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Ok, so all in all the latest episode (season 5 episode 11) wasn't too bad. It had some interesting plot points and twists but really the only thing I could think about through the whole episode was: what about the baby?I personally know people who have lost their children both before and after birth and it is a huge deal. I think that this episode should have included much more of Blairs grief over the loss of her unborn child. The way that the issue was pushed aside made it seem like the writers just wanted an excuse to not have to worry about the things that one of the main characters having a baby would bring, such as casting, character developement/maternal transition etc. Personally I would have liked to see some more depth in Meesters character, and I think being able to see the way that she was dealing and coping with the loss of her baby would have brought her character to a whole new level emotionally. When the episode first began and all the sneaking around was happening I thought for sure that it was because she needed some time to grieve away from Louise for a simple reason such as not wanting to upset him. After discovering that it was merely her asking a priest for advice I was disappointed.Don't get me wrong, I like the situation with her and Chuck at the moment. The whole turning to god and guilt and all that stuff but I just wish that they had included more about the baby as well. Sorry that this post has dragged on a bit, it's my first post and I just really needed to get that off my chest...
Bee this episode was not well written to me and some things didn't make any sense(you thought the whole God pact was well written, really?). But I have to say that you can't really blame the writters for the baby story because this baby wasn't important to them to begin with. Blair spent half the season fighting with Chuck and denying the pregnancy instead of planning her baby's room and her baby's arrival. The baby story was just one obstacle in the Chair storyline.
I'm also disappointed that the grief wasn't written in the episode at all but I'm also disappointed that we didn't get to see Blair planning the setting of the baby's room, the baby's sonogram, The doctors revelling the sex of the baby to Blair and Louis all emotional...etc..etc...For a character as tough as Blair (not so tough right now)...it's nice to see a softer side. But the writers are so obsessed with these two character that they seem to forget to write stories about them .
It seems that each season gossip girl manages to surpass its own benchmark of spectacularly bizzare story telling. And what's worse, justify it (Safran *cough* Safran). I don't understand why. I refuse to believe that the writers and executive producers who are all over the age of 25, and I would think have at least some sort of college degree, can be that ass like thinking. I just don't get what is so complicated about the fact that some stories work and should be pursued and the stories that don't shouldn't be (chair *cough* chair). It's like Gossip Girl is actually trying to find the various imaginative ways to stay stubbornly unimaginative and stuck in the same absurd tired storyline. Well, good luck to them.
Ain't Born Typical you're right.....The storylines are making less and less sense...And why not do something original for once...
Juliette; I don't think that the episode was incredibly well written, and the preaching to god thing wasn't fantastic. But it wan't awful is what I'm trying to say I suppose.
Amie; I agree with you completely that the writers are making it seem like anything to do with Blair has to have Chuck involved in it aswell and vice versa. Which is ridiculous, how long were they together for again? Not long enough for them to be so overly co-dependant, surely.
Ain't Born Typical; It does seem that they are kind of just going with whatever they feel like writing, doesn't it? The storylines have nothing to do with character progression.
I agree with all of you that we really should've seen Blair become more of a maternal figure through her pregnancy. Rather than playing out 'Blair and baby' it was more like 'Blair + baby bump'. Also, through the entire episode, whenever the baby was mentioned it was in a context like: 'Blair lost the baby and almost lost Chuck', as if those two things are so similar. When really, let's face it, one's her baby, the other is a guy. And I'm not saying I don't support the whole 'Chair' thing but really do the writers have to go about it in this way? Really? Just one more thing about this episode that annoyed me: A perfect cover up for Blair and Dan sneaking around is that Dan and Serena are secretly dating? WHAT? As if. This is just an excuse for the writers to play out the old Dan and Serena relationship for the 15th time. -Rant over-
I didn't get the whole cover up thing. I mean, they found pictures of Dan and Blair. How would Serena being with Dan cover that?
Made no sense.
Yeah AmyGirl, my thoughts exactly. It made no sense whatsoever.
I was angry about the losing the baby and dgaf thing too. Blair doesn't seem to mind it much and that makes it even worse. Not even LOUIS seemed to care that much. I mean, WTF?
But what it made it even worse was the blasphemy/making God look ridiculous crap.
Remember the times we only were furious about the "trading Blair for a hotel" storyline and thought it couldn't get worse?
My only prayer now is that they don't start giving Dair this kind of bullshit plot. They can save them for the epic couple.
Yeah Stella, not even Louis cared which is absolutely ridiculous, cos he was a typically thrilled parent when he was told about the pregnancy at first. Complete change in attitude... And yeah TinaTrina, if they do eventually become a couple I want it to be a proper romantic thing, rather than the Chair story line which is basically: Sex, abuse each other, scandal, another lie, haatred, sex, (repeat)