Oh Gossip Girl. Please don't leave us. We love you so hard.
In honor of repeats airing for the first time on the Style network, and the final season airing this fall on the CW, TV Fanatic is taking a look back at the series that's given us so many great memories over the years.
Last week, we reflected on Gossip Girl Season 3, a turbulent year by any measure. Today, we ask you to share your memories of the show's fourth season and all its ups, downs, highs, lows and all-out craziness ...
Gossip Girl Season 4 began on location in Paris, France with Serena and Blair hoping to forget what they left behind in New York, and Chuck going to even greater lengths to become an entirely different person.
While in Paris, Blair met Prince Louis Grimaldi, to whom she later became engaged.
One of the principal storylines of the first half of the season revolved around Juliet Sharp (Katie Cassidy) and her secret agenda against Serena. The second half focused on Serena's relationship with former teacher Ben.
Juliet and Ben, of course, went back a long way.
Blair and Dan grew increasingly close in the spring of Season 4, setting the stage for a full-blown romantic relationship a year later that would become one of the most polarizing in show history (if not TV history).
Dan and Vanessa's relationship deteriorated, meanwhile, and she split. For good.
Devious Uncle Jack Bass returned, this time to help Chuck get out of a bind involving Russell Thorpe, who along with his daughter Raina wreaked havoc on the Empire heir, nearly resulting in his fall from grace.
William van der Woodsen, along with Lily's mother and sister, CeCe and Carol, came to New York to support Lily after she confessed to evidence tampering (and ruining Ben's life), but brought their own agendas.
Gossip Girl Season 4, like Season 3 before it, concluded with Chair coming thisclose to rekindling the passion, only to fall just short. In this case, there was no J driving a wedge between them, just Chuck's own fears.
At least fans of the star-crossed pair will always have the piano scene.
Speaking of Jenny, Taylor Momsen was absent for the majority of the season, and eventually written out for good. It's unlikely that we'll see her again, although anything is possible in the final season this fall.
Taking her place on the Upper East Side was Serena's cousin Charlie Rhodes (Kaylee DeFer), who we later learned was not actually Charlie Rhodes but Ivy Dickens, whose endgame is still to be determined to this day.
Nate Archibald ... hooked up with a lot of girls?
All in all, the 2010-11 campaign was not Gossip Girl's best. Safe to say we can all agree on that. But what were the things that you liked? And what would you most like to have changed, in retrospect?
What's your most vivid memory of Gossip Girl Season 4? Favorite episode? Favorite moment? Most heartbreaking moment? Biggest disappointment? We want to hear from you as we gear up for the big farewell.
Share it with us in the comment section below as we look back at the series we love and gear up for its swan song (see TV Fanatic's Gossip Girl spoilers for all the latest) beginning Monday, October 8!
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