The demise of Chair
I just wanted to take the time and write about why Chuck and Blair don't belong together (at least not anymore). I used to be a supporter of these two, but one can't deny all that's happened. Remember, everyone is entitled to have an opinion, so don't take it personal. Watching a show is about having fun, not about arguing.
During season 1, their rendezvous and flirting were cool and interesting to watch. However, by the time Chuck got jealous of Blair and Nate still being together, his destructive behavior started.He sent GG the blast about Blair having slept with two guys. If he really cared about her, he knew that for the sake of both, he couldn't say anything. Remember when Blair walked into the bar that Chuck was at? His exact words to her were: "Let me be more succint. You held a certain fascination when you were beautiful, delicate, and untouched. Now, you're like the Arabian my father used to own; rode hard and put away wet. I don't wan't you anymore and I can't see why anyone else would." Seriously? I don't even know why Blair didn't slap him; what a jerk. Finally, in the last episode of the season, Chuck's supposed bonafide feelings for Blair went up in smoke. He stood her up at the helipad. Between choosing to be the guy in a committed relationship or the playboy, he chose the playboy.
Season 2 was all about cat-and-mouse game. It was so clear that both had deep feelings for each other. However, Blair wasn't willing to declare such feelings because she knew that she might get hurt. As for Chuck, he knew that at the moment he uttered the famous three words, eight letters his playboy life would be over. Though the season finale was nice, the rest of the season wasn't.Chuck turned Blair's minions and Serena against her so that he could have Blair by himself. He's the one who decided not to have a relationship with her! He kept toying with her until she decided to say the famous phrase. All Blair did was to stand by him when Bart died. What did Chuck do? He only kept rejecting her. While she was going through her college crisis, what was Chuck doing? In the words of Blair: "Help me? Is that what you were doing at your little gentleman's club while my life was going up in flames? When Chuck realized that Blair and Nate might possibly reunite, he decided to join forces with Vanessa. At the end, they ended up joining more than forces. Even after Blair told Chuck twice "I Love You" he still rejected her! "You can't run, you have to stay here and hear it this time. Chuck Bass, I love you. I love you so much it consumes me. I love you and I know you love me too. Tell me you love me and everything we've done; all the gossip and the lies, and the hurt will have been for something. Tell me it was for something." What did Chuck said? "Maybe it was, but it's not anymore." Seriously, how sick is this guy? Finally, it took an entire season for Chuck to say "I love you." At least, while he meant it.
Then, it was Season 3. The season of love if you want. Chuck and Blair were finally in an adult, committed relationship. Their bond almost seemed as an unbreakable one, until the infamous situation we all know, happened.If Chuck wanted Blair to wake up to reality, he could have gone with a random girl to Olivia's movie premiere and not with Jenny. Talk about humiliation? The last straw? Chuck trading Blair for a hotel. You call that love? Not only did Chuck at least apologize, he gave Blair an ultimatum about their relationship "You have until tomorrow to decide. I'll be waiting at the top of the Empire State Building. If you're not there tomorrow at 7:01, I'm closing my heart to you forever." What the wuck? After what he did he was still cynical about it! Blair didn't show up on time. He's Chuck, he's a guy so he had to find comfort with Jenny Humphrey. What didn't he just do it with one of his random hookers? His excuse? "When you didn't show up, I thought you didn't love anymore." Right, because you can turn off the love button whenever you want.
Lastly, there's season 4. Blair was hurt and determined not to forgive Chuck, while Chuck was determined to destroy her. He continued playing the field, taking Blair for granted, while Blair was trying to live up a life worthy for Chuck.We all know he got shot and saved by St. Eva, but one thing is to be grateful and another one is to fall in and out of love with anyone he pleases. What did he expect? He paraded his so called "new Chuck" along with Eva, for everyone to see. He didn't care whether Blair would be hurt or not. Wait, he thought she didn't love her anymore. Blair manages to drive Eva away and Chuck ends up declaring war to her? Lover turned enemy? How sick. He tried to sabotage her college studies until she was left with nothing, he once said. We always knew that Chuck was dysfunctional, but to come to this? Not only did he humiliate Blair with Jenny twice, he made her come back to the city to turn the knife even deeper inside. Blair tells him that they can't be together just yet, Chuck utters the cheesy phrase "if two people...." He obviously moves on, he dates Raina. But when he found out that Blair and Dan kissed, he got enraged and tried to sabotage that too. Chuck can dick around as much as he wants because he knows that Blair will always be there for him, but if he sees any sign of Blair moving on, he interferes. Poor Blair, she even managed to help Chuck with his "fake" relationship with Raina. As for Chuck, he was eager to find Blair when Russell told him about what supposedly happened the night of the fire. He keeps going back to her only when he needs her. Not only is he a womanizer, he has rage outbursts, and keeps destroying any good that Blair can have in her life. It seems that Chuck only wants Blair when he can't have it.
I've basically described the kind of relationship that Chuck and Blair have had. No relationship is perfect, but one thing is to have a flawed relationship and another one is to have a toxic one. During the beginning of season 3, Blair agreed to play games with Chuck (the cheating boyfriend, scorned woman). It's pretty clear that she was doing it for his own sake, not hers. Why? because their relationship has been based on games, distrust, and lust. They have undeniable chemistry and passion, but nothing else. Or, can you tell me of a time in which Chuck has said something meaningful to Blair? No, only Blair has. Has he supported her with her own endeavors? No, only Blair has. The worst is that she came to a point in which she wanted to become a powerful woman in other to be worthy of Chuck. Because Chuck is powerful? Yes, but by inheritance, not by merits. Everything Blair is and that has accomplished have been the result of hard work and perseverance; not by being 'Chuck Bass.'
It's become really pathetic and sad at the same time to watch Blair go back to Chuck whenever she has the opportunity, regardless of all the damage that Chuck has caused upon her. For once, she needs to regain her self-esteem and honor women's empowerment. If Chuck wants a shot at being "normal" he needs to go to a shrink once and for all; for his own sake. As for Blair, she needs to be with someone that makes her happy. With someone with whom she can be herself and that can really appreciate her for what she is. That one for me is Dan. I can still remember him telling Chuck "She's intelligent, she's intuitive; she weeps when she watches Nights of Cabiria." When has Chuck acknowledged Blair's qualities?..... Exactly.
I respect all shippers, including the Chair ones; but I just wanted to let out all the issues that have built up this tormentous relationship throughout the seasons.
What I think destroyed Chair is the writers not knowing how to write them and what to write for them. They tried too hard and created a bunch of overdramatized and rather unsavory diversions for Chair that eventually achieved the purpose of completely killing the couple in the eyes of many of their initial fans. Not all fans obviously (Hi Prisilla), but many of them.
exactly my point fellow GG fans
I know! seriously when I found out that Blair was going to be pregnant. I thought, again? the same storyline? except that now she's in fact pregnant? I'm hoping Blair will suffer a miscarriage (doesn't make sense on GG to have a baby). It'll be better if the responsible for that loss happens to be Chuck.
haha thanks Iv. I didn't create the post to cause havoc between dair fans and chair fans, but I had to! It doesn't make sense to support this kind of relationship given the facts! sorry chair fans.