Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW Much like grief, I dealt with last night’s Gossip Girl season finale in stages. First, I was flummoxed. Oh, the twists and scandals! Then, I was angry and annoyed… I’ll let you know what comes next when I get there. It’s safe to say I’m on the fence, but let’s take a closer look. [Seriously, stop reading now if you haven’t watched the show yet.]
Quick fix in case you’re catching a train to the suburbs after shaming yourself and those around you: Little J gave her big V to Chuck, but more (vomit) on that later. Dorota and Vanya welcomed a baby. Dan learned he fathered a baby (…we think), and Georgina’s the mom. Queen B headed for Paris for the summer accompanied by a Cheeto in a very pretty dress. Nate stole Chuck’s little black book so he could have a rebound threesome, and some mugger stole Chuck’s would-have-been engagement ring for Blair before shooting him, leaving him bleeding on the street.
Now rewind and slow-mo: We began knowing crap was going to hit the fan faster than you could buy New Moon on Pay-per-view as soon as we saw Georgina (apparently auditioning for the live-action version of Smurfette) arriving at Grand Central. Never a good sign. Also not a good sign? Waking up next to Jenny Humphrey wearing only your girlfriend’s favorite nightshirt and knee socks, which is the precarious position Nate Archibald found himself in. Nothing happened, but the same can’t be said for Jenny’s bed time with Chuck, which happened after heartbroken Chuck thought Blair had stood him up at the Empire State Building. She actually just arrived late, delayed because of the aforementioned birth. Chuck didn’t know that and left forlorn, ready to climb into the first gangly arms that would welcome him. Nit-pick: I understand dramatic storytelling, but for a series completely based off cell phone communication, would it not have made sense to drop the love of your life a call or text to let him know you’d be late? Ugh.
Moving on, my (and what I anticipate to be your) gripes with the Jenny and Chuck hookup fit into one of these categories: Either you’re disgusted that Jenny would sleep with Bass-hat after he tried to rape her in season 1, or you’re disgusted at the thought of Jenny sleeping with Chuck period. Nevermind. I won’t make you choose. Let’s just call this bad form all around. And just when we thought the Campaign to Make Everyone Hate Jenny Humphrey needed no more ammo, it further solidified my support after JHump blasted a picture of her brother and Serena in bed together. (They were just sleeping… after sharing a kiss. Ugh.) Jenny’s story ended for the season with a major Blair verbal whipping, what might have been a demonic omen (or a severe case of runny raccoon eyes), and with parentals Humphrey taking the advice of Wise Gay Teen and “[sending her] crazy ass away.”
On the Dan and Serena front, the wisest voiceover on TV summed up that troubling development best, saying of the possibly budding couple: “What makes them actually great together is when they’re supposed to be with other people.” And as much as I’d be inclined to agree (because as much as I hate both of them, they’re entirely tolerable together), I just can’t let it go that they’re related. Bit much for me. But I doubt this Serena/Dan thing will last long in the new season, seeing as how Dan’s fathered the devil’s child. I anticipate Serena will stay Nate-less, seeing as how he had his hands (quite literally) full.
Oddly enough, for what really should have been the highlight of the episode, the Chuck and Blair storyline was pretty unsatisfying. I had high hopes for the Empire State meeting but was let down — and a little irritated. Then to end the season with Chuck shot trying to save Blair’s GORGEOUS engagement ring from being stolen by random hooligans was (like many things in the episode) too much B.S. to take.
High marks are awarded for the ouster of Jenny and the two-episode absence of Vanessa. My advice for next season: Let’s keep Vanessa on e-mail and Jenny in a land far, far, away. Save Chuck. Keep the parents on the back burner. Let Holier than Thou Dan be the father of Rosemary’s baby (because he needs some scandal). Let Serena regain her human skin color. And please let Blair be happy. With anyone.
I can’t decide, PopWatchers. I think I’ll have to come to terms with the mixed feelings I have about this finale. Le sigh. But that’s juts me. We all know what really counts… yes, yes that’s you. So tell me: What did you think of the episode and the season? Don’t be gentle (…just civil).
Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW
SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…
Another season finale. Another blind item mystery solved. I can now confirm that Georgina’s top-secret baby bump — revealed in the closing minutes of tonight’s Gossip Girl‘s finale — was the out-of-the-blue pregnancy shocker at the center of my March 22 brain teaser. But the news that Dan’s going to be a papa was just one of several OMG! moments in the season-ender (Chuck shot! Dan still loves Serena! Jenny banished to suburbia!). Luckily, exec producer Stephanie Savage agreed to a little post-climax Q&A to help make sense of what went down and preview what’s to come.
My first question: Were those Taylor Momsen’s real tears?
STEPHANIE SAVAGE: Yes. I wasn’t there on the day they shot that, but that’s what it really looks like if a girl with raccoon eyes cries that much. There was nothing we could do.
How long will Jenny be gone for?
SAVAGE: I’d rather not say.
Will she be a changed person when she returns?
SAVAGE: Yes. What happens in the finale has a real impact on Jenny.
Safe to say Blair/Chuck are far from over?
SAVAGE: That is correct.
But how does she forgive him for sleeping with Jenny?
