Note to anyone who (like us) thought Penn Badgley cut off his hair after he wrapped production on Gossip Girl: His buzz cut will make a very special appearance in the series finale!
We've scored an exclusive first look at a critical scene from Monday's very last episode—in which we see a short-haired Dan Humphrey (Badgley) meeting up with a retro-scarfed Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).
Gossip Girl showrunner Stephanie Savage confirms it's a flashback, and also the very last scene that the show's mains stars ever shot.
"It was actually really awesome," Savage reveals. "I had the idea for the flashback, but the only way I felt it would remotely work is if Dan had his first-episode hair or else it's hard to sell it as a flashback. But how hard would it be to sell Penn on cutting his hair? I was telling this to our costume designer and he said, ‘Just the other day Penn said when the show was over, he wants to cut all his hair off.' I said I would do whatever humanly possible to make sure that was his last scene. It ended up not only being his last scene but Blake [Lively], Leighton [Meester], Chace [Crawford] and Ed's last scenes, too. They all stuck around for each other's coverage, we brought out a cake, it was really a great last moment for all of them. It was the perfect way to wrap them off."
Stand by for more scoop from Stephanie about Monday's series finale, in which Gossip Girl's true identity will be revealed. Will you be watching?