Gossip Girl “Crazy, Cupid, Love” Review


If “Crazy, Cupid, Love” was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day gift from Gossip Girl, I’d like to exchange it for a pound of Godiva chocolate, a dozen blood-red roses and a roll of duct tape that I can use to bind up Dan’s hands and mouth so he will keep them off of Blair!

Come to think of it, maybe I’ll do the same to Blair herself until she can conduct herself like a woman who is supposedly in love with Chuck Bass. Just because Dan kisses you doesn’t meant that you have to kiss back. It’s perfectly okay to shove him in the chest and tell him to go play with his typewriter. Because not only did Blair put her marriage and her true love at risk, she also lost her best friend, Serena. Again.

Thanks for all the warm and fuzzy Valentine’s Day memories, Georgina! And congratulations on being even more destructive than Gossip Girl herself. At least she never orchestrated the chaos; she just reported it. At the very least, Georgina is a hell of a lot sloppier than GG. Dan has already figured out what’s up, and it’s just a matter of time until everyone else catches on.

I would say that the real victim of the evening was Chuck, at least up until he decided to seduce Dan’s publicist to get back at both him and Blair for the kiss Georgina was kind enough to record just for him, but I think the award for Most Betrayed Character of the Night goes to Charlie Rhodes. The real Charlie Rhodes, aka Lola.

When Ivy/Charlie came back into town to tell Lily about someone dying in a hospice (it’s got to be either her faux mommy or her faux grandmommy), she got roped into attending the Spectator’s party at Chuck’s penthouse, where she ran into Lola/Charlie. Oh dear…especially since Lola/Charlie knows her as Ivy, an actress from Florida. Thanks to Nate’s exposition, Lola/Charlie found out that her mother has been masquerading someone through NY under her name, while she’s struggling to make ends meet by catering. Yet, rather than blow Ivy/Charlie’s cover, she decides to internet stalk her, proving that Lola/Charlie will fit in just fine with her mother’s people.

Coming in at a close second in the betrayal department was, of course, Serena, who got to witness Blair and Dan’s disgusting kiss with her own eyes, thanks to Georgina. Blair lost a valuable asset because of her inability to utter a simple, two-letter word. Now the only person she has on her side as she tries to navigate a loveless marriage, two lovelorn suitors and a royal babysitter who is clearly in love with her husband is her loyal housemaid. Good luck with that, B, especially when you find out it really was Dan who leaked the video of your confession to Chuck. You know, the one that ruined your life for the next year?

Bet you won’t have a problem pushing him away then…

What did you think of the episode? Let me know below!

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  • Fran

    Thank you!  best recap yet.   I agree with it all.  The show is awful right now and I am so sick of Blair.

    • Anonymous

       Thank you!  I hope you come back next week:)

  • Esmoon10

    Yes! So glad you agree about this episode. Who is this Blair on my screen right now? Because it sure as heck ain’t Blair Waldorf. I am this close to hoping Chuck and Serena both just tell Blair to get over herself, and then Serena can move in with CN at the Empire. Please and thank you!

    • Anonymous

       You know, I had the random thought that maybe they’re trying to push Serena and Chuck together.  I’m not thrilled with that thought, but it’s a thousand times better than Blair and Dan.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  • http://twitter.com/mockingbird2424 Meg

    Come to think of it, maybe I’ll do the same to Blair herself until she can conduct herself like a woman who is supposedly in love with Chuck Bass. Just because Dan kisses you doesn’t meant that you have to kiss back. It’s perfectly okay to shove him in the chest and tell him to go play with his typewriter. Because not only did Blair put her marriage and her true love at risk, she also lost her best friend, Serena. Again.
    Great review! This episode was terrible. I don’t get Blair and until I don Chuck deserves better 

    • Anonymous

       Lol- thank you;)

  • http://twitter.com/Lamia_x3 Lamia Van Der Chair

    i’m loving this recap :D Genious 

    • Anonymous

       Aww, I really appreciate that!  Thank you;)

  • http://twitter.com/carlybb Carly

    So much truth! Thanks for a great recap. I felt really bad for Serena having to witness that kiss, especially when Blair kept going on and on about how Dan still has feelings for her. It was very insensitive of her. I can’t wait until Dan’s secret is revealed. B still thinks he’s a good guy but that secret won’t stay hidden for long. Dan is such a hypocrite for calling Chuck a bad guy for scheming when he’s doing the exact same things now. And of course Chuck is all sad and heartbroken again. What else is new? It was about time that Lola/Charlie met. How is it possible that Lola was totally unaware of a person impersonating her in the same city? Doesn’t she read the papers? Lily had a whole party to introduce Charlie to NYC society!

