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GOSSIP GIRL Producers Tease the Chuck-Blair-Dan Triangle

January 31, 2011 by  

On GOSSIP GIRL, the kids swap romantic partners all the time. But recent episodes seem to indicate there is a new pairing on the horizon, one the series hasn’t really explored thus far. So with the recent hints that Blair and Dan might not totally hate each other, could the duo be heading towards — gasp! — romance? And what does that mean for tortured former lovers Chuck and Blair?

Give Me My Remote went to GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran to get the romance scoop straight from them…

Dan and Blair have been spending more time together lately. Is that a relationship that the writers are interested in pursuing?
Stephanie Savage:
It’s definitely a relationship. What kind of relationship it is, [that’s] a little bit of a wait-and-see. I think that Dan and Blair have a lot in common with each other: they’re the most book-smart characters, they share a lot of the same interests. And they’ve had a series of really nice moments of emotional vulnerability with each other over the years. Does that amount to a romantic connection? Or do the things that they dislike about each other — which are plentiful — will those ultimately stand in the way of any other deeper connection?

Dan and Blair remind me a little bit of Ryan and Summer from THE OC. We knew Seth and Summer were supposed to be together, but Ryan and Summer did have their own unique chemistry.
That’s an interesting comparison.
Josh Safran: I think that any pairing, [whether it’s] friendship or relationship or whatever…obviously on our show, everybody has an opinion. Dan and Blair, whatever it is they have, you can be sure that it will land on everybody’s radar or people won’t know at all if it’s nothing. Wherever they go, they’re bound to bump into people. Metaphorically, wherever they go, not literally.

Well, they might literally bump into people, too. People seem to always get caught at the worst time on GOSSIP GIRL.
That is very true, especially on our show.

Are there any big Chuck/Blair moments coming up that you can tease for their fans?
I think they’re very much friends. They agreed to take a little time away so they could each work on themselves and hopefully come together at some point a little more evolved and ready to be in a long-term relationship. But they’re very much friends and we have a couple of episodes, one in particular, where they work very closely together. They realize each one is the only person who can help them with the thing that they need, so they work together to help each other out.

And which episode is that?
Episode 14, called “Panic Roommate.”

Fantastic. Jenny has been in and out of the show this season. Is there a plan to either have her be on full time or write her out completely?
Taylor [Momsen (Jenny)] continues to be a part of the show and I think we’d rather not say when she’s showing up, because it seemed to be fun for the audience the first half of the season — when people weren’t sure when she was going to turn up or why. So I think we’ll do the same thing.

Are you Team Blair-Dan? Or Team Blair-Chuck? Or should Blair be with someone else?

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49 Responses to “GOSSIP GIRL Producers Tease the Chuck-Blair-Dan Triangle”

  1. Natalia on January 31st, 2011 4:46 pm

    but I do think DB is more like Seth/Summer than Seth/Ryan

  2. Sarah on January 31st, 2011 5:13 pm

    Team DAIR!!!

  3. Kath Skerry on January 31st, 2011 5:24 pm

    LOVING the chemistry between Dan and Blair, but I’d rather see them become stronger friends and leave the romance to Chuck & Blair and Dan & (whoever is worthy enough for Lonely Boy).

  4. anon on January 31st, 2011 6:21 pm

    is there anyone that really cares anymore? it is so sad how much these 2 have ruined the show. And guess what viewers are noticing. they had under a 2mil rating last week with their amazing Dan/Blair chem episodes. Look at the ratings and that should tell you what team people are on.

  5. meg on January 31st, 2011 6:21 pm

    TEAM DAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Jess on January 31st, 2011 6:37 pm

    That fact that the women believe C/B/D could become a viable love triangle is rather hilarious given the fact she is a producer.

    Team Dan&Blair vs Team Chair isnt even a competition. It’s laughable, Chuck and Blair will knock the socks off any couples or none couple on this show fandom size wise and media wise.

  7. Lisa on January 31st, 2011 6:44 pm

    Team chair all the way. Not even a question.

