Gossip Girl returns to the CW Monday (8 p.m. ET), and in an exclusive clip from the new episode, we see Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) talking with rival Blair Waldorf’s (Leighton Meester) ex, Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), and asking him for a very personal favor. The show’s co-creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage spoke with PEOPLE and set up the clip:
“In the last episode before we went off the air, Blair was dethroned as Queen B and Jenny was given an opportunity to hang with the cool girls. When we come into the new episode, we see Jenny hanging with the girls, which at first looks quite effortless and then we discover over the course of the episode really how much effort is going into keeping up appearances. It’s taking a real toll on her,” Savage reveals. In the clip, “it’s Jenny’s fifteenth birthday. … The birthday becomes the battlefield for the war that’s being waged between her and Blair and Jenny takes some significant artillery fire from Blair, but she rallies at the last minute and that’s what the scene with Nate is about.”
Tell us: What’s little Jenny up to? Can she stay on top or will Blair stage a comeback?