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Season One Quick Reference Guide

Main Cast
Serena van der Woodsen
Blair Waldorf
Dan Humphrey
Nate Archibald
Jenny Humphrey
Chuck Bass
Vanessa Abrams
      Blake Lively
Leighton Meester
Penn Badgley
Chace Crawford
Taylor Momsen
Ed Westwick
Jessica Szohr
      DOB: 08/25/87
DOB: 04/09/86
DOB: 11/01/86
DOB: 07/18/85
DOB: 07/26/93
DOB: 06/27/87
DOB: 03/31/85 [3T6763-]
With
Lily van der Woodsen
Rufus Humphrey
      Kelly Rutherford
Matthew Settle
      DOB: 11/06/68
DOB: 09/17/69

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# Air
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Title
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1 9/19/07 276026 Pilot
JOSH SCHWARTZ ("THE O.C.") BRINGS HIS LATEST TEEN DRAMA, "GOSSIP GIRL," TO THE CW - Filmed entirely in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, "Gossip Girl" revolves around the privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side and the anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl, who provides them with the latest gossip about their exclusive circle. In the series opener, Gossip Girl is busy spreading the news that "it girl" Serena van der Woodsen has returned to Manhattan after a mysterious and self-imposed exile to boarding school. Serena's best friend, Blair Waldorf, has conflicted feelings about her friend's return since she has enjoyed being the Queen Bee during Serena's absence and might not be ready to relinquish her new position on the social ladder, not to mention the fact that she has always suspected there may be unspoken feelings between Serena and her longtime boyfriend, Nate.

[WB]On Manhattan's Upper East Side, where gossip rules and affluent prep-school students find themselves with the money, access and appetite to explore all the temptations New York City has to offer, several privileged prep school teens first learn that Serena van der Woodsen is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf, is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan. Once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, Serena keeps her reasons for returning mysterious, although they may have something to do with her younger brother, Eric. Whatever the rationale, the change in Serena is obvious, especially to Blair, whose friendship with Serena has always been competitive and difficult. When Serena was out of the picture, Blair enjoyed her time in the spotlight, and she has no intention of going back to living in Serena's shadow. Their uneasy relationship is further complicated by Blair's boyfriend, Nate, a young man who is uneasy with all of the privileges that have been handed to him. Now that Serena is back, Blair will have to fight to hold Nate's attention.

The tension between Blair and Serena isn't lost on anyone in this crowd, since they all live for gossip and scandal -- along with fashion, shopping and partying in Manhattan's trendiest hotspots. This is a world one has to be born into, full of wealth, power and people like Chuck. A friend of Nate's since childhood, Chuck leads a reckless life and constantly pushes Nate to explore his dark side. The proverbial fish-out-of-water at the prep school are Dan and his sister, Jenny, middle-class kids whose background keeps them on the fringes of this exclusive clique. Dan and Jenny are attending the school at the insistence of their father, Rufus, a former rocker turned art gallery owner who is determined to give his kids a first-class education. Rufus has a history with Serena's mother, Lily, a socialite who hides her past as a dancer and rock groupie. When a chance encounter brings Dan to Serena's attention, he suddenly finds himself dating the girl of his dreams. The more Dan discovers about the real Serena, the more he's challenged to make sense of her world. Jenny is the youngest of the group and wants desperately to be accepted. The price she'll have to pay for popularity will take a toll, but at the moment, Jenny is just thrilled to have entry into this glamorous setting. Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn't easy, but it's what Gossip Girl does best.

Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Eleanor Waldorf: Florencia Lozano. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Nurse: Kimberly Herbert Gregory. Concierge: Andrew Stewart-Jones. Girl Who Takes Photo: Lindsey Broad. High Society Man: Robert Stoeckle.

