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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@GGfan5
Well I still watch Gossip Girl out of habit and becaused I adored the first two seasons of this show. About the crazy Chair fans. It was not meant as an insult but more like a way to discribe my frustation. I'm not interested in this shipping thing and Chair is not really important to me. But was bothered me was the obvious plot hole and people obviously ignoring it cause they're biased by their shipping preferences. It was a plot hole because a character commited a crime by letting another person die. It was also a plot hole because Chuck always proclaimed to be better than his father and then he let him die not without shouting some angry words at him like an insulted little child. If the writers wanted to show that Chuck has became the same as Bart then they suceed. If they tried to make Chuck look like a hero who risked his life to fight his awful father and then suceed by letting him falling of the building then they failed.

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Well I think it's really futile to have morality arguments about a teen show like GG. I think it's only really hypocratic of some people to critisize Dan for his publishings and then actually defend the upper east siders for what they did. I guess it's because Dan's the outsider and the other ones are the glamouros people living in this world. Probably most viewers like the glamouros people more and so they actually like to oversee what they're doing or even praising them for it. Dan's just the mean outsider who tries to get in their world. And shame on him that he published the truth in his exposes.

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@Em- I couldn't have said it any better.

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@Juliette I see your point about bias/hypocrisy in the fandom and you're absolutely correct in some instances. But you do get Chair fans who have loved Dan's story this season and love Dan in general (and don't hate on him for telling his version of events). I'm only pointing it out because I am a case in point :)

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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! About Chuck or Blair "killing" his dad: You have a duty to be a proper human being and at least try to help someone. It's called the crime of omission and you can be tried for 1st degree murder if you have the ability to help someone and you choose not to.
But on the other hand, if you don't know what to do, like one of your examples was a brain aneurism, unless you're a brain surgeon that person is most likely going to die- you can't really do anything, it's just their number. And what I could tell they both could have done something - Verdict: Guilty as charged!

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@Vito
You have every right to complain about the plot holes and bad writing. If you feel that way though, why do you still watch? I am one of those "crazy" Chair shippers. In real life should these two ever be together, hell no. It is a show and when they're not completely making these two look like idiots, they have good on-screen chemistry. It's fun to watch, and I wish the writers would have handled the story better, but it is, what it is.

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How is Chuck not giving Bart a hand a plot hole? It's the kind of situation where you don't know what you'd do unless your in it. Based on the situation and the preceding events they made the beat decision

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It seems futile to have morality arguments about GG. All the characters have done bad things (some certainly worse than others) and there really is no message about morality in the whole show. In the real world, most people wouldn't let another person fall off a roof, most people wouldn't fiddle with their account numbers, and most people wouldn't publish mean things about their loved ones (I am only singling those things out because they are recent and topical, I'm aware that other shameful things have been done on GG by other characters as well). It's okay for a TV show to break those rules because it isn't real and NO ONE should take any life lessons away from it.

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Yeah let's just bash the people who actually saw the plot holes and tell them to shut up. As long as one's favourite couple end up together, who cares if the show is poorly written and portray characters in an inappropiate manner. Well it's just a tv show. You don't have to watch and it's not like we live in a democracy where you can express your opinion.

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Very bittersweet. Only one episode left. In the six seasons the most three memorable events about GG are 3) NYC 2) Bart Bass dying for real. And the number one memorable event 1) Chuck and Blair getting married!

Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 9 Quotes

Congratulations, you've officially joined the dark side.

Serena

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

Nate
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