Gossip Girl is back for their final season with one last surprisingly fresh start. Seeing that I’ve been a Gossip Girl fan from the beginning, last season was less than impressive and I spent every episode cursing out the writers, almost coming to a point where I did not want to watch anymore, because it seemed as though our favorite characters were being butchered by their own creators. A venge-less Blair seeking redemption? Flakey, shallow Dan becoming just another Upper East Sider? A spineless, aimless Chuck Bass? And not to forget there was NO “chair,” not even a hint of it.
These are not the characters I knew and loved. But upon the first episode of this season, I was refreshed to see the writers were giving their all to these last ten episodes. Dan was clueless, Blair was determined, Chuck was…well Chuck Bass, and Serena was starting over, for the millionth time of course. AND we we’re graced with nothing else but hot, steamy “chair.” THANK GOD.
The beginning of the end starts off with, what else, but a missing Serena. Last we saw her she was on Metro North heading god knows where accepting drugs from a stranger (Well, not to us. We know it was Gabe Saporta, but shouldn’t he be off in the recording studio with Cobra Starship and NOT selling Serena van der Woodson drugs?!) Naturally, Lily (being the mother of the year that she is) assumed that not speaking to her daughter all summer was completely normal and she was just fine taking care of the apartment. WRONG. Come on, this is Serena we’re talking about.
We already know that nothing gets the gang together like saving Serena. So Dan and Georgina, who are in Europe together working on his Upper East Side tell all novel (ugh) fly home just to meet Nate, Blair, and Chuck who blackmail the one and only Gossip Girl into telling them where Serena is and lo and behold, they find her.
Not mentally unstable, drugged up, or harmed in any way, but healthy, happily in love with Steve Spence (oh hey Barry Watson, it’s been a while) and at a wedding. Don’t worry, it’s not hers even though Blair jumps to conclusions (as she so often does) and objects to the marriage before she knows its between a certain David and David.
Long story short, Blair apologizes for kicking Serena out of her life and says they are “stuck together,” but instead of being the forgiving best friend that she always has been Serena says she doesn’t want to have to be “stuck” with someone, and she wants a fresh start. To which Blair simply states, “I get Manhattan. Have a nice life.” (Cue the turf wars).
More importantly, what’s going on with Chuck and Blair? Straight from Blair, ”We made a pact. We have things we need to do on our own, but when we are both in that next place, we will be together for good.” Dan is not happy about this, but sorry lonely boy! We get a few intimate moments between Chuck and Blair, but like always are left wanting more. Don’t worry though, Blair is wearing her engagement ring from Chuck around her neck and we hope it will be around her finger before these ten episodes are over!
Grossest moment of the episode? UGH Ivy sneaking her sneaky little way into Rufus’ life, and by that we mean seducing her fake-step uncle once removed (did we do that right?) and entangling him in her scheme, whatever it may be. (Literally, tangling…there were legs everywhere.) Oh, and don’t worry, Dan walked in on it all.
There’s also the high school student, Sage (Sofia Black-D’Elia), that wants to date Nate. Poor Nate always gets the leftover story lines that no one cares about…
Until next time when we get to talk about Nate 17-year-old problem and the original Bass’ big secret.
Sarah Rzasa is a writer and a self proclaimed pretend social media guru. She spends most of her time hopelessly plotting how she can turn her life into an episode of Sex and the City over a coconut iced coffee. Follow her on twitter for a series of embarrassing quotes and life moment.