When photos and video surfaced of an October 17 Gossip Girl shoot that showed Chuck (Ed Westwick) boarding a plane — and possibly leaving Blair (Leighton Meester) behind forever, we quickly developed a hate rash. Then, when we saw what looks like evidence that Nate (Chace Crawford) is also jumping ship, we basically had to be sedated.
Besides wondering why life is unfair, these photos brought up other questions. Namely, what is Nate doing getting on a plane? Is it the same one Chuck is shown boarding in these shots? And, what’s in the briefcase? Nate always looks dapper, but in this case, he seems to be flying off with a purpose.
Well, friends, there’s a little more to the story. Although pictures seem to indicate that the scene is about Nate boarding a plane and flying away, a video shot by Stupid Famous People shows Nate getting off the plane, briefcase in hand, and shaking the pilot’s hand, then walking away and meeting up with an unidentified man.
And, in the newest promo for Season 6, Episode 9 "The Revengers," it looks like Nate is watching the news of the plane's disappearance alongside his friends.
So, what’s the story? If that briefcase wasn’t his to start with, where did it come from, and what’s inside? Tell us your favorite theories — conspiracy or otherwise...