Gossip Girl “Father and the Bride” Review


For all the scheming and backstabbing and evil priests that are present in “Father and the Bride,” this week’s Gossip Girl, it really should have been a much more interesting episode. Perhaps I’m still bitter over the ridiculous Blair and Chuck angst to which we are still being submitted. Or I could be annoyed with Dan’s hopeless crush on Blair. Or it could be the fact that I was expected to believe that a princess and a future princess would ever be made to wait in a line on a New York city street for macaroons. Kate might do that in England, but even before she was pre-royalty, Blair would have closed that store for an hour if she wanted to select cookies.

But let’s get to my real problem with this episode. How can a story that involves a wayward princess and her ordained lover trying to take over the throne bore me so much?! It has to be the accents…the terrible, horrible, stilted, quasi-French accents. It could also, perhaps, be the fact that I’d be totally glad if the evil priest succeeded in his plan of stopping the wedding. It’s what most viewers want! He’s hardly a villain when he’s teaming up with Chuck; we’re on Chuck’s side, remember?

We are not, however, on Dan’s side, and we never will be if he insists on staying in love with Blair, even when he knows the lengths she’s willing to go to for Chuck. He even deigns to write Louis’s wedding vows, presumably pouring his heart out to Blair a la Brian Krakow to Angela Chase in My So-Called Life. Wake up, Lonely Boy!! Blair will never choose you, but for some reason Serena is willing to give you another chance. If you know what’s good for you, go for it. She deserves better, but apparently she’s forgotten that.

As for Gossip Girl herself, she very nearly succeeded in stopping Serena’s new blog from going live by blackmailing Nate with information about who wanted him dead on the night of Blair and Chuck’s accident. Unfortunately, Nate and Serena teamed up and not only got the blog going, but managed to trap Nate’s cousin, Trip, into admitting that he cut the brake fluid in an attempt to “ruin Nate’s weekend.” Yes, death can do that. I wish I could say good riddance, but enemies never really go away on this show.

If you need proof of that, in next week’s big wedding episode, it looks like Georgina is back…

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