You may have cheered noticed the lack of Vanessa Abrams on the final two episodes of Gossip Girl this May. But was that by design, or a contractual issue with Jessica Szohr? According to Gossip Girl executive producer Stephanie Savage (via EW), it was the former. 'The big story at the end of this season was the [William] story, and we wanted Dan to be available to really be in that story with everyone else,'Â Steph explains. 'And it felt like it was nicer to give Dan and Vanessa their own ending to their story rather than try and thread that through that [William's] complex story line.'Â In other words, even the producers know V is kinda useless when it comes to broad, intertwining plots that bring the Gossip Girl characters together. Awesome. Source Here
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?
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the season finale episode of GOSSIP GIRL "Last Tango, Then Paris" Season 3 Episode 22 which will air Monday May 17 at 9pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis: GOSSIP GIRL "Last Tango, Then Paris" Season 3 Episode 22 - Blair (Leighton Meester) must decide whether to meet Chuck (Ed Westwick) at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together. A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan (Penn Badgley) explodes Serena (Blake Lively) and Nateâs (Chace Crawford) relationship. Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) and Vanya (guest star Aaron Schwartz) welcome their baby. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) hits rock bottom. Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) returns to the Upper East Sideâ¦and she has an agenda. Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle also star. J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Josh Safran and Stephanie Savage. Source & Preview
OMG! It's the season finale of Gossip Girl tonight, so make sure you've got the popcorn ready to find out how things will leave off between Blair and Chuck (plus Georgina's back! Yuck)! But let's not get ahead of ourselves -- the One Tree Hill finale comes on right before GG at 8/7c! But in the midst of all The CW madness, make sure you don't forget about Chuck , How I Met Your Mother , and House ! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Dancing with the Stars on ABC House on Fox -- season finale! How I Met Your Mother on CBS One Tree Hill on The CW -- season finale! Chuck on NBC 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS 9/8c 24 on Fox Two and a Half Men on CBS Gossip Girl on The CW -- season finale! Law & Order on NBC 9:30/8:30c The Big Bang Theory on CBS Romantically Challenged on ABC 10/9c Castle on ABC -- season finale! Law & Order on NBC CSI: Miami on CBS Nurse Jackie on Showtime The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
The whole business with Serena's dad felt kind of anti-climactic, didn't it? Or is it just me? He wasn't really evil or nasty, he just fell in love with his ex-wife and wanted to break her and Rufus up. Okay, whatever, dude. Little bit lame, but whatever. More importantly, I think that Jenny is due for a serious ass-kicking, because she's behaving like an annoying brat (and has been for a long time). Throw in a little Georgina, who's returning to town with either a horrible wig or a bad dye job, and you've got the season finale of Gossip Girl, which will be airing on May 17. The CW has released a promo and two sneak peeks, which you can see below. To Read More Click Here .
"Gossip Girl" has been renewed early for a fourth season and is preparing a season finale that builds up the next one. Blair must decide whether to meet Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together. A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan explodes Serena and Nate's relationship. Dorota and Vanya welcome their baby. Jenny hits rock bottom. Georgina returns to the Upper East Side ...and she has an agenda. Source & Preview
The season finale of Gossip Girl will be airing on May 17 and it looks like Georgina will be back along with some pretty awful blonde hair. I'm praying that's a wig and not a bad dye job. The CW has released promo photos for the finale, which you can view below. YOU KNOW YOU LOVE A GREAT SEASON FINALE XOXO GOSSIP GIRL. To Read More Click Here .
Check out the first photos of the return of a blonde Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina on the upcoming episode of GOSSIP GIRL "Last Tango, Then Paris" Season 3 Episode 22 which will air Monday May 17 on the CW. Episode Synopsis: Blair has to decide between meeting Chuck at the Empire State Building or risking their future together. A gossip about Dan causes problems for Serena and Nate. Meanwhile, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) returns to the Upper East Side with and agenda. Source & More Photos