With rumors swirling that a "significant death" is heading our way sometime before Gossip Girl's Season 5 finale, we're crazy-anxious to figure out who the unlucky Upper East Sider might be!

We already threw a few suggestions your way, but now we're expanding our search in an effort to get closer to the truth! Here are our most likely of suspects...


Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: CeCe Rhodes and Ivy Dickens in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: “Rhodes to Perdition”

We officially ruled yesterday that CeCe seems the most likely to be on her way out. She's sick, she's been sick, and she's, well, the oldest member of the GG crew. We'd be sorrier to see her go, except that she's perpetually a dark spot in the lives of everyone! So... y'know. That's also the reason we're not completely sold that the news points to her. CeCe has never felt "significant" to the show — though perhaps the fall-out of her death would be?


Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Blair Waldorf and Prince Louis in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 5: “The Fasting and The Furious”

Louis (Hugo Becker)'s death, however, has "significant" written all over it. Louis, say, falling to his death while rock climbing... or, uhhh, racing motorcycles or... whatever, would pave the way for Blair (Leighton Meester)'s life to start anew (with Dan! or Chuck!). But with B's other sorta-annoying storyline this season — the baaaby — having wrapped so quickly, we doubt Louis will be dispatched with such ease. Mega-hrmphs.


Credit: Nicole Rivelli/THE CW ©2011 Photo: Chuck Looks Pensive in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 16: "Cross Rhodes"

Master Bass has been so close to death on so many occasions, that it'd seem TOTALLY UNFAIR for the show to give him the big heave-ho after all he's been through. On the other hand, Chuck (Ed Westwick)'s death would MASSIVELY rock Blair, who has spent nearly every waking moment of the last three episodes trying to protect him via that wacky pact with the G-O-D. It'd also massively rock, like, EVERYONE. Lily would be heartbroken! Nate would lose his BFF! Serena, her step-bro! Dan (Penn Badgley), his... whatever those guys are! But while it'd make for great DRAMA, we think killing off Chuck would be near-suicide for the show, and the GG producers are nothing if not strategic. (We're just going to put this idea out of mind completely. RIGHT NOW.)


Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Georgina and Chuck in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 14: "The Backup Dan"

Love her or hate her, Georgina packs a punch every time she arrives on the UES. But with next season sounding like it's definitely gonna be the last one of Gossip Girl — and confirmation last Monday that Georgina is NOT the real GG — perhaps the Queen of Mean is getting the boot in favor of a Sparks-less Season 6? With Georgina's reign of terror over, the gang could then focus on uncovering who the REAL culprit is behind the infamous blog (which is something that will definitely happen eventually, right?!).

Jack Bass

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2011 Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Jack Is Back in Gossip Girl Season 4, Episode 21: “Shattered Bass”

We know Jack's on his way back into town to help Chuck sort through some issues, presumably about Mama Bass and/or Diana Payne's Bass family involvement... and he's supposed to return a little less scandalous and mean-spirited. (What a change for Uncle Jack, eh?). But a nice Jack Bass is SUSPECT in our eyes, which makes us think there's a possibility he could be coming back to break Chuck's heart... by DYING. It seems possible that Uncle and Nephew could bond, only to have the former take a turn for the worse. It'd leave the Bass name all to Chuck (something he's repeatedly wanted), but losing his last remaining family member might also leave him one totally sad mack.

Lily van der Woodsen

Credit: NICOLE RIVELLI / THE CW ©2011 Photo: Lily and Serena Chat in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 16: "Cross Rhodes"

We shudder to think what the loss of their mother would do to poor Serena and Eric, but since we know Papa vdW is coming back because of a family "crisis," it seems likely that that crisis will directly impact this particular household. A check in the "unlikely" category? No news that Connor Paolo has any plans to return. Could Lily really be written off without her kiddo by her side? We think not.

Carol Rhodes

Credit: Colleen E. Hayes/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Ivy Talks With Carol Rhodes in Gossip Girl Season 4, Episode 22: “The Wrong Goodbye”

If we turn our attention back to those Rhodes women, we find another person of some significance in Carol. Think about it, if Carol were to kick the bucket, it'd likely force all these crazy Rhodes to the TRUTH. Imagine how awesome Carol's memorial service could be with Real Charlie and Fake Charlie showing up to mourn! OMGGG, right? And with Ivy so well-liked within the fam, and Lola making her way into the mix quite nicely... Who the heck would the family choose? Charlie Partyyy!

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