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Season one

Season One Promo

Season One: 2007–08

The first season’s main focus is Serena’s sudden return to the Upper East Side following her mysterious disappearance. Initially, Serena’s one night-stand with Nate Archibald, lover to Serena’s best friend Blair Waldorf, was thought to be Serena’s reason to leave. However, near the end of the season, the cunning Georgina Sparks, Serena’s former friend, arrives on the Upper East Side, revealing that the night Serena slept with Nate didn’t end there – Serena went to Georgina’s apartment and a man died in her presence under the influence of drugs, while being taped. The season also revolves around Serena’s relationship with outsider Dan Humphrey; Blair’s relationship with Nate and her affair with his best friend Chuck; brief romance between Serena’s mother and Dan’s father; Blair and Jenny’s mentor-protege relationship; and the arrival of Dan’s former best friend Vanessa Abrams. The season ends with the revelation of Serena’s mystery, and Chuck leaving Blair at the airport, before leaving for Europe.

Blair and Serena

Blair and Serena

Season two

Season two promo

Season Two: 2008–09

The second season mainly explores the senior year of the characters with the premiere at the Hamptons and primarily focused on the relationship between Blair and Chuck, who were labeled “the heart of GG” by People magazine.  At first, both characters negate their feelings for one another, and go through random schemes and manipulations.

The first half of the season deals with Serena’s growing prominence as a socialite which draws the attention of Blair as their friendship is tested when the character of Poppy Lifton (Tamara Feldman) arrives, a socialite who inadvertently drives a wedge between Serena and Blair after inspiring Serena to take her place in the spotlight during the early episodes of the season. Nate faces the aftermath of his father’s criminal past and pursues a relationship with Vanessa, who becomes further entangled into the world of the Upper East Side. Jenny reignites her rebellious nature by pursuing a career as a fashion designer, thereby challenging Rufus’ skills as a parent while Dan’s friendship with Nate and relationship with Serena slowly transforms him from a social outcast to an insider. The show finished its first half during the first week of December, with the shocking death of Bart Bass.

The second half of the season reveals the impact of Bart’s death, causing a significant change of character direction for Chuck that subsequently leads to the growth of Rufus and Lily’s relationship, the revelation of the two having a son together, and contributing to the decline of Dan and Serena’s relationship. John Shea reprised his role as Harold Waldorf during a Thanksgiving episode and becomes entangled in Blair’s striving ambition of attending Yale. Desmond Harrington entered the series as Chuck’s manipulative uncle, Jack Bass. Feldman returned to the season with Armie Hammer as Serena’s new love interest, Gabriel Edwards. Michelle Trachtenburg returned to the role of Georgina Sparks and filmed her scenes during February, also adjoining her character’s return to the second season mystery.

Serena and Nate

Serena

Season three

Season three promo

Season Three: 2009–10

The third season focuses on Blair, Dan & Vanessa getting into NYU along with movie star Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff), whom Dan starts dating; Nate getting into Columbia University; Serena taking a year off from school; Jenny becoming Queen Bee at Constance; and Chuck running Bass Industries, along with now adoptive mother Lily van der Woodsen. The first couple of episodes feature part of the summer vacation, respectively the week before the start of University and School. The role of “Gossip Girl” is slightly decreased throughout the season.

The Jenny Humphrey’s development and downward spiral. She spends a good part of the season alienating herself from Eric, her former best friend, and chasing after Nate, who has his heart set on Serena. At the end of the season, due to her one night stand with stepbrother Chuck Bass and new drug dealing habit, her father and Lily send her to Hudson, New York, to live with her mother. Other story lines include Blair and Chuck’s attempt and ultimate failure at having a successful relationship, Dan and Vanessa moving from friends to something more, and Serena’s attempts to find herself through a new job and brief love affairs with Carter, Nate’s married cousin Tripp, and eventually Nate himself.

Serena

Chuck and Blair

Serena and Blair

Season four

Season four promo

Season Four: 2010–11

Season four’s main mystery revolves around Juliet Sharp (Katie Cassidy), a secretive girl with an agenda against Serena involving her past. The second half of the season builds on the complications of Serena’s new found relationship with her former teacher Ben, Chuck trying to regain control of Bass Industries from Russell Thorpe (Michael Boatman), and Dan and Blair’s growing relationship. The season also focuses on Lily’s past betrayals coming back to haunt her; Chuck and Blair’s tumultuous relationship after their break up; Dan and Vanessa’s deteriorating friendship; and the arrival of Serena’s cousin Charlie Rhodes (Kaylee DeFer) to the Upper East Side.

Serena and Blair

Serena and Blair

Serena

 

Blair and Serena

Juilet and Blair

Serena

Serena

Blair

Georgina and Serena

Chuck and Blair

Season five

Season five promo

Season Five: 2011–12

The season began in Los Angeles when a re-energized Chuck and Nate decided to pay Serena a visit. Chuck has a new found philosophy and says “yes” to everything, even death defying stunts. Serena continues to work on the movie set, and is offered a full-time job at the end of the episode. Nate begins an affair with an older woman, Diana Payne, who may have an ulterior motive for being with Nate. Back in New York, Dan learns that Vanessa has published one chapter of his novel, and Blair continues to plan her wedding to Louis, and she also learns she is pregnant.

Charlie and Serena

Serena

Blair

Prince and Blair

Serena, Charlie and Blair

Serena and Blair

Charlie

Serena

Charlie

Serena with bridesmaids and prince

Blair wearing Vera Wang

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