Gossip Girl Review: Tag Teams and Takedowns

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What an hour. Gossip Girl aired its penultimate episode, "The Revengers,” this week and it took us viewers all over the place. There was scheming, crying, a possible death and even an arrest...

Bart, Bass & Beyond. Taking the stage in this installment was none other than the evil Bart Bass. Seriously, I have watched a lot of TV... even a lot of bad TV. These shows have been full of corrupt characters - but still, Bart takes the villainous cake. He possesses layers of evil and it doesn’t help that he is so smart with his crimes. Could you imagine having a father worse than BB? Yup, don’t think there is one.

Chuck continued his battle with his father and it finally started to peak interest again. These two had been having a tug of war for far too long. The fact that Bart would try to convince his son to leave the country and never come back is just crazy. What’s more crazy? The fact that he tried to kill his own child in a plane crash. 

Looks like this war is coming to an end. The scuffle between the Bass boys ended with Bart falling off the roof of the building where his Man of the Year party was still going on. Not that this hasn’t been entertaining, but I personally will be glad to get rid of the real Basshole.

Bartholomew Bass Photo

Like Father, Like Son. Nate, having played both teams of the Bass war, ended up in jail just like his Daddy. What kind of prison is this that his high school girlfriend could just pop in and talk to him? Regardless, it brought back The Captain and that's always enjoyable. Nate shared some sweet father/son moments and gave him the inspiration to move forward...with the help of Sage.

Nate still has all of research on the identity of Gossip Girl. Is he finally going to take her down? He better, and hopefully he will use Blair Waldorf and her b*tches. If not, at least his mug shot made it on to TMZ...

Best Team Ever. This isn’t the first time the friends of GG have teamed up for a serious scheme. But I must say, Blair and the girls were awesome. They did just enough to creep out Bart and all get along, even if for just one night. Not to mention, they all looked flawless. Sage has grown on me, Ivy’s raspy voice is always welcome (when she’s useful) and even Georgina was likable. 

The GG fans have made the Georgina argument as tension-filled as the Dair/Derena/Serenate/Chair fights. Is she a welcome character or is she just a little too nutty? Has she worn out her welcome in the UES? Most appearances by G are entertaining, but they have started to grow thin. Does anyone else think this or do you wish she had been a full time character throughout the series?

Dan On The Move. Humphrey is moving on up! Dan made the bold move to get an apartment in Serena’s building, after admitting he still loves her and going against Bart. Is it enough to get S to stay or is she really heading to the sunny skies of California? He slipped an envelope into her bags; has to be his nice Serena chapter, right?

Serena and Blair on GG

Will Derena get back together just in time for the show to come to an end? I hope so, or there are going to be some seriously angry shippers.

The End is Here. With only one episode left of the series, what can we expect from the writers? There have been Gossip Girl spoilers all over the place for the past several weeks. Looks like there may be some returning characters, some saying goodbye and maybe some saying something a little more important. Will Gossip Girl be revealed? Will Serena leave the UES side for good? Will Lily reappear? Will Serena really leave? Leaving behind her BFF would really put a hole in the heart of this show. 

It’s going to be a long week waiting for the series finale. This gives us time to look back at the Gossip Girl cast we’re getting ready to say goodbye too, as well as reliving the best Gossip Girl Quotes over the past six seasons.

Until then, sound off below and let us know what you thought of “The Revengers.” Did it live up to final season expectations or was it a let down considering there is only one episode remaining?

Check back for the Round Table of the week and make your predictions for the end of Gossip Girl! We've also posted the series finale promo below. Until next week, GG Fanatics. XOXO.

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The final scene was a little too "Star Warsy" for me, with the music and all... In any case, I'm just watching out of habit really... oh well... one last monday to go and it'll all be over.


Dan is GG. He as GG wanted more than just a blog, so he started writing a manuscript (Inside) to see how he could turn his career into something bigger. His final chapter of his exposé for Vanity Fair that he was typing out is his chapter revealing his identity. The envelope he slipped Serena has to be that final chapter saying that he became GG because he loves Her, always has, always will.


Soooo where are all the Dan haters at?


Great episode! I was totally freaked when Bart jumped into Blairs car! Creepy! AND did anyone else hit the rewind button on the promo for the finale like a million times when chuck asks blair to marry him???? haha i know i did lol


@GGfan5 I was kid of wondering that too but Chuck looked frozen at first. I also think deep down he knew the only way this would end at this point was if Bart died (I mean he did just try to kill Chuck or was Bart not planning on throwing Chuck over the roof). BTW nice parallel to season 2 when Chuck almost drunkenly fell.


Wow, that really was the best episode of GG I've seen in a long time! I was on the edge of my seat falling for all the twists and turns! Can't wait for the finale next week but I'm sad to see it go :( I wish I had more time to see what happens with chuck and Blair! Oh and it was really fun to see all Blair's bitches working together! Georgina looked great and I agree, sage became way more tolerable. Nate deserves to be happy too!


sad the ultimate bonnie and clyde, they know have a a death in their sleeve


I'm sorry, but the camera angles and the score of that last scene were just plain AWFUL. much like the scene with Lily and Bart fighting (where he grabbed her) in the last ep, it seems contrived and poorly played out. the cheesy music made it just that bit worse...


I loved this episode! I'm so happy that Chuck didn't try to reach out and grab his dad's hand. The only thing I can think about is the similar situation that OTH had at the end of season 2 where Lucas saved his dad. Lucas later regretted the decision and told him that he wishes he would have let him burn to death in the fire. Dan responded with a real man would have. I'm not sorry to see Bart gone. I think it was fine that Chuck didn't try to save him given the crap he put him through. Between Nate being arrested and scaring Blair, Bart deserved what he got. It was a great episode and nice to see Dan didn't fully drift over to the dark side. Can't wait for the Chair wedding in the series finale!


OMG is all about the power, I felt like I was watching Star Wars, but awsome I cant wait although I am a little sad because I jul feel like the cycle continious. I still want to know why does Bart hate so much chuck he´s just a bully that blemes others and Chuck was just the confortable option for so many years, is the corruption of power? OMG I just cant get over it. Excuse my grammar I am lerning english

Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 9 Quotes

Congratulations, you've officially joined the dark side.


I don't know how Claire Danes does this, it hurts my head.