Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Spotted: Our favorite Upper East Siders scattered around the world for one sizzling summer. If you think Manhattan had enough secrets and scandals to keep Gossip Girl busy, just wait until you see the souvenirs our sexy socialites have brought back home with them, as GOSSIP GIRL continues for an anticipated fifth season.
Blair Waldorf (series star LEIGHTON MEESTER) has spent a fabulous summer with her fiancé, Prince Louis (recurring guest star HUGO BECKER – The Assault/L’assaut), in her future kingdom of Monaco. But when Blair returns home from the holiday, this princess-to-be will quickly learn that planning a royal wedding can be a royal pain. And the fallout from Blair and Chuck Bass (series star ED WESTWICK) making the heartbreaking decision to let each other go isn’t making life easier.
Meanwhile, Serena van der Woodsen (series star BLAKE LIVELY) scored the perfect summer job in sunny Los Angeles, working for an A-list director. Being in California has clearly allowed Serena to discover a new sense of purpose, but will the return of her cousin Charlie (series star KAYLEE DeFER) — who is, in actuality, a struggling actress Serena’s aunt paid to impersonate her daughter — threaten to ruin everything? Only time will tell.
Chuck and Nate Archibald (series star CHACE CRAWFORD) enjoyed a hedonistic summer trip around the globe but, when they stop in Los Angeles to visit Serena, things quickly spin out of control. Nate falls into bed with a sexy and mysterious older woman, Diana Payne (recurring guest star ELIZABETH HURLEY – Austin Powers films, Serving Sara, Permanent Midnight), who has more in store for him than he knows. And a seemingly carefree Chuck is chasing down exotic adrenaline rushes that could put his life in real danger.
After a relaxing summer in the Hamptons, Dan Humphrey (series star PENN BADGLEY), has his whole world shattered when he discovers that Vanessa (former series star Jessica Szohr) has gone behind his back and found an editor to anonymously publish his autobiographical novel, Inside. Dan’s terrified of all of his friends and family reading his critique of New York high society, but will he say no to the fame and fortune that comes with being a published author? It’s anybody’s guess.
Also starring in the series are KELLY RUTHERFORD as Lily Humphrey (née van der Woodsen) and MATTHEW SETTLE as Rufus Humphrey.
In the fifth season premiere, Serena loves her new job in Hollywood, but makes a costly misstep when she tries to impress her boss (recurring guest star MICHAEL MICHELE – ER, Homicide: Life on the Street, Ali). Chuck and Nate arrive in Los Angeles as the last stop of their trip around the globe, joining Serena at a glamorous Hollywood Hills party, where Nate meets a sexy older woman (recurring guest star ELIZABETH HURLEY). Meanwhile, Blair and Louis (recurring guest star HUGO BECKER) return from Monaco and begin planning their royal wedding, but when Louis refuses to stand up to his family and support Blair’s choices, his weakness threatens their relationship. Plus, a magazine is planning to run an excerpt of Dan’s book until an unlikely ally steps in to help him kill the story.