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Francesca: Dying for some info on the end of Gossip Girl! Will there be any flashbacks? Flash-forwards?
There will be a flash-sideways where they all meet up in a church to send Jack off to heaven. No. Wait. That was Lost. Jokes! In all seriousness, a source just dropped this scoop: The Gossip Girl finale is two parts: 609 ends with a cliffhanger, then 610. Over the two episodes, there is a dream sequence, a flashback and a flash-forward—maybe more than one of each. Buckle up, GG fans! The ending is going to have more than a few surprises.
THE PRICE YOU PAY — Blair (Leighton Meester) gets ready for her mother’s (guest star Margaret Colin) imminent arrival, but is unprepared for the set of demands her mother puts upon her. Serena (Blake Lively) volunteers to help Dan (Penn Badgley) find a new place to live, but their time together brings up unexpected emotions. With Ivy’s (Kaylee DeFer) help, Chuck (Ed Westwick) discovers there is evidence incriminating his father in illegal activities and enlists the help of Nate (Chace Crawford) to retrieve it. Meanwhile, Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Ivy are excited about their art gallery opening until they find an empty RSVP list and must scramble to find another way to make the event a success. Kelly Rutherford also stars. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Dan Steele.
Jessie: Please tell me there is hope for Rufus and Lily on Gossip Girl!
There’s a battle brewing on the Upper East Side: It’s going to be Ivy and Rufus vs. Lily in the coming episodes. Of course, we all know that the artist formerly known as Charlie Rhodes is playing Papa Humphrey. But did you know she already has man she’s very much in love with? One we all know and (don’t) trust. Hint: He’s also a father.
THE TRUTH — After Eleanor (guest star Margaret Colin) gives Blair (Leighton Meester) an ultimatum, Blair is even more determined to remedy Waldorf Designs’ problems by making a splash with a dress at the upcoming Cotillion, but a shocking revelation at the ball affects everyone. Serena (Blake Lively) becomes worried about Steven’s (guest star Barry Watson) attitude toward her, but after some investigating she discovers the surprising reason why. Chuck (Ed Westwick) finds an unlikely ally as he tries to drive a wedge between Bart (Robert John Burke) and Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford) relationship to help expose his father’s secret. Meanwhile, Dan (Penn Badgley) publishes another article, but the effect is just the opposite of what he was hoping for. Chace Crawford and Matthew Settle also star. Amy Heckerling directed the episode written by Sara Goodman (#605).
The countdown to the final Gossip Girl episodes has begun — and the season six premiere featured some interesting developments.
In previewing the season, executive producer Sara Goodman hinted that the characters “are going to end where we feel like they belong.” If that’s the case, then step one to reaching that destination consisted of a wedding (though not Serena’s), a Blair-Chuck deal that kept their romance at bay, the start of a questionable (age-inappropriate?) relationship and the near-reveal of Gossip Girl.
The Hollywood Reporter asked executive producer Sara Goodman to weigh in on some of the premiere’s top moments, the decisions behind them and the potential aftermath.
The Hollywood Reporter: The Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) story line was a surprise, in terms of where it may end up going. Did you and the writers have any reservations moving forward with their relationship?
Sara Goodman: It is a big development. [Laughs] It’s so funny, in a weird way when we came into the season and we knew we had a limited amount of time and we knew who we wanted to keep around, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) had chosen Bart (Robert John Burke) last season and we really felt that we didn’t want Rufus sitting there moping — and that hewouldn’t be. He and Ivy had some interesting connections last season, especially when he found out Lily had betrayed Ivy, and he had taken Ivy’s side at that time. So when we were talking about what to do, it made sense for us in terms of them ending up together. Now, of course, we know Ivy is Ivy so she might have her own motivations. It felt like they both were outsiders, but they both had been in. They might be an interesting couple – and I think they are. They have a lot of the same problems: They both have issues with Lily and that obviously is going to cause huge ripples with people around them the fact that they are together.
THR: This was a development that was discussed last season?
Goodman: Yes, we planted that possibility in season five.
THR: At the end of the episode, Dan (Penn Badgley) witnesses the two of them in bed. How will that affect him going forward?
Goodman: As this goes on further, we’ll just have to see what he does from there and how Dan reacts. We tried to make it clear that seeing that took off all of the moral questions that he might have had about publishing this serial with real names. He always felt like his dad was the moral center and now that he doesn’t trust that his father is the center of anything now that he’s with Ivy, it means that there’s nothing stopping Dan from going all the way with this serial.
THR: Ivy also has some tricks up her sleeve. What is her grand plan exactly?
Goodman: We know that at the end of the season last year, Lola (Ella Rae Peck) came to her with the caveat that she take Lily down. It’s not a secret that that’s what she’s up to. We should all assume that that’s what she’s up to, and whether Rufus is going to be in it or not in it will be a question. Is Rufus just a tool or is she interested in him and what will he do if he finds out? Whose side will he be on?
