Gossip Girl Post Mortem: Show's Boss Talks Wedding Aftermath for Chair, Dair and Georgina!

[Warning: If you’ve yet to watch Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl, avert your eyes…now! Everyone else, read on…]

It wouldn’t be an episode of Gossip Girl if there wasn’t some drama, and the CW’s series’ 100th episode Monday night delivered it in spades. But what comes next now that Blair has married her prince and run out on her reception with Dan, leaving behind Chuck and Serena? And is that Gossip Girl reveal for real? Below, executive producer Josh Safran answers our burning questions.

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CAN BLAIR GET AN ANNULMENT? | “That will be answered in the next episode,” promises Safran, as well as what this turn in her relationship with Louis means for Blair’s pact with God.

IS THERE HOPE FOR CHAIR? | Let’s put it this way: “Chuck and Blair are never over,” says Safran. Even though it the two are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, “There’s always been a thorn in the side of Chuck somewhere,” the EP notes. “Maybe it’ll be Dan. Maybe it’ll be someone else.” It’s only natural then that Chuck and Blair’s storyline will remain plenty angsty. “It’s a very tortured relationship for both them,” he continues. “In a weird way, sometimes people love that torture. And sometimes, people can’t stand that torture. That’s going to be the balance of what happens for a little while.”

WHERE DOES DAN TAKE BLAIR? | “They go someplace we’ve never shot before [but] we’ve always wanted to,” hints Safran. “It was a really complicated, but super fun, big, great set piece.” And it won’t be all drama and tears when they get there. “[The next episode] has, in my mind, some of the best comedy we’ve ever done,” he adds. “[It’s] very funny.”

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IS THERE DAIR ROMANCE IN THE AIR? | As for what the developments in Episode 100 mean for Dan and Blair – she now also knows he wrote Louis’ vows – Safran teases, “That story is going to go in an interesting direction.” As we saw this week, Blair has come to rely on Dan a great deal when she’s in trouble. But the lovesick guy might actually tire of being her go-to lapdog friend. “At a certain point, he probably won’t be able to stand feeling that anymore and force Blair to not treat him that way,” says the EP. “Or not treat him at all.”

HOW WILL EVERYONE REACT TO DAN & BLAIR RUNNING OFF? | “Obviously, it’s going to rankle Serena when she discovers what’s happening between” her ex-boyfriend and her best friend, says Safran. With the next episode picking up right after this week’s major turn of events, “You’re going to see [Chuck and Serena] learn [about Dan and Blair running away],” he continues. “You’re going to see what they do about it, how it impacts them. The story of that next episode is Chuck and Serena together dealing with Dan and Blair.”

HAS GEORGINA ALWAYS BEEN GOSSIP GIRL? | Safran wouldn’t comment, but he did confirm that Georgina “has this role” now, so she’ll be sticking around to “get even more dirt and gossip…and cause so much more trouble.” The reveal will also take viewers behind the curtain with the wizard. “You’re now invited into a process that for years you haven’t seen,” he explains. “Seeing just how Gossip Girl gets her tips and what she does to get her tips is really fun and a new thing.” And don’t worry, Veronica Mars fans, Kristen Bell’s voice-overs aren’t going anywhere.

Gossip Girl fans, what do you think about where things are headed for the UES crowd?

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  1. Leigh says:

    Chuck&Blair ALL The Way!!! CB=DESTINY=ENDGAME!!!!

  2. Judith says:

    The characters that we fell in love with are a shadow of their former selves! And the plotlines have become OMG (all the plot twists got ridiculous) just for the sake of getting a rise out of the audience and then there is no storyline follow up, which makes the journey emotionally hollow. All the fan spec for the 100th came up with better twists.
    They ripped off the runaway bride thing from OTH’s 100th ep. GET SOME ORIGINALITY WRITERS!!! I cannot believe they did all this and our ‘reward’ for getting them to 100eps is Blair marrying a guest star. Also, the SB friendship is the premise of this show, but they are going to be destroyed by the arc they are now setting up :(

    As always Ed and Leighton’s acting talents were the only thing worth commending in the ep, the two CB scenes really broke my heart.

  3. J says:

    CHAIR=DESTINY=ENDGAME!!! I can FEEL it…Chuck&Blair are made for each other!!!

