The way the writers portray him as an inherently bad person that can't rise above his true nature is why the character IS a bad person. Their decisions make Bass into nothing more than just his actions.
And when comparing Dan's choices vs Chuck's, the former's does not even come one ounce difference in the scale with all of the latter's choices: violent behavior, misogynistic tendencies, Machiavellian manipulation, the constant means to an end mentality, self-serving actions more often than not, and destructive behavior that impacts not only the self but everyone else around him.
My point exactly. Chuck is constantly devolving at the writer's whim that makes Chuck come off as a disingenuous as ever. At least when he was "Chuck Bass" he owned up to it, now he's this back and form wanna be Machiavellian character that always comes off short.
@Dair For Ever
I actually do support a DAIR union, although I'm more of a proponent of Season 4 DAIR then I am of Season 5 DAIR due to the writers' ridiculous and convoluted storylines that allowed season 5 DAIR to unite. This whole Louis marriage, Dan sending in the tape, the way that the environment is changing so Blair can be with Dan is OOC.
I'd rather have the struggle be that Chuck actually does change instead of this constant regression the writers have him go through, and Blair having to choose between Dan and Chuck without this Louis thing in the middle. Season 4 should've ended with Louis' departure.
And that's more Safran and company's fault. They limit Chuck to be this back and forth character that fails to be anything but your typical daddy-issue self-destructive sadist.
Fantastic that Chuck has "changed" all of 5 seconds compared to the years of being Chuck Bass, and yet, still, whenever an opportunity suits his needs, he doesn't blink to regress back to what I can only describe as his true nature.
Yup... he's "so" the better man.
Chuck reminds me of this fable:
A scorpion was wandering along the bank of the river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.
The fox said, "No. If I do that, you'll sting me and I'll drown."
The scorpion assured him, "If I did that, we'd both drown."
So the fox thought about it and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him.
As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, "Why did you do that? Now you'll drown too."
"I couldn't help it," said the scorpion. "It's my nature."
My thoughts exactly. I, too, am mesmerized on how Chuck is now exalted and how now he is too good for Blair. Really? Really? Chuck Bass is now the moral compass of the show?
The same dude who, whenever opportunity serves him, reverts back to his devious ways and yet still claims to be a 'good' person? Seriously? Nevermind he is sleeping with Alessandra as a means to an end, or going forth to ruin Dan's career as a plagiarizer? Really? That Chuck Bass is too good for Blair?
If the boys are going to get their homo on, it's Date all the way!
So feisty here.
Georgina: I thought you should see this.
Chuck: ....why am I looking at a baby?
Georgina: ...wait what? uggh, dammit Milo!
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