Title: Reversals of Fortune
Air Date: September 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM PDT
In the Season 3 premiere of Gossip Girl
, the summer is drawing to a close and Blair and Chuck are madly in love. As they adjust to their new “in a relationship” status, they break all the traditional rules of dating—as expected. Serena returns from her European adventure with a complicated relationship with Carter Baizen, paparazzi in tow, and many secrets to hide. Nate gets back from his own travels with a mysterious brunette named Bree, who turns out to be part of the Vanderbilt's rival political family: the Buckleys. The Humphrey clan heads back to NYC after spending a relaxing summer in the Hamptons (thanks to the Van der Woodsens), and Rufus is left in charge of Serena and Eric while their mother is away caring for an ailing CeCe. In the meantime, things heat up between Scott, Rufus and Lily's love child, and Vanessa.