Coming up this week on Gossip Girl...
- We meet Vanessa (Jessica Szohor), Dan's childhood pal, who tells him she wants to be more than friends.
- Blair does her best to keep party crashers out of the masquerade ball, but a disguised Dan and Jenny sneak in.
- Lily hopes to provoke jealousy in Bart Bass by asking Rufus to be her date at an event.
- Blair sends Nate on a scavenger hunt, but is upset to find that Nate still has feelings for Serena.