Is Serena the New Gossip Girl? Spoiler For Season 5, Episode 18, “Con-Heir”
In a majorly juicy interview with TVLine, Gossip Girl showrunner Josh Safran spills finale spoilers — and also drops one revealing tidbit about Monday’s episode and Serena’s (Blake Lively) coming identity crisis. Will she take the reigns as all-secret-knowing Gossip Girl?
This dilemma is a major focal point in Season 5, Episode 18, “Con-Heir,” Josh says. “Monday’s episode is very much about that struggle for Serena. But it’s like the Ring and Frodo,” he adds, referring to The Lord of the Rings’ sweet Frodo Baggins, who is tasked with undertaking a perilous quest to destroy Sauron’s Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.
So… Wait… If Serena is Frodo, who is Gollum? “My precious, my precious…” Despite her good intentions, Josh adds that Serena has been feeling quite “powerless” this season after losing Dan (Penn Badgley) to Blair (Leighton Meester), among other things — and will be making major stabs at regaining her rightful throne.