Gossip Girl is often about grand schemes and manipulations and Blair (Leighton Meester) was once the master of this area. Recently Blair has had more on her mind including royal weddings and royal divorce; will tonight see Blair returning to these old ways? Blair is not the only one who needs to resolve an issue as Lily (Kelly Rutherford) is still trying to protect the reputation of her family and Nate (Chace Crawford) is intrigued as to where Diana (Elizabeth Hurley) gets her money from.
In the producers preview (which you can view below) we are promised ‘vintage Blair’ thanks to something that is written about her in a magazine. Blair normally delights in reading these magazines and says “I love reading bad things about my friends, it’s the only thing that makes me feel better about myself.” Tonight she will be on the wrong end of this and it would seem that Blair feels like her Upper East Side status might be slipping away from her, so she devises a plan to make sure this doesn’t happen. It is unclear as to what role (if any) that Dan will play in this scheme or whether it will damage their relationship which survived their not so successful ‘coming out’ party.
The gathering of the week is courtesy of Lily who is concerned that this money squabble with Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) is going to ruin the family reputation. This would be a worry if this family hadn’t already had enough scandal to fill tabloids for the last five seasons. For some reason Lily thinks that hosting a shindig with William (Billy Baldwin), Carol (Sheila Kelly) and Lola (Ella Rae Peck) is a good idea, but it is likely to do more damage than good.
Last week Lola declared that she was done with this whole Upper East Side ‘It Girl’ lifestyle so expect her to be rather hostile, especially around Serena (Blake Lively). Lola did keep Serena’s big Gossip Girl secret but that wasn’t before she inadvertently streamed Diana telling Serena that she was Chuck’s (Ed Westwick) real mother, awkward moment all round. Lola didn’t really owe anything to Serena considering how Serena had been portraying Lola on Gossip Girl, but she decided to protect her cousin because (fuzzy logic ahoy) she doesn’t want to hurt Nate. What could be causing the press to be swarming around Serena and her mother in the promo photo above?
One person who appears to be missing in all this drama is Rufus (Matthew Settle) who has finally become more than just an Upper East Side husband again as he stood up to Lily over the whole Ivy debacle. The pair almost made up last week until Lily found out that Rufus has been paying Ivy’s hotel bill; is there a chance that they will work through their differences or is Rufus destined to stay in Brooklyn?
The Diana story is a focus this week as Nate attempts to find out where Diana gets her money from, though he might end up back in bed with her in the process. Of course this is now super strange as Nate knows that he has slept with Chuck’s mother in the past, but their friendship has survived way worse than this. When Nate goes digging he discovers something that surprises him, what could this be?
Are you looking forward to seeing Blair back to her scheming ways or is she too old to be behaving like this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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Watch the producers preview for “Despicable B” below.