Gossip Girl

Season 2 Episode 25

The Goodbye Gossip Girl

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 18, 2009 on The CW
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Gossip Girl decides to send a shocking email blast in the graduation ceremony of Constance Billard and St. Jude's, pushing Serena to device a devious plan of attack. The Mean Girls Club challenge Jenny to succeed Blair as Queen Bee for next year. Lily and Rufus struggle with their relationship after Lily's betrayal. As for the cliffhangers, Blair and Chuck finally...and Serena is shocked by...and Georgina decides to...and Dan, Nate and Vanessa unknowingly...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Gossip Girl is going down.

    10
    Although I will always love this show season 2 was not as good as season 1. However as season two came to a close so did any doubt that Gossip Girl has lost it's flair. This episode had it all: mean girls, schemes, power struggles, love, friendship, gossip girl blasts, shocks, Georgina Sparks and most importantly C/B!!! The only disappointment to the episode is that gossip girl's identity wasn't revealed. Still if she was revealed after only two seasons, well, what fun would that have been? The scene where gossip girl tricked everyone into meeting Serena where she revealed that they were all gossip girl was somewhat cheesy but did not detract from the episodes over all awesomeness. I'm most excited for next season. G roomies with B? That should be very entertaining. Jenny as queen? Here's hoping it's not too peaceful, and CHUCK AND BLAIR!!! When he came back I was so happy!!! It's only been like 25 episodes c/b fans have been waiting for the "I love you" moment and it was certainly worth the wait. Here's hoping this standard of awesomeness is continually met in season 3!moreless
  • Season 2 Finale

    8.0
    Nobody can deny, Gossip Girl was in a serious rut this year. The show significantly got worse after the first season and it never really did get back on track for more than one or two episodes. Just like you can't deny Gossip Girl's regression in quality, you can't deny that this was a great closeout to the season.



    I actually found myself enjoying it more than last year's finale and I really didn't think that was possible especially by season 2's standards. I loved the small teases we got on who Gossip Girl was. I'm sure the writers had a lot of fun with that.



    Of course all the "gossip" bombs being dropped was very eventful. I wasn't a fan of the flash forward last year, but this year, it was much needed. Georgina is back for good, the Poppy story line has ended, Serena finds her estranged father with the help of Carter, Rufus & Lilly are engaged, long lost son is going to NYU with Dan in the fall, and most importantly, Chuck & Blair reunite.



    So as you can see, lot of things to cover in the premiere next year. I'm cautiously optimistic about next season even though this season was definitely not up to par. My only worry is now that Jenny has been "reigned" queen, we'll be seeing a lot more of her. And every Gossip Girl fan knows that's not a good thing. Overall, great closeout to a struggling season.moreless
  • Gossip Girl decides to send a shocking email blast in the graduation ceremony of Constance Billard and St. Jude's, pushing Serena to device a devious plan of attack. The Mean Girls Club challenge Jenny to succeed Blair as Queen Bee for next year.moreless

    10
    WOW! So many OMFG moments happened during the Season 2 Finale of Gossip Girl. I loved it so much, it was AMAZING! Johnathan, Eric's boyfriend, says that he just hacked on GG's website so that all the blasts would come to him. It's about time Rufus and Lily stopped hiding behind their feelings and accept the fact that they loved each other and set aside their differences and get married. Nate & Serena try to set up GG by sending her a text saying where to meet them to see who her. Their plan backfired when she sent a text telling them all to meet at that address. GG sends out a blast telling them that that they all are GG because (he/she) would be nothing without them and that they had a clean slate until college. GG's present to the seniors was that she would be going with them to college. Georgina Sparks make an appearance and handled the problem. Then was a b*tch because she request Blair to be her roommate for college next year & said they were best friends! Carter finds Serena's father & Lily/Rufus's illegitimate son comes back and at the very end of the episode Chuck comes back and tells Blair that he loves her and that he wants to be with her and after all this time they FINALLY get their fairytale ending. This was truly a great season finale, and this was a great season, can't wait till season 3!!!! :) I LOVE GOSSIP GIRL!moreless
  • You wanted to meet Gossip Girl? Well look around, you just did. *Everyone smiles*

    10
    I loved it, that was one of my favorite part in this episode.



    Chuck finally tells Blair those 3 words, 8 letters! Even though this is supposed to be a happy ending but I think I am really gonna miss C/B ups and downs they made so much of it through out Season 2.



