Credit: Giovanni Rufino/ THE CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Blair and Dan Face Off in Season 4, Episode 17: "Empire of the Son"
Brace yourselves, GGers, because Gossip Girl Season 4 isn't coming back until next Monday, April 18. On that glorious day, we'll return to the Upper East Side — and the fateful, time-stopping kiss — with Episode 18, "The Kids Stay in the Picture."

This episode, the first of Gossip Girl's five-part end-of-season run, promises to be very Dair-ing. Based on the preview, Vanessa finds out about Dan and Blair and tells Chuck, who confronts Dan. In the meantime, the van der Woodsen clan endures a media maelstrom in the wake of Lily's decision to turn herself in.

Romance? Check. Scandal? Check. Haute fashion? Check. Scheming? Double-check. "The Kids Stay in the Picture" promises to have it all!

Catch the promo below. Can April 18 be tomorrow?