Before signing off with a final 'xoxo,' " "Gossip Girl" has just 10 episodes to wrap up all the drama that made this CW series so buzzworthy. "Gone Maybe Gone," the Season 6 opener, unsheathes its claws and sets the stage for what is sure to be an explosive series finale.
The search for Serena dominates the opening episodeEarly in "Gone Maybe Gone," Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is found unconscious inside a passenger train heading to Poughkeepsie with blood dripping from her nose. Serena hasn't been home all summer, and none of her friends or family members can figure out where she has gone.
Meanwhile, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) mentors Dan (Penn Badgley) in Italy. Presenting him with an Underwood typewriter, Georgina says they are going to bring down the Upper East Side the old-school way -- by avoiding hackers on the Internet. She also wants Dan to name names and make this book the most devastating expose ever written.
When news of Serena's disappearance reaches them overseas, Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester) return home. Despite their romantic rendezvous over the summer, they each bring a new friend back to the city. Chuck and Blair want their relationship to work, but for the time being, they have to remain apart to take care of their own projects. Still, it is hard to stay apart when they so obviously want to be close.
Nate (Chace Crawford) plays hardball with the mysterious Gossip Girl, offering to suppress an incriminating video in exchange for Serena's location. Everyone converges on a home where a wedding is about to take place. Serena, called Sabrina by the guests, appears to be marrying a man named Steven, but the wedding is actually between two of Steven's male friends.
Serena confronts her friends, asking why they are so concerned about her now. Four months ago, she felt abandoned and took on a new identity to make a fresh start. By the end of the episode, Serena/Sabrina takes Steven back to the city to show him her past life. She seems determined to make this relationship work.
Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer), on the other hand, is using Rufus Humphrey for her own purposes. When Dan returns home before the closing credits, he finds Rufus in bed with Ivy and quickly leaves the building. Things are heating up on this season of "Gossip Girl," and it's only the first episode.
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