In I Will Aways Love You, it was revealed that Vanessa grew her hair out.
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However, in the next episode, she and Serena bond over Guitar Hero after Dan explains that Vanessa is his best friend and that the two will always share a special bond from their childhood.
Later, Serena and Vanessa engage in conversation and get to know each other better.
Vanessa helps Dan's younger sister, Jenny Humphrey, sneak into a masquerade ball, and she decides to sneak in herself, where she spots Dan and attempts to reconcile their relationship.