Gossip Girl: The Goodbye Gossip Girl (season finale)
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.
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.
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.
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