Blake Full of life simply weighed in on Gossip Girl’s best controversy. (Main spoiler forward.)
If you happen to’re simply discovering out that Dan was Gossip Woman the entire time, you are not alone. As a result of the sequence now lives perpetually on streaming, persons are both watching it for the primary time or revisiting it in all its soapy glory. They’re recognizing funny fashion moments, continuity errors, and making memes—one which caught Full of life’s consideration.
“We watched your complete sequence to seek out out it’s Dan,” the meme reads. It is a easy however timeless message; we hated this reveal again in 2012, when the sequence finale aired, and nonetheless do now. Fortunately, Full of life (a.okay.a Serena van der Woodsen) is right here to commiserate with us.
“YOU’RE shocked,” she added to the meme on her Instagram Story in late October. “Think about how the writers felt.” Burn.
I imply…she’s not mistaken. Again in 2019, GG author and government producer Joshua Safran revealed the writers kind of had no idea who the present’s titular narrator actually was. “One of many writers realized that Nate had by no means despatched a tip into Gossip Woman, which is true not less than by means of the top of season 5,” Safran defined at Vulture Pageant, per Refinery 29. “Nate by no means despatched in a tip by means of all of these episodes, which is once we’re like, ‘Oh, effectively then he is Gossip Woman.'”
However in a weird twist, GG was revealed to be Dan (Penn Badgley). Nobody was extra confused by this than Badgley himself. “I used to be very shocked. We had been all shocked,” he advised HuffPost Live in 2013. “I did not know. I did not discover out till simply earlier than we shot the final episode…It technically would not make sense for anybody to be Gossip Woman. I might have beloved it if there had been 1,000,000 flashes of each time he had checked out his cellular phone and was like receiving some blast from Gossip Woman and being blown away from it.”
Badgley reiterated this level two years later. “It would not make sense in any respect,” the actor advised People. “It would not have made sense for anyone. Gossip Woman would not make sense!”
It looks like Blake Full of life agrees. Hopefully, the writers have a extra strong plan going into the Gossip Woman reboot.