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.


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. AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA what a joke


@chuck+happiness shipper Tate doesnt care if the show ends are not it will be a win win situation for him/her because she or he knows we wont get are chair being happy together which is something dair fans all want. which is for chair to end and to never end up together.and im pretty Tate doesnt even care if dair end up together or not as long chair dont him/her will be happy.


@Tate The ratings are already low, if all Chair fans stopped watching the show wouldn't survive. According to every poll Chuck/Blair fans are very much the majority out of all ships.


No offense Josh Schwartz but you should be grateful that fans care so much for your show, that they get so invested into your characters, they tell you what they honestly think should happen. You shouldnt be complaining any kinda of publicity is good for this show. Why the heck would you want to upset a huge fanbase and then go and make a comment like that to fuel even more anger, are you trying to get people not to wacth your show? It certainly sounds like it.


@Tate which season do u think was the best 1,2,3,4,or 5 so far?


@Tate and they way your acting is mature and not childish like right now?


If all chair fans quit watching the show, we'll survive. Atleast we won't have some idiot viewers who have manner issues. Dear child, just go to school I'm sure you'll get what you deserve. All chair fans attacking writers at twitter is such a dick move. Poor you, how pathetic is that? Lmfao!


@Chair can never be lovers only friends Your ship is dead SO LONG TIME AGO. You just don't have the guts to admit it to yourself because firstly you're a die hard fangirl of this ship and lastly you're dying to tap Ed Westwick's ass. Let me tell you that Dan and Blair story is the only refreshing in the show and so with Georgina. If Dan and Blair pairing didn't come up to its context I'm sure the show is dead with repetitive CB interaction plots and stories? What could be the next thing Chuck would do after he traded Blair for a hotel? Hm, probably gang rape her? Make her a total wreck? Sounds very entertaining.. NOT. Well that's all for now, ta ta.


Best season ever??!!? What has he been smoking?? Cause I'd really like to go through life with that kinda high.


Dear Dair fans, Your ship is dead before it even started. They did not make sense romantically in the past gg seasons and they deff don't make sense now. The moment that blair says "i love u humphrey" to dan will be then end of the show for good. and just when i thought this show can't get any worse dair becoming best friends proved me wrong.

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