“Glee” is Going to Do What to To Fan Favourites In The Sixth and Final Season?

Photo courtesy of Fox
Photo courtesy of Fox

Our worst fears have come true. The horror that is ‘Blainofsky’ is apparently rumbling towards us. E!Online seems to have confirmed that David Karofsky, Glee uber bully and bane of sweet Kurt Hummel’s life, will be the love interest of Kurt’s fiancé, Blaine Anderson, for at least some of the 13 episodes which will make up the musical comedy’s final season.

How can this be I hear you wail? Ryan Murphy, showrunner and co-creator of Glee, told us that Klaine – Kurt and Blaine – would end up together. Glee ended last season with the boys happily snuggled in a New York loft. What on earth could have happened?

Well, first of all there will be a time-jump between the end of season five and the beginning of season six. It is not specified how big this jump will be, although to have Kurt and Blaine break their engagement, move back to Lima, and Blaine move on to someone else, one would think it has to be a pretty big jump indeed.

Oh yes, that’s right, Kurt and Blaine are back where they started in Lima, Ohio, along with Rachel Berry, who has failed as a television star in Los Angeles. Rachel will resurrect New Directions, the McKinley High show choir disbanded by Principal Sue Sylvester in season five. Okay. