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Gossip Girl: Desperately Seeking Serena

Serena's world is thrown into a tail spin when her former cohort, Georgina Sparks, returns to the Upper East Side in order to start trouble and reveal Serena's past in the process. When Dan notices Serena seems to be preoccupied, he assumes that it's due to her future brother-in-law Chuck. Meanwhile, Nate finds a new romance with Vanessa; Jenny meets a new guy, Asher Hornsby, who may be her door to permanent popularity; and Blair launches a plan to take down her rival, Nelly Yuki.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 114
Airdate: Monday April 28th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Jul 03, 2008
NL (Net 5) Aug 05, 2008
Greece Jan 03, 2009


Guest Stars
Amanda SettonAmanda Setton
As Penelope
Dreama WalkerDreama Walker
As Hazel
Emma DemarEmma Demar
As Elise Wells
Jesse SwensonJesse Swenson
As Asher Hornsby
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Georgina Sparks
Nicole FiscellaNicole Fiscella
As Isabel Coates
Yin ChangYin Chang
As Nelly Yuki
Zuzanna SzadkowskiZuzanna Szadkowski
As Dorota
Erica KnightErica Knight
As Serena's SAT Replacement
Jeffrey OmuraJeffrey Omura
As Todd Jansen
Jolly AbrahamJolly Abraham
As Waiter
Main Cast
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
As Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester
As Blair Waldorf
Penn BadgleyPenn Badgley
As Daniel 'Dan' Humphrey
Chace CrawfordChace Crawford
As Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald
Taylor MomsenTaylor Momsen
As Jenny Humphrey
Ed WestwickEd Westwick
As Charles 'Chuck' Bass
Jessica SzohrJessica Szohr
As Vanessa Abrams
Matthew SettleMatthew Settle
As Rufus Humphrey
Kristen BellKristen Bell
voiced Gossip Girl
Episode Notes
Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) does not appear in this episode.

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DIFX ft. Imperio & CruNice Sweet Sexy 
Flo RidaElevator 
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The Ting TingsWe Started Nothing 
Vampire WeekendCampus 

Episode Quotes
Asher: Oh, oh so sorry. Are you okay?
Jenny: Yeah. My lunch isn't though.
Asher: Uh, let me give you my last dollar.
Jenny: Oh, I couldn't you shouldn't be walking the streets with no money.
Asher: Let's just settle for an I.O.U. then.
Jenny: It's just a hot dog.

Dan: Yo, hey, buddy, there you go.
Georgina: Oh, awww, Georgie hey, bad boy. Sorry he disturbed you.
Dan: Well, uh, it's fine. I love dogs.
Georgina: Really. Do you have any?
Dan: No, uh, we use to have a cat, uh, but you know ... sister, allergies.

Serena: I gotta wait for Dan. He's stressed, he doesn't do very well with tests so --
Blair: Performance anxiety?

Blair: Nelly Yuki must be destroyed!
Serena: Why do you keep saying her name?
Blair: Because it's Nelly Yuki!

Isabel: So how did you get Todd to play along?
Blair: Hey Is, what are you doing tonight?
Isabel: Uh, not Todd.
Blair: Fine, I guess I'll have to come up with something else.

Georgina: (to Serena) You always did know how to leave them wanting more.

Rufus: You used to cry when I didn't walk you to school.
Jenny: That wasn't me, that was Dan.
Dan: I was six, it was a very emotional time for me, post T-ball.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Desperately Seeking Serena

The episode title comes from the 1985 movie Desperately Seeking Susan.

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