Poison Ivy

Season 1, Episode 3 -  Air Date: 10/3/2007
10 Ratings

Synopsis

It‘s Ivy week for the Upper East Side teens of Constance Billiard and St. Jude‘s and the visiting representatives‘ arrival brings more than just college applications. Cut-throat rivalry is at its sharpest this week as the students compete for prestigious positions. Blair discovers a shocking but juicy secret about Serena and plots to drop the bomb at the best possible moment. Dan is sure that landing the coveted usher position with the Dartmouth rep will either make or break his future at the school. Unfortunately, it‘s Nate who nabs the position, despite total disinterest in the school. Meanwhile, Jenny gets closer to Serena‘s younger brother Eric and Rufus asks Lily for a favor.

Gossip Girl: Episode 1.3 "Poison Ivy" Recap

It is Ivy Week this week on Gossip Girl, in which the girls of the Constance Billard School and the boys of St. Jude‘s vie for the attention of visiting Ivy League representatives. The girls are responsible for organizing the Ivy Week mixer, while the boys compete to be ushers for the sought-after reps, which means hanging out with and fetching drinks for them. Pressure is high, especially for Nate (Chace Crawford). During one of his daily runs through Central park with his dad, Dartmouth dad (Sam Robards), Dartmouth dad tells him in no uncertain terms that his future will include going to Dartmouth for college, attending law school afterwards, and marrying Blair. Nate‘s sputtering about wanting to go to USC falls on deaf ears.
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