Chuck Bass

Name: Charles Bartholomew “Chuck” Bass
Aliases: C, Chuck, MotherChucker, Bass, Henry Prince, C
Age: 15-18 (book series) 22 (TV series)
Date of birth: January 19, 1991 (TV Series)
Occupations: Former CEO of Bass Industries, Owner of the Empire Hotel
– Bart Bass (Father)
– Elizabeth Fisher (Mother)
– Jack Bass (Uncle)
– Lily van der Woodsen (adoptive mother)
– Serena van der Woodsen (adoptive sister)
– Eric van der Woodsen (adoptive brother)
– Blair Waldorf (wife)
– Henry Bass (son)
– Blair Waldorf
– Eva Coupeau
– Raina Thorpe

Charles Bartholomew “Chuck” Bass is a fictional character in the best-selling Gossip Girl series of novels. The character is portrayed by Ed Westwick in the television series of the same name. Although he is a secondary, antagonistic character in the original book series, in the television series Chuck is one of the main characters, serving as the show’s antihero. The television series character is noted for his financial ambition and personal style. He is the bestfriend of Nate Archibald and Blair Waldorf’s boyfriend

Charles Bartholomew Bass was born January 19, 1991, to the late Bartholomew “Bart” Bass, a self-made billionaire who owns the The New York Palace Hotel, where Chuck resides. Both of his parents are now deceased, as of “It’s a Wonderful Lie,” leaving Chuck with only his step-family, the van der Woodsens, uncle Jack Bass and girlfriend Blair Waldorf. In the episode “The DeBarted”, it is revealed that Chuck’s mother’s name was Evelyn and that there is a chance that she is alive. Chuck attends the prestigious St. Jude’s School for Boys with long-time best friend Nate Archibald. He is the resident bad boy of the Upper East Side, originally portrayed as a Casanova type. After sleeping with Blair Waldorf in “Victor, Victrola”, he has taken on a softer side, and is often shown to be nearly monogamous in light of his love for Blair. He is the male version of Blair when it comes to manipulation and revenge, the two often coming together to form sometimes-elaborate plans for vengeance and self-gain. Fan favorites, they are often described as equals. In the second season, Chuck reveals to Dan Humphrey that his mother, Evelyn Bass, died giving birth to him. With the death of his father, Chuck for a short period of time returned to his old ways (under the influence of Jack Bass) before finally telling Blair that he loved her in the Season 2 finale.

Chuck in Season 1
Chuck grew up on the Upper East Side with his three best friends and fellow elites Nate Archibald, Blair Waldorf, and future-stepsister Serena van der Woodsen. His father is Bart Bass, a self-made billionaire, which is irregular, compared to the Bass’ old money friends. Chuck is often described as the “bad boy of his circle”. Chuck is a playboy who sees women as recreational tools. Chuck frequently skips class and smokes cannabis.

In the pilot episode, Chuck attempts to rape both Serena and Jenny Humphrey. His depiction as a sexual predator was abandoned in subsequent episodes, where his flaws were watered down to being a womanizer and manipulating those around him.

In episode seven, “Victor/Victrola”, Chuck purchases a burlesque club, Victoria. After Nate and Blair break up, Blair visits Chuck at Victrola where she ends up performing on stage, and she later loses her virginity to him in the back of his limousine. Though she tries to deny the encounter, Chuck buys a necklace for her and admits that he feels “butterflies” in her presence, leading to a clandestine sexual relationship. Despite this, Nate and Blair rekindle their relationship, leading to a jealous Chuck revealing to the anonymous “Gossip Girl” that Blair and Chuck had a sexual relationship. This leads Chuck to have a temporary rift with both Blair and Nate.

As Bart Bass and Lily van der Woodsen’s relationship progresses, they decide to move their families in together. Chuck and Eric van der Woodsen, Lily’s son and Serena’s younger brother, become especially close. When Serena begins receiving mysterious packages (pornography in the mail, alcohol delivered to her at school), she automatically blames Chuck. Bart subsequently forces Chuck to move out of the family home. Serena discovers that the culprit was actually Georgina Sparks, a past classmate of both Serena and Chuck. We later discover that Chuck lost his virginity to Georgina in the sixth grade. Chuck and Blair join together to prevent Georgina from further harming and embarrassing Serena. This process rekindles their bond, and they succeed in getting rid of Georgina.

