Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Revengers"

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Welcome back, once again, to TV Fanatic's weekly Gossip Girl Round Table Q&A discussion! Below, our panelists break down all aspects of the penultimate Gossip Girl episode, "The Revengers."

In our Q&A session, TVF editor Steve Marsi and staff members Christina Tran, Leigh Raines and Courtney Morrison share their opinions on everything that went down on the Upper East Side.

Weigh in with your take on the following topics after reading ours!

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1. What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?

Courtney: Who knew Nate watches Homeland? "I don't know how Claire Danes does this! It hurts my head." Classic.

Christina: The final seconds leading up to Bart plummeting to his death were definitely my favorite. I can’t remember laughing so hard during Gossip Girl. And that amazing score gave me chills – the same kind I get from watching The Lion King, Batman or even Days of Our Lives. Sarcasm, intended.

Leigh: Loved Serena, Blair, and Chuck just lounging in the Oak Room waiting for a scheme. Something about the familiarity and the way Serena gave instructions so easily was just beautifully familiar.

Steve: "Bart Bass may be able to fool the FBI but he has never had to face off against Blair Waldorf and her bitches." Spoken like the true HBIC we know and love. Also Dan calling Chuck his "inspiration."

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2. Will Serena really leave the UES for good or will Dan's envelope trick bring her back to her love and her friends?

Courtney: To use Carrie Bradshaw's words... Serena is like the Chrysler Building. It would be oh so wrong for her to be anywhere but in NYC. All of the mess that will unfold from the Bart situation and Dan's confession of love will keep the Golden Girl of NYC exactly where she should be.

Christina: Of course S will be back. Now, will it be because of Dan’s words that get her back to where she belongs? Probably, but I hope she also remembers it was also his words that sent her with bags in tow, too.

Leigh: Well duh. But WHAT is in the envelope??? Surely it's more than just the other article. Is it the GG evidence too?

Steve: All I know is that Dan's either a better writer or sleuth than we thought, or both, because it's totally gonna bring her back and they're totally gonna live happily ever after (down the road, if not next week).

3. Blair teamed up with her b!tches for a war against Bart. Fun and entertaining or are you just plain tired of seeing G, Ivy, and Sage on your screen... especially in the final season?

Courtney: I'm always up for Blair and the girls on a takedown. I'm usually not a huge fan of Georgina and I haven't loved that some of the newer supporting characters have taken up so much screen time in the final season. But I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed G, Ivy, and Sage working with Blair and Serena.

Christina: I can’t say that I’ve ever cared for Geor-GINA, the strep throat-stricken Ivy, or hipster Sage. However, B and her bitches were fun and manipulative as ever.

Leigh: Yup loved the whole thing. Sage has grown on me, Ivy is ok, G cracks me up and Blair really did gather the best bitches and schemers. About time she got rid of her amateur minions.

Steve: They definitely took up too much time, or it felt that way at certain points, but without a doubt Team Blair Bitch Project rose to the occasion as a united front in this installment.

4. Bart Bass took the plunge, falling off the roof at his Man of the Year Party. Say goodbye to the dearly departed.

Courtney: To the most awful father in Gossip Girl history... you made a bigger splash with your faux death a few seasons ago. This season, Chuck is not alone in wanting to get rid of you. You were a mean, untrustworthy man who took advantage of everyone. You will not be missed... although your eyes might be.

Christina: Dearest Basstard, goodbye again. I’m not sure that you will be missed by anyone, but we certainly won’t forget you for all your evil wrongdoings and giving Chuck major daddy issues.

Leigh: Oh I'm sorry I was unable to find my eulogy from Gossip Girl Season 2 when we buried him the first time.

Steve: I'm sorry, I haven't finished laughing long enough to pen the man the second eulogy we all richly deserve. That scene was a solid 9.5 on the Unintentional Comedy TV Scale.

5. In honor of next week's finale, what is your all-time favorite GG memory?

Courtney: How can I choose? I still love the first season and the original but ridiculous awesomeness. My all time favorite may be the entire "Victor Victrola" episode from Season 1.

