- Blair says to Chuck, “If you target him [Dan], then it’ll push us closer together, and I know you’re smarter than that. You’re better than that.” Blair is confused, albeit a little less muddled in the head about her real feelings for Dan. But, from this quote, I get the impression that she’s still rooting for Chuck to win her over by giving him hints and tips. I’m so sick of whoever’s writing him out to be her only viable choice as her ‘one and only’. We get it, she loves him, first love is a tenacious thing, and I get that’s hard to move on from. But, it’s sad to see her always defending someone who clearly has, in my eyes, yet to show he’s changed much. If Chair happens over Dair, I’d be upset, but only because Blair is being portrayed as someone who is truly blindsided by all of Chuck’s flaws that keep cropping up even when she’s trying to wait for him while on his so-called growth to goodness.
- I am hoping that they have more moments where Blair is seeing the light about what is good for her, and not only that, but really feel passion because it’s good for her. What’s more, I hope she has a real change of heart towards who Dan is and what he symbolizes. I see the little cogs turning in her head about it in the faintest way. But, I hope they show that Blair really, really wants this, and in turn Dan himself, and shows the same amount of fervour and admiration she shows for Chuck, if not more (wishful thinking, I know!). I’m talking no more hiding their being a couple in public, no comparisons to Chuck (spoken or alluded), yes to sex, and yes to keep teasing and berating his tastes and hair (that’s the spark and life about them to begin with). I’m afraid that this is the thing that they do not do right about this couple, and if they don’t get it right then it’ll be an indication that Dair is just a passing fancy for the writers (because, yeah, Leighton and Penn are undeniably watchable together) and a stepping stone for Chair.
I can’t not let this plot bunny die; I’m going to write a violate fic that will be heavily influenced by Heathers from the 80s. JD’s character just screams for Tate to re-enact that teenage-psychotic angst. This time around, Tate will definitely carry on with his personality and sensibilities, and most definitely have the same obsessions with a certain girl. I’m going to add in the suicidal and homicidal tendencies too, of course!