Thank goodness there's a thread, because I really have some things to say.
Well congratulations Gossip Girl writers, you finally wrote an episode so terrible that I will not be watching another episode.
As a Blair fan, since the beginning, who only came back to this show midway though this season because it seemed like she was finally, finally pulling away from a cycle of emotional abuse with a boy who's daddy issues are far too ludicrous to even contemplate at this point… I'm baffled, and a little nauseous, over this episode.
I came back to this show during the Royal Wedding, and stayed because of Dan and Blair's friendship, then courtship, then romance, then lovely, lovely growth. I'm shocked all of that storytelling apparently never mattered at all. That it was all, ALL, just filler for another round of Chuck Bass is too good for Blair and Blair sucks it up and sticks by him even though he's a complete immature dickbag to her. OK, I see.
Blair said Dan was her best friend, but she didn't even bother speaking to him in person before 1) dumping him for Chuck 2) leaving the country? What? This flies in the face of- oh, whatever. This show.
Serena… I have no words. Lilly takes back a man who LIED and said he was DEAD for how many years? I assume this is only so Dan and Serena can be put back together eventually and not be step siblings. Oh, and Dan's been broken and is finally turning on everyone? I…
I'm going to have to pretend this episode never happened.
That prospect makes me feel better actually.
I'll just pretend it ended in a logical manner with characters who've actually grown and matured and aren't resetting to SEASON 1 values.
(I want to all cap that and add about 500 exclamation points, stupid show has ticked me off so much I want to get all caps lock on their asses.)
I haven't felt this disappointed since Season 4 of Buffy. Gotdamn. Where I had to pretend that show ended after Season 3, with the additional, sporadic "Special" episode that aired as mini-tv movies. This is what I tell myself. Ahem.
Oh well, at least my TV schedule has opened up a bit.