: I know that Chuck wore silk pjs due to Ed's tatoos but if he didn't have them, would he? Chuck did enjoy fashion like Blair so, were they a fashion statement? I would like to think he would have worn silk bottoms but not the shirt. What do you think, fashion statement for Chuck or just covering Ed's tatoos?
Stephanie Savage once said that they needed to cover Ed’s tattoos with clothing because Chuck wouldn’t be (according to them) the kind of guy who would have tattos, which I find wrong because he is a billionaire and someone who would do crazy things like getting an ugly tattoo. I feel like they did cover him and justified it was for the tattos, also because of Ed’s body. Don’t get me wrong, I find him perfectly fine and I like that he has a very normal body, but it seemed to me as if the fact that he hadn’t a sculptured body like an early Chace or Penn or even Matthew during S1-3, was something that bothered the people who worked for the show. Let me explain: nowadays, the main attraction on a show seems to be the eye candy(es) that act on it. The boy with sculptured abs surely attracts a lot of women who like to watch for that plot instead of for the main plot - totally understandable, this is a society where appearance seems to count the most on TV (like on every other aspect of life). So, basically, is like Ed’s body didn’t suit this canon and that is why they never wrote Chuck with silk bottoms and not the shirt - that, I agree with you, would have been really hot and not out of character, because billionaire characters tend to appreciate their appearance very much, above all their bodies with which they attract women in the first place. But, let’s imagine that GG was on a channel like HBO, I think the situation would have been different. The shows that network usually airs (the rated R and the lighter ones) seem to not find unusual that a guy who has a perfectly normal body - or even men that are a little fatter than normal - are shirtless on their channel or more, totally naked. Look at Game of Thrones or True Blood for example. Sometimes they feature actors who are not in the shape networks like The CW, abc, FOX, find “”“healthy”“” (aka skinny at some extents), yet, they still have success and don’t find the body shape of an actor being the issue on their show. And that is a more interesting way to do TV, because you don’t make it seem as if only skinny and very hot people can be there, even the normal ones, some that in most cases, are more close to real life people than others.
: Lot's of talk that Ed has been off this season but 6x09 he came back into character. Leighton had the same issues last season. I think he has been right on character. Do you feel the same or have you felt he was out of it this season?
I don’t think he was out, maybe the storyline was a bit confusing at the beginning. I mean, at first he just wanted to show his father that he could achieve something, then he realized Bart was hiding something and then his goal was messed up. It wasn’t just creating a new business and fulfill his goal of succeeding in his work, it was more let’s find out what my father has done wrong that’s so suspicious. He was being himself and often his father was influencing his views on things, but he was pretty much in character to me. I think they shifted his goal to dig up Bart’s dirt, because maybe they had the chance to close that story in time for the season finale - by killing Bart off and showing that he was ruthless and had to be stopped but also to finally make Chuck accomplish his goal (even in a quick way). If this wasn’t the last season, I’d probably call it lazy writing. But since there is actually no time to extend the story, I find myself being okay with it and with Chuck actually coming to terms with his father.
: do you know where i can watch season 5 online or something?
Sure! This site should have all the episodes: http://www.fastpasstv.ms/tv/gossip-girl/
: So, what do you think of season 6? I am a little disappointed. The writers wasted time keeping Chuck and Blair apart this season. I thought for sure 6x05 would put them togather but no. I love the chemistry between Ed and Leighton, I feel we missed out on alot of great scenes. We will not have Chuck and Blair again, so why waste the precious time?
So far I think it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t excellent either. Compared to Season 5, everything is better, and these episodes (not all of them) weren’t off. I just think the writers wanted to be done with the show and that is probably why they didn’t put much effort into the episodes they’ve written. But not all of them. I think the premiere written by Josh and Stephanie was really good. It was the first episode in a while after 5.22 that I enjoyed completely. Who knows, maybe it’s because Josh and SS are good writers IMO, in comparison to some of the other writers that one time write a good piece while another time, they disappoint. This shows clearly with Sara Goodman that while she wrote good episodes in the past like 4.02 or 4.09, she failed to deliver S5 episodes. Her S6 episode (6.05) wasn’t meh but it could’ve been more cured… IDK, it felt a little off for me. I think 6.03 and 6.04 weren’t that bad either. The first episode was written by Natalie Krinsky who also wrote 5.09 last year - and 5.20 that was a total fail. Natalie and Sara wrote 6.09 together, that we’ll see next Monday on our screens. I have high expectations for this episode because I think that with tonight’s 6.08 and the Season Finale, will be good and will finally deliver S6 for C&B fans (and for D&S fans the most). I didn’t expect them to fix all the things they’ve created during S5. I thought C&B would have had more screentime together but I think it was clear that all the writers agreed that Chuck and Blair would only be put together for good at the end (as per Josh and SS words during S3/4 - she said they would wait for the finish line for endgames). I have seen people complain that they wouldn’t accept what the writers would give to them because they needed to make up for S5, but honestly? What we could expect from people who wrote a shitty season and then were graced with 10 episodes to close their show? The show sunk. Only a miracle could have fixed things, imo. And the writers are not Saints, so they could just try and we can’t do anything about the way they developed things at this point. They don’t even care about the ratings anymore. Overall, I’m happy it’s over because I look at the little moments. If Chuck&Blair have a nice moment in an episode, even if it’s 20secs, I take it. I’d take anything because it’s already great that we have these additional screentime to give closure to everybody.
