Here we are. The penultimate episode (EVER) of Gossip Girl is under our vintage Chanel belts. It's almost time to bid Season 6 and GG's Upper East Side as we've come to know it adieu, and after 8 episodes of maligning about how relatively no loose ends were being tied up, by the end of this, Episode 9 "The Revengers," we are firmly changing our tunes. We'll try not to give anything away, but WOWOWEEWOW, was this one a DOOZY.
It all opens with a Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) Hepburn-era nightmare wherein she envisions Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) threatening her future with Chuck (Ed Westwick) — not too far from reality (err, reality within the confines of the show and its plot, that is). Blair and Chuck regroup for a new plan of attack to bring Bart down. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) may finally be siding with the good guys, but thanks to Bart's uncanny ability to cover nearly every single track, she has little information to aid their cause (but at least she's not actively trying to thwart the plans anymore, right??).
Nate (Chace Crawford) and Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia) have since rekindled their relationship, and Sage proves to be an uplifting and positive influence on Archibald. The short-lived renewal of Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan's (Penn Badgley) long-time on-again off-again storyline is still sour this episode. Lonely Boy waffles between whether he feels burned by or is still pining for S, while Serena has been pushed to such hatred for Humphrey and everything the UES has turned him into, she decides to move to Los Angeles, effective by the end of the night.
First, though, the group (minus Dan) bands together to take down Bart in time for a celebration honoring him as New York Real Estate's Man Of the Year, even calling on help from master-con Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) and the queen of manipulation, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) for scheming back-up. Keep in mind, though, Bart is an evil genius and not to be underestimated. Due to a few unfortunate mishaps, Nate gets arrested, Blair gets kidnapped, and Bart charters a jet to send Chuck into exile in Moscow, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW
SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Coat: Brown wool coat with waist tie
+ Dress: Dark plum bodycon dress with embellished lace yoke
+ Earrings: Emerald costume drop earrings
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: The CW
BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Headband: Silver embossed headband
+ Suit: Purple burnout velvet dress with black beaded shoulder detail
+ Earrings: Purple drop earrings
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