Fall TV Preview: Gossip Girl Bosses on the Last Obstacle For 'Chair,' a 'Darker' Dan and More!

Gossip Girl Chuck BlairGossip Girl will be silenced for good this December when the CW soap comes to an end after six years of love, lies and debauchery. What does the final 10-episode season hold in store for the UES crew? In the following Q&A, exec producer Stephanie Savage and Sara Goodman drop exclusive intel on the much-anticipated end game — including scoop on “Chair,” “Dair” and the show’s titular rabble rouser.

TVLINE | What’s keeping Chuck and Blair apart at this point?
GOODMAN | After all of this buildup, they now understand what it would mean for them to be together. The main obstacle is [them figuring out what] they need as separate people.
SAVAGE | The stakes are really high for them. They can’t rush into anything or do anything half-baked.

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TVLINE | Dan and Blair — are they over?
SAVAGE | They may be over, but all parties may not be on the same page about that.

TVLINE | When we left off, Dan was headed to Italy with Georgina.
SAVAGE | Dan definitely makes good on his plan and sets off with Georgina to Italy. But he comes back from overseas with something to spring on the Upper East Side.

TVLINE | How much of Georgina’s darkness will rub off on him?
GOODMAN | I like the dark, so I’m actually really excited about Dan this season. [Laughs] What might seem dark under Georgina is really just Dan finally claiming [his] power. He’s been dismissed by [the gang] for a long time and he’s realizing his power might lie in a different place. It’ll be a more hell-bent and darker Dan than we have necessarily seen, but I think it’s very in keeping with his character.

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TVLINE | How does Serena’s new love interest, played by Barry Watson, compare to her previous suitors?
SAVAGE | He’s a grown-up. He’s from Serena’s world, but he’s found his own way. He’s someone with real life experience. He’s patient and very understanding and has a strong sense of humor.

TVLINE | Is she ready for a mature relationship?
SAVAGE | The theme of adulthood is something that we’re really playing with in this last run. We’ve kind of gone back to Nate’s speech from the pilot when he and Chuck were walking in Central Park wondering, “Are we really going to end up being just like our parents.” A lot of our characters are dealing with issues where they’re fully adults now, and that’s definitely true of Serena.

TVLINE | What about Nate?
SAVAGE | Nate is trying to run The Spectator on his own without any crazy entanglements from financial partners and he’s figuring out that that’s not as easy as it might seem.

TVLINE | Any hope you can offer Lily/Rufus fans?
SAVAGE | Bart Bass is a pretty formidable opponent. That’s all I’ll say. [Laughs]

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TVLINE | How big a role will Serena and Blair’s friendship play this season?
SAVAGE | Blair and Serena’s friendship is really a spine for this whole season. Their relationship is the premise for this show. So we’re really focusing a lot on that this year. And certainly the finale will focus on it as well.
GOODMAN | They are very strong in the last two episodes.

TVLINE | Any familiar faces returning for the finale? Vanessa? Jenny? Eric?
SAVAGE | We definitely, without giving anything away, hope to see some familiar faces in the finale.

TVLINE | Will Gossip Girl be unmasked?
GOODMAN | That’s a secret we will never tell. [Laughs]

Gossip Girl‘s sixth and final season premieres Monday, Oct. 8 9/8c on The CW.

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152 Comments
  1. Shantell says:

    I Want To See Chuck & Blair End Up Together They Need To Be Really They Are Made For Each Other Dan Should Be With Serena Every That Happen In Season 6 To Serena Is Becuz Dan Turned His Back On Her You Loser You Turned Your Back On The One Girl That Truly Love Not Your Bestfriend V

  2. fiona says:

    I am so praying Chuck n Blair become an eternal item cause they make such an awesome item ….Blair n serena also deserve a good ending n I hope Nate and Serena wed cause the few times they dated Nate was happy n Bart n Lilly just deserve each other …

  3. gg's addicted says:

    chair sucks, we are all tired about it. in real life nobody would excuse someone who trades you for a hotel. writers disappointed me.. very much

  4. Lena says:

    Gossip girl is a plague on humanity

  5. GGInsiderBuddy says:

    An insider from the G.G. set has said that Dan and Serena are, in fact, getting married, but that he is not just playing her, but that he does in fact love her as much as he did before. That kind of love doesn’t go away. Their wedding will take place in a flash forward…and while, at first, Dan may be playing Serena, he actually does love her by the time they get married.

    As for Blair and Chuck, they will get married, and Henry is theirs. The wedding will be in the present, but the scenes with the child will be a flash forward to Dan and Serena’s wedding. That is why, in the previous paragraph, I mentioned that Dan actually does love Serena. Henry will most likely be the ring bearer at their wedding.

    The plane crash will involve speculation, and while my friend on the set has not mentioned who (officially) will be killed yet, I can say for sure that it will be either Nate or Bart.

    Enjoy :)

    PS- As there has been no photos of Nate at Dan and Serena’s wedding, and there have been of all the other characters, we can assume that Nate dies in the plane crash. He would be at Dan and Serena’s wedding if he wasnt dead, as he is one of the closest friends of the couple.

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