Gossip Girl

Season 6 Episode 10

New York, I Love You XOXO

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 2012 on The CW
out of 10
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    Gossip Girl's Series Finale: We Are All Gossip Girl

    The series finale delivered exactly what so many of us thought it would, which is a whole bunch of belly laughs.

  • Episode Summary

    The series finale begins with the stars and executive producers bidding farewell to the Upper East Side in a look back at the show's many unforgettable moments. Then, in a fashionable farewell to remember, our favorite Upper East Siders join forces for one last soiree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl is finally revealed. Jenny, Eric and Juliet return. Kristen Bell (the voice of Gossip Girl) guest stars.moreless

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    • thank god this trainwreck of a show is over

      can I get the last 6 years of my life back?
    • Help Plz

      How do I play the episode in my ipod??
    • Did the writers decided GG was Dan from the beginning?

      I'll have to watch it from the beginning and take notes. Though Dan claims Jenny was in on it to some extent, I'll still have to go through it with a fine tooth comb. Maybe it's a ploy by the producers to get viewers to buy the series on DVD. Dan's motive for being GG is believable, an fits in well with his future ambitions as a writer. Not too band an ending for an evening soap opera.moreless
    • Gossip Girl

      Well the word is out about who Gossip Girl has been this entire time and it wasn't Dorota. None other than Lonely Boy himself. Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I disappointed by the last four episodes all-together? Yes. I will give them this: they did give it a decent spin. The idea of writing himself into their world.. that was the one part that was actually plausible. But still, all the worst things they could have done with the ending they did. Dan was gossip girl. Dan marries Serena. Ick. And after everything Blair and Dan went through, she still has the nerve to talk about him like he's some pathetic outsider? Wow.

      The only reason I gave this an 8/10 was simple. Like pretty much any show out there, a series finale is emotional. It's everything you cared about coming to a culmination with nostalgic moments and final pairings, farewells, etc. I will definitely miss this absolutely fantastic show, but I will do so pretending that it _really_ ended at season 5 episode 23.

      Now there's one less good show on the air, leaving us with extra slim pickings.moreless
    • To sum it up, Jack Bass has a bigger role than three characters who were once an integral part of the show

      (Spoilers ahead. But for reals, you don;t know what happened by now?)

      The fact that Jack Bass, a secondary charatcer at best and a usual villain of the show, had more to do, more screen time, and was somewhat of a hero while Jenny, Eric, and Vanessa, all of whom were once a big part of the show, each had one line and were on screen for exactly twenty seconds sets the tone for the finale: disappointing, but not entirely unsurprising.

      The problem I had with the finale is the same problem I;ve had with this show since about the start of season 5: that Chuck and Blair matter more than everybody else. I think it's good that the writers of shows are in tune with what the fans of their shows think, but like when Brittany on Glee didn't want to be with Sam because of the "online lesbian community" (Brittana fans) I think it's dumb to let the fans decide the fate of the show. What I mean by this is that apparently the writers have noticed that on every video, picture, or blog about Gossip Girl, whether about Chuck+Blair or not, there will be an abundance of comments that say "OMG Chuck and Blair are the best! They;re the only reason I watch the show!" So the writers decided to give some people what they wanted and make the show the Chuck and Blair saga with everybody else thrown in for flair. This has been especially noticeable in these last ten episodes, particularly because Blair and Chuck can;t be together FOR NO REASON. Granted, the reason they give is that they both need to find success on their own (which only makes sense in the way of gossip girl) but it;s really because heaven forbid they actually be together and happy for no reason other than they care about each other. However, Jack Bass makes a good point, the two getting married to protect Chuck legally is perfect in a twisted way for the two of them. Don;t get me wrong, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick acted the shitaki outta this, and it is good to see Chuck and Blair get to be together and happy finally, but it really only works if you don;t think about all the horrible things they;ve done to each other, which are horrible even by gossip girl standards (comparing her to a horse, trading her for a hotel, she slept with the very same person he traded her to) and it worried me slightly that little girls think that Chuck and Blair are a perfect couple because they actually have a psychologically abusive relationship, but it is TV and this is the end and if there might never have been a more perfect match in TV.

      And back to the other characters on this show who aren;t Chuck and Blair, the whole thing with Serena and Dan just annoyed me. Serena finds Dan's chapter and reads it and wonders which Dan is the real one, and Dan gives Nate permission to publish his last chapter on Gossip Girl's identity, and this is the episode's "big reveal":

      Dan is Gossip Girl.

      I know, right? Like the mayor, I thought it was Dorota. Dan being Gossip Girl makes perfect sense and then it makes no sense at all. It makes sense in the way that Dan wanted to cement his place in their world, and when he couldn;t buy his way in, he wrote his way in, and this way he got to be completely essential while on the surface seeming completely inconsequential. Dan being Gossip Girl makes absolutely no sense if you actually watch the show, like when Dan is surprised to see Gossip Girl advertising Serena needs a date for the ball, or that Serena is pregnant, or that he gets upset at Jenny when Gossip Girl publishes the picture of him in bed with Serena. Also, why would he publish the post outing his sister's boyfriend which ruined her life freshman year? (and Jenny never told anyone? Seriously?) And I don;t know about anyone else, but for me, the show was never about finding out who Gossip Girl was. That part, and even the blog itself, didn;t matter as much as the characters, specifically who weren;t Chuck or Blair. Dan being Gossip Girl was a good ending to the story, if like most things on Gossip Girl, you don;t think too much about it.

      It was nice to see the five years later mark, and I;ll admit, seeing Blair and Chuck's bowtie-wearing son and hearing him call Chuck "Daddy" and run into his arms was nothing short of adorable. I;m not completely in love with Dan and Serena getting married because they;re like Blair and Chuck, only less perfect for each other, in that they keep hurting each other. Serena and Dan always break up over the same thing: Serena does something that makes Dan question what kind of person she is, and then he judges her. It annoys me they never even explored Serena and Nate again because they were together at one point, and Serena did spend a year after that wondering if Nate or Dan was right for her. And this year, when Serena had pretty much cast out all her friends, she was still able to go back to talking to Nate like no time had passed. I think Nate would've been a better match for Serena because he wouldn;t judge her, but that;s not my decision (and don;t bring this is all fictional. Nobody likes THAT blitz).

      Gossip Girl certainly took us on a ride these past five years, and while the first years are the best without question, it was still a little sad to see it end.moreless
    Taylor Momsen

    Taylor Momsen

    Jenny Humphrey

    Guest Star

    Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg


    Guest Star

    Michaela Annette

    Michaela Annette


    Guest Star

    Zuzanna Szadkowski

    Zuzanna Szadkowski

    Dorota Kishlovsky

    Recurring Role

    Connor Paolo

    Connor Paolo

    Eric van der Woodsen

    Recurring Role

    Margaret Colin

    Margaret Colin

    Eleanor Waldorf

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Rachel Bilson, ex-girlfriend of Adam Brody, appears in this episode reading for the part of Blair Waldorf, who was portrayed by Leighton Meester throughout the series. Leighton Meester later went on to marry Bilson's ex-boyfriend, Adam Brody, in 2014.

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (3)

      • Although Tayloe Momsen and Connor Paolo appeared in this episode, they are only shown in one scene in the timejump where Serena gets Married to Dan.

      • Blake Lively (Serena), Leighton Meester (Blair) and Penn Badgley (Dan) are the Only Cast Members to appear in every Episode of the Series.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: December 17, 2012 on MuchMusic
        United Kingdom: December 19, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Norway: December 27, 2012 on FEM
        Turkey: February 3, 2013 on CNBC-e

    • ALLUSIONS (1)