After five episodes of build-up and secret movie outings, it seems the Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) storyline is finally coming to a head on “Gossip Girl’s” Feb. 28 episode, “Empire of the Son.”
The CW just released a preview clip for the episode where Dorota pulls a surprise interrogation attack on Miss Blair regarding her relationship with “Lonely Boy.” (How hilarious is it that Dorota calls him Lonely Boy? Gossip Girl would be so proud.) Her evidence? One of Dan’s magazines she found in Blair’s room, which led to one of our favorite stills from the show ever.
“Your new secrecy, calmness with Mr. Chuck, supporting Miss Serena’s new boyfriend and last week I find “Nova” documentary in your Netflix queue,” Dorota says. “You and Lonely Boy are having affair!”
When Blair says that it’s no big deal that they are hanging out, Dorota thinks that’s the perfect time to suggest telling Serena. Man, it’s hard to find a loyal maid/substitute mother these days.
To prover her point that she isn’t friends with Dan (Sure you’re not, B!), Blair says she is going to skip the exhibit they were supposed to attend together and leave him hanging. The question is, will she be able to do it?
In a longer promo for the episode, we learn Dan and Blair aren’t the only two trying to keep their dealings private — Nate and Raina are hiding their relationship from Chuck, who we’re assuming isn’t going to be pleased when he finds out both his ladies might have moved on.
What do you think is going on with Blair and Dan, Zappers — friendship or romance?