‘Gossip Girl:’ Bye-bye Bart Bass?
I was naughty and neglected to post my usual “Gossip Girl” recap of Monday night’s episode (sorry, y’all), but rather than waste words commenting on the Snowflake Ball blah-blah-blahs, I thought I’d get right to talking about the question every fan is asking:
Is Bart Bass really dead?
For those of you who didn’t watch the trailer for next week’s show and can’t figure it out, or haven’t obsessively followed all of the online speculation, heed this warning and STOP READING HERE.
For everyone else, here’s the answer:
Of course he is.
I mean, hello? Bart – the unlikeable, cold-hearted father of Chuck, husband of Lily, stepdad to Serena and Eric – has been in “an accident.” There’s a freakin’ funeral next week. Doesn’t take a genius to put together those clues.
Plotwise, it’s a brilliant move. Bart’s death clears the way for a Lily-Rufus reconciliation and a family power struggle when Bart’s little brother blows into town.
You know what else it does?
I hear it gives Ed Westwick the chance for a tour de force performance – can you believe we’re actually saying THAT about “Gossip Girl”? – as Chuck has a full-blown meltdown.
Don’t believe me?
Check out this disturbing photo just released by the CW:
Yup, you’re actually going to feel really, really, REALLY bad for Chuck Bass.
And if that’s not enough to make you sob, here’s some more heartbreaking news. It’s the last you’ll see of “GG” until next year.
After Monday, the show goes on its holiday hiatus, returning Jan. 5 with all-new eps.
(Photos courtesy of the CW)