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@jenkins: Yeah well said! "I know I'm getting strung along as a Chuck and Blair fan but these two are the best thing the show has and will ever have. Their scenes just make it worth watching despite how short it was. I cannot wait for next week because that will be worth watching. Chuck and Blair, best thing on GG."
Chuck and Blair were why I took a shot with the episode to begin with, in all honesty. At first I thought Blair was cruel to be asking Chuck to help "fix" Louis and her fairy tale but as the episode unraveled it revealed Blair wanted to know this Chuck and she wanted to know why she thought she turned men "evil". And I kind of liked how it was handled in that Chuck said what I've believed all along- that Blair was his lightness and the one thing in this world that he found good and sane in his chaos.I also loved Chuck was honest and open with Blair.When he said, "You never pulled me to the dark side. You were the lightest thing that ever came into my life," it made me tear up and I don't cry often. I think Chuck so wants her happiness because he only sees darkness in himself. Chuck and Blair both made mistakes but Chuck is doing everything he can to give her what he feels he can't- happiness. It's tragic and sad but , in the end, I think he'll get that he can make Blair happy.
In fact, I hope she continues to gain the trust of most of the other main cast members and makes herself established enough on the UES so that nothing can shake her.
I have to say, Charlie really brought it this episode. She has the perfect characteristics for this show. The closing scene of today's episode was testament to that. I hope she's a fixture on this show. She has a cut throat attitude about her that's reminiscent of old school blair. She'll do whatever it takes to get what she wants/needs. If I had to compare her to others that have dropped in on the show, she'd take the top spot. You never know what she's going to do and say next to keep herself on the UES.
Can the writers just put Chuck and Blair back together again? I feel like their only goal is to come up with meaningless plots (louis,Dan) just to keep them apart. Why not for once, give the audience what they really want with Chuck and Blair? These two are captivating and we all want them together, so the dragging out is getting pointless.
Ok I wrote a really long post for like 20 minutes and it got sent to moderation and never got published, it's late so this was it:
Nate was great, he got more interesting. I don't think he's witnessing Tripp in a car crash in next week's promo like some people are saying online.
Charlie/Ivy and the Rhodes didn't bothered me but the story has some holes. Cece has cancer again or something else? The party was supposed to be in Studio 54 and the penthouse thing was a pre party but then they all acted like it was the actual party, where were the other guest? What's the deal with the real Charlie Rhodes, does she even exist? She should exist based on the yearbook page Max had and Carol took from his coat (great move from her part). Btw, this episode I found Max annoying, for the first time. The thing around Rufus neck in his custome: awful, I know you are in the 70's but still.
Dan's storyline: cute. For the first time I liked Alessandra, probably due to her first display o
I loved all the Chuck and Blair scenes, as short as they were but I too am scared Chuck and Blair are in an accident. What if Louis caused it too? I bet it pulls Chuck and Blair apart and I'm so tired of that. It's obvious they love and want each other, not frogs or muppet paupers from Brooklyn. Chuck and Blair fans need to see them together and happy for a change.
also, about the promos-
if you look at the canadian one, chuck is smiling- possibly with tears in his eyes- after blair says she loves him. and if you compare it to the us promo, chuck is also smiling as he kisses blair. chuck bass rarely smiles. my heart is melting. but it is so sad that it all has to end with a car crash. another tragedy for chair? please don't rip them apart yet again!
it would be a killer plot twist if louis set up the accident. and then manipulated blair into marrying him. i prefer evil louis to bland louis any day!
ok did anyone watch the candadian promo! I'm freakin out right now cuse im pretty sure that the limo nates is following is chuck and blairs with paparazzi behind them ( there was a scene with paparazzi taking pics of blair in her home earlier in the promo) and then you hear a car crash and nate saying o my god! Please tell me that chuck and blair don't have a renactement of princess dianas crash! i think thats what theyre trying to do.
Liked the episode a lot. Cece's always been one of my faves, Charlie is finally starting to grow on me, and Nate actually had an interesting storyline of his own for once. I do agree that Serena and Dan were both underused, although his conversation with his agent was hilarious (that they were actually the ones fighting with each other on twitter).
The best part of the ep, of course, was Chuck and Blair. Just heartbreaking stuff. I haven't always felt for Blair this season, because she gets kind of annoying when she's with Louis, but I could really feel her confusion and heartache in these scenes. Her reaction when she found out Chuck got rid of the ring was just so sad.
Can't wait for next week, the promo looks awesome! I'm happy to see Blair and Dan friends again, although I don't like them as a couple at all, and the Blair and Chuck scenes look fantastic.
I think Blair and Chuck continue to be the only reason to stay tuned to Gossipgirl at this point. I find the other story lines a bit boring and nonsensical, yet Ivy intrigues me. At first I thought CeCe knew it wasn't really Charlie but now I'm confused. Also, I hope Cece isn't dying. That would be terrible. Let Dan Humphrey get hit by a bus or something, but not Cece.
I know I'm getting strung along as a Chuck and Blair fan but these two are the best thing the show has and will ever have. Their scenes just make it worth watching despite how short it was. I cannot wait for next week because that will be worth watching. Chuck and Blair, best thing on GG.
I liked this episode ok, the only reason I didn't completely dislike it was because of Chuck and Blair. I was mad they hardly interacted but what they had made up for that. Epic these two!
There was a little too much Ivy but since CeCe was there I'll forgive!
