gossip girl season 5 cw 'Gossip Girl': Pregnancy times two

Gossip Girl” kicked off its fifth season Monday (Sept. 26) with more dirt than ever.

Much of the crew has relocated, albeit temporarily, to the Left Coast. But that hasn’t slowed them down at all. They’re still up to their scandal- and intrigue-filled ways.

Here’s a recap of what you missed, if you missed it.

[Major Spoiler Alerts]

Blair and Louis: Well, the cat is out of the bag and Blair (Leighton Meester) has a bun in the oven. The only question is, “Who’s the father?” According to EP Josh Safran viewers will find the answer some time during the first half of the season. And while the future princess attempts to keep this news a secret, Safran adds, “Blair will try to hold on as best as she can alone, and find that’s not possible.” If that isn’t enough for the happy couple, there’s the ongoing conflict between Blair and her future mother-in-law. Looks like Louis may actually stand up to his mother after all. At least for now.

Chuck: While Chuck (Ed Westwick) wants to say “Yes” to everything life has to offer, it looks more like he’s saying “Yes” to self-destructive behavior. He was surprisingly calm when he found Nate had hidden the wedding invitation. Maybe this is a new Chuck.

Serena: Well that was a dirty trick. Serena (Blake Lively) does everything that her supervisor says to do, including buying medical pot for the film’s star. But he’s just setting her up to fail. Luckily things have a way of working out for Blair as she lands a gig on another film.

Dan: It’s hard to make heads or tails of what Dan (Penn Badgley) is doing. He’s trying to keep the story about Blair from getting published, but what are his motives? Given his suggestion that he and Blair skip town and leave Louis in the lurch, it seems like Dan wants Blair more than ever. Or maybe he’s just a good friend? And what to do with the check for $10,000?

Nate: Nate (Chace Crawford) has Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) to “destroy” the bedroom with. Lucky him. Although it appears that may not be as lucky as it seems and that Diana is using him as a pawn in a much larger game.

And where do we send the “Congratulations” cards to Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski)? It’s nice to know that her kid and Blair’s can be future playmates.

Posted by:David Eckstein