|It's Time To Chase Chuck Bass||Photo courtesy of Andreas at LJ; Caps courtesy of You Know You Love Me|
On the other hand, why are they making me hate Vanessa? I was liking her already and suddenly this episode deletes all that. Still, the lack of N/V is made up for by the new bromance in town, N/D -- no that's not an END to their romance, because this bromance actually looks like it'll stand some tough times.
Pamy too was wondering where all this teenage angst is coming from. I mean she did patch things up with Blair last episode right? I don't recall a fight with the parents in the last episode. Or was I not paying enough attention? So sweet how Bart gives Chuck cash straight into one of his offshore account as a form of 'pasalubong.' I so wouldn't mind that either.
I love it! Rules!!! Family Nights (Very 90210), Curfews and all that jazz that the UES kids have never heard of. Very 7th Heaven moment, but hey it's about time the parents started acting like parents. Bart: As tomorrow marks the debut of our family, we've been talking about what that really means. Chuck: Less money for me when you die? Right on, Chuck. Bart: A weekend curfew of 1AM? Chuck: Is that Eastern or Pacific?
On the other hand, I'm glad we got some Chuck-Blair to start off the show. I swear these two have the best chemistry ever. Blair: Been there; done that; been decontaminated I swear these two should just get it on right there in the middle of the hallway because the sexual tension is killing me!!!
And where the hell did the Vanessa's MEAN streak come from? Honey, don't mess with the big guys. You're definitely swimming with the sharks. I hate how she's using Marcus-Catherine to get her way (even if it's for a Brooklyn landmark to be). That's just sooooo episode 4! Pamy and I were seriously not happy with that. Who is she to mess with Queen B?! To think I was loving her with Nate!!! Why V?! WHY?!?!?!
The look on Bart's face is total disgust. He must 'love' Lily a lot to not just put Serena in her place. I'm really thinking he actually cares for this family. Why am I having a strange fascination/affinity to Bart Bass? This is so weird.
Dan NOT having guy friends and him totally denying it is hilarious. Yes Lonely Boy, you're a chick magnet in the 'best-guy-friend' sort of way. I love how he's now 'playing soccer' with Nate. Wasn't Nate a lacrosse player? I guess cross training is always handy. Dan's conversation with Nate was just soooo not natural for him, so funny. Looks like Jenny's settling in nicely to homeschooling life.
Then Chuck makes friends with the owner -- who also happens to be the
And finally, Vanessa just completely does a 180 and says she's wrong about Chuck. For a moment there, Chuck looks like he's actually genuinely interested in helping out. Until he sees Blair's message and remembers that the stakes have been raised -- oh yes. Blair is now offering herself. But more on that next.
If I didn't actually watch that scene play out and just took a look at the screen caps, I would actually think these boys were in the middle of a lovers spat. Seriously. Also, I realize that Chace Crawford has only two looks: 1) the squint and 2) the big stoned look. All his expressions can be classified under these two. But, can't deny this boy is pretty. Dan is falling in love and he knows it.
And somewhere else in the massive house, Serena's throwing another bitch fit at Lily in front of the In Style editors (I hear the NY Magazine editors wailing). Lily wasn't a good mother blah blah blah because she had her boyfriends Danish Claus and German Klaus or the other way around. Oh Serena, just because you're cool on the Blair front, doesn't mean you have to go picking on the 'family.' Oh well, more drama. Eric is just wishing he were with Jonathan.
And Blair looks fabulous in the dress Chuck gave her!!! I love it. Who knew Chuck bought pretty dresses for his girlfriend of a few minutes. That dress makes me wish we could see more happy Chuck-Blair moments cause him buying her those hot dresses is just sweet. I love how out of jealous Blair totally drops the plan on Vanessa (very 10 Things I Hate About You) spilling that she was just a bet. Teen drama is recycled but loveable no matter what.
Was it just me who found Chuck so irresistible tonight? He actually went back all the way to Brooklyn (?) just to tell old man that he's not giving up on saving it. And what does old man do? Totally tell off the Bass. He's old enough to know that Vanessa could so be spinning him stories because she's hurt that Chuck hasn't actually fallen for her. Oh V, get over yourself. Seriously.
Oh! And see!!! Bart Bass care! He could have just sent the driver, but no, he comes along for the ride too. Or maybe because he just couldn't stand Eric's gayness (even if he's pretending to be supportive). Joke, I love Bart. Period. Please don't kill him! Unless S does the murder. This time, she can really say 'I killed someone.' Kill V instead!
I wish Chuck could have been there though, sitting around the table with them. But that would have been waaaaay too odd. I love how Bart says 'apology accepted' right away and looked like he actually meant it. I've never seen so much 'warmth' from him. Now if only he could be a wee bit nicer to Chuck.
HOTTEST SCENE OF THE SEASON THUS FAR
Who knew Chuck was SUCH a romantic!!! Or is he just teasing/playing/exacting 'revenge' on Blair?!? Because I never knew Chuck Bass to say NO to sex. Chuck: Say it Blair: Say what? I'll say anything WOW. Someone wants to do it. Stat.
Chuck: Say those three words you wanted me to say. Blair: Are you kidding? Trust Blair (or her writers) to come up with something witty in the heat of the moment.
Chuck: Not quite. Eight letters. Three syllables. Say them and I'm yours. Blair: But I'm already yours. You're ruining the mood with all this talk. Throwback to Episode 1!!! Oh my god!!! I love it. Chuck is such a cheesy romantic!!!
Chuck: You can't say it. You wanted it from me -- Blair: I'm prepared to settle. Trust Queen B to find a middle ground just to get what she wants. Someone's wants Chuck waaaay too much but doesn't want to admit it.
Chuck: Maybe I'm not. Blair: Chuck Bass, I -- will never say those words to you I love how neither of them are willing to compromise, and yet both of them want each other so bad. Go self control on Chuck's part and well, I guess he's really 'in love' with her.
Chuck: Then you will never have me. Blair: Is this because of Vanessa? It was a game, Chuck. That's it. Who knew Chuck even had standards?! Never say never boy. There are still a lot of episodes to this season. And writers, please don't tease. I want these two together.
Chuck: Maybe I wanna raise the stakes. Be ready to play that game. I chased you for long enough. Now it's time you chased me. Whoa! Blair better not be one of those traditional girls (we know she isn't) because I'm so excited to see some chasing. And as Gossip Girl said, 'let the news games begin.' I cannot wait.