Dan was just pathetic, though I'm glad the writers pretty much acknowledged he's the worst and most hated character now that Jenny and V are gone.
Loved Cece- what a fiesty lady!
Ivy-was manipulative and cunning. About time someone was smart on the show
Chuck and Blair- best thing about the show and next week we get them kissing and Blair saying she loves Chuck and it's always been him!
im very open to the idea of chair or dair....i was a massive fan of chair but then dair came along and surprised me...people will say they are boring but you cant deny it...they have chemistry even if it was just friendship....they were entertaining to watch. I mean blair is a schemer but its nice to see her indulge in things she always claims to like but we never see coz she is too busy fighting with serena or playing sex games with chuck. in saying that...i do love chair. However despite chair's history Im kinda hoping that dan will at least try and win blair...it will make for better tv rather than dan give up so easily.
your right though, chair wont get back together at the end of the episode because of the wedding next year...and they wouldnt show it in the preview. they prob get back together for 5 minutes then the crash happens. blair blaming chuck for the crash is a total blair thing to do. i mean if chuck has changed at all, he will be the one that lets her
Ya this episode sucked but i hardly think Chair's whopping 3 mins of air time brought it down.
"Chuck insists she wasn't, and he's correct. His self-destructive tendencies were caused by a fear of losing her, and only he is to blame. But their connection is one that clearly provokes intense passion.
Together, Chair can be very combustible. We've seen them at their best and, individually, at moments they would rather forget. Now the question is whether by letting her go, Chuck lost her for good.
I'm betting not. With Louis out of the picture for two episodes and the (former?) Basshole's stock rising by the hour, there's no way she's marrying the prince. The Chuck-Blair tension will soon boil over."
Well said. I just want Chuck and Blair back. I'm rather tired of all these obstacles, including a very dull Dan who I could care less about.
As a DAIR fan, I don't even want to watch next week after seeing Blair kissing Chuck and talking to him in the Canadian promo. I think the episode will end with the crash, and that will be the cliffhanger we are left with until after Christmas. This season is moving SO, SO, SO slowly.
I wouldn't call it the Rhodes to Nowhere... I actually enjoyed this episode quite a bit, but yes, there were flaws too.
Things I LOVED:
1. Blair's reaction to the news of Chuck returning the engagement ring: Definitely highlighted Leighton's range as an actress- I really could sense all of the raw emotion and it felt as if Blair was about to cry before she quickly and awkwardly escaped the therapy session. FINALLY everything between Blair and Chuck is coming to a head. This scene in particular struck me because it's finally clear that Blair cannot let go of Chuck, no matter how hard she tries to fight it and hide it.
2. Nate mans up: OMG our little Natey is becoming a respectable man! He's no longer a pawn! He's calling the shots, all while being his lovable, perfect gentleman, golden boy self. Go Nate!
3. N: "You still love her?" C: "I can't imagine the day I won't." Sigh. Yes, the S4 finale revealed something similar, but it was nice to have Chuck's steadfast feelings r
Loved Chuck and Blair. They and Cece were the best things. A little too much Ivy for me.
IT SUCKED - Not a single DAIR scene. Chair is so played out.
i think you are right... although i love chair together so much and no they are end game because they both obviously love each other more than they could ever love anyone, there is barely a chance they will be together by the end of the episode for more than one reason. here are a couple:
1. if they were to end up together, they would not show these promos which basically give it away (they would want to surprise us)
2. there is a royal wedding (even though i WISH SO MUCH IT WAS ACTUALLY A CHAIR WEDDING AND IS JUST ROYAL BC CHUCK IS "AMERICAN ROYALTY" but i doubt it...)
tell me what you think...
i really do wish chair would actually be together at the end of this leaving dan to understand that him and blair will never happen bc she loves chuck just so much more than she could every love him...
but somehow i really do think the time jump will be after the accident and her miscarriage and she is back with louis bc she either blames him for the accident or thinks that ba
louis sends the motorcycles after blair and chuck....
I agree with amygirl.....dan prob gets blair and chuck together coz he prob realises that blair doesnt love him so he should let her be happy. then blair and chuck run away together only to be chased by the papparazzi which cause an accident (princess diana)......then time jump to to blair back in louis arms coz she's realised that she gets hurt when she is with chuckles.
When did gossip girl become The Chivy Show??? Don't know about all of you but Im just happy to watch the original main cast. If there was faster movement with Chivy's plot then all would be fine...for example last year with Juliet. By this time last year she had already been shot down a few times.
Also using dan to get chair back together...serious strength in that relationship if you need dan to get them back together.
What the f*%k was that? That was laughably bad. It can't be said enough -- the writing is downright awful. The show is either completely directionless at this point or the writers have a direction in mind and they are stalling until they get there.
Once again, the writers let the guest stars dominate the episode. My roommates and I estimated that the 5 main characters had ~15 minutes of COMBINED screen time. The remaining half hour was devoted to Ivy / Carol / Max and, really, who even cares about any of them? God help me, I rather watch a full hour of the Thorpes than this pile of crap.
Plus all the important events seem to happen off-screen and then are discussed by the characters in a later scene. For example, all of Nate's dirt digging and decision making wasn't even seen- we just heard the conversation he and Grandpa Vanderbilt had about said dirty digging and decision making. The writers need to show not tell!
GG- you know I love you but I will probably be one of many
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