Gossip Girl Spoilers: More about Bart Bass's return!

Last we heard, Bart Bass was somehow going to make a return to Gossip Girl... but how is he going to come back? Ausiello gives us the answer this burning question!

Question: What’s this I’m hearing about Bart Bass returning from the dead on Gossip Girl? Is he alive or is it a flashback? —Fernanda
Ausiello: It’s neither. Totally unrelated question: Are you a fan of A Christmas Carol, Fernan?