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Gossip Girl: The Goodbye Gossip Girl (season finale)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 18th 2009 9:01PM
Gossip Girl (S02E25) "Gossip Girl's going down!" - Serena

It's no surprise that the Gossip Girl season finale was filled with shocking moments, lies and backstabbing, since that's what the series is all about. What was particularly interesting was Serena's quest to expose Gossip Girl since, let's admit it, we are curious to know who s/he really is. We got hints and tidbits of whom it could be, but no real lead.

One thing is for sure, GG will continue to blog about the gang even if they are going to college and even if some of them will not be going to the same college.

Things we've learned about Gossip Girl:

  • It's likely that the person was in high school with the gang, as GG started to blog when the lead characters started Grade 9.
  • It's more than likely that GG is the same age as the cast since she blogged that she would be following the gang through their college years.
It's not much, but if those hints are accurate, it narrows down the field a lot. Then again, maybe GG is an adult that is involved in one of the teens' lives ... Some fans think that Dorotea may be GG hiding under a maid's uniform. She is really close to Blair and her friends, and Blair confides a lot in her. Thoughts?

The bombs that GG dropped during the episode didn't really surprise me. It's stuff that we, the viewers, already knew. It was interesting, though, to see how the characters react to those bombshells. I was glad the characters decided to sort of kiss and make up in the end, since all of them have flaws and I didn't want them to be at odds at the start of the season, especially since they will be in a new setting, which will provide enough drama to start with.

What I didn't see coming was the ending with Georgina. I was expecting to see Georgina at some point this week since they had to somewhat wrap up her "I'm going to take care of Poppy" storyline. What I didn't forsee is Georgina deciding to attend NYU and asking to be roomates with her BFF Blair. Oh the sparks it will create next season when Blair finds out who her roommate is! I wonder if it means that Michelle Trachtenberg will now be a series regular. The series did try to make her one last season, but the deal fell through. Could both parties have come to an agreement, meaning that we will see evil Georgina shack up with ex-Queen Bee Blair all of next season!?

I'm satisfied with Lily and Rufus getting engaged and the Humphreys moving in with the Van Der Woodsens. It will help keep the characters closer together, especially since the main teens will be split up. If I understood correctly:

  • Blair, Dan, Vanessa and Georgina are going to NYU.
  • Serena is going to Brown.
  • Nate is going to Columbia.
  • Chuck will not go to college and take care of Bass Industries.
Even if Jenny kept saying she wanted to destroy the Queen Bee order at school, now that she has the powerful headband, it looks like she'll sit on the throne and take charge. It wouldn't surprise me if that power consumes her and that she becomes a Blair 2.0.

In case you didn't connect the dots, the Scott character Dan, Nate and Vanessa met in the coffee shop is Lily and Rufus' thought-dead lovechild. We did see that he had a newspaper clip about them, but it went by really fast. It'll be interesting to see where this will go next season, especially since his adoptive parents didn't want him to know his real parents. Lily will also have more drama coming her way if Serena does indeed find her father in Fiji and brings him back home. If that happens, will it mean the end of Rufus and Lily?

Overall, I thought Season 2 of Gossip Girl was really interesting and action packed. Most characters grew up a lot, and the series found its drive. I can't wait to see next season, especially since they'll embark on a new adventure: college.

Out of 5, being the highest, how would you rate this season?
5432 (55.5%)
4239 (30.7%)
367 (8.6%)
216 (2.1%)
110 (1.3%)
015 (1.9%)


Gossip Girl' Show & Cast Photos

    Actress Leighton Meester attends the Gotham Magazine Leighton Meester cover party at Marquee on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

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    Actress Leighton Meester attends the Gotham Magazine Leighton Meester cover party at Marquee on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage.com

    Leighton Meester attends the Gotham Magazine/Leighton Meester Event sponsored by Jose Cuervo Platino at Marquee Nightclub on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Brian Ach/WireImage.com

    Leighton Meester attends the Gotham Magazine/Leighton Meester Event sponsored by Jose Cuervo Platino at Marquee Nightclub on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Brian Ach/WireImage.com

    Leighton Meester attends the Gotham Magazine/Leighton Meester Event sponsored by Jose Cuervo Platino at Marquee Nightclub on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Brian Ach/WireImage.com

    Leighton Meester attends a Gotham Magazine celebration at Marquee on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic.com

    Leighton Meester attends a Gotham Magazine celebration at Marquee on September 27, 2008 in New York City.

    Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic.com

    Blake Lively on location for "Gossip Girl" on September 22, 2008 in New York City.

    Bobby Bank/WireImage.com

    Cynthia Sparer, Dr. Herbert Pardes, Leighton Meester, Alex Cohen and Pamela W. Barnes attend the Kids for Kids celebrity carnival benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory on September 20, 2008 in New York City.

    Jason Kempin/WireImage.com

    Actress Leighton Meester attends the Kids for Kids celebrity carnival benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory on September 20, 2008 in New York City.

    Jason Kempin/WireImage.com

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Sigma982

Personally, I don't think they'll ever reveal the identity of GG. Her identity is not an essential part of the show, so they'll probably just tease it every now and then as a way to move a story line here and there...keep it intriguing, but never use it as an absolute "hook" to keep an audience.

May 19 2009 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian

I have a feeling they're gonna throw a curve ball and do the whole "We're ALL Gossip Girl" internet anonymity collective bullcrap.

May 19 2009 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Katie

I think that they'll just never tell us who it is. They'll leave it a mystery, which I honestly prefer.

July 24 2009 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sigma982

My favorite part was when they were looking thru the subject lines of the hacked Gossip Girl messages...

One of them was from a girl (I forget the name), and the subject line was:

"Nate has a small...."

I thought that was pretty funny...but it was a SUPER quick thing that I just happened to notice randomly....

May 19 2009 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GL

Bass Industries is on the road to ruin.

May 19 2009 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Taylah

I know who Gossip girl is. Its Kristen Bell out of Veronica mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I have never seen her in the show, but I know it is her because she has been in interviews with the Gossip Girl cast saying it has been such a pleasure working with them and she can't wait till season 3

May 19 2009 at 5:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

This was a good season finale. Things from this season were resolved and besides college a whole lot of issues will begin next season with Chuck/Blair's relationship, Rufus'/Lilly's kid is now on the scene, Blair/Georgina being roommates, Serena's father coming back to NYC and I'm sure many more exciting things to come.

May 19 2009 at 3:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Megan

you didnt even comment on the most satisfying part of the episode... chuck finally confessing his love for blair!

May 19 2009 at 12:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

It was quite a satisfying finale especially with "all" of their secrets out there in the open. They all dealt with it and essentially moved on.

Heck, if you took out Scott, Georgina, and Fiji, it would've worked as a series finale. But no, we need the drama for next season!

I liked that Blair and Jenny essentially saw eye-to-eye. Ecstatic that Rufus and Lily are engaged. Fantastic that the couples I wanted to be together ended up together i.e. Vanessa/Nate and Chuck/Blair. And it was also nice to see Dan's "insiderness" acknowledged.

I do wonder how they'll get Serena in NYC next season. Maybe she'll take a year off to deal with the Fiji and/or Scott fallout. I'll also be interested to see how they structure the show. Yes, college will be the focus but will we still see Little J and Eric's lives in high school?

So lots of questions to ponder until next season, but for now I reitirate, a very satisfying finale. Bring on college.

May 18 2009 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sarah

that was really neat finale in the way that having a graduation as a finale can be. what better way to transition seasons?

really cute moments were Serena wearing her tassle in her hair instead of getting hat-hair from the cap; the moment Blair and her mother had in the closet before she went to the party; Nelly almost professing her love for Dan in the most cliche, high school way.

i kinda think Nelly is GG. she let a couple of suspicious comments fly.

May 18 2009 at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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