Season 4

September 13, 2010 - May 16, 2011
Keep your friends close and your frenemies closer

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Season Four is the fourth season of Gossip Girl, the American teen drama based upon the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series was developed for television by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. It was renewed for a fourth season on February 16, 2010. It aired September 2010 to May 2011 with 22 episodes.

Two main characters from Season 1 were downgraded to recurring characters, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams. Eric van der Woodsen also departs the show at the end of the season.

Notable Plots

  • Blair and Chuck struggle with an on again/off again relationship, that gets thrown for a curve when love interests for both come into the picture.
  • Dan becomes a father for a short period when Georgina Sparks leaves her son Milo with him.
  • Blair and Serena begin at Columbia but face challenges at their new school.
  • Nate begins dating Juliet Sharp, who has a mysterious vendetta against Serena.
  • Lily tries to sell Bass Industries, but the Bass family is in for a shock when an old enemy, Russell Thorpe and his daughter Raina come to town.
  • After keeping it secret for so long, Lily serves a house arrest sentence for forging Serena's signature on a legal document.
  • Serena's cousin Charlie Rhodes comes to Manhattan; but is she who she says she is?
  • Blair becomes engaged to Prince Louis Grimaldi and is on the fast track to achieving her ultimate goal: becoming a princess.


Main Cast

Recurring/Guest Cast


# Image Title Viewers Airdate
01 Serena Blair Paris Belles de Jour 1.83 September 13, 2010

Serena and Blair enjoy their summer vacation in Paris trying to take their minds off of home. Blair scores a date with a man she suspects is a member of a royal family. Meanwhile, Chuck is recovering in Prague after being found by Eva Coupeau, a waitress who does not know his real identity. Meanwhile, back in New York, Eleanor helps Lily make arrangements for Fashion's Night Out at the van der Woodsen penthouse and Dan deals with raising Georgina's newborn son Milo, while Nate meets a potential new love interest, Juliet Sharp.

Title reference: From the 1967 film, Belle de jour.

02 Doubleidentityport Double Identity 1.84 September 20, 2010

Serena and Blair run into Chuck in Paris, and is reluctant to return to New York with Eva, as he's assuming a fake identity with her. Back in New York, Juliet suggests to Nate that tricking Vanessa to be with Dan might be the right thing to remove Dan from their love triangle with Serena. Rufus discovers a secret Georgina was keeping. Meanwhile, Serena convinces Blair to talk Chuck into returning to Manhattan while Dan and Nate prepare to face her return to the city.

Title reference: From the 2009 film, Double Identity

03 Undergradport The Undergraduates 1.78 September 27, 2010

On the first day of school at Columbia, Juliet prevents Serena from joining the Hamilton House sorority. However, Serena and Blair find a way to expose Juliet's sabotaging plans. Georgina finally comes clean to Dan about Milo. Chuck is afraid of introducing Eva to Lily and Rufus, since she doesn't know of his past indiscretions.

Title reference: From the 1995 film, The Underneath.

04 Touchevaport Touch of Eva 2.00 October 4, 2010

Nate suspects that Juliet is keeping a big secret from him and decides to confront her. Meanwhile, a jealous Blair plots to make Chuck and Eva break up, which leads to him declaring war between them. Dan finds himself torn between his feelings for Serena and Vanessa.

Title reference: From the 1958 film, Touch of Evil.

05 Goodbye Colombia 7 Goodbye, Columbia 1.78 October 11, 2010

Juliet sends a Gossip Girl blast that starts a very damaging rumor about Serena. Vanessa becomes worried that Dan and Serena may have slept together and turns to Juliet to help her get answers. Vanessa then becomes collateral damage in Juliet's vendetta against Serena when she frames her for causing trouble in Serena's academic career. Elsewhere, Chuck threatens Blair's chances to become the powerful businesswoman Martha's new assistant.

Title reference: From the 2003 film, Goodbye, Lenin.

06 Jenny Easy J 2 Easy J 1.88 October 25, 2010

Jenny returns to New York for a job interview with Tim Gunn, while Blair puts forth her best efforts to send Little J back to Hudson. After her interview with Tim Gunn is sabotaged, Jenny reveals a secret that will damage everyone involved. Meanwhile, Serena learns that Colin is actually her college professor, which puts their relationship in grave danger.

