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@ACE Every profession has jargon. It's refreshing to have a real argumentation and not all those "epic" "meant to be" "passion", etc. It's a tv show and has his own construction in the narration. We accept things or facts we know are not possible or plausible. It's an unconscious contract we made.

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Chuck is the one out of all the characters with a pretty horrible upbringing, which is why I'm really not shocked or surprised when he reverts back from time to time to his old self. With years of abandonment issues from those closest to him, I believe it would take some time before anyone could learn to let their guard down. And with the way Blair's been going back and forth and toying with Chuck's heart (when he finally makes progress) I wouldn't be shocked if he relapses.

Don't get me wrong I'm a chair fan and have been since day one, but at this time I would rather Chuck leave Blair alone (until she gets her brain back). She's been making excuses since season 4. At first I bought it; but now I don't, they are just excuses). Chuck has accepted her from the beginning until now (even during her flakiness. If she's still holding against him the things he's done in the past then she needs to leave him alone and stop playing with his heart.

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1 + 1 = 1.
It's an "epic endgame" for viewers. Chuck in other hand doesn't know what's next.
When you are on the path you don't see the beginning and the end. It's like in therapy. The therapist sees the problem but not the patient. The cure comes from the "discoveries" that the patient makes. It's like Blair's realization about how Dan was wonderful.

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Usually, something that is epic doesn't require self-acknowledgement that it IS epic. The fact that Safran and team constantly pat their own backs with such "epic"ness speaks volumes.

You got it right on the proverbially "epic" nose!

"Hello, I'm Epic. Hello?! I'm EPIC. YES ME! Recognize it as such" -gets 'epic bat'- "I'M EPIC! I'M EPIC, ME ME ME EPIC." -starts beating the fandom- "I'm EPIC!"

I imagine that's the kind of carthoonish visualization that goes through Safran's mind when he and co. attempts to convince the audience that Chair is so meant to be.

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@junior

A flowing conversation that doesn't destablize into a ship-war of Team Dair vs Team Chair is never exhausting. It's refreshing to have a conversation, regardless of POV, and meeting somewhere in the middle.

And yes, lol, the irony is a bit comedic, yet you'd be surprised how much prose is required in communicating those numbers to facets of an organization not privvy to the tecnical language of accounting and finance.

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@junior Gossip Girl and logical just don't go well together in a sentence.

If it's an 'epic endgame' then Chuck doesn't need to be insecure about it, the writers will force them together in a contrived way at the end.

@momo83 Exactly, in Season 3, the writers pretty much ruined every character/relationship and everything went downhill from then on.

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@anonymous. We must add the point of view of the observer. We watch from a distance. Chuck knows that Blair found something with Dan. He's afraid of being "incomplete". He said to her "isn't it something Humphrey can help you with ? " and then remember he says to Dan " watching some french movies that nobody hearts of (...)". What does Blair do with Dan ? Chuck is aware that he can't provide Blair in that department. By the way, a crowd doesn't respond to a logical speech. We are a crowd here.

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It feels as if I'm watching a different show now. I understand in season 1 and 2 they were in high school, but I don't think it was necessary to change the whole concept of the show in order for them to grow up. I use to love the parties, the darkness, the comedy, sex and edge. Now it feels like I'm watching a sappy soap opera or a romantic comedy. Couldn't the writers have placed all the characters in the same college in NY? They could have made some great storylines with that. The parties would have been bigger, but still youthful. The characters could have other pratical love interests, instead of rotating with one another. The royal family storyline, really? The characters are still young, yet everytime I watch this show now I forget they are (the reason being these ridiculous storylines). The writers definitely made a wrong turn after season 2 and there is no way of cleaning it up.

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@junior He also constantly reverts back to his old self, constantly brooding/pining over Blair and being involved with unnecessary drama over and over again. Why would he be threatened by Dan if he and Blair are 'epic endgame' like fans like to spew out?

@Ace Gargoyles is a much better written show with actual developed characters.

With Gossip Girl, the writers just throw contrived problems at him that's quickly resolved with little to no effects on Chuck or his character, there's no development, it's constantly regressing with repetitive relationship drama. It's as if the writers are constantly beating us over the head and yelling: "Feel sorry for him" instead of actually developing or redeeming his characters instead of trying to ruin other characters to make his character look better by comparison.

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@Ace and Alf A lot of words for men who do numbers as a living. You must be exhausted after this talk. The repetition of the events makes the symptom (clinic psychology). So Chuck choose the easy path. He choose the way he knows better. He fight ghosts (mother and father). He evaluates where he stands by being in competition. He has abandon issue. He sees Dair as defection from Blair.




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