Lost Episode Recap: “Follow the Leader”

Lost Episode Recap: “Follow the Leader”

On Wednesday’s episode of Lost, Locke, Ben and Sun seek out Richard Alpert’s advice in 2007. Back in the Me Decade, Jack and Kate help Eloise Hawking understand how she came to kill her own grown son. And Sawyer and Juliet’s cover is blown when that surveillance video comes back to haunt them. I’ll post a full recap later; in the meantime, use the space to share your thoughts on “Follow the Leader.”….read more

Lost Episode Recap: “The Variable”

Dan is a man with a plan. After weeks of questioning what exactly Daniel Faraday knows or doesn’t know, and whether or not we should trust him, Wednesday’s episode of Lost, the show’s 100th, gives us a peek into that complicated brainiac’s melon, and what we find out is scary to contemplate. It seems that Daniel wants to prevent the folks at the Swan station from drilling, because it will release a dangerous amount of electromagnetic energy, killing many and launching a series of events that will eventually cause the crash of Oceanic 815. To counter this, Faraday thinks the best course of action is to detonate a hydrogen bomb. Come again, Daniel… while I pick up the pieces of what was once my staggeringly capable brain, read on! Namaste, y’all! Let’s get the Daniel backstory out of the way before we cover Operation Boom-Boom Island Bye-Bye, shall we? (Brain not quite working still. With any luck, my college roommate wasn’t lying when he told me that Newcastle Brown Ale contains important brain-enhancement properties.) Onward!….read more

Gossip Girl Season Finale Spoilers: Prom, Graduation & Chuck and Blair!

This season’s final two episodes will make [Chuck and Blair fans] very happy. Source: The Ausiello Files

Episode 2.25: The Goodbye Gossip Girl (Season finale) Airdate: May 18, 2009

You made a potentially sarcastic remark about Gossip Girl‘s Serena and Nate happening. I need to know if there is anything to that remark, because I am more hopeful than I should be about Serenate finding their way back together. Please help! MICKEY: I will downgrade my previous sarcastic remark to say that the possibility of Serenate is alive and well through the end of the season. But Serena’s season-finale suitor is someone entirely different — and surprising. If it’s a happy ending you’re looking for, forget it. Though Blair hears some magic words, her fall is looking increasingly shrouded in dread. Welcome to NYU, B.!Source: TV Guide Online

‘Gossip Girl’ Season 2 Finale Preview: Blair and Chuck Finally'Gossip Girl' Season 2 Finale Preview: Blair and Chuck Finally

‘Gossip Girl’ will wrap it up next Monday with a bunch of cliffhangers, including the ‘finally’ moment of Chuck and Blair.

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image” will momentarily sign off from updating the scandal of Upper East Siders after Monday, May 18 episode. But before that, Blair and Chuck will heat things up with their complicated relationship that reaches the level of “tell me you love me”. In the episode called “The Goodbye Gossip Girl”, Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at the Constance Billard and St. Jude’s graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony, stirring Serena to come up with a plan of attack. The Mean Girls challenge Jenny to throw her hat in the ring to succeed Blair as Queen Bee next year. Lily and Rufus struggle to repair their relationship after Lily’s betrayal. It had been reported that the long-lost lovechild of them will show up his face in this episode. The character named Scott is played by actor Chris Riggi. As for the cliffhangers, Blair and Chuck finally…and Serena is shocked by…and Georgina decides to…and Dan, Nate and Vanessa unknowingly… and it all happens in the series’ climactic season finale.

Gossip Girl, Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester Anything you can share about the Gossip Girl finale? You know how we saw those Gossip Girl set photos where Blair kissed both Chuck and Nate on the street? One of them was a total fake-out. Teehee! In other finale news, Little J comes into her own (and there’s a nice rapprochement between her and Blair), Gossip Girl calls Nate a whore, you won’t realize Lily-Rufus spawn is already there until the very last minute and there’s a hint that several familiar background faces might become recurring or even regular characters in season three. (We’ll tell you more about the realistic prospects for those recurrences after you’ve all seen the finale on May 18.) Source: Kristin on E!Online

What can you tell us about the Gossip Girl finale? Chuck and Blair! What else is there to say? OK, how about that the spawn of Rufus and Lily will be played by an unknown—extrapolate from that what you will about said spawn’s future on the show. (Of course, nobody had ever heard of Jessica Szohr before G.G., and now she’s a big star with endorsement deals and everything.) Source: Kristin on E!Online

Does Serena do any damage to Gossip Girl when she tries to out her in the G.G. finale?
No, not really. Gossip Girl escapes Serena’s attack relatively unscathed—but then again, nobody effs with Kristen Bell and gets away with it. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Gossip Girl sends out a damaging email blast during St. Jude and Constance Billard’s commencement ceremony; Rufus and Lily try to repair their relationship. Source: SpoilerTV

