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Nathaniel Fitzwilliam Archibald is a character in the best selling Gossip Girl book series. He and Blair have an on-again-off-again relationship throughout most of the novels. Nate's Serena van der Woodsen · Blair Waldorf · Dan Humphrey; Nate Archibald; Jenny Humphrey · Chuck Bass · Vanessa Abrams · Eric van der. This week's discussion post will be about Nate Vanessa. Sorry for this Tags:! discussion, character: nate archibald, character: vanessa abrams, relationships. Nathaniel Archibald was born to Howard Archibald, a successful business Nate has a short relationship with Vanessa Abrams, but they stay friends in the final.
She assures him she won't tell, as he's recently back together with Blair. Meanwhile, Blair's mother Eleanor Waldorf reveals that Nate's parents, Howard Archibald and Anne Archibaldwere talking about how the van der Bilt family ring would eventually be Blair's.
She takes this to mean that Nate is seriously planning for their future and gets so excited that she tells Jenny. However, Jenny knows that he isn't and tells Blair about what happened at the ball.
Furious, Blair fires Jenny and she and Nate break up that evening after she explains that she knows what he did. In Seventeen CandlesNate's mom, Anne Archibaldasks him to give Blair a special family heirloom in the hopes that it will ensure Eleanor's company loyalty in the wake of his father's arrest.
However, Nate doesn't want to do so due to his break up with Blair. Outside her 17th birthday party, he runs into Jenny and they decide to take a walk instead of going inside. He reveals what his parents want him to do and she encourages him to make his own decisions.
Meanwhile Blair, having recently slept with both Nate and his best friend, Chuck Basssuspects she is pregnant. She asks Serena to buy a test for her and Serena is photographed on Gossip Girl buying it.
When having dinner with Dan later, she confesses to him that she never thought she was pregnant but that Blair did even though she never told her directly that she slept with both Chuck and Nate.
When Blair discovers she isn't pregnant, she rejects Chuck completely to focus on her new relationship with Nate. Angry at this, Chuck sends a tip to Gossip Girl that Blair slept with two guys in one week. When Nate sees the blast, he assumes it's false until a vengeful Jenny confirms the rumor. As a result, Nate breaks up with Blair, who eventually learns it was Jenny who told him.
In the The Blair Bitch ProjectNate notices the change in Jenny's attitude after Blair is dethroned as queen and she's cemented as one of the girls of the steps. He warns her to be careful not to fall out of line with her new friends but she becomes defensive and says she won't. That evening, Jenny stresses over not having anything to wear to her birthday dinner with her friends but her prayers are answered when she stumbles into Hazel Williams ' mother's closet, which is filled with designer clothes.
Nate asks what she needs that much money for and she decides not to tell him. Concerned, Nate finds Jenny's brother, Dan Humphreyand fills him in on her request. By the time he arrives home, Jenny's crime has been revealed to her friends and their father, Rufus Humphrey. Later that night, she sneaks over to Nate's to apologize and asks him to come with her to crash Blair's table at Butter. He agrees to go and Jenny gets her place back in the group.
Wanting to help, he invites Nate to move in to the loft; an offer Nate eventually accepts. While living there he becomes closer friends with Jenny and develops a small crush on her, that he acts on in Pret-a-Poor-J after he finds her taking photos in her bra with her friend Agnes Andrews. Meanwhile, Jenny has recently quit working at Waldorf Designs and set out to start her own clothing line.
Her first step is to find investors and she plans to crash an event at The Palace Hotel where many UES socialites will be and stage a guerrilla fashion show. When Nate discovers what she is doing, he agrees to support her and not stop her.
After her show is a success, she kisses him but unbeknownst to the two, Vanessa AbramsDan's childhood friend who is interested in Nate, sees.
At the same time, Dan kicks Nate out of the apartment for having a relationship with Jenny. Chuck is seen sitting alone, holding his engagement ring. Blair, still at odds with Serena, calls her mother, to tell her she's engaged.
Whalley was rumoured to play an adversarial role to Kelly Rutherford's Lily van der Woodsen but turned out to be that of Princess Sophie, Louis Grimaldi's mother. The episode received negative remarks following a controversial scene of Chuck Bass subjecting what many perceived to be domestic violence to Blair Waldorf.
The writers pulled out all the stops this week: Friends and near-strangers double-cross each other! Even Nate earns his screen time. Marsi continued his review on Chuck, stating that his behavior "leaves little room for redemption". He pays and registers for her, and after finally giving in, the two enter into a relationship.
