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Glee – The Regionals, and Rachel and Finn get married. Or … do they?

We're going into a winter hiatus on 'Glee,' and boy oh boy did they leave us hanging by our toenails. Is Quinn dead? Are Rachel's Dads going to stage a scene and break up the wedding? We'll have to wait until April to find out, but I have some theories.

- Season 3, Episode 14 - "On My Way"

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Well. At least New Directions won the Regional competition this week on Glee. It was one of the only bright spots, as the writers went to some very serious places.

First and foremost, we saw David Karofsky face the same kind of bullying that he had done to Kurt in the past, and attempt suicide because of it. As a result? Everyone went through changes and reevaluation. Once again Glee has taken on the subject of harassment and bullying in the schools, and I’m behind it. I often think how hard kids have it these days. I was bullied badly in grade school by a certain someone, but at least I could go home at three o’clock and be done with it for the day. Now? There’s not the same option. It’s much more relentless due to the internet, and all of its myriad ways of people using it for unending cruelty if they so wish.

And that’s exactly what we saw Karofsky’s character go through. I told you last week that his classmate who overheard he and Kurt talking in Breadstix would cause a problem. And holy smokes did he!

We saw some great moments in the scene with Mr. Shue talking to his kids in an informal setting and relating his own personal story about getting caught cheating in high school and thinking of suicide. Say what you will about this show, but I love the genuine relationship between teacher and students here. I think the writers have been brilliant in conveying the bond between the Glee Club and their leader. And the quick round table discussion about focusing on the future and knowing that “these things too shall pass?” A good lesson for us all.

Kurt’s scene in the hospital with Karofsky was along the same vein, and rather a tear jerker. If you haven’t noticed? There’s tons of elements of forgiveness on Glee. Yes, major dramas between the characters. But usually going back to the idea of reconciliation and trying to find a place of understanding.

Until the next freaking drama, of course.

So now that I’ve gotten introspective about this episode, you know  I have to snark a bit. Hey. It’s just how I roll …

Sue being pregnant is ridiculous. It completely does not gel with the original plot set up of the character. She started out as one of the most excellent villans on television. Then we saw her softer side. Then she was a witch again. Then her sister died, and she took Becky under her wing. Then she was horrible again. Then not. Ya follow?

This flip flopping has sometimes been interesting, but having her become a Mother? I fear it’s going to kill everything we secretly loved about Sue.

And lastly. Rachel and Finn getting married. Or maybe not?

Jeff Goldblum (her Dad) was making me heartily chortle with his ideas on how to break up the wedding. And this wedding won’t happen. It would stall Rachel and Finn’s story line completely. (Which has already gotten boring.) Mark my words. The only way they’re going with this is by Rachel and Finn breaking up yet again.

Quinn getting into what looked like a horrible accident at the end of the show was a shocker. Do you think they’ll kill her off, as it’s her senior year and she’ll be off the show next season supposedly?

Are we in for an episode about texting while driving next time?

We’ll see on April tenth.

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10 Responses to “Glee – The Regionals, and Rachel and Finn get married. Or … do they?”

February 22, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Agree with you on everything….texting abd driving is a situation for teens and even some adults…. i honestly hope they dont kill her off.. shes a favorite and to be honest its gonna kill my mood when watching glee…okay shes a senior and wont really return but like i hope she lives and goes to yale.. knowing she went out there to do her dream… and like she can return as a guest star… or hopefully they turn this around and make it so shes hurt badly…and misses school maybe doesnt get enough credits making her behind and has to repeat senior year….. i just hope they dont kill her off…

February 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

This ending was horrible, i hope she didnt die but at the same time its possible. It would be depressing though for glee fans, I have a feeling she’ll just be badley injured. I hate how we have to wait till april to find out, gosh.

February 22, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Mhmmm.. i hope so badly injuired..no dieing quinn! (no killing her writers.)

February 22, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Every week, I’m going to quit this show. And then there are moments of awesome.

I always love Regionals/Sectionals/Nationals episodes. It’s like the show producers remember its roots. The Warblers? Poor things. If the powers that be wanted to create suspense on who would win, they could at least give equal cinematographic treatment to all teams. The Warblers’ scene looked liked it had a ADD first year film student filming it. Huge props for the New Directions number giving a lot of diversity to lead vocals. When was the last time Brittney sang, really? We’ll overlook the whole Santana rapping thing.

