It's February and most cities are a cold, grey wasteland, but not New York. Everyone who's anyone has sent in their college application and now it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams - but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome man takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend who gets a little too close for comfort. Wintertime has never been hotter in NYC as things steam up all over Fifth Avenue.