This week on Gossip Girl, it was the season finale! And you know what that means!!! NOTHING MADE SENSE, basically. But it was fun! Right?
1. Blair chooses Chuck
Camila | YES YES YES! I know this storyline — I choose you, I’m in love with you, and blah blah blah — is old and stuff but she admitted it! And I couldn’t keep myself from fangirling. But in spite of that, last week I said on a coment I’d be sorry for Dan if Blair chose Chuck and indeed I was. Blair didn’t even broke up with him!
Samantha | Of course she did. Would you really expect anything less? I’m just glad Chuck stood up for himself and didn’t just welcome her back with open arms because SHE was finally ready and it was convenient for HER.
Monika | Sigh. I remember calling buyer’s remorse on Dair a few roundtables back and I think that feeling stayed with me the whole time. I think I was more in love with the idea of Blair being with somebody different than I was with the idea of Dair. Dair was nice but I feel, like Blair, the writers’ hearts weren’t in it. I hate to say it, but I think the move back to Chair is for the best. Look at all the stupid plot lines the writers had to come up with to keep Blair and Chuck apart this season and then ALLLL times Blair “realized” that she loved Chuck. At least now, we can finally be done with all this wishy-washy business and for that I am relieved. I care more about having interesting storylines than who Blair ends up with.
Cory | I considered not replying to this roundtable, specifically because it saddens me deeply to see the direction the character of Blair Waldorf has gone. She has fallen face down into a pile of POOP. Only this time, she cannot ever come back from this. This was incredibly inconsistent with what has been happening on the show for the past six or seven episodes. The writers have no concept of continuity. I can’t tell if they think this show is still watchable, and that their careers mean something, or if they are laughing at the fans who have invested a lot of time into watching this series. This isn’t how you tell a story. I could frankly care less with who Blair ends up with, but the writers literally spat in the face of everyone who isn’t watching this show because of Chuck and Chair. I initially fell in love with the character of Blair. She was at one time a huge inspiration, a powerhouse, witty, beautiful, determined. What wasn’t to love? Perhaps she did enjoy tormenting others, but she had a huge heart under the abrasive exterior. I do not blame Leighton Meester however. You could tell she was phoning it in, and who could blame her? Why don’t they just cancel the show? The producers and writers are complete idiots.
Michael | Geez, Cory. Tell me how you really feel. Wasn’t shocked by the outcome, disregarding the huge spoiler that came out the day-of, but if your couple gets together before the finale: you know it’s not lasting. At least not on Gossip Girl. Kind of just annoyed at all the “obstacles,” all of which were used stupidly or were stupid in their own entity. A pregnancy no one gave two s—ts about, God, a loveless marriage, an any-court-would-rule-against-of dowry, “I love but am not in love” which was completely 180’d. Overall not good obstacles. And waned. I’m glad that it sort of made sense, however. They put in that clue in the 100th episode about Blair being scared to be in a relationship with Chuck for how vulnerable it can make her (I believe Serena said this). And her denial and running away from it has helped explain this entire season, at least a little bit (re: God).
2. Dan and Serena hookup
Camila | Serena was so weird this episode. And Blair, too. Or maybe it was this storyline in general. First I thought it was horrible that Serena sent Blair’s diary to Gossip Girl but she didn’t and then she tried to fix it but it only got worse and Blair got revenge then Serena went on take Blair down mode and ugh. Anyway, she soo used Dan for both her feelings and revenge. Even though I ship Derena, I don’t see them coming back anymore, they are too screwed up.
Samantha | Eh, whatever. It didn’t matter to Blair and it doesn’t matter to me. Although, OF COURSE Dan would place all the blame on Serena. It takes 2 to tango, Humphrey, and 2 to cheat.
Monika | That was interesting! I’m actually totally in love with the return to vintage, crazy-girl Serena. It shakes things up.
Cory | I was in denial until the credits rolled that this actually happened. So not only does Blair choose Chuck…and her character is ruined, but then the writers decide to ruin Dan and Serena’s characters as well. Nice. Serena is turned into a vapid waste with no purpose other than to destroy her friendships. Dan is turned into an easily fooled schmuck. The fact that Dan hasn’t paid any attention to her all year is what is inconsistent with this hookup. I felt as if I was watching a completely different show. Stephanie Savage attempted to justify this by claiming it to be “echo” back to the season 0 hookup between Serena and Nate. The entire finale was a giant clusterfuck and had no connection to any of the other episodes in the series. Nice try though.
