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It looks like Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) are going to be spending an awful lot of time together when “Gossip Girl” returns — whether they (and Chuck and Blair fans) like it or not.

In the second episode back, “Damien Darko” (airing Monday, Jan. 31), Blair lands her dream internship at W Magazine. Her dream quickly turns into a nightmare when she learns that  Humphrey has landed one of the coveted positions as well. We really like this move. It is the perfect situation for the two characters to have more interaction without it feeling too forced.

The CW was kind enough to release some stills from the episode, and as expected, they are Dair-heavy. We have Dan and Blair — gasp! — sitting on the floor filling swag bags, Dan and Blair mingling with W’s editor Stefano Tonchi (because all interns obviously get to schmooze with editors) and Dan and Blair fighting over a stapler.

While Dan and Blair are adorably duking it out at W, Chuck (Ed Westwick) seems to have finally met his match in Russell Thorpe (Michael Boatman) and his daughter Raina (Tika Sumpter) and Nate (Chace Crawford) receives some alarming news about The Captain’s (Sam Robards) business prospects. 

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