Hmm... or Nate? Since Nate is with Blair at that moment.
Is this evidence that Dan is Gossip Girl?
Just putting it out there, viewers like me who are tired of being jerked around are the reason ratings were low enough to warrant a shortened season. Honestly, I'm shocked and a little disappointed it wasn't canceled outright, given that viewership was significantly lower than other CW shows that got cut. If ratings drop off much more, it might not even get its full run (which I consider a well-deserved punishment after serving us garbage on a platter and calling it parallels). I'm as "real" of a fan as anyone else, but I no longer support the writers and their creative decisions. There comes a point when canon is no longer relevant, and it becomes up to the fandom to write stories that do the characters justice. That search for closure usually happens after a show ends, but in GG's case, it started prematurely. We know and love the characters well enough that the TV-created universe can live on without the show.
[continued from below] met was his real Mommy or Daddy? Serena and Georgina acting as comically bad fake Gossip Girls? The finale only served to demonstrate how far this show has fallen. Each character is unrecognizable despite obvious efforts to send them back to the beginning. I won't be watching season 6.
I quit GG after they started going to college with Lizzie McGuire in season 3, and only came back in season 4 for Dair. Their budding relationship was the only story arc that stayed relatable and transcended the increasingly ridiculous plotlines that imploded around them. No matter what happened, the loft was a sanctuary where real conversations and character growth took place. It appeared as if there was an underlying purpose after all; that money and power aren't everything, that it's possible to break the cycle and determine your own destiny, and that love is all that matters in the search for happiness. This show was supposed to be about young rich kids in Manhattan, not overprivileged yuppies stuck in a high school time-warp. What happened to college? How the hell did the royal wedding get so out of hand that Blair, a 20-year-old, actually went through with it? What was the point of Blair's pregnancy, uncertain paternity and eventual miscarriage? Chuck wondering if everyone he met was his real Mommy or Daddy? Serena and Georgina acting as comically bad fake Gossip Girls? The finale only served to demonstrate how far this show has fallen. Each character is unrecognizable despite obvious efforts to send them back to the beginning. I won't be watching season 6.
Straight-up trash. The entire season was a mess, and ending Dair, the one good thing to come of it, without any explanation was the nail in the coffin. I can't believe it got renewed, and I feel sorry for the actors who have to deal with such sloppy, uneven writing.
"according to nielsen overnight ratings this ep og GG avg has 1.12M ratings..doesn't surprise me since its not a dair heavy episode and chuck rocked this ep..." flimsy logic is flimsy.
That last scene alone made this my favorite GG episode of all time. Dan and Blair brought me back to the show after two years away, and I couldn't be happier to see them together. They are simultaneously light-hearted and intense; playful and serious, and they bring comedy to an otherwise lifeless show. Crossing my fingers that Dair lasts!
I love Dair, but I was skeptical about their endgame status until I saw annelli0t's "Dan & Blair || All This Time" video on youtube. The parallels are undeniable and I'm ready to burst with joy.
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