The stories should be character-driven again. No more silly plot devices or stunt casting that lead the characters into situations that are not believable, even in the ultra surreal world of Gossip Girl. Plus, the cast needs to be an ensemble again. The Non-Judging Breakfast Club should have one last season together before they truly go off on their own. More about the "scandalous lives of Manhattan's Elite!" Dan and Blair together is not scandalous. Chuck and Blair together is not scandalous (thanks to the writers killing them) Hell, Serena and Ben are not scandalous. But Charlie/Ivy and Georgina all over the UES/Brooklyn--Now that is FIRE!!
Blair didn't really make the choice on her own, did she? I mean she was going to leave Louis, but Chuck persuaded her to be happy with Louis and live her fairytale. So, I don't think Blair really made a decision... As far as the episode as a whole. It was okay. I just thought more of the kidnapping scheme would have taken place. It kind of just ended with Chuck, Nate and Raina rushing to the rescue. I just seem rushed and unresolved, although, I know it is resolved. Glad Vanessa is leaving, but since she is getting the manuscript published, I guess she will never truly be gone due to an angry Dan searching for her. Georgina is always fun, but why was she there? Yes. Yes, she is setting up future storylines, but her presence was kind of awkward. Oh well, whatever. Season five Georgie better bring the fun and mischief! Charlie...didn't see that one coming. I could've cared less for that particular arc, but knowing now who she isn't, this will be interesting. I am glad Serena was actually shown as being smart. Her love of Fitzgerald is finally being put to good use. Good for her...and speaking of S, I think it is she that is with child. Why? Well, the producers have already said that eventhough Ben's storyarc is resolved, that doesn't close the door on a possible Ben return. Also, Blair being pregnant is too obvious because she sleep with Louis and Chuck, many weeks apart. Aaaannnnddd those very same producers have said that Dan and Blair will have interaction in the fifth season. Wouldn't a baby put a damper on that? Anyway, Serena's behavior and lackluster attempt at smacking down Blair was so uninspired that the only explanation could be her hormones are out of whack. Lackluster ending to a lackluster season. I hope I remember to watch the season premiere cause I am not anxious with anticipation to what will happen. So, I guess we will wait and see this fall. I know I can wait.
This was classic Gossip Girl. Wow! Charlie is just creepy enough to be interesting. Always love that slimey Jack Bass! I just didn't see half that stuff coming. Wow!! This was one of the best episodes in a very, very, very, very long time. That or I was just excited to see Nate finally do something. :-)
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