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2 9/26/07 3T6751 The Wild Brunch
THERE'S NOTHING GOSSIP GIRL LIKES MORE THAN A GOOD CAT FIGHT - In the wake of the scandalous Kiss on the Lips party, Serena receives an icy cold reception from her best friend Blair, who reveals that she knows Serena slept with her boyfriend, Nate, before mysteriously running off to boarding school. As if it couldn't get any chillier, Serena decides to take Dan to arch-enemy Chuck's fundraiser brunch at The Palace, and Jenny seeks advice from Blair, who realizes she may have something to gain by allowing Jenny into her inner circle.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Concierge: Andrew Stewart-Jones. Girl #1: Jessica Jade Andres.

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3 10/03/07 3T6752 Poison Ivy
IVY WEEK EQUALS DRAMA - As the Upper East Side teens from Constance Billard and St. Jude's prepare for a much-anticipated visit from the Ivy League representatives, Blair uncovers a scandalous secret about Serena that may not remain a secret much longer. Dan has his heart and future set on the coveted usher position for the Dartmouth rep, only to be beat out by Nate, who has no interest in the school despite pressure from his controlling father, The Captain. Meanwhile, Jenny bonds with Serena's younger brother, Eric, and Rufus must swallow his pride and ask Lily for a favor to help his son, Dan.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Ms. Tedrow: Jenna Stern. Mr. Prescott: Reed Birney. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Jed Hall: Darren Pettie. Field Hockey Coach: John-Paul Lavoisier. Faculty Member: Yetta Gottesman. Dr. Miller: Cherise Boothe.

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4 10/10/07 3T6753 Bad News Blair
FASHION VICTIM - Blair is thrilled when her mother, Eleanor, chooses her to be the new face of her clothing line. However, Blair's happiness soon turns to feelings of betrayal and jealousy when Serena moves into the spotlight and Blair is finds herself back in Serena's shadow. Meanwhile, Serena and Dan are reminded once again that they come from two very different worlds, and Nate and Chuck indulge in a boys' weekend to blow off steam after Ivy Week.

Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Photographer: Peter O'Brien. Carter Baizen: Sebastian Stan. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Laurel: Michelle Hurd. Bex Simon: Jill Flint. Boy: Chase Coleman. High Stakes Poker Dealer: Jeff Mantel. Player: Gerardo Rodriguez. Ticket Clerk: Jaron Vesely. Doorman: Lucas Van Engen.

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5 10/17/07 3T6754 Dare Devil
SERENA AND DAN GO ON A DATE - Dan makes elaborate plans to impress Serena on their first official date. The same night, Jenny is invited to the infamous Blair Waldorf sleepover and finds herself in a high stakes game of "truth or dare." Meanwhile, when Lily discovers that Eric is missing from his treatment center, she finds herself seeking help from her ex-boyfriend, Rufus.

Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Harper: Halley Wegryn Gross. Maya: Kaitlyn Ashley Benson. Club Stockbroker: Jed Orlemann.

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6 10/24/07 3T6755 The Handmaiden's Tale
MASQUERADE BALL, ANYONE? - Dan is torn between two girls when his childhood friend, Vanessa, returns home and declares her feelings for him, just as he and Serena are trying to figure out what they mean to each other. At the infamous masked ball, Blair sends Nate on a scavenger hunt, but Nate is ultimately still distracted by his feelings for Serena. Although Blair makes it perfectly clear that outsiders are not welcome, a disguised Jenny and Dan sneak into the ball. Finally, Lily asks Rufus to accompany her to an Eleanor Waldorf event in order to make Bart Bass jealous. "America's Next Top Model" winner CariDee English makes a cameo as Bart Bass' date.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Anne Archibald: Francie Swift. Vanessa Abrams: Jessica Szohr. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Edward Abbot: Ward Horton. Rich Kid: Chase Coleman. The Dapper Clerk: Mark H. Dold. Bart's Date: Caridee English.