  8. Lisa on January 31st, 2011 6:51 pm

    I am tired of SS interviews. I love CB but I am tired and sick of being played by the writers.

  9. Brenda on January 31st, 2011 6:51 pm

    Team Chair all the way. I love the misleading headline by the way. Nice attempt to get more hits. LOL

  10. kat on January 31st, 2011 6:54 pm

    TEAM DAIR baby!!!!!!

    sorry but chair has left a bad taste in my mouth and I just can’t forget chucks treatment of blair. So dair is what I want 🙂

  11. Allie on January 31st, 2011 7:18 pm

    Is this seriously even in question? I think the “Dair” fans are going to end up sadly disappointed, if they expect it to be any sort of competition.

  12. brooke on January 31st, 2011 7:18 pm

    CHAİR FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. angel on January 31st, 2011 7:21 pm

    Team Chuck and Blair of course! DB is not even a choice.İts just sick on every terms.İts not enough to share intrests to be a couple.You need real sparks to work it out.Unfortunately DB has nosparks.YAYYYYYY!!!

  14. strawberry on January 31st, 2011 7:22 pm

    Team CB<3333

  15. Emily on January 31st, 2011 7:59 pm

    Dear Lord, Team CHAIR all the way. DB can do whatever they want, but it’s always going to be CB at the end of the day.

  16. CC on January 31st, 2011 8:19 pm

    It isnt even a debate. Dan will never be that guy for Blair. He cant even be that guy for Serena yet. He cant handle that world and Blair is the embodiment of the UES. It is always gonna go back to CB.

    This crap in between is something Id rather end already, but what can you do.

  17. swamp on January 31st, 2011 9:26 pm

    Team DAir all the way. They are not Seth and Summer or Ryan and Summer. They are Pacey and Joey! No other recent show has the brought out the same dynamic. And possibly the same show upset. It’s about Soulmates vs. True Love. At this point, we’re not sure if it is TL just yet, but we know that ChAir already has their Inevitable moniker. For now, maybe True Friends/BFF for DAir, but for these 2 – they don’t do casual coupling. DAir is the possibility of a challenging, fun, healthy and hopeful romance with equal amounts comedy and angst. ChAir is all tragedy and Kiss Kiss Banditry (whoring your “true love”) so no support on that end at all. Blair forgiving Chuck is in character – it’s so season 1 Nate all over again. Ultimately, they will all be friends in the end anyway (Chuck and Blair need to realize they can be functional friends again) and Blair and Dan need to know that true love doesn’t always happen with who you’re meant to be – it just happens.

  18. lisa on February 1st, 2011 2:05 am

    Team Chair
    I can’t wait until DBers hopes and dreams are smashed when they realise Blair will never love the boring and lame Humphrey

  19. Chloé on February 1st, 2011 2:21 am

    DB as friends is good in my book,lol. CB are much more touching, moving, HOTTER, sweeter…SO yea Chair FTW!!!!!

  20. bloom on February 1st, 2011 2:57 am

    Dan never sold Blair for a hotel or tried to rape anybody. So I think I’ll go with Dan over Chuck for this one.

    I know it doesn’t matter, because Stephanie Savage is in love with the Woobie Chuck, but I’ll enjoy the Dan/Blair interaction while it lasts,

  21. Virginie on February 1st, 2011 4:59 am

    I love Dan & Blair!!

    They’re such a breath of fresh air. They’re funny. Penn & Leighton have great chemistry. Plus, underneath it all, they really do respect each other. I loved Blair not sabotaging Dan because she believed in their friendship and Dan realizing he was wrong about Blair, ultimately sacrificing his own internship to save hers. I love that Blair confided in Dan multiple times whenever something troubled her (even back in S1).

    That being said, I know Chuck/Blair is most likely the endgame couple. I respect other people’s opinions but, personally, I do not see their relationship as a healthy one. Don’t get me wrong, Ed & Leighton have amazing chemistry and I used to like Chair. I just think that, with everything that’s happened between them, they’re not as interesting anymore. I don’t like the way Chuck treats Blair. Seems to me that just because Chair is endgame, Chuck can do whatever he wants, including making Blair miserable (the hotel storyline, etc.), and she’s always expected to take him back with open arms. That really baffles me. But, like I said, this is just my opinion and I know Chuck & Blair will end up together.

