Gossip Girl Ready to "Turn Up the Heat" with Chair; Planning "Endgame" For Show's Couples

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Gossip Girl is back in just six more days. Six. More. Days.

As if we weren't hungry enough for some GG, executive producer Stephanie Savage is making us salivate with round after round of interviews teasing the return.

In a chat with E!, she talked about Chair, Little J rumors, a possible Serena-Dan reconciliation, and the endgame she has in mind. Excerpts from Steph below ...

Q: You left us with quite a cliffhanger with Chuck's mom possibly being alive.

SS: Chuck and Blair's big story this spring will be solving the mystery of the lady at Bart's grave. It's a really great Chuck and Blair story that's very emotional. You see them working together, supporting each other in a way that I think fans will really enjoy.

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Q: And we've already seen the photos of Chuck coming face-to-face with this mysterious woman. So I take it we don't have to wait long for this story line to be resolved?

SS: The first contact will be made in that first episode back.

Q: One of the things I get asked a lot by fans is whether Chuck and Blair will have any steamy sex scenes. I know it's a network show, but any hope for any steaminess?

SS: We're turning up the heat on all your couples in the second half of the season. I think you will see some of those scenes in a way that people will enjoy and appreciate.

Q: Are you able to address the rumor about Chuck and Jenny sleeping together?

SS: I want to leave [that rumor] alone. Like when people said Eric was Gossip Girl. Saying 'What? Are you crazy? Eric's not Gossip Girl!' is somehow giving credence to it.

Q: What about Dan and Serena? They've been off for a long time, but some fans still love them. Is that relationship totally dead, or could their romance be resurrected?

SS: I think that the Dan and Serena love story was the spine of Season One and in a lot of ways the premise of the show grew out of their relationship. They are definitely in each other's stories this spring, especially when Serena's dad comes back.

Dan will have a big part in that story. And I think that's a very powerful methodology and couple methodology that we would never wanna turn our backs on completely.

Q: Will any of the couples be together by the season finale?

SS: I'd rather not say. The end of the season is so far away!

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Q: The fans are so invested in the show's relationships, and divided on who should be together. Are there ever any heated debates in the writer's room on which way to go?

SS: That's what is so interesting from our perspective, because I've never been on a show where you feel there are really other genuine options [for multiple characters].

On The O.C. we just didn't have that. It was always very clear who went with each other. It's really fun as a writer to feel there are genuine possibilities that can be explored.

I feel we have an endgame in mind, but we're also very open to discovering things along the way - relationships that are not in the books that may even be surprises to us.

You want to have an idea, a game plan, a map that you're following, but we're open to possibilities if you find something along the way that you want to stop and explore.


Q: In the first year, there was a lot of talk about a Gossip Girl spinoff. Is there any talk of that happening now?

SS: No, I think we really like the chemistry of our characters together. We don't want to take one of our characters away from the show and put them in their own show.

Q: What's the current talk about extending the show beyond the college years?

SS: That's a long time from now, but we're very excited about the show. We feel very healthy, we feel that we're figuring out how to do the show not in high school. I think the second half of the season will be really successful in that regard.

The amount of fan interest has been really exciting. We were thrilled when we got our Season Four pickup early. We're taking it one season at a time. New York City has always been much more of the franchise of the show than high school.

What are you hoping to see when Gossip Girl returns? Do you think the mystery woman is really Chuck's mom? Thoughts on the Chuck-Jenny rumors? Discuss!

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Blair and Chuck. Endgame. That is all.


I wouldn't mind seeing Jenny & Chuck together but while Chuck and Blair are broken up TEMPORARILY But i really agree the Chuck and Blair & Nate and Serena are the couples that
should end up together :)


no wonder I'm getting hatemails to my Jenny-Serenate fanvid in my channel that they want Jenny to die, lol Anyways, Stephanie if you want to kill the show and Dare to DAIR; I won't blame you, but I'm still hoping CHAIR would be the end game as it's expected to be.


this woman is an obvious ruse calculated by Jack Bass to fuck Chuck up. Don't fall for it chuck!!


personally I wouldn't mind seeing blair and dan together. It would be highly entertaining. They are always funny together anyways, so why not in the future? It would be a fresh start for both of them.


NS!!! NATE AND SERENA!!! THey are the same in character so they belong together..DAn and Serena together is juz so boring..


Dan + Serena = Dead End
I thought the show suppose to grown up !!! I know DS adorable together but what make them a good couple?!? Their relationship failed several times what make u think it will work out now?!? Serena lied to Dan many times just because she afraid that Dan will not accept her for who she was .. What is so good being around with someone that you can't share the past with?!? I am sorry but I can't see them as a couple anymore .. They have their moments!!! NJ was nightmare for me and they will always be .. They look like brother/sister and that's it, I felt disgust when their share their scene .. I know this is Gossip Girl but give Jenny some brain .. pay attention to her school .. NOT DESTROYING HERSELF!! ..


I mean I don't think the writers could be that stoopid. IF jenny and chhuck got together I think half the fan population will go and same with the whole dan and blair thing. If the writers and producers were smart and want there show to be healthy and watched we all know wat they have to do chair endgame. Xx


Oh, and to add...she thinks mixing up couples and letting the story "explore" is good? NO. SORRY, but it just makes you look like you can't write and make up your mind and make the characters look like they're playing each other.


we only want Dan and Serena! Nate could just be gay and diaf with Vanessa. both boring! Dan and Serena Dan and Serena wooo!

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