DelavenNJ
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Delavennj

I wasn't aware of the next two episodes having aired.  You are all assuming that Blair and Chuck just gloss over the whole thing.  We DO NOT know how they are going to react to the situation.  I'll repeat what I said earlier...let's wait and see how things progress!!! 

I also want to say as someone who lives in NYC I can tell you that this show is not based on any sort of reality. There are cartoons a lot more realistic than this show!

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Meeny

I'll repeat what I said earlier...let's wait and see how things progress!!! 

How about NO

just, give up Chair already.

Blair deserves better.

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Meeny

I also want to say as someone who lives in NYC I can tell you that this show is not based on any sort of reality.

for godsake, haven't you heard about Rihanna and Chris Brown.

*facepalm*

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"Realistically speaking, not everyone recognizes that last episode's abuse falls under the category of "things you really shouldn't be doing.""

Really? You don't think Chuck's actions were portrayed in a negative light? Even though he was obviously drunk, desperate, out-of-control, so he screwed up horrendously and ended up losing the only people he cared about as a result? Ending up bleeding and alone in a pile of broken glass? How is that *not* showing his actions in a negative light? You honestly think anyone's going to watch that scene and think, man, that looks pretty awesome, I should get myself a relationship like that? How stupid would you have to be to find that appealing?

Of course it was horrible and unhealthy- it was *supposed* to be. People are freaking out on the producers like they don't realize that, when it's the entire reason they wrote it. The whole point was to have Chuck hit rock bottom.

Now, whether you think he can come back from this? Not everyone will agree, but I guarantee you the producers think he can, and that's what they're planning on doing.

Either way, freaking out about this whole thing being brushed under the rug, when we haven't even seen the outcome or the character's reactions, is being ridiculously premature. They've said they're planning on addressing it- so give them a chance to. If it's still not to your satisfaction, feel free to whine about it then.

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Lacey
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I understand why people are saying "wait to see how it will play out before we judge". I get that I really do but I understand more and agree more from other's point of view. Some people keep saying that Chuck will suffer his consequences but my question is how can his consequences be fitting for his actions if the producers don't even consider his actions abuse? I get that they are saying they hadn't "intended" for the scene to come across as abusive but I'm a film major so I know how much time goes into the planning and the shooting and editing of the scenes. I also know that you MUST go back over things several times to make sure it comes off as it was intended in the script. That is why they have directors and actors working together and being quite clear on what it should portray. If the producers watched that scene and don't think that it came off as abusive or that Blair looked frightened for HER and not for HIM then that says something about where the consequences of Chuck's actions lie. The promotional pictures from 4x21 and 4x22 with Chuck and Blair together ARE NOT a dream sequence. Safran said so. So that means that in the course of a few days, Blair has forgiven the situation enough to be in close proximity with him and smiling. That is a problem and I realize that GG is not a great source of morality but there should be a line. I don't think that they should have censored the scene or taken it out. No that's retarded....in real life stuff like that happens. What it wrong is Safrans response to our response.

For the producers to say that it isn't considered abuse when it's between them but it would be abuse between anyone else just says that Chair is normally volatile and unhealthy. For that very reason they should not be together anytime soon. And I'm not saying that Chair will be together at the end of the season. I don't know what's going to happen with them...I have no idea I'm not psychic (praise the Lord). And I believe 100% in forgiveness but forgiveness does not mean that you have to put yourself in the same place because often times it's not a place that we should be in anyways. The show is intended for teenagers. Point blank. No teenage girl should idolize the Chair relationship and seek those qualities in a real life person or in a real life relationship. And let's be honest because none of us are stupid....TV has an effect so let's not pretend that it doesnt. Yes..show the scene. That's totally fine. But don't come back the next day and do an interview and say that the scene wasn't abuse because it was. Say that the scene wasn't intended to come off as abuse but after viewing it and listening to viewer's comments it definitely can be seen as abusive and should be treated as such. Just man up and say that it is abusive but that it wasn't the intention of the writers. That is really my problem with all of this. I'm not super mad at Chuck because he is a tv character. I like Chuck and I don't think his actions are unforgivable but I don't think that he and Blair should be together because this is not the first time that something like this has happened. Their relationship is characterized by schemes, lies, sex and humilation and therefore unhealthy. They bring out the worst in each other. That is BAD.

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Queenofice

I dont care if Blair ends up with a monkey in the finale and runs off to the rainforest. The only thing I care about is how teenage girls are romanticizing this scene. I have seen comments where girls have said: I wish they had hate sex again. Chuck is so sexy- The scene was smoking hot. You are mine are my favourite fucking words.

 

And I bet most  of these people are young girls who are getting the idea that its normal if your boyfriend hits-its not only normal but you should be scared for them and not of them. They are thinking that if my boyfriend shoves me down on the couch trying to have his way with me saying you are mine-its okay and shows that he loves me!

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Ari

I LOVE EVERYONE

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Yes..show the scene. That's totally fine. But don't come back the next day and do an interview and say that the scene wasn't abuse because it was. Say that the scene wasn't intended to come off as abuse but after viewing it and listening to viewer's comments it definitely can be seen as abusive and should be treated as such. Just man up and say that it is abusive but that it wasn't the intention of the writers.

Exactly. The interview just showed how careless and irresponsible they are and how they are not even aware of the dangers the could cause with showing something like this and say that this is NOT abuse. people like that shouldn't be allowed to make Tv especially not TV for a young viewership.

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Marie Perry
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Mariechic

Really? You don't think Chuck's actions were portrayed in a negative light? Even though he was obviously drunk, desperate, out-of-control, so he screwed up horrendously and ended up losing the only people he cared about as a result? Ending up bleeding and alone in a pile of broken glass? How is that *not* showing his actions in a negative light? You honestly think anyone's going to watch that scene and think, man, that looks pretty awesome, I should get myself a relationship like that? How stupid would you have to be to find that appealing?

Of course it was horrible and unhealthy- it was *supposed* to be. People are freaking out on the producers like they don't realize that, when it's the entire reason they wrote it. The whole point was to have Chuck hit rock bottom.

Now, whether you think he can come back from this? Not everyone will agree, but I guarantee you the producers think he can, and that's what they're planning on doing.

I love this!! And seriouly is anyone surprise by that interview? Aren't they the same people who qualify their "relationship Roulette" as ORGANIC? They just SUCK at interviews, always have, alway will. When you see the scene in itself, it wasn't portrated as romantic at all. Chuck was a MESS. I doesn't approve what he did (who does, really?), but when Blair said "stop it Chuck", he STOPPED, and punch the wall besides her. Not good still.

"Little girls" can see clearly that he was a DRUNKEN/DRUGGED mess that she should stay far away from. So maybe for some Chuck is unredeemable but the writers don't think so. And they are gonna do that in S5.

The sure thing is that they must love this buzz, "any press is good", they don't care about the fandom complains.

The show is about scandals, this is one.

 

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Dairlove

Eh, the show has hit rock bottom. It is kind of awful now and same with its characters. Now normally I would write big things about how sick Chuck was but everyone has done it for me. And yes, I get that this show is fictional, but the thing to remember is that abuse is a sensitive isssue, and for Gossip Girl to, on a level, display that in their 'it' couple is not right. I don't understand how we are expected to root for Chuck or Chuck and Blair as a couple. 

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