Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here, and I have the biggest news ever. Blair also suspects that there may be secretive and unspoken feelings between Serena and her longtime boyfriend, On the Upper East Side in Manhattan, arrives at Grand Central Station.One of my many sources, Melanie91, sends us this: "Spotted at Grand Central, bags in hand: Serena van der Woodsen." Was it only a year ago our It Girl mysteriously disappeared for "boarding school" and just as suddenly she's back. , voiced by , narrates her arrival, crediting ' Melanie91' for snapping a picture of Serena, who is suddenly back from "Boarding School" after a year away from the city.When he continues to follow her, she explains that she never came back for him.She states that Blair is her best friend, and that Nate is her boyfriend and that's how things are supposed to be. Dan is then seen rushing through traffic to catch his bus to school.Blair dismissively tells Serena that since she only arrived in the city 12 hours beforehand, she's not invited due to lack of space.As they go their separate ways, Serena asks Blair if they can meet at The Palace Hotel at 8pm.
Gossip Girl narrates the scene, terming it "an S and B power struggle." After school, Dan is seen helping Rufus post flyers for his band's concert tonight, when he gets an emergency text message from Jenny.Lily rebukes Serena, indirectly implying that she does not believe that she has changed whilst away at boarding school, and that she is still tainted by her former party-girl, wild-child image.Meanwhile, at the Humphrey residence in Brooklyn, Rufus tells his children about his former band, , and the fame they achieved in the 90's."Pilot" Air date September 19, 2007 Written by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage Directed by Mark Piznarski Pilot is the 1st episode of the and the 1st episode overall. -Gossip Girl is busy spreading the news that "It Girl" has returned to Manhattan after a mysterious and seemingly self-imposed exile to boarding school.It serves as the Pilot episode for the whole series. Serena's best friend, , seems to have conflicted feelings about her friend's return, since she has enjoyed being Queen Bee during Serena's absence, and might not be ready to relinquish her new position on the social ladder.She greets Serena with a fake smile and a hug and insists that she stays for dinner, but Serena excuses herself by saying that she doesn't feel well and that she'll see Blair at school the next day.