  4. kate says:

    this episode was okay. not great, but okay. highlights included Georgina scheming, Mrs. Waldorf going to visit Chuck, Serena’s confession, and Louie becoming the Prince of Darkness. but here’s the thing: this show has always relied on being incredibly contrived. think about it. the show is based on the premise that an all knowing internet source is screwing with their lives. this source gets tips from people who send them in, but seems to know what’s going on in private situations where there really isn’t any way for the source to know what’s happening. there aren’t that many characters. we’ve reached a point where any story line is going to feel incredibly artificial – particularly with the obstacles being thrown at Chuck and Blair. most things aren’t going to feel natural no matter what it is, because it’s just too much. a pact with God just sounds stupid at this point, unless Blair was really determined to become a more religious person, and that doesn’t seem to be the case. Serena even said that Blair would be basing her life on one desperate moment, and that Blair hasn’t realized how stupid that is yet, is frustrating. Especially when we know how smart Blair is. But in reality, this IS a soap. So I don’t expect that aspect of it to improve any time soon.

  5. Jill says:

    I figured out the key to watching this week’s Gossip Girl is to be drinking a glass of Scotch Chuck Bass-style. And I greatly enjoyed it … the glass of Scotch definitely over the very end of the episode.

    The best scene by far was Eleanor showing up at Chuck’s and asking him to stop the wedding. Thank God Eleanor at least has some sense and see that they belong together.

    The Scotch also helped me sit through Blair’s inane ramblings once again why she can be with Chuck … it keeps getting ridiculous.

    Even helping her getting out of an unwanted marriage to a prince is too big for Dan’s britches, so I can see where it will get to a point where he will have to call for reinforcements, i.e. help, i.e. Chuck and other NJBC, because they help each other out of everything.

    At least Serena had the good sense to tell Chuck the truth and to try to continue the nonsense like Eleanor. Oh, Blair … they tried to tell you …

  6. Saracen Riggins says:

    Highly irritated that stupid Georgina Sparks (I think I’m the only person on the planet who cannot stand her presence on GG) is Gossip Girl (now anyway). I was SO excited as the camera was panning back, hoping for KRISTEN BELL.

  7. alicia says:

    I really liked the 100th episode, which is amazing considering that I watch for Chair and they didn’t even happen!
    But I really applaud the writers for the episode. They promised important moments, and they delivered. They finally got Serena to seal her fate and ‘fess up to Dan that she loves him, and whether that works for her or not, it promises us a real, genuine answer to how they’ll end up. They also sealed the fate of Blair and Louis. No more excrutiating “love” between them getting in the way of Blair and Chuck! And personally, I’m excited to see how she gets out of that marriage, which will finally get the parents a real role in the show, as I’m sure they’d be involved in something like a divorce!
    Revealing Gossip Girl’s identity (whether Old or New GG) was genius! Nobody really expected it (it’s been 5 seasons, we’d pretty much come to terms with the fact that GG was a faceless character) and it keeps the story alive. It also brings Georgina into the front of the show, which I’m sure will be HILARIOUS.
    And finally, an end to this “pact with God” secret. It’ll no doubt still be a storyline and an excuse for no Chair (for now), but thank the heavens there’ll be no more tortured, confused Chuck, wondering what Blair is thinking!
    As for Dan and Blair…. well they make really really great friends, I hope that storyline continues. Please, no more Dair!
    Overall, very pleased, and looking forward to any Chuck and Blair moment the writers have in store! <3

  8. Josh says:

    Well i think Georgina somehow works w/ Gossip Girl! I don’t think she is Gossip Girl!
    And a Dair romance… Bring it!! :)))

  9. Molly Kaye says:

    I agree whole heatedly!! I know it’s hard to admit but chuck and Blair don’t belong together!! They bring out the worst in each other and I’m not saying that she should be with Dan but she trusts him more than anyone else on the show, even Serena!! She is her true self and I think that because they are so accepting if each other they Should try to be together to see what happens?!!! It will be like a Joey and Rachel thing!! Lol chuck and Blair are and always will be compatible bc they are both the same person, but when Blair is with Dan she is kinder and relatable and we see a more mature and relaxed version of Blair when she is with Dan, she can actually be herself and it doesnt matter how she acts or what she wears. With chuck it’s a repeatable downward spiral!!! Overused. They both need to change or put there relationship to bed!