Reactions to the Big Gossip Girl Secret(s)


Spoilers Included

So tonight's episode of Gossip Girl had 2 big reveals:


1. The outing of a character. I don't know about you, but whether you had read the numerous spoilers or not, I felt like once it was revealed that Gossip Girl was going to have a gay character that it couldn't be anyone but Eric. Thus, no surprises there.


2. Serena's big secret. Sex tape? Porn? Oh wait! Murder (and maybe a little sex tape thrown in there for good measure as well)!! I have to tell you that when Serena confessed this to Blair at the end of the episode that my response was actually laughter (though to the credit of the writers I totally did not see that one coming).


First of all, I don't believe for a second that Serena directly murdered anyone. She probably gave someone drugs that ultimately died, witnessed an overdose or something else along those lines.


More concerning, however, is that teen dramas and murder plot lines tend to not mesh so well. Either Serena didn't murder anyone and we're just being messed with (in which case the buildup was a waste of time) or Serena actually did murder someone and there will be some sort of a cover-up (which just can't end well).


I fear that we have another Oliver on our hands here. If you recall, the character of Oliver and all of the surrounding story line was pretty much the one universally accepted blunder of the otherwise superb first season of Josh Schwartz's original teen drama, The OC.


What do you all think? Am I overreacting? Can a murder fit in with the tone of Gossip Girl? Did anyone else burst into laughter?

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May 6, 2008 4:52AM EDT

I agree, the murder thing is taking it too far, it sorta ruined the whole drama thing for me. I mean they havnt even finished the first season, and so many things are happening! its ridicilous, i love the drama lately! but perhaps they over did it on episode 16!

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May 6, 2008 6:42AM EDT

did this happen in "all about my brother"?? cos ive watched it and it ends with lily,serena and georgina about to have dinner!!!

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May 6, 2008 7:33AM EDT

yeah you haven't seen the whole episode then, thats only like half way through... maybe you saw it on youtube? because they only had it up to that point..

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May 6, 2008 7:49AM EDT

I'm a little more freaked by Georgina's blackmail. I don't see much of an out for her on that one, especially if she isn't willing to tell Dan or kill again,(A joke of course, very hard to convey tone in writing.) I agree, it is extremely unlikely that Serena was actually involved in anything cold blooded, I think we're talking self defense or manslaughter at worst. Personally I hope she spills her guts and we deal with this one as quickly as possible.

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May 6, 2008 9:26AM EDT

I personally think that it had to be self defense...like Serena was high on something and she got herself in a bad situation and the guy took advantage . Then she freaks out on him and tries to get away and accidentally kills him, but she freaks out gets help from her "friend" Georgina to cover it up.
It would all go better for her if she would just open up to Dan and tell him everything. He seems to really love her and he would do anything for her, even keep a secret as big as that.
If I was her I would just kick Georgina's ass and get it over with. The truth will set you free sweetie!

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May 6, 2008 9:38AM EDT

ok gossip girl is not doing it for me anymore?! its suppose to be fun and in a way make u feel better about urself above all i thot it was a reality show being acted kind of series, but now its just getting to be another TV junk! will still watch it anyway.

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May 6, 2008 9:49AM EDT

I thought that ep. 16 was pretty kick ass. I couldn't BELIEVE the murder bit at the end. I laughed. It was one of those weird like Oh crap I dont believe it laughs though. Pretty good episode though. However I somehow dont see the murder falling easily in line with the rest of the show. Something in my gut just says that this wont be too good for the story line. Plus I'm sure it was accidental murder, possibly involving some sex. I'm sure S. didn't just go "hey, let's do it" then SHANK! Anyway... just my opinion.

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May 11, 2016 2:44PM EDT

Well. I thought it was pretty darn great. I was soooo suprised when serena said that....my mouth stayed open for about 10 minutes. I can't wait for nex week. I really want to know what will happen. I wasn't that suprised w/ Eric since I read all the spoilers but the way it happened is SO amazing. Jenny's boyfriend? WO! And georgina succccks!..not really but she's full of drama lol.

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May 6, 2008 11:55AM EDT

i also starting laughing when she said it,they could have made it more effective, the music was just not appropriate, neither was serena's expression lol,
but, firstly, how comes when we see serena watching the video, she goes how are the new mr. and mrs. shepherd(sp?) ? but i thought that it was georgina and nates voices, evidently not, it was probably georgina and then the guy that they killed? maybe?
BUT before this episode, i thought that it was more to do with georgina because she said, its not my fault you walked in when...but that can't be true because surely georgina wouldn't want to show it to anyone either
oh i hate her

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May 6, 2008 12:17PM EDT

I have to agree, Gossip Girl was the last show I thought I would get hooked on but I am, and now I have to say that this whole "I killed someone" was over the top corny and I laughed as soon as that tearful confession busted out of her. With the porn-sounding tape I thought that Serena had expiramented during her time away and that Georgina was an old ex-girlfriend come back to haunt, that would make since, but no, only her brother is coming out of the closet, no surprise there. I'll make a bet with anyone that the Serena's "murder" was an accident and she is just trying to cover it up out of fear, or that it was really some one else's fault, and Serena, being the girl she is, is just blaming herself.
Does anyone else get the feeling that Eric is too angelic to be true? I sure do, I know that the writers tried to complicate things with him with the past suicide attempt and now the gay card, but still he seems to provide to much of a character we're supposed to pity, rather than a realistic character, he never gets vengistic, which I thought was supposed to be the piont of the TV series; rivaleries and revenge amongst rich people and pretty dresses.

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May 6, 2008 2:48PM EDT

IF any show were to pull this off, it would be gossip girl. Kids get killed all the time in the midst of rich kids thinking they are invincible. I actually buy this plot line and I thought it was a really great ending to the episode. As a television writer I think that you guys are all too jaded by TV. Just because The OC had a hard time with these ideas doesn't mean gossip girl will. Serena will have murdered someone but it will have been in self defense and therefore she won't get in trouble. It's not hard to see that this plot line is actually quite developed. Here's to Georgie!

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Jun 7, 2016 4:58PM EDT

i actually think this " i killed someone" plot-line is quiet good...coz...they had such a build up for it...it would have been disappointing if it wasn't something thats proper serious....plus she couldn't be that intimidated by georgina...if it wasnt this serious.......and yes..its probably accidental...either in self defense or overdozed...o something.......one of the best episodes :)

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May 6, 2008 8:40PM EDT

i was really glad that she told blair but she need to tell dan as well. couldnt beleive next weeks preview. they are going to ruin the show if they break up dan and S.

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May 7, 2008 2:20PM EDT

This is what truly happend: Serena was having sex with that guy back in the days when she was crazy and the man ODed on her, she didn't do anything at all and probably thought she killed him. Now for G, she got S to let her film them having sex. For the episode 17 preview: the guy kissing S is from the sex tape and Serena says "yes" to Dan when he asks her because she doesn't want him to know about teh whole thing.
Nothing but the truth,You know you love me,xoxo

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May 9, 2008 6:08AM EDT

I think the whole murder plot line is working pretty well-its good to actually see Serena's bad past and how much she screwed up as I was beginning to disbelieve her character, nobody is that lovely and stunning and leaving your past isnt that easy!! Soo...if Serena walked into 'the sex tape'room asking about 'the new Mr and Mrs Shepherds' is Georgie married pos?!

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