Gossip Girl Spoilers: Jessica Szohr Absence!

Did anyone else notice the ever-missing Vanessa? Well we've got the official word on why she was missing. Check out the spoilers below!

Question: Was Vanessa’s absence in these final Gossip Girl episodes a creative decision or a contractual issue with Jessica Szohr? —Jessica
E.P. Stephanie Savage says it was the former. “The big story at the end of the season was the [William] story, and we wanted Dan to be available to really be in that story with everyone else,” she explains. “And it felt like it was nicer to give Dan and Vanessa their own ending to their story rather than try and thread that through that [Williams] story.”

Source: Ausiello Files