The Dan/Nate awkwardness over Serena's imminent return to the city has begun. I love Dan and Nate as buds so much that I really hope little miss blond doesn't come between them. Nate can't resist checking Dan's phone, and sees that Serena had texted him, after Dan had said he hadn't heard from her. Juliet plants the seeds of rivalry between the guy friends, asking "Do you want to win, or do you want to lose?" (Ooh, shades of her Melrose Place character!) Her scheming involves lying to Vanessa about Dan's feelings for her. After a quick romp on the Brooklyn sofa, V spills Nate's faux admission, confusing daddy Dan. Luckily all it takes is a clinking of beers and Nate and Dan are OK again, and Dan heads into the direction of an easy relationship with Vanessa.