Several weeks ago, Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran spilled to TVLine, “Every finale is a game-changer, but this one really is spinning everyone off in new ways that will be apparent as you watch it.”

“The road map for all of the characters will be very clear,” he added. “[But] that’s not to say there won’t multiple cliffhangers.”

He wasn’t lying.

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Charlie in Season 4, Episode 22: "The Wrong Goodbye"

In the last few minutes of Season 4, we learn two gasp-worthy tidbits: “Charlie” (Kaylee DeFer) is not who she says she is — no wonder she was able to scheme with the best of ‘em after only a couple days on the UES! — and someone (Blair? C’est possible!) is with child.

If Blair (Leighton Meester) is preggers, who’s the baby-daddy: Chuck (Ed Westwick) or Prince Louis (Hugo Becker)? All signs are pointing to Mr. Bass. And if the pregnancy test isn’t Blair’s (though we doubt that), whose is it?

Plus, who in the heckers is Ivy, the gal Carol Rhodes paid to play her daughter and get embroiled in UES power-politics so that she could gain access to Charlie’s trust fund? One thing’s for sure: We’ve got a new troublemaker on our hands, one who has already found a kindred spirit in Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) — and one who pilfered a few checks from Mama Rhodes. Scary stuff indeed. (Point to ponder: Why did the whole Single White Female act have to feature into her dastardly plan? We suppose Gossip Girl’s answer is always “Why not?”)

Finally, what will the fallout from the publication of Inside mean for Dan (Penn Badgley)? Gee, thanks, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)! Talk about one helluva last hurrah...

So many questions, so many weeks to wait for answers! Until the fall, GGers. XOXO

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