Gossip Girl Season 3, Episode 5: 'Rufus Getting Married' Review - Featured

When I said I wanted to see Georgina go out with a 'bang', her fantasizing about Dan wasn't really what I had in mind.

At least we know that Dan is dating a movie-star and he likes her enough to throw any other potential relationship out the door. I didn't ever really get used to Dan and Georgina, couldn't really get the electricity between them, so when Georgina insinuated the times that Dan probably used to grab her a**, that came off oddly disturbing.

The best appearance Georgina ever made was in season one and she hasn't been able to measure up since. My expectations of her sudden return from Boston were too high apparently. I really geared up for the big bomb she was going to drop, that big slap in the face that would have you wanting to wring her neck for being such a b****, only to end up with a love sick puppy. I really wondered if Georgina was serious when she was blackmailing Vanessa to get Dan to break up with his movie star girlfriend? Really? That was it? Did she really think that Dan would dump a movie star for her?

So the Georgina return was flat and pointless, I actually laughed when she revealed Scott's real paternity to Lily and Rufus. Was that supposed to be the jaw dropper? What was wrong with that entire picture?

The Buckley's revelation was an entire joke. So we suffered through the long relationship engagements and extended after hour bed time with Bree and Nate, only to have the end result be an entire sham, and a pathetic one at that. I couldn't really care about Carter and why the Buckley's had it out for him. Frankly I was really disappointed with the delivery of the whole deal, which took a short time to develop with an unpolished revelation. I didn't even see the point to Bree using Nate, if she had done her research well enough Chuck would have been a good alliance, without the strings attached.

If that's it for Bree, I was really wondering what Nate's grandfather had up his sleeve seeing that Bree was playing Nate all along.

I couldn't really grasp the slightest bit of enjoyment from 'Rufus Getting Married'. I really believed that Rufus' and Lily's marriage was just placed there and didn't take the time to fall into place. Their bickering resembled that of a married couple, but it came to the point where it really didn't matter if they were married or not. I also couldn't understand why Lily would leave her wedding plans in the hands of teenagers and the oddly placed mean girls; also why she would give Jenny the responsibility of making a wedding dress? Is Jenny really that good?

The only highlighted scene that brought an element of decency was Chuck giving Blair a massage. I honestly don't view Chuck as the going out with other couples type and I couldn't get whether Blair's resentment for Bree was a shade of jealousy or she just knew bad blood when she saw it. It really looked like Chuck knew what he was doing when he eased the tension from Blair's back. Unfortunately that moment could not out-weigh the poorly structured concept of the show. I actually preferred for Lily and Rufus' marriage to be planned and for Cece to attend seeing as she was probably better and would love to see her daughter get married again.

Bree's resentment for Cater was profound, but she couldn't measure up. Her detective skills were flawed; if she really wanted to find Carter she could have by putting a stake out on Serena. So when Carter was hauled in by the Buckley's presumably to be dumped somewhere, the tension just wasn't there. I expected him to take his one way ticket out of town, I didn't buy that he cared for Serena so much that he risked his life to tell her that. He didn't strike me as the changed type, and I was even shocked that Blair liked him as opposed to just tolerating him.

Blair surely had something to do with Georgina's Prince. Georgina has lived the tale many times over, she couldn't believe that a Prince would just come up to her like that without other conditions. The only thing I possibly liked about that scene was Dorota dressed up in something other than her uniform; she must be paid highly for her to go on roles like that for Blair.

Sometimes Gossip Girl would spare a certain episode that leaves you baffled at the end, this was probably one which could not deliver the standard I am accustomed to. What might work to their benefit would be to make more use of the underused characters like Jenny and Eric, probably even tune down the extra drama with Serena and Brown which wasn't even worthwhile this time. Some more Chuck and Blair, more elaborate story-lines, lose the the mean girls and maybe things might look up next week.



Three Stars

Grade D




Default avatar cat
Oct 13, 2009 10:09AM EDT

Bree and her character was completely pointless and boring.
I don't understand why everyone (besides Chuck) likes Carter now and I don't like him and Serena. Plus she keeps going on about working for Casey but didn't she get fired last week???
The whole Rufus&Lily lovechild storyline was the completely anti-climatic, I thought that it was going to be one the main storylines this season?
Georgina used be one of the best characters but her whole arc this season has been rubbish, the first time we met her she was evil and doing drugs etc and now she's jealous of Dan's girlfriend???
Why are Jenny, Eric and Nate barely in the episodes and not doing anything?
Really disappointed with the season so far - I hope they start being more creative soon or I think Im gonna give up.

Default avatar cat
Oct 13, 2009 10:26AM EDT

Well said, but remember Tyra said she wasn't going to be a client unless Casey rehired Serena, so we might get a battle between Serena and Her boss, because she doesn't really want her there.

Oct 13, 2009 6:43PM EDT

ugh why can't the show follow Jenny at Constance more? this is all just getting so boring.

Default avatar cat
Oct 14, 2009 3:53AM EDT

I would have liked to see Jenny get her own show but besides that part of the problems with georginas lame story this year was she was suppose to be in more but since her show was picked up they had to edit the story a bit that is why the ep that seemed the most complete and not rushed was the only ep she was not in. I feel the rest of the season will pick up but I am not expecting it to be as good as the others for the fact that have had to shorted what was 6-8 eps into 4 so who knows what will happen

Default avatar cat
Oct 17, 2009 9:15PM EDT

where is Gossip Girl in this whole drama?

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