: Some fans do not care for season 3. It was important to CB relationship. They tried to work apart but failed at it. They were meant to play and work togather. Blair felt insecure on her looks compared to Jenny. In the end, Chuck got the one that got away but hated every second of it. I love how they set that up throughout the whole season. There was alot of progress made to the relationship. What is your take on season 3?
I would lie if I said I didn’t expect much from S3, because I expected a lot. I’ve started this show when they were at episode 2.13, so I’ve had the time to fixate over C&B’s future possible relationship and how it would play out, because I was sure that they would be together sooner or later. When I got it, I was a little disappointed. I guess I wanted to see more of them interacting as a couple, but I got so little. S3 is not my favorite season, but I’m trying to revaluate it. I think it wasn’t that badly done, the only problem was that C&B - after they had solved their plot from S1/S2 “Will they be together” and “Will Chuck tell her he loves her”, became background action. Yes Blair had her stories and Chuck had his, but things were too quiet for my likings, they had got like any usual couple in the very first part of the season. After episode 3.12 that imo is the best of S3 not only because I like Chuck-centric episodes and that deal about his issues, but because it was well written and gave C and above all B too, the angst that they lacked in the previous episodes. Angst is an important thing in CB’s relationship, along with trust, sex and roleplay. When you give me CB angst, I’ll love you forever and hate you forever at the same time because a lot of times angst leads to separation, but CB’s angsty scenes are so pretty and dramatic to look at, that I can accept a little pain when I watch them; after all that’s what makes me passionate about them. In that moment - episode 3.12 - started what I really like about S3 C&B. Chuck’s “mother” first, then the IP later, were like tests for them and of course their relationship. They have had a little issue during episode 3.06 because of the speech Blair wanted to perform, but that was a silly high school thing compared to later stories, it was quickly fixable and in fact it was put in the middle of the first half of the season to create little drama (but it still was a test). Key episodes like 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.17, to me opened a new whole level of appreciation towards this couple and led me to a new question “Will they succeed? Will they be able to have a love life and a career or they’re destined not to be together?” - and this made me very passionate more than I was before this season even started. I think this season was meant to go this way, with his ups and his downs such as the IP storyline and the Jenny thing in the finale. We knew they’ve always wanted to put C&B together only at the very end, so we knew we had to endure things we hated (like D&B, or Blair&Louis). Chuck and Blair had to understand how to be in a relationship with each other not to mess up. But they also had to learn how to balance their aspirations with their status and their partner - because we know when you are someone else’s bf/gf, and you’re very serious about them, you act for them too when you do something that may involve them indirectly. That’s how strong a couple is. C&B were like - married without even wearing a wedding band. And they had to learn how to be “married” before they would settle down with each other for the rest of their lifes, otherwise their relationship would have failed at some point because of the distrust in each other that is shown in some points of S3.
: The episodes are moving the storyline along but feel slow. Could this be because the episode is a day in the life rather than a whole week? Where do you stand on the Chuck and Blair sexual fustration scenes? I think 6x05 should have been the end of the pact. I want more CB together time before the serious ends.
RE: slow feel. It’s weird that is so slow if you ask me, because UK tv shows always have no more than 13 episodes in most cases, and their stories go fast; one ep two people meet, the next they’re already in love. I guess the GG writers didn’t want to rush things and end the final season in the spring like they did with the previous, so they’re just going week by week in real time because they’re used to that, so that is probably why it doesn’t seem anything major happened (although sometimes it bores me because they could have used screentime for more interesting plots).
RE: C&B’s frustration. I really wanted them to kiss at the end of the ep. Alternate episodes such as 1 and 3, showed us C&B’s tension and how Blair wants to break it (let’s face it, anyone of us who has the luck to be loved and soon-to-be-wife of Chuck Bass would want to do kinky stuff with him and generally enjoy themselves). The 5th ep is a middle ep, probably had to be the turning point of all the stories. I didn’t require sex, I just needed a small kiss. I know they love each other and that Chuck is trying to keep a promise with himself, but it’s also true when others makes us feel loved, we’d move mountains for them and are in a better mood to find solutions for ourselves if we have to. Chuck is not punishing himself by denying himself Blair’s advances. He just wants to earn what he deserves, that is Blair’s love and presence in his life forever after he’s achieved what he needs to. It probably has to due with Bart too, he has influenced Chuck a lot and he would want to prove his father that he can do it and then live happily ever after. So in this I stand with both sides. When they’ll kiss and have sex again it will be even better than in the past because something waited is always more exciting and special.
