'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair Tells Dan She's Falling For Him, Plus 4 More 'OMG' Moments

Mon, February 20, 2012 10:30pm EST by 50 Comments

Turns out the kiss between Blair and Dan was more than just two friends getting caught up in the moment! Blair finally confessed her feelings for Dan, but what does this mean for her relationship with Chuck?

It wasn’t just cupid’s arrow that stirred up chemistry between Blair (Leighton Meester) and Dan (Penn Badgley). Their feelings have unfortunately dragged on after Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t look like they’ll be fading any time soon.

The Feb. 20 episode began with Blair and Serena (Blake Lively) fighting because of Blair’s last kiss with Dan. Dorota, being the great housekeeper/friend/mediator she is, locked the two in a room until they straightened out their differences. To Dorota’s defense, the situation was about to become worse — if that was even possible. Serena said that she was mad because Blair continued to deny her feelings for Dan. Blair went on to say that she is just friends with Dan and said that she was going to prove it by spending the day with him just “as a friend” at a play practice — where they were acting out Dan’s book ‘Insider’ which is mostly about Dillon’s (who is supposed to be Dan) secret love for Claire (who is supposed to be Blair).

Blair and Dan end up kissing when playing Dillon and Claire and, of course, Serena shows up at the absolute worst moment. Serena and Blair fight again and Serena asks Blair to just admit her feelings for Dan and to stop lying.

Blair’s ah-ha moment came when she realized that Dillon really loved Claire for being Claire… meaning that she realized Dan really loves Blair, for Blair. Frankly, I’m fed up with Blair’s ridiculous, back and forth antics. She’s being pretty selfish right now. Dan should have been off limits to Blair from the start. Isn’t that the #1 rule in girl code? Your best friend’s ex-boyfriends are ALWAYS off limits! No exceptions!

And what about the fact that Blair is a married woman?? Sorry Blair, but any sympathy I had left for you is gone.

And here are more ‘OMG’ moments…

#1 Serena Forgives Blair
After Blair revealed her feelings to Dan she went straight to Serena to let her know that she is in fact romantically interested in Lonely Boy. Serena, being the bigger person she is,  forgave Blair. It’s clear that the situation still irks Serena, but she feels that her friendship with Blair is more important than her feelings for Dan. Serena’s being way too nice… that’s just my opinion.

#2 Chivy Is Outed!
We totally say this coming, but who knew it would happen so soon? After Chivy (Kaylee Defer) and the real Charlie (who goes by Lola) crossed rhodes , Chivy wasn’t going to last much longer. The impostor had been hiding out at her ailing grandmother Cece’s (Caroline Lagerfelt) house, but when Cece’s condition worsened — so did Chivy’s. Chivy was forced to face the UES one last time, and this time it included Chola. And voila, the entire scheme of Charlie’s mother hiring Chivy to pretend to be the real Charlotte Rhodes was revealed.

#3 Cece Rhodes Dies
So sad! The eldest of the Rhodes family has passed away. It looks like it’s now Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford) responsibility to keep the family together. Between the real Charlie Rhodes in the picture, her daughter, Serena, in love with her stepson ,Dan, and her own conniving sister back in town — this should be pretty easy to do, right?

#4 Blair Tells Chuck: ‘Leave Dan Alone’
Blair’s new relationship with Dan has understandably put him on Chuck’s hate list. Chuck (Ed Westwick) went as far as ruining his second book proposal. But all is took was a simple phone call from Blair asking him to stop terrorizing Dan to stop the Chuck/Dan madness.  I really do think this is just a phase for Blair because when Chuck asked Blair if her feelings have changed she said “no.” I think this is a good sign for us Chair fans.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Blair really falling for Dan? Has Serena really forgiven Blair? Sound off in your comments below!


–Nicole Karlis

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Posted at 9:37 AM on April 5, 2012  

Serena is selfish!!!She is playing with the feelings of everyone, not to mention that she already cheated on Blair when she was with Nate. And Blair at least before doing anything talked with her friend, unlike Serena!! I HATE SERENA

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You're an idiot

Posted at 6:29 AM on March 15, 2012  

If you can’t spell ‘Dylan’ correctly then don’t bother at all.

Obviously you’re one of those ‘fans’ who only watches the show for the gagworthy abusive relationship that is Chair. Try getting someone with maturity and knowledge to write an article one day.

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Posted at 9:32 PM on March 13, 2012  

YES!!! I totally love Dair!!

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Posted at 8:09 PM on February 22, 2012  

“Isn’t that the #1 rule in girl code? Your best friend’s ex-boyfriends are ALWAYS off limits! No exceptions!”

