Russell Thorpe is a recurring character and the main antagonist of the second half of Season 4 of the Gossip Girl series.


Russell Thorpe was a longtime friend of Bart Bass who started in the real estate market around the same time together. After Bart stole most of his deals and wrecked many of his business plans, Thorpe essentially was run out of town and went to Chicago to build his own empire there. Russell and his daughter Raina returned to the Upper East Side in The Kids Are Not Alright to shake things up for the reigning families and buy Bass Industries. Morever, he and Lily also shared a sexual past, although she states that it was a very long time ago.

He is against the relationship between Raina and Chuck, He is currently serving a 20 year sentence behind bars for arson and murder of his wife Avery Thorpe.


Avery Thorpe (wife, deceased)
Raina Thorpe (daughter)


Avery Thorpe (wife, deceased)
Lily van der Woodsen (hooked-up)


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