At Bart and Lily’s wedding at the end of Season 1, Chuck apologizes and confesses to Nate that he was in love with Blair. During the wedding reception, Chuck gives a speech about forgiveness that is implied to be directed towards Blair. She accepts his apology and the two kiss. However, as they are about to embark on a trip to Tuscany together, Chuck gets cold feet. Blair leaves for Tuscany without him.

Chuck in Season 2
In the season premiere, “Summer Kind of Wonderful”, we learn Blair has stayed in Europe. Chuck regretted his actions but told this to Blair too late as she was already dating Lord Marcus Beaton. Blair asks Chuck to tell her he loves her, but his fear of commitment stops him.

In order to gather material for a story, Dan tags along with Chuck for a night, ending with the two of them in jail after a fistfight. While in jail, Chuck tells Dan in confidence that Chuck’s mother died while giving birth to him, and that his father blames him for her death, which explains their icy relationship. When Chuck later discovers that Dan was using him for a story, he feels betrayed and tells Dan that he was lying about all of it.

Chuck’s storyline throughout season 2 mainly deals with his inability to tell Blair that he loves her. Eventually, his father is killed in a car accident. Lily adopts him so that he’s able to own Bass Industries, making Serena and Eric his sister and brother. When Blair begins dating Nate again, Chuck realizes his true feelings for her. The two team up to take down Poppy Lifton, and Blair realizes that she still has feelings for Chuck as well. She breaks up with Nate. In the final episode of season 2, Chuck admits to Blair his true feelings and the two finally begin a relationship.

Chuck in Season 3
When Season 3 returns, Chuck and Blair are very happy and very much in love. Chuck struggles to run Bass Industries to his deceased father’s impeccably high standards. He opens up a hotel, The Empire. Halfway through the season, Chuck meets a woman claiming to be his mother. Hit with a sexual harassment suit at work, he temporarily signs over The Empire. She betrays him and signs the hotel over to his sinister uncle, Jack Bass, who has previously attacked Lily and slept with Blair.

Chuck and Blair agree to team up to take down Jack, but Chuck ends up offering Blair to Jack in exchange for his hotel. When Jack tells Blair this, she breaks up with Chuck at Dorota and Vanya’s wedding. Chuck tries desperately to win Blair back, doing everything from banning all of the other Upper East Side men from dating her to asking her to meet him on top of the Empire State Building. Blair decides that Chuck is her true love and she’s going to meet him, but Dorota suddenly goes into labor and she ends up being late. Chuck, thinking she is finally over him, leaves the building heartbroken and nearly suicidal. When he gets home, he sees that Jenny Humphrey has arrived looking for Nate. The two drunkenly sleep together, heartbroken that their true loves don’t return their feelings.

Blair appears later in Chuck’s suite, apologizing for being late, and the two reunite. Chuck is about to propose to Blair at the hospital, as they visit Dorota and her new baby, when Dan appears and rashly delivers a punch to Chuck’s face. He then forces Chuck to tell Blair what happened between him and Jenny. Blair breaks things off with Chuck and informs him it’s for good. She also threatens to ruin Jenny’s life if she doesn’t leave Manhattan immediately for good. Chuck then travels to Prague to escape New York for a while, feeling as though he has nothing left. He gets robbed by three muggers who insist on taking the ring that Chuck intended on proposing to Blair with and when Chuck puts up a fight, he gets shot in the stomach. The last shot of season 3 is him lying in an alley, presumably dying.

Other story lines for Chuck in season 3 include a feud with his sister leading to him trying to break Nate and Serena up, as well as a phony sexual harassment suit filed against him by the staff at The Empire.

Chuck in Season 4
In the first episode of season four, we find that Chuck is alive and well, having been rescued by Czech girl, Eva (Clemence Poesy) who has no idea of his wealth or of who he is. He creates a fake name and persona as he no longer wants to be the manipulating Chuck Bass. He eventually reveals who he really is and returns to New York City with her, at the request of Blair and Serena. Blair insists she no longer loves him, but still schemes to undermine his new relationship. He eventually falls for one of her schemes and breaks up with Eva. He realizes his mistake and begs her to take him back, but she refuses, saying that he showed his true feelings by continuing to believe Blair over anyone else.

