Nothing particularly new or groundbreaking here - just a summary of the Gossip Girl spoilers and story lines to come in January, courtesy of today's New York Post.
The Gossip Girl romance between Serena van der Woodsen and Aaron Rose will be cut short, according to the CW - one of many plot shakeups for 2009.
Aaron, the Brooklyn artist with a trust fund played by John Patrick Amedori, will not be returning from Argentina with Serena (Blake Lively) on January 5.
The character of Aaron Rose is getting axed for good after Gossip Girl producers and fans alike failed to warm up to his sketchy, too-smooth persona this fall.
But Serena will have enough on her plate after the passing of stepdad Bart Bass (Robert John Burke), and everyone will be trying to pick up the pieces - including Jack Bass (Desmond Harrington), Bart's younger brother and Chuck Bass' uncle.
Jack appears to help Chuck (Ed Westwick) with his grief after his father's death - although this reportedly may be a ruse as he tries to wrest control of Bass Industries.
Gossip Girl spoilers and rumors suggest that as per his father's will, Chuck will be named CEO of the billion-dollar real estate empire. We'll see how Jack reacts...There's little word on where the will leaves Lily (Kelly Rutherford), who will be dealing with the fallout after her love interest, Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle), discovered that she gave birth to their secret love child at the age of 19.
Rufus will seek out the whereabouts of his mystery child, and while Gossip Girl producers reportedly haven't decided if it will be a boy or girl, the half sibling of both Dan and Serena could be appearing around April or May.
Not only does Dan (Penn Badgley) find out about his half-sibling, he gets a new love interest - the hot new Shakespeare teacher (Laura Breckenridge) at school.
Yale early acceptance decisions are also expected to come out, soon, with the graduating seniors reportedly enrolling at three different colleges next year.
The mean girl posse still reigns at Constance Billiard, which Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) will have to contend with when she returns to the prep school in January after dropping out to pursue her fashion design career.
Michelle Trachtenberg is also rumored to have another guest stint on the show as evil Georgina Sparks, Serena's friend-turned-nemesis who was sent off to a boot camp for troubled girls at the end of the first season.