Christina: If I had to choose one (this took me nearly an hour), it would have to be the Chair scene from Season 4 with B in the gorgeous red gown and Chuck in plain, simple clothes. Chuck: “Your world would be easier if I didn’t come back.” Blair: “That’s true, but it wouldn’t be my world without you in it.” Epic!

Leigh: The creation of the NJBC when Serena told Blair she "killed someone." That was the first time the "non judging breakfast club" was used. Happier memory? The whole crew in the Hamptons for "Summer Kind of Wonderful."

Steve: Being able to discuss it in reviews and Round Tables with my fellow panelists during its glory days and even now. It's been a blast and something I'll forever be grateful for.

6. Endgame is upon us! Make your prediction(s) for the series finale.

Courtney: Blair and Chuck = happily ever after... well after the Bart disaster. The flash forward will show us a mini Bass. Serena stays in the UES and gets back together with Dan. Sage and Nate keep their relationship going. Lily will end up alone. Jenny and Eric will return for the reveal of Gossip Girl.

Christina: Well, I fail at trying not to read Gossip Girl spoilers. So, I can’t exactly make any predictions, but here’s what I want to see happen: Manhattan’s elite to bow out on a high, dramatic note. I want to see scheme teams, surprising twists and turns, NJBC, Chair, Serenate (still hoping), and maybe even Rufly. 

Leigh: Chuck and Blair get married right before Chuck gets questioned by the police. Serena comes back and tries to take down GG with Dan and Nate. I still have no clue why Juliet comes back. Flash forward to a Dan and Serena wedding which is why Eric and Jenny return. Plus a Baby Bass!

Steve: I think Chair will get married before the much-talked about flash forward, as Leigh says, and the glimpse into the future may reveal the fate of many cast members - including the title character.

7. One last time ... who is Gossip Girl?

Courtney: The same person many have thought it to be for years: Eric Van Der Woodsen.

Christina: Jenny Humphrey! Would there be some plot holes if it were the infamous raccoon-eyed fashionista? Sure, but this is Gossip Girl after all. We shouldn’t expect anything less than inexplicable plotting.

Leigh: Nelly Yuki? Juliet? Rufus? I'm stumped. Truly. But Kristen Bell does have a cameo...

Steve: I'd love to say Dan, because it would be the best-ever twist no one saw coming, but I don't see the writers going there with his character. Not now. Juliet strikes me as another dark horse pick.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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Calling it now. It's William van der Woodsen. If Dan knew all this time that would explain why he wouldn't come after GG. This kind of power is something he needed all along but outing GG would hurt Serena. Also William was in NYC for a portion of the series and never went to see Serena. Kinda strange for a dad... I would like to also know who Chuck's mom is, because it's still kind of unclear in a way.

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@H.I.G.O
I totes understand you man. If you love Dair or if you point out what is wrong with the show, then you just simply cannot be a Gossip Girl fan. That's the logic of most of the fans. Guess what? Dair was a part of Gossip Girl, whether you liked it or not and pointing out the wrongness of the show displays that we care about it (or used to, in my case). When I say one thing against GG, I'm immediately tagged as a bitter Dair fan (so you do acknowledge that only Dair fans are able to see how bad the writing is? Interesting) and my words are disregarded. Take a step back from your shipper fantasy and see for yourself. Everything is laughable right now, even your idolized Chuck Bass. Chair has never been more of a joke and if I were a fan of that couple, I'd be insulted by the way they handled them this season.

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Whoever GG is, it is said to be a character that has been there since Season One, so that rules Juliet out. WHO IS CHUCK'S MOTHER!? I WANTED THAT QUESTION TO BE ANSWERED!!!! Logically, it would make SO MUCH SENSE if Nelly Yuki was Gossip Girl. She's someone who has always tried to fit in and GG has never blasted Nelly (at least I don't think she has) I'm sorry, but if GG is Eric, I think it would be a sellout. I don't think such a minor character could be GG, although with the writing, it would not surprise me. Jenny would be an interesting choice, however, I'd like them to explain it. Blair, Serena and Chuck are obviously not GG. That leaves Nate, Dan and Dorota (why Dororta? That would be sort of dumb).. anyone have any thoughts?

