This weeks edition of the Speculation Post will be a little different. I’ll discuss spoilers Ausiello and Kristin gave to us, as much as we can talk about those tidbits since it’s really not. Many of you are worried the baby may be Louis’, some are worried for Duck (Dan and Chuck) interaction, while some other are still worried for what could possibly happen between Dan and Blair. Well, I can’t stop you from worrying because it’s natural, but I can try to analyze things to help you being more positive. Remember that being positive and hopeful is a good karma most of times. Yes, disappointment is hard to take whenever we are hopeful and things don’t go our way, but never forget this is fiction and life continues. Don’t take this as indifference. I care for this show at least at some extent, and I care for Chuck and Blair. I know that we’ll have a happy ending, and that the path towards that end is hard and will be full of bumps (besides Blair’s baby bump that is a bump I actually love), but we all need to have patience. Freak out before anything has happened makes things worse. Now let’s move on to the topics.
Don’t go ahead if you don’t want to be spoiled!
– Sophie wants Blair to sign a contract with ridiculous clauses
Point 1. Who is the baby father? When it could be revealed?
Of course we hope it’s Chuck, and there are many reasons he is indeed. But I don’t think he will know soon. I am seeing Blair passing her baby as Louis’ from next week’s episode. If you watched the promo, it’s clear she has done a paternity test but she doesn’t want to read the results, ergo she cuts it into pieces. My guess is that she won’t read them, but someone else will find it and read, for example Dorota. If you recall when they were shooting this episode there was a set picture with Leighton holding her script. There was a scene of Blair and Dan on the page, and it was about Dorota finding something or putting something together, can’t remember. Could be the results? Yes, probably. Since Dan holds the letter at the JP show in the promo, he may goe there to make Blair open the envelope, but she doesn’t seem she wants to (she pushes him towards a waiter).
Of course Blair isn’t excited to read the results. She is afraid the baby it’s Chuck’s, and this can ruin her perfect (in her opinion) fairytale from happening. If the baby it’s a Bass Louis may leave her – and I say may because Louis is pretty ambiguous and we have no idea if he has reasons behind his initial visit in April – if he founds out. She won’t become a princess anymore and royalty will call the scandal. But this is Gossip Girl. Things rarely go as planned, and the baby being Louis’ that is a guest star and that is the man Blair right now seems to want, would be too much annoying because things would go too well to be true… right?
So my guess it’s that at the end of 5.03 Blair will auto-convince herself without seeing the results that the baby it’s Louis’. She will tell him about it, but before (or later, but my feelings say before) she’s gonna tell Chuck about it. You ask me, why? I’ll tell you why.
This episode seems to be paralleling a bit with 4.20 for some reasons.
In 4.20 Louis asks Blair to marry him. Blair goes to Chuck before accepting, to tell him she is going to get engaged to Louis. Chuck doesn’t react well to the news since he also is drunk, and we know what happens.
Parallel with 5.03 could be that Blair goes to Chuck to tell him she is pregnant with Louis before somebody else tells him before her, like in 4.20 did with the engagement. This time Chuck is totally sober, and possibly with his adopted dog (that makes its first appearance next ep). When Blair tells him the news he doesn’t seem moved at first, giving the non-feeling period he’s having. Blair isn’t surprised he doesn’t show any particular emotion because she knows it’s hard for him and that he hides his feelings most of the times. If I were in Chuck’s shoes I wouldn’t either because of his proudness, but I would hurt inside.
I think this revelation could move something in him, make him feel the pain also on the bruise again (if it hasn’t faded since last episode). Then Blair would leave without running this time, feeling as if she is doing the right thing telling him but also kicking herself on her teeth because she knows the baby is possibly his, and we know in other circumstances if Louis wouldn’t exist, Blair would be super happy to have a baby with Chuck. Not that she isn’t now.
She made it clear she wants to keep the baby, the Chuck is the daddy factor could crush her dream, and that is what she doesn’t want. But she totally wants the baby whoever the daddy is.
Another key point playing in this possible parallel is that in 4.20 Blair wore a Jenny Packham Spring 2011 dress, and in 5.03 there will be a Jenny Packham show and she is wearing another grey gown from the same season.
