The 100th episode is that magical TV milestone and on Gossip Girl they look set to mark this occasion with the most lavish event yet. The episode won’t air until early 2012, but details have already been released that reveal the focus of the episode and who will be returning to the Upper East Side.
It is not a surprise that they have chosen Blair’s (Leighton Meester) royal wedding to Louis (Hugo Becker) as the center piece for the episode. This show has had more parties and events that require a fancy frock than can be recalled and so this one really has to be truly spectacular. This wedding should provide not just amazing clothes but also a huge amount of tension and drama.
It is unclear as to what role Chuck (Ed Westwick) or Dan (Penn Badgley) will play in the wedding but we do that Serena (Blake Lively) will be the maid of honor. Over the years Blair and Serena have had many ups and downs; executive Joshua Safran spoke to TV Line about the importance of these two in terms of both this episode and the show in general:
“The central relationship has always been the two of them. Blair’s getting married and her best friend is her maid of honor — that’s a core dynamic we’re playing with.”
Will Serena be the Pippa to Blair’s Kate and steal away some of the spotlight? There has been a competitive jealous streak between the pair since season 1 and on this huge occasion I can see this being an issue. Will Serena’s dress be as figure hugging as Pippa Middleton’s or will Blair ensure that the attention stays on the bride with a not so flattering maid of honor dress?
The returning character who is likely to cause havoc is the one and only Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg). The 100th episode is the first of a multi-episode arc for my favourite troublemaker and it has been teased that her story “is unlike anything that she has done before on the show.” Last time we saw Georgina was at the end of season 4, as she was become increasingly bored with her life as a wife and mother. Georgina took an interest in Charlie (Kaylee DeFer) as she could spot her lies and manipulations a mile away (takes one to know one) and didn’t spill her secret about not being on any medication. Their paths look like they will cross as Georgina gave Charlie her phone number at the end of last season and told her to ring if she returned to the city. Is Charlie responsible for Georgina’s return? Or does Georgina just love a good wedding?
What would you like to see happen in the 100th episode? Will Blair actually marry Louis? What do you think Georgina is up to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.