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New Haven Can Wait 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Serena van der Woodsen
... Blair Waldorf
... Dan Humphrey
... Nate Archibald
... Jenny Humphrey
... Chuck Bass
... Vanessa Abrams
... Lily van der Woodsen
... Rufus Humphrey
... Eleanor Waldorf
... Dean Berube
... Mr. Prescott
... Leader of the Yale Skull and Bones
... Jordan Steele
... Dorota Kishlovsky


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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Release Date:

13 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


While it was said that they were at Yale, the filming was actually done at Columbia University. 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 »


Blair Waldorf: What are you doing Serena?
Serena van der Woodsen: Oh these lovely people were just showing me the course catalog.
Blair Waldorf: No, here Yale. Yale is mine.
Serena van der Woodsen: Well I admit I came to punish you for the things you said to me this morning.
Blair Waldorf: Fine, consider me punished. You can go home now!
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References Heaven Can Wait (1978) See more »


Time Is Running Out
Written by Muse
Performed by The Section Quartet
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