I hate to burst everyone’s bubble about this but… (don’t read if you don’t want to know)
When Serena says “Blair and Chuck…now there’s a couple you can root for.” in 1.18 I’m 99.99% sure she was being sarcastic. Same time when she said “Somehow two wrongs make a twisted right.”—well not really sarcastic, but still lacking in understanding of how the couple managed to work.
It’s kind of the running “joke” (if you can call it that) about CB. People didn’t take it seriously or get it. Even when they became a couple, people still hedged bets about it: Vanessa in 3.01 says, “I’m sure Blair and Chuck will be there, if the murder-suicide I’ve predicted hasn’t happened yet.” When Dan says it in 3.18, “Because if there’s a pair meant for one another, it’s you two.” it definitely feels done begrudgingly, and not because he truly attained enlightenment at why CB make sense.
No one expected them to get together, to be anything more than weird revenge sex or a lapse in judgment, or to last as long as they have.
But that’s the whole beauty of their story. When no one else believed in them, they did. When no one else appreciated their potential, they did. And I’m not just talking about their relationship, but them as individuals.
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