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Gossip Girl: Much 'I Do' About Nothing

With Serena's reputation on the line, Blair takes matters into her own hands in order to deal with Georgina Sparks once and for all. With Rufus constantly on her mind, Lily prepares for her wedding day, which is the Upper East Side's social event of the year. Serena finally is able to reveal all to Dan, but is her confession to little to late?

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 117
Airdate: Monday May 19th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Jul 24, 2008
NL (Net 5) Aug 12, 2008
Greece Jan 31, 2009


Guest Stars
Connor PaoloConnor Paolo
As Eric van der Woodsen
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Georgina Sparks
Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
As Bart Bass
Sam RobardsSam Robards
As Howie "The Captain" Archibald
Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
As Amelia
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
Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford
As Lillian 'Lily' Humphrey
Matthew SettleMatthew Settle
As Rufus Humphrey
Kristen BellKristen Bell
voiced Gossip Girl
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Carolina LiarBeautiful World 
Death Cab for CutieThe Ice Is Getting Thinner 
The KooksDo You Wanna 
MGMTTime To Pretend 

Episode Quotes
Gossip Girl: (voiceover) Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today, in the face of this company, to watch this man and this woman totally F things up. Excuse me, while I pull out a hanky and pass it to S. and D. Looks like I'm not the only one who cries at weddings.

Blair: Humphrey you are a born liar!
Dan: Thanks, I think.
Blair: All that stuff about last night was genius. Anything you wanna tell me?
Dan: Uh, no. Like you said, just born to lie.

Blair: Looks like Nate isn't a fan of the fish, or his date.
Vanessa: Blair, I'm with Nate and you're at the singles table. Deal with it.
Blair: I just feel sorry for you. Dating an Archibald is a tortured process. The endless supply of family drama, the fact that he never really got over Serena. Though, falling for someone who's in love with Serena, you already know how that feels, don't you?

Amelia: What's this?
Chuck: I was hoping we could discuss what you have planned for my room.
Amelia: And who are you?
Chuck: I'm Chuck Bass.

Gossip Girl: (voiceover) They say a leopard can't change his spots. But some things do change. The path not taken can become a road trip. Being grounded can lead to something groundbreaking. And whether they're sweating it out on the sultry sidewalks or cooling their heels in the Hamptons, no one does summer like New Yorkers. Grab your shades and your sunblock. This one looks like a scorcher. Until next time. You know you love me. XOXO Gossip Girl.

Chuck: I'd like to propose a toast. My father is someone who goes after what he wants. And Lily van der Woodsen was no exception. In typical Bass-man fashion his pursuit was direct and at times not exactly subtle. One thing I learned from my father's courtship of Lily is the importance of perseverance. That in the face of true love you don't just give up, even if the object of your affection is begging you to. One thing I learned from Lily is the importance of forgiveness. She gave my father the gift of a second chance and, in kind, I watched him become someone actually worthy of that gift. And one day I hope I'll be lucky enough to find someone who will do the same for me. To the happy couple!

Georgina: I never meant to get in between you two. I swear.
Dan: Please, it's okay.
Georgina: No, it's not. Because now she's upset.
Serena: Yeah I am. You manipulative, psycho bitch! You have been planning this this whole time.

Rufus: And here we go. Are you sure about this?
Lily: Ask me again and I'll change my mind.
Rufus: I love you, Lily.
Lily: I love you too, Rufus.

Serena: He's gone you can let go now.
Dan: I know, but I don't want to.

Episode Goofs
When Dan and Blair are calling Georgina, a painting behind them has XOXO written on it. In the next shot with the painting in it, the XOXO has disappeared.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Much "I Do" About Nothing

The episode title comes from the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing.

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