The big Season 3 finale of Gossip Girl finally comes tonight, so as we impatiently await to see how the fate of Blair and Chuck will fall and much more, let's run down the top Gossip Girl scandals ever!
Check out my top 10, then tell me your top favs in the comments below!
1. Serena and Nate sleep together... the first time
While it wasn't as shocking as the Gossip Girl writers seemed to think it would be when Nate and Serena got together this season, it was definitely shocking when we heard the mysterious Serena van der Woodsen slept with Queen B's seemingly fated-to-be boyfriend Nate Archibald! When hooking up with everyone who was almost certainly not a relative wasn't so common-place on Gossip Girl, this kind of scandal was what made us GG newbies hooked and ready for more action!
2. Broken-hearted Blair hooks up with Chuck
Pre-'Chair,' this hook up was the biggest scandal ever! At that point in the story, we knew Blair as scheming for popularity, yes, but in her love life, she was all about Nate and was basically planning their wedding... until she discovered he slept with her best friend and left her a loyal, lonely virgin. Minutes after breaking up with Nate, Blair ended up seeking comfort in Nate's bff who at that point was not in love with, or even registering, Blair on his radar for possible exploits. But, as we know the story goes, Blair ends up attracting Chuck's attention with her dancing at his club leading to her coming on to him in his limo, then her cashing in her V-card right there with Chuck in his limo. Oh the scandal indeed! Looking back on all this, I have no idea how these twisted best friend relationships ever ended up healed again!
3. Bye, bye Bart Bass
While we were all busy wondering how Lily was going to ditch new hubby Bart Bass for old flame Rufus Humphrey, new step-son Chuck was busy confronting Lily about how horrible she was, annnd... Bart Bass was busy wrapping up all these problems in a disastrous bow by getting himself killed in a car accident. While I suppose some of us saw that coming (considering the non-so-subtle promos), it was still pretty shocking to kill off such an important secondary character. Gossip Girl has had many an almost fatal accident, but it's the kind of show that's more about the drama of the threat than the actual death, so it was surprising to see them go through with killing someone off, and even more surprising that the death wasn't a lame out for the entire love triangle situation, but actually an enhancement to the plot overall.
4. Why Serena really left boarding school
There were fairly satisfactory explanations about why Serena left boarding school when she made her big return early-on, but when Georgina returned with what was clearly an enormous threat to Serena to reveal what had really happened, that certainly got our attention. Sure, this is another storyline that was short-lived and had no lasting consequences, but it was a fun drama while it lasted including an almost-sextape for Serena, which seemed dramatic enough for the likes of bad girl Serena, but when that sextape turned into evidence of Serena being present for a drug-overdose death, well, that properly turned it from an average OMG moment to OMFG!
5. Dan-Olivia-Vanessa Threesome
It was becoming clear that eventually Dan and Vanessa would get together, but for it to kick off with a threesome with Dan's current girlfriend played by none other than (previously) Disney good girl, Hilary Duff? Scandalicious!
6. Rufus and Lily have a love child
Who... has now been entirely forgotten about. But it was fun while it lasted including not only the drama of them having a secret son, but his adopted parents faking that he was dead, then him stalking them down including befriending/dating Vanessa to get close to Dan.
7. Jenny Humphrey, Drug Dealer
While the show is not the most creative ever with some of these fast-paced NY life storylines, I was surprised to be intrigued by the Jenny drug dealer storyline as it was different enough from the rest of the show storylines at the time, and with her recent past of disaster, she was the only believable character to wonder about if she was truly going to go off the deep end and never come back. Soo, yes, she turned away from that life afterall, but the news still got out just enough to haunt her properly so that it holds strong as one of the best nasty hanging scandals so far!
8. Mother Chucker
When Chuck saw a mysterious woman at his father's grave, it was pretty clear it was going to turn out to be his "dead" mother, but it was still pretty crazy to reveal that the mother he'd spent his life feeling guilty about killing was not actually daed. So while that was all pretty surprising, even more shocking was what unfolded after she showed up in NY! Who would've guessed a mother coming back from the dead plotline would get as twisted as her trying to steal her long-lost-son's business in a secret plan with his evil uncle because she's in love with Uncle Jack?? But as all that fell through, we're now we're left to wonder if this story is really closed after the extra drama of Elizabeth coming clean saying she was not his mother only for us to then discover she really is...
9. Chuck Sells Blair
As if losing one of the only two women who'd ever really loved him wasn't enough, the Jack-is-back crisis continued as Chuck made the ultimate sacrifice to get his hotel back from Jack: Blair. This was a whole confusing mess as Chuck didn't think he was really giving her up because neither Blair nor Jack would go through with it, and/or he thought it was all okay for the sake of love and money, and then Blair thought she was going to do it without Chuck knowing about it. Any way about it, this was the ultimate 'Chair' mind game, and this time it didn't end in spicing up their relationship, but instead bringing it to a tragic halt.
10. Serena's Dad comes and goes
In this case, the drama of Serena's long search for her dad and the reason he had been hiding from her, recently at least, was almost more exciting than the unraveling of his secrets. But, nonetheless, it was a pretty huge deal to have the mysterious Dr. van der Woodsen appear in the flesh and be up to more trouble than expected, including quite the scheme to not only try to steal Lily back, but actually almost guarantee her need for him via messing with her health and marriage! Ah, the delicious, disastrous schemes these Upper East Siders weave!
What do you think? Are these the most delicious Gossip Girl scandals?