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Gossip Girl: Will Chuck Bass Die?

Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford Giovanni Rufino / The CW

Chuck and Blair can't really be over...Can they?

And Chuck doesn't really go tumbling to his death...Right?!

This is what many of you fellow Gossip Girl fans are asking (shrieking) after tonight's heart-stopping episode, in which Blair finally said those three little words ("I love you") only to be left behind—followed by a sneak peek of the next episode in which Chuck teeters over the edge of a building.

Not only was tonight's G.G. episode arguably the best of the season, it left behind some burning Q's that, tragically, won't be answered until next year. (That's just cruel.)

Lucky for you, I have answers right now...

Though it might not seem like there is much hope for a shiny, blissed-out future for our beloved Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester), a reliable insider assures me, "Chuck and Blair aren't just the Gossip Girl couple of the moment. They are the core Gossip Girl couple of the series. So you definitely will see much, much more of them in the days to come. The dance has just begun."

Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl Giovanni Rufino / The CW

Still, for the time being, Chuck and Blair won't be together. We'll learn in the next episode (Jan. 5, 2009) that he has fled the country on a path to self-destruction, which is why Bart's brother will be swinging into town.

Regardless, despite the teetering Chuck and broken glass in the promo below, the Basshole is so not dying. In fact, should there only be two characters left standing in the series finale, you better believe it would be those two gorgeous mugs seen waltzing above.

Meanwhile, can we chat for a quick second about how remarkable Ed Westwick was as Chuck in this episode? Too bad Thursday's Golden Globe nominations have already been decided and the CW never gets any love whatsoever, because this boy should be taken seriously by awards voters...Parents Television Council and Gossip haters be damned!

What did you think of tonight's episode? Pretty great, no? What do you think is in store for Chuck and Blair, and when—if ever—do you think that mother-Chucker will say "I love you" back to his Queen? Post in the comments!

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