Gossip Girl 'Magnificent Archibalds': Is it time for a Couple Mix-up?

*'Magnificent Archibalds' Spoilers Included!*

This week on Gossip Girl, it was all about family for the Thanksgiving special, bringing in all sorts of family drama that didn't seem like it'd pan out that well until it turned out to be just what everybody needed to pull their lives back together.

But now that Blair, Nate, Serena, Jenny, Dan and the rest of our gang are all in better places with their families, it looks like it's time to turn our attention back to the relationships!

We had some focus on Serena and Aaron this week, but even though the point was to get them solid this week, it doesn't seem like that's meant to be much of anything more than a symbol of Serena and Dan moving on.

So I'm assuming Serena will move on again sometime soon, but most importantly, it looks like our other leading lady, Blair, will turn back to Chuck in the next episode, which may just be a tease for "Chair" fans, but could it be more? Could Chuck and Blair be a possibility again?

And the most interesting moment of this episode's wrap up went to Vanessa stealing Nate's letter telling Jenny how much he cared! With all Nate's family drama kind of worked out, and Jenny back home, could it mean we'll be seeing their relationship turn into something real?

What couples do you most hope to see develop with the romantic winter episodes to come?

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Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 4:23AM EST

oh i wish that chuck and blair would go together at least for one episode....
and about vanessa stealing nate's letter....come on, she was the one who was always talking about how mean the upper east siders are....bad influence i guess... :D

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 4:38AM EST

I really want Jenny and Nate back together! Im not sure about 'Chair' but I think the time has finally come for Rufus and Lily. With Dan and Serena broken up and Bart showing his true colors there is nothin standing in their way!

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 5:38AM EST

i want Blair and chuck together 'chair' and Dan and Serena, not Aaron and Serena... they don't match!

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Nov 18, 2008 5:58AM EST

definitely Blair and Chuck and Serena with NAte.

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Nov 18, 2008 6:57AM EST

Rufus and Lily. Definitely Rufus and Lily.

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 9:14AM EST

I so agree with Ninsie, Nate and Serena would definitely be something interesting!

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 9:31AM EST

I heard on this interview with Penn that it will be some Dan & Serena action ahead, so yay for DARENA fans:)And I also want CHAIR. And I kinda liked Nate & Jenny.

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 11:29AM EST

I sooooo want Blair and Chuck to get together again :D and either Serena with Dan or Nate but i did kinda like Jenny and Nate :S but i love "Chair" they are the best gossip girl couple

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 11:57AM EST

i am hoping it would be still DARENA in the end..not with aaron..i so dont like aaron.they dont have chemistry with Serena...Jenny and Nate and im fan of "CHAIR". Looking forward to that episode where Blair, will turn back to Chuck.im so excited...

Nov 18, 2008 12:48PM EST

Definitely Blair and Chuck, Lily and Rufus and hopefully Jenny and Nate. I don't really like Aaron either so Dan being with Serena again would be nice. Maybe Aaron could hook up with Vanessa, so that no one is left alone.

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 1:10PM EST

Ultimately I think that Nate and Serena should be, but maybe they are saving that for a future season or something. Chuck and Blair obviously - for now Jenny and Nate or Vanessa and Nate. I like both girls although what Vanessa did was mean. However they have made such a big deal about Jenny being only 15 that the idea of her and Nate makes me feel a tad uncomfortable. As much as I love Serena there is always something slightly empty about her storylines. Perhaps because she is so nice...? Her and Dan suit each other and without her or maybe Nate - he has no ties to the Upper East Side and practically no ties to Gossip Girl at all, but I do think Serena and Nate are meant to be. Both are so nice and lovely and somewhat gentle too. Does anyone else love Chuck and Eric's friendship? I think that its so sweet that Chuck who has a tendency to intimidate and belittle others has to a certain extent taken Eric under his wing.

