On Gossip Girl season 5 this week, Blair is still gearing up for her wedding. It’s time for her bachelorette party. But Nate, having learned he was supposed to be in the car accident, isn’t in any mood to celebrate. Meanwhile, Serena and Dan are growing close in their act of pretending to be dating. Catch it all in “Father and the Bride.” (Not to be confused with the movie “Father of the Bride.”) Most excitingly, Amy Heckerling of Clueless fame directed this episode.

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Gossip Girl “Father and the Bride” Summary / Synopsis

BLAIR’S BACHELORETTE PARTY/EPISODE DIRECTED BY AMY HECKERLING (“CLUELESS”) — Blair (Leighton Meester) prepares to celebrate her upcoming royal wedding with a bachelorette party, but others scheme behind her back to make this a night to remember. After discovering the truth behind Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair’s car accident, Nate (Chace Crawford) joins forces with a surprising ally to gather the evidence.

Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) pretend to be dating again to protect someone close to them. Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle also star. Amy Heckerling directed the episode written by Peter Elkoff. Gossip Girl season 5 episode 12. Original air date: Monday January 23, 2012 on The CW.

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Blair’s party.

Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick)

Blair and her future “family.” Blair sports a teal coat, an envelope style satchel purse, and teal fascinator.

Chuck and Blair.  Is that fur on Chuck’s coat? Photos: The CW