When I said I wanted to see Georgina go out with a 'bang', her fantasizing about Dan wasn't really what I had in mind.
At least we know that Dan is dating a movie-star and he likes her enough to throw any other potential relationship out the door.
The revelation that Dan "Lonely Boy" Humphrey was Gossip Girl all along was a fitting end to the show, in the sense that it was an incomprehensible mess best enjoyed as self-parody.
Co-creator Stephanie Savage has claimed that Dan as GG was always the plan, and that the pilot even had to be recut because one sequence seemed to make the twist too obvious.
My expectations of her sudden return from Boston were too high apparently.
That’s not the story Dan is visibly surprised to read a Gossip Girl update saying that Serena’s looking for a date to the masked ball, and decides to blow off his plans with Vanessa to go and surprise her. The exposed brick doesn’t care that you’re Gossip Girl.Serena van der Woodsen (Lively) returns from a stint at a chichi New England boarding school, after having abruptly vanished some time in the past.Serena has skeletons aplenty in her closet, as does her entire circle of acquaintances and frenemies.Developed for television and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, it stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford, Penn Badgely, and is narrated by Kristen Bell, the titular character.Shot primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, other locations have included the elite neighborhoods of Long Island's East End, Paris, and California.Every episode begins at the Gossip Girl website homepage.A photo of the Upper East Side's it girl, Serena van der Woodsen, is shown, and a summary of past and future events is given.Side note: This is also the episode where Vanessa comes back to town and gets all self-righteous about her former hipster bae Dan now being into the Upper East Side scene. ” she yells, after finding out he snuck into the masked ball. Talk about doing the nasty, or should I say being nasty? On one level, you have to respect Dan’s commitment to the Gossip Girl persona here.So Dan’s childhood BFF has no idea that he has any interest in the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, let alone that he’s Gossip Girl. Once again, Dan looks shell-shocked by a Gossip Girl blast — though this time Jenny and Rufus are there, so at least he has an audience to make feigning shock worthwhile. But the way he — as Gossip Girl — talks about his 15-year-old sister in this episode is downright unsettling:“Breaking News – Asher Hornsby overheard bragging that Little J swiped her V card at his register. You shouldn’t give away the ending if you want him to pick up the book again.”And then, a few scenes later…“Looks like Little J didn’t spread her legs after all.But the blast shows Serena, who is Dan’s girlfriend at this time, buying a pregnancy test, thus sending the entire school (and Dan’s dad) into a tailspin. Oh, and then there’s this gem about Blair later in the episode:“Looks like the Virgin Queen isn’t as pure as she pretended to be. She spread lies instead.” Dan Humphrey: redefining since 2007.So Dan and Serena get back together at the start of season two, but Dan really wants to keep it a secret.