That's why their relationship felt like something Gossip Girl had to get out of the Nate and Blair were together before the show began, but he. From Gossip Girl's true identity and Dan's story in The New Yorker to we witnessed in the lives of Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck, Dan, and (ugh!). The revelation that Gossip Girl was actually Dan all along probably seemed . and as the Chuck/Blair relationship became increasingly toxic in.
Where is the loyalty from either of them? Both characters usually stuck to their beliefs regardless of the negative consequences on themselves or others. We see this deeply ingrained pride when Chuck came face-to-face with losing his fortune.
She also told him she would use her soon-to-be fortunes from Waldorf Designs to support them both.
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However, Chuck immediately rejected her and her offer, basically choosing poverty over her support. If they had to use each other as potential collateral, they would do it.
In an attempt to salvage her broken ego after being rejected by Yale, Blair tried to restore her former title as the queen of her peers. So, she utilized her best weapon to win the spot: She even expressed no remorse for using her own boyfriend for her manipulation. They constantly try to one-up each other not just for the satisfaction but, occasionally, push the other to achieve more. Although they can seem quite shallow at times, they do try to be there for each other the best that they can.
Uncle Jack will give Chuck the hotel if he can spend the night with Blair. Understandably, anyone else would quickly decline this type of deal. Although Blair believed she agreed on her own, Chuck actually sold her off to his uncle. And yet, each time, they seem to move past them and come together once again. So when faced with being implicated in a crime, the two find a way to, yet again, survive.
Chuck watched as he struggled but did not offer to help him. What do they do? From manipulation to covering up crimes, their time together was nothing close to a fairytale. The actors who play Chuck and Blair were all too aware of their relationship issues. Even actress Leighton Meester feared the consequences of displaying such a problematic relationship on TV.
She stated"I hope that young women aren't looking at this [Chuck and Blair] and thinking 'I should model my relationships after this' because there was some domestic violence in there. We see Serena return home after being MIA for several months. We are introduced to newcomer Dan and his family.
Moreover, we learn that Chuck is a complete creep who tried to assault not one, but two characters. A few days later, Blair again tries to have sex with Nate but when he comes over, he admits to her that he already lost his virginity to Serena before she skipped town.
Shocked, Blair kicks Nate out of her penthouse. Soon after, she decides to forgive him and ice Serena out instead. At the Kiss on the Lips party, she orders him not to talk to Serena and he agrees; but is annoyed that she is telling him what to do.
She agrees and they make plans to excuse themselves. However, Chuck decides to help Blair consummate her relationship with Nate by giving her a key to his suite to seal the deal. Blair brings Nate to the suite but is surprised to find Serena there waiting for him. Jealous that they were planning to meet up, she goes down to tell Serena's new boyfriend Dan that she slept with Nate.
Later, Nate tells Blair that she either needs to forgive him for what he did or end things. She chooses to forgive him and stay together.
At the masquerade ball in The Handmaiden's TaleBlair enlists Serena's help to pull off a scavenger hunt for Nate, where his prize is having sex with her.
Serena agrees to help but at the ball, the last thing on Nate's mind is the game. At the end of the night, he mistakes Jenny Humphrey for Serena and admits to her that he still has feelings for Serena before kissing her.
In Victor VictrolaBlair hears from her mother, Eleanor Waldorfthat Nate is planning to give her his great grandmother's diamond ring. Soon after, she learns from Jenny about what happened at the masquerade ball. During a dinner with her mother, Nate, and Anne and Howard Archibaldshe tries on the ring against her wishes.
Later that night, Blair witnesses Howard punching Nate in the face and being arrested. She confronts Nate about his feelings for Serena right after, then asks if he loves her. When he doesn't answer, she breaks up with him. That night, she loses her virginity to Chuck.
On Blair's seventeenth birthday in Seventeen Candlesshe hopes that Nate will reverse his decision to distance himself from her and doesn't tell anyone they're broken up. Meanwhile, Nate is dealing with the recent scandal involving the arrest of his father for fraud and embezzlement.
Not wanting her family to suffer anymore, Anne asks him to get back with Blair to secure Eleanor's support through the scandal. At Blair's birthday, Chuck admits he has feelings for her and makes a bet that Nate won't call at midnight the way he does every year.
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Blair, confident Nate will call, takes the bet. However, midnight comes and goes without Nate's call. Upset by this, she confesses to all her guests that they're broken up and ends up hooking up with Chuck again that night.
Nate tells his parents that he won't pretend to be interested in Blair to get to her mother. In Hi, Societythe Archibald family scandal has subsided.
Finally not feeling stressed anymore, Nate realizes he misses Blair; especially when he learns she will be attending the Debutante Ball with someone else. He goes to her apartment and tells her that he misses her, then pleads with her to go with him instead.
She accepts, and a jealous Chuck schemes to keep them apart. He sets up Nate to punch Carter Baizen at the ball, resulting in getting him kicked out. Later that night, Blair realizes what Chuck did and has sex with Nate. Chuck and Nate head to Monaco for Christmas, but return shortly after.
Knowing he has information to ruin her relationship with Nate, Chuck orders Blair to stay away from him. She tries, but Nate is working hard to get her back.