In the past hour I’ve just noticed something that gives me a little hope about Dair, and I’d like to share with you guys.
I would first like to disclaim that I have yet to see the last (I think three?) episodes. (Basically I’m trying to savor my Dair moments as much as possible just in case she really does go back to Chuck on Monday’s finale) Until I catch up, I live vicariously in up-to-date Dair moments via Tumblr and get my updates on the show from Tumblr. So thank you for making the past couple of months’ worth of Mondays amazing for me. Your Dair posts and love make me smile. I give you big Tumblr hugs!! I would also like to remind you that often, promos are edited to make us think we know what’s going to happen, but it doesn’t turn out that way at all. So there’s still hope!!
That being said, this Dan/Serena scene in the promo looked VERY familiar to me. At first, I thought the same as all of you; oh, no, my beloved Dair!!! But just earlier I saw it and thought, wow, Serena. This proves you’re an awful person, doing this TWICE to your best friend. Which made me realize why the scene looks so familiar.
I went to watch the Nate/Serena scene from the first season. (Located here via youtube for those of you who would like to watch it again.) And that’s when I noticed the specific correlation. It’s the SAME LOCATION. The lamps totally match. And the camera angles? Very similar. It’s even the same side of the bar.
So here are my theories: 1.) Blair has a flashback/dream about Serena betraying her. But instead of putting Nate in, her then boyfriend, she substitutes it with her current boyfriend, Dan. So this scene would be a dream/nightmare sequence.
2.) Gossip Girl is doing an homage to this classic GG scene to remind us of the beginning of the series (in case this becomes the last episode, since the show still has yet to receive a renewal for a season six). To me, it says that Serena has not changed throughout the years the way she pretends she has?
Basically, I think that it’s a reference to the Serena/Nate scene from first season and might not necessarily be real. I’m holding out hope because of this!