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#1 " he's never gone up against Blair Waldorf and her bitches" -Blair
#2 I think she'll be back
#3 I'm not of a Sage fan or Georgina since end of last season, but I liked them all plotting and scheming together in true GG fashion
#4.Bart, glad you're gone and hope its real this time,never cared for or about you
#5 undecided
#6 Cuck and Blair get married as do Dan & Serena, Lily & Rufus, and just like On DH, Bart's death will be ruled accidental or self defense and charges against Chuck dropped
#7 I have no idea but can't wait to find out

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The last 2 minutes of this episode summed up seasons 3-6 perfectly, a joke

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Gossip Girl is totally William van der Woodsen.

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I agree with Steve about this last death scene. I was literally laughing tears at the ridicuoulness! But still the ep. had good parts...all Goodbye scenes left me teary eyed as well in an emoional way...Chuck kissing Blair, S. hugging B. and even the last scene between Dan and Serena felt honest, even if I'm still frowning about the thought that a few months ago Dan was head over heals with Blair...then again I remember Blair saying something like:"I told Chuck he hadn't my heart anymore" They really shoudn't have gotten into this Dair-thing...it just kind of cheapens the ral stuff but well harms done...But as I said I really liked the Derena scene and loved how S stayed firm and left anyway. I must say I'm kinda glad it's over next week still I can't wait for the last episode. I can't explain myself my weird love for this show! Sometimes it feels like a car crash I just can't look away.

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I loved this whole episode- finally gg was exciting and funny again.
Although it was a little cheesy, I did love when blair asked chuck to do one thing for her, to kiss her. It was nice to have see them kiss again finally!!
I loved blair and her bitches- their scenes were clever, funny, and amusing:)
My favorite ever gg scenes are the entire pilot, everyone hangin in the hamptons, the end of season 2, the original cotillion, the bar mitzvah scene with chuck and blair, and when serena and dan are together for the first time and she makes the snowstorm for him haha.
On who's gg- I really hope that the big reveal lives up to it all. I would LOVE if it was either Dan or Eric. I have a feeling it might be nelly yuki or bart though.
I'm excited to see how juliet will possibly fit in to the episode... I have no idea what her role will be. Next week should be good!!!!

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Gossip Girl is probably both Jenny and Eric. I thought it was Jenny but then Eric was brought up during the Thanksgiving episode and it seemed out of left field. Why bring up Eric now after a whole season has gone by? Also, I wished for Serenate but my hopes are totally dashed. Ever since Vanessa left it was like Dan was the odd man out. Serena and Dan just don't have that chemistry that Serena and Nate did... Oh well. I liked the girls getting together, that was fun. Although, I would have preferred Juliet and Jenny to be included instead of Ivy and Sage. Those girls were way more vindictive (and more fun) than Ivy or Sage. If the writers had Juliet and Jenny then everything really would have come full circle. Unfortunately, compared to Jenny and Juliet, Ivy and Sage are lightweights. I loved the fab four (Serena, Blair, Nate, and Chuck) together again and having Ivy surrounded by them at the bar. It was only fitting that the fab four got a final scene together. What were a few of my favorite scenes of the series? All of Season 1 especially the end when the 'Core 4' the 'Non-judgemental Breakfast Club' teamed up against Georgina. In Season 2 I enjoyed when 'Queen Serena' took over high school and made Dan a social outcast. I loved Serena and Nate in Season 3 (all seemed right with the world). Also, the whole first part of Season 4 especially when the 'Core 4' surrounded Juliet to tell her that she was officially 'Done' . That was fun and exciting ;D

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Prediction(s) - Chair wedding and mini-Chuck is all I care about. Oh, and Nate has to be on top again. Especially since all the dreams for Serenate are being pushed away by the return of Derena (which came soooo out of nowhere if you ask me). Who is GG - I agree with Steve, Dan would make the greatest twist EVER. But clearly that's not where the writers are going with this. Whoever she (he?) is, I just want to be shocked.

Gossip Girl Season 6 Episode 9 Quotes

Congratulations, you've officially joined the dark side.

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

Nate
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