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Gossip Girl: Masked Mischief

Nate spills his soul... to Jenny!

Ahhh! If one more thing got in the way of Dan and Serena getting together, we might have to put the Contrivance Fairy in a holding cell. Seriously, these two are cute and all, but we're getting a little tired of the jealousy (Serena), moral superiority (Dan), and misunderstandings (both of them!) that conspire to keep the two apart for just a little bit longer.

Last night, contrivance appeared in the form of Vanessa, Dan's friend from the past who apparently confessed love for him only to disappear for a year. Note to Vanessa: things can change in twelve months. But instead of asking Dan what was up with him, she jumped headfirst into a new relationship, plotting class warfare ("let's egg the limo!") and planning a date with him before he could sputter "Serena."

In Vanessa's defense, Dan never gave her a chance to suspect that there was anyone else. In what seemed like a kind of out-of-character move, Dan was a little deceitful to both of the women in his life, telling Serena that he was hanging out with little sis Jenny (when he was really palling around with Vanessa) and telling Vanessa he was staying home to write a history paper (when he was on his way to rent a tux for a dramatic entrance at the masquerade ball).

Dan's lies backfired when he tried to swoop Serena off her feet at the ball. She figured he was seeing another girl (although, really, when they've been on two dates, why does Serena think Dan owes her monogamy?), and then said other girl showed up when the happy couple was in mid-kiss. Ouch. Dan, desperate to make sure everyone loves him equally, chased after Vanessa to set things right. Fortunately, he made his feelings for Serena clear, and Vanessa seems to have quickly (a little too quickly, if you ask us) forgiven his lies and new girlfriend. All's well with Dan Humphrey's love life... for now.

Meanwhile, Jenny got sweet, sweet revenge on Chuck with a little faux-seduction that left him half-dressed and trapped on the roof, while poor Blair waited for Nate to actually notice that she existed.

Of course, Nate had other things on his mind, like a dad who was only too willing to pin his crimes on his son, and a girl (Serena) who he just couldn't get over. Too bad Nate's confession of feelings for Serena wasn't to Serena at all, but to a similarly-dressed (and masked) Jenny.

And there was drama with the adults, too. At a Moroccan-themed bash, Rufus and Lily grew closer. Even though he figured out that he was really only there to make her ex jealous, the two clearly have feelings for each other -- best summed up in Rufus's surprise kiss (all to make Bart jealous, of course). We're intrigued by them. Humphrey/Van der Woodsen pairings are adorable!

We can't believe we have to wait two weeks for a new episode (the pilot will re-air on Halloween). Until then, we can only wonder: how will Jenny handle knowing Nate's big secret? Will Serena and Dan actually have a problem-free date or two? What about Vanessa -- is she going to stir up more trouble? Tell us what you think in the polls and comments!

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I luv gossip girl...is tite...and I like 2 keep updated with everything that happens.

OHH!! my GOD GOSSIP GIRL is my all time absolute favourite show!! I mean I loved "One Tree Hill" but this is WAYYY!! better and wherever did they find *~CHUCK~* he is so beautiful and I never even realized that he was BRITISH like me!! anyway what I'm really dying to know, however, is who could "GOSSIP GIRL" be. I was kinda thinking that maybe it was the girl that Serena passed when she arrived at the train station but I highly doubt that. Anyway I really think that Blaire needs to calm down cuz she's seriously overreacting about everything and that's probably why I can't stand her. And I really think that, Vanessa girl is really bold I mean, she has to be crazy, thinking she could just come back from wherever she came from and demand "LOVE" from Serena's "MAN".Anyway,she'll work that out but till next time "XOXO, GOSSIP GIRL"

I LOVE GOSSIP GIRL TOO THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE NEW SHOW ON TV THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD AND I CANT WAIT TILL THIS WEDNESDAY TO SEE IT...........OH YEA VANESSA IS TERRIBLY CASTED AND SHE CANT THINK THAT SHE IS GOING TO GET DANNY BACK BUT SHE'S NOT BECUZ HE'S ALL SERENA'S!!!!!!!!

i agree that the CW should have the shows we missed online. and i also agree that vanessa sucked, even if the show with her appearance was the show i missed. i heard that she's not pale or bald, but the complete opposite. i think that's seriously lame.

post the videos

Okay, i loved the show soo much but come on.. Vanessa sucked. She was casted soooo horrible. What happened to the bald, transparent white, gothic looking girl? Come on way to ruin the books.

you can watch them online.... at www.cwtv.com

Gossip Girl is AWESOME but i think they should have the show that were missed online also!

I LOVE GOSSIP GIRL ITS REALLY GOOOOODDD!!!!!! BUT I THINK THE CW SHOULD HAVE THE SHOWS THAT WERE MISSED ON LINE!!!

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