Dan Humphrey’s Final Chapter, As Published in The Spectator

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By Dan Humphrey, originally published in The Spectator

“The Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald or Thackeray. Teenagers acting like adults. Adults acting like teenagers, guarding secrets, writing gossip all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth. And membership in this community was so elite, you couldn’t even buy your way in. It was a birth right. A birth right I didn’t have, and my greatest achievements would never earn me.

All I had to compare to this world 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 be able to mimic the language of the Constance girls, but every writer needs his muse and it wasn’t until that photo of Serena in that 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. And 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.”

Did you ever expect Dan to be Gossip Girl? Tell us about it in a comment below!

COMMENTS

  1. Emmagossip Said:

    I never expected that ! I thought it was Dorota for a while !! I’m in shock !!

  2. sababa Said:

    why dan for god’s sake? I mean gossip girl even posted against Dan humphrey! *Lonely Boy*! totally in shock!

  3. soosee Said:

    Ouch !!!, totally not expected for me, I thought it was chuck.

  4. emmarb13 Said:

    I was clueless! I had no idea it was him!

  5. amber000 Said:

    i thought it was quinn…. wow but that cant be right.. in the second season D hooked up with ms. Carr and B sent it to GG… it cant be him!! does anyone else agree?!?!

  6. katline Said:

    I’d never thought it could be Dan!!!I still can’t believe it!!!Dan is gossip girl????!!!he always humiliate himself,he called himself lonely boy just because someone talk about him??!!!I’d never expected that!!

  7. laura8816 Said:

    I thought GG is Dan!!cuz GG’s article was too skillfully for another roll of casts. and second,at the end roll,”Blake Lively,Leighton Meester” and then “Penn Badgley”.I think Chuck or Nate can be more important casts if Dan was not GG!!
    anyone agree with me????

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  9. Gennaro993 Said:

    i love gossipgirl and i not suppose to dan humprey to gossipgirl…is incredible!!

  10. hahahah Said:

    Oh ma gawd that is dumbbb…and then he ends up with Serena?!? So goes against everything that was ever in GG #DownWithGossipDan

  11. Aika Said:

    Guys, if you watched the episodes when Serena was GG you’ll know that they can set the time the blasts. So it is definitely a possibility that Dan could be Gossip Girl.

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  13. kaylah Said:

    If dan never posted about himself it would be so obvious.. and gossip girl was always going to be the person you least expected. It wouldnt be interesting otherwise.

  14. Kaitlynn Carlson Said:

    I am a big fan a #1 fan.

  15. vansh Said:

    I got a clue when dan was really pissed at serena and he said “Serena is dead to me”. When Nate asked GG about Serena’s whereabouts GG used exact same words, “Serena’s dead to me”.It all happened during season 5. But before that i really wanted Dorota to be GG, in fact it’d have made more sense if dorota would have been GG…

  16. xo GOSSIP GIRL xo Said:

    Dan Humphrey is a official sex changer first he writes inside about his friends worst memories and then he sudently becomes gossip girl who does he think he is?

  17. court w Said:

    At first I thought it was Blair, then I thought it was Dan because he was desperate. Then I thought that there was no way it could be Dan, so I thought maybe it was Jenny. After Jenny was getting brutally attacked with words, I thought there was no way she would do that to herself. Once Georgina was introduced, I thought it was her for the longest time. After GG took the power from Serena&Georgina, I was lost again! In season 6, I felt like it was Dan again & was right! Still shocked though!

  18. mk97 Said:

    Dan was definitely a shock, but if you think about it there were many clues. For example, in the episode of their Constance graduation, at the end when they all meet up at that bar, Serena was the one to text Gossip Girl saying meet me here…etc. Dan was the first one to arrive, foreshadowing that he was GG. Also, in season 4 when Nate finds footage of GG, it is clear that it is a man, and it obviously couldnt be Nate, I don’t think anyone supposed it was Chuck, and it had to be one of them:DAN

  19. led tubes Said:

    GE also went to china with the light bulbs

  20. G.G Said:

    It really is the definition of the unexpected happening. Finally the scandalous truth appears and is unfolded after 6 years of anticipation and deceiving gossip scattering around the streets of New York. Lonely boy all along wanting in on The great Gatsby lifestyle. Dan Humphrey the one and only Gossip Girl.

    XOXO D.

  21. Marquez Said:

    I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECT LONELY BOY TO BE REVEALED AS THE ONE AND ONLY “GOSSIP GIRL”
    BUT BACK TO THE OLD SAYING,AND THIS STORY STANDS BEHIND IT…
    ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED,NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE AN OUTSIDER,AND EXPECTING HIM NOT TO ALWAYS LOOK IN,BREAKS IN,EVENTUALLY OWNING HIS PART OF BECOMING ONE OF THE INSIDERS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!!!
    YOU KNOW YOU LOVE HIM (DAN)
    XOXO

  22. tooashamedtoadmitiwatch Said:

    Thanks….I just started watching and wasn’t even aware they reveal who GG was…ugh. No way he would have posted about him and mrs. Carr. I’m not sure the writers even knew who GG was until people started asking.

