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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I hope it's Dan. That would be the literal meaning of the ultimative insider.


so who's gossip girl? any suggestions?


First of all, let me tell something, watching the show and not liking it is our choice. Expressing our opinion is our choice. Of course it's not reality(no really?), but the show has gone from being 'unbelievable' to just being offensive, trowing things like physical violence and murdering someone as just something that happens...If I want to watch some of the pathetic soap operas I will...I'm overall disappointed and tired of it...This show has to end.(and it did since season 3)


First of all those of you who really think the show has become such bs why do you even bother watching?! I do agree that storylines have become very weak and there are a lot of problems with their plot lines but we have all spent 6 years watching and enjoying some of the characters and episodes, therefore just appreciate the fact that despite its ruining moments it had many good ones, and to be honest to me one the major issues was that episodes were written by different writers that's why there's been such huge discrepancies between stories and plot lines... Anyway good or bad the series is over! I enjoyed watching the ut and the the beautiful people and exquisite clothing the main actors also did a really good job! And no one can ever look this good in any suit he's ever been put into as ed westwick did!




It's shame that the writers can't give GG the final season that it deserved. This show was one of the most provocative and inspiring shows that has been aired as teen drama. The clothes were great, the characters flawless, the parties fancy and the plots were hot. Now is has not only become a caricature of itslf but also a burning ship that is ready to sink.


Let's say the show has hit a low point when they played that ridiculious music in the background while a person was falling of a building and two idiots were standing there watching it. And to top all of this, the scene was actually meant to be dramatic and serious. No slapstick or comedy but for real.


the show should have cut off season 2 finale because from season 3 it all started to go downhill. my favorite show. there's never going to be a show like GG ever again. i basically grew up... through highskl and university watching this show. and i feel lik for a long while... the writers have not done justice to these characters and to us faithful fans. the show is finally ending... but i feel lik it's been coming to an end for quite a while.i wonder if there will ever be a cast lik this... where i love all characters. :(


Take the show and the events for what the writers intended Chuck is the hero and Bart the villain. Logic has never been the shows strong suit


chuck and blair basically killed bart bass. they didn't do it by a positive action. but they did it by an omission. they were in a position to save a life and they chose not to. of course that's morally wrong. no argument about it. but with that being said. bart bass dying is the only logical way of solving everyone's problems. it's just a tv show so everyone should not get worked up over it. at first, i was really disappointed, especially in blair. i feel like blair's character would have saved bart. if there was more than 1 episode to go, then maybe bart would have been saved & would have had an epiphany & became the ideal father figure chuck has always deserved. but this late in the game, i think the writers did the only thing they could've done... kill him off. i'm not happy about it. but atleast the ending we've all been waiting for is going to finally happy in the finale. thank goodness and good riddance. GG has gone from bad to worse. the show should have cut off season 2 finale. because from season 3 it all went downhill from there.

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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.