So I just finished the second episode of Mexican Gossip Girl and it’s not even funny how many Chair/Derena feelings I’m getting right now. Because I’ll be honest, post Chuck selling Blair for a hotel, and the tiring and endless back and forth cycle between Serena and Dan, I shipped them so damn hard. And now, seeing them together again, even if it is in a different version, it brings back major ex OTP feels. I have a feeling that the Mexican writers won’t let Mexican Chair be ruined to the extent that Savage did either, so that also makes me hopeful. So sorry in advance for any Mexican Chair spamming I may do in the next couple of days. (Why do I feel like I’m cheating on Dan and Blair?) As for Mexican Derena, we’ll see about the success on that one. And I guess some things never change, because Mexican Dan stole my heart by the end of the first episode. American Dan would be proud, he’s like a little Mexican protege :’)
Overall, not too bad though. I even caught myself laughing out loud a couple of times. I will say this though, if you don’t speak Spanish, but especially understand Mexican lingo, it may not be as enjoyable for you. I’m Mexican so I got the jokes, but some of them would be hard to translate for the subtitles. So for those people who are watching it with subtitles, I can’t say you’ll get to appreciate the full Mexican spin-off experience to it :/
But I’m not saying to give up on giving it a try altogether either, you could end up loving it :) So far I’m not hating it!
Let’s just take a step back and think about this for a second. Dan was punched by the show’s de-facto moral center Nate, who is currently trying to figure out how to weasel his way out of some serious accounting fraud. Also leading the anti-Dan charge was Blair, a young woman who has, over time, made thousands of people miserable with her scheming, back-stabbing, and selfishness. She spent this episode purposefully trying to submarine the reconciliation of two of her best friends, one of whom she’d just reconciled with herself not a few days prior. By her side was Chuck, whose rap-sheet of illegal activities, shady business dealings, and human rights violations we don’t need to rehash here. That leaves us with Serena, a person who needs real help, yet who can’t stop manipulating everyone around her with a smile on her face.
Question: Are you kind enough for one last Gossip Girl spoiler? —Jose
Ausiello: Last?! Are you dying? Enlisting? The series finale isn’t for another couple weeks (Dec. 17 to be exact) so this is hardly the show’s final appearance in AA. Here’s what I can tell you now: Rumor has it three words will flash on the screen at the end of the penultimate episode, and (here’s the best part) first person to guess what they are gets $100 in Monopoly money.
Had you asked us at the beginning where the characters would be, we’d say Blair would be an independent career woman, not taking any shit from the men in her life, and Serena would have learnt from her mistakes and found happiness in the loving arms of moral, lovely, Lonely Boy. In reality, Serena has plotted and schemed her way back to Dan (by stealing him from her best friend and filming it for Gossip Girl), and Blair is waiting for Chuck to make time for her. In Gossip Girl, you definitely can’t have it all
This whole show has turned to shit and the only people I can find myself rooting for anymore are these two. And Nate, Georgina and Dorota
Anything is better than seeing Dan pine anymore for Blair. And although I liked Steven and Serena together, if they aren’t getting back together, Dan and Serena might as well. Because as much as I hate to say it, Serenate is dead. The writers didn’t give two fucks about them and totally forgot they even existed. So any hope of them getting back together would be stupid. Just like Dan and Blair. Because even if they did somehow end up together, it wouldn’t be the same. They’re not the same couple we fell in love with in Season 5. Plus of course we have those lovely set pictures of the weddings to remind us all of our lovely writers attempts at happy fairytale endings.
& yes, the progression for the Derena reunion seems rushed and I honestly never thought I could ship together again (since they share a siblings and all, plus they haven’t exactly been the nicest to each other), but FUCK IT. They used to be my OTP, and judging from the scenes, they still have the chemistry. And because at the end of the day, they aren’t as damaged as Chair and I would rather see them together than Chuck and Blair.
Sage aside, I actually like Serena and Steven together.
