Love triangles of TV and film
By Emily Christianson, Lora Victorio, Jevon Phillips and Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times
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'Gossip Girl'( Patrick Harbron / The CW; Giovanni Rufino / The CW )
Angles of the love triangle: Before she watched a guy OD and before she ran off to boarding school, Serena van der Woodsen slept with Nate Archibald. Upon returning to New York, she dated Dan. That went on for a while. Eventually, she went back to Nate. But Dan Humphrey wanted her too. So they told her she had to choose. She did. But timing was never Serena's strong suit and the complications and double-crossings of "Gossip Girl" kept her star-crossed fate sealed.
Final equation: As with everything else on the show, this plot line has been dropped and picked up so many times that it's hard to declare a final mash-up. Anyone who finds clear victory today is just as likely to be found sobbing in a pillow or hooking up with Georgina Sparks tomorrow. Not to mention the fact that Serena's best friend Blair Waldorf sparked the interest of one Lonely Boy Dan Humphrey. Drama, drama, drama.