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Gossip Girl: The Serena Also Rises

During Fashion Week, Blair learns that Eleanor, after a suggestion from Jenny, has given Serena and Poppy front row seat to the Waldorf show. Hurt, Blair decides to sabotage the show. Meanwhile, Dan begins hanging out with Chuck, but Dan learns the hard way that Chuck isn't the best company to keep. Elsewhere, Lily finds out the dark secret that Bart has been keeping.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 205
Airdate: Monday September 29th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jan 30, 2009
UK (itv2) Feb 18, 2009

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Guest Stars
Amanda Setton
As Penelope
David Patrick Kelly
As Noah Shapiro
Dreama Walker
As Hazel
Jill Flint
As Bex Simon
Margaret Colin
As Eleanor Waldorf
Michelle Hurd
As Laurel
Nicole Fiscella
As Isabel Coates
Robert John Burke
As Bart Bass
Tamara Feldman
As Poppy Lifton
Tinsley Mortimer
As Herself
Yin Chang
As Nelly Yuki
Zuzanna Szadkowski
As Dorota
Michael Kors
As Himself
Main Cast
Blake Lively
As Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester
As Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley
As Daniel 'Dan' Humphrey
Taylor Momsen
As Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick
As Charles 'Chuck' Bass
Kelly Rutherford
As Lillian 'Lily' Humphrey
Matthew Settle
As Rufus Humphrey
Kristen Bell
voiced Gossip Girl
Episode Notes
Chace Crawford (Nate), Connor Paolo (Erik) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Duke SpiritThis Ship Was Built to Last 
Lady GaGaPoker Face 
Nous Non PlusFille atomique 
The NYC Gone GoneConor Oberst 
Phantom PlanetRaise the Dead 
The Republic TigersMade Concrete 

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Serena Also Rises

The episode title comes from both The Sun Also Rises, a best seller by Ernest Hemingway, and the movie adaptation produced in 1957.

Warning: Gossip Girl season 2 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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