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'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair Flees The Country — But With Who? Plus 4 More 'OMG' Moments

Mon, February 6, 2012 10:02pm EDT by 11 Comments

When marrying into royalty there’s a high price to pay — and the Waldorf family is about to find that out the hard way.

The Jan. 30th episode ended with Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) coming to Blair’s (Leighton Meester) rescue after Prince Louis (Hugo Becker) showed his evil side and revealed to Blair she was forever stuck in a loveless, meaningless marriage.

Running away in Blair’s “just married” car, she demanded Dan to drive her to the airport so she could jet off to the Dominican Republic and get a divorce without having to have Louis there  — just like her role model Elizabeth Taylor did in her fourth marriage. But of course, passports, friends and Gossip Girl got in the way.

After Blair and Dan made every effort to on a plane, Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)  sent Louis a tip leading him to go to the press and publicly announce that Blair was a “missing person.” Dan then whisked Blair away to a hotel in Queens to hide her, but Serena (Blake Lively) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) found them after Dorota spilled Blair’s whereabouts when they caught her locked in a closet (thanks to Georgina), packing Blair’s things.

But before Louis could pinpoint Blair’s location, his evil mom cornered Eleanor Waldorf, threatening Blair’s DOWERY if she didn’t  reveal where she was. Eleanor had no idea until Rufus (Matthew Settle) told her.

But back to the dowery — apparently Blair has to be married to Louis for a year and do what he says or else the Waldorf family has to pay A LOT of money. We don’t know the exact amount, but it would cost Blair’s mom her beloved company.

Blair realizes that she doesn’t want to put her family in jeopardy — even though Chuck (Ed Westwick) offered to pay the dowery — and makes the decision to painfully stick out her marriage for a year. UGH!

This just means ONE MORE YEAR before Chuck and Blair can be together.

More ‘OMG’ Moments:

1. Blair Rejects Chuck AGAIN

I mean, how much can a man take? Chuck offers to charter a jet and take her to wherever she needed to go, but she still refused! Blair says their new chapter together can’t begin with him buying her from Louis. I get that, but how can she possibly wait any longer?! Chuck obviously was hurt, but I don’t think he’s given up just yet. And you can tell Blair hasn’t either.

2. Serena Gives Up on Dan

Serena clearly wasn’t happy Dan lied to her about being with Blair when they were on the run. Serena may be desperate (yes, I said it), but she’s not stupid. She can see that he is so in love with Blair. I just hope this doesn’t cause too much friction between her and Blair.

3. Georgina Isn’t the Original Gossip Girl

We were all shocked last week when we learned that Georgina was Gossip Girl all along, but it turns out that isn’t exactly true. G admitted on tonight’s episode that she’s only been Gossip Girl since the real one disappeared after Chuck and Blair’s car crash. So where and WHY is the real gossip girl hiding? I don’t doubt that Georgina will be crushed when she finally decides to come back.

4.  Nate’s New Love Interest Is The REAL Charlie Rhodes

And isn’t it weird that she, like Chivy (KayLee Defer), is an aspiring actress too? It’s only a matter of time before the two Charlie’s come face to face and everyone finds out the new Charlie is actually the REAL Charlie.

What did you think about tonight’s episode? Do you think Blair is really going to stay married to Louis for a year? Sound off in your comments below.

Xo Xo

— Nicole Karlis

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