Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
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The Ex-Files 

When Dan starts getting cozy with Amanda, the new girl at school, Serena turns to Blair and her minions to step in to sabotage her chances. Vanessa also enlists Blair's help when she finds out a scandalous secret about Catherine.


Jim McKay


Josh Schwartz (developed by), Cecily von Ziegesar (novel) | 2 more credits »

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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
Mädchen Amick ... Duchess Catherine Beaton (as Madchen Amick)
Connor Paolo ... Eric van der Woodsen
Yin Chang ... Nelly Yuki
Nicole Fiscella ... Isabel Coates
Michelle Hurd ... Laurel
Patrick Heusinger ... Lord Marcus Beaton


Blair and her 'Gossip Posse' Yuki, Nelly, et al, interview different girls to decide whether or not they would be inducted into their 'gossip clique'. Dan bumps into new student Amanda and they form an instant bond however, Blair and her squad attempt to sabotage Dan and Amanda's friendship by inducting her as the new girl in their 'clique'. Dan turns to Chuck for advice on this current situation when he feels uncomfortable about Serena sliding back into her old habits, while Chuck has an agenda of his own to square off. Meanwhile, Vanessa discovers that Nate's lustful tryst with Duchess Catherine has taken a dark turn when Vanessa discovers Catherine with someone else, and she turns to Blair for assistance. As Serena begins to slide back into her former self, even Jenny is bullied and frowned upon by the the 'gossip posse', and Dan inadvertently falls into the same. Elsewhere, Lily returns from her honeymoon, while Bart stays in China on business, and she contact Rufus to asks to ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dan's love interest, Amanda Lasher, is named after a Gossip Girl producer of the same name, Amanda Lasher. See more »


The restaurant where Penelope tells Jenny (who would tell Vanessa) where Blair is having lunch, is of a different name than the one where Vanessa goes to find Blair and Marcus. See more »


Blair Waldorf: Sure it won't be awkward?
Lord Marcus: Awkward? How?
Blair Waldorf: Juggling two women under one roof. You are sleeping with Catherine right? Or do you prefer mom?
Lord Marcus: I can explain.
Blair Waldorf: Hooking up with your dads second wife? I thought my family was twisted but you people take the cake.
Lord Marcus: It's only happened a few times and I put a stop to it when I met you.
Blair Waldorf: I really opened myself up to you.
Lord Marcus: Look can't, can't we still...
Blair Waldorf: Oh please I just want to get through this without throwing up in my mouth.
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References Hannah Montana (2006) See more »


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