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A funny recap from NoWhiteNoise of the Season Finale
“Bombs” by Golden State. Blair ignores Serena; Chuck & Nate talk about Lola moving; Dan asks Rufus if he’s heard from Lily; Lily reads on-line about Bart’s return; repeats as Blair assigns Penelope to find all Serena’s secrets; both Chuck & Dan see the new page posted from Blair’s diary.
“Misery Train” by Conduits. Chuck tells Blair he won’t what for her anymore; Serena tells Penelope that she and Blair are no longer going to the Shepherds’ divorce party.
“Give It Back” by The Ting Tings. Serena meets up with Dan at the Shepherd’s divorce party.
“Hurricane” by MS MR. Serena & Dan chat and drink after he sees a gossip blast about Chuck holding an engagement ring; Eleanor informs Penelope that Blair snuck out; Serena warns Dan that he’s in love with the Blair from his book not the real Blair.
“Space” by Magic Wands. Lily rips up the annulment papers that Bart signed; Chuck & Bart make a announcement to the press; Dan & Serena have sex; Blair tells her mom she’s made her choice of who to be with.
“In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix)” by Zola Jesus. Dan discovers that Serena conspired to keep Blair away from him; Blair tells Chuck she loves him, but he tells her it’s not enough for him.
“We Are Young” by Fun. Blair & Eleanor drive through Paris; Chuck & Jack gamble together; Diana sends Nate a video of Gossip Girl stealing Serena’s laptop; Dan asks Georgina for her help writing his next book; Serena buys drugs; Blair tells Chuck she’s going to fight for him.
WARNING: If you have yet to watch Monday’s season finale of Gossip Girl, avert your eyes now. Everyone else, you may proceed….
Broken hearts, sex tapes and a whole lot of texting — it must be finale time on Gossip Girl. But while some relationships came to an end in Monday’s Season 5 capper, an old one started to rekindle when Blair finally admitted that her heart belongs to Chuck. So will the couple get their happy ending? Are things really over with Dan? And will Serena spiral? Executive producer Stephanie Savage weighs in on all of those questions and previews what’s in store during the farewell season.
THE FINAL GAME PLAN | As the series heads into its final season, it’ll be going back to its roots. “Getting ready for Season 6, everybody rewatched the pilot,” says Savage. “We talked about what our favorite episodes were, some of our favorite dynamics. … We’re leaving it all on the floor. We really want [the last episodes] to count and to be really special.” Part of the mission statement is focusing on the core characters. “The gang that you see in that final act [of the Season 5 finale] is going to be the main players when we come back.” And yes, that includes Georgina, who Dan called upon to help him eviscerate the Upper East Side in his new book after getting dumped by Blair and used by Serena. So just how nasty will his quest get? “When you call in Georgina Sparks, you’re not looking to [play nice],” hints Savage.
BLAIR’S HEART | The former princess may have chosen the Dark Knight, but Chuck was tired of putting her first and losing everything, including his Bass Empire. Still, Blair showed up at a Parisan casino where Chuck was gambling to earn back his fortune. “It was Blair coming to declare that she was in it to win it with Chuck and leaving that [relationship’s future] as the question of Season 6,” previews Savage. And for the Dair ‘shippers out there, we’re afraid we don’t have good news for you. “We crafted the last act of the episode to set us in a certain direction next year,” says Savage.
SERENA’S DOWNFALL | In a deliberate echo to the pilot, Serena took off on a train and went back to her old, bad habits, using drugs and hooking up with strangers. “Feeling like she’s lost Blair, lost Dan, she’s all by herself again,” explains Savage. “It’s going to put her in a pretty precarious situation.” Meanwhile, that sex tape she made of herself and Dan may rear its ugly head again. “Well, if somebody had a sex tape on their cell phone, and they said they deleted it, but you never really saw that it was deleted…” the EP trails off. Yeah, we can do the math on that one.
NATE: YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME | Nate will “be tracking down” the mysterious figure in the video Diana sent him, who could be Gossip Girl. But unraveling the indenity of the infamous blogger “is something that has larger implications to the franchise beyond just our series,” explains the EP. “That reveal requires conversations at the highest level.” While Nate may have gotten a major clue in the war against Gossip Girl, he won’t be so lucky in the romance department next season. Ella Rae Peck, who plays Lola, is starring in NBC’s new drama seriesInfamous, so “it seems like she’s not going to be available to do the show next year.” Poor Nate, will he ever find lasting love? “That’s something that’s a big part of his series arc, and something that we’re going to be exploring next year.”
A MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS | With Lily deciding to get annulled from Rufus and stay married to Bart, that love triangle will be put in an “interesting spot… That’s something that’s really exciting for Season 6, to see how that is going to shake up and what’s the endgame for those two characters.”
Gossip Girl closed out its fifth season with the veteran CW drama answering several key questions for the Upper East Siders.
[Warning: If you haven’t watched Monday’s season closer, do not proceed. Major spoilers ahead.]
1. Who does Blair (Leighton Meester) choose?The decision was relatively simple for the Waldorf when given the choice between Dan (Penn Badgley) or Chuck (Ed Westwick). In the end, it was all about the one that got away: Chuck Bass. But the journey to get to that place wasn’t easy, as both suitors saw one of Blair’s diary entries that seemed to point in Chuck’s favor. “With Chuck, I’m vulnerable,” Blair says while rehashing the pros and cons between the two men in her life. Even though she chooses Chuck, he rejects Blair on the outset.
For the writers, there was never any doubt as to whether Chuck and Blair would reunite. “I don’t know if it was ever a question in the season,” executive producer Stephanie Savage told reporters Monday evening. “It was a matter of arcing out their relationship.” The last scene sees Blair going all in with her relationship with Chuck, but is he ultimately going to take the bait? “We crafted the last act to set us in a certain direction next year,” Savage teased. Poor Lonely Boy, but is he really lonely? (See below.)