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  24. Ginaa Cx Said:

    this makes no senses what so ever because when ben’s sister try to overdoes s Dan and B was trying to find her and when they emailed gossip girl he was with B I’m pretty sure so how did he sent the email .___. & when B was having a fair with Dan and when S’s cousin video taped when Dan was kissing B so how did he post it on gossip girl without B knowing ?! this all happened in season 4

  25. katherine Said:

    I has so confused but I like it

  26. naudia Said:

    Omg how in the world could this bee!!!! On the show though it had a girl as voice I’m so confused this is unbelievable there where secret that gossip girl posted that he didn’t know in the show omg everything is so messed up

  27. Ella Said:

    I’ve always though it would be one of the big characters…Dan was the writer among them and I’ve always thought how unusual it was for someone relatively unknown was mentioned (at the train station) before he got better acquainted with the in-crowd…

  28. Sarah Said:

    honestly I always thought that it was jenny.

  29. Katy Said:

    Hey everybody got gossip Brianna tornel loves Danny and caught her kissing hime

  30. Katy Said:

    Hey I love Dan from gossip girl him and sernea are meant to be together

    You know you love me xoxo gossip girl

  31. Alli Said:

    I love ” lonely boy” AKA Dan Humphrey

  32. Lucia Said:

    Gossip girl es una pura mierda todo el mundo sabra quien es la chica por que en la descripcion dicen que es Kristen una mierda ahi el punto es que uno solo ve los 3 primeros capitulos entiende alguito de la novela se sabe los personajes ve el ultimo capitulo de la temporada 6 y ya puede empezar a hablar de lo mierdosa que fue esa serie

    xoxo PUDRETE
    -Chica de Mierda PAWMM!

  33. Hannah Vowell Said:

    I had totally shocked when my friend spoiled it and told me Dan was Gossip Girl. But for everyone saying it can’t be him because GG said some horrible things about him, I see where you’re coming from, but I have to disagree. When Dan started getting more into the lives of the Upper East side like when he started dating Serena and when he had that scandal with Ms. C. You couldn’t expect him to go untouched. Everyone would have figured out that “hey he has never been talked about in a bad lighting on GG, and he has the motive that no one notices or cares about him so it’s defiantly him”. So I do see how you can be like “How is it Dan!” But also I see “How did I not catch this before!” A journalist who just wanted to fit in and date his dream girl. That’s all Dan Humphrey was in Season 1

  34. Natalia Palomino Said:

    I just know that i like him. <3

  35. Andy Said:

    I have just finished the show on Netflix, and I must have to say that since the pilot I thought it was Dorota… Everyone did! But in the final chapter when Serena says to Dan that he could realased the secret long time ago, I said “OMG. it is Jenny” All though I realized that she was not in the show since… the fourth season? And she was supposed to be on England so…
    No. I definitely did not expected that GG was Dan.

    Btw he learned how to talk like a girl, wich is really weird…

  36. Ricardo Said:

    YEAH, It was kind of a surprise for everyone. But I`m not sure, cuz at the very first beginning, when he and jenny arrive to New York, S arrives at the same time, and then at Blair`s, her Minions already knew that S was back in Town because Gossip Girl already posted bout her the minut she got to the train station, cuz someone send her a blast, Melanie something, right?. The Pilot Chapter. So it`s kind of imposible for Dan to be GG. Plus GG posted some very nasty blasts bout Lonely Boy and Rachel, that could get him out of school, and out of Yale, so it kind of doesn`t make sense.
    Does anyone agrees??
    BISOU BISOU

  37. Gossip Girl Said:

    Well, i already knew bc a friend told me :( I just can’t understand why no one except Blair was angry, i mean they’ve al said more than ones that GG destroyed their lives yeah idk. A time ago i would’ve said it was a desperate try (?) to get into the UES elite but yeah, it was kinda well played, still mad at him tho.

  38. Ricardo Said:

    I still believe the show got out of control, it lasted 4 around 6 years, and I`m pretty sure that at the end, they didn`t know, who even GG was, so they had to choose randomly. The show was, is, and will be a hit, but I`m not quite satisfied with the end, though I get sad every time I see it,cuz they make you believe GG we`ll rise from the ashes again… It`s a great hook..
    bisou bisou

  39. Anonymous Said:

    It doesn’t really make sense I mean even when Dan is alone he has suprised expression when he sees gossip blasts….MULTI PERSONALITY!!! OMG!!!

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