Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW © 2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Serena and Eric in Season 4, Episode 16: "While You Weren't Sleeping"

Now that Jonathan seems totally out of the picture, will Eric get a new boyfriend on Gossip Girl? Not likely.

“He’s going to work out who he is [as an individual],” Connor Paolo tells Michael Ausiello. “His history with relationships hasn’t been positive. It’s not really in his genes to have healthy relationships, and I think he knows that. He doesn’t want to repeat the habits of his mother, father, and sister.”

As for his father, Billy Baldwin (who plays William van der Woodsen) will return to Gossip Girl on February 28. “[He] creates an interesting dichotomy for Eric,” says Paolo, “because of his extreme loyalty to Rufus over his own father.”

Source: TVLine

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