G.G., your secret is out and I’m telling!

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Ah, the dream montage…. Today‚Äôs the big wedding day and Serena is dreaming about being Marilyn Monroe?!!!

There was really no way Gossip Girl’s 100th episode, having been hyped for an entire season, while promising romance, tears, scandals, nods to the past and the mother of all shockers, could live up to its expectations.

“G.G.” didn’t lack for drama, however.

In what has come to be a make it-or-break it episode,¬†Gossip Girl¬†had a golden opportunity to redeem its recent mediocrity and prove itself worthy of all the passion and loyalty we’ve invested over the years.¬†While there were some gaping plot holes and disappointments tonight, depending on your “Oh No” Moment, you can’t find fault with the pure number of twists, especially during the last five minutes.

Seriously … anyone see that coming?!

Georgina Sparks is Gossip Girl. Wow. Talk about saving the best for last. We have approximately eight million unanswered questions regarding how she pulled this off undetected all these years … but wow!!!

Who else could it be, though? Michelle Trachtenberg was hands down the best part of this episode, and every one she’s been in. From a plot standpoint, it actually made sense that Gossip Georgina was the one to torpedo the royal wedding. Much as she tried to pin it on Chuck, Serena, Dan and Nate, none of them would do that to B.¬†With G.G.’s identity still unknown to all the characters, and¬†Trachtenberg sticking around, it will be very interesting to see if she’s unmasked by the gang.¬†While her latest, greatest act of sabotage came out of left field, that’s not exactly out of character for her. Every line out of her mouth was hilarious, but never more so than when she referred to their annual “shindig.”¬†She really does show up without notice, and possesses an unparalleled way of stirring up trouble on a grand scale with seemingly no emotional attachment or conscience. Personality-wise, she’s tailor-made for the part.¬†Having been down for the count, Gossip Georgina saw an opportunity for a big comeback and taking down Blair was the prime opportunity. Awful as we all feel for B, you gotta hand it to Evil G for this coup.

Joshua Safran РKudos to you and your writing team for pulling off this storyline!!!

The episode wasn’t perfect, but it definitely injected the season with some fresh life, thanks to G.G. and the revelation that Louis is worse than a boring, uptight stiff that B doesn’t really love. Much, much worse.

We all expected somebody would stop the wedding, and knew Gossip Girl would be involved. But the fact that B went through with it in the end, only to be deceived by her prince, is heartbreaking and surprising.

Where does Mrs. Grimaldi (it hurts to even say it!) go from here?

The final twist of the night came when the runaway bride was rescued not by Chuck, but by Lonely Boy, Dan. Chuck is clearly not out of the picture, but he wasn’t on the other end of her distress call. Nice misdirection there.

From Dair and Chair, to Blouis and Derena, this episode gave fans on every side of the polarizing love square (love pentagon?) something to talk about. It’s hard to even know where to begin – or guess where we’re headed.

Blair found out who wrote Louis’ vows, but the author himself didn’t spill the beans. Chuck confessed his true feelings for her, only to let her go rather than ruin her wedding. Two great guys she has here.¬†Call them her knights in shining … purple suits and Muppet hair? In a way, G.G. may have made it possible for Blair to be with Chuck (or Dan) without the baggage of him having ruined her nuptials to Louis.¬†The interesting thing now is that Chuck and Dan won’t necessarily be pitted against each other yet, but joining forces in helping Blair escape the marriage that shouldn’t have been.

And then there’s Serena. Oh, S. No one can say this episode contained any filler – the characters put it all out there, from G.G. to Chuck, to Nate and even Serena, who dropped a massive L-bomb on Dan … and we don’t mean lonely.¬†Serena’s been doing a lot of soul-searching (as has Nate, thanks to his run-in-with “Lola”), but sadly for her, this confession may not be reciprocated.

Funny how dreams can imitate real life, isn’t it?

In the non-romantic couples news, Serena and Blair’s friendship actually played a role for once, and for that we are grateful, as that used to be a central component of the show that has been sorely lacking of late.

We’ll see if that lasts, considering Dan’s role in both of their lives. It’s fitting in a way. It wouldn’t be S and B without a heavy dose of conflict interspersed with genuine concern and love for one another.

