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The relationship between Nate and Serena, also known as Serenate, is the close romantic relationship between Serena van der Woodsen and Nate Archibald. Nate goes to Dan when his sister, Jenny Humphrey, asks for an odd favor. "Last Tango, Then Paris" is the 65th episode of the CW television series, Gossip Girl. It's also Meanwhile, Jenny goes to Chuck's hotel to hang out with Nate but instead finds a sad Chuck drowning his . Serena van der Woodsen · Blair Waldorf · Dan Humphrey · Nate Archibald · Jenny Humphrey · Chuck Bass · Vanessa. Oh, Nate Archibald, you were a wonderful man, but just never the right guy for any of the girls you dated on Gossip Girl. Even though it was such a sad moment knowing that Blair and Nate's relationship was really ending, we still got to Though I'm sure Jenny could take care of herself, Nate came to the.
Serena is so upset at being used to help Tripp's campaign for Congressman that she informs the Buckleys of Nate's trick and is rewarded by settling Carter's debt Enough About Eve. On election day in The Grandfather: After several polls predict Tripp to lose the election, a man who appears to have fallen into the Hudson River is saved by Tripp, who is hailed as a hero. However, when Vanessa later reviews her video footage, she realizes that the man who nearly drowned was paid off to give Tripp an edge in the last hours of the election.
Vanessa confronts Nate about this fact and he is horrified at the thought. She admits that she is selling the footage to New York 1, a news network, and Nate pleads with her to wait until after the election. She tells him that it is unethical, but he accuses her of only wanting the fame of catching the story.
Nate returns to the campaign office to confront his grandfather for setting up the scheme, but he denies any involvement. Worried about the video's affect on the outcome of the election, Nate hires a person to pretend to be the woman buying the footage for New York to keep it out of the media. Vanessa ends up finding out about his betrayal, and the story is revealed on the news anyway. Nate takes matters into his own hands and takes the blame for orchestrating the fake drowning, and Tripp ends up winning the election.
After the election, Serena is hired by Tripp to work for his office as Congressman, and the two begin to develop feelings for each other They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They? Nate tries to talk her out of these feelings, as Tripp is a married Congressman and has too much to lose, and volunteers to help her avoid him until he leaves for Washington D.
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While distracting her, he admits to her that he used to love her and tried to tell her, but told Jenny instead. As they're about to kiss, Tripp interrupts them, having found out his wife Maureen had set up the Hudson drowning scheme, and seeks out Serena for comfort.
In The Treasure of Serena MadreNate informs Maureen, who has suspicions about an affair, about Serena and Tripp's feelings for each other and steals a security tape from The Empire of Tripp and Serena kissing in the elevator.
Tripp decides to leave his wife, encouraging Serena to be with him. While leaving to go away with Tripp, Serena is caught by Nate who tells her how he feels. She once again leaves him heartbroken, choosing Tripp. They head to a house outside the city in The Debarted and hide out for awhile, until Tripp leaves for an afternoon; claiming he's meeting with William.
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Serena becomes bored and calls Nate to see if he knows of anything she can do. While on the phone, Nate tells her that William is out of town and can't be meeting Tripp. He's meeting with Maureen, who proposes that he can stay with Serena behind the scenes so long as they stay married in public. Maureen goes to the house and blackmails Serena into accepting with a letter from her father William van der Woodsen that she found at the VDW's. When Tripp returns, they head back to the city but end up in a major car accident.
Tripp flees the scene and Nate discovers the accident on his way to the house. At the hospital, Tripp tries to get in and see Serena but Nate punches him and tells him to leave. After Nate saves Jenny after she is drugged The Empire Strikes Jackshe begins to develop feelings for him despite knowing he's with Serena.
Meanwhile, Nate and Serena begin to experience problems, from miscommunication regarding the speed of their relationship, distrust over Serena lying about her adventures with Carter Baizen to find her dad The Unblairable Lightness of Beingand hiding her mother's illness. Jenny attempts to sabotage the couple so she can be with Nate. They later end up reconciling, and leave their friendship on good terms. Things with Serena are tested again in Ex-Husbands and Wives when he calls the cops after discovering that William lied about her mother being sick.
He finds it in his heart to forgive her; however, Serena breaks up with him, saying that while she does love him, she needs a break from them. Nate, hurt, ends all connections to Serena, and tells Vanessa who is currently away in Haiti, doing an internship with CNN about what happened between her and Dan compromising their relationship, and ends the episode moving on from Serena.
Season Four When the series resumes, it's revealed Nate spent the summer sleeping through Chuck's little black book to get over Serena. Before he returns to college he meets Juliet Sharpa fellow Columbia student who helps him realize that he still has feelings for Serena that makes him act reckless Belles de Jour.
When Serena returns to the city Double Identity and tries to resume her friendship with Nate, he realizes he's still angry at her and begins too fall for Juliet and they begin a relationship The Undergraduates. Their relationship goes smoothly until he begins to suspect that Juliet is hiding something from him and confronts her about it, but discovers she has a brother in prison. To make up for lying, she invites him to her apartment; but it's revealed she paid a doorman to let her use an apartment in the building for the night Touch of Eva.
Nate's father is transferred to Riker's Island Prison, where he is assaulted by Juliet's brother Ben Donovan as a way to send a message to Juliet about dating Nate.
