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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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (841 Votes)

Yes, Chuck should have reached for him and if Chuck was an actual real person, he would have. Even though he would have been signing his death certificate, if he would actually have been able to save him. The thing is though, Chuck is not a real person. Blame the damn writers, who wrote that stupidity. It's all over next week, so all you complainers who say that the show sucks, but still continue to watch, can finally shut up. If a show gets to stupid to watch, then I stop watching it. While the show has gone in some very weird directions, I still find it somewhat entertaining.


In my opinion, Chuck and Blair, made the right decision. I do not understand why people think Chuck or Blair for that matter, should've been the better person and helped Bart. He murdered at least two people just to keep his shady dealings secret, threatened both of them and their loved ones, and tried to have his son killed. Had either one of them showed Bart any compassion he would have pulled them down with him


Wow now the crazy Chair fans even come with their 'you don't have to watch' defense. Why aren't people allowed to critizise obvious plot holes and bad writing ? And to quote the one above me
''Bart was the one who tried to push Chuck off the roof!
and when he skipped the blow, Bart fell off...''
Chuck still had time to save him. There was no self defense anymore when Bart was on the verge of falling down the building. There is no law that allows you to watch people dying without helping them. In fact there is this law called 'duty to rescue', so you have to save them. And Chuck didn't kill him directly but letting him die is pretty much the same. All the people are so desillusioned by this big Chair lovestory that they are willing to oversee anything.


The only thing more unbelievable than season six is the ratings this site gives it. Good lord.


Chuck isn't a murderer!
Bart was the one who tried to push Chuck off the roof!
and when he skipped the blow, Bart fell off...
Why would Chuck help him climb up? so that Bart could push him again?
there's no crime! there's even a law that absolves you of murder if you can prove that you did it in self defence, exactly what chuck did...


How convenient it is for Chair fans to just say : It's a show when Chuck does something bad. But the minute Dan writes one bad word on his friends then it's like : Worst human being ever!


@Moz, Thanks for quoting me, but this is not real life, but TV soap! Of course it's a cliche in question, but that Chuck could reconcile with his father is need another 3-4 episodes which do not exist! And that's it, who do not like does not have to look!


@ Moz, you don't HAVE to watch....Chuck already tried to save his father when he fought for him to get him out of "hiding". So.... Does anybody know what song is played when Blair is watching the news about the plane crash and Dan does his speech and introduces Chuck?


So this was the penultimate episode. Chuck letting his father die in order to achieve his goals. What a great character developement. Of course Chuck could have reach out to save his FATHER but no. The potential that his FATHER could have pulled him under is a good excuse to watch him falling of the building. And yeah Chuck didn't kill anyone just let them died. So of course he is the better man. Chuck just wanted to get what belonged to him. He just wanted the company that his FATHER founded in order to fulfill a pact he made up with Blair. Yay Bart died. So now Chuck and Blair can finally be together again after Chuck decided that his ego is satisfied. Hurray to the last season. The writing was never better and more cliché.


Certainly not forget Blair and her assistants - Serena, Georgina, Sage and Ivy, who played a key role in the destruction of Bart! Another proof that when Serena and others join together become unstoppable! Finally Serena and Blair forgive each other and reconcile, proving once again that on the UES sisterhood is still alive and kicking!

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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.