'Gossip Girl' Season Finale Recap: "The Goodbye Gossip Girl" (Page 4/4)
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Blair confronts Jenny in the bathroom and tells her that she told Chuck she loved him (again), and he didn't say it back (again). With this info she's giving her a chance to be queen, but Jenny doesn't want it. Blair lectures Jenny about not being such a softie. "You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my queen. I choose you." Jenny thanks her. Blair gets a text...

Serena and Nate wait at the Oak Room for GG, and Dan shows up. He's not Gossip Girl,  he just wanted to find Serena. He asks what's going on with her, and she says she doesn't want to be irrelevant. OF COURSE that is what this is all about. He comforts her that she made him what he is. Blair walks in, and Nate thinks she's Gossip Girl, and then Jenny walks in. And so do the Mean Girls, Vanessa, Eric, and... tons of others. They all get a text: "You wanted to meet GG? Well, look around. I'm nothing without you. And while most high school friendships fade, it's my hope that what happened today will bond you forever. Now that all my secrets are out, you have a clean slate. Until college. Congratulations, I'm coming with you." OF COURSE SHE IS. Serena says, "Drinks on me." But where's the bartender in here? I love how no one ever gets ID'ed.

Anyway, Blair apologizes to Serena, and tells S that it's officially over between her and Chuck. But she's going to be strong. Chuck watches her from outside, and Blair sees him as he walks away.

A few days later over at the VDW house, Rufus gives Lily a ring and they kiss. Eric gets a waffle iron he's "dreamed about" (getting adorably gayer by the minute, are we?), Jenny has a cryptic meeting to get to with Blair, and Serena consults Blair on outfits to pack for her summer in Europe. They talk (again) about getting a fresh start. Blair gives S a present: it's a framed mug shot. S asks if she'll come to Europe too, but Blair says she needs to spend the summer contemplating the failure of her life. Sounds awesome! They hug.

In a coffee shop, Dan is already waxing nostalgic about high school, of course. Nate walks up and says the deputy mayor tried to get in his pants on his first day, so he quit. Now he wants to go backpacking in Europe with Vanessa. She says it's too late, she's already going with... THAT GUY! That random guy over there. Duh. The kid rolls with it, but says, "Yeah, we're going to have a great time, Melissa and I." She says thanks for trying, and the kid sits down with his book. Nate tells Vanessa they can just go as friends (unless they drink too much), and she agrees. The kid looks at Dan and they start up a conversation, learning they'll both be at NYU in the fall. His name is Scott (LOVECHILD alert) and he looks at Dan knowingly.

Blair and Jenny invade Penelope's all-too-literal coronation of Emma. Blair steals the gem-encrusted headband (oh God) and says she's taking back her power with a final blow: GG is now blasting out all those secrets Jenny kept when she was protecting Nelly Yuki, and now the world knows them. There's a new winner, and it's Little J. Jenny unenthusiastically puts on the headband and puffs her Debbie Harry mullet up. Penelope scoffs at the new Brooklyn queen, but since Jenny's dad is now marrying Lily, that makes her richer than all of them. Blair shoos Emma out of the way, and Jenny sits down and begins the major policy changes of her new administration: "Starting next year, no more headbands. Except for this one." Hope and change, you guys.

In the coffee shop, Scott calls his mom and says he's already met some cool people in... Portland, as he eyes his cut-out real-daddy mementos and says, "I think I'm gonna love it." Dan gets a call from a blocked number and it's Georgina saying that his money should be back in his account now, so he can go to Yale. He says he's actually going to NYU, and she says, "Great. I'll see you next year." She hangs up. (THAT'S ALL? THAT'S THE SOLUTION TO THE POPPY LIFTON GRIFT?!)

Georgina's standing at the Student Services counter at NYU and hands over her paperwork, and then requests her "best friend" as her new roommate: Blair Waldorf.

Serena packs up her car to hurry up and go to Europe already , and Carter walks up. He says he found something she wanted in Santorini, only now it's in Figi: he hands her a report from a P.I.

"You found my father?" She tells Carter to get in the car, and they drive off.

Blair walks down the street and finds Chuck waiting for her with a bouquet and a gift. "Why aren't you in Europe?" He says he was in Paris... and Germany... to get her favorite macaroons and stockings. He came back to tell her that she was right.

"I was a coward running away again. But everywhere I went, you caught up with me. So I had to come back."

"I want to believe you, but I can't. You've hurt me too many times."

"Then believe me this time."

She says, "That's it?"

"I love you, too."

They kiss.

"Can you say it twice?" They laugh. "No, I'm serious, say it twice."

He says it over and over. "I love you, I love you, I love you..."

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-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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