It is Ivy Week this week on Gossip Girl, in which the girls of the Constance Billard School and the boys of St. Judes 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. Nates sputtering about wanting to go to USC falls on deaf ears.
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