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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Imagine yourself with the most evil person in the whole world. He is about to dad, crying for help, would you help him? I know I would, because no matter what he is a freakin human being and you are just as worst if you are not helping this person.


If Chuck had saved Bart or tried to pull him up Bart would've told him he failed the last test before pulling him down with him


This episode got the best reviews of the season and the fans are divided. Go figure. The film noir music while out of place is a Chuck and Blair staple they love old movies it wasn't the Star Wars theme it's mostly likely the dramatic score from an old Hepburn or Hitchcock film. As for Chuck's decision to let Bart fall after everything Bart has said and done Chuck was justified in not helping him to give him a hand because Bart would've taken Chuck with him


@puppybunny1 Yep, I agree with you too. For a moment, I thought Chuck was gonna grab Bart's hand, and when he didn't, it was kind of a letdown. To me, by killing him, the writers took the easy way out, instead of making C&B having to deal with it in a more "adult" way, like they had been doing up until that moment (which would also had proven that Chuck was more of a man than Bart would ever be, especially after his "being a man" speech).




i on the other hand think dat bart dead is should a CELEBRATION!!!!!!!!!! who cares chuck/blair let him die.he is the villain,he deserves dat,or thr won be any happy ending!!!!!!!OK PPL!!!!!!!!!!!! hope to watch it before 21st dec!!!!!such a big fan of CHAIR!!finally the moment of life!! for them to be marry and FOREVER


Chuck could have had another cell phone hide in his pocket to take Bart's confession, Lonely boy could have written a Bart's profile that spell everything, Chuck could have had proof of his father trying to kill him (what about the pilot?) or even the father of princess something could have had microfilm of his own... it's even bad tv show not to have one character like Lily not doing copy of the microfilm (or even Ivy)think about it, Lily is all about leverage and she doesn't think of doing a copy and just throw it? that story-line was lame from this point.


@Em I agree with everything you said! The music in that last scene was ridiculous. I know it's an "homage" to some films the show has been making reference to since day 1, but still. The rest of the episode was great! I've always rooted for Derena, but I, too, had been wondering if there was a way for them to finally get back together after everything they've been through. It turns out I enjoyed Dan's awful actions being a wake-up call for Serena, and for himself, too. They somehow triggered a much-needed character development. As for Chair, they're always amazing together. Their scheming has got too far, but then again it is what brought them together in the first place, so it's nice to see it ending the same way it started. I remember reading somewhere that before airing the last episode, a "behind the scenes" special would air. Does anyone know if that's still happening?


I agree with Z. I am disappointed that Chuck/Blair let Bart die. Chuck just proved that he is just as bad as Bart.

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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.