During a dramatic party, she and Dan briefly reconcile their relationship and return to New York.
After a disastrous double date with Dan and a new transfer, Amanda, that ends with two of Blair's mean girls throwing Nair at Amanda and Dan accusing Serena of being behind it, Serena takes matters into her own hands and easily re-establishes herself as Queen, thus reigniting her rivalry with Blair.
Serena confronts Georgina, only to draw her anger, prompting Georgina to destroy her relationship with Dan and blackmail her with knowledge of a particular event in the past: she accidentally killed a man.
She returns to New York pursued by Gabriel after he broke up with Poppy and finds herself in a new relationship.
She is described to have an effortless way about her.
Serena is charismatic, charming, talented, funny, kind, care-free and laid-back.
Many of the girls at the Constance Billard school accuse her of using her good looks as a means to secure everything she wants.
She is not particularly academically skilled, but she is often told that she is not meeting her full potential.