    Lily/Rufus is getting me tired. They already took two whole seasons to declare who they are to each other and it's getting pretty old. I hope they'll get married fast.



    Serena as 'irrelevant'? I somehow miss her naughty bad girl character in the show. Now she's turning all goody-goody. Em, I supposed.. that should be a good thing.



    Nate? He is still a confused guy. I hope they'll build Nate's character in the coming season. With Columbia or anything, they need to do something with that guy.



    Goodbye high school and say hello to college. I thought it was sad because I thought St. Judes and Constant Billard are gonna be left out. But then there will still be high school, for Queen J and the rest of them that is.



    They'll be at least 3 characters building up the next season: Georgina, Scott and the van der Woodsen guy. And whatever happened in Santorini??



    This should be exciting. I heart C/B and I can't wait to see them on Season 3. And overall, this is a great finale.



    xoxo, Gossip Girl will always be by your side through the thick and thin.moreless
  • Decent episode, some nice parts, but some parts a bit... lame

    7.0
    This wasn't one of the better GG episodes. Some parts felt phoned in, while other scenes were well done. I liked the labels-- very apt. Although interesting that it was only those five, not anyone else in the class.



    I can certainly see Serena's biggest fear being dismissed! I wonder what GG was implying for her university years? Will she be just-another-pretty-girl at Brown? The cards aren't stacked in her favour, since she's not exceptionally bright, and there'll be plenty of other rich, fashionable kids there. Small fish, big pond. I guess that'll be her comeuppance, now that they've taken Blair down a peg. I also liked how Blair's starting to accept the consequences of her actions, and that her blind drive ironically robbed her of what she wanted. Will she continue to mature into a better person? I guess we'll have to watch and see... The scene in the bathroom, giving advice to Jenny was also good; nice to see some maturity for Blair. I do hope that Jenny doesn't go cold and evil as a result of getting power. And when Chuck came back for Blair and said those three words before it was too late-- I'm happy to see them get together. And that Chuck's also growing up. (Oh, and how he orchestrated Blair's dream prom was just lovely, and loving. The guy might have some potential to become decent. Not that I"m holding out toooo much hope for that!). It was cheesy, however, Serena getting so driven to find out who GG really was. Blair, I could picture, but Serena? C'mon. And for what purpose? I'm happy that Rufus and Lily are finally engaged, although some fire seems to be out of that relationship. Hope they get over that! They've set up a few story lines for next season, but nothing that would have people too frustrated at having to wait. Of course, the fans will always tune in :) P.S. I'm happy that they no longer have Lily drinking wine. Of course, the character isn't pregnant so she can drink if she wants-- but since it's so obvious that the actress is expecting, it sends such a bad message ("hey, she's rich, who cares if the kid's brain damaged because mum's too selfish to abstain for a few months?!"). I still think it would have been even better if they'd written the pregnancy into the show, so that Chuck is getting a little brother or sister.moreless
Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Serena van der Woodsen

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Blair Waldorf

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley

Daniel Humphrey

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford

Nathaniel Archibald

Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick

Charles Bass

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen

Jennifer Humphrey

Barbara Andres

Barbara Andres

Bursar

Guest Star

Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell

Headmistress Queller

Guest Star

James Naughton

James Naughton

William van der Bilt

Guest Star

Amanda Setton

Amanda Setton

Penelope

Recurring Role

Nicole Fiscella

Nicole Fiscella

Isabel Coates

Recurring Role

Yin Chang

Yin Chang

Nelly Yuki

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Blair: Gossip Girl can be right about you all she wants. But I won't let her be right about me, I will not be weak any more. You can't run. You have to stay here, and hear it this time. Chuck Bass, I love you. I love you soo much, it consumes me. I love you. And I know you love me too. Tell me you love me, and everything we've done, all the gossip, and the lies, and the hurt, will have been for something. Tell me it was for something.

