'Gossip Girl' Premiere Recap: Serena's New Love and 6 More Memorable Moments

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Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl marks the beginning of the end of an era on The CW as the scandalous show on Manhattan's elite has just nine episodes left to air before gossip girl finally shuts down her computer.

The scene was effectively set for our favorite folks from the Upper East Side's last season as they embark on their final story lines. With new relationships, old relationships and a scandalous new book from Dan (Penn Badgley), we are sure it's going to be a fun ride.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the Season 6 premiere, “Gone Maybe Gone.” Read on for our seven highlights and the big buzz moments from the premiere. 

Serena (Blake Lively) was lost and now she’s found. Well kind of. Serena had been MIA for the whole summer and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) has just now realized they haven’t spoken in while. Worried about her daughter, she calls her friends to find out where she is. With no one having heard from her, the crew eventually bands together to find Serena and head to a wedding, which they assume to be hers. Lucky for them, she really is just throwing a wedding for her new friends with her new boy (or should we say man?) Steven (Barry Watson). Though she was determined to make a fresh start without all the drama from her friends in the city, we all know life isn’t that easy when you’re part of this group of friends.

Are Serena and Blair (Leighton Meester) dunzo? From what we saw on the episode it appears, "S" is really taking strides to distance herself from "B" despite Blair's heartfelt apology. (Seriously, though, why is Blair apologizing to Serena? Shouldn't it be the other way around?) But could these two really not be BFFs again by the series' end? I don’t think so. Of all the relationships the show has had, this is obviously the most important. I’m looking forward to seeing how the two work their way back to friendship.

Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair have a plan for the future. Though Blair chose the dashing Chuck to be her love forever on last season’s finale, the destined-to-be pair have decided to put things on hold for a bit to get their affairs in order. Chuck is determined to bring his newly-alive dad down while Blair is hoping to follow in her mother’s footsteps successfully with Waldorf Designs.

Ivy (Kaylee Defer) and Rufus (Matthew Settle)? In what has to be the most unlikely and gross pairing we’ve seen on the show, Dan’s dad has opened his home and his bed to con woman Ivy. But what is she really after? A message she leaves for Lola indicates she’s giving her best performance yet manipulating the former rocker. Hmmm.

Lonely Boy has a new book. Inside version 2.0 is real and raw and has no names omitted. Helping Dan (Penn Badgley) to plan the sale and release of his expose is none other than Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg). Will Humphrey’s new book be the talk of the town again? Will he have any friends left after its release? We’ll have to wait and see.

Welcome back Georgina. Sometimes, the character of Georgina is annoying and sometimes she is amazing. Monday’s episode featured the latter. Georgina kept us laughing with great one-liners throughout the episode such as, "You shouldn’t be creating in a workshop, you’re not an elf."

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Buzz Moments:

OMG: Mr. Humphrey and Ivy getting it on! Excuse me, WHAT? This is a pairing we definitely didn’t expect to see!

Thank you, TV Gods.: For giving us some closure on Dan and Blair! It was nice to see.

Awk-ward: It’s hard to pick between Dan walking in on his Dad and Ivy as our "OMG" moment or the Upper East Siders crashing a wedding that is not Serena’s. But if we had to choose, it would have to be Dan seeing his Dad in bed with Ivy. Again, EW, just EW!

Hotness: Um, hello Season 6? The final season of the show made quite the impression in its introduction with an insanely hot Blair/Chuck sex romp.

Fab-u-lous: Lively looked pretty phenomenal as she walked around the garden in beautiful white and yellow Jenny Packham dress.

Can. Not. Wait.: Of course, I can’t wait to see how this will all end. We’ve had a sneak peek into these characters’ lives for five years now and I’m more than intrigued and interested to find out where the story ends as well as who really is Gossip Girl?

Celebuzz (1-10): 7

The final season of Gossip Girl airs Mondays at 9 PM on The CW.

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