Gossip Girl Review: Tag Teams and Takedowns

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What an hour. Gossip Girl aired its penultimate episode, "The Revengers,” this week and it took us viewers all over the place. There was scheming, crying, a possible death and even an arrest...

Bart, Bass & Beyond. Taking the stage in this installment was none other than the evil Bart Bass. Seriously, I have watched a lot of TV... even a lot of bad TV. These shows have been full of corrupt characters - but still, Bart takes the villainous cake. He possesses layers of evil and it doesn’t help that he is so smart with his crimes. Could you imagine having a father worse than BB? Yup, don’t think there is one.

Chuck continued his battle with his father and it finally started to peak interest again. These two had been having a tug of war for far too long. The fact that Bart would try to convince his son to leave the country and never come back is just crazy. What’s more crazy? The fact that he tried to kill his own child in a plane crash. 

Looks like this war is coming to an end. The scuffle between the Bass boys ended with Bart falling off the roof of the building where his Man of the Year party was still going on. Not that this hasn’t been entertaining, but I personally will be glad to get rid of the real Basshole.

Bartholomew Bass Photo

Like Father, Like Son. Nate, having played both teams of the Bass war, ended up in jail just like his Daddy. What kind of prison is this that his high school girlfriend could just pop in and talk to him? Regardless, it brought back The Captain and that's always enjoyable. Nate shared some sweet father/son moments and gave him the inspiration to move forward...with the help of Sage.

Nate still has all of research on the identity of Gossip Girl. Is he finally going to take her down? He better, and hopefully he will use Blair Waldorf and her b*tches. If not, at least his mug shot made it on to TMZ...

Best Team Ever. This isn’t the first time the friends of GG have teamed up for a serious scheme. But I must say, Blair and the girls were awesome. They did just enough to creep out Bart and all get along, even if for just one night. Not to mention, they all looked flawless. Sage has grown on me, Ivy’s raspy voice is always welcome (when she’s useful) and even Georgina was likable. 

The GG fans have made the Georgina argument as tension-filled as the Dair/Derena/Serenate/Chair fights. Is she a welcome character or is she just a little too nutty? Has she worn out her welcome in the UES? Most appearances by G are entertaining, but they have started to grow thin. Does anyone else think this or do you wish she had been a full time character throughout the series?

Dan On The Move. Humphrey is moving on up! Dan made the bold move to get an apartment in Serena’s building, after admitting he still loves her and going against Bart. Is it enough to get S to stay or is she really heading to the sunny skies of California? He slipped an envelope into her bags; has to be his nice Serena chapter, right?

Serena and Blair on GG

Will Derena get back together just in time for the show to come to an end? I hope so, or there are going to be some seriously angry shippers.

The End is Here. With only one episode left of the series, what can we expect from the writers? There have been Gossip Girl spoilers all over the place for the past several weeks. Looks like there may be some returning characters, some saying goodbye and maybe some saying something a little more important. Will Gossip Girl be revealed? Will Serena leave the UES side for good? Will Lily reappear? Will Serena really leave? Leaving behind her BFF would really put a hole in the heart of this show. 

It’s going to be a long week waiting for the series finale. This gives us time to look back at the Gossip Girl cast we’re getting ready to say goodbye too, as well as reliving the best Gossip Girl Quotes over the past six seasons.

Until then, sound off below and let us know what you thought of “The Revengers.” Did it live up to final season expectations or was it a let down considering there is only one episode remaining?

Check back for the Round Table of the week and make your predictions for the end of Gossip Girl! We've also posted the series finale promo below. Until next week, GG Fanatics. XOXO.


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OMG Chuck committed no crime by not reaching out to Bart. Seriously? The guy was trying to kill him, and he would have continued to do and and succeeded had Chuck attempted to save him. Duh.


That final scene was awesome!
I realize that some of you are teenagers and perhaps didn't grow up watching Get Smart, but you should still be able to appreciate satire.


hey...someone mentioned about a last 15mins being a twist and that the whole series was a novel written by Dan and i agree. Maybe there isnt any GG at all and ALL these stories were pages out of Dan Humphrey's novel so kinda didnt really happened. Possible, right? That's how u get all these cameo back, maybe it'll snap out of his imagination wayyyyyyy back in high school when serene first came back!


@b, If the spoiler is true, then the fans will not be divided for reasons that you said! Different surprise is going to happen, and it probably has to do with the end of episode 6x09, but we'll have to wait and see! Should not spoil the surprise!

Drea xoxo

@valerie it was addressed that his biological mother is elizabeth; bart paid her so to never reveal and obv she knew he was always alive. but his real mother is and forever will be Lily. its weird she cares more for him then she does her two BIOLOGICAL children smh but hey its the writers fou and the rhodes curse what can you do. @juilette you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone else but i am sorry i don't get as to why you are getting so heated over an OTT-made-for-tweens-not-to-be-taken-seriously-show i really can't fathom it but hey ho when in rome

Drea xoxo

'Blair telling Chuck she didn't want to be safe and that she only wanted to be with him pretty much sums up that horrid mess of a relationship for the past couple of seasons. It is self-explanatory and no brainer!' and again to you @j and others who share this view about morals and chuck a bad man IT IS ONLY A SHOW! SCRIPTED FOR TWEENS NOT IN ANY RELATION AFFILIATED WITH REAL PEOPLE OR A REFLECTION OF REAL LIFE. also how do we even know if bart didnt throw himself over? we never saw! and would you save someone who tried to kill you twice in the SAME DAY i lit can't you are all too funny keep it coming


These comments are even more funnier than the show itself. I'm going to miss reading them. Especially those that wax poetically about laws and being good humans and helping people when the country the UESers live in have laws that allow people to kill innocent people in real life. Lots of crap happens in real life. So if you are down for Dan telling the "truth". Then be okay with GG telling the truth. Rich boys really do behave like chuck bass and yes they even end up with the girl and the riches. Most of the old money families didn't get rich being kind and loving to people. Sorry but there are people in our real world who behave like every single one of those people on GG. Even faking deaths.


I can not stop LOLing at how they decided to kill off Bart...and I thought GG could not get any lower.


Maybe the twist is the reveal of gossip girl


I can't believe what I'm about to type but a spoiler I read said the twist in the final 15 minutes will divide fans more than the Dan Blair and Chuck triangle and the last scene with the music the back drop and G talking about Dan's movie deal I think the series is going to end up being a movie based on Dan's book I hope I'm wrong but I have a feeling I'm not

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Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 9 Quotes

Congratulations, you've officially joined the dark side.


I don't know how Claire Danes does this, it hurts my head.