'Gossip Girl' Bosses Dish On What's Next!
If you're anything like me, Gossip Girl's 100th episode left you gasping for breath -- so take a moment to catch it while I recap all the crazy curveballs thrown our way tonight! The royal wedding got a viral objection when someone (more on that in a minute) uploaded a video to Gossip Girl that featured Blair confessing her love to Chuck! After pulling a Julia Roberts (Runaway Bride), B gathered up her minions, returned to the altar and completed her vows.
Later, while enjoying their first dance as husband and wife, Blair found out Louis was also taking a page from Julia Roberts' playbook when he went all Sleeping with the Enemy on her and, in the night's cruelest (slash totally awesome) moment, revealed that their marriage was a sham. He only said "I Do" to save face in the press and would now subject her to a lifetime without love.
Finding out she'd be forced to live a lie absolutely crushed Blair and left her scrambling for her touchstone, her rock and her one true love(?) -- Dan Humphrey!
Yep, that's right fellow Dair 'shippers -- when given cell phone carte blanche, Blair's one emergency phonecall went to lonely boy, leaving me dying to know what's next! Thankfully, Gossip Girl executive producers Joshua Safran and Stephanie Savage sat down with select members of the press last week to reveal what's next for the Upper West Side's most unlikely duo!
"From the beginning we always felt like there was a really strong connection between [Dan & Blair]," Stephanie said. "These two people have a lot in common compared to their other friends -- a sense of intellectual curiosity outside their own world -- [and] we always knew they'd become friends, it was just a question of whether they would become more than that."
But don't take that to mean GG is gonna turn into The Dair Show, as Josh was quick to follow up Stephanie's comment with, "and I think that question still remains." As for the Chair (Chuck and Blair) of it all, Josh adds, "Chuck and Blair are never over. I think there's always been a thorn in Chuck's side and maybe it's Dan. This story is going to go in interesting directions."
Chuck won't be the only one left reeling from Blair's choice of getaway driver. "What [Blair's] done is not taken lightly. It's going to rankle Serena when she discovers what's happening with Blair and Dan," Josh says. "The next episode is a direct pick-up, it's the same night -- the reactions are very much immediate." And when we pick up, Josh reveals that Dair won't have fled to boring old Brooklyn: "They go someplace we've never gone before but always wanted to shoot. It was really complicated but a fun, big, great set piece. And [the episode] also has, in my mind, some of the best comedy we've ever done."
Learning that Blair placed Dan atop her phone-tree wasn't the only major shocker to hit the airwaves in the closing moments of tonight's episode as the show's most enduring mystery was "solved" when the curtain on Gossip Girl's identity was pulled back, revealing Georgina Sparks as the bandwidth bitch!
Although I'm very dubious it's been her since day one, I think it's fantastic she's currently manning the keyboard because Georgina always gives this show a major shot of camp! And the producers revel in her ridiculousness as well, saying that for Georgina, playing Gossip Girl and ruining everyone's live is pure entertainment. "Maximum damage makes her laugh and the more she can laugh, the better," Stephanie chuckles.
"Now that she has this role, you're invited into a process you haven't seen before," Josh adds. "Seeing just how Gossip Girl gets her tips and what she does to get her tips is really interesting." As for who actually uploaded the video that ruined Blair's wedding, all the EP's would say is that whodunit becomes a major thrust of the next batch of episodes.
Ditto for Serena trying to take down Gossip Girl and Nate unwittingly romancing the real Charlie Rhodes.
When talked turned to the future, both Josh and Stephanie seemed confidant that The CW would order one more season of Gossip Girl -- or at least they hope since Stephanie admitted, "We're not writing a series finale this year."