Michael | What if this was the “anything” that Serena was willing to do to get Gossip Girl to stop posting Blair’s diary? Just a thought. Anyway, yeah I don’t know how this actually happened. I was of the impression that this could never happen again given the fact that Dan’s treated Serena like utter crap this season and she tried really creepily to make their fake-dating into something real and the fact that they’re siblings (not really, but ew). So…wtf? Mostly a big “f—k you” to fans of the Dan and Blair or Serena and Blair relationships, that they can seriously destroy relationships (ANY relationship, look at this show’s history seriously) at the drop of a hat. On top of that, there aren’t even any logistics here — it’s just like, “Well we need some ‘Oh em gee’ moment, so…”
3. Lily chooses Bart
Camila | Ok so that was probably the strangest choice ever made on Gossip Girl. Lily, let me tell you one thing: You don’t get an annulment because you had a fight with your husband that you love.
Samantha | LOVE! I mean, I know Bart is an asshole, but we all know Lily’s true love is money, so she had to pick Bart. It only made sense.
Monika | Yeah, like Camila, I felt that this was a strange, strange choice. You want to stay married to the man who disappeared for 3 years, woman?! What is wrong with you?
Cory | Blah. I can’t even attempt to care.
Michael | Hmm…the guy who was trying to keep our marriage intact or the a—hole who stayed hidden for three years and conned his entire family, my pseudo son included, out of everything? Decisions, decisions! I mean, obviously Rufus wasn’t really “trying” but come on. Lily never even really loved Bart. WTF happened here Gossip Girl? What is your life at the moment? As for staying married to money, Lily literally had $50 million dropped into her lap two weeks ago. So.
4. Nate “sees” Gossip Girl
Camila | Pretty Little Liars much? I felt like A went to New York for a while to be Gossip Girl. But anyway, there wasn’t to see. I want to know what will happen, though.
Samantha | This is Nate we are talking about. The chances of him finding out who that hooded figure is are slimmer than Dan finding a comb that can get through his mop.
Monika | I was super disappointed by this! I thought we would get something more…clear and concrete. But it appears that GG might be a man? Weird.
Cory | I think he saw Gossip Boy.
Michael | I don’t think the person’s figure is supposed to be a clue. Just a stand-in. And really we waste this — whatever the hell it was because thank you Diana for giving us a video of someone we couldn’t see — on NATE. Of all people. NATE. Jesus. Nate couldn’t even find a freakin’ day planner in one person’s room after twirling around and searching all the effing drawers the first time.
5. Lola is on her way out…
Camila | Finally. She’s so boring. But if she never comes back, who will be Nate’s love interest? He’ll end up being with Diana, lol.
Samantha | That’s fine. Replacing her with Georgina is the best thing that could ever happen.
Monika | Yes, yes, yes!! But she does earn lots of AWESOME points for giving Ivy the money and teaming up with her to bring down Lily.
Cory | Ella Rae Peck is smart for running away. The producers weren’t sure if she would be available for season 6. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to work them. Kudos!
Michael | Excuse me, I almost missed this because I was snoring during the actual scene she was leaving in. Good gracious. Goodbye! Don’t let the door hit cha where the good lord split cha. Thanks for taking up Ivy’s screen time — NOT. More Ivy in season 6 is only a good thing, really.
6. What were your thoughts on the different “cliffhangers”?
Camila | I don’t really know what to think about them. I just think that now we’re getting closer and closer to finding out who Gossip Girl is. Oh, and Chuck will push Blair away but in the end he’ll be with her. At least I guess. Also, Chuck, Blair and Jack vs Bart will be awesome. Can’t wait to
Samantha | Chuck+Blair+Jack vs. Bart? Oh, that is going to be SO GOOD. Can. Not. Wait. And Dan is just going to rewrite Inside with different character names. Good luck, Humphrey.
