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Gossip Girl Episode: "Petty in Pink"

Season 4, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Serena asks Charlie to spy on Blair and Dan. Meanwhile, Nate assists Raina in looking for her estranged mother; and Chuck uncovers some startling news about his father's past.
Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2011

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Season 4, Episode 19
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Length: 42:21
Aired: 4/25/2011
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Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "Petty in Pink" Season 4, Episode 19

In this week's episode, Serena enlists Charlie's help to find out the truth about Dan and Blair's relationship. Blair secretly sees Prince Louis, and Chuck tries to stop Raina from searching for her mother.

Spy Games
Serena wants to find out if Vanessa's voicemail about Dan and Blair kissing is true, but since asking them outright would be far too simple, she concocts a plan in typical Upper East Side fashion: Charlie will tail them and report her findings back to Serena.

Dan gets a new writing assignment from someone who has seen his work in W. The piece is on Prince Louis, but since the prince isn't a fan of reporters, Dan is to follow him from afar and get a glimpse into the royal life without the prince knowing.  There is just one problem: Dan finds out the prince is secretly seeing Blair, so he quits the assignment due to a "conflict of interest."

Despite Chuck's advice otherwise, Raina hires a private investigator to find her mother, and Chuck convinces her to let him come to Jersey with her when she goes to meet her. He tells her it's because he was once in her shoes and therefore, will be a good support system, but he also has more selfish motives — to find out for himself whether Russell's story about Bart murdering Mrs. Thorpe is true. Both are disappointed when the potential Mrs. Thorpe tells them she never had a daughter.

The Kiss Heard 'Round the World
Back in Manhattan, the Pink Party is getting underway at Lily and Rufus', much to the dismay of Lily's so-called friends, who would rather wear off-the-rack than be caught in a photo with Lily and her house arrest ankle bracelet (how very Lohan of her!).

Blair wants to take Prince Louis to the party, but since his parents do not approve of him dating a commoner, he doesn't want word to get out that he is there. He tells Lucien, his royal handler, that he and Blair are just friends. Blair even goes so far as to stage a secret kiss with Dan in front of Lucien to prove that she and the prince are not together. This backfires on her, though, when Charlie catches them in action and sends the video to Gossip Girl. Serena freaks out and tells them she is glad they found each other because they lost her along the way. Drama queen!

Later That Night
Charlie shows up at Dan's to apologize for sending the video to Gossip Girl and mentions that it was Vanessa who let Serena know about the original kiss, not Chuck, as Dan had suspected. Cue Vanessa, who always seems to appear at the most inopportune times. She says she came to hang out at the apartment, since Dan told her he was too busy to leave. He tells her he was actually blowing her off, and just because they were friends when they were kids doesn't mean they still are.

Prince Louis tells Blair he doesn't care what his parents think, and if Blair feels as strongly for him as he does for her, he is willing to go public with their relationship. She says she does, and they step out of the limo to a sea of camera flashes.

Chuck receives a video of the night of the fire that shows Avery Thorpe and his father arguing outside the building. She storms back into the building, and it immediately goes up in flames, but Avery's body was never found. Chuck is devastated to find out Russell was telling the truth... or was he?

What do you think? Is Avery Thorpe still alive and in hiding, or did she really die in the fire that night? Will Vanessa ever realize that she doesn't belong in Dan's world anymore? Will Dan really be dumb enough to woo Serena's cousin after he just lost her over a kiss with Blair?

Until next week... XOXO.

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In this week's episode, Serena enlists Charlie's help to find out the truth about Dan and Blair's relationship. Blair secretly sees Prince Louis, and Chuck tries to stop Raina from searching for her mother.
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