The BEST Episodes of Gossip Girl

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2021

Network: The CW

Gossip Girl, a ruthless and mysterious blogger reveals secrets about the lives of privileged upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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New York, I Love You XOXO

#1 - New York, I Love You XOXO

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2012

In a fashionable farewell to remember, our favorite Upper East Siders join forces for one last soiree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl is finally revealed.

star 8.41
1,079 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Stephanie Savage
The Wrong Goodbye

#2 - The Wrong Goodbye

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2011

Georgina Sparks turns up at the fundraiser looking for trouble. Serena and Vanessa reluctantly join forces to find Dan and Charlie. Blair must make a choice between the men in her life when her life is in danger.

star 8.14
999 votes
Writers: Joshua Safran
Never Been Marcused

#3 - Never Been Marcused

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 8, 2008

Blair is over the moon about dating royalty, but a scheming Chuck has other plans for her. Nate learns the downside to having an affair while Serena and Dan keep their recent hook up a secret.

star 8.09
1,006 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Stephanie Savage
The Goodbye Gossip Girl

#4 - The Goodbye Gossip Girl

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 18, 2009

Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony. Lily and Rufus struggle to repair their relationship.

star 8.05
852 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Joshua Safran

#5 - G.G.

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 30, 2012

Chuck wrestles with the reality that Blair is about to walk down the aisle with Prince Louis. Georgina's return threatens to throw the royal event into chaos.

star 8.05
1,214 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Joshua Safran
They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?

#6 - They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 2009

Not satisfied with just being Queen of Constance Billard, Jenny sets her sights on becoming the Queen of all the Upper East Side. Meanwhile Dan and Vanessa try to convince Olivia to stay in NY.

star 8.04
952 votes
Directors: Alison Maclean
Writers: Amanda Lasher
The Townie

#7 - The Townie

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 2010

Blair and Dan decide to team up to track down an MIA Juliet. Chuck begins to suspect Lily isn't being entirely truthful with him.

star 8.03
1,266 votes
Directors: Joe Lazarov
Writers: Amanda Lasher, Stephanie Savage
Victor, Victrola

#8 - Victor, Victrola

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2007

Serena and Dan finally accept that they are crazy about each other. Jenny discovers a secret that her parents have been keeping from her. Blair is once again devastated by Nate's actions.

star 7.99
1,200 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
The Serena Also Rises

#9 - The Serena Also Rises

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2008

In the midst of Fashion Week, a furious Blair decides to sabotage her mother's show. Meanwhile, Dan starts hanging out with Chuck.

star 7.96
938 votes
Writers: Jessica Queller
O Brother, Where Bart Thou?

#10 - O Brother, Where Bart Thou?

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 2008

A sudden and tragic event impacts the lives of everyone on the Upper East Side.

star 7.95
1,050 votes
Directors: Joe Lazarov
Writers: Stephanie Savage
Summer, Kind of Wonderful

#11 - Summer, Kind of Wonderful

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2008

As the summer draws to a close, Serena and Nate pretend they are in a relationship. Blair returns from abroad with a new man and Jenny sneaks an invite to a much-coveted Hamptons' White Party.

star 7.94
1,116 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Joshua Safran
Shattered Bass

#12 - Shattered Bass

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 9, 2011

Charlie begins to feel comfortable with Serena and her friends. Blair finds herself torn between the men in her life. Jack Bass returns to New York, jeopardizing Chuck and those closest to him.

star 7.91
1,134 votes
Writers: Sara Goodman
Ex-Husbands and Wives

#13 - Ex-Husbands and Wives

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 2010

When things get tense between Rufus and Will, Rufus is made to feel like an outsider in his own family. After many failed attempts, Chuck makes one last grand gesture to reconcile with Blair.

star 7.90
1,323 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Sara Goodman
School Lies

#14 - School Lies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 2, 2008

Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck and their class break into the school swimming pool for a night of fun, but when someone nearly drowns, the school threatens to expel the ones responsible for the break-in.

star 7.89
1,044 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: Lenn K. Rosenfeld
Woman on the Verge

#15 - Woman on the Verge

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired May 12, 2008

After Georgina reveals the true reason Serena left Manhattan, Serena falls back into her old habits. Meanwhile, Rufus is excited when his band is invited to perform at a Rolling Stone-sponsored concert.

star 7.88
1,084 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: Joshua Safran
Roman Holiday

#16 - Roman Holiday

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 19, 2007

Blair's father comes home for the holidays with an unexpected guest. Jenny and Vanessa help Serena get the best Christmas present ever for Dan, who has a surprise of his own for Serena.

star 7.86
1,001 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Jessica Queller
Hi, Society

#17 - Hi, Society

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Serena's grandmother announces that Serena must go to Debutante Ball. A jealous Nate begins to suspect that Blair is seeing someone else. Jenny finds herself defying her parents.

star 7.86
1,025 votes
Writers: Joshua Safran
The Blair Bitch Project

#18 - The Blair Bitch Project

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 21, 2008

Having been dethroned as Queen Bee, Blair returns to school with the support of Serena. Meanwhile, Serena struggles to adjust to living with Chuck, and Jenny's drive to be popular hits an all time high.

star 7.84
1,092 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
Riding in Town Cars with Boys

#19 - Riding in Town Cars with Boys

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2011

Lily throws Charlie a party to officially introduce her to New York society. Charlie’s ex interferes with her future as an Upper East Side princess. Dan decides it may be time to tell Blair the truth about his feelings for her.

star 7.83
1,373 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Amanda Lasher
You've Got Yale

#20 - You've Got Yale

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 19, 2009

The students are stressed out as they find out who was accepted for early admission to Yale. Chuck finds an unlikely ally in his feud with Jack.

star 7.83
928 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Joshua Safran
Carrnal Knowledge

#21 - Carrnal Knowledge

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 2, 2009

Blair comes up with a devious plan to take down her new teacher. Chuck has no recollection of what happened to him when he wakes up in a hotel.

star 7.82
918 votes
Writers: Alexandra McNally, Lenn K. Rosenfeld
There Might be Blood

#22 - There Might be Blood

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 2008

Serena uncovers a secret Aaron has been keeping from her. Blair agrees to babysit the 15-year-old daughter of a Yale donor. Meanwhile, Jenny and Agnes plan a fashion show.

star 7.82
840 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Etan Frankel, John Stephens
The Backup Dan

#23 - The Backup Dan

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 6, 2012

Blair must make a difficult decision, the consequences of which could hurt those she loves most. Serena takes the blame for an incident with Gossip Girl in order to protect a loved one. Georgina, sensing a scandal, digs deeper.

star 7.81
1,128 votes
Directors: David Warren
Writers: Matt Whitney
Much 'I Do' About Nothing

#24 - Much 'I Do' About Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 19, 2008

Blair takes matters into her own hands to help Serena with Georgina. Lily prepares for her wedding as it is designed to be the Upper East Side's social event of the year. Serena finally tells Dan the whole truth about her past.

star 7.81
1,020 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
All About My Brother

#25 - All About My Brother

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 5, 2008

Georgina informs Serena that she is prepared to reveal a secret from Serena's past. Blair and Jenny's power struggle continues when each of them start spreading scandalous rumors about each other on Gossip Girl.

star 7.81
1,062 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta