Anyway, so Blair found out about Nate and Serena and they broke up, but then Nate’s parents pressured him to reunite with her and give her his great-grandmother’s ring (“the one that Cornelius Vanderbilt gave her”).
See, Nate’s dad has a huge cocaine problem and is failing massively at work, and he needs to take Blair’s mom’s fashion company public in order to salvage his career.
And then a funny thing happened: E-mails and texts from fans of all ages began filling our in-boxes. And so on the eve of the show’s return from writers’-strike limbo, we are here to give you the six best reasons you should openly love The teen drama has been around for literally thousands of years.
Oh, and Dan’s little sister Jenny (Taylor Momsen) has locked Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), the show’s brooding Draco Malfoy type, on the roof in his underwear, since he once tried to date-rape her, and she’s rushing out of the building when Nate — whoops!
— mistakes her for Serena, since they are wearing masks and both have 200 pounds of blonde hair extensions.
It turns out that the people who play a young, beautiful gang of New York friends on TV are actually, well, a young, beautiful gang of New York friends in real life.
“It’s kind of like summer camp,” Josh Schwartz marvels.
You can practically hear the sign-off as each new rumor hits: Dan, all cheekbones and philosophical musings.
“The psychology of celebrity is such a weird and new thing,” Dan — Penn — says of the cast’s sudden notoriety.But it’s also a thoroughly modern take on the genre (it’s a show about a blog, for Perez’s sake!), where teenagers are stalked by camera phones, the parents are as screwed up as the kids, and there are absolutely no consequences for anyone’s actions.While Nate was clearly thrilled by this experience, Serena was ashamed and fled to boarding school in Connecticut.But now she’s back because her brother Eric tried to commit suicide.Meanwhile, Serena (Lively) has gone to the ball with a dork from Dalton (his IM handle is Rich Boy IV), but is really in love with Dan (Badgley), the intellectual outsider from Brooklyn, who loves her back with a sincerity heretofore unseen in any real-life teenage boy with unblemished skin.