Back to Manhattan basics

Surabhi Srivastava

 Let’s hope Gossip Girl won’t call it quits this season after a lack of thrilling drama


Manhattan’s elite are back, back with vengeance. They’re older, but not much wiser. These college-bound young adults give in to freshman dramahigh school freshman drama that is. You would think they would be done with the liveandlearn cycle after years of trivial catty pursuits, but these teenagers enjoy the living part a bit too much to get to the learning.  Season three is back with the same mistakes, the same drama and the same chaos.
The essence of the CW sensation "Gossip Girl" lies in the five or six neverending, intertwined story lines that take place simultaneously. Each of our beloved characters is in a different place in their life than they were at the end of season two. Summer has come and gone and turned personalities inside and out.
Our college bound teenagers are back for season 3 of Gossip Girl. Promotional teaser taken from CW website.
Our favorite bad boy we love to hate, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), has turned into the charmingly faithful Romeo, committed to the exQueen Bee, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), involved in a completely new, sick sort of game.  But then again, his name is Chuck Bass, which has derived terms like "Basstard" and "Mother Chucker". Maybe resident evil will be back in a few weeks to prey on the hearts of a fresh batch of the young and innocent. Dan (Penn Bagley)morally obligated to hate all things Manhattan, has now become a rich kid, trying to avoid the spoils of money and prestige yet miserably failing. Then there’s Nate (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr), who are now Nate and enemyoftheArchibalds mystery girl, and Vanessa and Scott. Of course who knows if Scott is merely using Vannessa to get closer to his birth family, the dear Humphreys and Van der Woodsens, or if he truly likes her
Serena (Blake Lively) and Carter (Sebastian Stan) are an entirely different story. Serena’s desperate need for attention from her father and her hookups with Carter might not tie together in any way at the moment, but something says they will soon.  
If the characters are going to make the same mistakes again, at least it won’t be with the same people. With all these tangled lives and relationships, the stories can turn into one tangled maze.  Good thing we will always have 
Gossip Girl.