The Aftermath: Gossip Girl Producers Speak on 100th Episode, Seek to Quell Riot

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Blair did indeed say "I do" to Prince Louis on last night's Gossip Girl.

That alone was surprising ... but then she ran out with Dan. Dan!

Why did the show take that route? Executive producer Stephanie Savage explains:

"Part of it was coming from Blair's character and really trying to follow and be consistent with her thought process and her emotions up to this point. And her willingness to stick with her plan and to take this to the end of the line."

"And as we started to think about the story that actually generates, if you kind sort of let your mind percolate into things that might happen in the future, it generates a lot more story this way."

The Runaway Bride?

To that, Co-EP Josh Schwartz teases, jokingly: "Plus, we really just wanted to piss off those Chair fans so they don't destroy my Twitter feeds on a weekly basis."

Savage is quick to point out that Chuck and Blair had "some great great moments in tonight's episode and there are many more to come ... they are not by any means done!"

Schwartz knows plenty of diehards won't be happy, however.

"They're going to come at us with pitchforks! I probably will just not go online. I mean, it's funny, on Friday we aired the final episode of Chuck [which Schwartz also created] and it was so nice and everyone was so lovely and now this will be... the opposite. They are coming for us."

Of course, it's just that kind of fan intensity that helped Gossip Girl hit 100 episodes in the first place. But will everyone keep tuning in to see what happens next?

"You're going to see how [what Blair did] impacts everyone," executive producer Joshua Safran, who wrote last night's "G.G.", says of the very next episode.

"Chuck and Serena together dealing with Dan and Blair together."

As for Louis, Safran says Blair will face "all sorts of consequences" from her new husband. "This is not taken lightly."

Re: Dan and Blair, he teases, "That story's going to go in an interesting direction."

As for the other huge reveal, if Gossip Girl really is the show's awesome villainess Georgina, does that mean Michelle Trachtenberg is now going to narrate the series?

"No. You'll definitely always hear Kristen Bell's voice as Gossip Girl because the idea was never that the voice was attached to a specific person and that one day, Kristen Bell would be on the show and you'd recognize that voice as Gossip Girl. So whenever we hear Gossip Girl, we hear Kristen."

Guess we'll have to wait and see if Georgina is really G.G., or an impostor.

Regarding the future of the season, and beyond, Schwartz explains that he wanted last night to "feel big ... something that would feel like it was pushing the buttons in terms of the core series mythology and core characters, but would also feel shocking and something that would really work as a springboard for the whole back-half of the season."

It also looks like another season is likely after this one, but no more.

"Our philosophy has always been that these kinds of show aren't meant to run forever... This season I think has been one of the best seasons of the show and there's a lot of creative vibrancy to the show and you want to go out on top creatively. So next year the actors' contracts are up and perhaps that is a natural time to end it."

Finally ... as for Blair's endgame?

Savage says: "I'll just say that to the credit of Blair the character and to Leighton the actress, she has so many layers and possibilities that you can really see how either of these guys would be a great fit for her."

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


i call bull**it, this was SUCH a crap episode. i rewatched some episodes from earlier series and everything was so different, the actors were glowing, they truly looked like their characters and i could totally buy their storylines. this week was just awful, even my favourite ed and leighton looked like they didn't buy their lines, the sorry writing made their acting look amateur, SO DISAPPOINTED! 100th episode, my ass


Before people share their opinions they should actually make them logical. Serena, Chuck and Eleanor all tried to stop the wedding, stepping on Blair's toes do so. You can't say that nobody tried. I understand you fully, you're upset that the wedding happened. I am too, I'm a Chair fan. But you can't say that it was anyone else's fault but Blair's. I feel sorry for Blair and all that she has been through, but why did she have to rush into an engagement with someone she had only been dating for a few weeks? She never accomplished her powerful woman goals too. As if she didn't see what happened with Louis coming when everyone told her not to marry him?


Can we please all just agree on Hair? Happiness + Blair = Hair. I would just like to see her happy with whichever new or old boy she chooses. :]


@Maribells so to you blair is a retard?


I wonder if they even realize how terribly they've been writing Blair? This version of her character is nothing but a shell of her former self- and it's precisely because they're trying to make her work with so many different men. It's just depressing to watch the formerly take-charge Blair Waldorf turn into this whiny, helpless, quite possibly mentally ill mess. Obviously I want her back with Chuck, but not until she figures some things out on her own. Maybe Chuck can lend her his therapist. Btw, I really don't think Josh Schwartz was being rude, I think he was making a joke (which doesn't always translate well in written form). He loves Chuck and Blair and absolutely appreciates their fans, he was just poking some fun at them. I'm fine with it, personally.


Idk, I can see Louis' side here: we all know Blair doesn't love him, and with the baby controversy and stuff that went down in the wedding, I'd react badly too. I think at the wedding he finally realized that Blair doesn't love him and stopped trying. I'm not surprised.


and yes, i am a huge fan of mature-chuck. but there's a fine line between mature and completely passive. he should have tried harder. he always used to try harder. if he tried harder, it wouldn't mean he was regressing back to his old ways. he could have tried in a MATURE FASHION. once he knew about blair's pact and knew that she WASN'T going to be happy, that she was only doing it for him, then he should have stopped the stupid wedding, sat blair down and told her that she's insane. but no, he's just standing there. letting the PTSD-girl make the decisions. i do not understand this show any more.
i hate the writers who wrote this entire, horrid storyline JUST so they could write their stupid royal wedding and their version of the Runaway Bride. it's disgusting. and contrived.


everyone was so stupid in this episode. i'm amazed. everyone has lost the ability to think rationally. ANY ONE of the people at the wedding who knew it was wrong could have stopped it and yet NO ONE DID. it was so frustrating. if blair is suffering from some form of PTSD then she really shouldn't be allowed to make such important decisions like whether or not to get married. therefore, nobody should really have listened to what she was saying. they should have been good friends and STOPPED THE DAMN WEDDING. serena should have. dan should have. nate should have. eleanor should have. CHUCK SHOULD HAVE. and none of them did. so, so disappointing.


i just want to say... now G.G seem like predictable to me. m chair fan btw... and hard to say this... i think chuck will die at the end of the story... i will not to give the reason why... but i hope u watching back season 5 from episode 1 till now... dun get me wrong this is just my view... but i really hope m wrong... coz i really want to see blair n chuck get the happy ending together.


I disagree. Season 2 WAS THE BEST season ever. that is the fact.

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