  22. Vivi on February 1st, 2011 10:46 am

    Team DAIR all the way!!! I don’t care if it’s just friendship, as long as they interact with each other like right now it’s all good.

  23. Ellle on February 1st, 2011 3:51 pm

    Dan and Blair! A relationship which has a future. They are both smart and it is not about sex, it could be an intellectual sex which can come really really hot.

    And much better than with boring Vanessa. Chuck is just rich, but Dan ist smart. Really smart.

    Chuck and Blair has longtime become sour and it is not a real relationship. I think Serena and Chuck would be a much better fit.

  24. loue on February 1st, 2011 6:04 pm

    Dair?! => how disgusting! I’m team Chair all the way! Even if they need some time appart (because I also think that Chuck went too far and need to prove Blair that she can trust him), I really hoped someone different than Dan for Blair.
    Of all the guys Blair could have, why does it have to be Dan!? There are no word strong enough to say how disappointed I am by the writers. I was hoping for someone who has the charisma of a Carter Baizen to threat Chuck, make him jealous, fight for Blair, and realise the mistakes he has made.
    But what do we have instead? A sick, gross, uninteresting, untasty, unchallenging, unthrilling Dair relationship!? Dan Humphfrey, the most boring character of the show as a love interest for our devilish Blair? It’s going to turn into a green twig and a soggy match relationship. Blair and Dan are good as enemies, not in a cat and mouse relationship. Dair has the same sex appeal as a relationship between Rufus and Cyrus!!
    Since Dair is coming and we can’t do anything against it, I’m stoping whatching the show until some other interesting guy come for Blair. Dair makes me too sick to keep watching GG, even if there are apparently other good stories like with Eric’s one. Maybe I’m loosing something, but I’m much too disappointed and disgusted by the Dair plot to keep watching.

  25. Vanessa on February 1st, 2011 9:50 pm

    Team DAIR <3 I just love them so much! :') They ARE PERFECT for each other..

  26. olivia on February 2nd, 2011 8:24 am

    Team Dair (:

  27. Jen on February 4th, 2011 7:03 am

    I love the Dan and Blair episodes but CHAIR has a different kind of magic! That magic that sweeps me off my feet, they make me fall in love!

  28. Sarah Grace on February 4th, 2011 11:48 pm

    I love Chair & I’d love if they revisit their relationship later on but right now I’m so keen for some Dair romance action, just not for the long term. they’ve got amazing chemistry which was subtle at first but has really been building up these past few episodes! Come on GG give us some Dair!!

  29. Chrid on February 5th, 2011 7:29 am

    Definitely Team Dair! Though they’re probably in for a bit of a Wharton-esque romance. Dan and Blair’s personalities compliment each other but are different enough to create some powerful sexual tension. Unfortunately, they’re miles apart in social status and their concept of true happiness. Too bad. They’d make a great couple…

  30. Gigi on February 9th, 2011 10:18 pm

    I personally agree Loue, someone should go on GG, making Chuck jealous and fight for Blair. I believe Kyle Gallner would be a cute choice 😉
    lol. Dair is kind of a stupid idea. It’s making the viewers annoyed and have you checked the ratings lately? I’ve read on other blog insights, so many people are not even watching this show because of Dair! And because of the lame story lines they’ve been doing. Why can’t Blair be with a completely different guy? Is that too much to ask?! It would be better to see her really liking someone else, really liking him but not too much for her to forget her love for Chuck. They keep bringing new girls for Chuck..so what about Blair? She needs a new guy!! Dan is Serena’s leftovers(no offense to lonely girl, Penn Badgley’s cute), but I think Dan should stick with Serena, that’s it.
    Blair just needs someone else. Yes, they are good as friends, but not as lovers. I am not watching this show until Dair ends. How did Dair become a good idea in the first place?
    I know Chuck has screwed up many times in the past, but he really cares for her and she feels the same. So, did this all happen because Dan is Serena’s ex/guy she’s never got over, and so they thought making Dair happen would cause big drama? FAIL. I dislike this very much 😐
    It’s my opinion, sorry 🙁
    But others agree with me.

