It only took 5 years and 100 episodes to do it, but the 100th celebratory episode of Gossip Girl sensationally revealed who Gossip Girl is.
Or did it?
If you hadn’t already read about it, you certainly wouldn’t have been expecting it.
The fifth season returns to ITV2 on Monday and while the UK plays catch up to the US, the episode has already aired revealing her identity. Without giving too much away, all we can say is it left us wondering if this is the same Gossip Girl from the start or a new one.
In the very same episode, it’s Blair’s wedding day to Prince Louis. Again, we won’t spoil what happens but the show certainly does go all out for the 100th show.
It leaves us wondering if any dynamics of the show will change now that Gossip Girl has seemingly been revealed? Though, it may not change things as much as a revelation would in Pretty Little Liars, Stephanie Savage of Gossip Girl reckons that, “You get to go behind the curtain with the wizard and see.” Meanwhile Josh Safran from GG added, “The Gossip Girl storyline continues the whole year. A plot with Gossip Girl will continue (this season) but whether this arc with Gossip Girl concludes or not, I will not say.”
While we admit Pretty Little Liars is more irritating in its concealment of identity of A, we haven’t often been bothered who Gossip Girl is and we don’t see how knowing is going to change things with the show.
For 5 years and 5 seasons, Gossip Girl, especially in the start, served as an instigator of story-lines and revelations while latterly, we haven’t been so concerned with her big reveals. We could be wrong of course but only time will tell.
Pretty Little Liars meanwhile, leaves every episode hanging now with a mystery hand and body up to no good.
While the first season was fine, we kind of just want to know who A and the mysterious blackmailer is now.
The girls don’t even have to know, we just want to know.
We know it’s the whole premise of the show but hurry up and make the big reveal because we don’t really know how much longer it can continue with no one knowing?
Maybe we should just read the books to find out?
If you want to know what happens in the 100th episode keep scrolling to beneath the images but if you don’t STOP reading now!
100th Episode Review
The 100th episode of Gossip Girl gave us more of what we want in every episode. More Louis/Blair/Chuck, more Blair/Dan, more Serena/Dan and of course with the obligatory random Nate nonsense interspersed throughout.
No anniversary episode would be complete without starting off with a dream sequence and this one didn’t fail to comply however we wish it didn’t because the dream sequence with Serena (though beautiful) appearing as Marilyn Monroe was nothing short of a cringe fest.
With Gossip Girl being off the radar for a while, she kicked off the show saying she would be back (Terminator stylee) and back with a bang. Someone else who was back, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg).
The first half took a while to build up the momentum with Blair going through wedding anxiety, Serena lusting after Dan, Nate walking around, and Chuck sitting around with his dog after stopping the Monaco priest in his bid to stop the wedding. See, he is good now!
The show ups the ante when Blair’s mother sees her daughter as a nervous wreck and realises from her wedding experiences that she is nervous because she knows she is marrying the wrong man. She takes it upon herself to go to Chuck and tell him that he must stop the wedding. This despite Chuck just telling Nate that he won’t stop the wedding because if he needed to there would be a sign. Sign received, he goes to visit Blair.
Georgina, who already failed in her first attempt to stop the wedding by planning to seduce Prince Louis and film it for Blair, manages to get a prime position on Blair confessing that she loves Chuck and always will but can’t marry him. She then leaves the phone in the hands of Chuck who, like everyone else is dismayed when it appears on the new Gossip Girl’s website, mid vows. Well she said she’d be back with a bang.
After everyone blames Chuck, he is insistent he didn’t send the video to Gossip Girl and after Louis is called to have a word with his mother, the wedding continues.
Blair and Louis get married and Serena confesses her love for Dan – again. He doesn’t say anything back of course, because he is in ove with Blair.
As Blair and Louis share their last wedding dance before jetting off to their honeymoon, Louis drops her a bombshell on the middle of the dance floor. He tells her that he had to marry her to save face but that there is nothing between them anymore and she must do everything that he says.
Blair is distraught and calls upon her hero.
Not Chuck, no, Dan.
Dan is seen driving Blair off to help her as Gossip Girl is seen typing on her computer in the aftermath of her bombshell video.
Gossip Girl is revealed to be Georgina.
Check out the trailer for the episode below: