia had a comic-relief story line. Olivia appeared on Jimmy Fallon's talk show without coaching from a publicist for the first time, and she was a little too open. She told a story about her first date with Dan and him coming back from the bathroom with his shirt on inside out. This led to Dan getting the embarrassing nickname "Bathroom Boy." However, Dan had no idea why people were calling him this because Olivia desperately tried to keep Dan from seeing the interview. The girl even spent five hours playing board games with Rufus, Lily and a sick Jenny, but in the end, Dan stumbled onto the interview online.
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Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "How to Succeed in Bassness"

This week on Gossip Girl, the opening of Chuck's club coincided with Halloween. While Rufus and Dan got treats, Blair and Jenny were busy playing tricks on others. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "Enough About Eve"

On this week's episode of Gossip Girl, many characters decided to try their hands at high-stakes gambling. Serena played poker in an attempt to settle Carter's debt. Meanwhile, for Vanessa and Blair, victory meant the coveted honor of delivering the freshman toast at the parents' dinner at NYU.
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Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "Rufus Getting Married"

Autumn in New York — the perfect time for a wedding. Of course, when the bride- and groom-to-be are Lily and Rufus, a pair who have a complicated relationship that goes back more than 20 years, things are destined not to go smoothly. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "Dan De Fleurette"

Finding yourself was an overriding theme on this week's episode of Gossip Girl. While Jenny, Serena, and new NYU student Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff) sought to make this happen through changes, Blair hoped to do this by clinging to the past. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "The Lost Boy"

This week on Gossip Girl, several couples faced trust issues as Vanessa grew more suspicious of Scott, Serena had doubts about Carter, and Chuck and Blair engaged in a bidding war at an auction. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "The Freshman"

This week on Gossip Girl, half of the gang headed off to freshman orientation at college, however, Blair and Serena were up to some of their same old high-school tricks as they sought power and revenge, respectively. read more

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