After six seasons of saying she’ll never tell, Gossip Girl finally spilled the beans. As promised, the show producers revealed the identity of the most feared blogger in the Upper East Side. Was it worth the wait? Shockingly, yes.
While the last few seasons have been laborious to watch, I have to say the series finale was the perfect way to send off the CW’s once mighty show. It was almost worth painstakingly sitting through the past few seasons. Almost being the operative word. Nothing ever compared to that magical first season.
Find out who Gossip Girl was, along with my favorite moments from the final episode. There were a lot of them including some expected and unexpected cameos. PS. The final ten minutes of the episode were EVERYTHING.
I almost hate to admit it, but I never really suspected Gossip Girl was Dan Humphrey. Apparently, Jenny knew all along that her brother was the culprit. She even outed herself losing her virginity to Chuck so that Blair would exile her from New York. In the end, it makes sense that Dan was Gossip Girl. After all, he was the writer. I’m half-debating rewatching the first season to see if there were clues dropped by the producers that LonelyBoy was the blogger all along. Why did he do it? Here’s his explanation via the show’s signature voiceover.
“I wasn’t born into this world, maybe I could write myself into it … And when Serena came back from boarding school, I wrote my first post about me. Lonely boy, the outsider. The underdog. I might’ve been a joke, but at least people were talking about me.” – Dan Humphrey
The best part about Dan being Gossip Girl was the realization by Blair Waldorf that Humphrey was pulling the strings all along during high school. In essence, he had more power than Queen B ever did. Loved that moment.
The following scene from Season 2 was one of my favorite musical moments from the show’s history. After being socially exiled by Serena, Humphrey was treated like a leper in the courtyard. Set to Santigold’s “Shove It“, the public shunning is brilliant. The only moment that tops this IMHO is OneRepublic’s “Apologize” from the debutante ball episode in the first season. Check out Nic’s Top 6 GG Musical Moments. It also made his list.
When Gossip Girl’s identity was revealed, a montage of previous sh*t disturbers expressed their shock including Jessica Szhor (Vanessa), Ella Rae Peck (Lola Rhodes), Willa Holland (Agnes Andrews) and Katie Cassidy (Juliet Sharp). Even Kristen Bell popped up for the final episode. Though we’ve heard her voice for several years, Bell has never appeared on the show. She popped up with Rachel Bilson playing themselves rehearsing lines from Dan Humphrey’s novel. Another brilliant move by the producers.
Admittedly, I’m a sucker for a happily ever after ending. Especially when the producers give a glimpse into the future of the characters we’ve followed for several years. Here’s how it went down for everyone.
At the beginning, Gossip Girl was referred to as the younger version of Sex and the City. Like the HBO show, it was a love letter to the city of New York and showcased fashion in a prominent way. It was fitting that the final song played was “You’ve Got The Love.” While SATC used the Candi Staton version, Gossip Girl used Florence and the Machine’s cover. Lead singer Florence Welch is a good friend of Blake Lively’s. She performed at Lively and Ryan Reynolds wedding earlier this year. I’m sure that played a factor in which version to play on the show.
Did you watch the finale of Gossip Girl? If so, what did you think of the show’s swan song? Was it a satisfying ending or a waste of time? What were your favorite moments? Sound off below.