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7 11/07/07 3T6756 Victor/Victrola
THINGS ARE HEATING UP BETWEEN SERENA AND DAN - After surviving the on-again/off-again nature of their new relationship, Serena and Dan finally acknowledge they are crazy about each other, despite their polar opposite worlds that constantly threaten to pull them apart. Chuck contemplates investing in a burlesque club in the hopes of making his hard-to-please father, Bart, proud of him. Nate confronts his father, Captain, about the drugs he found in the house, but his father denies having a problem. Jenny discovers a secret her father, Rufus, and mother, Alison, have been keeping from her. Finally, Blair is once again devastated by Nate's actions after Jenny reveals that Nate kissed her by accident thinking she was Serena.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Anne Archibald: Francie Swift. Vanessa Abrams: Jessica Szohr. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Maxie Mae: Shaun Earl. Pauletta Cho: Jessalyn Wanlim. Policeman: Gregory Northrop.

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8 11/14/07 3T6757 Seventeen Candles
IT'S BLAIR'S SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY! - Devastated by the current state of her relationship with Nate and still dealing with the guilt from her recent indiscretion, Blair puts on a happy face for her 17th birthday party and attempts to hide the truth from her friends. Hoping to ease the tension between Serena and Vanessa, Dan takes Vanessa to Blair's party so the girls can have some bonding time, but this only ends up making Serena more uncomfortable. Jenny brings her mom home for a surprise visit, but Rufus may not be ready to forgive and forget. Nate's parents ask him to make a huge sacrifice in an effort to salvage his father's business as he faces charges of embezzlement and fraud.

Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Alison Humpfrey: Susan Misner. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Anne Archibald: Francie Swift. Vanessa Abrams: Jessica Szohr. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Priest: Peter Maloney. Waitress: Zoe Winters. The Archibald Lawyer: Dan Ziskie. Cellphone Camera Girl: Leah Johnston.

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9 11/28/07 3T6758 Blair Waldorf Must Pie!
THE HUMPHREYS AND VAN DER WOODSENS SHARE THANKSGIVING - When Dan hears that Serena and her family are spending Thanksgiving alone at The Palace, he naively invites them to spend the holiday with his family, creating an uncomfortable situation for Rufus and Lily whose children are unaware of their complicated romantic history. Meanwhile, Blair's emotions spiral out of control when she learns that her father isn't coming home for Thanksgiving. Nate spends the holiday with his mom and dad, but their awkward dinner quickly goes from bad to worse.

Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Laurel: Michelle Hurd. Alison Humpfrey: Susan Misner. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Harold Waldorf: John Shea. Anne Archibald: Francie Swift. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Nurse: Luz Alexandra Ramos.

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10 12/05/07 3T6759 Hi, Society
MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? - Serena has absolutely no intention of attending the upcoming Debutante Ball, until her grandmother, CeCe, announces that she won't take no for an answer. Unfortunately, Dan isn't exactly what CeCe had in mind in terms of a suitable escort for Serena, and she makes her opinion heard loud and clear, causing a riff between Serena and Dan. Although they are officially broken up, Blair and Nate decide to go to the ball together as friends, but a jealous Nate begins to suspect that Blair may already be seeing someone else. Jenny finds herself torn between attending her mother's art opening or following her dreams to the Debutante Ball, even though it's against her parents' wishes. Finally, Rufus learns the real reason Lily broke up with him all those years ago.

Celia 'CeCe' Rhodes: Caroline Lagerfelt. Alison Humpfrey: Susan Misner. Carter Baizen: Sebastian Stan. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Prince Theodore: Zander Gladish. Mistress of Ceremonies: Beth Fowler. Tailor: Paul Niebanck. New York Times Journalist: Andre Blake. Chuck's Driver: Edward J. Hyland.

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11 12/19/07 3T6760 Roman Holiday
CHRISTMAS ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE - When Blair's father, Harold, comes home for the holidays with an unexpected guest -- his boyfriend, Roman -- Blair finds it difficult to hide her disappointment and hatches a plan to get rid of Roman for good. Jenny and Vanessa help Serena plan the best Christmas surprise ever for Dan, who may have a surprise of his own in mind for Serena. Chuck texts Blair that Nate has joined him in Monaco, worrying Blair that Chuck may disclose the details of their hook­up. Rufus refuses to remain the understanding husband any longer after Alison's former lover calls the house.

