Gossip Girl Finale Preview: Stephanie Savage Teases the Last Chapter

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After more than five years and 120 episodes, the last chapter of Gossip Girl airs tonight, and executive producer Stephanie Savage is here to preview some of the twists, turns, returns and reveals.

Will the Chair "endgame" live up to expectations? What about the identity of the title character? Who else will end up together? And what about the many familiar faces from the past showing up?

Here are five things to look out for when the series takes its final bow tonight:

Gossip Girl Season 6 Cast Photo

1. The reveal of Gossip Girl wasn't necessarily planned - at least not from the onset.

"When you're thinking about a finale, you go back to the pilot, you think about everybody's series arcs and think what is the premise of the show? In this case, 'Who is Gossip Girl?' is a big part of the show."

"We had a thought in the back of our minds who Gossip Girl was, but we were never sure if we were going to reveal that. Was it something the audience wanted to know, or would they rather not know?"

"We kept it very open. Then last year, we did a lot of storytelling with Gossip Girl and it felt right that this year, she would be revealed."

2. It surprised the cast members themselves, but in a good way. "The actors were really excited and surprised," Savage says. "Everyone has had many theories over the years. I think they liked it."

3. The writers agreed on which couples should end up together. "When you create a series," Savage says, "you have an idea in the back of your mind where you think everybody is going to end."

"But you have to be very open to the road the actors and characters take, which I think we really tried to be on Gossip Girl. In the end, I think I always felt I knew who I wanted to be together."

"By the time we were at the end of Gossip Girl Season 5, the writers were all united."

4. They have no regrets, about anything, unlike some of the CW show's viewers.

"There are too many things to think about what you would do differently," she says. "That's one of the good and bad things about TV, you have to keep going and you can't second guess yourself."

5. A Gossip Girl movie could maybe happen ... somehow, some way, and some day. "It's funny we've never talked about [a movie] seriously until the show was actually ending," Savage says.

"We've never had any legitimate conversations about doing a movie until we were saying goodbye. Then we said, 'We'll do a movie, Broadway show or reunion show, right?'"

"Even though we are likely to see each other again it's not like we'll all be working together again, so that's where the fantasy starts."

So say so long to Gossip Girl tonight, then visit TV Fanatic for a full review and analysis! For now, check out these Gossip Girl clips and share your predictions and theories of what we can expect!

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GG doesn't have to be a woman, of course. If Kristen Bell is going to be actually shown on the finale, then maybe her character is actually working for another character, who is really the one behind the GG website. It doesn't make sense to introduce a character we've never heard of or seen before and say, 'this is GG!'...

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Is it a retrospective and a two hour episode equalling 3 hours total or an hour for the look back followed by a regular episode

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Bart Bass is gossip girl!
thats why there was no gossip girl narrating at the end of the last episode!

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There are also Lily and Rufus (maybe they married too, who knows), and Nate and Jenny or Sage or some other girl, and Georgina and Jack (if they where connect before it would be magnificently)! And of course, finally that audiences finds out who is behind this abbreviation - GG, who is invincible, untouchable and always willing to pass on gossip, he or she - Gossip Girl!?

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It is very sad now that GG is at the end, it was fun to hang out with her over the past 6 seasons, some were more or less a fun, but all in all it was great! It was always interesting when the season is over, waiting for what will be next, will the characters which we cheer for be more successful than before, now it's all over, no more! I think the audience will ultimately be satisfied, and that some kind of happy ending will be shown, perhaps not as well as we had imagined, but it will definitely end up being a happy ending! Because, although before in the end of each season always remained something not finished, but now it will not be for the simple reason because now is the end and no more! Therefore, we should all expect that characters which we cheer for get a happy ending they deserve, at least two weddings - Serena and Dan and Chuck and Blair - two pairs that are the cornerstones of the series, and from them all started and with them should end! There are also Lily and Rufus (maybe they married too, who knows), and Nate and Jenny or Sage or some other girl, and Georgina and Jack (if they where connect before it would be magnificently)! And of course, finally that audiences finds out who is behind this abbreviation - GG, who is invincible, untouchable and always willing to pass on gossip, he or she - Gossip Girl!?

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Louis Dan Eva Raina those relationships were obstacles Chuck and Blair faced and overcame. Call it fate, destiny or whatever you want but there's no denying that their paths keeping crossing leading them back to each other. She brings out the best of him and with him she can be herself

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Yeeeyy a Gossip Girl film or reunion could be amazing! :D I can’t wait and I acutally think it could happen! :D

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...a diehard Chair fan from 1x07 to about the beginning of season 3. I absolutely loved them and did believe they had insanely hot chemistry, but chemistry does not equate to love. I've grown up and realized how unacceptable it is that he tried to rape Serena and Jenny, that he refused to tell Blair that he loved her for two years, that he traded Blair for his hotel, that he told her he wouldn't stop until she had nothing, that he could ever say that he hated her, etc....I just can't stand couples who bring out the worst in each other. I guess I'm an optimist that way, but Chair will always be what was wrong with Gossip Girl for me. They had potential to grow up, to mature, to earn each other's love, but instead became nothing but whiny, stupid adolescents that cared more about their futures than each other.

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For everyone demanding that we Dair fans will just put our feelings for them to bed after tonight's episode is crazy. Shows like Felicity and One Tree Hill have fans pitted against each other long after the final episode. That's life. We won't all agree. But it's ridiculous that you even demand that we give it up. Many of you say that Dair was unrealistic and awkward. That's fine, but that is your opinion, not a fact. To me, Dair was the ONLY realistic couple to every happen on the show. People make assumptions about the other. People can dislike each other initially, but life is about being wrong from time to time. You can change your mind about someone when you get to know them. For me, that is what happened with Dan and Blair. They disliked each other, but then slowly grew to respect the other for their work ethic, and that grew to a reluctant friendship because they had so much in common, and from there grew to a mutual love. It was slow and it was beautiful. Let me be clear, I was a diehard Chair fan from 1x07 to about the beginning of season 3. I absolutely loved them and did believe they had insanely hot chemistry, but chemistry does not equate to love. I've grown up and realized how unacceptable it is that he tried to rape Serena and Jenny, that he refused to tell Blair that he loved her for two years, that he traded Blair for his hotel, that he told her he wouldn't stop until she had nothing, that he could ever say that he hated her, etc....I just can't stand couples who bring out the worst in each other. I guess I'm an optimist that way, but Chair will always be what was wrong with Gossip Girl for me. They had potential to grow up, to mature, to earn each other's love, but instead became nothing but whiny, stupid adolescents that cared more about their futures than each other.

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If your going to route the Dair Gospel of Safran the producers recognized the chemistry between Penn and Leighton during the fourth episode of the first season Bad News Blair and around that time he claims Dan attended an award ceremony for an essay Blair wrote was being recognized which her mother did not attend of course this all happened off screen

Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.

Blair
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