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Ace

The reason I find Dair to be a better fit is because I, myself, value the intellectual passions that I share with my partner. The witty banter and the bit of cheese factor that princess gets to be with a pauper. Also, my value system does not allow me to support a Chair union, whether it be endgame or not, because regardless of how back and forth Chuck is with this redemption, their relationship was abusive, toxic, and given the demo that GG and the CW caters to, I don’t feel right about supporting a union that sends a message to idolized youths that it’s okay to stick it out in an abusive relationship for the prospect that he might one day see the error of his ways and change.

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@Nelly
Dan and Blair's passion fits appropriately onto them: their intellectual passion translate into that chemistry that I thoroughly enjoy (removing the redick elements and situations that the writers contrived to get them to this point). Just like Chuck and Blair's passion fits appropriately onto them: that history and conflict.

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@Nelly

I do think that what most Chair fans fail to see or they won't allow themselves to see that Dan and Blair have passion for each other as well. It's not the same passion that Blair has with Chuck, but let's face it, how can it? Dan and Chuck are polar opposites of one another: her passion for them can't be identical.

And I think that's why most Chair fans find the Dair union so egregious: the transplantation of the passion that Chuck and Blair have onto the passion Dan and Blair makes the latter's union unable to bear. And they're right. Dan and Blair do not share that kind of passion for theirs, like their love, is unique onto themselves, as is Blair's love for Chuck.

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@Nelly

Passion is quite the ingredient in not only coupling, but in all aspects of life. Very apropos to incldue a Whedon quote since, to me anyway, he's one of the greatest minds that has ever graced television.

But in that regard, as a Dair supportor, I can recognize the passion that Chuck and Blair have for one another. It's palpable. It's there. However, just because it's present, doesn't mean it's always good. Crimes of passion also exist. Nonetheless, I don't believe no one is denying passion between Chuck and Blair, at least I don't.

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“Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.” ~ Honoré de Balzac
"Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting...and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead." ~ Joss Whedon
Blair feels dead without Chuck and Chuck felt nothing after he had let Blair go. Chair is not only endgame, they have a bond that nobody can break.

Bettemary

I don’t want N to be with Lola btw, I still want him to be with S. D’s a dumbass, Lola is playing hard to get. So why not? A little GG-book-resemblance would be great. N should not end up with a random guest character, but with one of the main characters!
Bring Serenate back!

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1st: I’m a CB fan, I don’t like DB at all. B is falling from one guy to another, even if she truly loves C. D’s not cute, he's pathetic. The worst thing is Blerena. I never thought B would be so low to do the things like S did in the past with N, I’m still hoping for a Chair endgame. BUT – the ep wasn’t as bad as I expected. I really like the Lola/Ivy storyline. Yeah – I’m a Ivy Fan! :) I also like Lola and I love the Charlie Rhodes story. It saved this EP!
G is great but I want the real GG back, not knowing who she is. That’s what the show’s about.
AND: Chuck is NOT falling into old patterns. He’s not sleeping around with every girl, he just had one ONS. What’s the big deal? B is kissing and sleeping with another guy every episode.

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Yep yep, I understand you. I knew that to begin with. The show is purely about drama and entertaining people, but I do love literature and classic films. To know that my favorite show draws ideas from them is really cool to me, whether or not they do it well. There has been a little bit of references to Shakespeare this season. Chuck quotes Hamlet in episode 2, and he hosts that Shakespearean thing for charity.
Its weird because during season 4, I would always post stuff on the CW forum about Chuck being like Hamlet, and this season he makes Hamlet references.
I also used to post about Blair's bulimia and why they never really explained it. The next thing I knew, in that same episode of season 5 they discussed her bulimia again? The writers listen to fans guys, I sound crazy but they do pick up on things we say!

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@Ace

You speak tons of truth my friend. While the GG writers constantly reference these classical movies or literature, they tend to fall short of the inspiration. It seems the aim is to please the fans and to look as dramatic as possible, even if the storyline isn't plausible. Look at the many Chuck and Blair scenes that just make good promos!

Ace

Now Joss Whedon and JMS, those guys can deliver drama and excellent characters with depth and complexity... and oh right, continunity, aspects of which that Safran and team are clearly lacking.




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