Gossip Girl Season Finale: The Alternate Ending

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Were you expecting a little more from last week's excellent, but mostly scandal-free, season finale of Gossip Girl?

Apparently, the original script had a completely different ending, according to Gossip Girl casting director Renee Godbout.

Below, Godbout described how Season 1 of Gossip Girl would have ended had they gone with the original script.

Serena & Dan

In the original script for the season finale, Serena (Blake Lively) does not catch Dan (Penn Badgley) hooking up with Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg), but Dan confesses it to Serena anyway.

Godbout thinks the way the events went down in the version that aired was a better, more dramatic choice - it allowed S to call her nemesis a "crazy, manipulative bitch."

More confrontation = more drama.

Chair Speaks

Blair & Chuck

The part of the "Much I Do About Nothing" script that was entirely rewritten involved Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick). They were supposed to rendezvous at the airport, not the helicopter pad.

Chuck gets stuck in traffic on his way to the airport because of a car accident en route. He sees Lily (Kelly Rutherford) at the scene, crying.

A stunned Chuck gets out of his limo only to find out that his father has been killed in the car accident.

Needless to say, Chuck doesn't make it to the airport on time. Thinking that Chuck is back to his womanizing ways, Blair instead decides to spend the summer with Carter Baizen - the dude who bilked Nate (Chace Crawford) out of thousands at that poker game.

Godbout isn't sure why the Gossip Girl powers that be decided to change the script. Perhaps they wanted to keep Bart Bass around to create more conflict between Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily.

And if this hadn't been changed, we wouldn't have had Lydia Hearst appear as Chuck's new object of desire. And Carter Baizen is lame.

What do you think of these alternate Gossip Girl endings? Would you have preferred them? Or did you like the chosen scenes?

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Okay so obviously I'm the most recent to comment. Aubrey got the wrong information. None of that ever happens. Bart Bass Dies a year later instead. Its juicy but sad. Especially what it does to Chuck, and OMG Serena and Dan sharing a sibling! The show is entering soap opera territory! EW!


Well, blair and chuck r the best match eva. they a hot couple so everything that gets in the way of tiks me off. so if c and b aint together i could care less bout gossip girl


i think blair should be with chuck already! we all know they lvoe each other :p
them and there games. lol


Aubrey, how likely is it that Josh Shwartz will tell you all about it, knowing your probably gonna post it on the internet anyway? Blair and Chuck Forever xxx


i wish that blair and chuck part hadn't changed because i hate that chuck stood her up! of course, killing bart would mean that rufus and lily would get together (and the show would be simple, which we all know it can't be!) and then if lily and rufus are together, than that makes things really awkward for dan and serena to get back together. i guess the finale was good and set up some drama for season 2. can't wait!!

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