Gossip Girl Season Finale Round Table: "The Wrong Goodbye"

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Welcome back to the weekly TVF Gossip Girl Round Table, where our panel breaks down the previous night's episode (see our review from earlier this morning).

Below, GG critic Mister Meester is joined by the legendary and incomparable Gossip Guy, TV Fanatic's esteemed co-creator to discuss the Season Four finale.

Our colleague DANdy is back from his Lost Weekend Month with Jack, but will likely take until September to fully recover from that kind of bender. Rough.

It's a two-man show again, sadly, for our last RT of the season:


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from last night?

Gossip Guy: "When are you going to realize that I had a better life before you climbed up my fire escape four years ago?" Snap yo, V. Good riddance and enjoy Spain!

Mister Meester: OMG, anything out of G's mouth. "I haven't been this bored since I believed in Jesus" was classic, as were her nonchalant references to the guy she was with (and why), and how she accelerated someone's hospice care to score an apartment.

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2. Did Chuck and Blair make the right decision to part ways?

Gossip Guy: Yes, Chuck saved Blair's life. Yes, Chuck seems to be maturing. But I just don't think he's dealt enough with his many demons to be ready for any woman in his life, let alone Queen B. Now, do I think boring Louis is right for her? Probably not, but are the princes ever exciting in fairy tell weddings? Eh, who am I kidding, go get married. All I care about is that I get invited on that yacht. Move over, Rufus.

Mister Meester: I think they did, but as I said in my review of the episode, they need it to stick. She's getting married. If Louis was going to get dumped, this was the time to do it. If Chair's games continue any longer, they will not only grow stale, but hurt other people.

3. Hardest to believe: The five-second resolution of the Raina/Russell storyline, Serena getting a job in the movies, or Dan's novel getting published anonymously?

Gossip Guy: It seems every week my "harder to believe" also goes to something with the Raina / Russell storyline, so I might as well give it to the silly wrap up of that waste of a season-long arc. Meanwhile, I definitely believe the S storyline. I know I'd give her any job.

Mister Meester: All were too convenient, but the publisher asking "where do I send the checks" killed me. We're expected to believe V would steal Dan's work (which he didn't notice was gone), shop it around masquerading as his agent and land a lucrative deal?

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PRINCE HARMING: Will Blair break Louis' heart next season?

4. Who do you most want to see back next season: Jenny, Jack or Georgina?

Gossip Guy: Ooh that's a tough one. I mean obviously not raccoon girl, but way to try and sneak her in, Mister Meester. Very clever. I guess I'm going to go with G. Jack had his hilarious day in the sun, let's see what G can do now that she's teaming up with Crazy Charlie. And no, I don't care if it was an act, it only makes her crazier in my eyes.

Mister Meester: All of the above. I don't know if it was part of the problem, but I personally missed Jenny this season. Jack is great but the small doses we get may contribute to that. Georgina, on the other hand, still has me laughing after last night. More G always equals more drama and humor. Great combination, no?

5: Rate last night on the Vanessa Uselessness Scale (1-10).

Gossip Guy: Didn't I already give V a sendoff? Now I almost feel guilty. Girl is off the show and already got called out in my favorite quote. Ah, who am I kidding? 732.

Mister Meester: At the very least, Jessica Szohr's character came full circle last night, reverting back to the holier-than-thou outsider calling out Dan's sellout ways. 4.

6: Who's pregnant?!

Gossip Guy: Unfortunately, I'm as positive as the test that it's Blair and Chuck's baby. It's Gossip Girl and there's no way Blouis could have a drama-free wedding.

Mister Meester: If it were really Cyrus and Eleanor, as some readers have realistically guessed, that would be the weakest cliffhanger in history, even for the CW. Serena hasn't been with any guys in the recent past, right? So it's got to be Blair. With two potential dads (three if you count Dan, though it's unclear if they had sex), that would give birth to a HUGE story line.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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please rewrite Serena and Nate storyline... i really love SERENATE


It has to be Serena, why else was she acting all weird, plus looking out at the sea in a distracted "I'm pregnant" kind of way?


let it be blair and chuck's! a great way to end the relationship with louis and put chair back together. love them so much, they're my favorite in GG!ü


No pregnancy test works in 24 hours, so it's highly unlikely Blair was worried she was pregnant from Chuck - even GG wouldn't be that unrealistic (would they)? I'm rooting for it to be Dorota, though it would be kindof odd that she was using Blair's personal bathroom to take the test, versus a guest bathroom. And Eleanor wouldn't for the same reason. But a Blair pregnancy and miscarriage or abortion would certainly be a massive dramatic arc for the next season...