    • Blair: I want to talk.
      Chuck: I prefer to talk after.

    • Blair: Why aren't you in Europe?
      Chuck: I was in Paris, only to get your favorite macaroons from Pierre Hermé...

    • Chuck: I love you too
      (Blair smiles and they kiss)
      Blair: But, can you say it twice?
      (They laugh)
      Chuck: I love you, I love you, here's three, four, I love you...

    • Gossip Girl: Not so fast. You're not graduating until I give you my diplomas. Mine are labels, and labels stick. Nate Archibald: Class whore. Dan Humphrey: The ultimate insider. Chuck Bass: Coward. Blair Waldorf: Weakling. And as for Serena van der Woodsen, after today, you are officially irrelevant. Congratulations, everyone. You deserve it.

    • Rufus: What's in the bag?
      Lily: Something I found in Chuck's room
      Rufus: Well then I bet it's good.

    • Serena: Does he even know that you and Nate broke up?
      Blair: Have you not told him?
      Serena: It's not like we stay up at night, braiding each other's hair and having heart-to-hearts.

    • Blair: I wanna believe you, but I can't. You've hurt too many times.
      Chuck: Believe me this time.
      Blair: Oh, that's it?
      (both smiles)
      Chuck: I love you, too.

    • Jenny: (to Eric) This graduation is a celebration for us, too. No more mean girls! We have suffered under their dictatorship for way too long. Starting next fall, there will be peace in the kingdom.

    • Eleanor: Are you dressing for someone?
      Blair: Yes, someone I hope is finally ready to love me the way Cyrus loves you...

    • Serena: You were right, B. Nobody can take this day away from us. Gossip Girl is going down.

    • Vanessa: It's like getting a smile from the president.

    • Serena: The end of high school means the end of me on Gossip Girl.

    • Dan: I know it sounds crazy, but, actually, I kind of miss high school. I miss Blair Waldorf and her daily ego demolitions, Nelly Yuki stealing my lunch, even Chuck Bass who would get so close to talk.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Super drbna se loučí (Gossip Girl Says Goodbye)

    • For this entire season, the show won the 2009 Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Drama" (for the 2nd year in a row), and it was nominated for "Choice Music Album-Soundtrack". Also, Chace Crawford ("Nate") won for "Choice TV Actor-Drama" (Penn Badgley ("Dan") was nominated in that same category), Leighton Meester ("Blair") for "Choice TV Actress-Drama" (Blake Lively ("Serena") was nominated in that same category) and Ed Westwick ("Chuck") for "Choice TV Villian" (for the 2nd year in a row). Plus, Matthew Settle ("Rufus") was nominated for "Choice TV Parental Unit".

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: June 3, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Greece: June 28, 2009 on Star
      Norway: July 1, 2009 on TVNorge
      Turkey: February 23, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Poland: March 21, 2010 on TVN7
      Czech Republic: May 2, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: July 18, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in this episode:
      "The Future Is Where We Belong" by Hotpipes
      "The Stars Just Blink For Us" by Say Hi (aka Say Hi To Your Mom)
      "Season Of Love" by Shiny Toy Guns
      "I Just Wanna' Be Free, Man" by The Handcuffs
      "Zero" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      "Bet You Never Thought" by Brighton, MA
      "November Was White, December Was Grey" by Say Hi (aka Say Hi To Your Mom)
      "The Summer" by Coconut Records
      "Are You Just A Dream?" by Daniel May/MasterSource Music

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: allusion to the play The Goodbye Girl, from Neil Simon. The play was also turned into a movie in 1977, directed by Herbert Ross, with Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. In 2004, another adaptation of the play was made for TV. It's the story of a man and a woman that are constantly fighting, and couldn't help but to fall in love in each other.

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