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Gossip Girl Finale: A Shotgun Wedding, Many Flashbacks, One Flash Forward, and Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed

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Now here's a show that knows how to make the most of a two-hour finale! The final episode of the CW's Gossip Girl included a shotgun wedding (Chuck and Blair, duh), multiple flashbacks, and one flash forward. You'll be happy to know that the future of the Upper East Side is secure, by the way: Five years from now Nate is considering running for mayor, Blair and Chuck have a son, Blair's fashion line is a huge success, Dan and Serena live happily ever after, and Rufus is dating Lisa Loeb.)

Also, Gossip Girl's identity is finally revealed, and it's not who you thought it would be!

Blair and Chuck have to scramble to get married because Chuck is a suspect in the investigation into Bart's suspected murder and Blair won't have to testify against him if they are married.

But no worries. The wedding is gorgeous and in the end, all is righted with that murder investigation anyway. Bart's death was ruled an accident!

Bonus: In addition to saving Chuck from a murder rap, the wedding gives Blair the opportunity to be memorialized in the anals of Gossip Girl history in this gorgeous Elie Saab dress (with matching Jennifer Behr headband, of course).

But aside from Blair's wedding dress, the real thrill of the evening is that Dan—Dan!—is revealed to be Gossip Girl. Nate was on a quest to unmask Gossip Girl because a big story like that might have saved the Spectator. So Dan did the friendly thing and came clean, handing him the story. Or, rather, planting it in Serena's carry-on, which (we gather from the flash forward) leads to a happy reunion between the two.

And, welp, that's that! GG tributes will be rife on the internet today, but here are two to get you started on your Gossip Girl eulogizing: a recap of six seasons of Serena's cleavage, the real star of the show, and a look back at Chuck Bass's rich bully fashions (there's a bunny sweater involved).
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