First Aid Kit Forum Posts
lol, poor Nate.
I would just love for Chuck to have a moment of revelation about his family, about who he is and who he isn't. I don't care about Chuck's love life. Frankly, after all the fuckery the writers put him through, I think Chuck deserves to have an ending where he is able to gain control over his uncontrollable family situation and once and for all make a decision for himself what his fundamental self is, because up to now everything that he is has been defined by his perception of himself in light of his origin. Wishful thinking maybe. I'm just so tired of Chuck's never ending family drama and no fucking resolution. I'd like for once to see Chuck be honest and tell his (now alive again father) how much he has fucked up as a parent. I think it'd be a lovely sight.
Chuck's family history (skipping the pilot)
1-Chuck lives most of his life thinking he killed his mother (the lie apparently encouraged by his father)
2-Chuck's ruthless father dies (for just how ruthless see point #1 above) and he is now an orphan with unresolved abandonment and self-loathing issues)
3-Chuck's mother is not dead after all, AND to top it off she royally screws him and leaves (thereby re-enforcing his abandonment and self-loathing issues in bullet 2 above, which lead him to being a complete control freak without regard for anyone else but himself)
4-Chuck's monster of a mother MAY NOT be his real mother. Another real mother re-emerges. Turns out she's sleeping with Chuck's best and, lets face it, ONLY friend.
5-Chuck another real mother also turns out to not be his real mother. But forget the mother issue (who cares, after all Chuck spent most of his life thinking he killed his birth mother, so any alive mother is better than thinking that at this point), Chuck faces a bigger problem: his Uncle Jack may actually be his father. Now considering the fact that in addition to being a jackass, Jack also: a) tried to rape Lily, b) slept with barely legal and most likely not sober at a time Blair, c) had some sort of weird relationship with both contenders known to Chuck for being his mother, and d) in every way tried to jeapordise Chuck's happiness to date, Jack being Chuck's father is actually a scary possibility.
6-Point 5 doesn't really matter anymore, because apparently the man Chuck believed to be his father all of his life has faked his own death.
How does ANYONE stay sane living through this?? Why isn't Chuck not more upset with this? Here lies my problem with writing for Chuck's character. The writers give him all these IMPOSSIBLE issues to deal with, but they never actually show any breakthrough in his character as a result of dealing with these issues. Chuck has NEVER EVER voiced out loud how fucked up his family really is and how much he's been fucked up by all of this. At least I don't remember it ever being acknowledged. Wasn't that the point of starting therapy for him? It annoys me basically. Because all of this drama and no breakthrough makes it just pointless (in addition to being absurdly ridiculous).
Woo, Bart is alive! But if he's not Chuck's real father (dun, dun, dun!), then what's the point? I know!!! He must be his real mother who has undergone a sex change! Because (and this is me being uber logical), if you have to fake your own death, it must be the only option left after a sex change has failed to properly hide you from whatever deep s**t it is you have gotten yourself into (most likely it's just an elaborate way to avoid paying taxes...lets face it).
Oh, Stella, but what about all those other people in the plane with Dan? Even if it's fictional, wouldn't this be just horrific?
ok, those were good schemes, but:
Nelly Yuki scheme is cancelled out by the fact that, unlike Blair, Nelly Yuki actually ended up in Yale. So zero achievement on that front for Blair.
I will give you Eric though.
Lots of her schemes were great and successfulName one. I can't recall a single scheme where Blair didn't get her behind kicked. The only two I can think of: Georgina (and she worked with Dan on that one) and outing Jenny's boyfriend in season 1.