  31. Gigi on February 9th, 2011 10:23 pm

    Oh, I mean lonely boy lol sorry typo.

  32. juvz on February 11th, 2011 12:14 pm

    are you for real. i cant belive everyone is considering dan and blair
    chuck and blair are the reason people watch GG.
    chuck and blair all the way

  33. ie.i on February 15th, 2011 10:31 am

    “I know Chuck has screwed up many times in the past, but he really cares for her”

    He doesn’t. Last night’s episode (It-Girl Happened One Night) made that absolutely crystal clear.

    ChuckandBlair is not a great love or a relationship for the ages. Chuck was Blair’s first love, so he’ll always be an important part of her life, but she needs to move on. He did terrible things to her both in and out of the relationship, including emotional abuse, emotional blackmail, and stalking, just to name a few. The music supervisor used Eminem/Rihanna’s domestic violence anthem over Chuck and Blair’s truce scene, FFS. It wasn’t subtle, or cute.

    Moreover, while Blair’s hypothetically been pining for Chuck, he falls in love at the drop of a hat (first Eva and now Reina). Either his feelings for Blair weren’t particularly deep and special — and thus he can recreate them at will — or they WERE special and unique, and that’s why he was so uniquely horrible to her, in which case she should never go back.

  34. gg on February 21st, 2011 10:25 am

    i dont want blair to ever end up with chuck.. i actually want b to be with nate but as far as the story is going, i think it’s not gonna happen soon.. so i think i’m gonna go with dair.. i’m actually not a fan of anything that is connected to dan/ lonely boy.. but this season, i think i’m starting to like him. he actually brings out the best in blair.. and i actually like the way he’s treating blair.. so unlike chuck.. i used to love chuck, but after all the things that he had done to blair, i definitely changed my mind.. i was even disappointed when B forgave him. Blair deserves a whole lot better.. she deserves to be in a real relationship, a healthy one.. and i think dan can give her that, not chuck..and d and b have a lot in common..

  35. Andrea Smile on February 27th, 2011 9:13 am

    DAIR is so upsetting to me, not only because I’m a CHAIR fan but because I’ve looooong awaited for Dan and Serena to gind each other again. I mean, they break them up for 2 seasons and didn’t even show a glimmer of hope for the couple until this season and as soon as that begins they’re going to tear it apart again? NOT FAIR. Also, this show has exercised nearly every single couple hookup between the characters that they could and DAIR is the one they haven’t gone down that road with, which made it realistic. Now that the gang has banged each other in every way possible I’m thinking the writers have become desperate.

  36. Andrea Smile on February 27th, 2011 9:24 am

    DAIR is so upsetting me, not only because I’m a CHAIR fan but because I’ve a loooooong awaited for Dan and Serena to gind each other again. I mean, they break them up for two seasons and didn’t even show a glimmer of hope for the couple until this season an as soon as that begins they’re going to tear it apart again? NOT FAIR. Also, this show has exercided nearly every single couple hookup between the characters that they could and DAIR is the one they haven’t gone down that road with, wich made it realistic. Now that the gang has banged each other in every way possible I’m thinking the writers have become desesperated.