THR: Nate (Chace Crawford) also failed at unmasking Gossip Girl. How close does he actually get to doing so?
Goodman: That one you’ll have to wait and see. Gossip Girl is definitely part of this season.
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DEAD ENDS — Chuck’s (Ed Westwick) continued investigation into his father’s dealings leads him to an unlikely event with Manhattan’s elite, where he hopes to find the one person who can tell him the truth about Bart (guest star Robert John Burke). Serena (Blake Lively) and Steven (guest star Barry Watson) decide to reveal their romantic histories so they aren’t surprised by anything, but neither was prepared for what they uncovered. With The Spectator in jeopardy after Dan (Penn Badgley) decided to publish elsewhere, Nate (Chace Crawford) must make a difficult decision to keep it in business. Meanwhile, Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) pushes Dan to choose a worthy person to date to boost his image, but he finds himself drawn in a different direction. Leighton Meester, Kelly Rutherford, Matthew Settle and Kaylee DeFer also star. Sofia Black-D’Elia guest stars. Matt Whitney directed the episode written by Andy Wolk (#604).
OMG! Gossip Girl is ending! That’s right, the CW’s Upper East Side drama will soon leave the air for good. But before Gossip Girl signs her last “XOXO,” there are plenty of loose ends to tie up. Will Chuck and Blair finally get their act together? Will Lonely Boy really take down all of his friends? Will Nate finally become interesting? And most importantly, who is Gossip Girl?! Catch up with where we left our favorite Upper East Siders and see what’s coming up this season.
Blair (Leighton Meester)
Where We Left Off: After B’s life history was splashed across the pages of Gossip Girl (thanks partly to Serena) Blair had to do major damage control. She told Serena she never wanted to see her again and then admitted she loved Chuck and not Dan. (Duh!) Although Chuck rebuffed her advances, she followed him to Monte Carlo and went all in on his future.
What’s Next: Don’t expect a lengthy “Chair” reunion, as Blair will put her focus squarely on running Waldorf Designs. The job will prove harder than it seems thanks to a ghost from Blair’s past, but Blair’s still’s got a few surprises up her sleeve — or should we say, around her neck.
Serena (Blake Lively)
Where We Left Off: After losing her job as heir to the Gossip Girl throne, Serena pushed away the people that mattered to her, both accidentally (the real Gossip Girl published Blair’s diary) and purposefully (she manipulated Dan into cheating on Blair with her). When last we saw S, she was on a train headed for a return to her drug-using ways.
What’s Next: After hitting rock bottom,
Serena Sabrina will try to start fresh with an older man (7th Heaven’s Barry Watson), who has a big secret of his own. When Serena’s time off the grid begins to alarm her family, an apologetic Blair blows her cover, forcing her to return to NYC — where a new enemy is waiting to take Serena down.
Dan (Penn Badgley)
Where We Left Off: Lonely Boy was just that: Blair chose Chuck over him and he rebuffed Serena’s manipulations to get him back. The silver lining? Dan found new determination to write a juicy and revealing sequel to Infamous. Only this time he’s using real names — and working with new writing partner Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg).
What’s Next: Dan will have trouble finding a publisher for his delicious novel, but he will find a helping hand from an old friend from the Upper East Side who also stands to benefit from the book’s publication.
Chuck (Ed Westwick)
Where We Left Off: Bart’s resurrection from the dead was bad news for Chuck, who was ousted from Bass Industries. Chuck turned his energies to taking his father down and taking back the company with the help of his uncle, who also helped Chuck reunite with Blair.
What’s Next: In order to take back Bass Industries, Chuck must first figure out why his dad played dead all these years. The task will prove difficult considering his father’s deep secrets — and even deeper pockets.
Nate (Chace Crawford)
Where We Left Off: Nate was left high and dry after Serena’s cousin/half-sister Lola ditched him to tour with Wicked. However, Nate’s old fling Diana gave him a juicy video showing a hooded individual stealing Serena’s Gossip Girl laptop.
What’s Next: While Nate hopes to expose Gossip Girl once and for all and put The Spectator on the map, but he may not be able to hold on to the damning footage. Also look for Nate’s love life to heat up with a new flame who has surprising connection to Serena.
Lily (Kelly Rutherford)
Where We Left Off: Lily annulled her marriage to Rufus in favor of rekindling her relationship with her believed-to-be-deceased husband Bart Bass (Robert John Burke).
What’s Next: When Lily returns from a romantic summer getaway with Bart, her main concern will be finding Serena. However, she should really be concerned about Ivy (Kaylee Defer), who took Lola’s portion of CeCe’s estate and promised to ruin the woman that put Lola’s mom in jail for fraud.
Rufus (Matthew Settle)
Where We Left Off: Rufus tried to save his marriage to Lily and trick Bart into signing annulment papers.
What’s Next: Dan, and the world, will be completely freaked out to see just who Rufus is shacking up with — both literally and figuratively.
Gossip Girl’s final season starts Monday at 9/8c on The CW.