You’re the woman I love. You’re the one who kissed me outside of a pool house when it was pouring rain, took me to shoot tommy guns on Valentine’s Day. You’re the one who proposed to me with a stick of beef jerky in her hand even though you’re a vegetarian. That’s who you are. This is you. Temperance Brennan. You. You’re my partner. Don’t forget that.
Gossip Girlhas just announced that Nate’s been spotted with another girl and everyone is quick to call him a cheater until Blair finally admits that they broke up. She’s completely crushed and embarrassed. All along, Chuck was worried about his own butterflies and about being with Blair but it’s at this moment that he truly sees how upset and hurt she is. I love this scene because you can see the look of realization on his face as he notices how much pain she’s in and as he decides to actively do something to help her. He then brings her the necklace she wanted not as a way to promote a relationship with her but as a way to show her that she’s beautiful and worthy even if other people may not appreciate that. He doesn’t make a move on her because his focus is on her and her feelings at that moment. In the end, it’s Blair who chooses to initiate things after seeing what Chuck’s done for her.
This scene and the hug from 2x13 show that their relationship is about so much more than just physical attraction. There’s a depth to their relationship that stems from how much they genuinely care about each other as people and how much they’re willing to be there for each other.