Grace had asked a question in her comment about how Chuck could possibly react after knowing he is about to become a father, if he could possibly act cowardly. Since my answer would’ve been too long, I decided to write a post about it. Hehe.
grace said: Josh 2.0 said the pregnancy news will have a major impact in Chuck’s life.
Do you think he’ll know that he is the baby daddy or Blair will say Louis is the father?
My biggest fear is the writers made him acting like a coward.
I really have many options open for this storyline. In both, Blair tells Louis is the father because a) she may believe he is; b) she wants her fairytale that she tells him a lie. I figured things could happen in various ways, but this is the one I thought about the most:
Around episode 8 (that should be the shower) everyone knows that Blair is pregnant, and everyone also thinks Blair is pregnant with Louis. We have no idea if Louis is sterile or not, but if he is… well, she is cornered but he could think it was a miracle (Royal Monegasque family is really religious) God wanted to give the baby to them. A blessing.
Blair keeps faking the baby it’s Louis/is in denial it could be Chuck’s, until Louis’ mother or sister do something. I see them being very tough, and in the Catholic way of thinking (speaking as a Catholic myself) have a baby before marriage isn’t considered good. I mean not that the priest won’t celebrate the wedding if the bride is pregnant, but concerning Catholic church rules the bride should be immaculate and procreate after she gets married. I know is a bit conservative, but the royal family is too. Louis’ mom could push Blair to do a paternity test because let’s not forget during 4.21 Sophie tells Louis she had someone following Blair. We have no idea if this person also followed CB when they went to the Bat Mitzvah. Since 4.21 and 4.22 are the same day we can’t know if Louis’ mom called this person and told him/her to stop following Blair. Revelations happened during the same day. My guess is that L’s mom could know something happened between Chuck and Blair, or suspect it did. She and Louis would probably then find out that the baby isn’t Louis. But I don’t think they would back down.
Louis’ needs to get married just like Ranieri in 50’s needed to find a bride soon. I bet Sophie could also make Blair sign something that says she can’t reveal her baby isn’t L’s, if she still wants to be a princess. So apparently let Chuck’s baby become a prince (lol). In my opinion if this happens, Blair wouldn’t accept. I mean she probably would at first, then realize she doesn’t want this. She isn’t ready to give up her NY life for a life as a princess, because becoming a princess isn’t easy. Plus, she knows the baby isn’t Louis’ and she doesn’t want to deny Chuck the opportunity to be a father (she knows he would probably find out sooner or later the baby is his and get super mad). Then Blair reveals Chuck and everyone that she won’t marry Louis anymore because the baby is Chuck’s.
Now we have two options following Blair’s revelation. How could Chuck possibly react?
1) I don’t think he’s going to be all “OMG I’M GOING TO BE A FATHER SOON, CAN’T WAIT” mood at first either way. He would be hit by the realization that he and Blair have created something in what it looked like their last encounter, the moment he thought they would be done for good. This gives him hope but also makes him think, can I be good for this baby? Can I be a father mine never was for him/her? Will I be able to take my responsibilities? (This connects to Chuck’s line in 5.01 about seeing real life and taking responsibilities.)
Of course he can’t know the answer, like any other person. Chuck isn’t sure of himself as a person, have doubts is inevitable but only with practice he can prove himself that he can be a good father/husband. In this case he won’t run. Instead, I can see him trying to reconnect slowly with Blair and slowly take care of her and the baby when it’s born (remember, like he will do with the dog). Maybe not tell Blair he still loves her so soon and be together again. But one step at time. Rebuild.
2) He is surprised that he can’t bear to be in the same room as Blair after she reveals him the truth, that he runs away kinda like 3.06 after he overheard Blair saying he played him. I can see him hiding in his suite and think, think, think. I can’t see him drinking much this time, or maybe drink really nothing to be honest. But I can see him being coward in the way that he doesn’t know what to do, so he refuges away from others to decide and realize. Is not like everyone is lucky their ex girlfriend and woman they still love comes bringing this kind of news, he thought between him and Blair was over and she was going to leave soon, so I can see him being afraid and hide in his suite for a day or two, then go to her and try to get used to this new situation.
I don’t think the coward way will happen anyway. There’s something working with the first theory more than the second, that is the parallel with episode 2.13.
We know for sure that episode 5.13 will be the 100th and they want to do something special, probably the wedding. My guess is that they won’t, and this special event could be the baby being delivered. This episode should air at the end of January or beginning of February, the due term if they let months don’t go slowly on the show.
The parallel would be:
2.13 – Bart dies.
5.13 – Baby Bass is delivered.
2.13 – Eleanor and Cyrus get married.
5.13 – Blair and Louis don’t get married.
2.13 – Blair tells Chuck I love you.
5.13 – Chuck tells Blair I love you, or none does.
2.13 – Blair comforts Chuck.
5.13 – Chuck comforts Blair.
2.13 – Chuck leaves Blair’s house and leaves a note.
5.13 – Chuck doesn’t leave Blair alone.
Another addition to the parallel is that at the end of this episode we find out Lily had a son with Rufus 20 years before and could parallel with the Blair I said that didn’t tell Chuck he was the father episodes before.
We could also parallel the episode with 3.12, but instead of Serena there’s Blair at the hospital and Chuck goes to visit her? Chuck comforting Blair and Blair reassuring him he can be a good father for the baby if he wants to?
“You’re becoming a man your father never was.”
Blair becoming a mother could parallel with Chuck finding his real mother?
The parallel with life/death is still on.
Chuck has been a coward in both 2.13 and 3.12, so my guess is that since the theme this year is growing up that he might not do that again and finally take his responsibilities and face reality.