Stephanie Savage Spills on Gossip Girl Finale, Future

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Whether you loved or hated "Last Tango, Then Paris" (follow this link for our official Gossip Girl season finale review), Stephanie Savage has a lot of explaining to do.

In a post-episode Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, Steph, who authored last night's Gossip Girl herself, talks about what went down and previews what’s to come.

You're going to want to read what she had to say, too ...

Q: Were those Taylor Momsen’s real tears?

Stephanie Savage: Yes. I wasn’t there on the day they shot that, but that’s what it really looks like if a girl with raccoon eyes cries that much. There was nothing we could do.

Q: How long will Jenny be gone for?

Stephanie Savage: I’d rather not say.

What is J's Deal?

Enjoy the 'burbs, Little J ... but we know you'll be back.

Q: Will she be a changed person when she returns?

Stephanie Savage: Yes. What happens in the finale has a real impact on Jenny.

Q: Safe to say Blair/Chuck are far from over?

Stephanie Savage: That is correct.

Q: But how does she forgive him for sleeping with Jenny?

Stephanie Savage: [Chuck getting shot] is significant enough that it creates some space for them to, if not exactly rekindle their romance right away, at least find a humanity in each other. She doesn’t forgive him immediately. But it’s a significant enough event to recalculate things.

Q: So the Jenny thing is not irreparable?

Stephanie Savage: It’s Chuck and Blair. It’s always going to be a wild ride. And that’s the thing. I believe personally that their love for each other is really strong. They are going to encounter incredible obstacles over the course of their time together and the question is whether or not they’re strong enough to make it through.

Q: It’s been announced that Ed Westwick will be traveling to Paris with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to shoot scenes for the season premiere. Does that mean Chuck was wearing a bullet-proof vest or something?

Stephanie Savage: Ed will definitely be filming in Paris with us this summer. That’s all I can confirm. Don’t rule out flashbacks. And we’ve been visited by ghosts before.

Q: Let’s talk about the baby bombshell. Was it always your plan for Georgina to come back pregnant?

Stephanie Savage: Yes. We did the math on her leaving town. We sent her away and we were like, “Hmm… that could work out well.” The last gesture I made to [Michelle] when she went away was I mimed a belly bump so she had something to look forward to when she came back.

Q: Does Mercy‘s cancellation mean we’ll get more Georgina next season?

Stephanie Savage: It certainly opens the door to expanding her role. We just got the news a few days ago so we’re still in process of figuring out how it affects our plans. We love Michelle and Georgie and would welcome both of them spending much more time with us.

Q: Dan was planning to follow Serena to Paris when he was interrupted by Georgina. Safe to say the Dan/Serena love story is ...

Stephanie Savage: ... reactivated. Sorting through that is going to become a larger story.

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Yayayay Chuck lives!!!!,but how can he have a romantic interest with someone else when he is with Blair? He said he loved her!! Go Chuck and Blair!!


tkssss chuck sthill alive! :o)


I wonder who Nate's going to go after now that Jenny's gone and Serena's obviously not interested at the moment. I've always kind of wanted Nate and Jenny to get together. I hope that happens sometime throughout the show. But otherwise, I think that Dan and Vanessa are going to be okay, and over time, as will Blair and Chuck (who are basically the invincible couple).


when will season 4 be out.. i dying to see it ... i love Chuck Bass and i want to know if he dies or not :(


dumb bitch. thinks she's damn smart. EFF YOU!


sori 4 da spellin inda lst comment my d button wsnt wrkin n i meant 2 sa chucks new girlfriend shud b vanessa, n blair shud gt bk with nate cus dey r meant 2 b plus da blair chuck fing is played ot n obviously wont wrk inda lng run n blair deserves 2 b happy which sh cn b wit nate. Nt onli di chuck trade hr 4 his hotel n ws happy 2 let his uncle blackmail hr in2 sleepin wit him bt also he slept wit jenny hu is a pure bitch n alwas has been plus nate n blair gtn bk 2gtr wud reali hurt jenni as sh is in luv wit nate so blair cud brk jennis heart inda process of sorting ot hr life so she cn b happy, GG couples shud b Blair n Nate, Sereena n Dan, n Vaneesa n Chuck!!


ok i may b on my own in is bt blair n chuck r ba 4 each other n him sleepin with jenny of all ppl shu really b a en of eyr relationship!!! It wud b funi if his new girlfriend wud b serena at wu seriousli piss off blair n in a short tim vanesa n chuck wr 2gthr ey wr gu 2gtr cus sh is a bitch n e is a bastard n dey seeme 2 both b gu @ scheming!! da bst fing 2 happen wud b if blair n nate gt bk 2gtr i luve dm 2 n series 1&2 whn ey wr 2gtr wr much btr plus blair di she luve nate and alwas wud n dey r chilhood sweethearts n will both b in columbia nxt yr!!!!!!!!!!! Nate n serena nvr reali mae sense r wrk as a couple sereena n dan r meant 2 b aldou it wu b good if sereena n chuck gt 2gtr n hr n blair fell ot again i hate hw sereena basically broke up nate n blair cus blair is a much btr character n sereenas a bitch


Hopefully Jenny changes. I wish she was still the same Jenny from season one. Just because Taylor's wardrobe changed, doesn't mean Jenny's needs to for a reason. She's an actress playing a character! Leighton wear's all those amazing things as BLAIR. Jenny definitely needs a hair, makeup, and wardrobe change. And everyone needs to calm down. Just because the writers went one way, it was clearly to add more of a storyline and drama. Everything can still work it's self out. If the people who are complaining so much don't want to find out, then that's there choice.


Could it be that SS's references to flashbacks and westwick's traveling to paris have something to do with time C + B spent there together (because if I remember correctly, they traveled last summer)? As in, while in Paris, Blair remembers being there with Chuck and is miserable?


i love chair !! i almost cried wen chuck got shot!!

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