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Gossip Girl: Dare Devil

Dan goes to extensive lengths to make his first date with Serena perfect. That night, Jenny is invited to Blair's sleepover where a revealing game of "Truth or Dare" is played. Meanwhile, Lily finds that Eric is missing from his rehab center and goes to Rufus, her ex-boyfriend, for help.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Wednesday October 17th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 16, 2007 (Premiere!)
UK (itv2) Apr 24, 2008
NL (Net 5) Jul 01, 2008
Greece Oct 18, 2008
DE (Pro7) May 16, 2009


Guest Stars
Connor PaoloConnor Paolo
As Eric van der Woodsen
Nan ZhangNan Zhang
As Kati Farkas
Nicole FiscellaNicole Fiscella
As Isabel Coates
Zuzanna SzadkowskiZuzanna Szadkowski
As Dorota
David Arden EngelDavid Arden Engel
As Fancy Restaurant Waiter
James LorenzoJames Lorenzo
As Car Service Driver
Jaymes HodgesJaymes Hodges
As Club Manager
Jed OrlemannJed Orlemann
As Club Stockbroker
Kim ShawKim Shaw
As Amanda
Marcella LoweryMarcella Lowery
As Ostroff Nurse
Peterson TownsendPeterson Townsend
As Club Stockbroker's Friend
Rob FalconeRob Falcone
As Police Officer #1
Sean RinggoldSean Ringgold
As Club Security Guard
W.A. WaltersW.A. Walters
As Dive Bar Patron
Main Cast
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
As Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester
As Blair Waldorf
Penn BadgleyPenn Badgley
As Daniel 'Dan' Humphrey
Taylor MomsenTaylor Momsen
As Jenny Humphrey
Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford
As Lillian 'Lily' Humphrey
Matthew SettleMatthew Settle
As Rufus Humphrey
Kristen BellKristen Bell
voiced Gossip Girl
Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.41 million viewers

Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald) and Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
All Wrong and the Plans ChangeI'm Doing it Again 
Candence BlazeCame to Dance 
Kat DeLunaWhine Up 
The Little OnesThere's A Pot A Brewin' 
Ozzy OsbourneMama I'm Comin' Home 
Prima JRockstar 
Two Hours TrafficRinging in my Ears 
ZoolandGet Ur Party On 

Episode Quotes
(Dan's phone vibrates)
Serena: There's something vibrating in your pocket and I really hope it's your phone.

Lillian: Thank for babysitting me. And thank you for being such a good friend.
Rufus: Yeah. It was almost fun.

(After Blair makes out with that a in the bar)
Blair: (holding up the guy's phone) Look what I got! I dare you to call his girlfriend, her name's Amanda.
Jenny: Done and done. (into phone) Hello? Amanda, hi this is Bl-Claire I just had my tongue down your boyfriend's throat and he neglected to tell me you existed until after it was over. Just thought I'd let you know, he's a real catch!

Dan: I don't think Mom is a big fan of surprises. Remember her 30th birthday, with the clown and his llama?

Gossip Girl: (voiceover) This just in: Truth or Dare has gone into overtime. Looks like no one told Little J you don't beat the Waldorfs at their own game.

Lily: I have a situation here
Rufus: A situation? Your son is with your daughter and my kid. I trust them. Why don't you?
Lily: Rufus!
Rufus: Goodbye Lily. Always a pleasure.

Dan: Slight change of plans
Serena: No, no, no. No change of plans. I like this plan of you teaching me the angles.
Dan: I know.
Serena: Remember? Cute girl with total lack of pool skills.
Dan: I remember. So does the table.

(Dan asks for the check)
Serena: Um, actually, I already took care of that earlier.
Dan: What?
Serena: Yeah, I, I just charged it on my mom's card. It's not a big deal. Don't worry about it.
Dan: You know, I can pay. It's not like I don't have the money.
Serena: Yeah, I'm sure you do. You just shouldn't have to spend it here.
Dan: I don't understand. Did I do something wrong?
Serena: No. Look, I wanted a date with you, just not the date you thought I wanted. It's fine.
Dan: Alright, alright. (as he takes his tie off) Well, then. If it's a real Dan Humphrey date that you want, then it's a real Dan Humphrey date that you're gonna get. Let's go.
Serena: Really?
Dan: Yeah. (offers his arm) Mademoiselle?
Gossip Girl: (voiceover) Spotted fleeing dessert: S and Lonely Boy, lighter than air and heading downtown.

Episode Goofs
While Jenny is breaking Erik out, he puts down his magazine twice.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Dare Devil

The episode title comes from the 2003 film of the same name.

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