OK, my heart dropped when Eric asks Dan who he wants to spend Valentine's Day with and he replies "Blair." Sure, it's because he needs Blair's help in getting an article published, but it's just the first moment this week that shows these two are going somewhere. The aborted handhold scene is by far my favorite. The look on Blair's face is unforgettable; she's heartbroken over accepting that Chuck likes someone else, but it's clear that she's confused about what she feels for Dan. They're making strides — first, it's completely un-Blair-like for her to submit Dan's article and help him, and then they watch Rosemary's Baby together, but from separate locations.
I can't help it; I love this pairing. And particularly for a show that throws couples together so fast, I appreciate that they're being allowed to build such a solid foundation of friendship before anything really romantic happens between them.