In The Realm of the Basses is the 14th episode of the second season and the 32nd overall.
Gossip Girl here welcoming you to the New Year, when Manhattanites who flew south for the sun return to their Park Avenue perches; which means I have a lot of catching up to do. Word is Serena van der Woodsen tangoed in the New Year in the plazas of Buenos Aires. Guess that means Lonely Boy was all alone when the clock tolled twelve. And what of Little J? Rumor is she's trading runways for hallways. So long high fashion, hello high school. Blair Waldorf has been spotted making inroads at the Colony Club. With high school nearing it's end, has Queen B found a new social ladder to climb? So the only real question remaining: where in the world is Chuck Bass? And is he ever coming back?
After returning to the Upper East Side to try and deal with his father's death and the reading of his will, Chuck struggles with his grasp on reality. Chuck's uncle Jack Bass who brought him back from Thailand seems to have good intentions for his nephew but is determined to wrest control of Bass Industries. Blair and Jack are also hiding a dark secret from Chuck.
Blair Waldorf, meanwhile, tries to forget her last painful exchange with Chuck and focuses her attention on being accepted into the most prestigious ladies club in the city, Colony Club. Jenny Humphrey returns to Constance Billard and immediately takes on Penelope and her posse of mean girls.
After Serena returns from Argentina without Aaron she and Dan consider dating again. In the meantime their parents are in Boston looking for their child that Lily gave up for adoption so many years ago. When Dan finds out the secret, he agrees to keep it from Serena but realizes the obstacles in dating her again.
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Dramatis Personae Edit
- Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
- Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
- Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
- Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
- Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey
- Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
- Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams
- Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
- Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey