“They told us in the first episode !!! ”
More than 13 years later Gossip Girl first premiere, fans are still discovering new things about the series.
In fact, a TikTok fan says that the identity of Gossip Girl may have been revealed in the VERY FIRST episode!
Those who watched the show in real time had to wait for the finale to find that * spoiler alert * Dan Humphrey was the one behind the gossip site, but the answer may have been in front of them from the start.
Reviewing the series, user @ yussijuice2.0 noticed that Dan was tentatively revealed as the man behind the computer as the infamous voiceover asked “And who am I?” “
In the comments, other fans pointed out that the pilot episode dropped several other clues about Dan’s true identity, especially when he was at Grand Central Station at the same time as Serena van der Woodsen.
One fan speculated that since Dan was an outsider at the start of the series, no one would have cared enough about his presence to write. His sister Jenny even goes so far as to call him “the invisible man” – and yet he always ends up on the blog.
Meanwhile, other devoted fans have reminded commentators that the show’s writers don’t have a particular character in mind to play the role of Gossip Girl at the start of the show.
Gossip Girl Executive producer Joshua Safran actually once explained that Eric van der Woodsen and Nate Archibald were the top picks for the job, instead of Dan.
So while it’s debated whether the clip for the pilot episode is actually a clue, at least fans will have a new mystery to unravel in the next one. Gossip Girl to restart!
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