We all knew that the series finale wasn't going to be good. The writers knew that those who have remained loyal to the show for the past six years only wanted two things -- their favorite couples together and an answer to the mystery that has plagued us for years: Who is Gossip Girl?
Ultimately, "Gossip Girl's" legacy will be determined by its finale tonight -- will it fizzle out with a whimper, only a shell of its once witty, if frivolous, former self? Or will the long-awaited unmasking of its titular character cement it as the ultimate self-aware series?
When The CW's teen drama Gossip Girl leapt onto television screens in 2007, it served the purpose indicated by its title. Simply put, it made millions of girls gossip. Now in its sixth and final season, it has, most would admit, fallen from grace.
Though there were plenty of jaw-dropping, credulity-stretching scenes in the Season 5 finale, they were shocking for all the wrong reasons. In the blink of an eye, five years of character development has fallen by the wayside.