: What did you think of the two deleted scenes from season 5, both involving Chuck? I thought both reflected out of character moments for Chuck and Dorota.
I don’t think they were completely out of character, I more believe those were the peak points of their storylines in the first part of the season so they had to be a little weird, especially Chuck. Blair was more confused about whether or not she had to marry Louis or choose Chuck so I can understand a little her point too.
Chuck’s story for example arrived to a turning point when he realized that he needed some help (5.05) but that he didn’t have to be much different than his old self, just try to change his bad habits. I think 5.07 shows that even without the deleted scene. It was a hard decision to make for him [to kiss Blair and make her believe he hadn’t changed] and I believe Dorota was also IC when she went to him. After all, she just wants Blair’s happiness and even if Blair with Louis wasn’t happy, Dorota felt she had to stop Chuck from doing something that could make Blair more indecisive about her engagement with the Prince. So as much as she liked Chuck, she thought that since Blair was committed to another man, she needed to save the situation in her own way.
For the CBD x’d scene from 5.09 it’s different. I agree they seem a little OOC, why would Chuck take her to Dan to help her find a way to get Louis back to his prince charming ways? I think Nate would’ve been the PERFECT guy to do that because he indeed is the prince charming and good guy of the show. Maybe the writers wanted to hint the future “triangle” (although it really wasn’t a triangle) by having Chuck suggest Blair to “lean” on Dan for help in the following eps. It was good that they didn’t put it in the episode because imo it was a meaningless scene for the plot of 5.09 and Blair looked really out of herself and confused.
Anonymous: What are your thoughts on the ending of the season finale?
Sorry if it took me long to answer, but I needed few days of break after the finale.
I have to admit at first I thought the finale was poor. Hell, some things of it still are not that well written in my opinion, but what could we expect from a season finale of a show that’s ending? I think it was decent.The episode run very fast and bombs were dropped one after another that made the whole thing not boring to watch. Although I was a bit ‘meh’ about the content of the CB scenes when I first watched them, I realized that they had to go that way. We had to have Blair finally face her fears and come to terms with them. We had to have Chuck wanting to have an identity of his own so he would not feel like a ‘Rufus’ (a trophy boyfriend/husband who does nothing to sustain his gf/wife). And we had to see Blair wanting to fight for him and with him, because I’m sure next season we’ll see C&B fighting together to be together as one and to get Bart to see Chuck is worth it for his job.
Anonymous: are chuck and blair back together? what happened to dan? i don't get it. sorry.
Technically, no. I mean Blair chose Chuck but Chuck didn’t want to be just with her, he also needs his own identity/future and didn’t want to depend on Blair’s society (because her mom wants her to take over WDesigns). I think he was influenced by what Bart told him shorty before Blair met him on the rooftop and so he refused her. But this doesn’t mean he will reject her again. His silence in the last scene at the Casino was strong and powerful and meant more than words: they are not yet together as a couple, but she picked him and she’s going to earn his trust back because that’s what she wants. She wants him. And he wants her. But he wants them to be together as a team, not betting against each other. I’m sure they’ll be rebuild as a couple in S6.
Dan left with Georgina to get secrets on the UES to use them in his next scandalous book. No idea if they will go to Rome since Dan had to go with a guest and had plane tickets… it seems as they will though.
Anonymous: did you see the exclusive video from Cosmopolitan TV Spain? I think it's over for chair...:'(
I don’t think so. That scene is the reversal of the last CB scene from 4x09 except that there they had a whole half of season to fill with obstacles, and now they are putting it on a finale episode after a long and fatigued journey both C and B did since then.
The scene also looks like the one from 2x25 where Blair tells him “I love you so much it consumes me, tell me you love me” and he says “Maybe it was but it’s not anymore” and walks away. She knows he loves her but he’s afraid/not ready to say I love you back yet. Here is the same thing but he is also upset because of what had just happened with his father.
We all know the outcome of 2x25. Chuck shows up after a week and surprises Blair by telling her I love you and that she can believe him this time. Right now we may have Chuck realizing that no matter what we have, even if we have nothing we’ll always have the people who love us to sustain us.
I believe the premiere title “Yes then zero” was important for that. Chuck is supposed to say yes to something unexpected, and maybe he’ll have to start from zero after accepting his fate.