During “Gossip Girl” season 1, episode 3, it-girl Julien Calloway (Jordan Alexander) struggles to get her groove back after her longtime boyfriend Obie Bergmann (Eli Brown) breaks up with her and starts dancing with her younger half-sister Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak). She tries to move on to no avail until her friend Max Wolfe (Thomas Doherty) offers to take her out for an evening of partying to lift her spirits.
During their timeout, a drunk Julien ties up with a mysterious blonde woman (Elizabeth Lail) by airing about relationship issues. The woman relates to Julien’s fights: Her one-year-old boyfriend refuses to go public with their relationship. But when Julien shows up, she catches the woman with her father Davis (Luke Kirby), who is supposed to be on a business trip in Berlin.
Thanks to some research, Julien discovers that she is a hopeful musician named Lola Morgan, who happened to catch the eye of her Grammy-winning producer father. Given that Julien and Davis’ relationship was recently strained by the revelation that she and Zoya had been in secret communication for years, Lola’s introduction shook things up even more.