Vanessa dating gossip girl
Dan and Vanessa's relationship was one that needed to be explored at some point on-screen. That was something that Dan and Rufus agreed on when Gossip Girl's identity was revealed in the series finale. However, the events leading up to that GG blast didn't need to happen.
In the pilot, Chuck tried to take things too far with Jenny on a rooftop. Two years later, Jenny had her first adult experience with Chuck, something that never should have happened.
After that, there was no reason for it to continue. If the Gossip Girl reveal didn't change that, nothing could.
The only good thing to come of it was them realizing in season 2 they were truly over. On the one hand, leaving the city was best for Jenny.
It took until season 3 for the two to give a relationship a try.
They also reconnected on their backpacking trip between seasons 2 and 3, but that was one night.
With at least one pairing, it was a relief that the series took that step from friends to more for a little while.
In at least one case, having two characters get (and stay) together was the right move.
Sure, they hit a bump in the beginning, when Blair tried to break them up, but that was it.
They benefited from not being one of the main couples because they could just be together and happy.
It meant the end of unnecessary drama and the will-they-won't-they aspect of their relationship.