There’s a lot for fans to talk about thanks to the new Canadian promo released for the upcoming episode of Gossip Girl, 5.17 “The Princess Dowry” (embedded above). For one, it seems like Dan and Blair are on, causing a ripple effect of either excitable cheers or very audible boos. But that aside, something else seems to be taking place:
It appears as though whatever Chuck sets his sights on to do this episode will effectively cause Blair to default on her marriage to Louis, which we all know could bankrupt her family into oblivion.
In the previous episode, Chuck received an email from Gossip Girl (played by Georgina currently) which showed that Dan had sent in the video of Blair professing her love to Chuck on her wedding day. Deducing from the official episode description, which cites that “Chuck and Georgina partner up in a scheme,” we can assume that he intends to tell Blair about this secret.
However, in the promo Dan tells Chuck, “You don’t know what you’ve done. You’ve bankrupted the Waldorf family.” That coupled with the latter half of the official description, that Chuck and Georgina’s scheme “has an unpredictable outcome,” and even the title of the actual episode, seems to suggest that Blair may be in debt once Monday night is over.
There are rumors circulating, however, that Chuck pays for Blair’s dowry later in the season. But how does Dan having sent in the video to Gossip Girl connect with Blair’s dowry? Or are Chuck and Georgina scheming about something else entirely? Not likely, seeing as Chuck responds to Dan’s grievances with, “You framed me!” and “Dan has been trying to keep us apart so that he could have you all to himself.” If that’s not a response about the video blast, then I don’t know what is!
It appears as though Cyrus’ attempts to get Blair an annulment may have proven null. That sneak peek video is embedded below (in case you somehow haven’t seen it):