Gossip Girl Producer Says There is No "Endgame"

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Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran is persona non grata with many fans after two mediocre episodes (read our review of last night) and this latest interview of his won't likely be too well received.

Why? It's not what he says, but rather what he doesn't say. Much of anything.

Asked about the future of the series, the highly anticipated 100th episode and the "endgame" as far as certain couples are concerned, Safran spoke to E! recently and said the following (excerpts below):

On how long the show will last: "I'm hoping it goes another year and if it were to end then, it'd be OK. If it were to continue, I'd be super happy as well. I think we're looking at a sixth season as our hope for now."

On the upcoming season finale script: "We are not planning it or writing it as if it is the Gossip Girl series finale. There is definitely a lot more story to tell after that episode."

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On "endgame" couples: "[We have plans] but then they shift. You never know that you're going to make it to 100 episodes, so they keep shifting. Of course there are some loose ends that we'd like to tie up for sure."

"I really don't know. I'm not saying that Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie [Savage] don't, but I don't want to think about endgame because when you think about where you want them to go then it's done in my head."

"It's still living for me. That's not to say that it won't end exactly the way that half the audience wants it to, unfortunately now it's half of the audience, but I just cant say for sure. I can't tie that up."

On the 100th episode: "I really wanted to pay homage to the pilot and all the episodes before, we really did our research and watched a lot of the episodes again to put in as many winks and nods [as possible]."

"I think [next week] is a really great episode and every one of our leads has a full story."

Well, what do you think will happen next week? And who do you think is endgame?

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