Monika | I actually enjoyed all of the cliffhangers that have been set up. They are making me optimistic for the return of the show next season. Blair, Jack, and Chuck vs Bart Bass: fantastic. Serena vs. the downward spiral: entertaining. Ivy vs Lily: BRING IT ON, BITCH. There is only one character on this show that I remain sympathetic towards and that is Ivy. I want to see Lily go down in flames before the show ends. Dan and Georgina vs. the entire UES: Finally! I am so glad G is gonna be sticking around.
Cory | I couldn’t care less since I won’t be tuning in next season. Yes, there are only eleven episodes, but this show and it’s producers and writing staff is an insult to my chosen (eventual) profession. I cannot believe this pile of shit is allowed to stay on air, after you factor in the measly 800,000 viewers who actually tuned in to the recent episodes. Georgina may be the only one I actually still like. Serena should get over it. Ivy should blow up PRADA (Lily’s penthouse) with everyone inside—I might watch just to see that…
Michael | Let’s see: Serena is coked up, so we get to see more of her being in a rehab center in season 6. Dan writing “the book I should have written,” whatever the f— that means (though I’m interested) with Georgina who I assume is going to have more of a presence in the final season because everyone loves tons of Georgina, Rufus is going to turn tricks (I’m just assuming because wtf is he doing with his life seriously?), Chuck and Blair are doing the same song and dance (like just f— already, geez), Dorota’s baby has yet to be seen, and Ivy is a BAMF. Is this the first time that the cliffhangers are actually so many bad things? I always remember the finales being prologues. Have we ever really ended a season with Blair and Serena on bad terms?
7. Anything else I forgot?
Camila | IVY’S BACK! Also, poor Rufus and poor Dan. And I’m curious to see what will happen to Serena.
Samantha | This episode had so many Pilot parallels. Even more than the wedding episode when the parallels were hyped. I liked it.
Monika | You know, at first I was all Team Chuck when Bart took the company back but then when his dad listed all the times Chuck had wasted company money on on Blair, I had to admit that maybe it was for the best. On an unrelated note, I think this episode might actually have set up a Derena endgame. I think we’re gonna see Serena eventually rescued from herself by Dan. I dunno if anyone else got that vibe.
Cory | …
Michael | I don’t even understand Bart this episode. He tells his son to go after the girl he believes is the love of his life and then cons him out of everything for it, meanwhile he was going after a married woman all episode long. And wasn’t he the one who always wanted Chuck to be in a stable relationship? WHAT IS THIS F—ERY GOSSIP GIRL? Make sense in season 6, please. Also, it took ALL season long to finally get Blair to think about her future, her vagina notwithstanding? And since WHEN does Blair want to takeover her mom’s company? WHERE ARE YOUR GOALS, ASPIRATIONS? When she was in her room saying she shouldn’t let a man define her… UH YEAH. Just. Are Blair and Serena just dandy with never speaking with each other? Are Dan and Blair just, like, gonna f— other people and it’s cool? Does Lily have a brain? Questions that need answers. Oh, sorry…”cliffhangers.”
8. What grade would you give this episode?
Camila | B? I enjoyed the episode, in spite of some of the ridiculous storylines.
Samantha | A+. It was like a call back to the great seasons of the past. So much better than anything else we have experienced this season.
Monika | Hmm this is tough because I didn’t enjoy the actual episode that much (too much Blair wishy-washyness) but I did love the cliffhangers it set up. I’ll give it a B+ for Blair’s outfits this episode. The scalloped pink coat was so cute and she looked gorgeous in the red dress in the last scene.
Cory | F
Michael | The only good thing to come out of this episode was Chuck and Blair. In the sense that there’s at least hope there, regardless of its repetitiveness. For everyone else, it’s like the writers went: “How can we take a huge dump on every, single character?” and then proceeded to. And I’m also stuck thinking if I didn’t actually think with GG, would I rate it better? I have been clamoring all along to give us some sleazy stories and even sleazier sex, and they delivered this episode, right? And you know what I realized, also, is that this episode was filmed like a good ol’ GG ep, too. I couldn’t be the only one to notice how plastic-y and cheap it’s looked lately right? B-? I disagree that this was the best episode. That’s two episodes back with Diana being a prostitution lord — even if she’s not Bart Bass. But she always will be to me. This one made about as much sense as the episode with CeCe’s funeral. Which is to say: none at all.