Feeling guilty, she breaks up with Nate to keep him and his family safe Easy J. When trying to return her things to her in Juliet Doesn't Live Here Anymorehe discovers she lied to him about her apartment.
He teams up with Vanessa to discover what she's really hiding, and takes Juliet out while Vanessa searches her real apartment. While having coffee, he learns that she is poor and returns all her clothes after wearing them once, and lives in a walk up building with cheap furniture. He invites her to the ballet that night and tells Vanessa to end the search because he has the truth.
While in the apartment, Vanessa steals photos of Serena kissing her professor Colin Forrester and tells Nate at the ballet that she's planning to tell the Dean. Nate tells her not to, but she tries to anyway, with Juliet's help. Blair manages to get the USB with the pictures and drops it in champagne.
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Afterwards, Nate, Chuck, Serena, and Blair confront Juliet and he tells her that he doesn't trust her and never will again. After ending things with Juliet, he decides to try again with Serena back. He meets her outside her building and confesses that he still has feelings for her. In order to end his competition with Dan for Serena in The Witches of Bushwick, they decide to each invite her on a date and whoever's date she agrees to go on, gets to be with her.
Nate wants to take her to watch him play a game of lacrosse, and then to dinner with all their old friends who will tell them how perfect they are together. However, Juliet, Jenny, and Vanessa are teamed up to ruin Serena. Jenny steals Serena's sim card and when Nate and Dan text her inviting her out, she agrees to both dates. On Thanksgiving, Nate learns his mother filed from divorce from his father. He tries to get them back together and it works Gaslituntil he learns Howard is up for parole and bought a house outside the city.
He tells Anne, who decides once and for all to end her marriage to save her social reputation than her marriage. After the holidays, Nate begins to worry that Howard isn't following the rules of his parole and is partying too much.
After Bass enemy Russell Thorpe returns to town and throws a party, Nate learns that Howard has missed more than one job interview. At the masquerade ball in The Handmaiden's TaleBlair enlists Serena's help to pull off a scavenger hunt for Nate, where his prize is having sex with her.
Serena agrees to help but at the ball, the last thing on Nate's mind is the game. At the end of the night, he mistakes Jenny Humphrey for Serena and admits to her that he still has feelings for Serena before kissing her. In Victor VictrolaBlair hears from her mother, Eleanor Waldorfthat Nate is planning to give her his great grandmother's diamond ring. Soon after, she learns from Jenny about what happened at the masquerade ball. During a dinner with her mother, Nate, and Anne and Howard Archibaldshe tries on the ring against her wishes.
Later that night, Blair witnesses Howard punching Nate in the face and being arrested.
She confronts Nate about his feelings for Serena right after, then asks if he loves her. When he doesn't answer, she breaks up with him. That night, she loses her virginity to Chuck. On Blair's seventeenth birthday in Seventeen Candlesshe hopes that Nate will reverse his decision to distance himself from her and doesn't tell anyone they're broken up.
Meanwhile, Nate is dealing with the recent scandal involving the arrest of his father for fraud and embezzlement. Not wanting her family to suffer anymore, Anne asks him to get back with Blair to secure Eleanor's support through the scandal.
At Blair's birthday, Chuck admits he has feelings for her and makes a bet that Nate won't call at midnight the way he does every year. Blair, confident Nate will call, takes the bet.
However, midnight comes and goes without Nate's call. Upset by this, she confesses to all her guests that they're broken up and ends up hooking up with Chuck again that night.
Nate tells his parents that he won't pretend to be interested in Blair to get to her mother. In Hi, Societythe Archibald family scandal has subsided. Finally not feeling stressed anymore, Nate realizes he misses Blair; especially when he learns she will be attending the Debutante Ball with someone else.
He goes to her apartment and tells her that he misses her, then pleads with her to go with him instead. She accepts, and a jealous Chuck schemes to keep them apart. He sets up Nate to punch Carter Baizen at the ball, resulting in getting him kicked out. Later that night, Blair realizes what Chuck did and has sex with Nate. Chuck and Nate head to Monaco for Christmas, but return shortly after. Dan calls Serena immediately after, only to find out that she and Blair are on their way to Paris.
Just as he is looking at tickets for Air France, Georgina walks in and tells him that she is pregnant with his son. Meanwhile, Jenny is being seen off by Rufus, Lily and Eric as she leaves for her mother's house in Hudson. The season finally ends with Chuck in Prague walking out of a bar very drunk. He is grabbed by muggers who proceed to rob him.
He tells them to take him to a bank and he will give them money but they instead pull out a box from his jacket with an engagement ring in it showing that Chuck was going to propose to Blair. He tells them he will give them whatever they want, just give him the box, and as he lunges out for it, one of the muggers shoots him. The final shot is of Chuck lying on the ground. Reception[ edit ] "Last Tango, Then Paris" had received mixed to positive reviews from critics and was viewed by a live audience of 1.
Gibbs, from TV Fanatic, gave the episode a 3.
He praised Dorota's storyline by saying that "watching her become a mom was really sweet, even if all the characters showing up there was a big stretch". Estes, from TV Overmind, had also praised Taylor Momsen's performance in the episode and said that he "wish that Jenny had of gotten her own spin-off", and questions that if her send-off in this episode means that the show's writers have a " Katherine Heigl " situation on their hands". She said that she loved Blair's smackdows on Jenny, and had also compared many scenes with the pilot episode.