Title reference: From the 2010 film, Easy A

07 Gossip-girl-s4e7-war-at-roses-14 War at the Roses 1.82 November 1, 2010

Worried that Chuck and Blair might return to their vindictive games, Serena and Nate make the warring exes sign a peace treaty. Dan comes up with a scheme that will allow Jenny to return to the Upper East Side to celebrate Rufus and Lily's anniversary celebration, but his plan ultimately backfires at Blair's 20th birthday party. Serena and Colin try to resist their desires for each other.

Title reference: From the 2005 TV Series, The War At Home

08 Juliet 9 Juliet Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1.78 November 8, 2010

Serena continues to resist temptation with her professor Colin, while Blair tries to resist temptation with Chuck. Vanessa joins Juliet's scheme to try to bring down Serena when damaging information about Serena falls into her lap. Nate discovers Juliet's real secret and Dan realizes that he still has feelings for Serena.

Title reference: From the 1974 film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

09 Chuck blair kiss The Witches of Bushwick 1.69November 15, 2010

To put their love triangle to rest for the last time, Dan and Nate give Serena an ultimatum. Jenny returns to town and joins forces with Juliet and Vanessa to take down Serena. Meanwhile, Blair sets her sights on becoming the new face of Anne Archibald's Foundation for Girls and Chuck needs to build business back up at The Empire, but their relationship might be the only thing standing in the way of success.

Title reference: From the 1987 film, The Witches of Eastwick.

10 Gaslit Jenny Gaslit 1.96 November 29, 2010

Lily, Rufus, Eric, Blair, Dan, and Chuck find themselves at the hospital for a family emergency. Vanessa tries to frame Jenny for Juliet's actions, thus threatening her relationship with the family. Meanwhile, Nate attempts to help his parents put the past behind them and reconcile. After successfully clearing her agenda, Juliet makes a departure from New York City, as well as Vanessa, in fear of potential vengeance. Jenny discovers Juliet's true intentions towards Serena and gives Blair information that will help her take down Juliet.

Title reference: From the 1947 film, Gaslight

11 Townie Serena Ben The Townie 2.06 December 6, 2010

Blair and Dan team up with Damien to find Juliet in her Connecticut hometown. When Juliet spots the trio in her town, she decides to return to New York to finish what she started with Serena once and for all. Meanwhile, Nate struggles with allowing his father back into his life when the Captain announces that his parole has been granted. Also, Rufus and Chuck learn Lily is planning to sell Bass Industries.

Title reference: From the 2010 film, The Town

12 KidsAlright2 The Kids Are Not Alright 1.58 January 24, 2011

A former associate of Chuck’s father, fellow businessman Russell Thorpe, along with his crafty and headstrong daughter Raina, return to Manhattan with some unfinished business concerning Bass Industries. Serena and Chuck unite against Lily. Meanwhile, Blair realizes that her mother, Eleanor, may be her key to becoming a future CEO. Also, Nate worries that his father, The Captain, is having a little too much fun after his release from prison and is not taking his parole seriously.

Film reference: From the 2010 film, The Kids Are All Right

13 DamianDarko Damien Darko 1.51 January 31, 2011

Blair is thrilled to get an internship at W Magazine, but her excitement fades when she discovers that Dan, along with four students, will also be interning there. Meanwhile, Chuck may have finally met his match with Russell Thorpe, and his daughter Raina, when they announce that they are planning to take over Bass Industries. Serena tries a reconciliation with Ben after his release from prison, and Eric engages in suspicious behavior with Damien. Also, Nate receives alarming news about his father’s business prospects when he learns that the Captain and Russell are working together for some secret purpose.

Title reference: From the 2001 film, Donnie Darko

14 PanicRoomate Panic Roommate 1.62 February 7, 2011

Blair enlists Nate's help to win over her high-strung boss, Epperly, at W Magazine. Meanwhile, Damien stirs up more drama when he begins playing Eric and Serena against each other in an attempt to get back at Ben. Also, Chuck finds himself torn between business and pleasure with Raina.

Title reference: From the 2002 film, Panic Room.

15 It-Girl Blair It-Girl Happened One Night 1.32 February 14, 2011

As Russell Thorpe is prepared to takeover Bass Industries, Chuck makes one last attempt to save his father’s company by throwing a Valentine's Day fundraiser, and tries to cut Lily loose from his company in an attempt to prove his limits. Meanwhile, at W Magazine, a difficult assignment gives Blair the opportunity for a promotion. Elsewhere, Serena struggles with her feelings for Ben despite her family's disapproval. Also, The Captain faces problems due to him being considered a conflict of interest to Russell: but it may work to Chuck's advantage.

Title reference: From the 1934 film, It Happened One Night.

16 00608260a24 While You Weren't Sleeping 1.57 February 21, 2011

Eric's 18th birthday arrives, along with a drama filled celebration when Damien blackmails him with the information he knows about the affidavit Lily forged against Ben. An impatient Blair decides to speed up the time table to jump start her career: but ultimately stretches herself too thin. Meanwhile, Serena is forced to choose between her family and a potential romance with Ben. Chuck and Lily reconcile and team up in order to save Bass Industries from Russell Thorpe. Also, Vanessa returns to apologize to Dan.

Title reference: From the 1995 film, While You Were Sleeping

17 0060895076b Empire of the Son 1.39

Unresolved issues between Ben and Serena come to light when his mother visits. Meanwhile, Russell puts his relationship with Raina at risk and reveals a tragic secret about Bart to destroy Lily and the Bass family legacy. Nate and Raina explore their feelings for each other, and Lily prepares to face legal consequences for her part in Ben's false imprisonment. William van der Woodsen makes his return to the Upper East Side. Plus, Dan and Blair's relationship reaches a turning point that changes everything.

Title reference: From the 1987 film, Empire of the Sun

18 Rhode family The Kids Stay in the Picture 1.43 April 18, 2011

Lily's mother and sister, CeCe and Carol, come to New York to support Lily as she awaits the consequences of turning herself in. Carol's daughter, Charlie, who has been raised away from the glamour of the Upper East Side, follows her mother to the city to meet the rest of her family. Meanwhile, Dan and Blair deal with the aftermath of their kiss, and Chuck realizes he wants to win Blair back.

Title reference: From the 2002 film, The Kids Stay in the Picture.

19 61641 Petty in Pink 1.55 April 25, 2011

Serena becomes suspicious of Dan and Blair spending time together, and has Charlie spy on them to find out why. Blair is ecstatic when Prince Louis Grimaldi whom she met in Paris, comes to New York to find her. Meanwhile, Nate helps Raina find out what happened to her mother, while Chuck’s hopes about his legacy are crushed with the reveal of devastating information from the past. Also, Rufus and Eric try to cheer up Lily by having Lily's annual breast cancer awareness fund raiser party be held at the penthouse: but the party is not without drama.

Title reference: From the 1986 film, Pretty in Pink

20 006178702cf The Princesses and the Frog 1.27 May 2, 2011

A jealous Serena attempts to use information from Blair's past to threaten her newfound happiness with Prince Louis whose parents disapprove of Blair. After discovering a shocking secret, Nate is torn between his relationship with Raina and his friendship with Chuck. A questionable friendship arises between Charlie and Vanessa, as Charlie deals with her feelings for Dan.

Title reference: From the 2009 film, The Princess and the Frog

21 0061908028d Shattered Bass 1.20 May 9, 2011

Jack Bass returns to the Upper East Side plays double agent in an attempt to help Chuck, and along with Nate, the three discover the truth about Russell and Bart. Meanwhile, Blair tries to receive Princess Sophie's approval to marry Louis at a party thrown by Eleanor and Cyrus. Charlie, scheming to get Dan away from any other potential love interests, works to drive a wedge between him and Serena. Russell, wanting revenge, seeks to rattle Chuck by using the person he loves most: Blair.

Title reference: From the 2003 film, Shattered Glass

22 24 finale The Wrong Goodbye 1.36 May 16, 2011

Georgina Sparks turns up looking to get into trouble, and finds out a secret Charlie has been keeping. Meanwhile, Serena and Vanessa reluctantly join forces to find Charlie, who has not take Dan's rejection of her well. Blair must make a choice between the men in her life when her life is put in danger.

Title reference: From the 1997 film, The Wrong Guy

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