On the April 18 episode of ‘Gossip Girl’ we learn that Blair and Dan’s kiss lit sparks for a flame of her past — shutting the door to their potential romance.
Weeks after the highly anticipated Blair (Leighton Meester) and Dan (Penn Badgley) kiss, I was positive she was finally going to confess her true feelings to him. But were we thrown a curve ball, or what?
Turns out their kiss actually made Blair realize how much she missed Chuck (Ed Westwick)! Of course, nothing comes easy on the Upper East Side, and for Blair and Chuck, Cupid just wasn’t on their side this week. Before the hiatus, while Blair and Dan had were spending time together and having their first kiss, Chuck was taking back the reins at Bass Industries. During his struggle, he had an epiphany and realized he needed Blair back in his life. (Surprise, surprise.)
Apparently, Chuck had been trying to get in touch with Blair, but she wasn’t responding. It wasn’t because she’d moved on, though — it was because she was sorting out her feelings for Chuck after her kiss with Dan! After Chuck learned about their kiss through a devious scheme, he planned to invite Dan to a faux photo shoot and completely embarrass him by telling him he was going to be photographed as “up and coming” New York royalty.
Chuck wanted Blair to realize that Dan “isn’t one of them.” But this only pushed Blair away.
More ‘OMG’ moments:
1. Blair stands up for Dan:
When Blair found out about Chuck’s plan, she stood up for him and called Chuck childish. She told Chuck she had originally planned to tell him about her kiss with Dan, and how that made her realize how much she really wanted to be with him — not Dan. But after Chuck embarrassing Dan, Blair said she wasn’t so sure about those feelings anymore. Better luck next time, Chuck.
2. Serena’s aunt & cousin pay a visit:
As Lily faced serious jail time, her rebellious sister, Carole, and daughter, Charlie (KayLee Defer), visited the UES to suport her and participate in the NYC royalty photo shoot. We learned they’ve kept their distance from their relatives because Lily’s sister wanted to shelter her daughter from their “toxic” lives. But it turns out Charlie likes the UES so much, she’ll now be residing there permanently. And were those sparks I saw during Charlie and Dan’s introduction? This should be interesting…
3. Vanessa is the new Gossip Girl:
Whenever Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) appears in an episode, she’s always causing some sort of drama. Turns out she was listening to the whole Blair & Chuck blowout, so she learned that Blair and Dan kissed. She called Serena (Blake Lively) and left her a voicemail about the incident, but I doubt Serena will actually care.
4. Nate & Raina get more serious:
That first scene in this week’s episode scared me! Did anyone else think Raina (Tika Sumpter) was waking up next to Chuck? Fortunately, it was his roommate/best friend, Nate (Chace Crawford). It looks like she’s living with him as she sorts everything out with her father.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are Blair and Dan done for good? Is there any hope for Blair and Chuck? Do you think Serena’s cousin Charlie will fall for Dan? Sound off below!