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Mrsggfan

This is my first post via TV Fanatic and I felt compelled to post after watching Monday's episode and seeing all the different comments being made. Much like the original poster I am not the age of an average viewer but I haven't watched the show since the beginning. I was drawn to the show based on the relationship of Chuck and Blair, who in many ways have symbolized so many other fictional couples I've loved. That being said my first reaction to the scene was disappointment and disgust in the writers. I've since read Safran's interview and gone back to watch the scene and my feelings remain mostly unchanged. There should not have been a need to do damage control because it was not viewed as intended. Something as serious as abuse should not be allowed to be open to interpretation and it was. They should have anticipated this reaction, acknowledged it, and addressed it ahead of time. 

 

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Kimba1
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You are all out of your ever loving minds!!! That whole scene was HOT!!! I love Chuck and of course want him with Blair just as Blair wants him.  I wish Chuck would tell me that I am his!!! You are all crazy...abuse...WHATEVER!

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You are all out of your ever loving minds!!! That whole scene was HOT!!! I love Chuck and of course want him with Blair just as Blair wants him.  I wish Chuck would tell me that I am his!!! You are all crazy...abuse...WHATEVER!

I have literally no words for you right now...

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Independence?
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You are all out of your ever loving minds!!! That whole scene was HOT!!! I love Chuck and of course want him with Blair just as Blair wants him.  I wish Chuck would tell me that I am his!!! You are all crazy...abuse...WHATEVER!

You're a troll. I'm 99.9% sure of it. In the slight chance that you're not, you need to pull your head out of your ass, stop reading fairy tales and perhaps find a hobby that doesn't pertain to you wanting an aggressive child controlling you. You probably think S&M by Rihanna is such as sweet sweet song with no socially destructive implications, don't you?

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Queenofice

You are all out of your ever loving minds!!! That whole scene was HOT!!! I love Chuck and of course want him with Blair just as Blair wants him. I wish Chuck would tell me that I am his!!! You are all crazy...abuse...WHATEVER

 

Precisely what I was talking about! I guess Safran should read this and realise what he is influencing people to think.

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Marie Perry
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Mariechic

That whole scene was HOT!!! I love Chuck and of course want him with Blair just as Blair wants him. Nice try^^

You're a troll. I'm 99.9% sure of it.

oh, you should even go for 100%, lol

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Floralovesgurlplz

You're a troll. I'm 99.9% sure of it. In the slight chance that you're not, you need to pull your head out of your ass, stop reading fairy tales and perhaps find a hobby that doesn't pertain to you wanting an aggressive child controlling you. 

If s/he is a troll, you are just giving her the satisfaction of replying so seriously. In Degrassi (teen soap I luv) Sean was arguing with some guys outside and when Emma tried to calm him down he literally shoved her onto the ground. That didn't stop them from staying together for 6 seasons though. In a Play that I watched, the story ends with the wife going back to her husband, because he swore that he would never hit her again. The curtains close. My point is that this happens often on TV and no matter how much we keep debating or complaining, I don't think any of the writers GAF.
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@Flora, I think many of us said it over and over again. It's not about THAT it happens on tv or a play it is about HOW it is handled.

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Floralovesgurlplz

That's what I meant though, my examples and the way they were ended or handled, just proves that some writers don't care to make it a lesson or make a statement with them, they just want your jaw to drop. They aren't intending to make a statement with them.

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Al-in-germany
I don't really have any specific issues with the scene itself. Chuck behaved in a possessive and aggressive manner towards Blair, but that isn't really anything new. The viewer could see how scared Blair was and how out of it Chuck was, so I don't believe the scene sought to gloss over that act. My issue really is in Safran's response, which did try to gloss over the act in a way that was pretty unbelievable for the majority of viewers it seems. In the end it's he who loses credibility by doing that. That there was such a big gap between his view and how it appeared on screen, makes me think again that the writers and producers are so disconnected from the execution in LA. Maybe he needs to move to NYC and be more involved. The other problem I have is that they will really need to show some genuine consequences for Chuck in order to be socially responsible with this storyline. In the past Chuck has been able to skirt over some of the direct consequences of his actions and redeem himself via a single grand gesture. If he's to make it up somehow with B he'll need to show her that she can trust him and feel safe around him. Buying some Pierre Herme macaroons isn't gonna suffice.
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