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#TheTruemanShow

Sasswatch Gang reporting, after a whole week of waiting, another Gossip Girl episode has been released. Episode 520 has been worth the wait and the producers at CWTV have packed the episode full of twists and turns. Throughout the show, everyone goes on their own emotional rollercoasters but in the end, it only leads to more problems. Characters in the show drag their companions along onto their own endeavors. Due to this, the characters of GG are unable to stay true to themselves and lose sight of their own paths.

Blair Waldorf and Dan Humphrey are two conflicting forces that are both pushing on each other’s personalities. Blair loves the attention that the Upper East Side of Manhattan offers and Dan adores the low-key lifestyle of Brooklyn. People often say that, “Opposites Attract,” but in GG, the two are breaking down each other’s comfort zones. Blair wants the glitz and the glamour which naturally conflicts with Dan’s laid back personality. Without proper communication, the two slowly lose interest in each other. Dan finds that he is being pulled into the Upper East Side scene and that he’s slowly losing out on his roots in Brooklyn. Dan firmly believes that a relationship should be equal and he realizes that he is not staying true to himself. He’s letting Blair control most of the relationship and the balance between them is not at an equilibrium. Dan finds that he is not staying true to himself.

The teetering relationship between Blair and Dan isn’t the only one that is facing problems. Lily Van Der Woodsen and Rufus Humphrey face conflicts of their own. Rufus has moved out of Lily’s apartment to stay with his son, Dan. Lily sees only one thing and that is the numbers in her bank account. Rufus grew up in a family where it wasn’t about the money but about more important values. Rufus feels as if money controls their relationship and that it isn’t the most important thing to life. Rufus is pushed to a limit where he’s leaning towards a divorce. He’s nearly at this point because he’s lost so much of himself in this relationship and he no longer finds that it is equal.

CWTV pushes the value of staying true to yourself in the Episode #520, Salon of the Dead. In the show, there are several acts of deception but GG makes it clear that without equality and honesty in a relationship, it will not work. Evidence is supported through several of the relationships in GG. The writers at CWTV cunningly intertwine this value for viewers to see.

See you next week,

xoxo, ake. 

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#FamilyFeuds

Hey guys, sasswatch is back, and we just watched Episode #519. Family, family family. One of the big values of Gossip Girl is put on full display in this episode as I keep asking myself a certain important question. What does family really mean? The characters of Gossip Girl indigenous to the Upper East Side seem unafraid to go behind the back of family, as long as they can benefit in the long run.

What does family mean? Serena Van Der Woodsen doesn’t want to be the it-girl of the Upper East Side anymore, and is willing to throw Lola, her the newest addition to her family, under the bus. It’s all about deception and personal gain. Lola is her excuse to escape the criticisms of the real Gossip Girl as she devilishly tries to make the newly proclaimed Van Der Woodsen notorious through her networking. She treats her as a puppet to manipulate – Serena is in absolute control and can completely change Lola’s image as the future it-girl of U.E.S. Family to her is a tool to achieve her wants and desires.

Chuck, in a continuation from the last episode, has slowly placed a greater value on family. He wants to meet his estranged mother after he was (mis)informed that she was the blood donor in the blood transfusion that saved his life. He goes as far as reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend to make sense of the situation, and to create a final connection between his mother and himself. The last connection of family. *Spoiler alert* However, as the episode is to reveal, his mother isn’t the donor, and Chuck emphatically tells his attorney to find the real donor. The idea of family disappears in the confusion and shows that Chuck never really thought about the relationship between his mother and him as family, but almost business like, from donor to patient.

The writers at CW obviously couldn’t have left out drama involving the 2nd generation Van Der Woodsens. Lily, The socialite mother of Serena is completely loyal to her deceased mother, tricking and deceiving what she deems as criminal minded, Ivy, into returning her rightful apartment back to her. Family to Lily is the equivalent to power and status simply because of the influence in their name. To her, it was such power was meant to be exclusive, and her deceptions are a testament to her loyalty to her family.

Will be back soon,

xoxo, ake.

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New York. The place where the rumor mill never runs shallow. As if being a young adult in this day and age isn’t difficult enough, the poor socialites, as well as the commoners they drag along, have to suffer through their mistakes and every other aspect of their lives being posted for the whole world to see. Sadly, in this society, reputation is everything. Heed my warning and beware of wandering eyes and loose lips. You could find yourself the next headliner on Gossip Girl’s blog. If Gossip Girl can’t see you, someone else might be able to. Tread carefully, loves. Allison Archibald was infamous for many different scandals, but the one scandal that made history was her disappearance. After she disappeared, the Upper East Side’s gossip site, Gossip Girl, shut down. Considering the timing of both events, Allison Archibald was unmasked as the infamous gossiper. Now on the one year anniversary of her disappearance, Allison’s body was found washed up on the Hudson River shore with “-A” carved into her cheek, and the first blast in a year was sent announcing the body’s discovery. With Allison hanging a little on the corpse side, who is this new Gossip Girl? Who is A? And, who killed Allison Archibald?
XOXO Pretty Little Gossips


New York. The place where the rumor mill never runs shallow. As if being a young adult in this day and age isn’t difficult enough, the poor socialites, as well as the commoners they drag along, have to suffer through their mistakes and every other aspect of their lives being posted for the whole world to see. Sadly, in this society, reputation is everything. Heed my warning and beware of wandering eyes and loose lips. You could find yourself the next headliner on Gossip Girl’s blog. If Gossip Girl can’t see you, someone else might be able to. Tread carefully, loves. 


Allison Archibald was infamous for many different scandals, but the one scandal that made history was her disappearance. After she disappeared, the Upper East Side’s gossip site, Gossip Girl, shut down. Considering the timing of both events, Allison Archibald was unmasked as the infamous gossiper. Now on the one year anniversary of her disappearance, Allison’s body was found washed up on the Hudson River shore with “-A” carved into her cheek, and the first blast in a year was sent announcing the body’s discovery. With Allison hanging a little on the corpse side, who is this new Gossip Girl? Who is A? And, who killed Allison Archibald?

XOXO Pretty Little Gossips

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