Gossip Girl Is Losing a Van Der Woodsen

Connor Paolo as Eric Van Der Woodsen Photo: CWTV

Connor Paolo is bidding an xoxo'ed adieu to Gossip Girl this season: His Eric van der Woodsen is off to Sarah Lawrence, and Paolo is off to the ABC drama Revenge, loosely based on The Count of Monte Cristo. "Eric's going to college, and he's going to stay there," Paolo said at the TCAs. "As of now, my schedule is dominated by Revenge, so I don't know that Eric's coming back from Sarah Lawrence. We'll see." Paolo says he doesn't know the exact narrative plan for his exit, but it's not exactly out of the blue. "[Eric]'s been trying to get out of the household for quite some time," Paolo says. Who would ever want to leave the stable, nurturing, legally sound, supportive, and safe van der Woodsen household? [Zap2It]