The childhood best friend of Dan Humphrey. Prior to Dan's relationship with Serena, she and Dan were inseparable, and the two developed a mutual attraction that was dashed when she moved to Vermont. A year later, she returned to move in with her big sister, just as Dan was trying to make things work out with Serena. Despite her continued attraction to Dan, she backed off when she saw that Dan genuinely loved Serena. Later, she strikes up a relationship with Nate Archibald but they break up before the summer and resume by the time it's over. Unlike most of the cast, Vanessa is home-schooled, and thus has the free time to man a cafe she added to Rufus's art gallery during his summer absence. After many complications with Nate, ranging from his summer fling with Catherine Mason and subsequent troubles, his sudden relationship with Jenny and his return to the Vanderbilt family circle, their relationship ends when Nate and Blair get back together. Nate's one-time favor of her applying to college has led her to attend NYU. Vanessa then embarks on a relationship with Scott Ronsson that ends when she is forced to let him go because of the damage it could do to Rufus and Lily's relationship.
Vanessa Abrams Quotes
|Season 4 / Episode 22: - The Wrong Goodbye|
Vanessa Abrams: [into her cell phone] Hey, Dan.
Dan Humphrey: [into his phone] Are you okay? I didn't hear from you when you got in. Is Charlie there?
Vanessa Abrams: No, she isn't. I got caught up. I found your book. "Inside by Daniel Humphrey". It's incredible!
Dan Humphrey: You went through my stuff? Vanessa, you had no right to do that!
Vanessa Abrams: I know. I'm sorry. It was just lying there on your desk so I read it. This has got to be best satire about the Upper East Side since Bonfire of the Vanities. How long have you been working on this?
Dan Humphrey: Five years... off and on. Now, put it back where you found it and we can forget you ever found it.
Vanessa Abrams: I always thought Serena was the reason you fell into the Upper East Side. But after reading this... it was more then that.
Dan Humphrey: Vanessa, seriously... this is none of your business.
Vanessa Abrams: You always wanted in... maybe more then Jenny.
Dan Humphrey: [sighs] Of course the irony of it is that if I now ever show it to anyone it will permanently guarantee my outsider status forever.
Vanessa Abrams: Dan, you know as well as I do that you are, and always will be, an outsider to that drama-filled, scandalous, upper class, snobbish high society life just like me. You can't be an insider and make great art. You have to stand alone to observe it and you must not care who's feelings you hurt or what people will think of you.
Dan Humphrey: Those people are my friends. My best friends, now. My family.
Vanessa Abrams: Those "people" were never your friends. They use people just like you describe in your book. It's not like they come across worse then you do. And there's a certain someone who might like how she's painted in your book and I'm not talking about Serena. Get it published. Take a stand. Be a great man instead of always being a good boy.
Dan Humphrey: Serena found Charlie. I need to go. Put the book back and get out of my room... and my life.
Vanessa Abrams: Dan, this is important! We need to talk about this. Don't just drop everything and run off to help them. Meet me at the loft or someplace tonight where we can talk.
Dan Humphrey: Good bye, Vanessa! Don't ever call, write, or visit me or my friends or family ever again!
Vanessa Abrams: When are you going to realize that you are a better person until the day you asked Serena out four years ago?
Dan Humphrey: When are you going to realize that I had better life until the day you climbed up my fire escape and interrupted me and Serena four years ago? Good bye, and good riddens!
|Season 4 / Episode 16: - While You Weren't Sleeping|
Dan Humphrey: What are you doing here? This is Serena's brother's birthday party. It's not okay for you to just show up here since you are no longer welcome.
Vanessa Abrams: All I want to do is apologize to you for the part I played in what happened with Serena. I had no idea that was Juliet's plan. You know me, Dan. I would never be okay with things going that far.
Dan Humphrey: Your apology is NOT accepted. That's what my sister said to me before she came clean. You, on the other hand, pointed the finger at her and left town.
Vanessa Abrams: Wow. I guess now I can never come back here. Not even with you. My mother was right. You really have become corrupted by this high society life. I'm leaving.
Dan Humphrey: Good! I'm not going to chase after you, Vanessa.
Vanessa Abrams: And I wouldn't stop for you if you did! Juliet said a lot of things but she was right about one of them. I'm an outsider around here, and always will be.
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