Credit: Three Kings/ Photo: Penn Badgley and a New Cast Member on the Set of Gossip Girl in Manhattan on August 12, 2011

Is anything really more shocking on Gossip Girl than the vast seas of fabric with which they're swathing the pregnant Blair (Leighton Meester)? We're fairly sure that chic maternity wear exists that has actual waistlines. (You know, the kind that doesn't make it look like the mother-to-be is trying to smuggle exotic animals through customs.) Whatever. Here are the most shocking non-sartorial moments from this week's Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: “Rhodes to Perdition.”

5. Dan's hater is his agent

Dan's (Penn Badgley) agent Alessandra has been tweeting up a storm about what a stuck-up, talent-free, whiny twerp he is. All to promote his book, of course. Sure.

4. Max reveals Ivy’s secret identity during CeCe Rhodes’ birthday

What's shocking is that the Rhodes clan hears the whole truth about Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) – and they don't believe it. When you're a Rhodes, you're a Rhodes all the way.

3. Carol hints about Charlie

Oh yes, what became of the real Charlie? Nothing good. "If they found out what happened to the real Charlotte Rhodes, they'd never forgive me," says Carol.

Yikes. She's dead, isn't she?

2. CeCe is sick

Honestly, we were a little confused as to why CeCe (Caroline Lagerfelt) wanted to keep her swooning and pill-popping a secret. Hasn't she had cancer like six times? Surely it would not come as a shock to her family if she were ill again.

1. Chuck says he still loves Blair

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: “Rhodes to Perdition”

Fear not, Chair fans: There's light at the end of the tunnel! These two just can't quit each other, even if Blair is wearing a hideous waistless red sack to contain another man's fetus.

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