Here comes the bride, all dressed in...a stunning Vera Wang gown and a veil of secrets! For Gossip Girl's 100th episode, the Upper East Side gathers to witness the holy matrimony of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Prince Louis (Hugo Becker). And according to exec producer Stephanie Savage, the bride-to-be got the royal treatment. "The crew really went all out," she says. "Wardrobe, makeup...it's a visually stunning episode."
Apparently, even the cast was caught up in the emotion of the event. Everyone was kind of moved and energized by the fact that this was the 100th episode," says Savage. "People actually got teary seeing Leighton in her dress. Our Blair has grown up!"
The protectively secretive Savage teases that the milestone episode was shot at "a really beautiful church in Manhattan," followed by a reception at the St. Regis, and opens "with an homage to our pilot" before things get messier than last week's bachelorette party. And not just because baddie Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) resurfaces right before the nups. "It's Gossip Girl, so there is always a twist!"
Could we be looking at a runaway-bride sitch? "Blair was seen fleeing from the St. Regis," is all Savage will say, referring to early paparazzi photos of Meester hightailing it out of the hotel in full bridal gear, although it remains to be seen if Blair is actually running away from or toward someone. After all, both Dan (Penn Badgley) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) are in love with her, and the prince has lost his ever-after appeal since showing his darker side earlier this year. "All of the events of the season [lead to] the wedding episode," hints Savage, adding that the fallout from whatever goes down will altar, er, alter the course for several characters. "It spins out new story lines in a big way. Certain futures hang in the balance." Maybe next time you should just elope, B.