Roman: William Abadie. Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Jack Roth: John Dossett. Alison Humpfrey: Susan Misner. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Harold Waldorf: John Shea. Vanessa Abrams: Jessica Szohr. Alex: Derek Cecil. Freddy Parnes: Austin Lysy. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski.

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12 1/02/08 3T6762 School Lies
IMPROMPTU PARTY AT THE SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL - Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck and their entourage break into the school swimming pool for a night of fun, but when a member of their group nearly drowns, the school threatens to expel the person responsible for the break-in. Everyone agrees to keep a secret pact and say nothing, but it ultimately creates major tension between Serena and Dan, who isn't sure he's ready to take the fall for someone else and risk his future. Vanessa is working on a documentary project about private schools and accidentally captures Blair and Chuck discussing their affair. Lily contemplates telling Rufus how she really feels about him.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Headmistress Queller: Linda Emond. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Vanessa Abrams: Jessica Szohr. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Mr. Prescott: Reed Birney. Penelope: Amanda Setton. Hazel: Dreama Walker. Andrew Collins: Kyle Gilbert-Gregory. Serena's Chauffeur: Joe Hickey.

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13 1/09/08 3T6761 The Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate
PREGNANCY REPORTED ON GOSSIP GIRL - Gossip Girl takes pleasure in reporting that Serena van der Woodsen was spotted buying pregnancy tests. Of course, on the Upper East Side, the truth is often even juicier and more scandalous than the gossip, and this time is no exception.

Eleanor Waldorf: Margaret Colin. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Kati Farkas: Nan Zhang. Penelope: Amanda Setton. Hazel: Dreama Walker. Bex Simon: Jill Flint. Bryn: Veronica Taylor. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Elise Wells: Emma Demar.

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1/28/08
Gossip Girl Revealed
THE "GOSSIP GIRL" PILOT WITH CAST INTERVIEWS, DELETED SCENES AND SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES - This 90-minute presentation features interviews, deleted scenes, outtakes and special commentary by cast members. The "Gossip Girl" series revolves around the privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side and the anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl, who provides them with the latest gossip about their exclusive circle. In the series opener, Gossip Girl is busy spreading the news that "it girl" Serena van der Woodsen has returned to Manhattan after a mysterious and self-imposed exile to boarding school. Serena's best friend, Blair Waldorf, has conflicted feelings about her friend's return since she has enjoyed being the Queen Bee during Serena's absence and might not be ready to relinquish her new position on the social ladder, not to mention the fact that she has always suspected there may be unspoken feelings between Serena and her longtime boyfriend, Nate.
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14 4/21/08 3T6763 The Blair Bitch Project
GOSSIP GIRL IS BACK WITH FIVE NEW EPISODES! - Having been recently dethroned as Queen Bee in the last episode by Gossip Girl, with an assist from scheming "little J", Blair hesitantly returns to school with the support of her BFF, Serena. Meanwhile, Serena struggles to adjust to her new living arrangements with her future step-brother, Chuck, while receiving disturbing packages from an unknown sender. Jenny's drive to be popular hits an all-new time high when she does something illegal to fit in with her new Upper East Side friends.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Elise Wells: Emma Demar. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Penelope: Amanda Setton. Hazel: Dreama Walker. Waitress: Karla Mosley. Betty: Audrie Neenan. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Delivery Man: Ryan Woodle.

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15 4/28/08 3T6764 Desperately Seeking Serena
MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG ("BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER") GUEST STARS AS EVIL GEORGINA SPARKS IN A FOUR-EPISODE ARC - Serena's Upper East Side world is turned upside down when her former partner in all things bad, Georgina Sparks, returns to Manhattan to stir up trouble and Serena's past. When Dan notices that Serena seems preoccupied he jumps to the conclusion that it must have something to do with Serena's new roomie and soon-to-be step-brother, Chuck. Nate finds romance with the last person he was expecting to connect with, Vanessa. Jenny meets a new guy, Asher Hornsby, who just might be her ticket to permanent popularity. Finally, Blair hatches a secret plan to sabotage her biggest rival, Nelly Yuki.

