Good morning, Upper East Siders! Thursday is officially Thanksgiving—or, as we like to call it, Gossip Girl Day.
If you're not a fan, a) you're reading the wrong article and b) what's wrong with you? Because we're about to go hard on how Turkey Day played a critical part in the original Gossip Girl series (which makes sense because it's an excuse to get everyone in the same room as each other).
In fact, it was on this auspicious occasion that "Lonely Boy" Dan Humphrey first spoke to (a rather drunk) Serena van der Woodsen—that is until the finale conveniently tacked on a flashback to one of Blair's parties to make sense of Dan being Gossip Girl.
Anyway, with the party and that nonsensical ending aside, without this life-changing meet cute (which involved a perfectly good pumpkin pie going to waste, tsk!), we would never have followed the scandalous lives of Manhattan's Blackberry-toting elite.