Gossip Girl: Graduation Blues
But we're getting ahead of ourselves here. First on the agenda is graduation. Yep, they did it. They made it through high school without getting thrown in the slammer or screwing up their college prospects…oh wait they did do all of that and Gossip Girl was at the ready to remind them of their past transgressions during the graduation ceremony. The avid blogger didn't miss a chance to leave the crew with a farewell speech. Instead of passing out diplomas, Gossip Girl passed out labels. Dan is the "Insider," Chuck is the "Coward," Nate is the "Whore," Blair is the "Weakling" and Serena will become "Irrelevant" once high school is over. Needless to say, the text blast took the wind out of everyone's sails.
Determined to put a stop to the endless cycle of abuse at the hands of the mysterious Gossip Girl, Serena decides to pick a fight. Unfortunately, Gossip Girl is bigger than Serena and in retaliation for trying to uncover the identity behind the site, Gossip Girl sends out every single bit of juicy gossip, verified or not, that she/he has. Dan's affair with the teacher gets out. Chuck's between-the-sheets dalliance with Vanessa becomes news, and we find out what really went down between Blair and Chuck's uncle on New Year's Eve. Oh the drama!
Chuck is miffed about Blair jumping in the sack with his uncle, and we're not sure where he gets off being mad since he slept with Vanessa. Seems like they're even to us. In the end, Gossip Girl wins and warns the kiddies that college will not be a reprieve from the site's ever-seeing eye.
We already know how the episode ended for our favorite star-crossed lovers, Chuck and Blair, but what about the rest of the gang? Nate quits his internship for the deputy mayor after she hits on him and begs Vanessa to let him tag along on her backpacking trip to Europe. Serena is off to Europe until she runs into Carter, who has a lead on her father's location. Rufus finally proposes to Lily. Jenny revels in her status as the new Queen before abolishing the monarchy tradition for good. Dan unknowingly runs into his half brother, who is very much alive and searching out Rufus and Lily. Yeah, we weren't surprised about that either.
And, Georgina decides to go to college in the city and request Blair as her roommate. Just when we has mixed feelings about how the writers were gonna pull off next season with everyone attending different college, they give us the most delicious twist. Blair and Georgina as roomies. Maybe Blair can just sleep at Chuck's. That is, if they make it through the summer.
What did you think? Were you happy with the finale? And let's just take a moment to point out how ridiculous Serena looked at graduation. First she's wearing that random powder blue slinky, backless, floor-length dress and then she walks in sans cap with her tassel stuck to the side of her head. We're all for fashion statements, but this just reeked of pretentiousness. Whew! Glad we got that wardrobe malfunction off of our chests (Um.... as it were).