Tonight on Gossip Girl: Elizabeth Hurley Returns
Scheming and manipulation are two elements that you can always guarantee to find on Gossip Girl; Elizabeth Hurley returns tonight as Diana Payne to use both of these methods to snatch back The Spectator from Nate (Chace Crawford). Serena (Blake Lively) is also trying to figure out how to balance her regular life with her new role as Gossip Girl and it looks like Lola (Ella Rae Peck) might be the person to help. Chuck (Ed Westwick) is looking to his past after discovering that it wasn't Jack (Desmond Harrington) that saved his life after the car accident; will he find the truth?
Diana is a confident woman who has used her sexuality in the past to manipulate a situation to get what she wants and as you can see in the producers preview Diana knows that sex sells. To show that Diana is back in town she is co-hosting the "Down to Your Skivvies" Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie show and thus begins her power struggle with Nate for The Spectator. Nate of course is dating Lola and so the return of Diana is sure to create friction here, even though Lola insists that she doesn't want to compete with Nate's former flame.
Serena has different ideas for Lola as she wants her cousin to take Serena's 'It Girl' status and that begins with taking part in this lingerie show. Serena wants out of the spotlight as she doesn't want to write about herself now that she has started posting on Gossip Girl. It seems somewhat unfair and selfish of Serena to choose her reluctant cousin and this is unlikely to end well. Serena clearly has not yielded to the message that the real Gossip Girl sent her last week, how long will it be before she hears from her again? Diana has previously wanted to take down Gossip Girl, so is her return to town linked to this desire to challenge Gossip Girl all over again?
There is still the Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) issue, as even though all of her assets are now frozen Ivy still remains in Lily's (Kelly Rutherford) apartment. Lily is not coping well in the apartment in Brooklyn and with the situation in general and despite Rufus' (Matthew Settle) efforts it looks like this will cause tension between the couple. Anyone else feeling like Lily is being a tad stuck up about her new living arrangements?
Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair had some minor hiccups in their relationship last week that was solved with alcohol and an elevator, but this week the pair looks like they might have bigger issues as Blair starts to act suspiciously. This sneak peek suggests that Blair is hiding something from Dan and it could be related to Chuck. Chuck has a private investigator tracking down his mother as it appears she saved his life and he reaches out to Blair when he discovers something. Should this concern Dan and Blair fans or is this just Blair helping out Chuck in his time of need?
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Watch the producer's preview for tonight's episode below.