Happy New Year, Gossip Girl fans (and, perhaps, more importantly, Chair fans)! 2011 is a brand new year for us fangirls and television lovers! And just because our favorite shows are still in Hibernation Mode, doesn’t mean we have to be! So, rather than nursing our hangovers, and moping about how another year has gone by, I thought it might be nice to spend the first day of the new year with our favorite pair of Upper East Siders . . .
That’s right, boys and girls! It’s Chuck and Blair day, here at TV Recappers Anonymous. And have I got some smoking hot Chair Moments for YOU!
What follows are my picks for the Top Ten Chuck and Blair moments from the first half of Gossip Girl’s Fourth Season . . .
(Note: As always, many of these video clips have not been properly embedded, due to CW copyright restrictions. But you can view them ALL, in their Sexy CB Glory, by simply clicking on the internal links. ;))
10. Chuck sniffs Blair’s “Pie”
Episode: 4 x 05 – “Goodbye, Columbia”
Setting the Scene: Chuck has just declared war on Blair, once again. This time, the breach of peace is Much Ado about Eva, Chuck’s Hooker in Peasant’s Clothing, Ex-Girlfriend. Blair sent her snoozy temporary replacement packing, with the help of a few carefully placed rumors, and an unmatched ability to plant seeds of doubt in Chuck’s head, as to his Sweet Tart’s supposed “virtue.” Since Chuck and academics are like oil and water, Blair mistakenly believes that she will be able to protect herself from battle, by hiding out on campus at Columbia University, where she is currently matriculating. But Chuck has other ideas . . .
CHUCK: “Mmmmm . . . I almost forgot how much I used to enjoy your pie.”
GOSSIP GIRL: “Better batten down the hatches, B. It looks like your Island in the Storm was just hit by a Bass 5 Hurricane.”
Why it Made the List: Nothing turns Chuck and Blair on more than a good-old fashioned War of Wits. And this most recent war between Chuck and Blair was no exception. Observe the way Chuck’s and Blair’s breathing quickens, when they come within a few feet of one another, how their eyes dilate, and the way they repeatedly look at each others’ lips, as they banter with one another. These are textbook signs of sexual attraction.
Let’s not forget the extremely lewd and naughty way, Chuck “sniffs” Blair’s pie. It doesn’t take Freud to figure out what part of the female anatomy that pie represents, or what it means for Chuck’s nose to be in it! In addition to being a sexually significant food in general, pie is a highly symbolic dessert to Chuck’s and Blair’s relationship, in particular.
For Blair, food is an indulgence, one that is directly tied to sexual attraction. Later on in the season, we see Blair attempting to combat her romantic feelings for Chuck, by compulsively scarfing down macaroons. Even later in the season, Blair sends Chuck a pie, to symbolize their continued “friendship” with one another, in spite of a recent breakup.
But food also plays a darker role in Blair’s life. A long-time sufferer of bulimia, pie represents Blair’s struggles with her body image, and sense of self. For Blair, Chuck is like pie. He is seductive, delicious, and makes her hungry for more. But he is also dangerous, and potentially hazardous to her health. And just like with that decadent dessert, once Blair starts induling in Chuck, she often can’t stop . . .