D & B will NEVER be equals
Last night's episode foreshadowed the final nail in DB's coffin, imo. DB are only "working" right now because Blair is confused and doesn't know who she is. Just like he has been since the beginning of the season, Dan is beinga friend (and foolishly mistaking that for love), and the ultimate development in their relationship will be him finally helping Blair discover who she is: the powerful woman he got to know last year at W.
But what he'll come to discover he Blair "finds herself" again is that they can never be together. Just like she did last year, "true" Blair won't want Humphrey. I'll stop short of saying who she really wants, but I don't even think that needs to be said. What matters most is that once Blair comes to grips with who she is, even if Dan is there to help her get there, she won't want Dan in the picture as anything more than a friend.
And I agree WW. But I wouldn't worry, because in my opinion the events of the last episode basically confirmed a CB endgame, especially coupled with this quote from earlier in the season:
“When and if we end up together, it will have to be as equals, with nothing over our heads.”
This theme of equality popping up right now isn't a coincidence. Dan is merely helping Blair get back to the strong person she truly is so that she can be equals with Chuck. When she finds herself again they'll again be on equal footing because strong Blair doesn't play victim and let things like the IP dictate how she lives her life. And by the time that happens, Chuck will have sorted out issues with his family. Nothing over their heads.
Also noticed that the writers went above and beyond to make sure Dan and Blair didn't kiss last night...strong foreshadowing in their future role as "just friends."
Well said, WW... especially this:
Dan is meant to be writing about people at the top, he's not meant to be in a relationship with them. He can't be this great, truthful writer while being in a relationship with the rich and powerful.Read more: http://www.tvfanatic.com/forum/gossip-girl/general-discussion/d-and-b-will-never-be-equals/#ixzz1sycMrLz3 I'm a Chair fan who roots for Dan. I loved him until season 3 when he stopped being the outsider, the underdog, and became... well, just like Nate and Chuck. But Lonely Boy was special and endearing in his own right.
Caquetoire - I've noticed that too. I've been looking for even some of the nonverbal communication that all couples do -- touch -- to see if it's there. But Leighton and Penn are really playing this relationship as if it's really all on the intellectual plane, but not physical or emotional. (Personally, I was surprised.)
I don't think for either half of Dair, Dair is ultimately at its roots about Dan and Blair. I think it's a retreat for them, in a way... their "world made for two" is this prologue to the rest of their lives. I think it cements their friendship, but I don't think it makes them endgame... for either of them.
I agree completely.
Speaking of which, Dair fans are taking this little scene as omg super adorable!! but imo it's our first strong "trouble in paradise" sign:
OMG YES they don't ever touch apart from kiss and the odd hug. That was the problem in their scene in the last episode when they were talking in bed. It's fine to talk in bed with your partner, but cuddle or something at least. They weren't touching at all and they never do which just depletes chemistry.
As for the equals thing. A strong Blair is not better than or too good for Dan. But a strong Blair, simply because she's Blair, seems like she would want more than Dan and would see herself as better or more 'highbrow' despite them being equal. So while Dan may help her find herself, I think that will utimately end their relationship, but hopefully not their friendship
lol. We'll see what happens in the finale.