According to Gossip Girl, over the summer Dan went from "Lonely Boy to Playboy". Dan occupied himself দ্বারা having continuous dates throughout the summer, with Serena still on his mind. Due to Dan's emotional complications, he is unable to complete an essay he was to submit. This ultimately results in his being fired due to his lack of commitment. Upon being fired from his summer job, he heads to the Hamptons upon realizing that he has been missing Serena. He hopes that দ্বারা seeing Serena he will realize that they made the right decision, and he can সরানো on.