Serena decides to visit Yale and gets even with Blair. Dan learns that none of his recommendation letters made it to Yale.



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During the weekend, Blair, Nate, Dan, Chuck decide to travel to New Haven, Connecticut to interview for early applications for Yale University. After Blair and Serena get into another argument over the hyper-competitive Blair's wanting more in life, Serena decides to get even with Blair by going to Yale instead of going to Brown as planned, and she easily charms the Dean of Yale's private invitation to the campus. Meanwhile, Dan discovers that none of his recommendation letters for Yale were sent, so he tries to figure out a way of getting into the school. Also, Chuck is kidnapped by a secret society, called Skull and Bones, to recruit him for their secret group in which his father was also a member. Also, Nate hooks up with a attractive co-ed. Back in New York, Jenny continues to fall more into her new job as an intern designer while Rufus worries about this path which will take his daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






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13 October 2008 (USA)  »

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This is the third time that Blair has a dream in which she is a character that was played by Audrey Hepburn in a movie. The first time this happened was in Gossip Girl: Bad News Blair (2007) with Blair being Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), whom she also impersonated in Gossip Girl: The Blair Bitch Project (2008). This time she is Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964). It would happen a fourth time in Gossip Girl: Seder Anything (2009). See more »


Serena mentions knowing that it was Pope Pius XI who canonized Sir Thomas More as a Saint by watching the TV show The Tudors. This is impossible as The Tudors is a historical drama only covering the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547); Pope Pius XI was canonized as a saint in 1935. See more »


Serena van der Woodsen: I cannot believe you did this.
Blair Waldorf: Why? It's not like you don't deserve it.
Dean Berube: Ms. van der Woodsen, would you like to explain?
Serena van der Woodsen: No, of course Dean Berube. Pete Fairman was a man that I knew.
Blair Waldorf: Man slash dealer.
Dean Berube: Ms. Waldorf let her speak.
Serena van der Woodsen: He died almost two years ago when I was with him. What happened was a tragedy and I am filled with regret over it, but I was not responsible.
Blair Waldorf: Were you responsible for the sextape?
Serena van der Woodsen: Blair!
Blair Waldorf: It wasn't very sexy if you ask me.
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