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'Gossip Girl' Season Premiere Recap: Top 5 OMG Moments

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 27th 2011 7:30AM
Blair Waldorf['Gossip Girl' - 'Yes Than Zero']

Another summer gone, another scandalous season of 'Gossip Girl' ahead, but many of last year's burning questions still remain unanswered: Who's carrying a little extra baby weight? Who is crazy cousin Charlie Ivy really? Will Chuck and Blair ever work things out? Will Nate finally get a storyline of his own?

Surprisingly, the Season 5 premiere sheds a little light on at least some of those quandaries, and for all the questions we don't get answered, there's a fabulous dress to distract us.

Still, we can always rely on 'GG' to provide an OMG moment or two, so hit the jump for our Top Five most gaspworthy moments from the first episode.

1. Blair's Baby Bump
How did you like that sneaky switcheroo, scandal seekers? Just when we thought Dorota was the only one dressing for two, Blair's observant seamstress drops another baby bombshell on us (and EP Josh Safran promised us that both Dorota and Blair are indeed knocked up). Is there a Baby Bass on the way, or a right royal embarrassment? Either way, we wonder how our once and future Queen B intends to hide her little secret, considering that Princess Sophie's wedding dress doesn't have a maternity pouch built in ...

2. Chuck's Crash
Being a "yes man" might have worked for Jim Carrey, but our adrenaline-junkie billionaire is looking a little worse for wear following his thrill-seeking stint in L.A. But hey, what's a little internal bleeding when the love of your life is marrying her Prince Charming? Chuck might feel like he has nothing to lose, but we wonder if Blair will agree that he's as disposable as he thinks he is once he gets back to New York. Don't expect him to pull out of his nosedive any time soon, though -- according to the previews for next week, Chuck's penchant for risk-taking is going to get worse before it gets better. At least his old coping mechanism of acting like a man-ho in times of crisis hasn't changed ... (Zoe Bell, though? We're dubious.)

3. Dan's Dastardly Plan
While the Bass is away, Lonely Boy will play -- and it's reassuring to know that all that time he's spent around scheming and backstabbing socialites has rubbed off on Dan. Apparently, he's prepared to throw Louis under the bus and run away with Blair even while her prince is working to prevent the Very Public Scandal that Dan set in motion ... and they say chivalry is dead! Clearly, a Dair romance is the last thing on Blair's mind (what with all the wedding planning and impending baby drama), but now we know where Dan stands on the matter -- he's still trying to date above his station. We're just not sure that Blair's the type for a 'Prince and the Pauper' triangle, especially since she'll probably be busy with 'the prince and the billionaire.' We're just wondering what he actually wrote about Blair that's scandalous enough to warrant sabotaging a 'Vanity Fair' byline, and when exactly his shocking story will finally hit the shelves, since it seems like Vanessa's going full steam ahead on making her former BFF into a bestselling author whether he likes it or not. (Do you miss her? Us neither.) And while Dan's life choices are pretty questionable right now, we're admittedly amused by Rufus' gossipy teenager makeover; he's clearly more interested in Dan's love life than he is in seeing his own wife, the invisible star of 'The Real House Arrest of New York' who won't appear until episode three.

4. Nate's Cougar Hunt
Poor, beautiful Nate -- so very pretty and so very boring; he's revisiting his cougar town storyline from Season 3 with the sultry Elizabeth Hurley for lack of anything (or anyone) better to do. While the producers promise that Hurley's character will bring Nate to the forefront of the story as well as entangling them both in the lives of all our other characters, right now it just seems like fifth verse, same as the first. And if Nate's going to be having more sex, we're going to need to see a lot more skin from Chace Crawford, m'kay, producers?

5. Serena's Professional Makeover
Who'd have thunk it, Serena's turned working girl, and thus far, she hasn't had to flirt or fabulously dress her way to the top. This season is supposed to be a year of growth and evolution for all of our Upper East Siders, and we're pleased to say that so far, Serena's doing a convincing job of turning over a new leaf. She's working hard, fetching coffee and copies (and pot) and not sleeping with the boss -- could this really be a whole new S? We're not certain that the improved work ethic will last, considering our golden girl finds it difficult to stay away from New York for long, but we're impressed by the way she took responsibility for her evil boss' sabotage and didn't try to lie her way out of it. Do you think she'll go the distance in the movie biz?

'Gossip Girl' airs Mondays, 8PM ET on The CW.

What was your favorite moment from the 'Gossip Girl' premiere? Are you hoping for Blair and Chuck to work things out, or do you think there's hope for her and Dan even after he tried to sabotage her relationship with Louis? And what about that impending baby bump? Share your predictions below!

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well too be honest I watched it by chance and it was ok. I was kinda shocked they were in LA, and that Serena was working! Chuck being a yes man was pretty interesting. Nate with a cougar again, been there done that. Blair prego!? was def not expecting that. I love Jessica Szor I wish they would bring her out some more she always gets sloppy seconds. Shes an outstanding actor and probably my favorite character next to Blair.Overall it was intriguing enough to prolly be a pretty good season...

September 30 2011 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

serena: finally got a job and no love interest. i am impressed!

chuck: awesome. love him. go chuck. yay

nate: fun fun fun

blair: stilll got that annoying babyvoice in my head. brought me nightmares and earcancer. and OMG she is pregnant. SHOCKER!... not! and guess who the father is?.. Dan? hm nope you cannot become pregnant from kissing someone else so my bet is on chuckles.

dan: omg they ruined him. will he be the bad guy this season? hm couldn't care less about him. he became boring since season 4 anyway.

lious: ups.. felt asleep

charlie or ivy or serena 2.0: i am excited!!!!!!!

this premiere could have been better...

September 28 2011 at 8:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great recap. Blair's baby's got to be a Bass. Can't wait to see how all the baby drama will play out. OMG! Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf are having a baby. The LA parts were light and enjoyable and I'm completely in love with Serena the working girl.

September 27 2011 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Adored this recap :) The description of Dan is spot-on. The episode wasn't the same without Chuck and Blair, obviously, but hopeful for next week!

September 27 2011 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Awesome Re-cap. I think the Baby is Chuck's. I too wish the NJBC would have been together because Dan's obsession with Blair is gross. Put Chuck and Blair back together and make the show decent again.

September 27 2011 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great recap. I'm really happy Blair is the one pregnant and with Chuck's baby. I want Chuck/Blair scenes next week though. It's too bad that the NJBC was -1. I would have enjoyed the premiere so much more if all four of them were together in LA.

September 27 2011 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Great re-cap. Can't wait for the baby drama and how Chuck's going to react to Blair being pregnant. I love how Blair's still living in denial land.

September 27 2011 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Isabel

Great recap! Chuck Bass is having a baby! Can't wait to see how Blair will handle her pregnancy. Chuck, Nate and Serena were a lot of fun in LA. Go Serena the working girl!

September 27 2011 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love this recap. That baby BETTER be a Bass! I can feel it in my bones. I hope that Blair can stop Chuck from killing himself before he's too mangled to be of any use to her. I wonder if her telling him about the baby would help him get better? Unless, of course, it belongs to Louis. In which case she should keep her mouth shut lest he actually follow through and end his life.

I'm also super excited about Serena's career story. Love the girl and I'm glad she's living up to her potential.

September 27 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How has done not gotten Serena or the one that always had bad hair (no matter what) pregnant?

September 27 2011 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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