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Serena and Nate team up to trip up Tripp and Dan realizes everyone thinks he's a one-trick author thanks to his faux-relationship with Serena. Nate's constantly surpised-looking cousin deserves a place in this not only for After that shit you pulled with the fake marriage to Serena and. Meanwhile, Serena and Tripp are hanging out in the Archibald cottage. but make great decisions and build meaningful relationships based.
He adds that not having her around is really nice, and Chuck replies that without her, he has no idea what Blair is doing or where she is. He tells Nate that he has to find out why she cut him out of her life and that he has her doorman on retainer for surveillance. After Chuck leaves, Nate texts Gossip Girl to ask what she had in mind. At the Waldorf's, Blair tells Beatrice during their breakfast together that she's officially one of the bridesmaids in the wedding.
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Blair also invites her to her bachelorette party that evening. Beatrice is excited about the idea of attending an American bachelorette party, but Blair explains that Serena planned a dinner at Le Charlot and then to the St. She then leaves to meet with Father Smythe. Outside, Dan and Serena are walking around Madison Avenue to bring attention to their fake relationship.
Dan asks when they're supposed to go to The Spectator to launch her daily column and Serena answers that Nate bought cab ads and he wants her photographed outside the office when it launches. She continues that her first column is about how Gossip Girl ruined her relationships and how they're flourishing now that she's gone. At church, Blair goes to confession and confides to Father Smythe that she closed an elevator door on a woman.
She then says that her dreams at night aren't about Louis, but about Chuck. She explains that once she becomes princess, she'll fire Father Cavalia and then make sure Father Smythe becomes her advisor so he can be with her at all times for guidance.
Once she leaves, it's revealed Father Cavalia was actually conducting the confession and pretending to be Father Smythe. He sends Chuck a picture of Max, Ivy's ex, on the day of the accident carrying an envelope full of cash leaving The Empire. Chuck offers to have the hotel security pulled. After they hang up, Nate gets an email from Gossip Girl telling him it's his turn to do a favor. Back inside the church, Beatrice meets with Father Cavalia.
He confirms that Blair is planning to replace him as soon as she becomes princess, but isn't worried as she won't ever become princess.
He instructs Beatrice to get Blair drunk at her party, and if they don't stop the wedding, she will lose him. He explains that she's still in love with Chuck and if Beatrice can get her drunk and alone with Chuck, they can show Louis Blair isn't faithful. Rufus hails a cab with Serena's ad on it and Dan brings the page up on a tablet. A photographer goes to take a picture of her when he realizes the page is blank. Upstairs, it's shown Nate deleted the page at Gossip Girl's request.
Serena goes upstairs to confront Nate about the article.
Nate lies that the marketing team said awareness was too low and she'll be the first to know when he decides they're ready to launch. She admits that she's worried that his relationship with Serena may be damaging to the meeting, and that it will make the publishers just want him to write a sequel to Inside.
Dan agrees and calls Serena to ask her to wait to publish the column. She explains that Nate delayed her column for the time being, but promises to make sure that all references to him will be in the past. Elsewhere, Blair and Beatrice are out to hand pick the macaroons for the party. While outside the store, Beatrice mentions to Blair that she can have macaroons any time, but she only has now to behave wildly for a night.
Blair says no, and there's no point in straying from the path she's on. She then spots Chuck and demands to know why he's following her. Chuck replies that he'll follow her anywhere for however long it takes to find out why she cut him off.
Beatrice then comes over and escorts Blair away. Blair confesses that maybe it would be better to cut loose anywhere Chuck won't find her and Beatrice agrees to make a new plan. At The Spectator, Serena goes to wait for Nate in his office to discuss the column.
She sees an email from Gossip Girl and realizes Nate deleted her column because he was told to, and uploads it anyway. However, the publisher encourages him to write something related to Inside. One of the reps explains that Serena's column went up recently and there's already over a thousand comments. Confused, Dan explains he was wanting to branch out into different genres but the reps tell him to write what he knows and to keep dating Serena for publicity. At The Spectator, Nate fires Serena for uploading the article.
Serena argues that she saw the email from Gossip Girl and that Nate is a liar and a hypocrite. And when Dan comes clean and tells Serena that they can't fake date any longer, Serena says she understands and plays it cool.
Even Blair tells Serena that her and Dan no longer have to keep pretending to date. But Serena pulls a little scheme of her own. She tells Dan that Blair wants them to keep fake dating at least until the wedding, and invites Dan on a dinner date.
It looks like S is trying to rekindle old flames by any means possible.
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But could Dan's affection shift from Blair over to Serena once again? We'll have to wait and find out.Serena/Tripp: Watcha Say
Warming up Nate continued to be all buttoned-up and down-to-business this episode while attempting to figure out what happened the night of Chuck and Blair's car crash. After getting a tip from Gossip Girl that the car crash wasn't an accident and that the car Chuck and Blair were in was originally meant for Nate, the stoner-turned-journalist got down to a full-fledged investigation. And once again, he called on Gossip Girl for help.
In order for Nate to get the information he needed, Gossip Girl asked him to take down Serena's debut column. Nate obliged and Gossip Girl let him know that his cousin Tripp was behind the accident that night.
When Serena finds out that Nate is working with Gossip Girl, she becomes upset at first, but then works with Nate in order to make Tripp come clean. After Tripp left her for dead in an accident the previous year, Serena has a personal vendetta for getting back at the former politician.
Serena pretends to warn Tripp about Nate's thoughts on the accident, and invites him over to her apartment. Tripp denies that he had any involvement, but then he begins to peg the accident on his estranged wife, Maureen. Once Tripp blames the tampering on Maureen, Nate and his grandfather come into the room and the trio gang up on Tripp until he confesses his involvement that night.
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You may remember that Nate was gaining prestige in his grandfather's eyes and Tripp was falling by the wayside. Tripp was jealous and paid Max Ivy's former flame to cut the brake line, but Max took the money and ran, leaving the job to Tripp. And although Tripp explained he didn't mean for anyone to get hurt, Serena, Nate and Grandfather Vanderbilt are going to make sure that Tripp pays for his actions. But Nate's grandfather may not escape unscathed.
Nate finally stands up to his grandfather and explains that he is finally going to try to make it on his own, without his grandfather's help. Nate's called a meeting with investors to help support the Spectator and get Nate's grandfather out of the equation. Tripp contacted Maureen in order to protect his political career.
Maureen arrives at the cottage and gives Serena an ultimatum: Maureen would stay married to Tripp to protect their social statuses, and Serena could be Tripp's private mistress. Maureen then shows Serena the letter from her father that reveals an affair between him and Lily. Upon his return, Serena refuses to speak to Tripp, and she makes him take her home.
While arguing, Tripp swerves to avoid hitting an animal, and he crashes his car. In order to avoid being seen with Serena, Tripp calls and leaves the scene. When Nate arrives, Serena tells him that Tripp was driving.
He hunts his cousin down, who begs for news on Serena's condition. Nate punches Tripp, and Maureen makes him leave with her. Serena survives the crash, and Nate sleeps in her hospital room all night. He teams up with Kira Sarah Steele to turn Jenny's minions against her.
In the end, Jenny outwits him, and he tells Kira that they will try again soon. When Jenny and Eric see each other at the hospital after Serena's accident, they apologize and call a truce.