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29 Times "Gossip Girl" Characters Rightfully Knocked Serena Down A Few Pegs

It's what she deserves.

Let's face it: Serena was one of the worst characters on Gossip Girl.

I have to admit I took a certain pleasure in seeing her put in her place. (Don't pretend you didn't.) Allow me to present to you the best times the other characters showed Serena no mercy.

1. When Blair reminded Serena of the state of her life:

Serena saying she's excited to have a whole summer to figure things out and Blair responding "First of all, S, you didn't go to school this year and you haven't had a real job in months so life is kind of like summer for you"

2. ...And then didn't even let her recover before burning her again:

Serena saying "I really am going to change" and Blair replying "Why? All the drama, it's who you are"

3. When Georgina made her feelings clear:

"Why do you automatically assume I'm the one lying? If your opinion actually mattered to me, I'd be insulted"

4. And so did Nate:

"I mean, I wish I could say I was happy to see you"

5. When Dan made fun of Serena's pampered upbringing:

"Remember we don't have any servants here, so if you see anyone besides me, call the police"

6. When Blair was not afraid to tell Serena the truth:

Serena saying "Compliment me. Tell me my hair looks beautiful" and Blair responding "But your hair looks disgusting. Did you even shower?"

7. ...More than once:

"With all your Dan issues, it's obvious you think your romantic fate was sealed in the 11th grade"

8. When she again called Serena out for being the same person she was in high school:

"I didn't 'take' Dan, that's not how relationships work. You would know that if you'd grown up at all since high school"

9. When Nate didn't let Serena get off so easily when she broke up with him:

Serena saying "it's not you..." and Nate cutting her off with "Oh, it's not you, it's me, right? Yes, Serena. It IS you"

10. When Serena's high school headmistress came up to roast her choice in college:

"I know I was always hard on you, Serena, but it was only because I thought you could become something. I had hoped you'd leave New York. See the world. Maybe find your place somewhere far away from all this. Oh well. Maybe after college?"

11. When Blair roasted Serena's taste in men:

Serena saying "It's like choosing between eclairs and Napoleons. They're both delicious" and Blair responding "Except Humphrey's a donut"

12. And again, when she found out Dan and Serena were back together:

"I'm really happy for you. I'm going to go vomit now"

13. When Serena filmed Dan while they were having sex without his consent so she could send it to Gossip Girl and get revenge on Blair, and then had the audacity to use it to say she and Dan were meant to be:

Serena saying "Now there's nothing standing in the way of us" and Dan replying "Serena, there is no us. There's only you"

14. When the gang found out Serena was faking her identity, so they played along while also hinting the truth to her new beau:

Nate saying "she loves surprises," Dan adding "She has so many surprises you could write a book about them," and Georgina finishing with "Where to end that book is the challenge"

15. When Serena wasn't even within earshot and Chuck felt the need to roast her for tricking him into meeting up with his mother:

Elizabeth saying "Your friend Serena told me that you know who I am" and Chuck responding "Friend is a pretty loose term right now"

16. And then Serena tried to intervene and force Chuck to speak to her, and Blair put her in her place:

Serena getting up saying "I'm going over there" and Blair responding "Serena, sit your ass down"

17. When Serena (rightfully) claimed she hadn't kissed both Nate and Dan, and they (rightfully) called her out for all her past wishy-washy behavior:

"So this mystery person texted us from Paris too, AND used us to make some adjunct professor jealous, AND stood us up?"

18. And then Blair dragged her to hell for always putting the blame on others:

"So Nate, Dan, and Anne are all liars. That's a lot of people to blame, even for you"

19. When once again, Serena wasn't even there and Eric literally read her life:

Lily saying "Your sister just withdrew from Columbia" and Eric responding "Alienate everybody, drop out of school, run away? That sounds like Serena"

20. When Blair called Serena OUT for showing up everywhere randomly:

"I must have totally blanked on the part where I invited you over"

21. And so did Dan, albeit a little more playfully:

Serena walking into Dan's room in a fancy dress and him responding "Hey. You're a little overdressed for the study date I didn't know we had"

22. When Serena got eviscerated by her own mother:

"I knew you wanted someone. But let's face it, Serena. You don't have boyfriends. You have life rafts"

23. When Blair made her feelings clear about Serena's new profession:

Serena saying she's going to work on her blog and Blair responding "Well, how hard can that be? I mean, if you write about how many strokes it takes to brush your hair, people will read it"

24. And then gave her a backhanded compliment a breath later:

"I always thought you were too good to blog"

25. When Dan straight up destroyed Serena's entire life in a single sentence:

"Frankly, it would be the kind of desperate, attention-seeking stunt that would prove you're every bit as shallow and sad as the character in my book"

26. When Blair was straight up with her:

"Since we're not friends anymore, let me speak frankly. You're not that smart. You lack focus and discipline. Charm is all well and good, but in the real world, knowledge is power"

27. And also basically summed up Serena's personality in a few words:

"Because you take everything from me! Nate, my mom! You can't even help it! It's who you are"

28. When Serena gave Gossip Girl pages of Blair's diary and Blair succinctly summed up her feelings about it:

Serena saying "Like all those terrible things you said about me — that's not how you really feel!" And Blair responding "It is now"

29. And finally, when Dan simultaneously complimented Serena and brought up her issues:

"She's going to grow up to have fabulous hair and a great smile but her daddy issues are going to make it really hard for her to trust people."

Me after reading all these: