Gossip Girl Exclusive First Look: Dan and Blair Take Flight (or Do They?) in Episode 101!

Gossip Girl‘s runaway princess bride has landed!
We’ve got your exclusive first look at next week’s episode of the CW sudser, which picks up right where Monday’s 100th installment left off — with Dan chauffeuring a newly-married Blair away from her wedding reception from hell. Where did he take her? To the airport, of course!
As executive producer Josh Safran previously teased, the on-location shoot “was a really complicated, but super fun, big, great set piece” that yields “some of the best comedy we’ve ever done. [It's] very funny.”
A few quick takeaways from the gallery below: The princess and her pauper face an uphill battle reaching their final destination, Blair must really be in a bad place if she’s augmenting her wardrobe at an airport gift shop, and this episode is already well on its way to being our favorite GG hour of the season.
Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts on Blair’s honeymoon at the (apologies in advance) Dairport.



Comments (176)

  • DAIR! They are totally the highlight of every episode. Their banter and dynamic is classic Gossip Girl. The show’s at its best when it does quick, snappy dialogue and fun storylines instead of OTT melodrama.

    Comment by mandy – February 1, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! They’re the only thing to look forward to these days.

      Comment by Lana – February 1, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adorable, precious, snarky, beautiful, fresh, etc.. everything Gossip Girl should be.

    Comment by riley – February 1, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! These are good times for Gossip Girl. Fresh and exciting! Hope the writers keep writing brilliant and, eventually romantic Dan and Blair scenes :)

      Comment by S – February 1, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just… yuck. The 100th episode was lame and so is this whole Dair thing. Hurry up, give the Dair fans what they want, but get back to the real love stories soon, please? I’m tired of throwing up every time I watch the tv.

    Comment by Ashley – February 1, 2012 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Then either take an antiemetic or don’t watch. And lmao, are you kidding me? You didn’t like the 100th episode? It was full of CB’s epic and magnetic scenes! Blair loves Chuck more and more everyday! She made a pact with GOD to save him! Romantic stuff right there. Chuck’s focus is all on Blair (for once). Take comfort in that, babe.

      Comment by Vicky – February 1, 2012 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Now you know how fans of GG who couldn’t care less about Chair BUT love Blair have felt for the majority of 4 1/2 seasons!
      Newsflash: this is not the Chair Show, or the Dair show for that matter. Why do Chair fans not get that?
      And you know what? It ain’t that great a love.

      Comment by Angel – February 1, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you thank you!!! I had to laugh when they said this won’t become the Dair show like it hasn’t been the Chair show for 4 1/2 years. I loved Chair once but whatever was special about them was lost on me A LONG time agao. I love Dair and will enjoy whatever we get for them.

        Comment by Leigh – February 1, 2012 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • THIS. So very much.

        Comment by Stephanie – February 1, 2012 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hear there is something called an anti-diarrheal drug pills these days. Best suffer through the Dair stuff and watch the show.

      Comment by UJ – February 1, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Such and immature comment !!! you surely must be a Justin Beiber fan…can see the same kind of obsession with Chuck !!! In the real world, DAIR is the only relationship that makes sense and they have everything that make them a perfect couple. No other couple in Gossip Girl deserve to be together that these two.

      Comment by Emily – February 2, 2012 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are too adorable, and would be so good for each other, unlike Chair who are built on lies, disrespect, and borderline abuse.
    Just let Dair happen already; their interactions as a couple will bring some much-needed comedy and tenderness and realism this show lacks.

    Comment by Sofia – February 1, 2012 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I watched this show again after finding out about the two. And I was overwhelmed. They’ve brought exactly just that. Whatever they have is just so natural, realistic, and light. Not to mention fun!

      Comment by Sophia – February 1, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love! They have such good chemistry. Excited for this episode.
    PS I watched the season 1 premiere last night and almost died. Totally forgot that Dan had a shaved head and Chuck looked absolutely terrible. Blair looks about the same, beautiful.

    Comment by Katie – February 1, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay, Blair is very cute in these pictures!

    Comment by Damon – February 1, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Try to be more adorable! Perfect couple!

    Comment by Anna – February 1, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds fun and they look so cute! Dairport :)

    Comment by Dani – February 1, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!! Dan and Blair – finally!
    They are the healthiest relationship on this show ever. Not to mention all their scenes are hilarious. Can just imagine the snarky dialogue there will be in the next episode. Seems on the way to be my favourite episode of GG ever.

    Comment by Jamie – February 1, 2012 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Can you imagine Blair as well being able to be that comfortable with anyone, with what shes wearing! I honestly used to hate this pairing I did love Chuck and Blair but they’re story is just so repetitive in a way they get together something happens to break them up but its never a simple thing its always catastrophic, im surprised neither one of them suffers from stress induced panic attacks. It was so nice to be able to see Blair just be relaxed with Dan last season, and it kinda just grew as a love for the couple potential of them! Your right they just seem so healthy together no angst betrayal lying etc, although i love seeing characters tortured i feel Ive had it enough with chair! I am not having a go at anyway who still loves Chair as i understand why one of my best friends does this is just MY point of view! :D

      Comment by Kate – February 1, 2012 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “but they’re story is just so repetitive in a way they get together something happens to break them up but its never a simple thing its always catastrophic” This is called bad writting.
        That’s why i think if Dair happen romantically maybe they’ll have the same faith. One thing is them being friends, best friends, but what if they date ? What about Serena ? Actually that’s what i’m worried about, if the writters are doing Dair, so what’s the point on having Serena fall for Dan all over again ? I don’t want them to screw with Blerena friendship… Dan will be the first guy that actually will come between Blerena. At the beginning of the series Serena come back with no intention to getting with Nate at all, so Blerena didn’t fight FOR Nate, they fight for the things Serena did.
        But now, if they develop Dair romantically, so Blair AND Serena will have the same love interest. I don’t want to see Blerena fighting for a guy, i really don’t want to :/

        Comment by Audrey – February 1, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 1 of the spoiler mentioned a scene where Blair and Serena are fighting over something.

          Comment by Anonymous – February 1, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Are you kidding me? what serena did with Nate to Blair was a drunken mistake, and dont you think it would be just weird if Serena and Dan got together i mean they are step bother and sister and they have a Brother! scott? just like Blair could let go of the fact that Serena slept with Nate i think serena should be able to do the same because when serena slept with nate ( Blair was truely crazy about nate).

          Comment by renasa – February 1, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dair are adorable! Can’t wait for the next episode! (It’s been forever since I’ve said that.)

    Comment by KPH – February 1, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope this episode will be as Dair centric as it looks in these photos. Can’t wait too see them talk about the vows Dan wrote.

    Comment by Jones19 – February 1, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are so cute. I am so planning to watch this episode live. They are the only good thing left in GG.

    Comment by Carla – February 1, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAIRPORT <3

    Comment by Emily – February 1, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awww, they’re so cute together. Look at Blair in those clothes. Lol. I can’t wait for this episode.
    Dair makes the show right now. Everything else is just the same recycled stuff from every season before.

    Comment by Violet – February 1, 2012 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg, I love them all. I can’t see how this won’t be the best episode in a while. It reminds me of that episode of Dawson’s where Pacey and Joey were stuck in the Walmart all night. :D

    Comment by cm2 – February 1, 2012 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This looks amazingly funny!! Is it monday yet?

    Comment by ann – February 1, 2012 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love DAIR!

    Comment by Ky – February 1, 2012 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DB(PL) look like siblings, more sibling chem than DJenny had lol so fun yeah Blair is miserable and not herself lately and its so fun…

    Comment by donna – February 1, 2012 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Good. Because-’Research has shown that people who look alike and behave in similar ways are more likely to end up together for the long term.’
      Dair!

      Comment by A – February 1, 2012 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Strange, i thought the Dair motto was “the opposite attract” but now they look alike ? D:

        Comment by Audrey – February 1, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Uhhh looking alike doesn’t mean that everything about you is alike. It is actually what they have in common that brought them together despite their superficial oppositeness (i.e. where they are from, how they grew up).

