Michelle Trachtenberg: Returning to Gossip Girl For Major Story Arc!

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Brace yourselves, Upper East Siders, for the return of Georgina Sparks.

The perennial pot-stirrer portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg is headed back to Gossip Girl for a major story arc in Season Five, according to executive producer Joshua Safran, and it will be timed perfectly:

Michelle's first episode back will be the show's 100th, in early 2012.

A Sparks Sighting

“Her first episode back is our 100th episode,” Safran reveals of the show’s century mark installment, which is set to air early next year. “Her arc is unlike anything that she has done before on the show."

"Of course, she still is Georgina and all that implies, it’s just taking that in a new direction.”

By our count, the November 21 episode brings us to 95 in all, so Georgina's latest return is still a ways off. Not to say we aren't anticipating it eagerly. What can we expect from her this time around?

When last seen in the Season 4 finale, the now-married mother of one came back to N.Y. City pretty much exclusively to cause some trouble, and found a surprise kindred spirit in UES poser Charlie.

Georgina is one of the few who knows Charlie's big secret, which should up the tension.

We'll pass along more about the 100th episode and Ms. Sparks' latest dramatic turn on the CW drama as soon as we know more. For now, hit the comments below and welcome her back (we think)!

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