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@Zoran, I totally agree with your last comment.
Well, you immediately understood that I am very angry at the moment, just because I really can't stand this situation at all. It's not just because of Dair itself (even though my dislike for Dan helps a little), but what the writers did to make it. And all these expextations about this "pure and simple love" are actually blown out in less than an episode. I mean, I don't know if the writers meant it to be this way (which I actually hope), but this couple has just so many problems and even Blair admitted twice that maybe they shouldn't be together.
I don't know what to think anymore, so I just keep my fingers crossed, maybe something (of course not everything, since there are just 3 episodes left) will actually change. I'm very hopeful about next episode (the promo sounds very interesting and I can see a glimpse of the old Blair)and, moreover, about those Chair pictures at the casino...

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Also - why is there SUCH inconsistency in the way Dan treats Blair and the way he treated Serena? He never gave Serena the true trust and acceptance as he's given Blair. It seems like Dan doesn't REALLY accept Blair for who she is, he just knows that at the moment she's this weak version of herself. Therefore, if she tries to reclaim herself and do something sneaky or slightly bitchy, he can just scold her and 'forgive her' for being her true self - and then she, being so weak and alone, apologises and goes back to being that part of her.

I'm hoping that next week, Blair embraces this side properly and doesn't allow Dan to stop her. And if he magically decides that he likes the devious side of her, then it makes NO SENSE how he completely judged Serena over and over for the same things!

I'm really not a Dan hater, I've just found these inconsistencies irritating, including the way he encourages Blair to be this person that no one else wants her to be. The fact that he helps her to doubt Chuck's intentions and that she speaks to no one other than Dan and Dorota shows how broken her character has become! Queen B to Lonely B!

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Let's be honest here; Dair are the right couple at the moment because Blair has no idea what on earth she's doing and needs someone to lean on, who in turn likes to play the hero.
While we've seen Dan's feelings grow from dislike to tolerance to like to love, we haven't seen any of this growth from Blair. We've literally seen her go from liking him as a friend, to her telling him (and the audience) that she's with him romantically - without us being shown this journey. Therefore I'm very skeptical about how true these feelings really are; it seems more like Blair is enamored with Dan's ability to sit by her and forgive her anything, then for HIM as a three-dimensional purpose.

So for now Dair is good; Blair has a comfort figure, who she likes but never has to feel frightened by the strength of her love for him, and hopefully this will be the support she needs to 'find herself'. Atm, Blair doesn't deserve to get Chuck back - as wonderfully explained by Elise, Chuck has apologised and grown.

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Really that's enough. When you mention the characters in the series, there was always someone to prove that the characters have become mature people. Our heroes have progressed from high school, but in that they become other people with the same names as our heroes! By millionth time, they can not changed characters without losing the base character that they had at the beginning of the series. Now our heroes have no connection with those of the pre season 2-3.

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I always thought of Blair and Dan like Jackie and Eric from That 70's Show. Dan and Eric are the boyfriend (ex-boyfriend) of Jackie and Blair best friends. Always hated each other, spoke alone about a few times. And no one ever thought they'd date, just like Dan and Blair, cause it's just wrong. Now imagine Jackie and Eric dating. How gross is that? That's exactly Dan and Blair. But clearly the writers on That 70's Show were much more intelligent and didn't ruin the show like the Gossip Girl writers did by making them get together. Anyone else agree?

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@carda name one reason why you say blair has grown up? she is still insecure, she doesnt even know who she is..she is beyond pathethic now..which is a shame she used to be my fav character..but now she is just iritating to watch. She said last night in between being traded for a hotel and selling out for a tiara she lost her self..thats not growth that imature for not taking responsabilty for her own choices. She put her self in those situations and now she cant even find herself with out the help of a man? wow! they really messed her up.

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@Brian
Lecturing for free, what happened happened. Dan and Blair can have sex, except when they discuss about the books, only when they drunk whiskey and vodka. And since then there is no mention of sex. So that is about friends with no sex! They satisfy enough with books, because they have 70 years!

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For cripes can we stop with the let's go back to the golden age of S1/S2. The show was excellent then - no disputing of that fact but we are at S5 and if these characters hadn't changed and moved on from high school I would've stopped watching a long time ago. If you're comparing Dair to the drama of Chair then of course it's going to be pale in comparison but they have completely different dynamics and I quite like the touching sweetness of Dair for the moment. The ship rants are getting so old and no one can come up with a rational deconstruction without bashing characters and other fans. It's a real shame.

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Since when are Dan and Blair an "equal" partnership while Chuck and Blair were not?? I think the writer of this article meant to say that the "new" Blair is in an equal partnership with Dan. The "old" Blair was also in an equal partnership with Chuck. The real Blair loves her UES life, her money, her superficial friends and all that goes with it, including Chuck Bass!!!

Now, will those idiot GG writers pleeeaaase go back to reality and give us back our real characters, with the real firey romance (Chair) and all the bells and whistles that come with it, already!!!

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@Zoran "barrel of whiskey" - That would fit Chuck's alcoholic way better, doesn't it? Didn't Blair appear in a robe together with Dan at the beginning? Why don't you google the word "subtext" and get back to me on that sex remark.




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