It has been over a month since the last time I have written my last speculation post. I know I promised I would write one before 2011 ended, but forgive me because I had things to do (lol). So here I am, few days before Gossip Girl starts again. This hiatus has been kind and not hurtful like some others in the past. The last episode aired was pretty good so it made up for these six weeks of waiting. Episode 5.11 for some reason looks good to me. Not sure about the 12th, but this one… let’s analyze few things.
1. What happened after the accident? Is Chuck alive?
I remember in the first weeks after the episode 5.10 aired, that people were freaking out Chuck may die after the accident. As I said back then, he’s not gonna die. Ausiello also confirmed he was going to be at Blair’s wedding, and we have the confirmation thanks to the episode stills from 5.11, 5.12 and 5.13. I hope people have stopped asking this question because it was obvious he wasn’t going to die. Hehe.
To answer the other part of the question, I’ll say… mmmh.
My take is that after the accident, Chuck takes a while to wake up. Maybe he’s even rushed to the OR to have surgery, I don’t know. This is what the writer’s preview suggests me, and what the Canadian Promo does as well. Chuck is going to be long time asleep. Maybe not coma, but knocked out for a while as I guess from the bandage on his head, that he hit it somewhere when the car where he and Blair were in, went out of the road it was going.
Blair is going to know this from Serena first, as suggested by the promo. “Chuck has lost a lot of blood”, she says. So when Blair is allowed, she goes to check and that is when she sees the situation is not good. We talked about this deal with God for weeks, but what is this about? For what I think, Blair is going to believe God may be the only one able to save Chuck’s life. Not that she doesn’t trust the doctors, but maybe is like God himself shows to her in some way, maybe she’s getting back to her room and she sees the church, I don’t know.
Religion is a confusing thing. We know that Blair isn’t religious, but as my aunt often tells me, sometimes we refuge in religion to seek for help, because we know God can help us. This may sound off to some of you, but I live in a Catholic country where Catholicism is the main religion and when I happen to talk to older people on buses or anywhere else, they often tell me to have faith and believe in God because he will help you with anything, he will heal you if you pray for him, because he is your father. Okay, hope I didn’t sound weird talking about religion on here, but I did mainly to make you understand the way of thought that may lead Blair making the pact with God.
As someone pointed out few weeks ago in a comment, the fact that Blair denies herself of Chuck to save him, sounds weird. Because when you pray God, he doesn’t ask anything from you in exchange to hear your prayers. Mmmh, we’ll see why though is not completely out-of-place because a friend of mine in particular used to do small sacrifices during Easter, or in Virgin Mary’s month (May) in order show God and to herself she could avoid doing something. These small sacrifices didn’t include don’t see a guy anymore, though. lol. They were mostly to not eat chocolate for that one month, or not swore for that period. Blair’s deal has to be something more.
What I believe is that Blair’s deal comes off her love for Chuck. In episode 5.09 Chuck tells her “The worst thing happened, and I didn’t die. Your love kept me alive” after he affirms he survived without her. I think this line is important to explain Blair’s decision. Her love kept him alive. If she deprives herself of Chuck, giving to God all the love she feels for him in order to keep him alive, maybe will be her greatest sacrifice for him and for herself, because she knows and we know how much Blair wanted Chuck all along.
I think this reason, as lame as it may appear to some, is also to delay Chuck and Blair’s reunion. But seriously, who thought they would be reunited after 5.10? We still have 14 episodes left and they can’t do a season finale (or hopefully a few episodes before the season finale) kind of reunion, this early. I’m sorry but this is the truth and I’m sorry if you guys are angry and stuff like that, but tvshow-speaking, a reunion at this point would have produced another break up before the season would end, and none of us surely doesn’t want this once CB get back together… Y/Y?
To get more infos about possible plot play out, read The End of the Affair synopsis on Wikipedia.
2. What happened to Blair’s baby?
Around Thanksgiving we had a spoiler from Margaret Colin (Eleanor Waldorf) claiming that she knew Blair lost her baby. Only one site had that “exclusive”, so I still don’t know how much of that is true/the period is contrived. I think we actually need to see, but nothing is lost until I’ll hear it from Blair.
The simplest answer is that Blair lost her baby. According to the writer’s preview, two months or so have passed since the accident and we’re now on New Year’s Eve. Blair has a flat stomach in all the three episodes and forward, so everyone’s thought when those set pictures were released was that she had miscarried. This is natural to believe now, but what if she didn’t? What if the baby was born prematurely?
We don’t know what happened after the accident yet, and I have no idea if there’ll be room to show a miscarriage if it has occurred. Plus, would Blair get married just three months (the two passed + January) right after she has lost her baby? I don’t know… my mom told me she lost the baby after me and that some days she still thinks about it even if almost 18 years have passed. Miscarriage is a serious thing, they can’t just mention the baby is gone and leave Blair acting as if it never happened. It wouldn’t be right.
So what if in those two months the baby made it?
Your question now may surely be “where is she/he?” … good one, but I thought about this too (wasted mind, lol). Remember when they had casting calls of nuns/monks? Since Blair is seen at the church with few different outfits, what if Blair (with Dan since PL filmed those scenes together) go visit Blair’s baby other than for some more praying God/thanking God, or they don’t pray, they just check on Blair’s baby?
Other than PL on that set late at night there was also Hugo. What if… since that one church they filmed for this episode is not the same of the wedding, maybe they weren’t going to do things related to their wedding… mmmh.
BD where talking about a certain secret in episode’s 5.11’s sneak peak. What if it’s that one?
To add more sense to this shallow theory, I’ll say that in the city where I live years and years ago it was used to take unwanted babies or babies their parents couldn’t take care of, to a church called of Saint Patricia (translated). People used to give their newborns to the nuns so that they could take care of them while they looked for a job… you have to know I’m talking about a century ago too, where people were really poor and made a lot of children, and couldn’t take sadly care of every one of them.
This is just random and a speculation, of course things will change if we have the confirmation the baby didn’t make it.
Blair (and maybe Louis) may hide their child to avoid a scandal (since is not nice for a Catholic to have a baby outside marriage, no matter you will marry your baby’s father *smh*) after the accident, because paparazzi may have pictures of Chuck and Blair in the car and could create a big gossip story around them… hehe. Then, at Blair’s wedding, Georgina could unveil the secret and reveal everyone that Blair has had a baby and maybe Louis is not the father? Maybe they tried to talk a little of this story so that we would go on without it and kinda forget it, to take it back in the most unexpected moment and surprise us? They’re always for OMFG. That could be why Blair possibly runs away?
What if Louis blackmails Blair into marrying him, or he’ll take away her baby from her?
You tell me. I’m going to speculate about the wedding in the next days, so be prepared.
And above all, don’t lose faith. I know things are hard to bear and that you have had enough, but giving up now in the half of the season when things get surely annoying and intricate, is not that great. We need to support our couple in order to keep our status of most liked GG couple. We know our fanbase is big, don’t we? Let’s not forget why we love Chuck and Blair, and let’s not get depressed IF Blair marries Louis. There’s still annullment. lol.