Actually, no. Rather than sticking to blind ideals or “codes,” it’s something for people to have an actual discussion about amongst themselves. I’m glad that the show presented it this way.

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Posted at 7:56 PM on February 22, 2012  

I hate dair they r great as friends not lovers , btw this article is sooooo bias by saying serena is all forgiving etc n making blair be all bad when really the writers are giving blair simular story to what serena once had when she couldnt choose dan or nate twice, any way why is serena so mad its not like blair slept with dan like she did with nate she now knows how blair felt plus they have made blair become so weak n confused always like serena whats that all about ?????

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Posted at 12:31 PM on February 22, 2012  

I love Dan and Blair. The chemistry between them is impressive.
DAIR is the best part of the show. Dare to DAIR!!!

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Posted at 11:22 AM on February 22, 2012  

And anyone bringing up the Nate thing, seriously? So it’s ok for Blair to do it because Serena did it 5 years ago? How mature. Serena payed for what she did, it’s over. These characters have grown and changed, and Nate is not the love of Blair’s life. What Blair is doing is wrong no matter how you look at it. Plus, she confirmed to Chuck she still felt the same way. Why exactly do Dair fans want him to be third choice? Dan is a rebound for this weak version of Blair and why anyone would be happy about this is a mystery to me. Of course she’s not “falling for him”. She’s trying to force it for because of everything she’s gone through. Her love for Chuck will come through this strong.

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Posted at 8:47 PM on February 22, 2012  

Because dair fans don’t care about Dan or Blair. They are just people who are tired of chair and want dair to become more popular than chair so that they can be endgame and that’s why they dont care how dair happens or if it’s a way that makes sense. No wonder this show is turning into crap because the writers are worried about pleasing all shippers instead of writing story lines that makes sense.

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Posted at 11:09 AM on February 22, 2012  

LOL. OF course she’s being a bad friend to Serena. Does anyone honestly think that Blair would be totally fine with it if Serena kissed Chuck? Serena still loves Dan. She only said that she was ok with it to try and be the better person. She’s obviously not ok with it, and a good best friend would know that. It’s common sense. And Blair’s “feelings” are only happening for Dan becuase she’s lost and lonely right now. Once she gets her mojo back, she’ll realize it will always be chuck.

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Posted at 1:20 AM on February 23, 2012  

Dan and Serena are brother and sister its wrong and if Serena wanted Dan so bad she wouldnt have dated Ben Nate The teacher guy Trip the Artist guy and so on why can’t she be happy for her step bro and best friend Blair liked Dan before what was Blair sopose to do not talk to dan drop him if she did that shw would have pulled a Serena lol

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Posted at 9:57 AM on February 22, 2012  

Serena broke girl code a long time ago sleeping with Nate he was Blairs boyfriend and besides Dan is not in love with Serena I think Gossip Girl has improved since Dan and Blair have grown closer season 4 was great and this season has been good i do find Blair very confusing i mean who do you love? yeah i know everyone says Chuck but they are boring now i mean if you really love someone supposely like they do you would move heaven and earth just to be with that person no matter what obstacles get in your way

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Posted at 1:40 AM on February 23, 2012  

hell yeah what u are saying is so right Dlair all thr way

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Posted at 8:02 AM on February 22, 2012  

Seeing Serena’s face as she watched Ban kissing really broke my heart! I don’t know who Leighton is playing on GG but I’m sure that it isn’t Blair Waldorf. Ban is killing the show, I can’t wait for the writers to ruin them too like they did with all the other couples on the show. I hate Dan and I hate Ban! This Ban nonesense has to stop!

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Posted at 7:03 AM on February 22, 2012  

I can’t believe blair did this to serena if serena kissed or dated chuck she wouldn’t have the same reaction at all.Blair is ridiculous and pathetic they definitly ruined her for me.I can’t wait for her to go down

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Posted at 2:15 AM on February 28, 2012  

I totally agree. Blair is not the same girl we first watched her on S1. She has changed to be this vulnerable girl, who has some insecure problems that she is rebounding to Dan. She cannot find her true Queen B, how she was with Chuck. Chuck and Blair are endgame, nevertheless they are trying to stick it down our throat of “Dair”. But if you kind of notice, there will be no meaning between them, unlike how Chair was together.

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Posted at 2:55 AM on February 22, 2012  

Thank you so much for this recap! I’m a chair fan too and this whole thing is so bizarre. I can’t wait til it’s over!! yuck.

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