There’s something rotten in the state of the UES! We knew Diana Payne’s return to town smacked a touch sinister, and the official synopsis for Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 22: “Raiders of the Lost Art” (airing Monday, April 30) lends some truth to our suspicions. Another juicy bit: Dan is offered a prestigious fellowship in Rome for the summer. Will Humphrey choose Italy over Blair? Will Blair go with him? Sidebar: We’re having major Dawson’s Creek flashbacks to that summer Joey Potter almost went to Paris.
Chuck (Ed Westwick), Nate (Chace Crawford), Blair (Leighton Meester), Serena (Blake Lively) and Lola (guest star Ella Rae Peck) team up to uncover what they think is an explosive secret between Diana (Elizabeth Hurley) and Jack (guest star Desmond Harrington). Meanwhile, Dan (Penn Badgley) is offered a prestigious fellowship in Rome for the summer. Matthew Settle also stars. Bart Wenrich directed the episode written by Jake Coburn (#522).