There were a lot of heavy handed themes this week. Although the Karofsky theme wrecked me, because you want the guy to grow, and be strong and proud and happy, Mr. Shue’s attempt to relate with suicide because he was caught cheating? Really? Because that compares? So ruined it and was such a trite Breakfast Club reference, I was so glad it was over. I don’t know what Mathew Morrison did to piss the writers off, but he should apologize before he officially gets permanently assigned as a backstage bobble-head. He is ridiculous, out of touch, and non-compelling.

On the other hand, I like the softer side of Sue. Why can’t she grow and be pregnant? The best episodes have been when we see a softer side of Sue. And you know she was teased mercilessly as a kid, so she gets it, and she has always admired the strength of glee. And jealous that she was the head of it. Hence the rivalry with Mr. Schue. His group was stronger than hers. At this point, I would rather see Sue be head of glee than Mr. Schue.

And Quinn. They’re going to throw a dangers of teen texting message in with the gay bullying/suicide episode? Really? It’s too much. So heavy handed. It makes the teenage marriage be a non-issue.

So, I’m not deleting it from my DVR list on the I Believe I Can Fly rendition alone (hated the original, but it was a nice take). But if it continues down this path, I don’t know.

February 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hmmm. I don’t find Mr. Shue non compelling in the least, Ann. His character hasn’t been seen as much, maybe because the producers have granted him a chance to direct at least one episode of Glee that I know of this season.
So I don’t think they’re pissed off at him either.
I do agree with you about Regionals though. The Warblers relied strictly on Sebastian. New Directions showcased every one of their talents.
It wasn’t even a close win.

February 22, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Sue is one of the truly great cartoon villans and should be left alone. What was that you said? Glee is not a cartoon, but a live action show? Well, in that case I guess character development could be explored. But the back and forth doesn’t show development, it shows indecision. [If screenwriters are reading this, Klinger on M*A*S*H* developed, Frank Burns waffled and was eliminated. See the difference?]

I do think Glee is a show without a master plan, and current popularity is no guarantee for the future. [Why do I envision Glee writers in Dick Van Dyke’s old office set sitting around waiting to find out what the songs of the week are going to be so they can write the script? That’s ridiculous, right?]

February 22, 2012 at 10:52 AM

That snapping back into old character traits is what turned me off of the show going into season 2. It’s fine to have a character with flaws that can’t change overnight, but when you set up major growth for a character only to flip flop back to their attitudes pre-revelation, the next time the character grows I’m not invested because I start to assume the writers will switch him or her back at a moment’s notice.

February 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I think regarding Quinn that: she is finally in a really good place in her life, she’s going to a great school next year, she’s in good relationships with everyone and had gotten back to the Cheerios. So, yes, I think she will have been killed in this accident. This will stop the wedding. This will lead to more re-evaluation of the characters. I also think Sue may be in denial about the pregnancy. I hope this is not the case because I’d like to be surprised.

February 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I can’t decide who I love more: Sue or Jane Lynch playing Sue. I think the latter, because with all the flip flopping, Lynch pulls it off. I feel like she makes it believable rather than inconsistent. I think it’s less believable that Quinn went from crazy to sane between episodes. Sue really is a product of good symbiotic writing and acting. The character would suffer if one of those were weak.

While Sue is written well, I can’t believe that the writers wrote a car accident. I feel like that’s so overdone on TV.

Much of the episode made me cry. Karofsky got his karmic retribution, but does anyone really deserve that?

Admittedly, I fast forwarded through Regionals.
(And damn, I can’t hear/read/think “Regionals” now without thinking of Community’s Glee parody.)

March 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Quinn’s accident was very scary, and I thought she was going to be dead but i looked wetpaint.com and i found out that

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she is going to be okay, but she is going to be in a wheelchair. This means that she can’t be on the cheerios like Sue let her and that her life was perfect at that point, and now it’s almost terrible again. I think that this was a lesson for people watching on not to text and drive, also when it comes to Kerofsky, it taught a lesson too. It taught us to believe that you should always hope for a tomorrow, and that you shouldn’t commit suicide.