28 2 / 2012
Blair Waldorf takes a risk and yes she have everything
After everything, she finally did choose Dan Humphrey over Chuck Bass.
I know that people always complaining that Blair confess her love to Chuck on her wedding day and few episodes later she is in love with Dan? Blair finally clears all the confusion on ‘The Princess Dowry’ episode.
And I love you. I always will. But that doesn’t mean I’m in love with you.
(Anyone notice Chuck reaction when Blair said I love you? He was suprised because deep inside he knew is not the same I love you she used to said)
I came to conclusion that Blair will always love Chuck no matter what but that doesn’t meant he will always have her heart. Remember 4x02?
But it wouldn’t be my world without you in it
So yes, in a way, they will always love each other but that doesn’t mean she won’t have a place in her heart for someone else. Blair and Chuck have long history together and I don’t believe it will go away but it will still be a part of her. Chuck Bass is like her first love. I’m sure everyone have a first love. You will end up with someone else in the future but you will never forget your first love, all the bittersweet memories, right?
Next, I will look into people saying Blair fall in love fast with Dan. Anyone realize Blair’s dialogue with Serena?
Blair : We’re not servant to our emotions. We can control them, supress them, stomp them out like bugs
Serena : I can’t stand here and listen you lie to me and lie to yourself.
Blair is ego, remember the ‘keeping your pride and getting nothing and taking a risk and maybe have everything’. Blair don’t want to admit she is in love with Chuck at that time and this time she won’t admit she is in love with Dan because for her it is like she is giving up her pride for her feelings. She hold on to her pride saying that she can control her feelings and supress it. Even Serena knows that she is lying to herself.
From my point of view, Blair already realize that she like Dan back in Season 4. The signs were obvious. She invite herself to the movie to watch with him, she thought Dan was coming to see her but disappointed when he wants to see Serena, she even didn’t sabotage Dan because she sees him as her friend (altough she never admit they were). To be honest I always thought Blair like Dan first.
Then there were the kiss. She stay in her bed for a week. Probably deciding to become servant to her emotions or keeping her pride. She choose to keep her pride instead and at that time she realize it was the right choice. (Dan show us (viewers), that he like Blair but in Blair’s eyes Dan said it meant nothing, and she thought that Serena will always be in his eyes, not her, notice constant disappointment in her eyes)
We’ve been friends, that’s all. You have to believe me. You’re the only man in my life now, the only man I want there anyway.
The last line, in 4x18, Chuck want to get back with her. He is THERE waiting for her, but she decided that he is incapable of relationship and decided to let go of him. So i don’t think the line its about Chuck. Besides she is talking about Dan at that time and in her eyes Dan is not there for her. (he said the kiss meant nothing in 4x18)
So the only man she want that is there for her is Louis. But still altough she is with Louis, she still find Dan because she knows deep inside Dan brings solace to her. She need him.
Fast forward, Dan being a great friend to her, help her in everything but still their relationship is still friends. In Blair’s eyes, Dan cared for her as a friend like the one in 5x14. The turning point is of course the valentine’s day episode. She realize that Dan like her but not love. So Blair in denial say that she didn’t want to hurt Serena but actually like Serena said 'if you love someone, nothing in the world matters'.
Dan loves me for me
When she realize Dan love her just as she is, she didn’t care about anything else at that time. She storm off, leave her pride, take a risk, and went to see Dan. Nothing in the world matters, all in her head is to see Dan.
Does she love him? Yes, of course.
Chuck : There is nothing in our way.
Blair : Humphrey’s not the reason we’re not together, and neither is the dowry.
Chuck : Is this about saving my life again? Because we’re past that. You said you wanted to wait until your marriage was over. Now its over.
The reason she can’t be together with Chuck is because she love Dan. She accept what Chuck did and she didn’t blame him because she know he loves her and she didn’t feel the same.
Blair : At least not right now, not the way you need me to be, not the way you deserve
It is unfair to Chuck if Blair go back to him, and have her heart belong to someone else right? She have all her chances to go back to him. But instead she run to Dan. Remember Chuck offer her to pay the dowry and she refuse? Its clear now. Her marriage will be settle within seconds but she didn’t want to because it is unfair to him to have her but not her heart. Because if Blair love someone, nothing in the world matters, not even dowry, not even Chuck Bass.
p/s Thanks for those who take the time to read my post. Actually it was longer than I thought it will be. Just need to clarify the air to those who were saying it doesn’t makes sense that Blair love Chuck suddenly love Dan, Blair was being OOC, bla..bla…bla.. To me this is the most believable relationship in GG. The writers carefully assemble everything, and it makes sense. What doesn’t makes sense? Blair realizing she love Chuck after she had sex with him in the limo. In just one night, she turn from in love with Nate to epic,great love with Chuck. That is fast. Oh and Nate and Lola makeout, that was fast too. ; )