Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW © 2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: William and Lily in Season 4, Episode 18: "The Kids Stay in the Picture"
When Gossip Girl returns tonight, William Baldwin’s duplicitous William Van Der Woodsen will return as well. And don’t think Rufus (Matt Settle) is going to be happy with his arrival.

“He’s returned to help put out some of the family fires regarding Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Serena (Blake Lively) and the entangled webs they’ve woven,” William told EW. “It’s causing some tension because Rufus would like to step up and be a man of the house. [But] when it comes to van der Woodsen dysfunction and crisis, I think the family generally recognizes it’s best placed in William’s hands — at least, that’s William’s take on it.”

Hmm, sounds like something that might make Ruf a bit upset. “I think that ruffles Rufus’ feathers,” continued Baldwin. “It makes Rufus feel sort of fairly emasculated. Of course, no one knows where the bodies are buried within the van der Woodsen family better than William himself. He’s buried half of them himself.”

Scandalous! Will the return of William cause some major problems with Rufus and Lily? Or could he potentially be a good guy? Tune in to find out!

Source: EW

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