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Gossip Girl: Monstrous Ball

After Eleanor gives Blair an ultimatum, Blair is even more determined to remedy Waldorf Designs' problems by making a splash with a dress at the upcoming Cotillion, but a shocking revelation at the ball affects everyone. Serena becomes worried about Steven's attitude toward her, but after some investigating she discovers the surprising reason why. Chuck finds an unlikely ally as he tries to drive a wedge between Bart and Lily's relationship to help expose his father's secret. Meanwhile, Dan publishes another article, but the effect is just the opposite of what he was hoping for.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x5
Airdate: Monday November 12th, 2012

Director: Amy Heckerling
Writer: Sara Goodman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 14, 2012

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Margaret ColinMargaret Colin
As Eleanor
Main Cast
Blake Lively
As Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester
As Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley
As Daniel 'Dan' Humphrey
Chace Crawford
As Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald
Ed Westwick
As Charles 'Chuck' Bass
Kelly Rutherford
As Lillian 'Lily' Humphrey
Matthew Settle
As Rufus Humphrey
Kristen Bell
voiced Gossip Girl


The episode begins with Blair asking Dan for his opinion about her new “traditional” clothing line. Dan doesn’t have too high an opinion of it. Dan suggests Blair take more risks rather than playing it safe. She pays heed to his advice and says “I have a new vision”. Steven is really preoccupied with his work and therefore hasn’t been spending too much time with Serena. Serena isn’t too happy about it, but tries to make the best of it. Steven invites Serena to Cotillion with Sage and him. Something that Sage isn’t too happy about. Georgina meets up with Dan and asks him to hand over the new chapter, which she assumes he has already written. “It’s not done” Dan tells her. ..

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