I’m not going to lie, I’ve been wavering between liking Glee and thinking it was the cheesiest thing on TV. The finale, however, got me. I cried more than once… and I’m kind of ashamed to admit it.
I hated the idea of there being a spinoff, and I was really happy when I found out that wasn’t going to happen. I was surprised when Ryan Murphy announced that all the characters were going to still be part of the show (in some aspect), and even after watching the finale, I have no idea how that’s actually going to happen and keep the voice that the show has portrayed for three years.
I’m going to break it down per class senior, and explain my thoughts on their current storylines (spoiler alert).
Brittany: She flunks. And she kind of mentioned it in passing, which is strange but very in character. I actually didn’t really put together that she was a senior (even though she was president) until this episode, because she never mentioned what she was going to do when she graduated. I’m really happy that she’s staying in Glee club, because she’s my favourite character, hands down, and because Mike Chang is leaving, the group really needs dancers (although Finn’s leaving, so it might be a wash)
Mike: He got a full dance scholarship. I’m glad his parents are accepting of that and that he’s getting to do what he loves, but beyond that, I don’t think he’ll be making much of an appearance in the upcoming season because there never really was much to Mike. He’s a stellar dancer though, so I’ll miss that.
Santana: I’m a little confused about her. She got a cheerleading scholarship to Kentucky and doesn’t take it (which I understand — it’s Kentucky), then makes this grand statement about staying in Lima with Brittany, and then finally decides to move to NYC with no plan. I guess there will be a lot of Rachel crossover time. She has one of my favourite voices though, so I hope to see a lot of her.
Puck: He finally graduated, which was nice, he needed that, and I’m assuming he’s going to continue his pool cleaning business in California, but they never actually mention it. California’s a long way away from Ohio, so maybe it won’t work out and he’ll have to go back home.
Mercedes: Out of nowhere, this girl gets a contract with an indy record label? Yeah, okay. Maybe that didn’t happen, I don’t really pay attention when she talks. She said something about some classes at UCLA, but I’m not counting that as real college, because I think it was music related. I guess she’ll be in Cali too, so maybe her and Puck will see more of each other, but I never really ever saw them getting along, so I don’t see that working. Quite frankly, I find her character annoying, and hope we see much less of her next season.
Quinn: She’s going to Yale, which is nice, because she’s one of like only three people of the graduating class that are actually going to college. I’m surprised that a show aimed at young people has such a small number of people continuing into post-secondary (which is really important, in my opinion). New Haven is really close to NYC though, so we can include her in the Santana-Rachel reunions.
Kurt: I can’t believe he didn’t get into NYADA. He’s had such a rough couple of years, and I finally wanted something good for him, so I was kind of peeved when he didn’t get in, and Rachel — who screwed up her audition — did. As much as I find his voice irritating because it’s even too high-pitched for this 1st soprano to handle, I think he was born to go off to NYC, or fashion-design… something. At least he’ll maybe be staying in town for a bit, and there can be more of him and Blaine (my fave!). I seriously don’t think they could stay together long-distance.
Finn: I lost respect for him a little in this episode. What he did to Rachel was just mean. And the more I see him in a high school setting, the more I realize that he is in his 30s and really should stop playing someone so young. He’s an average singer and a terrible dancer (and not a great actor either), so it made sense that he didn’t get into the Actor’s studio or whatever, but I really don’t know how the show’s going to be able to follow him into the army. Maybe he’ll get killed off.
Rachel: I left her for last because I probably have the most to say about her. At the beginning of the show I thought she was one of the most annoying characters on TV and couldn’t stand her. The more she developed though, the more I liked her, and actually started rooting for her. As much as I think Kurt should have got into NYADA before her, I do still think she deserved it. She’ll be great in NYC. For some reason, her song in the train station had me in tears, and I truly felt her pain when Finn broke up with her (in the car, on the way to their wedding — what a jerk). I do think they were too young to get married, but he needed to tell her what was going on. On a side note, who wears white knee-high socks to their wedding? I really hope Rachel learns how to dress in the upcoming season.
Those are my thoughts, for what their worth. To be honest, I’m giving season 4 a trial run, and if it isn’t the show I love to hate, I’m going to call it quits. I really think they should have ended it here, wrapping every character up, and calling it a day.
I’m not sure how it’s going to work, but, Ryan Murphy, know that you have to impress me if you want to keep my interest.