Now that we know Gossip Girl’s 100th episode will be accompanied by the sound of wedding bells, we simply have to know: Who will be making the trip to the Upper East Side to watch Blair’s (Leighton Meester) big trip down the aisle?
The first guest list confirmation came last week, when it was announced that Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) would be wrangling her way back into the mix for the nuptials (and as an altar girl, no less!)
Now, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello has an extended peek at the ― partial ― wedding guest list, and while Georgina (with husband Philip in tow!) won’t be the only familiar face, you can also stop hoping that a few of your former faves might be in attendance...
Executive Producer Joshua Safran has confirmed what we’d already figured out by way of deduction ― Jenny Humphrey is officially out. Last month while on the road with her band, the Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen said she had no idea what was going on on the show. It was pretty clear she hadn’t been invited to the party. Sorry Little J! Perhaps you can cry on the phone-shoulder of your former schemin’ pal Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), who also didn’t make the cut!
Let’s face it, we’d be lying if we said we really missed these two this season, BUT we have to acknowledge that a reunion between Vanessa and her loathed NYC pals might be fun to see given the wacky fallout of the book she forced into play. Oh well.
The one we are crying baby tears over? The absence of Eric van der Woodsen. And while this one also isn’t much of a surprise given Connor Paolo’s stint on Revenge, it’s still a bit of a bummer. Though Eric has some occasionally-spiteful urges, he more often serves as the voice of reason within this crew and it’d be fun to see him standing in the back with Dan (Penn Badgley), exchanging barbs over the spectacle. That is, if Dan Humphrey makes the guest list...
The familiar face that has been confirmed? Blair’s father, Harold (or as we like to refer to him, Papa Lex [Luthor]). Guest star John Shea ― last seen in season TWO ― will make the trek from France to, presumably, walk his little princess down the aisle.
Put on your thinking caps, readers, and dig deep! Who else do YOU expect to make the guest list come wedding time?