Gossip Girl to End With a "Gasp" Monday

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Much has already been said about Gossip Girl's 100th episode Monday night.

Heck, we're starting to wonder what hasn't been said about the milestone.

It’s Blair’s wedding! Georgina’s back! Love triangles/squares galore! So many Upper East Side events are just waiting to come to a head, for better or worse. But as we learned yesterday, one big twist remains a big mystery.

That bombshell, apparently comes at the very end.

“You have to see [the last few minutes] to believe them. I really think they will take people’s breath away,” EP Joshua Safran says. “Someone asked on Twitter, ‘Will we smile or cry at the end of the episode?’"

"And I said, ‘It will be more like a gasp.’”

Daniel, Serena

Executive Producer Stephanie Savage, who we can only hope played a major role in crafting the upcoming installment, explains that the final moment was something that “had to happen” in the 100th episode.

“That’s one of the fun things about having a mature show in Season Five, you feel like you can really have some fun. In the first couple of seasons, you feel like you have to keep certain things very guarded and protected because the hope is that you’ll have to make them last a long time,” she says.

Safran adds: “What we can say is why we made that decision will become clear with future episodes because, obviously, you will learn more about why that has happened, how that has happened. You see, it was such an easy decision ... It wasn’t something we belabored over or had long discussions about. It really wasn’t.”

“Obviously [the end] changes things. And what happens in the episode for Blair, Dan, Chuck, and Serena will become a whole new world for them. Obviously, we pushed the 100th episode as a special episode."

"A huge wedding, a royal wedding - it's a big episode. But it’s also the 13th episode of the season. So, the season arc does continue. The 100th is a turning point, connected to everything happening before.”

What do you think goes down at the end of the wedding-themed extravaganza to come? What could shock us at this point? Sound off on where you see the show heading - Monday and beyond - in the comments!

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@Ain't born typical
But I'm not sure if Dan is really aware of what Blair is capable of. I don't know how Dan would react if Blair would trick him into kissing a guy like she did with Chuck. I don't know if he could forgive her for treating him like a puppet in her scheme. But these are just my assumpitions and I hope I expressed them correctly because I'm not a native English speaker so please bear with me;-)


@Ain't born typical
You could be right that Blair wants to see the best in Chuck. But many times she said to him that she loves every part of him, she said that she would stand by him through anything, the darkest thought he's ever had... I mean she even forgave him for that hotel incident. I think Blair wants Chuck to be a better man but I do think that she loves his damaged character to a certain extent. She just doesn't want that damaged part of his personality to take over like it did when he traded her for his hotel. Besides I think that both Chuck and Blair are narcissits who love the other one with his or her dark side because they recognise their own personality in the other person.


Again as I said the characters are testament to the time they were written in. Elizabeth wasn't perfect (Jane was dull) hence the fact that she was Austens heroine. Austen was trying to challenge societal norms and so gave Elizabeth her 'pert opinions'. Blair is a modern girl and we are interested in both her good and bad sides. It makes her a well rounded character.


Elizabeth Bennet is a flawed character. She is judgmental, bossy etc . and so I wouldn’t say that Jane Austen romanticised her although Lizzie was her favourite heroine. In my mind her sister Jane represents the romanticised ideal of that time. But Elizabeth and also the other Austen heroines don’t have the evil disposition that Blair has. Blair like you wrote has her good-hearted moments but she is also someone who would humiliate another person just for her own amusement. And that is in my opinion the difference between them.


I want Chair to be together but I absolutely agree with you, I wish the writers would give them better and believable storylines. My remark that comparing GG to classic literature is an insult to Jane Austen and Emily Bronte was not meant as a critique of your comment nor was it my intention to offend you. I just wanted to express that the gg storylines at the moment are really laughable like the pact with God thing. And of course Jane Austen is a writer and the GG writers are too but they are incomparable in my mind because Jane Austen's novels were complex masterpieces whereas the gg storylines are superficial and ridiculous.

Aint born typical

Ilovechair, I disagree with your statement that Dan idealizes Blair. I think he is very well aware of who Blair Waldorf is (many times being the participant of her schemes) and what she is capable of. He said it himself he loves her in spite of who Blair Waldorf is because he can't turn off his feelings for her. I also don't think that Blair loves the damaged part of Chuck. She is only with him and willing to give him a chance when he shows the signs of a decent human being capable of goodness. She prefers to see the best in Chuck the same way Dan prefers to see the best in Blair. Who is to say, using your argument, that Blair doesn't idealize Chuck?


I agree. The same storylines reappear again and again throughout literature because they obviously are based ion the way the human heart works. And also the comment about not being able to compare Blair with Austens heroines because they were goodhearted women is incorrect. The characters are formed based on societal norms at the time. Blair is a modern woman and we are more able to see women as flawed people rather than romanticised ideals. Besides she does have her lovely, goodhearted moments too.


@Ilovechair It should not be insulting to make an analogy between GG and Jane Austen because, as Simone said and I agree with her, they are stories, love stories. All the people who imagine GG's stories are writers, wether they do a good job or not. Of course the character's personalities aren't the same, it's a completely different space/time context. I do not seek a battle between Chair and Dair, I really couldn't care less about who Blair ends up with, as long as it makes sense. What I was simply trying to tell, is that Simone's argument was invalid, since the love story of Chuck and Blair is not like any other before, and that if the writers absolutely plan to put them together at the end, they need to make this story more believable and mature instead of always seeking the passionate side and once they do this, I'm sure even Dair fans would be satisfied with the ending. It's all about deep emotions, hence the Janes Austen analogy.


I actually like both Chair and Dair and as long as the choice is written well I genuinely don't mind who Blair ends up with. I think the comparison to literature is interesting and the grand passion of Chair does fit with Wuthering Heights, Marianne and Willoughby and so on and as much as I loved those books they aren't romances that are meant to last. My favourite literary pairing is Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Their initial dislike of each other changing as they got to know the real person matched with witty repartee. This is what Dair reminds me of. Both were judgemental of each other but slowly got to see the real person.


I am sorry, I know that your comment wasn't directed at me but I have to respond to it. I disagree with you because Blair is not the victim in this relationship. So she doesn't have to be saved by anyone. Nobody says that Chuck is perfect. He is not perfect at all but neither is Blair. I don't know if Chuck will sabotage Blair's wedding or not. But even if he does that Blair would do the same if it was the other way round. She did sabotage his relationship with Eva. So both of them are not good people. They both can be loyal and kind when they want to but they also have a dark side. And they are perfect for each other because they are both damaged characters who love each other for all they are, the good and the bad.
And Dair would never work because Dan's a good guy and he couldn't accept Blair's dark side. He idealizes her now but when he sees that she can be really mean and when he sees what she is capable of, his feelings will change.

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