Funny, isn’t it?
Point 2. When Chuck will know that the baby it’s his?
Let’s start from the certainty that Blair’s baby it’s Chuck’s. As I explained, Chuck will probably know Blair is pregnant next episode or the 4th. Blair is going to pass the baby as Louis’ at first, but will Chuck ever know the truth?
My guess is that he won’t know before episode 8 or 10. This leads me to talk about Ausiello’s contract spoiler. He said Sophie and Beatrice will draw up a contract for Blair containing some weird clauses regarding the baby. Well, what if they know the baby isn’t Louis’? As far as we know he may have some problem, or to connect with the two-part S4 finale Sophie may had Blair and Chuck followed that night. She was sure in 4.21 that Blair had gone to Chuck, and in fact Louis witnessed it with his eyes. He knows Chuck is Blair’s ex and that probably he’s still in love with her.
What if someone has seen Chuck and Blair going to the Bat mitzvah?
In 4.22 while Chuck and Blair were in the room having sex we have a brief Louis/Sophie scene where she tells him she’s sure Blair won’t come. Well, what if she knows because someone was behind CB?
There must be reasons why she won’t complain maybe. We know in royal families have an heir is important because if not the family line ends. What if Sophie wants the baby either way just to have a heir? Would she put a Bass on the throne of Monaco? To me, hell yes because her reasons are pretty egotistical and to protect her family’s reputation. That’s why she wants Louis and not Beatrice to be the heir sibling. Beatrice seems too much of a trouble-maker to give the family a good image, and Louis on the other hand seems too good and loyal, the perfect candidate. Beatrice makes it clear that if she’d tell her mother about Blair’s pregnancy, she would travel to NYC to arrange everything for this baby.
What these rules can be, then? For example, that the baby has to become a Grimaldi either way. If Blair and Louis happen to break up, married or not married, the baby will have to live in Monaco with Sophie &co just because of a contract, if Blair will sign it. I guess she’ll be reluctant at first, but then give up to salvage her fairytale from sinking.
At some point, though, I believe she won’t feel like she wants to anymore. Louis’ family pressures will be harder every day as we have already seen in 5.02 with Beatrice, I can’t imagine in the future and with a future heir (as they believe) on the way. It will arrive a moment where Blair is done, and she doesn’t want her baby to become what he/she isn’t meant to be.
Chuck’s role in all of this could be get her out of the contract. The only way he could do that would be by claiming his rights on the baby because Blair hadn’t told him he was the father. For the law when a contract has been signed, the other parent can claim his right on his baby only if he wasn’t aware to have that baby. If a parent has signed a contract where he/she denies his/her right on the baby nothing can be done on the other hand, like with Rufus/Lily and Scott.
This could occur around episode 8 or 10, and give Chuck the opportunity to help Blair. I can see Blair asking him for help and revealing the paternity, finally. This could again move something in him, he would be motivated to do something for Blair and for his baby, aka very first member of the family he thought he’d never have.
This is just speculation, tho. I’m not a magician, so who knows whether I’m wrong or right.
Oh, this was also to answer Grace’s comment. 🙂
Point 3. Who makes out with Blair? What’s the probably not so nice thing happening during episode 4?
Okay I am really not much into this spec, to be honest. I don’t want to talk too much about this because I don’t want to spend time freaking out on things that haven’t happened yet. I will just say, to answer the first question, that in my opinion is evident who the guy that makes out with Blair is. Nothing is what is seems screams to me that since it’s not a dream, is something staged like in 4.19. Louis will probably find out about this and forgive Blair because she will tell him about the baby. Also connected to Ausiello saying DB will kiss again, spoiler.
Question 2. The not so nice thing could be the contract. Since it was Kristin giving that spoiler first and few weeks ago, I assume it may be the same thing Ausiello said last night, but written with different words. Maybe is something that will make us roll our eyes at the nonsense, Idk.
This week’s spec is over, guys. I hope you liked my spec and that you get the chance to tell me what do you think about these spoilers too. Also, you can also tweet me at @ChuckBlairthePP with question if you want me to discuss some particular issues. You know I’m logorroic much. lol.