Alliances were constantly shifting, giving the writers freedom to pull the rug out from under viewers whenever they liked. Though season finales were often considered high points of the series, audiences' level of satisfaction varied with each one. A healthier Chuck wants a relationship with his father, but robot Bart informs him that feelings are weak and takes Bass Industries back. Meanwhile, Serena has leaked Blair's diary to Gossip Girl, forcing Blair to think about her feelings for Chuck and Dan and make a decision between the two. Dan isn't happy about possibly losing Blair, and he and Serena hook up.
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Gossip Girl Recap Season 1 Episode 18
We just got off the phone with executive producer Stephanie Savage to ask our lingering questions about last night's series finale of Gossip Girl. How hard was it to find a kid who looked so much like Leighton and Ed? We had a few good contenders, but Alex who played Henry, was just like if you made computer program of what Chuck and Blair's kid would look like he would come out. We loved it.
Farewell, “Gossip Girl”
During this episode we were saddened — but should not have been surprised — to remember that, of course, it would only take Blair. The bitch having been ditched cleanly and efficiently until the next ratings slump, duh , the episode spends the rest of its merry, overexpensive time luxuriating in the murderous melodrama that defines a high-school breakup — and the casual cruelty that comes with a fourth marriage. Seriously, this is beginning to be scary. Wait, that would actually explain a lot. Minus 2.
Pity for them: the series, the first smash of the Web-zeitgeist generation, actually wrapped up with something relevant to say about the way we live now. The gang was all there. They looked preposterously fit, fickle as a tween-chameleon, and narcissistic almost to the point of self-enshrinement: my old friends. The episode also featured a cameo from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is making a good show of it these days.