So a couple of people asked where the roundtable was last week — and that’s completely my fault, I’m not able to watch Gossip Girl “live” anymore so I didn’t initiate the roundtable and I’m the only one that publishes stuff on this site. I’m picky that way. So, from now on the roundtables are most likely going to be posted this late (and the recaps on Wednesdays). Plenty of people had problems with this episode so it’s just Camila and me for this episode. I’m sure if Heather participated, she would be singing this episode’s praises. Ready? Here we go!
Samantha | I can’t even talk about this show rationally anymore. Blair Waldorf has become the worst character on television. Which is a sad state of affairs. Also, who knew Georgina would be so horrendously awful at being Gossip Girl? She is just making mistakes left and right. It is just hard to watch.
Elodie | I think that this is the point that I give up on Gossip Girl. Before it was a heightened reality, now it is cloud cucuko land.
Samantha | I can’t give up. I’m in too deep. People depend on me to watch.
Kate | I won’t be watching live next week- I just can’t. They are messing up so many good things about this show. I’ll watch the promos and wait for it to maybe pick up near the end of the season. I’ll just blissfully hide in fanfic until then!
Can anyone explain/rationalize Blair’s actions this episode?
Camila | Not really, no. Let’s see: She runs away with Chuck, says she is in love with him, they crash, she ignores him completely to “save him” and go on with the wedding. Then at wedding she says she loves Chuck more and more everyday, if it’s even possible to love someone that much. Ok, until then this still makes sense. She runs away from the wedding with Dan and when Chuck gets there, she basically gives him the “I love you but we can’t be together for the 1000th reason the show has given us”, which is the dowry. He’d pay it for her, but she wants to earn her freedom. That’s nice because I even felt like our old loved Queen B was coming back. Wrong. One episode later she makes out with Dan, betraying Serena (even though they weren’t together). I absolutely hated that. Not only as a Chair fan, but as a Blair fan. They’ve ruined her. That’s why I liked that final scene where Blair tells Dan that she’d never hurt Serena like that and that she doesn’t have feelings for him (that’s how I interpretaded the scene, no offense to Dair fans).
Michael | “Hello, I’m Blair Waldorf and I love Louis. No, I love Chuck. No, I love God. Nope, NVM, God can suck it. I have feelings for Dan!”
—Gossip Girl season 5
I just saved a lot of people from ever having to watch season 5. No, I cannot explain Blair’s actions since the God storyline which was then just abandoned because Louis became evil (but as far as I know, that doesn’t make a promise to God null, does it?). Anyway, I disagree with you Camila. I don’t interpret that scene that way. Blair has feelings for Dan… that’s what happened. And the writers used their good ol’ “have other people mention it in case the audience doesn’t get it” tactic when Georgina said so herself.
What sense does it make for Dan to have sent the video? And furthermore hasn’t he learned that this will obviously not remain a secret and will backfire in the end?
Camila | I think it does make sense. Because he loves her and he wants two things: 1 – Blair to be happy (by not marrying Louis) and 2 – Blair to be with him. Well, we know he sent the video, which makes him stupid. In spite of the reasons I gave previously (that are reasonable) he knows that Blair’ll hate him when she finds out. So, it does make sense and it was in character if you look at the previous seasons but it was a stupid thing to do. (I also didn’t like how Dan kissed Blair this ep when she’s married and in love with another guy, but let’s not talk about this now).
Michael | Better question: Why would Blair be mad about this? I still don’t get why it’s such a terrible thing to do. Which is why I’m confused as to why she is so mad at Serena. If anything, the person who sent the video technically saved Blair from a lifetime of being in a loveless marriage. They just reduced that sentence to a year. More so, what are the writers trying to accomplish by having Dan and Blair’s apparently budding romance begin with a lie? They’re basically using it to end their relationship if it ever happens.
Why is Georgina even here? For the sake of being here?
Camila | I like her being here! I find it hilarious. It’s amazing how she’s handling being GG (not very well!). I want her to stay; it’s one of the few things I liked about this episode. And Phillip is a sweetheart. He NEVER complains about her manipulation and even helps her without questioning anything.
Michael | Wake me up when the real Gossip Girl comes into play. Georgina needs to pick up the ante when it comes to her posts. She’s not posting anything! She just keeps saving stuff for when the time is ready! And she’s awful at it.
Why were Blair and Dan in Chuck’s room…?
Camila | It may be the writers announcing a threesome, but it may be simply a coincidence to get to Chuck even worse when Georgie’d show him the picture. (The threesome part was a joke. Or not.)
Michael | Obviously, the threesome is happening you guys! No, but there’s no other way to answer this than: Georgina was in that room. It’s not like Blair was going to say, “Oh wait, don’t kiss me here. Let’s go over to Nate’s room… who was also my boyfriend and once the love of my life.” So.
What did you like about this episode?
Camila | Blair being a cupid, Georgina being GG and the whole Lola/Chivy storyline. I think that will bring some good stuff to the show. The return of the BAMF Chivy is always welcome, haha. Mike agrees.
Michael | Of course I agree! Ivy is the best thing ever. But she was off her game in this episode. She wasn’t the liar I know she could be. But other than that, I loved the scheming… the scheming, and the scheming!!!
What do you think about the promo for next week?
Camila | I feel like Blair is cray. Gurl, how do you love Chuck so much and after 3 episodes you’re all over Dan and don’t know if your feelings have changed? Oh well, it’s ok. I’ll just breathe and tell myself Chair is endgame because I know it is (no offense again, Dairs). I just sincerely hope Blair gets real and sees she doesn’t have feelings for Dan before they become a real couple. Because I don’t want to see him get hurt. That’s what Blair is doing, basically. Hurting people. Hurting Serena by being with Dan knowing that she loves him and hurting Chuck by telling him she loves him and then being with Dan. She will hurt Dan if she doesn’t end it before they are involved. And then she’ll end up hurting herself because of everything she did. But anyway. That’s only a theory, there’s no way to know what the writers will come up with. Oh, and I missed the Chivy/Lola storyline in the promo. I hope that storyline gets bigger, it could be awesome. Also, what’s up with Blair’s royal creeper liking Louis?
Michael | I thought there were a significant amount of kisses for the episode post-Valentine’s Day. But whatever. Also, I’m confused because what does it matter if Blair’s feelings have changed? Why would she “do stuff worse than kissing” with Dan if she wasn’t doing it with Chuck? Just got to wait for the episode and see, I suppose.