SAVAGE: [Chuck getting shot] is significant enough that it creates some space for them to, if not exactly rekindle their romance right away, at least find a humanity in each other. She doesn’t forgive him immediately. But it’s a significant enough event to recalculate things.
So the Jenny thing is not irreparable?
SAVAGE: It’s Chuck and Blair. It’s always going to be a wild ride. And that’s the thing. I believe personally that their love for each other is really strong. They are going to encounter incredible obstacles over the course of their time together and the question is whether or not they’re strong enough to make it through.
It’s been announced that Ed Westwick will be traveling to Paris with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to shoot scenes for the season premiere. Does that mean Chuck was wearing a bullet-proof vest or something?
SAVAGE: Ed will definitely be filming in Paris with us this summer. That’s all I can confirm. Don’t rule out flashbacks. And we’ve been visited by ghosts before.
Let’s talk about the baby bombshell. Was it always your plan for Georgina to come back pregnant?
SAVAGE: Yes. We did the math on her leaving town. We sent her away and we were like, “Hmm… that could work out well.” The last gesture I made to [Michelle] when she went away was I mimed a belly bump so she had something to look forward to when she came back.
Does Mercy‘s cancellation mean we’ll get more Georgina next season?
SAVAGE: It certainly opens the door to expanding her role. We just got the news a few days ago so we’re still in process of figuring out how it affects our plans. We love Michelle and Georgie and would welcome both of them spending much more time with us.
Dan was planning to follow Serena to Paris when he was interrupted by Georgina. Safe to say the Dan/Serena love story is…
SAVAGE: … reactivated. Sorting through that is going to become a larger story.
Gossip Girl Season 4 DETAILS
Source: TPI News
Gossip Girls season 3 is over and fans are already seeking what is going to happen in the next season. Is Chuck alive? Is Georgina going to have Dan’s baby? Are some of the questions asked by fans of the show.
Well, without giving up Gossip Girl spoilers of the story, we have a few details about the Gossip Girl season 4, which is set to be premiered this coming fall and will end in 2011.
Georgina will have a more prominent role in the series and will have an ongoing story regarding a hidden agenda. It has been also divulged that Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr will not appear on a number of episodes for season 4.
It also seems Paris, France will be a new location for the show since Serena and Blair ran away to that country.
‘Gossip Girl,’ Season 3 Finale, ‘Last Tango, Then Paris’: TV Recap
‘Gossip Girl,’ Season 3 Finale, ‘Last Tango, Then Paris’: TV Recap
By WSJ Staff
- The CW
Old habits die hard, as the season finale of ”Gossip Girl” demonstrates. The bit of drama that sets the episode in motion involves a sleepover between Serena and Dan. Barely a kiss is exchanged but the intimate encounter between the former lovers is enough to upend everyone’s world. Little J continues to be a little schemer, snapping a pic of S and Dan and blasting it out via Gossip Girl. Is there fallout? Natch.
Nate is upset. Dan questions his relationship with Vanessa and re-examines his feelings for Serena. And when Dan tells Rufus that Jenny is out of control, his response is to send her packing to her mom in the burbs. Crestfallen, Little J turns to Chuck, who thinks he’s been jilted by Blair once again (B failed to show at a rendezvous atop the Empire State Building). The two sleep together, only to be interrupted post-coital by Blair. Turns out B was at the hospital watching Dorota give birth, and was so moved the experience she decided to get back with Chuck.
The Dorota subplot is the excuse to get everyone in one place, though it stretches credulity. Last time we checked, the Richistans of Park Avenue and their friends didn’t show up at the hospital to usher in the hired help’s next of kin. It’s while at the hospital that Dan finds out Chuck took his sis’ virginity (that’s right, Little J was an innocent after all). Meanwhile, Chuck, having managed to avoid being caught, is about to propose to Blair when Dan bursts in, sucker punches him and demands he confess to what happened. The fact that Chuck slept with B’s mortal enemy is too much even for this twisted love. She basically tells Chuck it’s over. What’s a rich girl do to get over a heartbreak? Go to Paris. And since S is currently and perennially unemployed, she decides to come along.
In the final scene, we see Humphrey, hopeless romantic that he is, checking out flights to France online, only to be interrupted by Georgina. I have a surprise for you, she says, turning to reveal a very pregnant-looking belly. Could one of his boys reached the endzone during his ill-advised fling with Georgina so long ago? We wouldn’t wish such a fate on our worst enemy.
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The best part about Gossip Girls is that it always keeps you guessing and the interest in the show always remains at the peak for the viewers.
Even when we think that we are smart enough to figure out what will happen the next, the writers always manages to make us pleasantly surprised.
All the episodes had enough drama and suspense to shock the viewers.
Among the different characters of Gossip Girls, the character of Chuck Bass as the flamboyant, spoilt, rich brat has always been extremely popular. His on/off relationship with Blair has served as a major storyline of this drama series.
In the season finale “Last Tango, Then Paris”, Bass gets shot by two muggers who wanted to steal his engagement ring. This was the same ring he had earlier offered to Blair.
However, she had refused it after discovering that he had slept with Jenny Humphrey. The episode ended with Chuck lying on the street and it is still not clear whether he will survive or breathe his last.
The extremely fatal accident of Bass has drawn some extreme reactions from all over the world, with fans claiming that his death will break their hearts.