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December 19, 2012  | by: Jennifer Chien

Photo by H@rry


Hello Upper East Siders, I’m sure you all tuned in to the long overdue finale of the six-year series, Gossip Girl. Was it everything you’ve been hoping for? Gossip Girl’s secret identity finally revealed, Chuck, Blair, Serena, and Dan finally had it all worked out, and of course, the special appearance’s from Taylor Momsen, Rachel Bilson, and the voice of Gossip Girl, Kristen Bell. With so many surprises, they couldn’t have ended it with a better playlist.

The finale opened with Lulu Gainsbourg and Scarlett Johansson’s breathy cover of “Bonnie & Clyde“, which couldn’t have been more fitting for Chuck and Blair’s escape from the law. (And need I mention how intriguing it is that they used Ryan Reynold’s ex-wife’s music on his new wife’s show?)

I fell in love with Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time” back during the Perks of Being a Wallflower promo, and I couldn’t imagine a more tasteful song to anticipate Chuck and Blair’s long awaited wedding. They exchanged their vows to The Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere“, which was quite fitting for the bittersweet moment, just as Florence + the Machine’s cover of 1986 Candie Staton’s “You Got the Love” was for Serena and Dan’s (epilogue) wedding.

Gossip Girl may be dead, according to Dan Humphrey (who knew?!), but the writers weren’t going to say good bye without a twist. “Kill Me” by The Pretty Reckless was the perfect segue into a new era of the Upper East Side, because what’s more touching than to use Little J’s song? The ending implies that a new generation of queen bee’s, minions, and outsiders were on the rise, so perhaps the whole concept of Gossip Girl’s not really dead.. again.. or is it?

xoxo Gossip Girl

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