Gossip Girl Spoiler Roundup for Episode 18, “Con-Heir”: What to Expect When Season 5 Comes Back
Monday is the first day of the rest of our lives! Gossip Girl Season 5 returns on April 2, 2012, with Episode 18, “Con-Heir.” And, by all accounts, this is going to be a doozy of an episode — with multiple failed attempts by Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) to finally get it on, the triumphant return of Jack Bass, and a special cameo by Dan’s Cabbage Patch Doll. Yeah, you read that right. Here’s our roundup of what to expect from Monday’s major episode:
Serena’s Major Struggle Will Serena (Blake Lively) a take the reigns as all-secret-knowing Gossip Girl? This dilemma is a major focal point the next episode, show exec Josh Safran says. “Monday’s episode is very much about that struggle for Serena. But it’s like the Ring and Frodo,” he adds, referring to The Lord of the Rings’ sweet Frodo Baggins, who is tasked with undertaking a perilous quest to destroy Sauron’s Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.
Lily and Ivy Battle It Out Lily isn’t taking Ivy’s scheming lying down — she’s preparing for a full-fledged war on the conniving girl who kicked her out of her own house. But Ivy’s not bringing a knife to this gun fight; she’s packing major heat as she brokers a new allegiance with Lily’s ex (and Serena’s dad), William van der Woodsen.
Do Dan and Blair Finally Have Sex? Dair’s first attempt at consummating their epic love story may not live up to Dan’s expectations, as we’ve seen from his lackluster “Wow” response in the promo. However, TVLine reports the two are “in a slight different state of mind the second time they do it." Drunk Dairing? Blame it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol.
Jack Bass Is Back, But He Might Have Some Secrets Chuck is majorly excited to have Uncle Jack back in town, and is even dedicating a hospital wing in Jack’s name. But did Jack really save Chuck’s life? We have a hunch this storyline isn’t all ponies and unicorns like it appears.