Both these relationships are past enduring.
Chuck may be an asshole but how many times does the guy have to beg? Either you forgive him or dump him. It could be said that he deserves both. About the hotel/money issues, Chuck and Blair come from a world where money is treated differently. They both have extremely materialistic backgrounds, so its no surprise both of them have sold each other out on multiple occasions. Chuck for a hotel, Blair for a tiara, to name just one each. Chuck jumps in the arms of another immediately afterwards, so does Blair. Nate (twice), Lord Marcus, Louis (twice), Carter, Cameron, Jack (almost twice), now Dan. They've both behaved badly towards each other in varying degrees. It's the inevitable outcome when you play games with the people you love.
As for Dan; I'll ignore his hair, even though that's hard, because someone's personal appearance should not be taken into account. He's been there for Blair a lot over this year but the way he treated Serena was pretty low. After all, he did once claim to love her. If he's capable of treating Serena like that, who he ended on good terms with, it's only the beginning for what's in store when he realizes that Blair really isn't as committed as he wants her to be. Give the girl a chance to breath dude! She just lost a baby (though she doesn't seem to remember that), got divorced, got in a car accident, gave up Chuck for God (glad they dropped that), and various other incidents. Also apparently Bart Base is alive, because the Devil can't die. You pick now to drop the L bomb?
I do love the contrast, this is what Don decides to do and this is what Betty decides. The show in my mind is about this couple. Don and Betty are the protagonists, even if we've only seen very little of her this season. Peggy and Pete are close seconds.
I actually think Pete's story is very interesting. This is the mental break down of someone. This is a deeply, deeply unhappy man. The more unhappy someone is, the worse things they do. I don't think Pete was ever really in love with Trudy, whenever he talks to her he has this fake tone of voice. I think he wants real love at any cost and its driving him mad.
Megan is young, vibrant, and still searching, what she's doing getting married to a man whose set in his ways, is beyond me. I don't think this marriage is going to last, just as I think the Francises are going to stay together. One element of this marriage that I like is Don's desperation. We've never seen it before. A character like Don could eventually grow stale unless he's faced with something out of his comfort zone. This entire marriage is out of his reach. He doesn't understand his new, young bride and he doesn't understand the world she chooses to live in. His attraction to youth, like Roger, is going to make his extremely unhappy. Meanwhile Betty is a lot happier with Henry because he's older, like the father figure she lost. He takes care of her and she (up until her illness and weight gain) knows how to present herself to make him look good.
I think Betty's mother screwed Betty up. She made her into a little doll, she never really grew up. She marries Don and they have the perfect family but she's not happy, something's missing. It's because her husband hasn't been honest with her a day in their marriage. This leads to the feeling of emptiness and bitter resentment, just nothing seems to be out of place. Everything looks grand on the outside, but it's rotten on the inside. That's what this show is about. With the Drapers broken up, it makes it a new show.
I think the main problem with Megan is her complete lack of understanding when it comes to Don. She may know his real indemnity but she doesn't know him. This makes me miss Rachel Menken. Now she was a woman, Megan seems shallow in comparison.
Finally Serena is getting her fashion sense back. Blair remains to be seen, those tacky patterns she's been wearing lately remind me of my Aunt Gertrude's curtains.
They're like a thousand miles apart. I'm all for their friendship but they seem to lack in the romance department.
And just so you know, I'm not some 14 year old girl who thinks romance includes sparkly vampires. I wanted to like Dan and Blair, I really did but there needs to be some passion.
Nothing brings Blair and Chuck together like Bart Bass, whether he's alive, dead, or a ghost.
Thank freaking God they're addressing the fact that Megan never really wanted to be a copy writer and that she never earned a damn thing. Her character was such a let down, at the end of Season 4 I was thrilled that Don was marrying her. Now its really bringing the show down. Megan has done nothing of substance at work and then all of the sudden she's saving accounts? I loved her parents, her dad setting her straight was fantastic.
I loved Roger and Mona, great scene. This pair of exes have more spark in them than the new, lovey dovey Drapers.
As always, loved Sally. Great to see Glen, holy crap we've watched these two grow.
Dan should go to Rome! Its only a summer, if you're a young couple sometimes you have to be apart to establish your career and its not like its the same hardship for Blair to fly off to Rome as it is for normal couples. Suck it up.
They're just looking for drama in a relatively drama-free couple.
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