Next: Our Princess Bride is now a Runaway Bride, and seriously people, the musical sequence, really?!!

Addict Verdict: The last five minutes might just have saved the show from being canceled for the next season!

Fix-Your-On-Me-Scene(s): My eyes were nailed on to the screen during the last five minutes, when we find out, that,

  1. Blair chose to run away with not Nate, not Louis, and not even Chuck, but, Dan!!!…Oh, I’ve always wanted the Dair angle to work out, they just have so much in common!!!
  2. GEORGINA SPARKS IS GOSSIP GIRL!!!

G.G., Who are you? That’s a secret everyone one knows! You know we love you….

xoxo,
A.

Please leave your comments!

Wizards of Upper East Side?!

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Sure sounds like it!

Gossip Girl meets Bewitched?! I’m just as amazed! Read on:

ABC has made a date with the Devil.

The network has ordered the pilot of 666 Park Avenue, a drama from Alloy Entertainment, the producers of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle and Gossip Girl.

From Warner Bros. Television and Alloy, 666 Park Avenue is based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. Like the books, the drama centers on an innocent couple from the Midwest that moves to New York and gets hired to be resident managers of a building on the Upper East Side. There, unbeknownst to the couple, the residents have all unwittingly made deals with the Devil to have their deepest needs, ambitions and desires fulfilled.

David Wilcox¬†is attached to adapt the project and executive produce alongside Alloy’s¬†Leslie Morgenstein¬†and¬†Gina Girolamo.¬†The project marks a reunion of sorts for ABC entertainment chief ¬†Paul Lee¬†and Alloy executives, who worked together when Lee was at ABC Family.¬†ABC chief Paul Lee previously worked with Alloy at ABC Family where he developed and greenlighted the Alloy/WBTV-produced hit¬†Pretty Little Liars.

Wilcox most recently served as a co-executive producer for FOX’s Fringe. He previously held the same position on ABC’s Life On Mars and NBC’s Law & Order. This is the second ABC drama pilot set at a New York residential building after Shonda Rhimes, Gilded Lillys.

666 Park¬†joins a growing network of teen¬†favored¬†Alloy dramas that include ABC Family‘s¬†The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Pretty Little Liars¬†and¬†The Lying Game.¬†It one of the four dramas ordered to pilot at the network this season, joining¬†Shonda Rhimes‘ period hotel piece¬†Gilded Lillys.

Hmm…. I wonder what if we had a Gossip Girl at Hogwarts?! Food for thought!

Sex And The Class?!

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Oh, Yes!!!
Get “Carrie”-ed away to High School, replacing hot hunks with sexy studs, and martinis for slushes(?!)!

Carrie Bradshaw could be heading back to school AND to television.

¬†The CW has ordered a pilot for ‚ÄúThe Carrie Diaries,‚ÄĚ Entertainment Weekly has confirmed.¬†“The Carrie Diaries‚ÄĚ book series from Candace Bushnell,¬†centers on¬†Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s as she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.¬†The first book in Bushnell‚Äôs origin story was published last year and, like¬†Sex and the City, is told from Carrie‚Äôs point of view. It follows the aspiring writer through her relationship with Sebastian Kydd and rivalry with popular girl Donna¬†La Donna.¬†It is not clear if the new show would feature Carrie‚Äôs later-in-life ‚ÄúSex and The City‚ÄĚ best friends, including Samantha Jones, who was featured in ‚ÄúSummer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel,‚ÄĚ or Miranda Hobbes, who was also in the book, which was released in April 2011.

But, how can we imagine Carrie without her “soul mates”?! I can’t! Can you?

¬†Gossip Girl¬†and¬†Hart of Dixie¬†duo¬†Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage¬†and¬†Len Goldstein‘s Fake Empire Productions will executive produce alongside Warner Bros. Television. Former¬†Sex and the City¬†scribe/co-producer¬†Amy B. Harris¬†will adapt the book and serve as showrunner.¬†This marks Fake Empire‚Äôs second pilot at the CW this season; it also co-produces¬†Cult.

HBO owns the rights to the series, with corporate cousin the CW hearing the pitch in September and immediately committing to the project.