Do you ever have that thing happen where you think about Gossip Girl and start writing storylines in your head that don’t jive with real life? No? Just us? Hmm, well sometimes when we do that, we like to reimagine a world in which characters who have long-since disappeared return in a big way.

While some folks were hired on just to be momentary pretty things, there are others who could have done a little more to stick around. One of those peeps is Connor Paolo. According to TV Line, the actor who played Eric van der Woodsen had the chance to become a series regular back in the second season.

“I’m very happy with my position on the show and I have no interest in changing it,” Connor said at the time. “Watching Blake [Lively] and Penn [Badgley] and the things they have to deal with as [a full-time cast members]… because they are on the posters and they are the face of the show, is not something I’m totally ready for right now.”

Now that he’s gone island-ward and is living life in the Hamptons on Revenge, he’s getting a taste of what it might have been like if he had stuck around. But according to spoiler photos, we’ve spotted him hanging around the UES again. Is he coming back to drop a bomb that he’s Gossip Girl?

Source: TV Line

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