    • latinalover

      no. most if not all reviews are bias.

      • Anonymous

         I’m not going to argue that, but I will say that even a biased reviewer is well within his or her rights to call out bad writing when they see it;)

    • Anonymous

       That is a really good point about Lola/Charlie, one that I hadn’t even thought about.  She must live under a rock in Central Park!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

    • http://twitter.com/Sooriclover Ashley

      I completely agree with everything you said.

  • http://twitter.com/maribells01 Maria

    Yeah, agree 100% with this. RIP Blair Waldorf. Hopefully this means she’ll lay off on slut-shaming Serena now, at least… 

    • Anonymous

       Ha!  Really!!  Serena is like a nun this season!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Anonymous

       Ha!  Really!!  Serena is like a nun this season!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Tiff

    Thanks for speaking my mind on the episode.   I’d like the hour back I wasted watching it.  I won’t be watching the show live unless or until Blair starts acting in character again; this has been so tiresome. Still loving Chuck and Blair, hope they get it together so I can tune in again. xoxo

  • Kyra

    I’m so upset with the way the show has been going.  The writers are breaking my heart!!! Dan is disgusting.  He does not belong with Blair.  I used to feel bad for the way they had treated him but now he’s just as sneaky as the rest.  I will always be a Chuck Bass fan.  He has developed and changed so much, from a villain to a lover.  Blair needs to get her mind right and realize that she has only one true love, who will love her back, Chuck Bass. 

    • latinalover

      i think they are turning him back to evil again

      • Anonymous

         Not evil, just broken-hearted:(

      • Anonymous

         Not evil, just broken-hearted:(

    • Anonymous

       I agree.  Dan is becoming the true villain and Chuck is finally the guy we all wanted him to be all along.  Sigh…

      Thanks for reading and reviewing!

    • Anonymous

       I agree.  Dan is becoming the true villain and Chuck is finally the guy we all wanted him to be all along.  Sigh…

      Thanks for reading and reviewing!

  • Rojina

    This episode was disgusting i felt so bad for chuck poor babe is broken again and of course he did what he did I don’t expect him to sit around lonely while miss waldorlf kisses the most disgusting sneaky hypocrite character of all times I’m team chuck at this point I just want him to be happy and he deserves so much better than that publicist let’s hope Blair realizes who she loves truly before she loses chuck 4ever there is only so much a man can take. Poor chuck you brought out Blair’s glorious character while Dan humphrey trashed her good luck humphrey chuck will punch you soon

    • latinalover

      chuck doesn’t punch but get punched.

    • Anonymous

       I think the new Chuck will feel bad for his actions in the light of day.  The old Chuck never would have thought twice about it. 

    • Anonymous

       I think the new Chuck will feel bad for his actions in the light of day.  The old Chuck never would have thought twice about it. 

  • http://twitter.com/cosmokaramel Duygu S

    nice recap. it was a stupid epi again. gg gets stupider in every episode. missing my Chuck&Blair :(

    • Anonymous

       Agreed.  Thanks for reading and commenting, though!!:)

    • Anonymous

       Agreed.  Thanks for reading and commenting, though!!:)

  • Guest

    I feel the writers couldn’t make up their mind whether to continue the
    storyline with Chair or Dair..they wanted to leave both options open for
    as long as possible (I guess that was why we had to put up with Louis
    for so long) at the cost of completely screwing up the character of
    Blair by making her very unrealistic and everyone else boring! The
    interesting and challenging thing would have been to really deal with
    Chair and all the unresolved trust issues and develop Dair as a real
    friendship!

    • Anonymous

       That’s very true.  They sacrificed real drama for melodrama at the expense of their fan’s trust. 

    • Anonymous

       That’s very true.  They sacrificed real drama for melodrama at the expense of their fan’s trust. 