  37. leah on March 5th, 2011 6:20 am

    DAIR!!! Blair deserves someone like dan and dan deserves sumone who wont take him for granted

  38. Sim on March 27th, 2011 11:32 am

    Chuck and Blair !!! ♥

  39. nour on April 17th, 2011 7:06 am

    oh for crying out loud…we all know that the writters will destroy DAIR…we know better…for 3 season we fall in love with the adorable CHUCK (new pacey)its was hott and cool allover.but once he sold our FAVORITE LADY W,for a hotel,h o t e l!!!we didnt mind.but a jenny.h?com’onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!then we v met EVA then REINA,and we were like ok!!!chuck is chuck in the end he will see what we all see and will back to his one and only!but somehow DANIEL show up;the person i never like..the person she never like..the person my friends never like because i used to hate him,yes he change in our eyes,actully he became cute!hamphry became cute!yes im hearing me and i cant beleive,but its true.and for a veryyyyyyyyy long time he make BW happy and alive again,and we bacame happy and alive again,and the shaw is alive again.AMIN!!!im carzy about DAIR i pry with my sister so they end up with eatchother..but we know its immpossible and its ok cause that will never ment to be,i mean BLAIR will never ever ever ever choose DAN over the prince or chuck,yes we know that but we still hope and pray.plz lord make them for eatchother.CHAIR was cool but its over.the price go away things r complacated enough,i dont sleep anymore.and i live in morroco so ill watch the episode 2 day after 18 april.CHAIR r the reason i watch GG.and yes SHE WILL ALLWAYS LOVE HIM ( we WILL ALLWAYS LOVE HIM )but enough is enough!!!DAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR TO DAIR

  40. Gaby on May 9th, 2011 3:42 pm

    In the real world people don’t get that many chances. You wouldn’t stay with a guy like Chuck, you only like him because you think he’s hot, but Dan and Blair have much more in common. I’d rather have Blair end up alone then with Chuck. (P.S. there have been hints of Dan and Blair since episode 4 in the first season. P.P.S. Serena falls in love with any and every guy that likes her so there no chance of her and Dan getting together. P.P.P.S. Blair has changed alot since her and Chuck were last together and Chuck [as they show when he got mad and punched through a piece of glass that fall and hit Blair in the face] is the same old Chuck.

    In the real world people change. They move on from each other, or they grow closer together. That’s the way it is.

    Chuck has tried to rape two people (in just the first episode) and has sex with anything with two legs.

    Oh and in the book series Chuck is gay. Just wanted to throw that out there.

    And if you haven’t noticed I’m team Dair or team Blair and anyone but Chuck

  41. jewel on May 25th, 2011 3:38 am

    Blair and Dan together!!! Best romance ever! Love it!

  42. Megan on June 20th, 2011 12:53 am

    I’m team Chair all the way!!! Chuck and Blair have these different relationships through out the show, but they always find a way back to eachother, even if it’s just for one night. Chuck never looked at another girl the way he looks at Blair, not even Eva. He has some deep emotional issues so of course he’s going to be cold and cruel at times, but all in all, he loves her more than most guys on the show love their main women (Rufus&Lily, Dan&Serena, ect.) Dan and Blair make an entertaining couple, but only temporarily. She chose the prince over Dan and Chuck over the prince. Chuck was the one that made her stay with the prince because he thought it would be best for her. Chair has a very powerful love, they’ve had my eyes tearing up several times in all the seasons. I can’t even think of many romance movies with love as intense as theirs.

    P.S. I hope the positive pregnancy is Chuck and Blair’s!!!

  43. Ashley on June 20th, 2011 12:56 am

    Team Chair!!!! <3 them sooooooo much!

  44. Chuck and Blair FOREVER on September 27th, 2011 12:58 pm


  45. ladybritz on October 8th, 2011 9:09 am

    Chuck is for Blair AND DAN IS FOR SERENA!!GO CHAIR!!!!!!!

  46. Lola on March 31st, 2012 4:00 pm


  47. CC on April 10th, 2012 4:36 pm

    Chuck and Blair!

    There isn’t any other option!

  48. Leticia on May 7th, 2012 12:51 pm

    CHAIR s2s2

  49. Leticia on May 7th, 2012 12:58 pm

    I think Blair would choose Chuck. he was always the love of her life, since the first season. you would not gossip girl blair and chuck? okay now she is living a beautiful moment with Dan, I think cool, but in the end, it really has to go back to the chuck. Chuck was always known as a bastard, but with Blair, he has matured a lot, she also, their love was strong they really love and deserve. Chair foreveer!