1.02 ≈ 5.04 || The Wild Memoirs of an Invisible Brunch
Chuck: Don’t mock the scarf, Nathaniel. It’s my signature.
Nate: I’m just saying: death by scarf. Not that intimidating.
Chuck: He sucker punched me. I told you. Besides, better a broken nose than a broken heart. (1.02)
Dan: Your character dies… accidentally, but it’s not a… a happy ending.
Chuck: I’ve never used a belt. I’d use a Shatoosh scarf. Much softer. (5.04)
Bart: Why do you think I do all this? Huh? This party is for you, okay, so you can meet people. You know, become a part of something, make some kind of change.
Chuck: Really? I thought it was another excuse for an open bar and, ah, rehiring of the nearly-nude statues.
Bart: Do me a favor, will you? Lose the Scotch. It’s barely noon. (1.02)
Dan: It’s like 2pm. (5.04)
In 5.04 it seems Louis has taken Blair’s spot on the bed, he may know she’s cheated just like B knew Nate had cheated with Serena back then? Also, the color of what she’s wearing may be an indication of being “pure, untouched” (hence white dress) versus “has told lies, betrayal” (hence black pajama).
Nate: Look Blair, either you try to forgive me and we move on, or we end it. (1.02)
Blair: Either you find a way to trust me, or you let me go. (5.04)
Chuck’s endings in both episodes are with him alone. It doesn’t matter he was with the girls in 1.02, they were just a distraction. He was lonely and enjoying Serena’s downfall. In 5.04 he’s lonely contemplating his own status. He doesn’t want to be what he was in 1.02 anymore.