@BlairBitch Project: no, but I never had an issue with her or her acting, and not really many issues with her character. Besides, I hate when regular cast members leave a show. I don't know if she did or didn't do what many think she did but if I would have been her you can be sure that would have never happenned, if she did it then she must be crazy because you have to be crazy to cheat on that.


@pty,errrr Jessica Szohr, is that you? :P


hi my name is benjamin and i love your show and how can i get on your show


@eternaldreamist: at least I won't kill you because I never like when characters leave shows after being regulars in them for so long. I never really understood all the Vanessa hate, even understanding that many saw hypocrisy in her or that she could be judgemental from the beginning, the amount of hate displayed by the fandom towards her was unbelievable, specially considering that some see similar qualities in Dan yet he doesn't receives so much heat about it. Now that she is gone I'm going to dare to put my theories here about it:
1. For some fans, and I'm not saying all, there was a racial component here. And let's not try to pretend that for some people that wasn't an issue. The actress is half black, half white from East Europe ascendat. Racial diversification is the politically right thing to do in TV shows but this is a business and they now part of their audience can't deal with that so they keep it in secundary characters. Her character was never intended to be a real main character. The character's story in the GG books helped with that a little but was also a hindrance, in the books her importance was greatly due to Dan, yes, but she also went to Constance and was classmate with Serena and Blair, so she had her own stand in the books, while in the TV show that was taken away from her making her home schooled, so only the Dan link remained and the minute this was eliminated like in Season 4 she no longer had a reason to be there. And in the books she was white and she cutted her hair really short, and I think she had brown eyes, anyways Jessica Szohr couldn't be more different.
2. She was introduced as a complication for Dan and Serena. And at that time they were the main couple of this show, only in the episode after that Chuck and Blair started to start, so to speak and Nate and Blair in the show never took off. When Vanessa shows up the fandom is worshipping Dan and Serena, so any girl that came from nowhere and standed between them was bound to be hated. Later on, through the seasons, she was used as an obstacle/hindrance between other core or important pairings of this show like Chuck and Blair and Nate and Jenny, which created more enemies for her character.
3. The judgemental/hypocrisy factor that many saw in her and couldn't dealt with it. I saw the judgemental specially in the last 2 seasons, failed to see the hypocrisy except in the last episodes of this season, and yes she was noisy specially at the end.
4. The fact that in real life the actress dared to date the actor who plays Chuck Bass. And no, before anybody says something to me about this, it's the truth, admit it, many female fans couldn't stand that they were dating in real life, I don't think any girl who dates him is going to be worshipped by his fans (except apparently Leighton but I really don't think they are going to do that, I think they like to keep the line between reality and fiction, hello), but since people see the actress and the character as the same they found offensive that Vanessa dared to date him. And it didn't help the fact that the show teased the viewers in that sense with the 2x20 storyline. And it was worst when they broke up and the cheating rumor started, no idea if she did it or not but that certainly didn't helped her character, for his fans she became the woman who dared cheat on him (I'm a fan of him but until one of them admits there was a cheating I won't believe it, their reps didn't confirmed any of that at the moment, I can't base my decisions on rumors).


Let is be Eleanor and Cyrus having the baby! I think a baby is just a bit to... I don't know...cliche! And definitely more Georgina! Alot more! I love her! One of my favourite characters and she was so funny in the finale. Although I have kinda missed Jenny as well. Was super happy that Vanessa has left.


er.. there are a lot of Vanessa hates here. i kinda liked her. and was little... yes.. upset when she said she's moving to spain. yikes! dont kill me you all.

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Gossip Girl Season 4 Episode 22 Quotes

Chuck: You really love him, don't you?
Blair: Yes. But not like I love you. Louis and I, it's different. It's lighter, more simple. He makes me happy.
Chuck: And I don't?
Blair: What we have is a great love. It's complicated. Intense. All-consuming. No matter what we do and how much we fight, it'll always pull us in. What's mere happiness in the face of all that, right?

Chuck: There's a difference between a great love and the right love. I left the Empire State Building last year after two minutes when you didn't show. Louis waited all night. This is your chance at happiness. You think you shouldn't want it 'cause you've never had it and it scares you. But you deserve your fairytale.
Blair: We make our own fairytales.
Chuck: Only when we have to.