2. Are Dan and Serena (Blake Lively) really back together — and what does it mean? Not really. That one-time fling, harkening back to season one with Nate (Chace Crawford) and Serena, is just a hook-up — and nothing more. So much so that once Dan realizes he wouldn’t be winning Blair back any time soon, he enlists the help of one Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) to exact his revenge on the Upper East Side.
Serena, meanwhile, reverts to her old habits (i.e. taking drugs and and that signature train shot, one that’s been featured at pivotal moments during the series, comes back at the end of the episode.) “It’s a signature of the show to do echoes of previous episodes,” Savage says. Serena’s “lost Blair, she’s lost Dan, she’s all by herself again [and it] will put herself in a precarious situation.”
3. Did Lily (Kelly Rutherford) go back to Bart (Robert John Burke) or stick with Rufus (Matthew Settle)? In a surprising move, Lily opts to give it another go with the newly resurrected Bart, kicking husband Rufus to the curb in the form of an annulment — since she had to, you know, pick which marriage to honor. Kind of a horrible thing to do, wouldn’t you say?
“That’s something that’s exciting for season six is to see how that’s going to shape up,” Savage says of the Rufus-Lily-Bart triangle. “[The Rufus-Lily relationship] has been relatively stable [up until recently and] certain aspects of her personality that we’re all aware of” are coming to light.
4. Is it a happy Bass family now that Bart’s back? Again, not so much. Bart may have won back the heart of Lily but he Bass-blocked his son and Jack (Desmond Harrington) from being a firmly ingrained in Bart Industries. (Shocker!) Bart’s reasoning for publicly banishing his son from his duties with the company: Because Chuck’s decisions were/are so deeply rooted in his love and desire to chase after Blair. “You’ve never grown up, maybe you can start now,” Bart says rather matter-of-factly.
5. Did we just see Gossip Girl? Proving forever useful even while she’s away, Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley)sends a big clue that revelas a person on a tape that could eventually be the all-knowing Gossip Girl. It seems a too good to be true, but Nate’s new breakthrough may be key in the unveiling of the person responsible for the gossip site. Savage was coy when asked whether the identity will be revealed by the end of the series, referencing the Gossip Girl franchise as a whole, which includes a book series: There would have to be conversations with a slew of people.
6. How many episodes will the sixth and final season entail? Though she wouldn’t confirm, Savage says: “Right now, they’re saying 10 episodes and a retrospective.” But nothing has been made official.
7. No more Lola in season six? It doesn’t look like aspiring actress Lola will be sticking around next season as a continuing love interest for Nate as actress Ella Rae Peck was cast in NBC’s new series Infamous. She “may not be available for next season,” Savage says.
When the new season kicks off, more attention will be paid to the main characters that were featured in the last moments of the finale — and the writers, who returned to work about a week and a half ago are already breaking down stories for the final chapters.
“We’re definitely focusing on our core characters,” Savage says. “The gang that you see in the final act will be our main players.”
As to whether the writers are aware of how everything will wrap up, the producer was coy but did tease this: “We know a lot of things.”
Gossip Girl returns for season six later this year.
Don’t get me wrong, I love it when Blair and Serena are besties, giving each other advice, and sharing a box of macarons. But Blair couldn’t seem less interested in being Mrs. Nice Dame these days, and in Monday night’s season finale, it’s likely to get downright ugly.
In the exclusive clip below, Blair’s minions are hard at work doing damage control for Blair, but before they set off on their respective tasks, Blair gives one the most important duty of all. “You find every secret Serena has. I need the best one to destroy her,” she says, adding, “I just hope Chuck and Dan don’t see this. Chuck and Dan. That Blair should join the circus, always juggling interests…
5.24 The Return of The Ring Producers’ Preview
Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta will be making his Gossip Girl acting debut on Monday’s season finale“The Return of the Ring.” You might remember that the band featured GG star Leighton Meester on their song “Good Girls Go Bad” in 2009 — and that may or may not have played a role in him getting the part.
“The way it went down was so bizarre,” Gabe told us. “I was talking about wanting to try acting, and out of the blue we got a call offering me the part. I honestly don’t know if Leighton helped me get the call or not… if she did – I owe her dinner!”
While Gabe can’t tell us anything about the part (“I have been sworn to secrecy,” he said), he can say that he’s not playing himself.
Gabe, who’s a big fan of Gossip Girl, said he had an amazing time on set. “In between takes, I got to walk around the set and see the entire Waldorf residence. I may or may not have also taken a picture of myself in Blair’s bed,” he said.
So, is Gabe Team Chair or Dair? “I think Blair and Chuck were made for each other,” he said.
Cobra Starship just released a new single from their album Night Shades called #1Nite. “We are shooting a video for it in a couple of weeks,” Gabe said, “but in the meantime you can watch this awesome video Ryland put together of us in Japan — yes, we were the tallest people in the country.”
There are very few details available about what Saporta will do on the show, including anything about the character he’ll play, and he refrained from giving away any real spoilers. The one tidbit he did give up was that he found the shoot very awkward.
“My friend over here just asked me, ‘Wasn’t it easy for you to go on stage? You’re always doing that.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, but I’m the star. And I had to play someone second fiddle.’
Ever the jokester, Saporta hinted that his guest turn included tons of sex and that he might have slipped off for some private time in a particular part of the set.
“The biggest thrill for me…I snuck out, went through the set, and took photos of me in Blair’s bed,” Saporta said. Blair is played by actress Leighton Meester, who collaborated with Cobra Starship on their hit song “Good Girls Go Bad.”