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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Besides, GG is all about the skim, it would have been much better having a real good skim to take down Bass than having him kill (let to die) by his son and girlfriend, it was pathetic and I agree with Z about it.


Except for the part with Blair and her bitches, it was bad. At some points I thought I was watching Dallas...there was no tension, everything was so expected and so disappointing, hope the GG story will be good on the final episode (finally ending! yeah!)


@DreaXOXO Ok, we`re totally on the same page! ;)


Maybe, at least, all this show is just a creation of the lonely boy. Every character is created by the mind of a young writer of Brooklyn and there isn't Gossip Girl as blogger but just the voice of Dan Humprey as writer who is writing the final chapter of his book.


Good episode but it felt like Blair's dream never ended, what was that terrible music at the end??

Drea xoxo

@em i too laughed at this point its difficult to take these serious scenes to be anything but. o the music was perfectly chosen and showed even the writers and producers find the remains of the once beloved GG a Hot ass Mess!!!

Drea xoxo

'Ok, onto the story: Blair's b!tch rant to Dan was so hypocritical. Please, she has always been on a high horse...' @kay REALLY REALLY please i can't i really can't at times. you dan fans are really too much. the show has portrayed since the pilot for lonely boy to always be on a high horse whilst still pining for ms airhead and recently Queen B to go back to Ms airhead S aka GG1.0 target whilst secretly wanting to be Charles yet publicly loathing him settling for a friendship with golden boy.

Drea xoxo

@sophiexo i was merely saying that conrad is more evil. i loved dan scott! he was the only reason in the ending why i kept watching. i cried when he died!!! n ah OTH a series that knew how to make us forget their mistakes and become full circle in final series,
@Z again i was merely saying don't take the show to heart, i used to feel the way you do but i have since taken the show to be a soap opera now. the writers have messed up the characters its hard to follow at times. i agree a better death should have been produced/scripted with bart doing a suicide would have made more sense and dan really revealing his real expose on the man!!


Okay I know we have the right to say what our own opinions so here's mine ... Gossip girl fans are annoying you guys complain about everything >< no very good fans unlike me who still ther for 6 years non stop ... If you hate the show so much we watch it until now? Anyways .... I don't know about you guys but TONIGHT' WAS EPIC IM HAPPY IT'S GETTIG A HAPPY ENDING :D xoxo


No need to be patronising. I simply don't think being complicit in a murder is the best start for Chuck and Blair. It makes me uneasy about what this show is saying. I'm just saying I would've preferred Chuck to have tried to save him even if he couldn't. It would've made me more comfortable than seeing two core characters watch someone plummet to his death. There are better ways to write Bart's death that don't make Chuck and Blair come off even more cold and calculating.

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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.