Next on "Gossip Girl", Ben's mother comes to town, forcing issues to the surface between Ben and Serena. Russell Thorpe is determined to destroy Chuck's family legacy, but he risks alienating his daughter, Raina, in the process.
But this episode is focused largely on Blair's romantic life. The last time viewers saw of "Dair", Blair let her guards down in time of crisis and Dan came out a hero for her. Next week, Blair is faced with the fact that she is having a relationship with the "lonely boy" from Brooklyn, just right on time when Chuck would like to have 'a word' with her.
"I like that friendship," Leighton Meester talked about Blair and Dan to MTV earlier this year. "I can't tell you [what's going to happen]. I don't know, I like working with Penn [Badgley], and so that's been very fun. And I think they're good for each other in a lot of ways, in a way that Chuck and Blair aren't."
Moreover, Zap2It previously reported that somebody else in Blair's life will return. Hugo Becker will be reprising his role as Prince Louis after the show's six-week's hiatus. Louis is the guy who bonded with Blair while in Paris and whom she left for distance reason.
"Empire of the Son" airs February 28 and the show will return after 6 weeks.