Serena van der Woodsen was the 'it girl' around the Upper East Side with her bff and partner in crime, Blair Waldorf, always by her side until Serena committed the ultimate crime against Blair - the stealing of the boyfriend! Or rather, the drunken sleeping with the bf.
Because of this and other wild child acts, Serena was off to boarding school, only to return right when us viewers entered the scene. Serena had to work her way back into the good graces of the Upper East Siders. Her next main squeeze became Brooklyn boy Dan Humphrey, though this is far from the end of Serena's story.
Chuck: I'm gonna have to tell my parents the hotel they just bought is serving minors.
Serena: And if you order a drink, they're also serving pigs.
Chuck: I love it when you talk dirty. - 1.1, Pilot
Dan: You've never? You're not a...
Serena: No. No, I wish. It's just...nobody's ever looked at the way you just did. In fact, I don't think they looked at me at all. - 1.7, Victor Victrola
Serena: You know, we should talk about this though. About us. About eventually.
Dan: Definitely, yes. Yes.
Serena: Or we can just get it over with in a broom closet. - 1.7, Victor Victrola
Serena (to Chuck): Ah. Incest, the universal taboo. One of the, uh, only ones you haven't violated.
Chuck: I'm game if you are. - 1.12, School Lies
Serena (to Dan): Okay. I will see you back in the city. Fully clothed. With lots of people around. Okay? - 2.2, Never Been Marcused
Serena (to Blair): Well, if you can't find common ground with a dictator, I don't know who can. - 2.2, Never Been Marcused
Serena (to Chuck): You are not using Blair as sexual Drano! - 2.3, The Dark Night
Serena: Like when she married a raging cokehead that left blow everywhere?
Eric: It wasn't everywhere. Just on the smooth, shiny surfaces. - 2.6, New Haven Can Wait
Serena: I don't know. I had enough trouble with the idea of mom and Rufus dating, but now I share a sibling with my boyfriend. That's little more hillbilly than I can handle. - 2.15, Gone with the Will
Source: Gossip Girl Insider
Love It/Hate It
Constantly in the public eye and usually with frivolous spending at her fingertips, this girl is ultimate fashion forward! But she has a few misses now and then too. She sexes up that drab school uniform like nobody can and wears smokin' hot (and age-inappropriate) stylish dresses when out causing trouble.
Fav Love Interest
Of the love interests we've known so far for Serena, though I think they have more to work through to truly fit, Dan is my favorite! If their parents stick out their romance, Dan and Serena's relationship will continue to be awkward, but I think Dan and Serena have a real enough connection that Dan is the one I'd love to see ultimately end up with Serena.
Juiciest Gossip Girl Scandal
While we only saw the ripple effects of this scandal, I think to date the biggest scandal for Serena reveled on Gossip Girl was her drunkenly sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend, aka Nate, then disappearing without a trace. Many more scandals have been reasonably life-altering, but since this one was quite true (unlike the pregnancy rumor when Serena was spotted buying a pregnancy test for Blair), Serena's Nate scandal caused her to go off to boarding school and actually change her life in a big way... and also in a way her friendships will never truly be repaired. Talk about a scandal!
What are your favs for Serena?
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