  • Kmlaughlin

    I completely agree! Awful show. If they keep up Blair and Dan I’m done watching. What happened to the Blair that wouldn’t go near lonely boy without a tetanus shot?

    • latinalover

      she grew up.

      • Anonymous

         Ah, but be careful not to mistake character growth with character inconsistency.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t mind them being friends, but when did he suddenly decide he was in love with her?  While she was crying over Chuck, engaged to Louis and pregnant with his kid?  Dan has issues.

      • Hannilach

        if you look back you can see Dan likes to be with girls who need him and are broken and that point, remeber S3 with V she was on top and he cheated on her with S coz she S needed dan

        • Anonymous

           That’s a really interesting observation, one I hadn’t considered.  Unfortunately for me it just means that Dan needs therapy- lol;)

        • Anonymous

           That’s a really interesting observation, one I hadn’t considered.  Unfortunately for me it just means that Dan needs therapy- lol;)

  • Anonymous

    Yep. You’ve got 100% agreement with me. They’ve destroyed Blair’s character and Dan’s slowly starting with the end of Season 4, culminating in this last episode. I feel like the writers felt like they had to give Dair fans their due, but that just leads to inconsistency and out of character behavior. Dan and Blair have both become unlikable when in the past I’ve always loved them the most along with Chuck. I loved Dan and Blair’s friendship last season. It’s only when Blair got engaged to Prince Louis that everything starting going downhill. And Dan has become a lovesick puppy, while Blair is just someone else entriely. It’s sad. Where have the characters gone that we know and love?

  • Sandy

    Why did Blair agree to the dowry that will bankrupt Eleanor? It does not make sense. Also, the Charlie/Ivy storyline is plain stupid!

    • Anonymous

       It does need to wrap up, I agree.

  • Su

    Agree at 100%. Stopped watching gossip girl, won’t watch it anymore. I won’t waste time of my life to see Dan and Blair, the worst couple ever. They totally ruined Blair as a character from ep. 1 this season.

    • latinalover

      you mean teenage blair?

    • Anonymous

       They should have let her have her baby; it would have made for better drama.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • latinalover

    only going to say this once and only once. try to look at this episode without going fanboyish with chair fans like if you were looking at gossip girl episode and be just a normal fan and by that i mean no shippers. i am not saying that you don’t share your opinion but don’t be bias.

    • Anonymous

       I really appreciate having an alternate opinion voiced, but I think the bias you’re referring to is simply a love of two characters that the writers have done everything in their power to instill in their fan base.  Now it almost seems like those same writers are punishing the fans who have stuck with their show because of that love, by constantly keeping these two characters apart for increasingly ridiculous and unbelievable reasons.  It’s a weekly slap in the face. 

  • Oskr 03

    i think Dair is good, in the last episodes, specially in the 100th, blair tells chuck she couldn’t be with him even if she wasn’t with louis, they’re too complicated right now, and her feelings for louis are like she said: “all business”.. btw the executive producers since the beginning of the show had a plan for dan and blair. they look good together, even the actors in real life want them together maybe for a while, dan has been trying really hard, he’s not that villain cuz he didn’t lie to serena about his feelings, and about the leaked video it depends in the perspective, maybe he did it because he knew blair was gonna be happy with chuck but blair made again a bad choice. You have to see this as a new era of at least 20 very good more episodes.. Blair and chuck will end up together at the end but at the very end of the show, that’s for sure, for now at least i have the best episodes of the show, cuz  since the 4th season the idea of dair, its very cool, aren’t u curious of how it might be? i am! no one has to worry about anythin. theyll end up together (chuck and blair) but now Dan really loves Blair, and Blair maybe shes not even close to that level, but dan will grow on her a lot ;)

    • Anonymous

       But are they really too complicated?  She loves him, he loves her…the only complication is the writers trying to be complicated.  That is the only reason for Dan’s sudden feelings for Blair.  And if that has been the design from the beginning, it was very badly handled and constructed. 

