Dan and Blair started out as enemies in Season One, but because of Serena Dan and Blair began dating in The Princess Dowry, but their relationship is up in . From Gossip Girl's true identity and Dan's story in The New Yorker to we witnessed in the lives of Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck, Dan, and (ugh!) In it, Dan reads a post on Gossip Girl that Serena is looking for a date to the . Things got really crazy when Serena started an affair with her old teacher Ben. I know this is going to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "unpopular opinion", but I'm not afraid. Like a solider or a failed presidential.
He tells us exactly how much flak he and the writers have taken for making Dair happen instead of Chair. During that time, what kind of reaction have you gotten? Some people are pretty mad The Blair-Dan camp has been as vocal throughout the whole season as they are now. It was not like, "Oh my gosh, she made that choice! Also, we cannot change where the stories are going now because the finale wraps in three days. It's that strange thing where you hear from the fans, and some people are very happy and some people are unhappy, and there is really not much you can do about it.
The one thing I can say, though, is that we are very grateful and feel very lucky that people, five seasons in, feel so passionate about these characters and about these relationships.
We know that is very rare and we do not treat it lightly. You cannot plan for that. There is no way to engineer that. You just said it isn't as though you can change the direction of the story.
But would you do anything differently if you could? I don't think so, because we are telling the story that we believe in. Obviously, people have different points of view and that is the whole point of I would like to think that. It's not like we arrived at Dan and Blair because we thought, "Let's just put them together.
I would like to think that there is a larger portion of the audience who understands that. There are people who do not like it and, you know, all I can say to them is I'm sorry. Now that Blair has made her choice, what will her new challenges be?
There are some really fun vintage Blair story lines coming up in her desire to return to her former self, or become an even better version of her former self. One of my favorites coming up is a great Blair and Dan story where they try to find their place in the world as a couple and find it easier said than done.
Does "vintage Blair" means the minions will be back for good? I loved Blair's bridesmaid auditions. It is definitely along those lines. And the minions do make an appearance in the next episode after Monday's, but what I mean by "vintage Blair," at least in this one case, is that she's going to come up against an antagonist that she sets about trying to change.
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But that antagonist is actually not a person. It is a thing. I'm excited about it so I don't want to spoil anything. I want people to be surprised.
What happens now to Chuck? Will he be able to focus on something else besides Blair?
One of the major themes of this season is growing up. These kids are pretty much adults. They are all basically 21, or about to be, and they really are moving into their adult lives and who they are going to be.
Chuck has matured probably, I would say, the most this year. He meddled with Alessandra and Dan's book in Episode 16, but in the end he actually made it right.
In Episode 17, he meddled again by revealing Dan as the person who sent the video of Chuck and Blair to Gossip Girl, like, "Oh, screw this. The gloves are off. The new Chuck accepts that loss. Much like he said at the wedding, if she wants to marry somebody else, he want her to be happy and will not stand in her way.
So Chuck has made as much peace with it as he can and is now going to be focused on thanking Jack for supposedly saving his life. Of course, there is a twist, and it's not what Chuck thought at all, and it opens up a whole new world for him that sort of shakes everything in his core. Epperley calls Blair who in the meantime has told Dorota that she's had an epiphany about her romantic future but doesn't want to deal with it.
She accepts the job and while working she tells Epperley that she had a life changing kiss. Epperley informs Chuck about the news and he goes to Dan 's in order to find out who she kissed he thinks it might be someone from W, where Dan worked. Dan learns, via Chuck, that Blair said the kiss she had was life-changing, and clearly impressed by this piece of information, starts rambling about how much Blair is better when she's not around Chuck. Chuck has now understood that is Dan the one who Blair has kissed, and we see him exiting the loft and calling Epperley to ask her "One More Favour".
And she leaves him all alone and apologises to Dan for what Chuck has done. Dan accepts her apology but still has feeling for her and hides it.
They agree to meet for lunch in Veselka in Brooklyn, and that no one must know about their relationship. Meanwhile, Dan has been hired to write about Louis, but once he realizes that Louis is seeing Blairhe drops the assignment.
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Initially he feigns nonchalant about her being on a date, but he isn't happy about the idea of her being with Louis. Lucien, his handler, doesn't know about his relationship with Blair. Both Louis and Blair want him to believe that they are only friends.
Blair tells Dan that she has a brilliant plan to keep proving to Lucien that she and Louis aren't in a relationship.
She and Dan will kiss at the Pink Party, and Louis' handler will believe that she is dating Dan instead. She tells him that she found out why he was at the restaurant, following Louis, and that this kiss is essential. Initially Dan doesn't agree, but once she mentions that Chuck already knows about their previous kiss, he says he will help her stage a kiss at the party later that day. They arrive at the Pink Party, and have to stay away from one another so that no one especially Serena will know they are friends.