This will not be the only weird not-incestuous-but-still-creepy love match-up on the show. It's the end of an era—the show premiered in 2007!
GOSSIP GIRL Pictured: (back row l-r) Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey, Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen, Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey, Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen; (front row l-r) Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams, Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey, Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald, Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/The CW © 2009 The CW Network, LLC. —so I think we should all make a pact to tune in tonight.
His sister only tried to kill Serena, but whatever.
A new CEO Russell Thorpe threatens to take over Bass Industries, which Chuck now runs with Lily after Bart's death. Eventually Russell's arrested for arson and the murder of his wife (which he tried to pin on Bart Bass).
Lily clearly still has a thing for Rufus and his ability to make delicious waffles, but she's dating power-hungry Bart Bass, Chuck's dad.
(They eventually marry.)Dan's best friend Vanessa Abrams arrives back in New York, making Serena jealous. Secret-Rufus-and-Lily love child Scott.)A famous movie actress enrolls at NYU and ends up being roommates with Vanessa and starts dating Dan.
As in, no more Blair or Serena or Chuck or Dan or Nate, and we're finally going to find out who Gossip Girl is.