The season 5 finale of Gossip Girl ended with Blair catching up with Chuck in Monte Carlo and telling him she was fighting for him now; Serena was seen on a train in a drug haze; Nate asked Lola to move in; Rufus and Lily were parting ways; and Dan finally writing the story he should have written about the Upper East side.
The premiere episode of the new season is titled “Gone Maybe Gone.” The start of the season will begin by tying up some loose ends left from the season 5 finale. The show will then jump forward four months in its final 10-episodes.
Serena goes missing and her friends band together to find her. She’s found with a new man in her life, Barry Watson from 7th Heaven fame. Showrunner, Stephanie Savage gives some insight on Serena’s new man.
“He lets Serena be herself,” notes Savage, “which is something that she really needs right now.”
Blair finally realizes she needs Chuck and he needs her.
“They now understand what it would mean for them to be together,” says exec producer Sara Goodman, adding that they first have to figure out “what they need as separate people” before they can fully commit. The main theme of the season is “adulthood,” says Savage. “High school is long in the past and they’re thinking about who they want to be and how they want to be.”
Michelle Trachtenberg who plays troublemaker Georgina will have a bigger presence in the new season and will be spending more time with Dan.
The second episode is titled “High Infidelity.” Nate has a new girl in his life named Sage, played by Skin’s actress Sofia Black-D’Elia. We’ll find out what happened to Lola, who Nate asked to move in with him in the season 5 finale. Sage’s character is described as “carrying baggage” and having a possible connection with Serena’s new boyfriend, Barry Watson of 7th Heaven fame.
The new season kicks off Monday, October 8 on The CW.