This week’s episode didn’t disappoint. Like last week, I had low expectations because the promo didn’t excite me as much, but I was surprised. Chuck and Blair weren’t surely the main part of the plot, but the few scenes they had were powerful. We’re seeing as the episodes progress that the story it’s still them. No matter Blair wants to marry Louis, she can’t deny she’ll always be connected to Chuck and he will always be connected to him.
Sure, this leaves room for next week… that’ll be hard because I have no idea what to expect either. I may be disappointed if something bad happens as I think, but more than disappointed… sad. I don’t know how I will handle it because it will be the last episode before the break. We’ll see.
I’ll give this episode a 7. What did you think about it?
The episode starts with Blair and Dorota in Blair’s room. She is sending thank you letters to the people who gave her gifts at her shower, and she’s annoyed someone gave a machine to make margaritas because she doesn’t look like someone who makes a margarita. lol.
Dorota asks Blair if the wedding is still on and what’s going on with Louis, Blair answers that she’s trying to figure out their relationship and that he’s away doing missionary missions with Father Cavalia in some country without a plumber… she says she wants to try and fix him and make him get back to his prince charming attitudes. She doesn’t want one of the Grimm brothers, she wants Prince Charming. Dorota justifies it saying that prince also fall from their horses, that maybe what happened to Louis is that he and Chuck swapped bodies quite like in Freaky Friday. This lightens a lamp in Blair’s head and so she leaves the room to do her plan while poor Dorota is left with the thank you letters.
Blair goes to the Empire where she finds Chuck sitting on a carpet to do fitness exercises. He is apparently doing yoga with fashionable green socks (lol) and she greets him with a “Namaste” that made me remind of Lost’s Dharma Videos ngl. “Sorry to interrupt you getting in someone’s yoga pants” she says, and a Tibetan Monk appears from behind the wall. That is what the casting calls for monks were for, then. Blair seems surprised, and Chuck asks the monk to leave them alone for a while.
“Can you tell me how you went from Charlie Sheen to Charlie Brown? From Bar to Mitzvah?”
Chuck answers there’s no answer. It’s an evolution. He asks her what she really wants, and Blair explains that she wants to understand how to get Louis out of the darkness and bring him to the light again like he did. If he changed, then Louis can too. Chuck shrugs and passes a hand on his forehead, he’s frustrated and imo thinks Blair is having a crazy idea. Kinda my reaction to her words too.
Chuck and Blair go to his therapist and he asks if he’s comfortable having Blair there. Blair complains that their conversation up there was all about Monkey and Chuck says that he’s worried that his dog licking himself means he feels lonely. Blair is annoyed by the conversation, she just wants to get her answers.
The doctor asks what she is looking for, she answers that is a nice bait but she is familiar with therapy because her father is gay and she was bulimic. She wants the doctor to tell her how he changed Chuck. Chuck insists there’s no answer and Blair spats back that there is an answer but he probably is reluctant to give it to her because he doesn’t want her to fix Louis. The man asks if Blair wants her fiance to become more like Chuck, but Blair denies it. She just wants Louis to become the man Chuck is now since he is turned in what Chuck was before. The doctor thinks she is confused.
Blair says she is only confused by Chuck’s refusal to disclose, and if he is a good person why he isn’t telling her what did he do to change? For her it’s obvious he hasn’t really let go. “You mean the intimacy between you?” the doctor asks, and Blair agrees. Chuck says that he let go of her, but Blair wants proofs. He says he can’t say how, but if she doesn’t believe him she can call Harry Winston because the night of the Spectator lunch he left the engagement ring he had bought her on the steps of their store.
Blair seems really taken by surprise because she didn’t expect that. She excuses herself she forgot she had cake tasting and she hurries to leave. She seems sad of what Chuck did, and she didn’t get that she is the one that is not really willing to let him and their story go. Chuck isn’t willing either but he’s trying because he just wants her to be happy.
She then comes back to her house and is tasting some cakes with Dorota. She tells Blair she needs to choose three cakes from which she’ll then choose the one for the wedding, but Blair doesn’t seem convinced because her groom has lost his sweetness… bla bla bla Chuck enters the room and Dorota excuses herself and the Asian woman working for the Queen of cakes, and they leave Chuck and Blair alone.
Blair wonders what Chuck is doing there and he asks why did she walk out of therapy. She justifies herself by saying she had cake tasting and that she isn’t done yet. Chuck explains the doctor believes she was upset that he had returned the ring, but Blair gives him a lame excuse that the doctor has too many doctorates… Chuck tells her he returned the ring because she asked him to let her go. He wanted to move on to give her the happy life she deserved.
“All this time I’ve blamed you for pulling me into the dark. But I was wrong. It was me who brought out your dark side. I’m sorry.” Blair says and then she walks away leaving Chuck in the foyer.
Chuck reaches Blair in her room and tells her she never pulled him to the dark side because she was “the lightest thing that came into my life”. She wonders then what did it take to let her go and find a new side of himself. “I only turned dark and desperate because I was afraid of losing you. Your love kept me alive.” “But you survived without me” she says, and he answered that the worst thing that happened, he didn’t die. He had to find a way to move on with his life.
“I only want you to be happy, I’m just sorry it couldn’t be with me.”
They are interrupted by the old cake maker who brought cake samples to show Blair. She believes Chuck is the groom, but he answers her “I’m not the groom” and walks away. Blair seems saddened by the scene. This episode had many wedding foreshadowings like this. The ring mention, cake tasting and the groom…
Cut to Chuck and Nate at the Empire, Chuck compliments with Nate about his editorial on The NYSpectator. Nate is happy because he felt comfortable being in control. He asks Chuck how was his day with Blair and if he teached her how to turn Louis around. Chuck explains he told her the truth, and Nate comments he should work for the Spectator. Chuck says he wished he had the courage to do it sooner and he’s resigned.
“I finally became the man she wanted, and she’s already chosen another one. I’m too late.”
Nate asks him if he stills loves her, and Chuck answers he can’t imagine the day he won’t.
Blair is on her bed and tells Dorota she’s sick because of the cake she ate, while Dorota tries to cheer her up offering her to find the timezone so she can call Louis, but Blair doesn’t want to and asks Dorota to go.
“Long after the clubs have closed, disco inferno rages on. For some, it’s burning desire that keeps them awake at night. For others, it’s the flames of uncertainty that plague them. If you’re going to play with matches, make sure you don’t leave them around to spark the flame anew. Disco isn’t actually dead, and neither am I.”