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Posted on Feb 1, 2012 Written by Graces

[Warning: If you’ve yet to watch Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl, avert your eyes…now! Everyone else, read on…]

It wouldn’t be an episode of Gossip Girl if there wasn’t some drama, and the CW’s series’ 100th episode Monday night delivered it in spades. But what comes next now that Blair has married her prince and run out on her reception with Dan, leaving behind Chuck and Serena? And is that Gossip Girl reveal for real? Below, executive producer Josh Safran answers our burning questions.

CAN BLAIR GET AN ANNULMENT? | “That will be answered in the next episode,” promises Safran, as well as what this turn in her relationship with Louis means for Blair’s pact with God.

IS THERE HOPE FOR CHAIR? | Let’s put it this way: “Chuck and Blair are never over,” says Safran. Even though it the two are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, “There’s always been a thorn in the side of Chuck somewhere,” the EP notes. “Maybe it’ll be Dan. Maybe it’ll be someone else.” It’s only natural then that Chuck and Blair’s storyline will remain plenty angsty. “It’s a very tortured relationship for both them,” he continues. “In a weird way, sometimes people love that torture. And sometimes, people can’t stand that torture. That’s going to be the balance of what happens for a little while.”

WHERE DOES DAN TAKE BLAIR? | “They go someplace we’ve never shot before [but] we’ve always wanted to,” hints Safran. “It was a really complicated, but super fun, big, great set piece.” And it won’t be all drama and tears when they get there. “[The next episode] has, in my mind, some of the best comedy we’ve ever done,” he adds. “[It’s] very funny.”

IS THERE DAIR ROMANCE IN THE AIR? | As for what the developments in Episode 100 mean for Dan and Blair – she now also knows he wrote Louis’ vows – Safran teases, “That story is going to go in an interesting direction.” As we saw this week, Blair has come to rely on Dan a great deal when she’s in trouble. But the lovesick guy might actually tire of being her go-to lapdogfriend. “At a certain point, he probably won’t be able to stand feeling that anymore and force Blair to not treat him that way,” says the EP. “Or not treat him at all.”

HOW WILL EVERYONE REACT TO DAN & BLAIR RUNNING OFF? | “Obviously, it’s going to rankle Serena when she discovers what’s happening between” her ex-boyfriend and her best friend, says Safran. With the next episode picking up right after this week’s major turn of events, “You’re going to see [Chuck and Serena] learn [about Dan and Blair running away],” he continues. “You’re going to see what they do about it, how it impacts them. The story of that next episode is Chuck and Serena together dealing with Dan and Blair.”

HAS GEORGINA ALWAYS BEEN GOSSIP GIRL? | Safran wouldn’t comment, but he did confirm that Georgina “has this role” now, so she’ll be sticking around to “get even more dirt and gossip…and cause so much more trouble.” The reveal will also take viewers behind the curtain with the wizard. “You’re now invited into a process that for years you haven’t seen,” he explains. “Seeing just how Gossip Girl gets her tips and what she does to get her tips is really fun and a new thing.” And don’t worry, Veronica Mars fans, Kristen Bell’s voice-overs aren’t going anywhere.

Source: TV Line

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Posted on Feb 1, 2012 Written by Graces

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Monday’s episode forGossip Girl, “The Princess Bride.” Read at your own risk.]

She did it. She got married and became a princess. And now the avalanche of questions…

Is Gossip Girl really going to make Dan and Blair happen? Did new media magnate Nate just fall for another pretty girl (who happens to be the real Charlie Rhodes)? Would the reformed Chuck have sent that video to Gossip Girl? Will he and Serena decide to put themselves out of their misery when they find out Blair ran off with LonelyBoy? Did the royal lapdog Prince Louis actually grow a pair? Is Georgina the real Dread Pirate Roberts Gossip Girl?

So many burning questions lingering about Monday’s 100th episode of Gossip Girl, written by executive producer Josh Safran and fittingly titled, “The Princess Bride.” Fortunately, Safran and fellow series boss Stephanie Savage were on hand last week to tease and tantalize reporters who got an early peek at the episode about everything that is to come. Get cozy — they had a lot to say! (And for the record, we’re so sticking with the theory that Georgina is not Gossip Girl.)

Are you really going to cave to fans who want Dan and Blair together? 
Josh Safran: Cave to fans — I don’t think we view it as caving to fans but you know that story is going to go in an interesting direction, sure.

Is it a story you weren’t planning to tell until you saw the fan reaction to the two of them?
Stephanie Savage: No. I think from the beginning we always felt like there was a really strong connection between the two of them. Actually, the first episode Josh ever wrote for us had one of my favorite scenes of the series that was a Dan-Blair scene where she’s confiding in [him] her feelings about her mother and [there was] the idea that these two people who — one is Queen B, one LonelyBoy — actually have a lot in common. Compared to their other friends, they had this sense of intellectual curiosity, they were interested in things outside their own world… We always knew they were going to become friends, but there was a question if there was ever going to be more than that.
Safran: And I think that question still remains, but we definitely are going with that story. We knew last year, too, when we got them connected in a new way. We knew we were going to plan to come back to that connection… It was always like, that’s a weird thing to do, to go to that place you thought you’d never go with kind of at one point your sworn enemy. I think that’s why they pulled back but they still have been thinking about it ever since.

What are Blair’s feelings toward Dan at this point — she just found out he wrote these vows and yet she keeps calling him any time anything goes wrong in her life.
Safran: I think Dan probably feels the same way you think he does, and at a certain point he probably won’t be able to stand feeling that anymore and force Blair to not treat him that way — or not treat him at all, basically. • Read full story »

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