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I can’t believe they kept Dan’s interest in Blair this long… Yey! Did you catch that line Serena said… something like, If Blair likes someone she ignores them… which could mean that since the FIRST kiss she already discovered she had feelings for Dan but was in denial, which makes TOTAL sense because a) she took to her bed for a week after that, ignoring him b) she then later decided to reunite with Chuck (which is her running away from her conflicted emotions)but didn’t go through with it.It has taken this long but it is more realistic than them jumping in bed together… for Dan and Blair the consequences of their being together cannot be summarized in a few short episodes… This is Blair for crying out loud… there are probably so many reasons(in her mind)for her NOT to like Dan… but everyone around them can see their weird special relationship with each other… So here’s hoping after 1 whole season they writers don’t disappoint.
Finally Dair! the buildup from exactly a year ago. Last Valentines day Dan and Blair watched rosemary's baby together on their laptops... It's so refreshing to see that they didn't scrap the developing romance right away but kept it slowly building up which is unusual for the writers (I am convinced they have ADD) because more often than not,they try to move the characters into the next relationship right away.
@CeCeFromTheGrave Well, if their terrible writing is any indication of how they are in a relationship...
Im a dair fan. Dan made a mistake i agree but he did something out of desperation. I know we have all been in a place where we wanted someone sooo bad and yet it would never happen. If we had a video (or a shot) like that who could say that we wouldn't use it. Because at that point its better to do what we can and fail than never try at all. And chair fans remember that chuck has done far worse. I dont even need to point it out. I feel the love between dair, thats what a couple is to me... Where i see chair as a tradgity 2 who love that were never meant to be because they could only keep hurting one another and so in order to let the other be happy they have to let go. And yes i was a chair fan from season 1 but at some point things just can't recover. I believe its time to move on and dair is the perfect way to do that IMO
Also there was one other thing I noticed... the way that Dan and Blair look at each other is so freakin real. Lol they dont look like they are acting. Its like when you relax your face and just(gonna sound real sappy here) let the love and such shine through? Like you are not trying to look cute or handsome, you are just looking at someone you really love. I dont know what that is all about but it was awesome if it was acting.
Well...I may be the odd person out (which is sad in a way) but this is the best season of Gossip Girl so far imo. I've never been this excited about watching episodes of GG before. This whole Dan+Blair thing is kinda how life is. Unexpected but great. And who can disagree that Dan is the male driver of the show and Blair is the female driver? Serena took a big back seat last season and I'm totally uninterested in her storyline.
Seriously, Dair is perfection. The way dan stared at her in this episode was magic. Love them and I seriously hope they'll be endgame. Dan deserves that, he is the nicest character. I feel like everyone hatin so hard is evil!
I've come to the conclusion that apparently the writers can't write real relationships because they've never had one themselves.
Can someone hook them up? Maybe we can get fewer psycho-circus storylines that way.
I see all chair fans butthurt cos Dan is now Blair's boyfriend (kind of). MUAHAHA! YOUR SO DUMBASS MOTHAFUCKER! YOUR SHIP DIED AGES AGO! GROW UP KID!
Normally I don't comment about reviews - noone really cares about some random commentors opinions except the people who sit on the computer for hours with no lives and nothing else to care about than what a bunch of strangers say.
BUT I do want to answer the question in the review about this being the first time Lily has worn jeans...
Not true. Season 1, in the loft with Dan's father. Can't remember exactly what episode. But it's happened. Possiblly just the once. But I know it has.
@lucyyy Actually those problems were the early warning signs that Gossip Girl was about to get worse and worse.
Josh Safran and the incompetent writers need to be fired and never be allowed to write ever again.
@latinalover Looks like the writers are going to bombard Dair with roadblocks/excuses a la Chair.
@seret It started in Season 3 with the whole hotel Indecent Proposal incident and it's gone downhill ever since.
@anon They've ruined everyone.
The writers ruined Chuck and Blair!Poor writing!
This show has now decided to put it's focus on a relationship based on over-acted bantering that will never be more than "cute". They also decided to let their most complex, damaged, sexy, witty and romantic relationship go to waste. Chair used to be a gold mine for good writing and good acting. In season 4 however, they made the big mistake by taking the character of Chuck one step too far in episode 4.20. After being criticized harshly (and rightly so), everything that is happening now in season 5 - as absurd as it seems - makes sense. The irony of it is: Dair is really the opposite of "dairing". The writers are still trying to write their way around the mess they created in 4.20!
