Part 3 of 3: Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future
Forgive me if I get a little sentiment mixed into my snark. This is our last episode of Gossip Girl. I'm having a bit of a moment.
Once the YKYLF staff got done fangirling over the wedding and the shock of who Gossip Girl is, we reveled in the flashbacks. We've come so far since Serena rode into Grand Central Station to the sounds of Peter, Bjorn and John.
Flashback Serena is actually a lot like current Serena in her sequins, but with a flip phone. And look how young Pilot Episode Serena was! That jacket! With the stripes! I think I started watching the show because of that outfit (and started my spiral into nautical stripes).
The flashback filmed for this episode shows how much has been forgotten about S and B.
I know we're comparing party wear to Constance wear, but I think we can see the inconsistencies. Blair's red lace is lovely, but it's not the over-the-top lovely she used to go for. And that headband? Weaksauce.
But the flashbacks made it easy to see why we fell in love and stayed along for the ride, no matter how ridonk the ride got.
Flashback Nate's got a delightful single argyle going on. Still a lot of blue, but different blues. I wish Future Nate would embrace some sweater wear, but as we'll soon see, this is unlikey. He's accessorized it here with a joint, as Young Nate was wont to do.
Lonely Boy's big difference? The hair of course. Hello, buzzcut!
Also, I don't know that Li'l Lonely Boy would have worn a blazer a la Present Day Dan. He'd have gone cardigan or something a little more interesting (like when he had a military inspired jacket moment). He may not have been cool at school, but his style was definitely Brooklyn cool.
And Chuck. Oh Chuck of Christmas Past!
Flashback Chuck almost nails it. The blue popped collar is all wrong, but the artful mixing and matching of patterns, right down to the signature scarf, is the Chuck that won us over. Even in pastels, early season Chuck knew how to mix things up.
Also in the past, we can't forget Little J or the minions.
It was like a cotton candy explosion back then. Totally not the style today, but I still loved their jackets and outerwear and clear disregard for authority since they never really bothered to follow uniform dress codes.
But how does it all end? With misty water coloured memories of the way things used to be? Oh hells no.
Flash forward bitches! To the land of so many incoceivable things!
For starters - the NY Spectator isn't a failing newspaper that no one cares about.
And who is aboard that privately owned plane?
I think he thinks he's a spy with that metal briefcase. Except. Apparently in the future, Nate is poised to become the youngest mayor of New York City.
I can only assume he's slept with everyone to make this happen. Because as our readers Chloe and Lauren pointed out, there is no way Nate rubbed enough clues together to make it this far in politics or got past his past legal troubles and his tendancy to sleep with EVERYONE (Blair, Serena, Vanessa, Ivy, Jenny, Sage the minor...should I continue?). As Cyrus might say:
Oh, but that's not all. Blair and Chuck got busy faster than you can say Kate Middleton. Because this kid exists.
Unsurprisingly, Wee Henry Bass is a dapper fellow. And marriage to Blair/real death of Bart has gotten Chuck off the double breasted grey suit and brought back the ascot.
The future does look good on Blair though.
I love it a lot. It's grown up, but still pretty.
Maybe not for a wedding, but definitely for New Year's.
Future Lily is as lovely as ever, but there's something about Eric that isn't right.
It's as if he's spending all his time in a dive bar in Montauk instead of Sarah Lawrence.
Little has changed with Little J in five years.
The eye makeup isn't as bad, but she's still working super hard to be edgy.
Yeah, I'm not buying this is Future Jenny and Eric. How about you?
The Future Rufus, however... now that is a future Humphrey I buy.
Super Hipster Rufus! Love the glasses though and the jacket. Rufus should have gotten into this look five years ago. I guess marriage to Lisa Loeb is what did it.
No, we don't understand how that happened either. No, they didn't explain. This is what happens in the GG writers rooms these days. #randomness
But they can't hold a candle to my favorite Future Couple - Jackgina! Georgack?
Either way, I see Georgie hasn't let go of sartorial tendancies, what with this Robert Rodriguez dress full body armour.
So why are all these Future Selves gathered in the Future Brownstone?
Looking good in formal grey Dan. And you've tamed the mane of hair. Why so dressed up?
What in the what now? They're headed out of the house, right?
Hells bells, Serena. Gold lamé Georges Chakra for a living room wedding?
You said it, Cyrus. If Serena was going to wear that to the sounds of Florence + the Machine, she's going to do it in the biggest venue with the most people. No matter what Serena says, she's a girl who loves an audience. On the upside, she's got fantastic hair and earrings.
I still don't believe she'd marry Future Dan, but she looks happy, so I'll leave her be.
And is Gossip Girl really dead? Or is she haunting a future gang as they navigate the UES?
Well, that's a secret she'll never tell.