      But like I said, I really appreciate a different perspective:)

      • Oskr 03

        yeah i mean it’s very understandable but tv’s not that easy, if it were, G.G would have been 3 seasons and see ya! One of the creators, josh shwartz made a horrible mistake in the o.c. we at least have to thank him that the show is still running at the 5th season. Imagiine Blair and chuck together right now, 2 episodes of role playing, 2 episodes of bullyiing people, 2 episodes of playing games, aam don’t you think that might get boring? be honest! Blair is really wrong, i’m with you in that one, but louis is going to dissapear at the season finale, mark those words ;) and dair it’s going to be on for the rest of the season, depends on the real reason of why he leaked the video and how blair takes it. cuz lets face it, that secret won’t last more than 2 episodes.. Dair, thumbs up, at least for now :)

        • Anonymous

          The Moonlighting curse is a terrible burden for TV writers to bear, but I don’t think the path to riveting storytelling lies in keeping your “It couple” apart because of a promise to God.  Literally.  To me, that is far worse than letting them be happy for more than ten minutes during one episode that ends with a near-fatal car accident.

          • Oskr 03

            yeah, there is some crazyness about storyline, i mean georgina, i keep asking myself why the hell is she doing all that, and the promise to God, i mean yeah thats very weird, but somethings you gotta look at them in another perspective, remember it’s a show, maybe in the next episode Dair will be over for good in the episode finale or maybe the next one, personally I think that will last a little while, but you never know, maybe what u want to see is coming soon in the next 2 or 3 episodes. There’s a lot coming on, pretty intense and believe me, i like dan and serena together more than anyone, but i see a really good and genuine chemistry between dan and blair, that could be very awesome cuz i know, im like dan, a lonely dude, and my girlfriend, was awful with me when i met her, i mean literally a bitch jaja and she knows it, that’s why i think that could be very awesome to watch it in the show, and we saw dair coming sooner or later since the 4th season, i dont know why everybody is surprised, he has done a lot of things for her, and if they end up being something more, that will be totally fair

  • Oskr 03

    and one last thing, take for example the show friends, ive watched it completely four times, ross and rachel, they’re soul mates since the 1st season, they end up finally together at the 10th season. just to give an idea of how much time ur still have to wait, to finally watch chuck and blair together 100% happy

    • Anonymous

       Oh, I have no problem with a rocky path to true love.  What I have a problem with is contrived road bumps along the way.

  • Hannilach

    So happy to find a review that is pro dair, its so hard these days!

    • Hannilach

      isnt!

      • Anonymous

         Thank you!  I’m surprised to hear this, though.  I would have thought there were more Dair-negative reviews than positive.

  • Katywolforth

    Fuck you review !!! Baised much fat bitch

  • Anonymous

    This episode SUCKED. blair disgusts me i am not watching this crap anymore.

    • Anonymous

       It’s too bad that it’s come to this.  I keep hoping that maybe this is just a rough patch and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel:)

  • regina

    great review! the show is getting way too unrealistic, i just want to remind you that B destroyed her wedding/marriage because she told chuck she loves him everyday more, so 3 weeks later she is kissing Dan, and telling Chuck she doesn’t know if her feelings have changed??? Blair was a strong character not this heart.breaking little bitch she became now! And i dont even want to mention the most ridiculous thing at all; the “reason” why she can’t be with Chuck… and a good friend would never kiss back a man, who is her best friend’s real love… i’d say a person like that deserves to end up all alone, without friends, love and even without lonleyboy

    • Anonymous

       I totally agree.  Whether you come down on the side of Dair or Chair, at the end of the day, Blair shouldn’t have let him kiss her because she knew how Serena felt about him.  Ho’s before bro’s, yo!

  • Amschafe

    Love this review btw, and I totally agree with everything said. I already commented here but I don’t see my comment. I just don’t like what they’ve done to the characters of Blair and Dan. It’s just cringe-worthy to watch. I mean, I just don’t see how fans of Dan and Blair as individuals can be happy with the writing for them this season. This is the first season I have disliked them both the whole season.

  • Anonymous

    I loved your comment about Serena witnessing the kiss. That was just so unbelievably messed up. Blair used to be my favorite character. That is no more. My favorites this whole season have been Chuck and Serena because of the way Dan and Blair are currently being butchered.

  • Jill

    This is by far one of the best, if not the best, reviews of this episode out there.

    Blair is definitely not herself.  I just can’t even say anymore.

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