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Gossip Girl Season 4 Spoilers: The Evolution of Blair, Jenny's Return, Georgina's Baby, Serena-Vanessa Conflict & More!

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Season Four is just six weeks away, and Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have been hitting the interview circuit hard to promote it.

Below, we've excerpted some of the more interesting parts of recent discussions they've had about the show, and were our favorite characters are headed this season.

Here's what Josh, Stephanie and (Ed Westwick) had to say about a variety of topics and characters old and new, and what fans can expect come September 13 ...

Jenny is MIA but will be back, Savage says: "We want to keep up in the air where her character will go. Obviously she left in dramatic fashion [in Season Three]."

"We're excited about being able to create tension about her character. I don't want to say exactly which episode [she returns in], but it'll be in the first half of the year."

Eric remains a key piece of the Jenny storyline. This season, fans will continue to see him be fleshed out, Stephanie promises, especially when Jenny returns.

Ed Westwick says he likes the fact that Season Four gets underway Paris - and dropped some hints about what is to come for his character, Chuck Bass.

Bluck Bickers

The future of Chair is up in the air after "Last Tango, Then Paris."

"We pick up a few months later," he said. "We're in Paris and Chuck's made his way there. Maybe a new girl, maybe some old ghosts haunting around."

"It's fun, man. It's a cool angle. We did the Hamptons thing in Season 2, as you know we're always in New York. To go to Paris, it's like a fair expression of the show."

Stephanie calls Paris "the ultimate expression of what the show is about - fashion, architecture, Blair's father, coffee, lingerie, all a part of the Gossip Girl world."

Chuck is alive but has a cane, as promotional photos show, and we will discover that he may have not gotten the best medical care possible after he was found.

Clemence Poesy will be in multiple episodes, and her character, Eva, is "extremely likable" and "very different than any of the other characters on the show."

"She comes in as a real outsider to the world," Savage says of the European beauty. "Not just like Upper East Side versus Brooklyn but to the whole culture."

"She’s a bit of an innocent who gets schooled pretty hard when she arrives."

The evolution of Blair Waldorf will reach a new level this season, Schwartz says: "You know, her being at NYU was like throwing a fish far, far out of water."

"I think [now that she's at Columbia] you’ll see Blair with her power back, with her swagger back. Back in her game, but still troubled by thoughts of Mr. Bass."

"The Chuck-Blair relationship, whether they’re together or not - which I’m not going to reveal either way - will always be a huge drive to the show emotionally."

Georgina says she's pregnant with Dan's child ... but is she really? All Savage will confirm is that the baby is real: "Georgina's baby is Georgina's baby." she said.

"You will learn all as the episodes unfold." Savage says there is no "baby fake-out" and promises we'll "be seeing more of Georgina Sparks in more ways than one."

Steph also revealed that V will be back from Haiti and involved in the plot, saying: "Vanessa is back from Haiti and she's definitely going to be in the Dan story."

"There's a lot of humor coming from young people trying to deal with this unexpected situation, but there's also a lot of underlying heart and emotion, too."

  • P and J and a B
  • Blonde Georgina Pic!

Good luck making sense of this!

Serena's conflict with Vanessa and with herself will complicate her relationships, plural. "Serena [is trying to choose] between Nate and Dan," Schwartz says.

"Serena left in a place of being a little unsure of who she really wanted to be with and that is a question that Blair asks her at the beginning of the first episode."

"[She says] you can’t go back to New York without making a choice. Who knows what guys are thinking, but what’s in your heart and who do you really want to be with?"

"That’s something that will occupy quite a bit of Serena’s time as the year goes on."

Katie Cassidy's Juliet will cause tension and go head-to-head with Serena and Blair, Steph says, noting that this role required a certain type of actress.

"We were concerned about casting because [we didn't know] who we could add to the mix that [would] feel like she’s on the same level as those actors," she said.

"Katie seemed like she’d be able to nail it and she’s doing a great job."

What are your thoughts on these Gossip Girl spoilers and teasers? How do you see the opening episodes of Season Four playing out? Comment and discuss below!

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OMG Blair and Chuck have to get back together, they are soooo ment for each other!
Serina has been a total bitch throughout the last season but i think she will pull through and try it with Dan again!
Venessa needs to stay away from Dan she is his best friend NOT girlfriend!!!!
I hope Geargena's baby is someone else's and not Dan's because that just screws his relationship up with everyone! And Dan a 'daddy''? really? wtf!

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Chuck and Blair. Blair and Chuck. I know they're meant for each other but they were a lot more cooler in season 1. I mean they completely changed the characters! They changed chuck from a villain to a hero and blair from the total bitch queen b to an immature and retarded girl. Serena's changed SO much from an incredibly nice and hard to tell girl to a total s-l-u-t. They actually completely destroyed Jenny. Jenny actually became Taylor Momsen from the middle of the season 2. Dan became a bit annoying about all the girls he's dated and he and vanessa together is just GROSS. Nate is supposed to be that perfect guy who actually never achieves anything in love. He's not supposed to be like who he is in season 3. It's just all wrong. Hopefully, it'll be better in season 4. I love how Georgina comes back with the bitchiest biggest thing she can ever do to someone though. Sorry for writing so long. It's just my opinion. I love reading all your guys opinions though. It's just fun to read. xo

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i'm so upset with serena for what she had done to nate...she cant do that to nate...im used to be fan of Serenate, but after the last episode of 3rd session, i dont know...i hope nate will meet his girl who truly loves him...

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For those who are whining about Chuck/Blair, honestly, they make such a horrible couple. They were so much more interesting and exciting in first season how blair was a queen bee-itch and chuck was a hot villain. I mean, they completely destroyed their characters. Third season is so disappointing. As for Eva, I'm sorta rather positive that she will be a 'warm-hearted' person as they say but there must be something that's pretty shocking about her. And Nate/Serena, really? I think they are sooo boring together... yawn.. I like Serena/Dan because I have a feeling that they're really meant for each other but I really don't want to see them getting back together at the beginning of season 4 just yet. It needs to be something that is really EPIC. Season 4 really needs to epic like season 1 otherwise it's not going anywhere. Jenny needs to come back like 'OMG' character/moment kinda thing. She just makes the show great eventhough she appears to be a total little j-bitch in season 3. Serena needs to bring back her 'Serena Van Der Woodsen' character, not some stupid girl who doesn't listen to anyone and is full of herself. She needs to be that 'it' girl and lovely and complicated like she was at the beginning, I mean development is good but sometime, there's a limit and keeping the characters interesting not losing the characters.

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i now officially own the 3rd season of gossip girl.. and got to rewatch it all non-stop... so here is something i need to rant about.. WTF is up with serena the last couple of episodes.. sabotaging lilly and rufus what a bitch.. most of the time in GG serena annoys me.. she does have her good moments but she has way more annoying ones..still love Gossip Girl though!!! CHAIR ALL THE WAY!!!

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pleaseeeeee... Chuck and Blair are going to get back together...

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SERENA HAS TO PICK DAN OVER NATE SHE JUST HAS TO!!!

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CHAIR 4 EVA! I'm so sick of the dan, vanessa, nate, and serena situation. I'm so glad Jenny's coming back!!

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Sorry Stephaine, Eva can stay one, two, five, ten episodes, either way I wont care about her. After Chuck and Jenny she thinks we are gonna be ok with Chuck and Eva? What an awful idea. And I think the show would be so much better without Dan and Vanessa. let them just stay in Brooklyin

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oh please.. CHAIR & SERENATE = ENDGAME!!

Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.

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