dan and blair gossip girl may7 cw 'Gossip Girl': Dan and Blair kiss and make up...but for how long?“Gossip Girl”  is just one week away from its season finale. But before we get there, a number of issues still need to be resolved.

Here’s what we learned on Monday’s (May 7) episode…

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Chuck and his dad:  When Chuck (Ed Westwick) learns that his father isn’t really dead after all, he enlists the help of Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) to help protect him. While it starts off working as planned, things get hairy when Lola (Ella Rae Peck) gets in the way. Things get even harrier when the ever-scheming Blair (Leighton Meester) comes up with a plan that puts Lola and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) in harms way. Fortunately, everything works out well…that is except for one person.  

Dan and Blair: Dan (Penn Badgley) is starting to act especially needy as it relates to Blair. Concerned that she might get back together with Chuck, Dan invites Blair to spend the summer with him at a writing program in Italy. This proves an interesting process, but in the end, she agrees. However, if the previews for next week are any indication, the bliss might be short lived.

Diana and Nate: After last week’s reveal that Diana’s running a high-class prostitution ring, Nate (Chace Crawford) understandably wants her out of The Spectator. But she won’t go without a fight. When Nate threatens to expose her secret, she pleads with him for a little bit of understanding. In the end, Nate does the right thing.  

Uh oh. Uh oh.

Posted by:David Eckstein