After six years of backstabbing, gossiping & betrayal, ‘Gossip Girl’ will come to an end in a two-hour finale Dec. 17. And we’ll finally get an answer to the series’ big question: Who is Gossip Girl?
We are edging ever closer to the end of Gossip Girl, and on Dec. 17, Manhattan’s elite will close their doors to us forever. We know that Kristen Bell is the voice of Gossip Girl, but which one of our favorite Upper East Siders is the face behind the menacing blog? Read on for my top five guesses.
It’s so obvious! Like Gunther on Friends or Rosario on Will & Grace, Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) is the recurring background character who often steals the show. Blair’s faithful maid is always waiting in the wings, and because she is not part of the main gang, she observes much more than they realize. Plus, no one would suspect her; its the perfect crime! And considering how much B.S. Dorota gets from Queen B (Leighton Meester), why wouldn’t she spill all her secrets?
Dan (Penn Badgley) is like the guy who never got invited to the cool kid’s birthday party. Born in Brooklyn, he will always be the outsider who will never fit in with the rich, spoiled trust-fund babies of the Upper East Side. And no matter what measures he takes — attending St. Judes, dating Serena (Blake Lively), etc. — Dan will always be outside the circle. And if you can’t join em, beat em. Plus, he’s a writer!
Ah, Nate, Nate, Nate. As I often say in my recaps and previews, the underlying fact about Nate (Chace Crawford) is that he is irrelevant. Because he is not involved in a star-crossed relationship like Chuck (Ed Westwick), Blair, Dan and Serena, he ceases to matter — unless he is actually Gossip Girl! The main reason I think Nate is GG is simple: In season five, when Serena was acting as GG, she and Nate looked through her emails, where it was revealed that Nate has never sent in a tip to the blog. So it would make sense that he’s Gossip Girl: He doesn’t send tips, he just receives them.
Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) is evil. So is Gossip Girl. Georgina had Gossip Girl’s laptop. Georgina isn’t always around, but when she is, she wreaks havoc — just like GG. But it’s because of one particular conversation she had with Serena towards the end of season one that leads me to believe Georgina is Gossip Girl. When Serena tells her to leave her alone, Georgina replies, “I see everything, I know things before everyone else.” (Just. Like. Gossip. Girl.) Those words have always stuck with me, as it’s like Georgie was admitting her identity. Also, Georgina seems like the only one clever enough to be GG. Oh, and her name begins with G!
Eric (Connor Paolo) is just the token possibility. Many times throughout the series, they’ve reference that he could be/is Gossip Girl. Plus, he’s the tormented, unlucky-in-love loner who doesn’t really want to be part of the Upper East Side. And you know what they say: it’s always the quiet ones. Plus, Connor was spotted on set filming recently, so it’s certain Eric is making a return to the show — perhaps to drop an almighty bombshell!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Could one of these five characters be Gossip Girl? Or is it someone else? Vote and comment with your thoughts below!
– Eleanore Hutch
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