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.


Dan and Blair are cute and funny together but Chuck and Blair are an EPIC love story they are the show. CB have passion and I can't see Blair loving Dan as much as she loves Chuck. Chuck and Blair are NEVER over! I can't wait to see how they will bring them back together.


At the end of season 4 both Chuck and Blair reached the conclusion that they shouldn´t be together. That´s fine. Sometimes love isn´t enough to make a relationship work and things like this happen all the time. But Chuck spent this entire time after the break-up alone, trying to find himself and turning into a great man in the process. Blair got hitched to some random guy and totally lost her way. If you do love someone but don´t want to be with him, the answer isn´t to rush into an engagement. Mostly you need time to redefine yourself and then eventually you might develop actual feelings for someone else. Most importantly take your time. The fairy tale wedding was just a way for Blair not to have to face her real life, a life without a man she´s loved for the past years. She´s only got herself to blame for this mess she is in right now.


5.And after the accident she uses her pact with God so she wouldn´t have to face her issues and then of course hides in Brooklyn AGAIN. Because that seems to be her answer to every problem these days, go and hide in Brooklyn. 6.She goes through with a wedding to a man she doesn´t love, which is cruel and unfair to herself, Chuck and Louis. 7.And as Louis unveils his dark side, she runs and hides in Brooklyn AGAIN.


I have no idea how some can call Blair a powerful woman right now. She has been acting like a coward and weakling and an insecure, shallow little girl since Louis was introduced. 1.First she gets engaged to Louis, a guy she hardly knew, just because he´s a prince. 2.When she had to take the paternity test, instead of facing up to the consequences of her actions, she attempts to flee and Dan has to basically force her to open the envelope. 3.After Chuck´s apology, instead of facing her feelings for him and the fact that he is now a good man, she goes crazy. She stalks him and tries to bring out the bad in him again, just so she can reassure herself in her decision. Instead she should´ve come to terms with her own feelings and the fact that Chuck´s good now and reassessed her current situation in peace. 4.As she finally decides that she still loves Chuck, she demands him and Dan to make her decision. She should´ve made the decision herself. cont


Best season ever.


Yikes. Can people say their opinion without resorting to personal attacks? No reason to cut someone down because you don't like their "ship". It is a fictional show after all..


Well, I guess it is time for Serena and Chuck to hook up since Blair is going MIA with Dan...coz really, can the writers surprise us any more?


i loved it


Dear child, I'm not converting you to be a dair damn shipper. Unless you like to be one. "Dan only likes Blair when she is weak"? What? Are you 12? Lol, that's the most ridiculous reason that I ever heard. Oh god this is the best day of my life. I never laugh so hard in my entire life arguing with a person with tiny bits of brain. My apology I didn't know how much you came from, ha. Maybe next time try harder. This is probably why Josh Schwartz liked to piss all of the chair fans. He's probably laughing so hard including you. How pity. I'm done here. Ta-ta!


I'm not denying the Dair spark. Its there on Dan's side. But I'm sorry I can't ignore the deep connection between Chuck and Blair. Without Blair, Chuck would never have come this far in the show. He needed her for character development and fundamentally to have survived? Blair and Chuck are the most multi-layered, complex, captivating relationship I have seen on television in a while. With them, the stakes are so high and the sky is the limit. If Blair goes with Dan it will always be her "settling" and a consolation prize for letting go of Chuck. It has very little to do with her own feelings towards Dan. Also have we forgotten our main character and heroine Miss Serena Van der Woodsen? She said it herself this week and she has said it before, she and Dan will always be connected. Without Dan she has no other striking love match? They are a modern take on Romeo and Juliet. Lovers constantly separated by different worlds.

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