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 3:50PM EST

Seeing Chace make-out with Taylor is a little more than a "tad" uncomfortable:P I was kinda disturbed since she's a baby and he's a man, but whatevs. I don't like Jenny/Nate anyway cause Jenny has been nothing but an annoying brat, how much did Nate even get to know her before he left her that "I really care about you" letter? Really?I don't really think what Vanessa did was mean, more like selfish, but I understand. Nate told her he hasn't heard from Jenny in weeks, Jenny told her she hasn't heard from Nate in weeks. It's over, done, no need for Vanessa to go igniting it again when she really wants Nate for herself, right?And wtf does Nate want? I don't get him. He's pretty clear on everything else, but when it comes to women, I draw a complete blank with this guy.The truth about the letter however, will come out eventually, and Nessa will be screwed. Am looking forward to that showdown.At first I thought the actor who plays Aaron was hot and I thought I'd like his presence in the show, but this guy is cold as ice. There's NO fire, no attraction no enthusiasm, or hell, even a now and then change in facial expression?I need another Chuck.I must say, I loved Blair/Nate, and that brief time after the ball when they were perfect (before Nate found out she did it with Chuck first), it was great, they really were meant to be. But it seems like that potential has bled to death. It's okay though, I *love* Blair/Chuck.And also, Lily/Rufus were meant to be right from the start, so lets hope Bart lets his ultimate creepiness show soon, so Lily can dump his ass and finally get together with Rufus.

Default avatar cat
Nov 18, 2008 10:11PM EST

Def Lily and Rufus, I was hoping they would be together before she married Bart. Love Lily the most.
I don't like Vanessa, so I hope Nate doesn't pick her.
Really happy that Nate and Chuck are friends again.
I want to see Chuck with someone and getting serious making Blair jealous.
Aaron should do something about his annoying hair, and have more character. Till now I still don't like him.
Dan and Jenny are fine single.

Default avatar cat
Nov 19, 2008 12:22AM EST

Dan/Blair all the way. We've seen no evidence to suggest that they could possibly have the slightest hint of romantic feelings for each other, but I knwo that deep down they're madly in love.

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Nov 19, 2008 10:05AM EST

aaron has to get out of the picture. serena and dan make the better couple.

Default avatar cat
Nov 20, 2008 12:39PM EST

i really like nate and jenny but its a little weird with the whole 15 and 18 thingbut who cares "NATE AND JENNY" all the way

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Nov 20, 2008 12:40PM EST

definitely, chuck & blair! serena & nate too.i don't like neither jenny nor vanessa for nate.
I think that Nate's attitude towards "girls" is just because of serena. Maybe he's still in love with her. Their story is more interesting. I'm looking forward to more of serenate. Hopefully.
ohhh and rufus and lily, they'll be such a lovely couple.

Default avatar cat
Nov 20, 2008 5:11PM EST

i think nate and serena will happen when we're least expecting it

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Nov 20, 2008 8:46PM EST

Chuck/Blair 100%.Rufus/Lily.Jenny/Nate.Dan/Vanessa.and Serena should be single for a while cause Arron is annoying as hell.

Default avatar cat
Nov 23, 2008 12:23PM EST

My faves couple is Chuck/Blair. And because I dislike the couplename Chair I've decided to call them Buck.
I also rather like Lily/Rufus. And it's possible now that Derena is over and old-man-Bass is such an controlling jerk.
I don't like Serena/Dan. They're boring. And their relationship seemed really contrived to me. They didn't have a whole lot in common. I'd rather see him with Vanessa, but really no female on the show is *perfect* for him in my opinion.
Aaron --> Ick. Nuff said. Serena should be single rather than in a relationship with him.
Leaving Jenny. Her and Nate was weird and awkward for me. Because she's been such a snot on recent episodes and he's fallen for her? Pschaw. Throw in the fact that she's the same age as a sophmore while he's old enough to have graduated college. I mean. Really? Kinda gross.
Now that people are mentioning it Nate/Serena would be cute.

Default avatar cat
Nov 24, 2008 1:12PM EST

i actually think that there was a bit of chemistry between chuck and vanessa recently...when he sed he wud buy the bar r watever? and chuck and blair will never happen because lyk they have sed in the show theyr relationship wud last literally two seconds.i think serena is kinda bland to be honest, and her and dan won't work...i thing nate is the best for her..............probobly dan and nessa....blair and sum1 new.....and jenny wiht sum1 new thts more her own age...?not tht i think the 3 year age gap is a big deal its totally not but i think nate was just lonely and she was just happy sum1 lyk nate lyked her...yup...

and can aaron die?x

Default avatar cat
Nov 24, 2008 2:24PM EST

what's so weird about jenny being 15 and Nate being 18? It's only 3 years!
I looove the "buck" love-hate relationship! I can't stand Aaron, what's with that guy?
Lily and Rufus are long over due and should have gotten together a looong time ago!

