This is the second episode in a row this season that mainly has silly stories and focus on annoying characters or give an annoying portrayal of beloved characters. I did not hate it but it was O.K , though the Spectator story is getting interesting I feel like Nate’s involvement in the whole story and his persuit of a journalism career is unbelievable to the character, I don’t understand why the character of Nate played by the always sexy Chase Crawford is never given any important story. The new Vanessa ( a homicide-provoking character that has no depth or necessity) aka Charlie is involved in the story too and has an eye for Nate ,it seems like gossip girl chose one character to combine what is annoying about Vanessa and Jenny and compressed it into one more attractive package, I don’t hate her but I am not a big fan either. Serena and Dan’s friendship is on the rocks and I have to admit I like it better when Dan calls Serena out on her crap,for me Serena gets away with everything and though she never really does anything evil I never really believe her or trust her. This season she is trying to find a career which I admire and she tries to protect Dan but the way she walks into trouble and misunderstandings in a way that annoys me, we all had that friend that things happen around but nothing really is their fault. Blair is having one last mean girls competition to find out who is going to be the next bride’s maid which seemed childish after all the things Blair went through but then again going through all that stress I understand wanting to go back to simpler times where Blair was in control of what happens to her. What makes me sad about Blair is how much I feel like she is trying to survive all the things that happen arround her which is not what we are used to in Blair, she always seems so in control and so focused that whenever I start to feel she is trapped like now with her pregnancy and marriage to Louis sadness settles in my heart. Speaking of Louis we get to see his bad side and for Chair fans they were cheering waiting for him to give Blair enough reason to leave him and realistically we know the wedding will no go through for one reason or another, what will happen to the baby?…I don’t know.
Chuck is trying to heal and yet hides Blair from his therapist because it is the deepest,ugliest truth there is. Chuck’s worst fear was that he will be alone and never being loved, he was loved unconditionally by Blair and still managed to ruin it. I would not have accepted Chuck to stay the same after a huge blow such as losing Blair it makes sense for his character to either try to be a better person or become a worse person. The scenes between Chuck and Blair are always the best of any episode and after Chuck discovers that Louis is paying his therapist for information he exposes him in front of Blair, later to go to her penthouse and apologize for everything he ever did, he accepted his role in the ruin of their relationship and gave Blair the apology she needed, she asks him if there anything else he needs to say and the look in his eye suggests yes there is a lot more to say but he chooses not to say it . We know now that Blair is doubting her relationship with Louis either because he is starting to bore her or because she doesn’t love him as much as she loves Chuck,he is the mature choice but not necessarily the best one. All ends with Dan loses his movie deal and is back to being a nobody and Chuck leaves his engagement ring to Blair on the steps of Harry Winston and no one gets what they really want.
Gossip Girl’s third episode “The Jewel Of Denial” promised and delivered on who the father of Blair’s baby ,Blair was understandably trying to avoid the answer. Let me say this, I have always found the character of Dan Humphrey whiny and boring but in season 4 and now 5 I am starting to see his value. His friendship with Blair is a very interesting one kinda reminds me of a black and white movie for some reason.
Charlie and Serena( who I expected to notice something changed about Blair being her BFF and all ) are back from their vacation at . I understand why Charlie/Ivy is trying to blend into the upper east side life, as brilliantly explained, the dress alone is reason enough. This particular story line is boring, I don’t care about Charlie at all. Even if she is found out what’s the big deal? they’ll hate her then kick her out unless someone finds her out and blackmails her for information …Enter Elizabeth Hurley’s character .Those two stories will cross at some point it could be interesting but so far, Ywan!
Nate is working in journalism and though I admire and respect the hotness of Nate Archibald he must be one of the most pointless, misguided characters around, that is why he and Serena never work; they are too much alike. I don’t like his relation or affiliation with Elizabeth Hurley’s gossip tycoon character who’s name I neither know or care to know (I googled it it is Diana). The taking of cell phone at the party was tacky but still I appreciated the moment where he hides Blair and Dan’s cell phones to protect them.
