Tim Stack
September 13, 2010 AT 08:57 PM EDT

Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CWWhat did you do on your summer vacation, Gossip Girl fans? Well, it most likely didn’t involve as much couture and cute French boys as Serena and Blair’s summer sojourn in Paris, which will be seen on tonight’s GG premiere. The Parisian-set scenes with S (Blake Lively) and B (Leighton Meester) are, like a fluffy croissant, completely delightful. Most enjoyable is the veritable eye candy that is their respective wardrobes. (My fave is Serena’s sequined jacket-and-shorts ensemble.)

Of course, we are forced to say au revoir to Paris during the episode — back in good ol’ New York City, Dan (Penn Badgley) deals with his supposed love child with Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg). Most promisingly, Nate (Chace Crawford) meets a mysterious potential love interest named Juliet, played by Katie Cassidy, a.k.a. the best thing to come out of The CW’s horrid Melrose Place reboot.

Last season was undeniably a little off, but GG‘s quality seems to be back on solid ground: Next week’s episode is even better, with a truly wonderful train station scene between Blair and Chuck (Ed Westwick). After the jump, see a little tease of what you’re in store for tonight.

Are you excited, PopWatchers? Will you be tuning in for tonight’s Gossip Girl?

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