In 2012, Gossip Girl ended its six-year run. Blair and Chuck are married, “Lonely Boy” Dan is now not lonely and Nate is effectively on his method to a profession in politics. These teenagers have lastly moved on from their highschool days of partying and drama to comply with their desires within the massive world.
With it now being over, it is value it to return to the start: the pilot episode that aired in 2007. Viewers are launched to the glitz and glamour of the upper-class way of life of those teenagers: unique events, penthouse residences, and unique connections to probably the most highly effective individuals. There’s additionally numerous foreshadowing to the drama that awaits them that you could be not bear in mind.
10 First Clue At Gossip Woman’s Id
A cornerstone of the sequence is who the mysterious “Gossip Woman” is who narrates every episode and likewise threatens to spill all the most important characters’ scandalous secrets and techniques. Within the pilot, a few of “Gossip Woman’s” first narrations are about Dan pining after Serena (referring to him as “Lonely Boy”).
Afterward within the episode, Dan even reads Gossip Girl’s posts. Given the revelation of her id within the last season…. hindsight is often 20/20.
9 Eric Van Der Woodsen Was In The Hospital
When Serena returns to New York from her time at boarding faculty, she finds out that her brother, Eric, is within the hospital after a suicide try. So as to add insult to harm, she finds out that their mom, Lily, is protecting Eric’s situation underneath wraps to guard their repute.
Later within the season, Eric reveals that his suicide try was the results of a bout of despair that stemmed from intense loneliness after transferring and having his sister go away.
8 Rufus Reveals He Was In A Band
Dan Humphrey’s father, Rufus, reveals that he was as soon as a part of a comparatively profitable band named “Lincolnhawk” again within the ’90s. Within the episode, Rufus reunites along with his former bandmates to placed on an impromptu live performance.
The live performance serves as a venue for Dan and Serena to have their first date and start to get to know one another. It is a reasonably large step to introduce one’s potential love curiosity to a mother or father on the primary date.
7 Nate Tries To Get Serena Again
All through the sequence, the primary characters get into love triangles and have affairs, fairly often amongst themselves. Within the pilot, Nate is with Blair but seems to have some unfinished business with Serena. That is revealed when he tries to comply with her, however she makes it clear that she is just not fascinated with pursuing something with him.
Because it seems, Nate and Serena had a sexual encounter throughout a marriage whereas he was nonetheless with Blair. And he nonetheless appears to have emotions for her.
6 Dan Helps His Sister Put An Outfit Collectively
Household performs an vital position on this sequence, notably among the many Humphreys (who’re seen as a part of a decrease class). Dan and his sister Jenny have a very close relationship. That is made apparent when he helps her put an outfit collectively for a distinguished occasion, “Kiss On The Lips.”
Though he’s aggravated that Jenny pulls him away from serving to out their dad, he’s supportive of her. Jenny is equally as supportive of Dan as she encourages him to go after Serena.
5 Nate And Chuck Have A Coronary heart To Coronary heart
The pilot makes it clear that, like Serena and Blair, Nate and Chuck have an in depth friendship that predates the sequence. That is seen by means of their varied coronary heart to hearts all through the episode. Throughout one in every of their talks in Central Park, Nate confides in Chuck about desirous to discover life outdoors of Manhattan.
Chuck Bass, the resident bad boy, playfully tells him to think about all the benefits of their life and to only get pleasure from his relationship with Blair.
4 Nate Reveals His Affair With Serena
Nate is struggling along with his romantic emotions from the start. He’s pining after Serena, but additionally desires to remain loyal to Blair. When Blair prepares for them to consummate their relationship, out of guilt, Nate reveals his affair with Serena.
Blair, already struggling with repairing her friendship with Serena, is clearly upset. Nevertheless, within the aftermath, Nate reveals to his father that his relationship troubles with Blair may not be the worst factor.
3 Serena And Dan Go On A Date
Serena initially had plans to go to the “Kiss On The Lips” occasion. Nevertheless, many elements push her to go together with Dan to his dad’s live performance. When Dan jokingly questions if she is aware of what she’s doing accepting his date, she replies that Dan “can’t be any worse than the guys [she does] know.”
It is an vital step for Serena by way of transferring ahead, particularly along with her slew of failed relationships and the “party-girl” picture previous her.
2 Chuck Assaults Jenny
Chuck indulges in his justifiable share of vices. Sadly, he’s additionally insanely entitled. It begins when he tries to benefit from a drunk Serena in his mother or father’s lodge’s kitchen and ends when he does the identical to Jenny.
He notices her on the “Kiss On The Lips” occasion and makes advances on her. Luckily, she lets Dan learn about her suspicions about Chuck. When Chuck proceeds to assault her, Dan and Serena swoop in and save her.
1 Chuck Is aware of Secrets and techniques About Serena
Every character within the sequence, as a result of their households and their surroundings, has to take care of secrets and techniques and scandals every day. And a few secrets and techniques have the potential to spoil relationships. When Chuck comes throughout a depressed Serena consuming alone, he proceeds to supply her meals.
He then reveals that he noticed her and Nate’s sexual encounter on the notorious “Shepherd Marriage ceremony.” That is fairly the blow to Serena, not solely as a result of she is making an attempt to rebuild her picture, but it surely additionally places her friendship with Blair in jeopardy.
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