We’re counting down the days until the Gossip Girl Season 6 premiere on October 8 at 9/8c by featuring some fan-picked favorite episodes every day until the premiere. There are only 6 more days left! And today, we’re looking at @oliviaross_‘s favorite episode:
Season 1, Episode 11: “Roman Holiday”
“The attention to detail… when Eleanor talks about the tree… the French vineyard pics, S & D, and of course Roman!” – @oliviaross_
It’s Christmas Eve on the Upper East Side. Blair Waldorf’s (Leighton Meester) dad comes to visit and brings along his new beau Roman. Blair and Eleanor are not pleased, and B tries to sabotage his stay by tripping him when they’re ice skating. Afterwards, Blair finds out about a man named Freddy that is a sore spot between her dad and Roman, which she will certainly use to hurt their relationship.
Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) has given Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) the best gift ever: his story “10/8/05″ will be published in The New Yorker‘s summer fiction issue. The Humphreys are celebrating when Dan accidentally opens a letter from his mom’s lover Alex. She insists the affair is over, but Rufus and Alison realize the problem is with them.
Meanwhile at the Waldorf Christmas party, Roman invites a man who was hitting on Eleanor on their ice skating outing. Blair invites Freddy, who shows up, and then gets kicked out by Eleanor.
Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Dan exchange presents under $50. She (with the help of Vanessa) creates a winter wonderland in the Humphrey art gallery. He had decorated her room with a Christmas tree back at home, but hands her the story he wrote, which is about the first time they met.
The next morning, the van der Woodsens are opening up presents with Bart. Rufus decides to call Lily, but as the phone is ringing, Bart gets down on one knee and proposes.
Check out a clip from the episode below! What was your favorite part of “Roman Holiday?” Tell us in a comment. And check back every day until October 8 for a new featured episode!