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

Warning: This text incorporates spoilers for season 2 of HBO Max’s Gossip Woman.

you like them! The HBO Max Gossip Woman reboot revealed what the OG collection’ energy couple Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Energetic) are to date.

Throughout episode 2 of season 6 — which aired on Thursday, December 29 — Serena’s previous frenemy Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) returned to carry the modern-day Gossip Woman, Kate Keller, (Tavi Gevinson) hostage in Dan and Serena’s condo. Though the fictional couple are nonetheless collectively — and have a baby — after tying the knot within the 2012 collection finale’s five-year-flash-forward, they’re additionally nonetheless being tortured by Georgina.

“That is Dan and Serena’s home. They fired their workers once they thought somebody was breaking in,” Georgina revealed to Kate in Thursday’s episode, explaining that she’d been sneaking into the duo’s house to wreak havoc for years. “They put up cameras all over the place. I had my son loop the picture, so now they’re bringing in a magical knowledgeable. … At first it was small annoyances — taking a sock or two, turning the warmth down — however then I needed somewhat extra enjoyable, like changing the oat milk with full dairy. Their child’s lactose illiberal. They’ve seen each specialist, and nobody is aware of what’s fallacious.”

The return of the calculated villain — who was a recurring character on the unique CW collection — has been on reboot creator Joshua Safran’s thoughts for fairly a while.

“I undoubtedly knew that I needed Georgina again from just about the day after I pitched the present,” he instructed Deadline earlier this month. “Michelle truly began DMing about it in the course of the season 1 author’s room. She was like, ‘I need to come again.’ And I used to be like, ‘I really need you to as nicely, however I truly don’t assume season 1 is the suitable place,’ as a result of I needed all people to be actually arrange in order that she might are available in and type of destroy them.”

The solid of the HBO teen drama was equally excited by the character’s comeback.

“She’s an icon,” Zión Moreno, who performs Luna La, instructed POPSUGAR of the Harriet the Spy star, 37, earlier this month. “I beloved her within the OG collection, and it was an honor to get to work together with her. She’s a hoot for certain, and there’s by no means a uninteresting second round her. It was somewhat nerve-racking since you need to make her proud, however she was simply actually, very nice and fantastic.”

Trachtenberg, for her half, introduced her return to the position by way of Instagram in October.

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