Gossip Girl – Episode 2.25 – The Goodbye Gossip Girl – Synopsis

“GOSSIP GIRL” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“The Goodbye Gossip Girl” (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)

GRADUATION, GOSSIP GIRL DRAMA AND CLIFFHANGERS GALORE! — Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at the Constance Billard and St. Jude’s graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony, stirring Serena (Blake Lively) to come up with a plan of attack. The Mean Girls (guest stars Yin Chang, Nicole Fiscella, Amanda Setton and Dreama Walker) challenge Jenny (Taylor Momsen) to throw her hat in the ring to succeed Blair (Leighton Meester) as Queen Bee next year. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) struggle to repair their relationship after Lily’s betrayal. As for the cliffhangers, Blair and Chuck (Ed Westwick) finally…and Serena is shocked by…and Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) decides to…and Dan (Penn Badgley), Nate (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) unknowingly….and it all happens in the series’ climactic season finale. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Joshu! a Saffran (#225). Source: CW

The season finale revolves around the gang trying to smoke out Gossip Girl. (Michael Ausiello)

[Serena] uncovers the identity of someone connected to GG, but not GG herself. Source: The Ausiello Files

I’m hearing there will be multiple cliffhangers, one of which may include an appearance by Rufus and Lily’s presumed-dead love child. Source: The Ausiello Files

Gossip Girl – Episode 2.25 – The Goodbye Girl – Promotional Photos

Source: GG Fan

Episode 2.24: Valley Girls (Spin-off episode) Airdate: May 11, 2009

In a flashback to the 80s, 17-year-old Lily Rhodes ([guest star Britanny] Snow) gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to Los Angeles, reconnecting with her parents, Rick ([guest star Andrew] McCarthy) and Cece (guest star Cynthia Watros, “Lost”), and sister, Carol ([guest star Krysten] Ritter). Back in present day, Blair and Nate attend prom together, but the evening doesn’t turn out exactly as planned and Chuck has a little something to do with that. Serena and Lily don’t see eye-to-eye over Serena’s recent run-in with the law. No Doubt performs in the episode as an 80s band called “Snowed Out.” Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr and Matthew Settle also star. Source: The CW

Chuck does not try and sabotage Blair’s campaign for prom queen. It’s actually just the opposite. (Michael Ausiello)

Dan and Serena end up going together, but as friends, not lovers. Source: The Ausiello Files

I know it’s not really called Lily, but is there anything new to spill on the spinoff? Actually E! News just caught up with the older version of Lily, Kelly Rutherford, and she shared an awesome-sounding bit of info on the tentatively titled show: “I just went in recently did a bit of a voice-over, like a Wonder Years kind of thing where I’m looking back on my life. I don’t know if they’ll use it, but I was able to see some of it, and it looked fantastic.” So there you have it! Gossip Girl plus Wonder Years equals amazing! Source: Kristin on E!Online

Preview of ‘Gossip Girl’ 2.24: Valley Girls

This would be the ‘Gossip Girl’ episode that provides a backdoor pilot for its spin-off when young Lily van der Woodsen had a run-in with the law.

Preview of 'Gossip Girl' 2.24: Valley Girls Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image It was way back when Lily van der Woodsen was known as her maiden name Rhodes. Next week on ““, it’s a backdoor pilot for the show’s spin-off which is tentatively titled ““. There will be a lot of flash backs to the ’80s where Lily was just a 17-year-old living in Los Angeles after being kicked out of boarding school. In the May 11 episode, young Lily tries to reconnect with her parents, Rick (Andrew McCarthy) and Cece (), and sister, Carol (). She will later leave the comfort of living a luxurious life to crash in with her sister in downtown L.A. leads the cast as Lily Rhodes. Back in present day, Blair and Nate attend prom together, but the evening doesn’t turn out exactly as planned and Chuck has a little something to do with that. Serena and Lily don’t see eye-to-eye over Serena’s recent run-in with the law.
guest star in the episode as a fictional ’80s band called Snowed Out. They will perform a cover of Adam and the Ants’ “Stand and Deliver” which No Doubt had performed on their live set at Bamboozle Festival over the weekend.

‘Gossip Girl’ spin off: Exec producer Stephanie Savage tells us what to expect

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Lily van der Woodsen. During tonight’s “Gossip Girl” hour, we’re flashing back more than 25 years to her teenage days, and if all goes well, those flashbacks will morph into a whole new spin off series this September. Sounds exciting to me, so I decided to bother executive producer Stephanie Savage with a bunch of questions about it…

80s. Love it. Already on board. But exactly what year will things begin, will we know?
We’re going to try and be somewhat vague about that, just so we don’t get trapped in nitpicking, but we’re starting somewhere around 1983. The idea is that it’s Lily in high school, so we wanted to give it a nice long run before it turns into the 90s when she’d be meeting Rufus.

