I THINK DAN FELL FOR BLAIR …
the moment he realised she did not get her internship at W through her mom’s connection. Her perseverance in stalking Stefano Tonchi and faxing a letter to 332 fax machines in the building changed his perception of her status as an Upper East Side girl. Dan always has this view that anyone from the Upper East Side can get anything he or she wants through the status and connection. Well, at least that’s his perception of Serena. Remember how Serena got off scot free when she stole the key to the swimming pool at Constance on the night of the pool party because Bart Bass made the call and thus she wasn’t expelled?
Therefore, through the internship, not only Blair’s determination proved Dan wrong about his perception of her as a stereotypical Upper East Side girl, I bet, for the first time, he actually felt ashamed of himself going up against Blair as he got his internship at W through Lily’s connection and he sabotaged Blair’s author from turning up at the W party.
He totally fell for her in that moment.
Thus, Dan made those visits to W to hang out with her, with the excuse of avoiding Serena and Ben at the loft. Deep down inside, Dan just unconsciously wanted to spend the day with Blair.
“It wasn’t all that long ago that she and I were working side by side at W, and I totally fell for her. That girl is fiercely strong, independent, outspoken, beautiful, capable of anything and no man or magazine should be able to take that away from her.” - Dan Humphrey
-= dair endgame =-
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