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“Gossip Girl” Draws to a Close

Posted Tuesday December 18, 2012 12:25 PM GMT

Bringing an end to their dramatic legacy, the “Gossip Girl” gang aired their final episode on the CW network last night (December 17).

And fans finally got a solid answer on who the real Gossip Girl is- Penn Badgley's hunky character Dan Humphrey.

The episode, titled “XOXO, Gossip Girl,” also featured cameo appearances from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Tinseltown hotties Kirsten Bell and Rachel Bilson.

In a thrilling reveal, Dan gave the signature voiceover, "The Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald or Thackeray – teenagers acting like adults, adults acting like teenagers, guarding secrets, spreading gossip all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth. And membership into this community was so elite you couldn't even buy your way in. It was a birthright – a birthright that I didn't have. And my greatest achievements would never earn it.

"All I had to compare it to was what I read in books. But that gave me the idea: I wasn't born into this world ... maybe I could write myself into it. I overheard enough conversations to mimic the voice of the Constance girls, but every writer needs his muse and it wasn't until that photo of Serena in the white dress that I knew I had something strong enough to actually create a legend and launch a website.

"Within weeks I was getting dozens of emails with stories about Upper East Siders, so I posted them anonymously. And then I got more. Before long it was a monster. Everyone was sending tips ... When Serena came back from boarding school, I wrote my first post about me, Lonely Boy, the outsider, the underdog. I might have been a joke but at least people were talking about me."

“Gossip Girl” also gave fans a look five years into the future to see what all of their favorite characters were up to.

Photo Credit: The CW