          Comment by Q – February 1, 2012 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The stills from this episode of Chuck and Blair that you haven’t posted were better. lol.
    Everything that is not Chair is annoying, seriously. I’m sick of this DB thing. Is clear Blair doesn’t love him and the guy is just obsessed with her.
    Airport or not airport, the flight won’t reach the destination… she will never love him back. Sorry but Dan will never check in Blair.

    Comment by Antonia – February 1, 2012 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • After having the repetitive Chuck/Blair stuff shoved down our throats for 5 years, this is like a breath of fresh air.

      Comment by Anonymous – February 1, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dairport ftw!

    Comment by H – February 1, 2012 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks superfun and I can’t wait.

    Comment by LOL – February 1, 2012 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too perfect for words, GG is about to become fun and watchable again.

    Comment by Oilive – February 1, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show’s finally starting to get good! There can never be enough Dan and Blair.

    Comment by Hayley – February 1, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAIRPORT!!! <3
    Looks like soooo much fun, GG is so miserable lately, Dair always bring the fun. They
    look like a married couple! Lol

    Comment by Star – February 1, 2012 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chairios with no life, if Dair is annoying, why come here to comment?

    Comment by Lauren – February 1, 2012 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All hail Dair. Take me DAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Woohooo. Adorable. Just adorable.
    Michael you flawless human being. Thank you for this.

    Comment by Laura – February 1, 2012 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dan and Blair look so good together. Finally the good stuff is going to start now. I was getting bored with the lame recycle chair story.
    Dairport<3

    Comment by Betty – February 1, 2012 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THEY LOOK ADORABLE OMG! If I wasn’t watching this show and looked at these pics, I’d think they were married. So pretty!
    Can’t wait for this episode! Finally some FUN on this show. The past episodes have been too dramatic and humorless. THANKS AUSIELLO! xoxo

    Comment by Vicky – February 1, 2012 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol chair fans flocking to dair articles to comment only drives up the hits which just makes tvline post more dair

    Comment by katie – February 1, 2012 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shttt. Don’t tell them.

      Comment by DictatorOfTaste – February 1, 2012 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes Dan and Blair, best pairing the show has ever done <3

    Comment by Kimmie – February 1, 2012 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Comedy! Hooray! The first half of the season was too soapy/melodramatic for me.
    I’m really curious at how they’re going to pull Dair off. I mean after all those “chuck i love you more every day but can’t be with you” crap they gave us for the last episodes (dare i say seasons)…
    I love the idea of Dan & Blair together, i loved the slow built up they did for them. It works, it makes sense.
    Anyway, this episode looks fun.

    Comment by Mia – February 1, 2012 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ausiello, you are flawless. I can’t wait for Monday’s episode. Dan and Blair are too prefect for words.

    Comment by Layla – February 1, 2012 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAIRPORT!! OMG, I love you, guys. And I love Dair!! <3 Can't wait!!!!

    Comment by Alisha – February 1, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adorable, if it wasn’t for them I’d be done watching Gossip Girl

    Comment by Rosie – February 1, 2012 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh. Let me know when this is over. I’m sick and tired of chuck ending every single episode sad and alone. Get Chair back together for good and maybe I’ll watch again.

    Comment by Nrs – February 1, 2012 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its ok, he still has the hotel he whored blair out for
      chempire <333

      Comment by lola – February 1, 2012 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Monkey, don’t forget, poor Chuckles!!

        Comment by Furniture – February 1, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And don’t forget the real of love his life: Bore Industries!

        Comment by DictatorOfTaste – February 1, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chuck is not alone. He has his booze, his precious hotel and Monkey, which Dan gave to him. If he’s miserable, that’s his own fault. Maybe he should just move on like Ed Westwick suggested.

      Comment by Vicky – February 1, 2012 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only reason anyone watches this show anymore, lbr.

    Comment by Sandra – February 1, 2012 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How is a relationship healthy when you have one party madly in love with someone else (to the point she went through with a wedding to another guy to “save his life”)? Dan may be in love with Blair but it’s not healthy to pine over someone who clearly is not in love with you.

    Comment by Daniela – February 1, 2012 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by you are so right – February 1, 2012 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s totally heathly to pine for someone who declared war on you, called you a wet horse, whored you to his rapist uncle for his hotel and assaulting you.

      Comment by DictatorOfTaste – February 1, 2012 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dan and Blair still has not relationship exactly, there are friends

      Comment by Soso – February 1, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dair ayee! can’t wait! :)

    Comment by Cov – February 1, 2012 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dair!!! Then please pair Serena with Nate. ENDGAMES: DAIR+SERENATE!!!

    Comment by Judy – February 1, 2012 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS. I miss Serena and Nate together so much!

      Comment by Lexi – February 1, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was so hoping the “always have, always will” line would have been used for Serenate. They were just so good together and he treated her like a princess :(

      Comment by P – February 1, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, you do know that line is probably not a good thing for Dan/Serena? It was a call back to Blair saying it to Nate in the pilot. And look how that turned out! Nobody even remembered they dated until this episode!

        Comment by Lisa – February 2, 2012 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!

      Comment by Steph – February 1, 2012 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just when I was planning to dump this show. They decide to do Dair… I’ll keep watching for now. They look so good together.

    Comment by Meg – February 1, 2012 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEA!!!!!!! I’m most excited about “sticking it” to all of the incessantly-annoying Chuck/Blair posters who want to ruin the show altogether by getting instant-gratification. Guess they never watched Moonlighting. Study up on how to destroy a series, little girls.
    DAIR, for the win!

    Comment by Jason – February 1, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooooooooooooooo!!!!! Ooooooooooooooo!!! ‘ooooooo!!!!!! Yes yes yes!!!!!!
    I feel like chair fans should speak for themselves. I don’t like being lumped into their arguement of “no one likes Dair” because that is definitely an outright lie. “chair is the only stuff worth watching” …well that’s fine for you but clearly not everyone else. I for one think they have the most recycled and boring scenes. Same thing said over and over. Chuck lets Blair go, Blair confesses her love, chuck wants Blair back the next episode. It’s getting painful to watch. I wish they would either get back together or cut it out. It’s not anything new. Which is why I like Dair so much. For once in a long time we have something actually new and fresh. Something that is not predictable at every corner. I personally love DB!

    Comment by Steph hi – February 1, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAIIIIIIIIIIIIR <3

    Comment by Diogo – February 1, 2012 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Take me there<3 and he did. I will forever hate they writers if they screw this pair up. Dan and Blair are the only thing good left on the show.

    Comment by Sara – February 1, 2012 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank goodness they took her out of that awful wedding gown! Even the hair looks better. Leighton is a beautiful girl. I can’t believe they picked a dress that actually made her look frumpy, with umkempt hair and split ends – Serena looked a million times better in the bridesmaid dress!

    Comment by Felicity – February 1, 2012 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do fans cheer for a relationship between a man (who attempted to rape a girl and abused the woman he “loves”, among other crimes) and well anyone? It is sick.

    Comment by heywhynot – February 1, 2012 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is disgusting. And then CBers have the nerve to ridicule our flawless ship with the most inane or fictitious reasons, I kinda feel sorry for them. Anyway, can’t wait for more DB centric episodes, they are perfect for each other.

      Comment by Owen – February 1, 2012 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Don’t feel bad for them. They’re entitled spoiled brats and bullies (one of them told me that she wishes I was dead on twitter after I tweeted something positive about DB). They terrorize the media, the writers and anyone in fandom who isn’t a CB fan. Dair is probably temporary and not endgame, but honestly I don’t care. Just give me cute, funny and HEALTHY scenes like these and I’ll be fine. CBers will rage and I’ll be sitting here, enjoying my popcorn.

        Comment by Tina – February 1, 2012 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Flawless Dair.Fresh and shiny <333. Don't be too pressed, furniture crazies, you're still going to get you ~epic love declaration part 95645454541524154. :)

    Comment by DictatorOfTaste – February 1, 2012 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dairport<3 Dan and Blair are the only best thing to happen to Gossip Girl. Can't wait for Monday.

    Comment by Blanca – February 1, 2012 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Take me there”. Dan took Blair There!!!! #daretodair Yay for Dairport!!!

    Comment by Lauren – February 1, 2012 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Blair’s honeymoon at the Dairport.” Ausiello we love you!

    Comment by Emma – February 1, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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