Well, that was... strange. I can't imagine a way it could have been worse, actually -- it's kind of fascinating that way. I think watching Chuck reject Blair like that, with a riff on that beautiful Dan/Blair scene in 5x02 ("What if I lose everything?" and "You'll still have me." became "You have me." and "That's not enough.") was the worst part, especially because Blair hasn't "bet against" Chuck and any doubts she had about his motivations in 5x07, 5x08, 5x13, and 5x19 were completely understandable given his past actions. And she apologized each time and helped him with his problems in 5x22 and 5x23! So watching Chuck reject Blair on top of everything else like that was just... wow. I don't even feel like I watched Chuck fight for Blair this season, I feel like Dan was the one who was there for her and helping her this whole time, helping her to be strong and find herself! I'm stupefied.
And Serena's arc makes me so sad too. If her season was about telling people who the real Serena van der Woodsen is, it ended with her in the same place she was at the very beginning of the series -- cheating with her best friend's boyfriend, being self-destructive and running away. And of course Dan telling her he doesn't even know who she is anymore.
What an odd, heartless little show Gossip Girl turned out to be.
Anyway, I haven't talked to you very many of you guys about Gossip Girl since February, so I thought I'd post something on LJ (IDK that I can be fucked to update it anymore tbh, sigh) for... IDK, closure and stuff. What did you guys think? Are you surprised too? (Well, as surprised as anyone can be by Gossip Girl being bad, that is.) Will any of you watch the final season? I feel like there was almost nothing in this episode for anyone who doesn't ship Chuck/Blair, and ship it really really hard, i.e. you don't believe Dan loves the real Blair, you resent Dair, and you believe Blair has wronged Chuck and needs to grovel. I'd be curious about Gossip Girl's true identity if I hadn't already been curious about why Bart faked his death and seen how great this show is at big reveals, smh.
P.S. Oh, I almost forgot. I made a GG parallel! It's the first thing I've made for GG in ages, and obviously it will be the last. I like it, though! I started crackshipping DB in 3x02, so it's fitting!
Blair: Humphreys are not proper escorts.
Dan: Let's see if we can change that stereotype.
ME: NO YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT. NOTHING EVER CHANGES ON GOSSIP GIRL.