Sex, lies and scandals never take a vacation. Rumors is the temperature began to climb between Nate and Serena, who escaped to Hamptons for the summer following their break-up with Lonely Boy. As summer draws to a close, Blair returns from abroad with a hot guy on her arm and Dan, who has spent the summer assisting a famous author, decides to head to the Hamptons. Then, everyone gets back to the city for senior year. Applying for college is only one small part of the story as new romances (and some not-so-new romances) bloom and fade, scandals erupt at every turn, and alliances shift even faster than Gossip Girl can send an update.