The Ex Files
|"The Ex Files"|
|Gossip Girl episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Jim McKay|
|Written by||Robby Hull|
|Original air date||September 22, 2008 (The CW)|
"The Ex Files" is the 22nd episode of the CW television series, Gossip Girl. It was also the fourth episode of the show's second season. The episode was written by Robby Hull and directed by Jim McKay. It originally aired on Monday, September 22, 2008 on the CW.
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The episode received generally favorable reviews from critics. Most of the critics praised Blake Lively's performances in this episode. Isabelle Carreau, from TV Squad, continued to compare Serena and Dan's relationship to Rachel and Ross from Friends and also said that "Blake Lively delivered it with the right amount of attitude and bitchiness" her final lines in the episode. Jennifer Sankowski, from TV Guide, had said that she was surprised to see that Amanda was working for Chuck all time long, and that the reason why she love the show it's because of the many twists between the episodes. Michelle Graham, from Film School Rejects, had said that "overall, this episode really kick started the season, with Chuck’s manipulations felt right the way through, but his hand mostly unseen until the end".
Nevertheless, Carlos Delgado, from If Magazine, gave the episode a D+, which means a negative review, where he says that the show "is poised to take bad television to a whole new level".
- Gossip Girl Episode Listings http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch.aspx?id=gossip_girl&view=listings
- Carreau, Isabelle (September 23, 2008). "Gossip Girl: The Ex-Files". TV Squad. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Sankowski, Jennifer (September 23, 2008). "The Ex-Files". TV Guide. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Graham, Michelle (September 23, 2008). "TV Review: Gossip Girl 2.4 – The Ex-Files". Film School Rejects. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Delgado, Carlos (September 23, 2008). "TV Review: GOSSIP GIRL - SEASON 2 - 'The Ex-Files'". If Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2010.[dead link]
- Full Cast & Crew at the Internet Movie Database
- Recap from Official Website
- The Official Gossip Girl website