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The Magnificent Archibalds 

Blair's favorite Thanksgiving traditions are ruined by her mother's new boyfriend; Serena doesn't tell Aaron about her past -- but Dan does.

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (developed by), Stephanie Savage (developed by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass
Jessica Szohr ... Vanessa Abrams
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
John Patrick Amedori ... Aaron Rose
Robert John Burke ... Bart Bass
Margaret Colin ... Eleanor Waldorf
Connor Paolo ... Eric van der Woodsen
Sam Robards ... Howie 'The Captain' Archibald
Wallace Shawn ... Cyrus Rose
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Storyline

As Thanksgiving draws near, Blair looks forward to spending the holiday with her family. But her disappointment only begins when her father, Harold, is delayed in trying to leave Europe, and Eleanor's new boyfriend, Cyrus, takes over planning the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Blair also learns that Cyrus plans to propose marriage to Eleanor, which prompts her to run into the company of her Polish maid, Dorota. Serena continues to hide her sordid past from Aaron after he tells her that he too is a recovering alcoholic and party guy. Meanwhile, Dan asks Lily to help intervene in the continuing feud between Jenny and Rufus when Jenny crashes at Lily's penthouse and confides in her that she has decided to file a petition to become legally emancipated from her father. Eric also learns from Chuck about Bart's investigation and files he keeps on everyone to keep everyone and everything under his iron thumb. Elsewhere, Nate's fugitive father, Howie 'The Captain' Archibald, arrives in town ... Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Chuck tells Eric the code to the safe is 8-7-69, his mother's birthday. Chuck was born May of 1991, making his mother just a few months shy of her 22nd birthday when she died. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor Waldorf: This is your family now, get with the program and fast.
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Connections

References Big Love (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Slave 4 U
(uncredited)
Written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
Performed by Britney Spears
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