Georgina Sparks: Michelle Trachtenberg. Nelly Yuki: Yin Chang. Elise Wells: Emma Demar. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Penelope: Amanda Setton. Asher Hornsby: Jesse Swenson. Hazel: Dreama Walker. Waiter: Jolly Abraham. Serena's SAT Replacement: Erica Knight. Todd Jansen: Jeffrey Omura. Guy #1: Jake Silbermann. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Hostess: Jasmin M. Tavarez.

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16 5/05/08 3T6765 All About My Brother
GEORGINA THREATENS TO REVEAL SOMETHING DAMAGING ABOUT SERENA'S PAST / ONE OF OUR UPPER EAST SIDE TEENS REVEALS THAT HE'S GAY - Georgina informs Serena that she is prepared to reveal damaging information from Serena's past, but no one is prepared for what Georgina does next. Blair and Jenny escalate their "popularity war" by spreading scandalous rumors about each other through Gossip Girl. Dan witnesses Jenny's new boyfriend, Asher, cheating on her, but Jenny refuses to listen to her brother's warning. Rufus goes to Lily for advice on how to handle Jenny's recent out-of-character behavior.

Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Georgina Sparks: Michelle Trachtenberg. Nelly Yuki: Yin Chang. Elise Wells: Emma Demar. Isabel Coates: Nicole Fiscella. Penelope: Amanda Setton. Asher Hornsby: Jesse Swenson. Hazel: Dreama Walker.

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17 5/12/08 3T6766 Woman on the Verge
GEORGINA WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO RUIN SERENA'S LIFE - As a result of Georgina revealing the true reason that Serena fled Manhattan for boarding school, Serena falls back into her old habits and Blair, Nate and Chuck must put their complicated feelings for each other aside to help their friend. Unfortunately, Serena is too ashamed to share the truth with Dan, leaving him only to assume the worse about his girlfriend. Rufus is thrilled when his band is invited to perform at a Rolling Stone-sponsored concert, but Lily is the last person on earth he expects to see at the performance, especially since her wedding rehearsal dinner is the same night. Lisa Loeb and famous cake designer Sylvia Weinstock appear in the episode as themselves.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Herself: Lisa Loeb. Georgina Sparks: Michelle Trachtenberg. Journalist: Stephen Kunken. Pete Fairman: Elan Moss-Bachrach. Claude: Robert Sella. Dorota: Zuzanna Szadkowski. Roadie: Craig Walker. Girl: Rachelle Wintzen.

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18 5/19/08 3T6767 Much 'I Do' About Nothing
THE QUEENS OF MEAN, BLAIR AND GEORGINA, FACE OFF IN THE SEASON FINALE, FEATURING HEIRESS LYDIA HEARST IN A GUEST-STARRING ROLE - With her best friend Serena's life and reputation on the line, Blair decides to take matters into her own hands in dealing with the manipulative and evil Georgina Sparks. With Rufus never far from her thoughts, Lily prepares for her wedding day which is destined to be the Upper East Side's social event of the year. Serena finally pours out her heart and the truth about her past to Dan, but will it prove to be too late to save their relationship? Heiress and model Lydia Hearst guest stars in the episode as Amelia, Lily's interior decorator.

Bartholomew Bass: Robert John Burke. Amelia: Lydia Hearst. Eric van der Woodsen: Connor Paolo. Howie "The Captain" Archibald: Sam Robards. Georgina Sparks: Michelle Trachtenberg. Mrs. Sparks: Candy Buckley. Mr. Sparks: Mark La Mura. Shady-Looking Guy: Chad Brigockas. Ben Simmons: Zack Conroy. Justice of the Peace: Charles Gemmill. Claude: Robert Sella.

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