Chuck asks Blair whether she still has feelings for him, and she denies it, prompting him to declare “war” on her. He tries to “take” Columbia from her, and arranges for Jenny Humphrey to return to the city in order to stir up trouble for Blair, who still hasn’t told her minions why she banished Jenny from the Upper East Side in the first place. After Jenny declares that it’s only a matter of time before they both destroy each other, Chuck and Blair agree to a truce. They even draw up a contract, with the stipulation “no touching,” but their mutual attraction proves too powerful and they soon fall into an enemies-with-benefits relationship.

In the “The Witches of Bushwick”, Chuck accidentally tells Blair that he loves her during foreplay and, not knowing whether his words are true, Blair chooses to gloss over the moment. Although Chuck and Blair spend the episode striving for different ends which will eventually alienate each other (Blair to become the face of Anne Archibald’s charity, Girls Inc, and Chuck to increase the revenue of The Empire by returning to his bad boy persona), Blair makes the decision to attend Chuck’s Saints and Sinners party in order to confront him. Chuck confesses that he loves her, and the pair kiss in front of everyone after the curtain concealing them is pulled down. Anne tells Blair that she can no longer be a part of Girls Inc just as Chuck’s publicist KC tells Chuck that she thinks Blair will be good for business. Blair re-thinks her decision to sacrifice it all for their relationship, and she and Chuck break up once again. Chuck promises he’ll wait for her, and both affirm their belief that their love will reunite them in the end.

Chuck in Season 5
In the first episode of season 5, we find out that Chuck has spent his summer travelling the world with Nate. The two arrive in Los Angeles to meet up with Serena, who is working as an assistant on a film set. Seemingly over his break up with Blair, Chuck exhibits a positive outlook on life, telling Serena and Nate that he’s seeking to experience everything he can in life. However, his heartbreak soon becomes apparent when he receives an invitation to Blair’s upcoming wedding, which causes him to drive recklessly and get into a motorbike accident. In the following episode, it is revealed that Chuck has an emotional disorder as a result of his losing Blair, and which now causes him to be numb to physical and emotional stimuli. Dan decides to help Chuck break through this emotional barrier, and gets him a dog, hoping to spark some emotion. However, it is only when Blair reveals to him that she is pregnant with Louis’s baby does Chuck begin feel again – he is shown crying over the revelation at the end of the episode. He names the dog “Monkey”. He forms a reluctant friendship with Dan from here on.

He meets a psychiatrist, Eliza Barnes, who tells him that he acts out because he never had a childhood, and needs help. When he finds himself falling back into his old patterns, he calls Dr. Barnes, ready to seek that help. However, it is revealed that Blair’s fiance, Louis, gives Dr. Barnes money to upset Chuck, in hopes that he will do something reckless and drive Blair away forever. When Chuck finds this out, he publicly exposes both Dr. Barnes and Louis, leaving Blair devastated. Later that same night, he goes to Blair’s apartment to finally apologize to her for all the times he’s hurt her and let her down. His apology recounts all the obstacles Chuck and Blair have faced in their relationship thus far, and prompts an emotional Blair to thank him. Chuck assures her that she is going to be “an amazing mother”, having come to terms with her relationship with Louis.

In the episode “Riding in Town Cars with Boys” he admits to Blair that he still loves her. They profess their love for one another in Chuck’s limo. This occurs whilst the limo is being chased by paparazzi on motorbikes and results in a car crash.

We later discover that Chuck did indeed survive the accident after a blood transfusion was donated to him. He wakes up to a very distant Blair, very opposite to the one he got into an accident with. For the next few episodes he chases her to discover what has changed her mind – unbeknownst to him, Blair has made a pact with God over his life, where if she breaks her promise to Louis, Chuck will surely die. This leads to Blair going to Chuck’s penthouse in the episode “The End of the Affair” where she tells him what a good man he has become and to not let the ending of their relationship destroy him.

