Why must this be the last episode of Glee?! It was darn near perfect, and the setting of New York City definitely only enhanced the episodes glamorizing features. Well, NYC was pretty much “the” glamour in the episode…Along with the cheese. Extreme cheesiness is found pulsating in this episode! And some unrealistic moments, even for Glee standards! But it’s all good…mostly.
Blah blah relationship drama blah blah! Wicked and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Kurt and Rachel know how to see the sights. Meanwhile, Will Schuster is waying his options. Broadway or Glee Club? New Directions needs to scribble down a few songs, but they are practicing procrastination like champs. And can we just discuss those performances at Nationals and across the great city of New York!
Finn and Rachel drama is, has been, and will most likely always be the main point of “the drama” in this series. After all, these two are the obvious mainstream couple for the show. Although, in a time of trying their darndest to win Nationals, one would have thought that the two could have left the relationship drama behind in Ohio for the time being. The relationship drama literally ruined Nationals for them. I mean when you’re up against a group of white dress wearing ladies belting an Usher classic club song and Vocal Adrenaline, headlining with Charice…well you are kind of screwed. I didn’t know a kiss would be so vulgar on stage. That just seems really…stupid. But that is not what this episode was about…(more on that later)…
Quinn, baby, you need some help. She was all over the place in this episode just being a witch with a capital B. Your flimsy high school romance is not going to sustain beyond the four walls of McKinley High, mostly because she is too insecure with herself and her fears of failure and not achieving her dreams. She’s been rather shallow and selfish for a better half of this season. And can you believe that a damn haircut suggested by the absolute genius Santana and Brittany, made this chick “feel better”. She just seemed to be totally over it after that. That was a huge WTF moment. And just kinda poorly written. Or maybe that is all there is to Quinn. She’s just a spoiled brat that is likely to zimmer-down when approached with a slight change in appearance. Yeah, really.
Rachel and Kurt have a chance to sing on a real Broadway stage and share each others dreams with each other. With the help of one of the best Broadway shows ever; Wicked. Kurt and Rachel duets are always special. In that moment, Rachel seems to switch goals with Mr. Schuster, as she exclaims that when she leaves high school, she will be heading to New York and will not be coming back. Can Finn change her mind? Let us hope. It seems like a good number of characters will be graduating next season. Will they be gone for good?
Speaking of Will Schuster, he made the appropriate decision, although it came to head in a rather anticlimactic way, it was still a spot on decision that was obvious. I mean, he just had to return to Emma!
Brittany was right, this year and this entire season was about acceptance. It doesn’t matter that the club did not place in the top ten. The New Directions placed as twelve and it is something to celebrate. Just that fact alone was so “Glee”. They may not have won the huge trophy, but at least they have a family, albeit a quirky bi-curious hormonal family with the voices of dim angels. If that doesn’t make sense to you, just know that it doesn’t have to, because this is Glee Season Two, which has been primarily focused on acceptance all around, no matter the eccentricities of those around you and no matter the quirks that one may not fully understand or agree with.
That said I was looking forward to at least having a cameo of Sue Sylvester and Karofsky maybe congratulating them or something in a very subtle way. We didn’t even have any fun quirky judges for Nationals. The entire storyline was everywhere this episode. But at least we got a few great conclusions, for this season at least. We finally got Sam and Mercedes or “Samcedes”! Blaine uttered those three special words to Kurt, who seemed very surprised. Brittany and Santana have a wonderful scene at the end together! And of course Finn and Rachel were reunited! Wonderful! What crazy, quirky developments will be headed our way for Season 3? Whatever it is bring it on Ryan Murphy! And while we wait for literally months, we can enjoy the amazing songs performed tonight, including the two new original songs, “Pretending” and “Light Up the World”! And hey, “My Cup” is always fun for the family! Until Season 3, gleeks! 4 out of 5 stars!
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