Four years ago today, I sat down and watched my very first episode of Gossip Girl. Which episode you ask (well as if you have to ask)? Victor, Victrola.
Needless to say, I’ve been getting back into the fandom rather slowly… It has been a while I’ll admit. Miss it all the same.
(Well officially the first episode I watched anyways, I hardly count Bad News Blair (1.04) or Handmaiden’s Tale (1.06) as the first episode I watched, considering I really did only watch like a good ten minutes of it. What? I have a rather short attention span, and I can’t help it that neither of those episodes particularly grabbed my attention. So for sentimental value, let’s just go with this was my first episode where I honestly care about Gossip Girl, yeh?)
Truthfully, had I known that this particular episode would leave a bit of an impression would be an understatement. And really I did’t know I would become hooked on the first scene. And all it took was one look. One longing from Chuck was all it took for me to fall in love with Chair, and really the opening credits hadn’t even rolled in. How impressive is that? (Although, I have to credit Ed Westwick for his amazing acting. Kudos Ed.)
And while, there wasn’t a massive amount of Chair in the episode itself — saved the beginning and the mid-ending of the episode — this was the beginning of a long and epic journey for Chuck and Blair. Truly this fandom has never been the same since or ever again.
Gossip Girl certainly gave us a taste of what was to come. This episode changed this fandom, to argue that would moot point.
Which kind of makes me wonder if Josh or Stephanie honestly had a clue what he was doing back then? Heck they (or really of the GG writers), still make questions what they do these days, but another story for another time. I wonder if they realized the impact that this pair had on the fandom, judging by the remaining of the episodes (pre-Writer’s Strike episodes) I’d actually have to say no. They often never realize anything on most days. Really it’s just an observation of mine. To say my trust in these two has always been a little off would be accurate.
But moving forward from that! Today is a day to rejoice and remember the ship that sunk another ship (pun probably intended)! Today is the day that Chuck probably fell for Blair and Blair surrendered her virtues. Today is a good day for Chair fans!
Today is the day that all Chair fans know as Limoversary.
Hope everyone has a lovely day!