safran: alright, let's make this season a little lighter.
writers: okay, so what do you have in mind?
safran: let's have chuck go through a deep depression while blair is completely unaware of it, causing him to seek medical attention in a therapist that was almost bribed by blair's fiance. then let's have that therapist leave right after diagnosing chuck, because her "practice is closing". then let's have blair harass chuck about becoming a good man and how he did so.
writers: but that's not ligh-
safran: sh! i'm brainstorming.
safran: ooh, i know! let's reunite chuck and blair for about ten seconds, y'know. let them kiss maybe once or twice to get the chair fans to stfu, then let's KILL THEM.
writers: but they're mai-
safran: not actually kill them, but let's make everyone think chuck is dead. that's always a good storyline. really reels in the viewers.
safran: after that, let's have blair still love chuck, but make a pact to god so they can't be together *maniacal laughter*
safran: and after that, let's have her seek refuge in *safran boner* daniel humphrey, whom has so obviously loved her since he met her. then let's have her get confused about her feelings, thus sending chuck bass into another deep depression. sound good?