I think it's incredibly clever to have Serena pitted against Sage - bitter it-girl with absentee parent ... turnbout's fair play, S! (BTW, Wonder if Taylor Swift and her little Kennedy high school sweetheart inspired the Nage storyline?) I was such a huge fan for so long, but Blair for some reason is still a ridiculous caricature of herself, so if this episode didn't mark the turning point for her to become a normal, functioning, non-scheming adult I don't know if I can get invested enough in the rest of the season to enjoy the end of the series :( I just want to see her become the self-possessed, successful businesswoman she ought to be. Ugh! That said, I LOVE Bart... There's a dynamic to the original full cast that is just magic, and this episode gave me a glimmer of hope that we'll see this go out on a high note after all. IF they straighten Blair out.
It's extremely common for first pregnancies to end in miscarriage, so that wouldn't just be a convenient way out for Blair. The assumption is that the baby is Chuck's because of their fling - but birth control can fail easily, and it wouldn't necessarily mean it was Chuck's... I like Louis - he's a good man, and he accepts Blair, and they are growing as people being together. I just hope they don't turn him into a jerk somehow... if anything, my first thought was that she and Louis marry, but he is killed somehow, making Blair single and free again to be with Chuck. Chuck and Blair have to grow up before the writers will put them together at the end of the show, and Blair being a working princess would do that for her - and give her the power and sense of purpose she's been lacking and wanting. She'd come into the relationship with Chuck as an equal at that point. So I'm thinking a miscarriage right before the wedding, the wedding goes forward, Louis's death being the first half season cliffhanger.
The way I see it, the writers have to start each season assuming it will be the show's last, so they have to leave all the characters into a situation by the last episode where they can either fulfill fan's dreams and put Blair and Chuck and Dan and Serena together if the show isn't renewed, or have a viable way to keep them apart another season if it is. That's incredibly difficult!
Dear God, no! Carrie is neurotic and introspective and fickle - Blake, and all her characters, have an unmistakeable laid-back vibe, casualness... Sarah Jessica Parker in real life actually shares some of the personality quirks of Carrie... Carrie also needs to not be a 'looker' - that has to be Samantha. Carrie needs quirky. Blake is, and does, not. And I'm sorry, but Blake simply isn't that good of an actress ... yet.
Blair and Chuck having a baby would kill the series - if Blair is pregnant, she'll have a miscarriage... that could, of course, result in a trip to the hospital. The other possibility is that Blair's mother is pregnant, because it would be a very high-risk pregnancy she'd need a lot of care - and she too could have an emergency. There's no reason for B to move out of her mom's place when her mom lives in Paris, and any building B would move into would NOT have the Super showing them around - it would be a property manager, but B would only meet the Real Estate Agent. The fact they've got a scary neighborhood guy sounds like someone's walking past him in a building while they're looking for someone?
"Beauty and the Feast" - Wedding stress could certainly provoke B's bulimia, but it could also relate to a Monoco state dinner where something happens. Brett Easton Ellis's book "Less than Zero" was set in L.A., and features wealthy kids and their empty lives consisting of partying and drugs and sex, with one guy in particular spiraling out of control. Could "Yes than Zero" allude to Chuck and Nate's visit to Los Angeles to see Serena? The producers hinted one of the guys stays behind in L.A... I'm assuming Nate, since Chuck has a business to run.
Absolutely - but mainly because after Season1, stupid iTunes doesn't post the gag reels and other extras you get on the DVD sets themselves. Incredibly annoying.
Winning raves? More like Razzies! I used to think Blake was just phoning in her role as Serena out of boredom, but after The Town, and now the clips I've seen of Green Lantern, she just has a flat delivery... Scarlett Johannson has the same acting 'style' *cough* *cough*, but she's made a career off her her breasts, and looks like Blake will, too.
No pregnancy test works in 24 hours, so it's highly unlikely Blair was worried she was pregnant from Chuck - even GG wouldn't be that unrealistic (would they)? I'm rooting for it to be Dorota, though it would be kindof odd that she was using Blair's personal bathroom to take the test, versus a guest bathroom. And Eleanor wouldn't for the same reason. But a Blair pregnancy and miscarriage or abortion would certainly be a massive dramatic arc for the next season...
For the love of God, do you know how hard it is to be a writer on a beloved show that may or may not be renewed each year? They have to plot through the year to leave the possibility of Blair and Chuck finally getting together at the end of the Season, in case the show is not renewed.. That seems to have caused some of the strange machinations we've seen in S3 and S4 with Chair. Endgame is Chair - but we saw that we need them apart for the duration of the show to keep viewers watching and to free up more plot lines. So stop asking the writers to bring them together anytime before the last few episodes of the last season! I LIKED Season 4 because it did give some characters a chance to grow, and it did hold onto plotlines (on average) longer than in past seasons. Please give credit where credit is due. It wasn't perfect, but it was IMO better than the far more uneven and unbelievable S3. And the finale more than balanced out any unevenness of the rest of the Season, giving us happy, laughing Blair and Chuck, gorgeous parties and clothes, a whole new facet to Dan's character we've been blissfully ignoring/ignorant of, and the return of Georgina. I'm sorry to see Reina go - I liked her chemistry with the cast... I hope they bring her back.
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