As we TV addicts know from experience, no one's gonna kill off a sonofabitch who's only vaguely douchey. You either kill off an evil villain and the audience cheers with vindication, or you kill off someone good and pure and the audience weeps at the tragedy. Now that Bart has fessed up to his flaws and made his first attempt to redeem himself in his estranged son's eyes, his death will have just the right amount of bittersweetness (just when they were getting to know each other!) without threatening to derail the narrative or throw an irretrievable wrench in the season's proceedings. Chuck's already shown himself to be kind of a mess from his mom's death and his dad's neglect. Being orphaned will simply nudge him back on the tyrannical course he's abandoned for the last several episodes. Much as I loved to see a softer, more tenderhearted Chuck, he's at his best playing the venal, immoral dick we grew to know in the first season. Without that edge, he's just Dan Humphrey in wolf's clothing. And what fun is that?
Who do you think is gonna bite the dust on GG?
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