Episode 18 is coming! Episode 18 is coming! Can you tell I'm excited? Monday nights just haven't been the same without the self-absorbed Upper East Siders of Gossip Girl. Time without them made me realize how vital watching these youngsters make terrible life choices is to my viewing enjoyment.
I'm thinking specifically of Dan and Rachel the teacher. Remember, they had sex the last time we saw them because she was fired, so, you know, what the heck — but tonight, she's back at school teaching. According to the CW, they will "agree to stay away from each other in the aftermath of being discovered as more than teacher and student, but find it impossible to keep that promise." Jeez, here we go again.
Meanwhile, Serena will develop a crush on someone new, and Chuck's old nemesis Carter Baizen (guest star Sebastian Stan, most recently seen heating things up on Kings) is back in the picture and making all kinds of waves. Oh, and the big event of the night is a Constance Billard production of The Age of Innocence, so that should be fun.
Are you as excited as I am that the gang is back? To check out a preview clip and a scene with Chuck and Carter,
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