Carol continues to blackmail William, claiming that she'll do anything to get her rightful inheritance. He goes to Ivy, who tells him that no one on the Upper East Side — that is, decorators and personal shoppers — will talk to her. His genius advice? Throw a party in honor of Cece, then give him a percentage. She naïvely agrees, and Lola overhears their conversation.
When Lola shares the secret with Nate, he can't help but tell Serena — and with her newfound power as Gossip Girl, she schedules a tell-all blast to go out later that night, one that reveals Ivy's bribes. Serena doesn't realize that William is on her side, though, trying to get Ivy to engage in illegal activity so that he can overturn the will.