In G.G., Chuck is willing to accept the fact that Blair is marrying another man, when Blair’s mother tries to convince him to stop the wedding. He makes one final play for Blair, but Blair – despite saying that she “loves him more and more every day, if it’s even possible to love somebody that much” – once more rebuffs him, saying that she’s actually doing this for him. Their conversation is unknowingly recorded, and released in a blast by Gossip Girl during the wedding. Despite this, Blair still marries Louis, but flees the reception.

Chuck, Nate and Serena eventually find Blair hiding out in a hotel room with Dan. However, Sophia finds Blair and threatens to forcefully sell Eleanor’s company as dowry if Blair chooses not to return. Blair reluctantly goes back to Louis, despite an offer from Chuck to pay her dowry.
In “Cross Rhodes”, Blair realizes she now has feelings for Dan, and Chuck and Serena struggle with watching their loves with their friends.
In “The Princess Dowry”, Chuck pays Blair’s dowry so she can be free, but wishes for it to remain a secret. She finds out and accuses him of wanting to own her. He admits that he paid the dowry, but for her freedom and her freedom only. At the end of the episode, Blair begins a relationship with Dan.
In “Con Heir”, Chuck invites his uncle, Jack, back to New York to thank him for saving his life in the car accident by donating blood, but starts to doubt Jack’s story when Chuck investigates and learns that Jack was recently diagnosed positive with Hepatitis C, and a test on Chuck turns to be negative. This kicks off a lot of “mother/father” issues for Chuck – he believes that it was Elizabeth Fisher who donated the blood, then Diana says that she is his mother when Bart cheated on Elizabeth with her (she claims that an arrangement was made with Diana leaving town alone, leaving Chuck to be raised by Bart and Elizabeth because Elizabeth couldn’t get pregnant), but in “Despicable B”, Nate receives a picture from Elizabeth that indeed shows her pregnant with Chuck. Chuck is more interested in the man in the picture with Elizabeth – his face is cut out, but his tattooed arm is still visible. Jack Bass has exactly the same tattoo.
It all comes to a head in “Raiders of the Lost Art”, when he, Blair, Serena, Nate and Lola team together to crack the code in Diana’s day planner – the code they believe will lead them to Jack Bass. They end up at a brothel that Diana is in charge of. Diana realizes that they are there and has the event shut down. During the chaos, Blair searches one of the rooms, still looking for Jack, and is shocked by what she sees. Blair later tells Chuck to re-enter the building once everyone is gone, which he does, and it is revealed that Bart Bass is still alive.
Bart reveals that he faked his death to save Chuck and Lily, and has been hiding from everyone for the past three years. The car crash actually happened, and that it was ordered by one of Bart’s enemies. When he was in the hospital, he paid the doctor to say he died and then recruited Diana Payne to help him hide. Diana kept Bart informed of when Chuck was in trouble, so when Chuck was in the hospital, Bart was the one who donated his blood to save Chuck.
In “The Return of the Ring”, Bart drops the bombshell that he will be returning to Bass Industries as “the only Bass in Bass Industries”, pushing Chuck out of the company. Bart tells Chuck that the most he did was ‘redecorate’ and give everything up for Blair. After this, Blair declares her love for Chuck, admitting she finally really wants them to be together. Chuck rejects her in anger, shadowing the words she once said to him: “I don’t want to be Mr. Blair Waldorf.”
Chuck pairs up with an unlikely partner – Jack – to take down his father. They meet in a casino in Monte Carlo. Blair turns up, informed by Jack of Chuck’s whereabouts. Blair reveals she is ‘all in’ and one hundred per cent ready to be with him.

Chuk in Season 6
At the beginning of the season Chuck and Blair make a pact not to be together until Blair succeed at Waldorf designs and Chuck takes down Bart. After many failed attempts of taking down Bart, Bart and Chuck end up in a fight. This leads to Bart falling off a building and dying. Blair is the only witness to this event and so Chuck and Blair get married so Blair does not have to testify against Chuck.

In the 5-year flash forward, Chuck and Blair are happily married with a son (Henry). They are all gathered at the Bass house for Dan and Serena’s wedding.

Source: Wikipedia