Fair warning: If you haven’t watched the 100th episode of Gossip Girl yet, then stop reading right now and run to your DVR. A lot of $#!+ went down!
Did you watch it? Are you ready? Okay, then…
The 100th episode of Gossip Girl, “G.G.,” forced Blair (Leighton Meester) to make her choice-- but not necessarily once and for all. Presented with Chuck (Ed Westwick) declaring his own love for her, knowing the truth about why she pushed him away, and ultimately saying he wants to marry her, Blair still walked down the aisle with Louis (Hugo Becker). But not before embarrassing him and his family first by having her true feelings for Chuck revealed via Gossip Girl. When Louis said his vows, he had only business in mind, though, and facing a truly loveless relationship-- not just one she could fake because he at least loved her-- Blair turned to he who she always turns to in a pinch: Dan (Penn Badgley).
“The next episode is a direct pick-up and is the same night. So the reactions are very much immediate, and…you’re going to be following with them, as they learn. You’re going to see them learn, you’re going to see what they do about it, how it impacts them. It is definitely the story of that next episode-- Chuck and Serena together dealing with Dan and Blair together,” executive producer Josh Safran told LA TV Insider Examiner.
Confirming that Dan and Blair absolutely do leave together, Safran shared that in "The Back Up Dan," “they go someplace we’ve never shot before and always wanted to shoot. It was really complicated but super fun, great set piece. And in my mind it has some of the best physical comedy.”
So what does this mean for the future of Blair’s love life? Or even Serena (Blake Lively), who recently declared her own feelings for Dan?
“Chuck and Blair are never over!” Safran smiled. “There has always been a thorn in the side of Chuck somewhere. So maybe it will be Dan, maybe it will be someone else…[Chuck and Blair’s] is a very tortured relationship for both of them, and sometimes people love that torture and sometimes people can’t stand that torture, and I think that will be the balance.”
And then there is the question of Gossip Girl herself. The chatter we have been seeing all over Twitter has been in reference to just when Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) assumed the moniker. Has she been the greatest gossip blogger this whole time? Did she take over the site recently? Did she simply hack in once to “get back at” Blair?
Safran didn’t want to answer everything explicitly because that is a thread that will “majorly” play out over a handful of episodes, but he did point out that finally putting a face to the name only means more intrigue to that portion of the story.
“She has this role,” Safran said of Georgina. “So I think now that you see she has this role, you’re invited to process what, for years, you haven’t seen. So I think just seeing that process of how Gossip Girl gets her tips and what she does to get her tips I think is really fun.”
Or, as Stephanie Savage put it, it’s a “peek behind the curtain with the wizard.” So it appears Georgina may have lied when she told Serena and Co. that she’d see them at the next big function. It certainly seems like she may be crossing paths with them again mucher sooner than that-- even if only online.
Gossip Girl airs on The CW on Monday nights at 8pm. "The Back Up Dan" airs on February 6th 2012.
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