Review: Gossip Girl - They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?
(S03E09) "Nobody puts Jenny in a corner." - Gossip Girl
Even if this was Jenny's episode, the much talked about threesome scenes stole the show.
The Parents Television Council (PTC) tried to get the network not to air this week's episode of Gossip Girl due to the threesome scene it included. In a letter sent out to the network, the PTC claims The CW's decision to air the episode is "reckless and irresponsible." In the same letter, they mention that by airing this scene, the network is, in a way, letting young kids know that they should take part in such sexual behaviors.
I didn't find the threesome scenes too graphic. We saw Olivia kiss Dan and Vanessa and the two latter also kiss. Then we saw the three of them in bed. Could there have been more to these scenes and The CW ended up asking the show to tone things down after receiving the PTC's letter?
The interesting part of the threesome will come in the coming weeks; Olivia is not leaving NYU anymore since the movie was canceled. I suspect that the threesome may have unearthed Dan and Vanessa's romantic feelings for one another. This could lead to very awkward scenes, especially when Olivia is around.
Will the three of them be able to remain friends now? How will roommates Vanessa and Olivia now interact with one another? Will there be jealousy? How will Dan be affected by all of this? Will he have to chose between Vanessa and Olivia? Share your theories on how this story will unfold in comments below.
I hope that Olivia sticks around and continues dating Dan. As I've said before, I really like the two of them together. As for Vanessa, I prefer her as one of Dan's best friends.
"Goodbye Jenny from Brooklyn." - Jenny to herself
Little J from Brooklyn has definitely left the building. She is so consumed by her need for power and is ready to do a lot to reach the top, even be mean to her loved ones and friends. It looks like she will become a meaner Queen Bee now that she was officially presented to the world, with Nate as her escort no less.
Jenny now refers to her "court" as her "minions" and acts towards them almost as badly as Blair did to her own minions when she was at Constance. It won't be easy for Eric to have mean Jenny come down from her pedestal and get back in Little J's shoes since Jenny seems focused on her end goal -- be Upper East Side's Queen Bee -- and doesn't listen to her friends' suggestions as she used to before.
As Jonathan pointed out when he broke up with Eric, the latter changed and not for the best. Eric showed that he too can manipulate people and lie. Even if Eric had a somewhat noble cause -- get Little J back, I didn't enjoy seeing him side with Blair, lie to Jenny, use Jonathan and Kira, to achieve his goal. The show needs at least one "pure" teenage character and Eric was pretty much it until now since he rarely lied or manipulated people like this before. Sadly, it looks like manipulator Eric will stick around for a while as he clearly stated that Jenny would pay and that he would try to dethrone her.
What did you think of the episode? Did you like how Chuck and Nate's plan to get Blair and Serena to patch things up? Do you think Serena and Trip will be able to just be friends and act professionally towards the other?