When she finds out that Georgina Sparks is not who she says she is, Vanessa confronts her and says she knows her real name, as well as her intentions.
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Despite this fact, Georgina escapes with Dan, who continues to believe the lies she tells him. Once she's all dressed up in one of Jenny's designs, Dan tells her that she 'cleans up nice,' before the two proceed to the wedding together.
After the ceremony, Nate, burdened by the myriad of problems with his father, tells Vanessa he's not ready to be in a relationship, and the two break up. Later, Vanessa and Dan's friendship grows as they bond over their break-ups. Season 2[ edit ] Vanessa spends the summer redecorating Rufus's art gallery and turning the extra space into a cafe. Nate confides in her the financial circumstances of his father's debts and although the two seem interested in each other, Nate is continuously too busy to hang out with her.
Vanessa pushes him away because of this, but he confesses that he does want a relationship with her. During a citywide blackout, however, the older woman Nate slept with throughout summer, Catherine, threatens to turn Nate's father into the police if Nate ever leaves her.
Vanessa sacrifices her relationship with Nate for the Captain's safety and tells Nate she doesn't want to be with him. Later, Vanessa snaps a photo of Catherine when she sees the older woman making out with her stepson, hoping to use it as blackmail.
She learns the consequences of her meddling, however, when she realizes that telling Catherine's husband of her affairs left Nate as penniless as ever, whereas Blair was going to gain back the Archibald's riches. Nate becomes upset with Vanessa, not because she made him lose the money, but because she never confided in him. Vanessa helps Jenny convince Rufus to let her do home-schooling.
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She further displays her charitable side by helping save the Brooklyn Inn from auction and petitioning for landmark status. When Blair refuses to cooperate with the charity, Vanessa blackmails her by using the photo of Catherine and Lord Marcus kissing, which, if exploited, would humiliate Blair. The Queen of Constance is therefore forced to comply, but conspires with Chuck to destroy Vanessa. The two intend to seduce and humiliate her. At Lily's housewarming party, Vanessa witnesses the more vulnerable side of Chuck and the two bond briefly.
She's embarrassed, however, when she learns it was all Blair's ploy, and turns her back on them both. During Jenny's guerrilla fashion show, Vanessa spots Nate and Jenny kissing. She feels betrayed by both of them, since she still had feelings for Nate and since she and Jenny were such close friends.
In turn, on Thanksgiving, Vanessa hides an important letter from Jenny. This letter was a confession of Nate's feelings for Jenny and his desire to be with her. Not knowing about the letter that was kept from her, Jenny reconciles her friendship with Vanessa. Around Christmastime, Vanessa and Nate repair their relationship, which they try to hide from Jenny.
The blond discovers a picture of them kissing on Gossip Girl, however, and embarrasses Vanessa by giving her a see-through dress, which everyone mocks at the Snowflake Ball. A teary-eyed Vanessa runs off, leaving Nate to tell Jenny that she's not the girl he thought she was. He chooses Vanessa and the two speed away in a taxi as a brokenhearted Jenny watches from afar.
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Vanessa tries not to interfere with Serena and Dan's relationship, and instead celebrates her 2-month anniversary with Nate at the opera, where the two happily kiss and mock the other theater-goers.
When the seniors of Constance Billiard and St. Jude's are forced to put on a play, Nate worries that Vanessa is attracted to the play's director, seeing as the two have so much in common. This leads to a heated argument between Vanessa and him, in which the two fight about their differences and insecurities.
Later, Vanessa goes to Nate's house and they make up, deciding to watch the Age of Innocence together. Vanessa and Nate make plans to travel Europe together over summer break.
Nate feels manipulated by his family to intern at the mayor's office and Vanessa worries that he's being controlled by his grandfather. Eventually, Nate decides he will intern for the mayor, which he announces in a speech.
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After hearing this, a disappointed Vanessa leaves the party. She goes over to the Humphreys, where she tells Jenny that her relationship with Nate might in fact be over. A week later, Vanessa and Chuck see Blair and Nate hugging. The two then conspire to tear their friendship apart. Vanessa attempts to make Nate jealous by kissing Chuck at Jenny's party, but when Nate and Blair appear unfazed, Vanessa and Chuck really do sleep together. In the season finale, Vanessa and Nate catch up and become friends at the Constance-St.
A week later, Nate tells her that the mayor hit on him, so he quit his internship.