Default avatar cat
Nov 24, 2008 4:08PM EST

serenate is a no go! serena def needs someone interesting. nate is sooo boring, and such a weak character, except for his appearance. what does he do in his freetime??? he goes jogging..and the way he behaves at the moment drives me crazy! how can he tell vanessa to meet him before he knows jenny wont answer his letter?! argh! actually he was always a weak character, also when he betrayed blair..
serena is creative, outgoing, impulsive (thats why she sometimes does bad things, but its not the same if lame reflected nate does those things) and inspiring, dan was not bad for her, but too unexperienced.aarons character is more interesting even though the actor is lame (but pretty and i do like the hair). he at least has his own opinion and he does his own thing.
vanessa and chuck would be interesting, there was definitely a lot of tension between them when he came to the bar and when he didnt like blair to be mean to her. chuck and blair are great, too, of course.
what do you think?

Default avatar cat
Nov 25, 2008 2:10AM EST

It's true that Nate is annoyingly indecisive when it comes to women; it kind of reminds of Nate's character in the books. However, as much as Vanessa annoys me in general, Jenny annoys me even more... She's been nothing but a spoiled little selfish brat, and she is no match for Nate. I really don't understand how they got together in the first place. He really needs to be with someone more down to earth and wiser (and calmer?), like Vanessa. More specifically, since he has left the whole Upper East Side "scene", Vanessa would be perfect for him now, whereas Jenny is still trying really hard to fit in (in whichever scene is her flavor of the month) and feel accepted by her peers (if it wasn't the Upper East Side girls, it was Agnes and her stupid hipster fashion friends).
I would really like to see Nate and Chuck (playfully) compete over Vanessa! It would drive Blair up the wall, and as aggravating as she is when things don't go her way, it'd be hella entertaining.
I think it's time for Serena to get her heart broken, and no better person to do the job than Aaron! That would at least bring her and Dan closer together, and she'd realize how great of a boyfriend he was when they were together.

Default avatar cat
Nov 25, 2008 11:42AM EST

I really love for Chuck and Blair to be together. But i found the scene where Chuck said he couldn't be with her cuz then he would know it wasn't forever so so great. So i'm not sure what i want for those two.I think Serena and Aron the idea is real good, but they just don't have any chemistry together, which is a shame because they could be perfect together.Dan, I don't know I don't see a girl for him right away. I did liked him and Serena but i think it's too early to have that couple all over again, and I think at the moment i like Lilly and Rufus more than Dan and Serena.Nate and Vanessa should be together, they are so nice and good for each other, although i think what vanessa did with the letter was pretty bitchy, I do think it shows how much she loves Nate....

Default avatar cat
Nov 25, 2008 1:04PM EST

First off, Serena and Aaron just have no chemistry together and Aaron is rather boring to me. Even the short scene with Dan and Serena had more sparks than when Aaron was with Serena.
Then, we have Jenny and Nate which for me just came out of nowhere, they basically had the Nate topless in the shower scene and before the Jenny with the Agnes and photographer and the part where they kiss. I just don't get it.
Next, I think this Rufus/Lily thing even though I'm ok with it seems not that plausible. I mean Rufus is still married to [insert Dan mom's name coz I can't rmb] who has just vanished off the face of the planet since somewhere in season 1. And I don't think Bartholomew[what a mouthful] Bass will allow that to happen but what do I know?
I kinda want Chuck to be with a girl that will make him shed is tough facade because I think it's evident that he doesn't just have his playboy side.
As for Blaire I think I would like her to have someone who she likes but he isn't that in to her at first so she'll have to do the chasing.
Lastly, for me Vanessa isn't really one of the main characters but really isn't that much of a secondary one either so if she has a relationship with one of the main characters then fine but she really has been written as a polar opposite to the upper east siders so it'll prob ended up like Dan and Serena.

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