Mark with Brucas
GGwriters with Dair
Most importantly, none of OTH’s characters were sacrificed in order to make Leyton happen. Brucas also got a breakup scene and we were allowed some kind of closure. Plus Leyton had been hinted for awhile so it wasn’t the biggest shocker either. Also Peyton never sold Lucas for her record label right? That’s gotta count for something. Although I preferred the Brucas endgame, at least I could stand them being together. Leyton was a healthy relationship, not perfect, but more stable than Chair will ever be. And when Brooke moved on it was with someone new who did nothing but love her unconditionally and respect her. This vs: Sacrificing every single character/ storyline on the show just to make Chair happen. Never getting a breakup scene, or any scene promising closure for that matter. Blair’s renewed feelings for Chuck also came out of nowhere when there had been no hint of trouble in paradise for Dair until the season finale. The hotel-selling is self-explanatory. And finally, they basically made Dan settle for Serena. Instead of introducing someone new for him, they brought him back to the one person that he has hurt the most and vice versa. All so the angry Chair stans could get their fairytale ending. Mark at least kept his integrity when he wrote his show. For me there is no real competition on which ending was worse.