The title seems rather referring to a horror or a thriller, but the content of this post is the opposite. As you may guess, in this speculation post I’m gonna discuss lies, and especially after the last episode, Blair’s. Don’t you think she has lied too? Go ahead and read. Are you mad at Blair now? Keep reading. This post will be mostly focusing on whether or not she lied based on spoilers and evident facial reactions.
Point 1. Has Blair lied to Chuck?
This is Gossip Girl, so my answer is yes, definitely. There are many reasons why she has lied. One is the most evident. She wants her fairytale, she would do anything to live her fairytale, even pass the baby as Louis’.
Another reason is because she doesn’t trust Chuck. Trust issues between Chuck and Blair exist since Season 1, but they were more damaging during Season 3 when both acted selfish instead of being a team. Trust is difficult to earn, above all after you’ve put trust in someone who has deceived you, or has backstab you. Chuck and Blair are no exceptions, the mistakes they made because of the lack of trust in each other were many. This doesn’t exactly mean that they can’t be together. Most of the times trust is regained after that person does something for you, and without any questions keep showing you he/she has changed.
But Blair right now can’t see that. In her stereotypical vision (like Dan tells her when he goes to the JP show in 5.03) Chuck is well, Chuck, while Louis is the perfect man (I’m about to marry a wonderful man), he’s going to be a perfect father (5.03), he is really a prince (503). Bad guy versus perfect and boring guy.
Like during S1/2, when at Louis’ place there was Nate, Blair goes for the safest choice, which is the good guy. Ah! Of course she chose what’s easy.
She is afraid that Chuck may not be right for the role, as if she sees the future. I can’t complain about this, I would ask myself the same knowing Chuck’s history. But what about Louis’s history? Does she know enough infos about him? What if in truth Louis is exactly like Chuck but she doesn’t know? Okay these are just questions, but we know nothing about Louis. No one can tell if he is a playboy who has done questionable things in the past.
As the diffident person as I am, I still think Louis has a secret. Everyone has a secret, even the people who seem too good to be flawed. Louis is not perfect either, and I hope he does have something behind that Kermitt face, or I’ll be disappointed. (I am annoyed by annoying characters, I consider them a waste of time).
Chuck has also believed Blair because we tend to consider true informations of things that we fear, while we consider false infos that seem too good to be true. Like Eva said in 4.04: “Of course Blair lied to you. She’s a liar. But you chose to believe her. You are still connected to her.” And we can say this year he’s still connected to her.
So has Blair lied, again? There are some factors proving this theory:
- After Blair sees the results, she seems like she is about to faint. If I see something happy, I would smile, I wouldn’t look as if I’m about to go to the gallows to have my head cut off. Hence, proof one the name on those results isn’t Louis’.
- She goes to Chuck first because she wants to see his reaction, but since Chuck seems pretty cold to her because he wants to be firm in his decision of letting her go, Blair takes that as rejection, as “I don’t love you anymore” from 4.02.
- Her voice when she says she is pregnant. Again, if I’m happy after reading the results, I wouldn’t care with whom I’m talking, I would be super ecstatic and on cloud nine. She tells Chuck the news and takes few seconds before she says the baby it’s Louis’, to see if he’s going to add something. Well, he was smiling.
- Taken from granted justifications: “fatherhood isn’t in your lifestyle”, “A part of me wished that baby was yours”, “I told you first because I didn’t want you to wonder the baby was yours”… lies. You can see she’s just saying those things to auto convince herself that Chuck isn’t good for that part, and that it’s better if she says the baby isn’t his.
- Chuck saying this would destroy her fairytale. Indeed, it would. She is aware of it.
- Her face when he tells her he took Monkey to get fixed because he thought the responsible thing to do. She was totally thinking “What have I done, I misjudged him”.
Blair is going for her safe ending with the safe boring good guy who isn’t going to make her happy. She thought that between the two, Louis was better for the role, in fact when she tells him he is happy and she will have her fairytale again. With Chuck she wasn’t aware of the answer. Baby Bass will remember her that she can’t keep that secret for long, and Chuck will find out too.
In my opinion she was wrong telling him a lie, but what did you expect? This is a show, and they couldn’t let things go fast on the 3rd episode. The news that she is pregnant is one thing, and since it’s going to show soon, Blair couldn’t lie about it. She said it after the third month (she said the morning sickness had ended, it usually ends after the first trimester). She couldn’t wait more, and she couldn’t just go to Louis and say “You know I’m pregnant but this is not your baby”… come on, it would have been ridiculous and it would have killed this storyline pronto.
Going on this way, with Chuck in the dark, gives time to her to live her story. Perhaps things can change, considering Louis’ mom and Beatrice are a pain in the ass. Another thing to consider is the contract Ausiello said Sophie will draw up.
Remember we haven’t seen the results, so possibilities are still open.
Is Blair really willing to let her possible Bass baby become a Grimaldi? Does she wants to ignore that the baby it’s Chuck’s for the rest of her life?
In my opinion this will be the first thing that will start making her up her mind a bit. A contract is a hard thing to cancel after you do it, like I said last week only Chuck could do something in the case Blair will sign it. At some point, she’s going to realize, and if Chuck finds out, she can’t keep this secret anymore. I bet he would do anything not to let his baby leave the country. “The responsible thing to do”…
2. Will we ever find out the results of the test?
My guess is we will. Blair has kept that letter into her drawer, this means that whoever opens it can find it. Remember about a certain Louis/Chuck scene that “will set things in motion” like the first CB scene didn’t. Chuck may have a hope after all.
A proof I may be right in this is that the writers love parallels too much.
In 4.03 for example, we found out that Milo wasn’t Dan’s baby because of a test. Here we found out the same thing, but we don’t know who is the father yet (because I’m firm it isn’t Louis’ fake virile man baby).
In 4.02 to mention another episode, we had the first Chair scene of the season with Blair saying she didn’t love him anymore (a part of me wanted it to be yours); If he was hurt she wanted to know versus Chuck having a bruise and she is unaware; Your world would be easier if I didn’t come back versus your fairytale would derail if you were carrying my offspring…
This makes me believe that since both CB told each other I love you again after they had denied it early in the season, during episode 4.09, then probably Chuck will find the truth in episode 5.09? Remember that 4.09 is also the episode where he strokes her belly, so it is likely.