Last night’s Glee finished the season in fine style, bringing everything full circle with its musical choices while providing satisfying climaxes to most, if not all, of its main plots. So why am I left worried by it? Spoilers.
If there’s such a thing as a season finale that was too final, it would be last night’s Glee: In between show-stoppers (Amusingly, at the start of the show) and sentimental songs, it seemed as if almost every character i got dotted and t got crossed: Quinn gave birth, her mother reached out to her, Mr. Shu declared his love for Emma, Finn declared his love for Rachel, Rachel’s mom adopted Quinn’s baby, Puck turned out to have emotions after all, yadda yadda yadda. And it was all great stuff – especially the Sue Sylvester as judge plot, although part of me feels that her giving Mr. Shu another year kind of breaks their dynamic in some way – but by the time everyone was singing “To Sir With Love,” I was left thinking I’m kind of done with Glee now.
Don’t get me wrong; I loved the episode – in fact, I think it was probably one of the best ones of the second half of the season, in terms of writing, if not song choices – but I feel like the stories I’m interested in are over*, and that any future wrinkles will either be entirely unnecessary, or undo where the characters have grown to by now. Finn’s called Mr. Shu his father! Rachel has become accepted by people! And so on… That New Directions didn’t win isn’t, ultimately, that important a thing for me, compared with each of the characters’ storyarcs, and I’m almost happier that they didn’t win. Sure, next year can be all about the group improving and then kicking Vocal Adrenaline’s collecting ass, but… if everyone loves each other and is a good person, doesn’t that take half the fun away?
Maybe I’m overthinking it. I should really just rewatch that wonderful “Bohemian Rhapsody” sequence again and marvel in a show that managed to make an entire act out’ve one Queen song. For those who watched it last night: What did you think?
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