I have no idea why I’ve written this but I wanted to share it with you. It’s my thoughts on the CB scenes of this last episode and a little speculation. I hope it will give you positive thoughts and I’d love to hear what do you think.
You know, after I rewatched the scene where Blair is talking to Dorota and Chuck arrives in the elevator, I thought I saw a spark of Blair’s love for him.
She was talking about why she didn’t sign the papers yet with Dorota, saying that she didn’t want to sign them because she feels like signing the papers will close the door to something she isn’t ready to let go of.
That’s when the elevator’s bell rings and Chuck appears behind the doors and stops Blair from confessing what she would be really afraid to lose… IMO the words and the effective image we see explains what or who she is probably afraid to let go of.
Remember when the pact with God first and the marriage with Louis next – and now the relationship with Dan, stopped Chuck and Blair from being together? That’s exactly that.
I think Blair is still afraid to take risks and commit with Chuck. He is not and has never been the safe choice. He is unpredictable and complex and you never know what to expect next from him because the guy it’s a surprise but at least she and the people around him are conscious that Chuck has a certain personality.
With guys like Nate, Louis, Marcus, Dan there aren’t really great surprises. The guys have their shadyness and they can’t deny that. But they are forgiven easily because they are the “good” guys, the “safer” choices. It means that they might do shady acts only every once in a while, mostly out of jealousy I’ve noticed.
The same way “good” guys can go shady, Chuck can also do generally good actions and surprise you. So when he does something good, it’s kinda new to you and you can’t know if he did it because he wanted to be selfless or for second purposes. And that’s why Blair seems so afraid of trusting him again. She still loves him but at the moment she is not trusting him.
The whole “you came here to talk so you could get into my life again” line in the first scene from 5×19, screams that to me. It’s true that she is diffident. A good tactic to push away someone which emotionally moves us – whether in the good or bad way – is attack them. She “attacked” Chuck assuming things on his trip to her house, when it was clear that he only wanted a person to ask advice to. She attacked because she was afraid she may feel things and that would confuse her even more, because Blair seems very insecure about her feelings for Dan imo. It could just be a defense mechanism. I don’t think she got over Chuck.
“Is it worth it to try and reach out again?” he asks, and Blair seems in her own world thinking about her own situation and probably thinking about she and Chuck (some lines looked like they could be used to describe their situation in that moment). It’s then when she wakes up and answers harshly. She wants to stop imagining what could be her life if they did reach out again to have a relationship.
She is indeed incapable of giving him an answer because that would mean think about her own situation too. That whole situation it’s still up in the air and somehow I think Blair is torn between wanting him to move on and be happy and loving him and try to have a sort of friendship with him because if they start spending time as “friends” together, she may change her heart. This is not proof but makes me think that if she needs Chuck away when she lives this relationship with Dan, maybe her interest in Dan is not deep. Because if she was over Chuck it would be easy to be around him and don’t feel touched by his words, don’t feel touched by anything anymore – while Blair seems pretty much touched by his words even if were simple words and not about them.
The proof of her living interest and caring for him is more evident in the second scene, where she asks him if he paid the dowry.
When she asks if it’s true and he doesn’t even know what she’s talking about, she seems as if she wants to know an answer that she needs or she would not survive. When he asks about who told her that, she changes all of a sudden and attacks again. When he explains that he never wanted her to know and that he just wanted to pay it so that she could be free and she could also choose who to love with that freedom was up to her. Also in the other non-CB scene, she is surprised to see Chuck did a selfless action and at the end of the episode she finally sends a text to thank him.
This seems like the first half all over again. Blair is with a guy who claims to know every side of her but is wrong, he only knows a side of her. Chuck does selfless acts (like in 5×07) but for Blair he keeps being his old self and doesn’t want to acknowledge that he has been good that whole time because he wanted to be better. He also stayed true to his words of letting her go and have her fairytale until that fairytale blew up on itself.
I think this episode was what those last thirty seconds of 5×08 were. Blair finally understanding that Chuck has been doing good things and that he is changing. Only when she’ll trust his changes – because I’m sure that his changes will stick – and she’ll be ready to risk it all she will be ready to be again with him.
The last set pics we’ve got of C&B at the Casino could be hopefully mean that Blair is [by playing blackjack that’s a game about point money and risks] ready to take the risk and try to be with Chuck because he is the one she never wants to leave.