Chuck feels nothing, losing Blair has numbed him in spite of Dan’s attempts to help him (raised eyebrow at the strangely forming friendship), and just when I was starting to lose interest Blair comes to the hotel to tell him she is pregnant with (SPOILER…….) Louie’s baby. That scene brought it all back, why I watch Gossip Girl and why I love Chuck and Blair. The writers know they hit gold with Chuck and Blair and they will never actually close the lid on those two but then again other treasures are to be found we just need to see how they play out (HINT:Dan and Blair). What I loved about the scene is that it had so many unspoken words, they were both so careful about what they’re saying and never actually saying what they want to say it reminded me of that verse of a Josh Groban song “The tattered thought balloons above our heads, sinking in the weight of all we need to say, whys and what ifs have long played out, left us short on happy endings “. This scene led us to fall in love with Chuck even more as in the lonliness of his room he cries because…he simply can’t take it anymore.
Blair is going through one of the toughest things on her own with only Dan and Dorota by her side. Why haven’t she told Serena yet? Dan has proven himself to be a worthy friend. I say it again whatever their relationship is or whatever it turns out to be, I love it, It is honest and tender. The father is Louis and I like the fact that we did not wait long to know, they could have dragged it on and they didn’t which is a good thing (looks like The Vampire Diaries is a good influence at The CW). Blair told Louis who we know is a goner soon, he will not last but the question is what will drive him away or who…
I will leave you with Gossip Girl’s next episode “Memoirs Of An Invisible Dan” that reveals a fun look at what exactly Dan wrote in his book .
There are couples that you see on TV and you Google the right to see if they are dating because the chemistry is too gripping . Most of these couples are not dating which means they are great actors because they had us fooled
1. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries : they both play roles of unspoken attraction, when ever they are around each other you feel electricity.there has been rumors about those two but the age difference might be an issue.UPDATE: they are dating as is obvious in this blog nina-dobrev-and-her-gorgeous-squeeze-ian-somerhalder-took-their-mums-out-for-a-walk-in-paris
2. Kyle Chandler and Connie Burton Friday Night Lights : they looked like a real couple, watching FNL I was totally convinced they are married.They have a genuine chemistry that you can’t fake.
3.Paul Wesley and Candice Accola The Vampire Diaries : those two are not a couple on or outside the show but as i see it the chemistry is unbelievable. I swear i was shocked to learn they are not dating. Am I the only one who sees it ?
4. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Grey’s anatomy: That scene in the pilot where Meredith and Derek are in the stairwell after realizing he’s her boss,they had it and it was magnetic.
5. Leighton Meester and Chase Crawford Gossip Girl: remember I am listing people on TV who have Chemistry not necessarily people I want to end up together. Though the Chuck and Blair chemistry is undeniable. The two actors listed have great chemistry, they look great together.
6. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt Mad About You : do you remember that show, well those two had IT . They were a great duo.
7. Timothy Olyphant and Joelle Carter Justified : they just look so good together I don’t know what it is but they do, they both give off the same vibe.
8. Mary Louise Parker and Justin kirk Weeds : they have been the embodiment of team work on the screen. I can’t believe we wont see them again next year.
9. Mila Kunis and Danny Masterson That 70s Show .
10. Joel Mchale and Chevy Chase Community : O.K that last one is a filler but imagine if you will a world were those two are a couple 🙂
So here’s my list to keep you entertained in this cruel summer without our beloved TV shows. If you have a couple to add or any comments please head down to the comments section.
Looks like Gossip Girl writers are learning a lesson or two from Vampire Diaries. I honestly expected the episode to drag on with Blair stuck with Russel but the event seemed to move quickly to make space for the more important issues just like a TVD storyline would but less bloody . I respect the writers for putting a relationship like Blair and Chuck into perspective . It was risky because those two are the reason for three quarters of the ratings, but the story was more important than the popularity and I commend that.
A lot of drama was going on with the cousin Charlie and through that Chaos we get to meet Georgina again and learn that Charlie is not really Charlie.On a side note if Gossip Girl got rid one annoying shrill character AKA Vanessa, it was replaced with another in the form of Charlie, she is my new punching bag .
The dynamics between Blair and Chuck were amazing and fueled the entire episode.They crashed a Bat Mitzvahs and danced with absolute happiness, when did we ever see Blair and Chuck unguarded and relaxed . Then Blair took him to a room and did what she always did, Chuck -after the fact- wont let her break it off with Louis after seeing that The prince makes her genuinely happy. Their goodbye scene was heartbreaking and too profound for the quality of the show, yet another example of the writers sneaking a moment of personal growth between schemes,dresses and parties.
