Gossip Girl: 8 Things to Know About Episode 100 (aka Blair's Royally Iffy Wedding)

The well-heeled denizens of Gossip Girl occupied Wall Street — namely, Cipriani Club 55 — on Saturday night to fete the CW series’ 100th episode, airing Jan. 30. Seeing as the landmark hour centers around Blair’s wedding to Prince Louis, the cast was on strict orders to, ironically, not gossip about what happens, so “I can’t tell you” and “I’m not allowed to say” were frequent refrains. Even so, TVLine gleaned enough teasey tidbits to paint a provocative wedding picture….

WHAT’S IN A NAME? | It took some coaxing, but executive producer Josh Safran ultimately was too excited to share with us what he called “the perfect title” for the 100th episode: “The title is ‘G.G.,’ as in the movie Gigi” — but spelled as in the show’s monogram. Nonetheless, I point you to Gigi‘s IMDb page should anyone wish to read into that name choice.

ARE WE IN FACT HEADING FOR A WEDDING? | “A wedding will take place in the episode,” exec producer Stephanie Savage promised. Upon noting my raised eyebrow, she added with an evil-ish chuckle, “But I didn’t say how much of the wedding.” Yeah, we’ll have more on that in a bit….

RUNAWAY RUMOR | The “tell-tale” photo (seen here) that made rounds last week and convinced (some) fans that Blair will bail on her big day? The producers were quick to note that the scene Leighton Meester shot could be but a dream.

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DANCING WITH THE U.E.S.-ERS | Mark Piznarski, whose directing credits include Gossip Girl‘s pilot and Episode 100, teased that at the very start of the hour, “You’re going to see something that the cast has never done before.” Though he kept mum on details, Blake Lively later revealed to the press that on Friday, “We shot a big dance sequence.”

DAN & BLAIR | Turning to one of Blair’s non-royal romantic options, Penn Badgley told me that come wedding day, “Dan has a role to play that is not conventional” — and once viewers lay witness to what it is, “There will be a lot of gasping,” he reckons.

CHUCK & BLAIR | After waving me off somewhat, explaining, “I’ve got specific notes about what I’m allowed to say,” Ed Westwick did allow that “of course” there will be Chuck/Blair scenes in No. 100. When I relayed some readers’ wish that Chuck “ride up on a horse and whisk the bride away,” he shared, “I’ve actually been taking riding lessons … but no, it’s not going to happen. The horse part, that is.”

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FATHER SCOOPS BEST! | Remember how Savage hinted above at a perhaps-waylaid wedding? To hear John Shea (aka the father of the bride) tell it, Blair at the very least gets to the altar. In describing the emotions he felt walking his TV daughter down the aisle, he said, “When you see her [in the dress], it sort of stops your breath. And then as we approach the altar, there’s the whole cast, everybody who’s been there for all these five years.” Oops?

HAPPILY EVER AFTER? | Previewing the episode, Meester herself said, “[Blair]’s engaged to a prince, so what could be better than that? But then you realize that the fairytale isn’t 100-percent perfect.” So which gent does she think could offer a better chance at giving the would-be princess a happy ending? “Her and Chuck have had ups and down, and as much as everyone loves them together I think that them having time apart has actually helped Blair grow — and weirdly helped me grow, too,” the actress offered. She then continued, “The one relationship I’d love to see play out is Blair and Dan — just selfishly, honestly, because I love working with Penn. So we’ll see!”

Ready, set, Gossip: What’s your latest theory on what all goes down on B’s big day?

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  1. Emma says:

    As much as I love the Chuck & Blair drama, I’m tired of the whole show revolving around them. Everyone’s in love with Blair. It’s unrealistic. What about a story line for Serena? Even though Dan wrote a hit novel, his main story line is he’s in love with Blair. Really? Dan has always been the outsider who wanted inside. His character should be reveling in his semi-fame & using it to social climb or at least partying and letting his fame go to his head before coming back to earth and being his good-guy self. Let’s see more of Serena’s bad girl behavior. Her character is absolutely boring. I can’t wait until Georgina comes back to stir things up. Also, Chair forever not Dair!

  2. G.G. says:

    Dair just sucks, she never felt anything for him, she hates everything about him, his looks, his style, his jokes, it’s ridiculous. What is Dan, a male Cinderella? Poor cute guy marrying rich,beautiful Queen B. Haha. That would be stupid. There’s no potential, she LOVES Chuck and that is forever. Stupid Dan, let him marry Vanessa or something like that. CHAIR is for life! Don’t you get it, Dairs??? Only Chuck can make her happy, and we all want Blair happy.
    I guess directors are laughing because of that idiotic Dair idea of yours

  3. josephine says:

    I have to be honest here and say for the times I have watch and I don’t watch every single episode just from time to time, I don’t really care if it is Chuck Blair or Dan blair I like both. I love chuck blair because it reminds me so much of Gone with the wind, and have there ever excisted a couple more meant to be than Rett and Scarlett, no! and Chuck and blair are co much like those two, really everyone who have to relized they are inspired from that must be deaf and blind, their whole deal with schreaming and plotting, and hateing, loving, fightint, breaking up, making up, and hurting eachother all the time.

    Dan and Blair on the other hand is the unlikely lovers from very different places in socierty, but who does share some kind of understanding as they are both very intelectual persons, and they have that in common, their love if it happens would be more sweet, and make them try to bring out the best in each other, kind of like Booth and Brennan on Bones who makes each other better persons, when they have first learnt to understand cnd communicate with each other, where Chuck and Blair bring out thw worst and the at times the best in eachother like Rett and Scarlett (who i still say is true soul mates) Dan and blair is more like the normal tv romance the one we see in Castle and Bones and shows like that, in the beginnign the firght they they become friends and later lovers… I really like both plots, I love Booth/Brennan and I love Scarlett/Rett.

    So really I won’t care so much if it is the one or the other, just as long as it is not the boring Pince.

    Oh and the whole chuck almost smaking and “raping” blair thing which makes many scream that they should no longer be together, remember guys that one of the most famous movie scenes ever is still Rett catching Scarlett, kissing her, and carring her up the stairs, with the intention of having her for one night again, the whole while it seems as she tries to fight him off, and hates him for doing it to her, however if you watch the scene afer she is very happy and seems happier than she has been in a long time, and in the book if you read it, it is written very clearly that she very much enjoyed him having her that way no matter how hard and ungentle man like it was. I actually know a lot have said that Rett raped Scarlett that night, but he didn’t, because she liked it a lot, it was hard and passionate sex, but not rape. Just as it would have been with Chuck and Blair if they had taken it to that point. The whole thing wa very much a referance to the gone with the wind moment… So stop it, by the way he has already told her he is sorry and meant it so get over yourself…

    I like both options and will continue to do that…

  4. Delaney says:

    Actually the Dair storyline was very quick-witted, cheeky and fun. They seemed like they were having fun too. I love Blair and Chuck together in every scene. I think we can agree as long as it’s not Louis the rest is good tv….