Welcome back, Upper East Siders. Summer is officially drawing to a close. Rufus, Dan and Jenny spent the summer in the Hamptons, adjusting to the van der Woodsen's glamorous lifestyle surprisingly faster than any of them expected. Blair and Chuck are madly in love and adjusting to their new "in a relationship" status. Nate returns from his travels with a mysterious brunette in tow. Serena returns from her European adventure with many secrets to hide as she gets ready to move into her dorm at Brown. Blair is determined to have her Queen status at NYU, along with Dan and Vanessa, but her roommate sets out to ensure that she does not retain her title.