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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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Making Jenny gossip girl is just pure sensationalism, not good writing. It's childish to think that she had the resources and connections to be gossip girl, but then again this is a fantasy show after all, and must be taken as make-belief. It bothers me, though, that while we, the fans, indulged the 'childish' part of the show, we are now 6 years older, and the show is still pretty childish even with all the over-the-top drama. It's easy to write 3.5+ seasons of garbage and then line up a few bombs for a couple of final episodes. Not impressed with the effort. We grew up, but the show never did. That's how I feel about it.

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Great episode, but one thing did bother me. Why didn't Chuck try to save his father? Bart even pointed it out, when he said you're better than that. They could have at least had Chuck putting his hand out and Bart still fall anyway. They just made Chuck look bad again. Why spend the last 3 seasons trying to redeem him as a character, just to make him look bad again? Still love Chuck(cause you know it is a tv show and all), but WTF?

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What a way to reclaim its past glory, Gossip Girl. This was what the fans needed! Brilliant episode.
And seeing the next episode promo, I am so totally sure that Jenny is Gossip Girl. Reasons:
1) Last week either Auseillo or E online said that a major clue as to GG's entry was let out during the thanksgiving episode. The only one thing that stood out to me was Rufus getting to know via Jenny from London that S and D are dating again.
2) Dan was protecting someone, and who else would that someone be but Jenny?
3) Momsen and Paolo make their cameos next week, so it sort of makes sense. Either this, or Rufus Humphrey is Gossip Girl. Which, honestly, would be so epic I won't know how to process it!

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BEST EPISODE SINCE SEASON 3!! BEST BEST BEST LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! i just can't believe there's only one episode left... that's sooo sad. Gossip Girl. Best teenage drama ever.

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This was actually great episode and I have to wonder why hasn't all the episode been like this. Also wonder when Dan came in on the plan. BTW Bart was freaking me out when he hopped in Blair's car like that and then took Chuck on the roof. Is it considered an accident or is Chuck implicated because he didn't pulled Bart up?

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So according to the promo Dan knows who gossip girl is this whole time Figuires!

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AMAZINGGGGGG EPISODE OF GOSSIP GIRL!!!! I loved every minute of it and I hope everyone else who watched it did too. It brought me back to the great writing of season 1 and 2. The quotes were hilarious, ending was incredible and Bart completely deserves whatever is coming to him. He's downright horrible and he should die for real this time. If he doesnt I will be extremely dissapointed. God I cannot believe gossip girl is coming to an end next week. The suspense is going to kill me but I'm sure it will be epic and an amazing end to an amazing show.

Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 9 Quotes

Congratulations, you've officially joined the dark side.

Serena

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

Nate