'Gossip Girl' Season Finale Recap: "The Goodbye Gossip Girl" (Page 1/4)
'Gossip Girl' Season Finale Recap: "The Goodbye Gossip Girl" (Page 1/4)
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's Gossip Girl Graduation time! And on the UES, it's done "a little differently..."

Blair and Serena have brunch and talk about how Serena's now famous because GG broke the news that she got arrested. Serena is ready to graduate so she can finally get away from GG, who has plagued her more than anyone else. S asks B to change the subject, and Blair asks how exactly Chuck said, "I love her." (Was it, "I LOVE her?" or "I love HER?") S says this shouldn't be news to her, but B says the problem is his inability to express his feelings to the one person who matters. B asks if S has even told Chuck that she and Nate broke up, and when S says no, B rushes her out the door to do just that--right into the arms of waiting paparazzi hoping to get a glimpse of the ex-con.

Pre-graduation, Videotaping Vanessa walks up to Nepotism Nate (who's chatting up his gramps), and they catch up in a friendly way--he's starting his internship soon, his grandfather and mother are on speaking terms again, he and Blair broke up, and he apologizes for how horribly he handled things with V. Since nothing is ever new with Vanessa and Nate really was a douche recently, she thanks him for all that stuff forever ago that guided her toward NYU, and Nate then invites V and D to his post-graduation party.

Jenny and Eric celebrate that graduation means the end of the Mean Girls, just as the girls walk up and ask if she wants to "throw her hat in the ring" for Queen. J says there should be no queen next year just as Blair walks up and says her minions don't get to choose the next queen--she does. She struts away, actively combating her lame duck-ness. Penelope tells Jenny that they don't listen to Blair anymore, so if she wants to be queen, she should show up to Nate's party with the biggest piece of gossip, and she'll get it. Because that's how queenships are won and lost, duh. "Coronation" happens at midnight. J's competition: freshman Emma Boardman (Remember her? That little skank whose mother interviewed Blair and Serena for Yale, and who blackmailed B into helping her lose her virginity? Yeah, I forgot too.) who walks up and flaps her skanky little mouth at J, compelling J to decide maybe she will go for queen after all, to break the cycle of mean girl abuse. Ha. Little J still thinks she can beat the system from inside the system. So naive.

Everyone is in robes, waiting for commencement to begin. Dan is moping because his name was left off of the graduation program. "Humph!" (-rey) A kid in a suit walks up and hands Dan the "correction" card that will go into the programs that says "Congratulations, Don!" Haha, no one still knows who Dan is. Blair walks up to Chuck and tells him how great she's doing, but she could be better. She's wondering if he heard that she... is so happy high school is over! Before she can say what she really wanted to, HM Queller tells the kids to line up for the ceremony.

Rufus and Jenny walk in to graduation, and sit right next to Lily and Eric--to his dismay, Rufus remembers that they reserved their seats together at some point after Lily revealed that she gave up their secret bastard child for adoption, but before she put her own daughter in jail to teach her a lesson and he decided maybe she wasn't marriage material. Cyrus and Eleanor sit right behind them, and start yapping about what a great couple they make and how they need to get married. Lily bluntly tells them that they used to be headed that way, but not anymore. Awkwaaaard.

The students file in for commencement, and HM Q addresses the crowd as B tells S that she chickened out with Chuck. S says it's okay, they're all moving on. In the middle of celebrating their new beginning, Gossip Girl sends her final, wicked blast: "Not so fast. You're not graduating until I give you my diplomas. Mine are labels, and labels stick. Nate Archibald: Class whore. Dan Humphrey: The ultimate insider. Chuck Bass: Coward. Blair Waldorf: Weakling. And as for Serena van der Woodsen, after today, you are officially irrelevant. Congratulations, everyone. You deserve it."

HM Q asks the class to stand, but everyone is too stunned by this not-all-that-shocking blast to do it. Serena vows that Gossip Girl is going down.

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