Up course the writers will manage to ruin that before the series finale
Dan + Georgina were good together, I’ve always had a soft spot for them - (Possible new OTP?) Anyway, when the gang got together I thought they just got funnier. Blair + Georgina’s hate relationship was entertaining to watch, and Nate is never bad for the eyes, as useless as he may be. The Dair scene of course was the show-stealer. Words cannot express how on point that scene was! I just wish Dan wasn’t so obvious about his feelings for Blair :( I felt so much for him, but it felt amazing knowing Blair was speechless after Dan told her his thoughts ;)
Rufus and Ivy was just plain gross! But I guess if it shuts stupid Lily up, then it’s not all bad. Seriously though, she (Lily) was so annoying the whole episode. I literally got mad every time she appeared on my screen. And Chair was just as irritating. I’m tired of seeing the same sl being replayed over & over with them! There’s just no going back to them imo…
And don’t even get me started on Blair actually being hurt by Serena not wanting to go back to NYC! I mean who can blame the girl? Didn’t everyone actually ask her to leave their lives?! I actually felt bad for Serena (even though she did purposely try to break up Dair). I’m actually rooting for Serena to end up with someone like Barry Watson’s character, too much has happened for her to end up with Dan or Nate and for it to make sense. Then again, now that I think about it, GG Writers haven’t exactly been known for going for the story lines that make any sense at all
And Nate FINALLY gets somewhat of his own sl? Can anyone say yay? :)
So overall, it wasn’t as painful as I thought I guess. One bandaid ripped off though..9 episodes to go!
Because I have watched this show since it began and I will put all my hope in believing that they will make an epic comeback next season and get every character the closure they need. I haven’t watched the “epic” season finale yet but from what I’ve seen on here things get pretty crazy. I will watch the episode to get my own conclusions from it and try to remind myself how I fell in love with this show to begin with. Because to me what’s upsetting me is not just because Chuck and Blair got back together and Dan got his heartbroken and decided to cheat on Blair with Serena without any confirmation whatsoever about what was really happening, but also what they’ve done to the other characters and their storylines. Everything seems so illogical and badly written to me now. I don’t know - I really really REALLY hope I’m wrong, I honestly do. And I hope that when I’m finished with the episode I can come back on here and come to terms to what has happened.
Well that’s it for now. Wish me luck guys, I’m going in
S and B are going into World War III. Blair will have to choose between Chuck and Dan, but this time it’s not because anyone is begging her too it’s because they are both sick of being toyed with. Serena will exact her revenge for being a back story all season. Man bangs will look pretty. Lily will have to deal with the fact that she’s currently married to two men. Once a Rhodes girl, always a Rhodes girl. Dorota will be baller, naturally, and Georgina will return out of nowhere.
I loved it!
Gosh these last two episodes have just been badass! All the interactions - Dair, Chair, Derena, Dorota alone being her awesome self - && all the scheming!
It made my night.
I just hope the finale lives up to the hype…
…And my Dair/Chair/Derena heart isn’t crushed
But I just think it’s sad when a supposed “fan” of Gossip Girl only chooses to like it when everything is “going good” according to them and their favorite ship.
You can’t choose when to like a show.
Well I mean you can but then what’s the point?
Being a real fan is accepting the show for what it is and respecting the writers. Obviously if they could make you fall in love with the characters in the first place, they know their shit pretty well. (Excuse my french). Now I’m not saying you can’t critique and express what you thought was wrong about an episode, but I think it’s so damn childish when I see people put up posts like,
"I am boycotting the show. Dair/Chair/Derena/Etc makes me sick."
& then like 3 weeks later when they get some interaction from their favorite couple and all is well again and they start watching again. Of course until something new comes along that they don’t like and they decide to huff & puff some more.
That is just so stupid to me. Like seriously, either watch the show and suck it up when things aren’t going your way and try to appreciate what the producer/writer’s are doing OR stop watching it all together. If you hate the new plot lines so much then stop watching the show and go read fanfics the rest of your life and never look back.
Stop filling the Gossip Girl dashboard with so much hate.
Love it or Leave it. Simple as that.
Aww, that scene with Serena and her dad made me kind of sad. It was the first time in a while that I felt bad for S. But a small part of me was also thinking “So what you’re basically is saying is that you had a shitty relationship with your father so Lola should too?”
Unless it’s sleeping with Dan. Cause then I’m gonna have to kill a hoe.