The “Gossip Girl” episode during which Lily made a list of all the men she’d slept with… should we have been pausing our DVRs and looking closely at that list? Any of those guys going to pop up should the show go to series in the fall?
Well the names on that list were mostly our crew members’ names, and that’s largely just for legal reasons. A lot of the guys that would have been on Lily’s list, that are on the list in her mind, are guys that are older and have families now and they don’t necessarily want to be associated with Lily’s past. But we’ll still be telling those stories, definitely.

How would you describe the tone of the show? Comparable to “Fast Times”? “Valley Girl”? “Less Than Zero”?
SS: It’s kind of, I think, a combination of all of those. We definitely didn’t want it to be joke-y and campy and we worked really hard, and I think succeeded — knock on wood — in terms of the fashion and the music and the production design, to make something that felt fun, definitely, but also grounded in a reality where we could tell dramatic stories. So you’re not, like, having an emotional scene where you’re [distracted by] their makeup or their ponytail or their shoulder pads. We wanted to keep the show aspirational, in terms of the clothes and the music. Young women who watch “Gossip Girl” to get ideas about fashion will also want to watch this to get ideas about fashion. They’ll be slightly different ideas, but it still feels aspirational and like something that you’d want to be a part of, rather than make fun of. And we hope we can turn people on to music that they don’t know, or movies or TV shows that they may have heard of, but never really watched.

Not going to lie, I’m psyched for the fashion.
When we were shooting it, we were looking around at each other going, Oh my God, my hair is so flat, I have no volume, my clothes are really boring, I have to work on my accessories.

And what about the music, will it be more mainstream 80s or edgy…?
Well both, we definitely have different worlds represented in our show. The Los Angeles punk scene is represented. And then there are the more obvious KROQ radio hits. Jumping between these two worlds is important to the show. Lily is living with her sister in the Valley and kind of hanging out in the punk rock scene, but she and her sister come from a wealthy family and their parents are more aligned with a Pacific Palisades/Beverly Hills/Malibu, “Less Than Zero” world. So her struggle, kind of as it is in “Gossip Girl,” is to try and figure out what kind of world she wants to be in.

Will the music include songs that were actually recorded and released in the 80s or will you be using new bands that have kind of an 80s sound and feel to them?
SS: The music that the characters are listening to will be true to the period. But we definitely want to use newer music that has an 80s feel to it as well. And we also want to have new bands who can kind of do cameos as a period band.

Anyone you have your eye on?
Well, in our first pilot episode that is going to air as part of “Gossip Girl” [tonight], we have “No Doubt.” They are playing “Snowed Out,” their fictional 80s counterparts!

Love it. Last thing, I have to know, if the show gets picked up, are you really going to cast actors to play the 80s versions of “O.C.” characters Jimmy Cooper and Kirsten Nichol?
I don’t think it would be a huge part of the show, but it’s always been in the back of our minds that Lily’s character comes from California and, coming from Montecito, she may have crossed paths with our Newport Beach characters. They grew up around the same time. And it’s something we’re able to do because Warner Brothers and [executive producer] Josh [Schwartz] control those characters, so we can bring them to life if we chose to do that. It could be a lot of fun…

Actor Cast as Love Child of Lily and Rufus in ‘Gossip Girl’

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

Chris Riggi will play the half brother of Serena and Dan and appears on the season finale of ‘Gossip Girl’ on May 18.

Actor Cast as Love Child of Lily and Rufus in 'Gossip Girl'
See larger image The story of Lily van der Woodsen and Rufus Humphrey’s love child in “” has not ended yet. An actor has been cast to be the half brother of Dan and Serena, and the character will be debuted for the first time in the season finale, airing May 18. Chris Riggi, who had cameo roles in “” and “The Guiding Light”, has been hired to play Scott, the long-lost secret child of Lily and Rufus. E! Online who had the exclusive story, said that the return of Scott would be “a major grenade” in the Lily-Rufus relationship. The existence of the lovechild was first introduced in the January episode called “Gone with the Will”. Rufus sought the truth about a child he never knew and discovered that Lily ran away from their relationship in the past because she gave birth to a son overseas. The baby was adopted by a suburban family and the adoptive parents said that he died out of sailing accident but the truth came out that he was indeed alive and is coming to Upper East Side. The finale will air on The CW Monday, May 18. Meanwhile, the May 11 episode has got a new sneak peek where a prom party is held and the queen and king are nominated.

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