Now the third season of Gossip Girl is a thing of the past, I can say it loud: I’m glad it’s over! Don’t get me wrong: I’ve always been a huge fan of the tv series by Josh Schwartz, but I think this season has been a failure. There are some good episodes (and after each good episode I hoped it was a sign of recovery), but they weren’t enough: the plot was pointless and confused most of the time, and the growth of some characters (Serena and Jenny) is still shrouded in mystery, because everything about them was treated in a superficial manner. The best couple – Chuck and Blair – has lost all its charm, and that would be enough to stop watching the show. As for Lily, I am extremely disappointed by the insufficient screen time she was given. I know the series is not about the adult set of characters, but she had a more prominent role in the previous seasons.
The finale – Last Tango, then Paris  – has highlighted all the faults and flaws of this season: Schwartz’s intention was to give us some major shocks (Jenny who loses her virginity with Chuck, Georgina who is pregnant with Dan’s child), but everything was so inconsistent, improbable and confused, that he actually missed the point.
Lily appears in two scenes only. In the opening scene, she’s having breakfast with Rufus, who is worried about Jenny. She utters one of the best remarks of the episode (“Teenage girls are nightmare, as soon as they realize that you’ll love them no matter what they do, you lose all your power, you just have to wait until they finish college. Or in the case of Serena, rebel and NOT go”).
She’s back to her trademark Upper East Side style: she is wearing a sleeveless white sheath dress with a brown rose print. As usual, her outfit is completed by a statement necklace: this multi-strand chain gold piece with filigree flower clasp is amazing.
From the pics above, we can see a brown sash accents her waist, and that she’s also wearing tiny gold filigree earrings. The dress she’s wearing is by St. John Collection and it is made of silk/cotton faille.
The second scene where she appears is set at the Grand Central Station, where Rufus, Dan, Eric and Lily gather to greet Jenny before she leaves for moving to her mother’s. This is quite an annoying scene, because it looks like they’re a happy family, when it’s clear they’ve never been and – as Jenny said in the previous episode – they still have to face their issues.
In this scene, Lily wears an old favourite – the grey knitted cardi – with a heather grey tee and black pants. She sports a natural leather bag I’ve never seen before on her (sorry but I couldn’t identify it, since I couldn’t get good screencaps of it) and a crystal station necklace.
What has striken my attention was the gold watch on her wrist. This is not the first time she wears big, masculine watches (she wore one in Poison Ivy), and I think they nicely contrast with her feminine, laid-back outfits. I don’t know if my id is correct here, but her massive round watch has immediately reminded me of Pacha de Cartier XL, a pink gold watch which is one of the most famous styles of the French jewellery maison, evoking the original model designed in the 40s.
She also wore clear crystal teardrop earrings by Rich Rocks NY, matching her necklace.
Now that the season is over, I have a bitter-sweet feeling: bitter because I am so disappointed by how things have gone in these twenty-two episodes, sweet because I am still attached to the characters of the show, so I really hope the next season (which, I fear, will be the last) will bring all the drama and action back. I need it!
 The title is a reference to Bernardo Bertolucci’s scandalous Last Tango in Paris (1972), starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.