I was a little stressed upon reading here that Ed Westwick is saying that the Gossip Girl finale will be happy. Distressing to say the least, because Gossip Girl isn't exactly a show on which I'd like the characters happy. Of course, I want them to eventually be happy, but not so soon. In addition, there isn't just one definition of happiness in the concurrent Gossip Girl universe. Just to cite an example, some fans might be happy that Nate (Chace Crawford) and Blair (Leighton Meester) are back together, but a lot are probably foaming in the mouth that their beloved Blair is not with Chuck (Ed Westwick).
The fact that Westwick teases that the finale, slated to air on May 18, will be a happy one isn't much of a guarantee. E! Online reports that Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) will be in the Upper East Side starting on the April 27 episode and staying put for the remainder of the season. And she vows that she'll be causing her fair share of trouble. "Her last name is Sparks, so sparks will fly." Spoilers add that Blair better watch out.
Who wants a happy ending, anyway? With the way things are shaping up, things aren't pretty for a lot of Gossip Girl fans. Vanessa (played by Westwick's real-life girlfriend Jessica Szohr) looks like she's agreeing to hook up with Chuck just to spite Nate. Chuck, of course, is more than willing to oblige. That's not a recipe for happiness by any standard. Elsewhere, Serena (Blake Lively) will return from her impromptu Spanish vacay with Poppy (guest star Tamara Feldman) and Gabriel (guest star Armie Hammer) and realize that - gasp - she maybe just married Gabriel? What?
"We just shot the finale for the season, and there's an interesting conclusion. A happy one, I hope everyone will think," Westwick told MTV.
With this much as a hint, I'm inclined to believe that Blair will still end up with Chuck, since this is easily the most beloved couple in the Gossip Girl world. As far as Serena is concerned, meanwhile, she'll probably still end up with Dan (Penn Badgley) because as much as their relationship had gone sweet and sour over the course of two seasons, they kind of deserve each other. At this point, the definition of a happy ending would apply to these things, but as mentioned, there are other possibilities, including the off-chance that the writers might actually labor to make the Blair and Nate angle work beautifully. Who knows?