spoiler from TV line
Question: Please tell me the infamous video doesn’t sink Dan and Blair before they even get out of the harbor on Gossip Girl. That would be a lot of buildup with very little payoff. Say Dair isn’t DOA. –Leif
Ausiello: Dair is not DOA. In fact, they’ll be going strong long enough to encounter a brand new obstacle, one that is unrelated to (and potentially much more problematic than) the video. Guesses?! Hit the comments!
the show isnt just failing because of the ships its failing because the whole storylines are basically about the ships..
and for first time ever blair doesnt deserve chuck or dan, she plays them both on phone to chuck she still told him to basically wait and then kissed dan in front of serena.. its pathetic and you dair fans can be happy.. because we all know this season is going end on a cliff hanger.... and hopefully wont get renewed they have killed every character.. honestly chuck just needs a new storyline and girl.. yes blablabla he sold her for a hotel. he slept with jenny WHEN THEY wernt together... im not stupid and nor would i be with a guy like that in real life but blair has chosen to forgive him for everything.. hense she kisses him every 5 episodes so people need to shut up about that.. and realise this show is failing because of everything on it right now.
True. Wrong is wrong, and right is right. Dan -has- made mistakes, I'm not denying that. I'm simply saying that it's not okay to vilify Dan's mistakes and yet Chuck gets a pass.
Just like our criminal system doesn't treat jaywalkers and murderers the same way, although both are still illegal acts, Dan's mistakes shouldn't be lumped in with Chuck's when the latter's are on a much more massive and damaging scale. There are levels of right and wrong. There are no absolutes.
@Ace He's not even acting, he's just lounging around and then hooking up with the next woman he meets.
@momo83 Not to mention the dumbest, ridiculous love triangle with Louis, which shouldn't have happened in the 1st place.
@Guest Yeah, I blame the writers because everything feels forced and contrived, from Blair's excuses to how she poorly deals with the problems that she created in the 1st place.
LOL I -don't- think that Nate has any storylines! Hence, why he's the pretty face of Gossip Girl. Not really acting... doesn't have to be.
@Anonymous I don't know what these guys see in this season 5 blair. She's undecisive, selfish and stupid. I honestly wish Dan and Chuck would walk away from her at this point (at least until she gets her brain back). She's become the old Serena (she's not focusing on her career and juggling between men like water). I'm just mad the writer messed up my favorite character, RIP Queen B. Maybe the writers should focus on the other characters now, this story arc is a disaster.
@Anonymous Yes, I agree about the "I love you! I can't possibly love you anymore than I already do!", it was horrible dialogue! My theory is that Leighton didn't believe in the whole "pact with god-storyline", because the acting was off throughout the whole thing...it might have been better if it was something real like "I love you, but I can't possibly trust you anymore!" Even though I personally can't feel any interesting and multifaceted chemistry with Dair, I gladly renounce any Chair scenes if they are written as cheesy and one-sided as they have been lately!
@Ace I'm not comparing Dan's or Chuck's deeds, wrong is wrong and right is right. Chuck has made mistakes, Blair has made mistakes and so has Dan. If Dan was the one that sent that video he is just as wrong for not coming clean and for taking part in ruining the marriage Blair wanted at the time.
@momo83 What do any of these guys see in Blair? She's honestly not worth it to go through all that unnecessary drama.
Chuck has gotten flack because of what the writers did to him in Seasons 3 and 4 and now he's just here waiting/pining for Blair while she makes dumb excuses and continually makes 1 stupid choice after another.
@Guest Its funny, but I made a similar statement on the facebook page. Her acting with Dan has been off. It's a little over the top as was her acting with Louis. Chair's interaction seem more natural.
@Guest I wouldn't be sure about the Chair scenes. "I love you! I can't possibly love you anymore than I already do!" Whoever wrote that terrible dialogue needs to be fired ASAP. It's like they ripped off those lines from some cheesy Hallmark greeting card. Leighton like the rest of the cast seems bored of the show and you can tell they want to get this over with.
The overall character interactions were a lot better back then, less over the top dialogue as if they took it from some corny Lifetime film or something, which is what we're getting nowadays.
@Ace Why do you think Nat has no real storylines? He's just there to bang the next female guest star and hang out with the other actors occasionally.
@Anonymous I included Blair in the same sentence as Dan. In my opinion (key words) they are both being selfish. And yes, Chuck, Nate and Serena have had their fair share of selfishness, but not in this season. I am currently referring to the dan/blair story arc. Honestly, Blair is being more selfish than Dan. She led on the prince knowing she didn't really love him, led chuck to believe she wanted to run off and be with him just to start up a fling or relationship with Dan (mind you she is still married). I think Chuck is catching alot of unneccessary flack in all of this because from the beginning of season 5 up until now (not next week's episode), Chuck has only done what blair wanted him to do.
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