February 4, 2023

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‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Reveals What Transpired to Dan and Serena

Warning: This posting is made up of spoilers for time 2 of HBO Max’s Gossip Female.

You know you appreciate them! The HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot unveiled what the OG series’ electric power pair Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) are up to now.

For the duration of episode 2 of year 6 — which aired on Thursday, December 29 — Serena’s outdated frenemy Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) returned to maintain the present day-day Gossip Girl, Kate Keller, (Tavi Gevinson) hostage in Dan and Serena’s apartment. Although the fictional pair are nevertheless jointly — and have a baby — immediately after tying the knot in the 2012 collection finale’s 5-yr-flash-ahead, they are also however remaining tortured by Georgina.

“This is Dan and Serena’s home. They fired their staff when they imagined somebody was breaking in,” Georgina unveiled to Kate in Thursday’s episode, conveying that she’d been sneaking into the duo’s household to wreak havoc for decades. “They put up cameras all over the place. I had my son loop the graphic, so now they’re bringing in a paranormal professional. … At initially it was modest annoyances — having a sock or two, turning the heat down — but then I wished a very little extra entertaining, like changing the oat milk with full dairy. Their kid’s lactose intolerant. They’ve witnessed each individual expert, and no one understands what’s mistaken.”

The return of the calculated villain — who was a recurring character on the initial CW collection — has been on reboot creator Joshua Safran’s thoughts for very some time.

“I surely knew that I wished Georgina back again from really a great deal the working day following I pitched the present,” he advised Deadline earlier this thirty day period. “Michelle actually started DMing about it during the period 1 writer’s area. She was like, ‘I want to appear back.’ And I was like, ‘I actually want you to as properly, but I in fact really do not imagine period 1 is the correct location,’ for the reason that I wanted every person to be really set up so that she could occur in and form of destroy them.”

The cast of the HBO teenager drama was equally enthusiastic by the character’s comeback.

“She’s an icon,” Zión Moreno, who performs Luna La, informed POPSUGAR of the Harriet the Spy star, 37, previously this month. “I beloved her in the OG series, and it was an honor to get to do the job with her. She’s a hoot for sure, and there is hardly ever a boring instant all around her. It was a very little nerve-racking due to the fact you want to make her proud, but she was just seriously, actually awesome and amazing.”

Trachtenberg, for her component, announced her return to the function through Instagram in October.

“You can tell Jesus: She’s baaaaaack … #xoxo #gossipgirl 💋,” she captioned a still from the reboot, referencing a line from the unique collection.