Aww, that was beautiful. I almost teared up a little :)
Let's be serious, the only people whining about Chuck being a murderer are people who hated him already. Bart was actively trying to kill him. He'd threatened to kill Blair. He'd killed at least two other people that we know about, and most likely more. He fell off the roof in the act of punching Chuck in the face. So explain to me, who in their right mind would attempt to save the life of someone who was trying to kill them? Someone lacking either a brain or a very strong sense of self-preservation, I guess.
For the record, I actually do think Dan loves Serena. I think he's just a raging hypocrite. If Serena published an article about what a pathetic loser he is, and then was like "what, I just told the truth, I totes still love you though", how do you think he'd react to that?
@Zoran lol, okay. So because Serena invited her ex to dinner- just to be friendly, which she made clear to Dan, and she even explicitly rejected Steven's advances during dinner- that means it's okay for Dan to publish an article insulting her by calling her "nothing" and an "empty shell"? The woman he supposedly loves? No. Just, no. I actually like Dan and Serena together, but your version of their relationship makes me incredibly sad for Serena, because *she deserves better than someone who would treat her like this*. The only way I want to see them together again after this is if Dan grovels at her feet.
(Great points on Dan's whining about "their world", btw... so he thinks they're all terrible people, but he's mad that they don't accept him? lol, okay. You know, there actually are other people in NYC you can hang out with, Dan. Nobody's holding a gun to your head and making you be part of the UES.)
5. Dan's final chapter is either about what a douche he is (as if anyone needs to be told that by now) or it's about Bart, which could be how they attempt to redeem him.
6. No way, Chuck's not stupid enough to get on a plane when his dad is blowing up BI-owned transportation left and right. I think he'll fake his death to catch Bart in the act. Unfortunately, for it to seem real, I think he won't be able to let Blair in on the plan until afterwards... poor Blair :(
3. Well, Nate can barely remember what he did in the previous episode, so him completely forgetting why he broke up with Sage in the first place is nothing new. And Blair and Chuck have always had their kinks- the most surprising/disappointing part of that scene is that they still have not had sex. Because, seriously? So I guess Dan wanting to be like Bart is the most surprising part, although I think he's probably playing them all. I suspect he'll somehow be involved in Bart's takedown.
4. I honestly don't know how anyone can be Team Dan in this case. I get that he hates Blair and Chuck- and they feel the same way about him, so whatever- but what he did to Serena in this episode was just abhorrent. He told her he loved her, and then used her and stabbed her in the back. There's really no coming back from that. And it was fitting that the punch came from Nate, who he also stabbed in the back for absolutely no reason.
1. Nate: "All he does is drink in bed alone and argue with Monkey"... because I can actually imagine that happening, haha. Actually, everything Chuck/Nate/Monkey-related in this episode was just gold. And two thumbs up to Chuck's Hot Tub Time Machine comment- he knew he had to reference a movie Nate had actually seen, so.
Although the "will you go to war with me?" scene was perfect too.
2. Like Steve said, you can't really compare any episodes from Seasons 5-6 to previous seasons... but all things considered, I think this was a worthy offering. Definitely the best episode of the season so far.
Here's the thing- Dan feeling like a visitor on the UES was not Serena's doing. She did nothing to cause him to feel that way. Those are just his own insecurities, and it's ridiculous of him to blame them on everyone but himself. It was stupid when he freaked out about it in 2x03, and it's stupid now. Of all the characters, I actually think Dan still has the most growing up to do- which is odd, given that he probably started out light years ahead of the rest of them in the pilot.
@roventica Seriously? How on earth can you describe what Dan did as "standing up for himself"? What did Nate ever do to him? Or Serena, for that matter? There's absolutely no excuse for how he used and humiliated Serena in this episode. And the worst part is, Dan isn't even sorry- he's still acting like he's in the right! Like if he insults the rest of them enough, tries to drag them down to his level, then it makes it okay for him to be a total douche. Ugh.
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