In the cathedral, while Nate rehearses for the wedding, Nate's grandfather sits next to Blair as she watches the rehearsal, and asks her to help him convince Nate that Yale is the appropriate choice. At The Empire, Nate receives a call from Diana. Nate becomes more frustrated that Diana refuses to publicly speak about their romance. Serena spots Dan at the big final party and steals him away while she can. She says she needs a lawyer. She asks him to explain why he lied to her and was hanging out with Lola.
She says now no one has to know about Lola being his daughter, and he agrees. Season 5, Episode 11 January 16, 2012 Season 5, Episode 11 January 16, 2012 Blair's flashbacks reveal the fallout of her and Chuck's car accident, which Nate realizes may have been caused by foul play. Lily announces she's going to throw a family dinner, and invite a reporter from the New York Social Diary. Diana is seen to be running a high class brothel service. At the Waldorf's, Lola goes to see Serena. But it seems that Lily had a few tricks up her sleeve, calling up Ivy to propose a partnership. Meanwhile, Lily Kelly Rutherford throws a family gathering — including William guest star Baldwin , Carol guest star Sheila Kelly and Lola guest star Ella Rae Peck — in an attempt to prove the van der Woodsen family is as united as ever.
However, Chuck says things don't add up because Elizabeth denied being his blood donor. They sit down to eat a ridiculous breakfast — tarts, fruit, and a bucket of boiled eggs. Dan is off to meet with his publicists at Simon and Schuster, whereas Blair is getting ready for a nice long bath. But to put up a good front, Lily invited her family to her penthouse for a public dinner in order to repair the family image. At the loft, Blair goes to see Dan. Chuck discovers that it is his mother who donated the blood.
Also, Nate is the new boss of The Spectator and one of his employees finds out that his cousin Tripp's wife, Maureen, might be having an affair. At The Spectator, Nate mulls over the news that Jack left Bass Australia and no one seems to know where he is. As Cyrus tries to accomplish religious rituals, Lily starts to ask Gabriel about Spain, and Serena interrupts. She shows Dorota a list of talking points for when the press calls. Meanwhile, Blair must choose where she stands with both Louis and Chuck as she hides out at the Humphrey loft in Brooklyn from the press. After his attempts at stopping Noah fail, Dan soon ends up in the spotlight. Carol arrives and Lily introduces her to the reporter.
It is revealed in this episode that Dorota is pregnant and expecting her second child. When a article announces that Dan is higher on the social ladder than Blair, she immediately decides to rectify the situation. She then spots the New York Magazines in the trash can and asks Dorota why she threw them out. The lies and confusing story lines are really piling up at this point! Back at the Seder, Gabriel barges in to the apartment looking for Serena, and Dan answers the door. At the end, it is implied that neither Chuck nor Serena, who takes the blame, leaked the video of Blair confessing her love for Chuck. While their reunion is still fresh, Chuck and Bart hold a press conference to celebrate his return.
Finally, Nate seemed very interested in learning more about Diana in order to buy out her share of the Spectator. Nate knocks on Chuck's door, and they share a drink. At the cocktail reception, Dan tries to leave but is stopped by Blair. He also reminds Lily of her promise to take care of Lola, and Lily skeptically says she remembers. Meanwhile, Blair has set up an accessory exhibit as an attempt to become highbrow. Bart Wenrich directed the episode written by Jake Coburn.
Season 5, Episode 3 October 10, 2011 Season 5, Episode 3 October 10, 2011 Diana makes a request that tests Nate's ethics. Serena: Well after last week's family meltdown, this laptop is the only thing keeping me sane. You should be happy for me. That was like 11 minutes. When we return to New York, Diana Payne is still causing trouble.
He is torn because Yale may be the better school, but his grandfather helped him get in there, and he's determined not to owe anyone any favors. Lily tries to adjust to living in Brooklyn at the Humphrey loft with Rufus until the war against Ivy is settled. A retrospective of the entire series aired on December 17, 2012, before the series finale. She is dancing around in a couture gown and tipping off Gossip Girl, but o one is staring at her. Also, Serena and Dan continue their fake relationship to protect Blair while Dan becomes uncertain about writing again.