The biggest problem with this first episode of five, though, is something else.
At the same time, Dan is invited to go to Italy for the summer and asks her to go with him.
This begins a new feud between Serena and Blair.
Soon, Blair's mother meets , a rich architect.
Everything is there, not just in their self-justifying words but in their actual faces.
Georgina offers to get Blair a way out of her marriage in exchange for a favor, and she accepts.