The loss of power over her personal life and career has taken Serena (Blake Lively) into a major identity crisis. On next week's episode "Con-Heir", executive producer, Josh Safran leads us to something huge. In order to regain her dazzling reign on the Upper East Side, will Serena take chair as the new all-secret-knowing Gossip Girl?
This dilemma is a major focal point in Season 5, Episode 18, “Con-Heir,” Josh says. “Monday’s episode is very much about that struggle for Serena. But it’s like the Ring and Frodo,” he adds, referring to The Lord of the Rings’ sweet Frodo Baggins, who is tasked with undertaking a perilous quest to destroy Sauron’s Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.
Despite her good intentions, Josh adds that Serena has been feeling quite “powerless” this season after losing Dan (Penn Badgley) to Blair (Leighton Meester), among other things — and will be making major stabs at regaining her rightful throne.
Source: TV Line