After the dust settles and Chuck is “Hollowed” by his decision, Blair is still getting married. Serena goes to visit her grandmother and meets a man,ends up with a job. Eric is going to Collage and getting a pilot on ABC’s “Revenge”.
For the best part Dan still likes Blair, he is depressed and wants her badly but too ashamed to admit it and Blair doesn’t feel the same way.Vanessa signs off with revealing Dan’s book “Inside” a tell all about his life in the Upper East Side,his desire to fit in and his feelings for Serena and BIG REVEAL Blair maybe?!!! and our little imp publishes it behind Dan’s back, what a friend !
Just when we think it’s over we are left with a shot of a bathroom trash can with a very mysterious positive pregnancy test? Is Blair pregnant? Is it Chuck’s baby? I doubt it’s Serena’s test. Season 5 I can’t wait.
Last note : I loved Dan Humphrey this season. I never really liked him and now I eat my words.
As I browse through the internet I see a picture I saw before,but now I discover it’s a picture of the finale as Blair’s dress shows above, I am a teacher who runs around with 6 year olds all day so yes my focus is a little off .
What will happen? Russel will not hurt Blair that is for sure, but will Chuck save her and will that redeem him in Blair’s book? What will happen in the face off between dirty Bass and the dandy prince ? Is this picture fake because it looks a little too happy ending to me ?
There’s a lot of water under the bridge between those two, their relationship took an ugly turn in season 4. What will happen with cousin Charlie (like we care ) and the burning question how did Dan turn off his feelings for Blair so soon?
I for one will be glued to the TV to know what will happen with the most magnetic couple on TV. Will Chair ever make it ?!!!
Looks like things are going to be hot and heavy in Gossip Girl’s season finale, Blair held hostage by Wallace and insane Charlie getting freaky. The trailer warns it’s turning out to be an ugly fairytale. This week’s episode’s best lines is when chuck says to Blair : “how will i ever prepare for what you’re planning?”
Looks like Chuck is on a mission to rescue Blair, will they ever find peace together.
So there is no denying that Gossip Girl has gotten really good this season , they cut back on the annoying -that’s you Jenny– and the atrocious characters AKA Vanessa . I love how Blair is growing up even though i didn’t buy her ever so quick love affair with the prince Louis , I do enjoy watching her happy wishing she was as happy with Chuck .
I am not going over the episode play by play because if you are reading this you probably watched it. Our Blair wants happiness and wants to be in an adult relationship and doesn’t mind playing princess while doing it. After years of Chuck “eating her cake” she is done with not loving him but with sacrificing herself for him. let’s be honest as romantic as Chair may be they are not normal. I needed as an audience to see someone recognize that enters Nate the glorified extra . After Blair being underhandedly sabotaged by Serena (the nice bitch) who later came to regret it , the party came . I don’t know if it was intentional but Blair showed up looking like anything but Blair the hair (as shown above) was unflattering and the make up was just too much though i expected her to be in her element Blair was clearly way in over her head .
Chuck did what he always did and as he walked away seeing the horrified look on Blair’s face a montage flashed in my head of the many time Blair had that look because of Chuck , and so once a devout chair fan when Blair admitted her will to choose joy i applauded both the amazing Leighton Meester who never disappoints and the writer who managed to squeeze some lines of personal growth between dresses and schemes . Then came the physical abuse we heard so much about paving the way to a total Bass destruction. All throughout the episode i felt a stench of darkness following chuck where ever he goes his voice tainted with suppressed violent anger. Chuck lost it eaten by self-hatred and crushing loneliness because now Blair is leaving him too, (reaching inside the screen for a hug).
Random thought: I hate Charlie she dragged the show back to high school, she is actually picking out a book about turning a friend to a boyfriend that scene was by far the only scene where l liked the Umpa Lumpa Vanessa more than the person opposite her. the highlight of the episode was Blair and the low point was Louis’ accent though he’s growing on me i still hate the accent.
On a final note I commend Leighton Meester who manages to have chemistry with a light bulb. She is a true talent i see big things for her. Now signing off with the promo of the next episode “Shattered Bass” Jack is back with hopefully a better haircut.