After years of drama, the final episode neatly wrapped up ‘Chair,’ ‘Dair’ & the rest of the ‘Gossip Girl’ crew’s complicated histories.
Few TV shows are able to maintain their quality throughout their runs, Gossip Girl included, so all I really wanted from the Dec. 17 series finale was for our favorite Upper East Siders to find their happy endings — and they did! Not only was the omnipotent blogger’s identity finally revealed (read on for that spoiler), but the show’s two main couples tied the knot in character-appropriate ceremonies.
Chuck & Blair finally got married:
While it would have been nice to see Chuck and Blair (Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester) exchange vows in an elaborate wedding, deserving of Upper East Side royalty, I actually think their rushed nuptials were more fitting. I mean, hasn’t their entire relationship been entirely based on impulsive decisions over the years? And only Chuck and Blair could manage to look so damn good under so much pressure. (Plus, how epic was their son, Henry?)
Call me a bastard, but I also liked that Bart ended up dead. Like, actually dead. Seriously this time.
Dan — I mean, Gossip Girl — married Serena:
We were all surprised to learn that Dan has actually been Gossip Girl all these years, but when he explained that it was all part of his plan to integrate himself into Manhattan’s elite and win the heart of Serena (Blake Lively), it kind of made sense. And in a twisted, CW kind of way, it was actually romantic. Getting to see Dan (Penn Badgley) and Serena tie the knot at the end of the episode was really just the icing on the cake.
Nate found his purpose:
For someone who was once involved in the show’s two biggest love triangles, Nate (Chace Crawford) has basically been demoted to a beautiful piece of furniture in recent years. He may not have ended up with anyone at series’ end — that we know of, anyway — but at least he got a happy ending of his own, running The Spectator. And maybe running for mayor! (Side note: He would make the worst, sexiest mayor ever.)
Even as a casual viewer of Gossip Girl, I loved seeing what the supporting characters are up to now, even if we only got a quick glimpse of them. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and Eric (Connor Paolo) were a sight for sore eyes, while Juliette (Katie Cassidy) and Olivia (Hilary Duff) also gave me the giggles. Of course, nothing was more epic than the super-meta cameos from Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson, reading Dan’s script as Serena and Blair.
Watch the final Gossip Girl scene below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on how everyone ended up:
— Andy Swift
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