According to the @GGWriters on twitter, episode 5×01 will be called “Yes, then zero” based on a book by Bret Easton Ellis called “Less than zero“, of which there also is a movie adaptation starring Andrew McCarthy, who also directed few episodes of Gossip Girl during S3/4 (3.14 and 4.20 if I am correct). I’ve read the synopsis and I have few theories, but they look confusing because it’s a bit mixed, and you can’t tell who is who, so I’ll give up for now and speculate more after we’ll get (hopefully) set pics that will help us understanding a bit.
This episode will air on September, 26th at 8/7c (remember that GG moved from 9pm to 8pm!)
Episode 5×02 will be called “Beauty and the Feast” as the GGirlsss site reports (this is info was given by the writers themselves to them, so it is legit). The title is apparently based on a different version of the Beauty and the Beast movie where there are also sisters plotting to separate the Beauty from her Beast (see the entry about Blair’s new nemesis), but they end up killing him. Again, I’ll leave the speculations to the future and just wait for set pictures.
There are signs in New York for this Thursday, July 7th. Not sure where or who will start shooting, not sure when and who will start shooting in Los Angeles either besides Ed, Blake and Chace. We’ll let you know via our twitter if there are any news, so don’t forget to follow us.