Jack Bass to Blame For Looming Gossip Girl Breakup

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Blame Jack.

Gossip Girl fans up in arms over the rumored breakup of Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf later this season can look no further for a scapegoat than Chuck's shady uncle Jack.

We first met Jack (played by Desmond Harrington of Dexter fame) last season, when he tried to torpedo Chuck's takeover of Bass Industries - and his relationship with Blair.

The good guys won in the end, but we've heard allusions to Jack's revenge already this season - Chuck's fake liquor license - and now it looks like he's back in full effect.

EW's Michael Ausiello said simply in his Q&A today that when it comes to Blair and Chuck’s break-up on Gossip Girl, blame Jack. It’s all his fault. The only question is how?

One theory: Chuck's "mother" is a fraud. We also know that Chuck is the one, supposedly, whose actions trigger the breakup. How could Jack be setting up his nephew?

Theories and comments are welcome.

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Desmond Harrington will be back on Gossip Girl this spring.

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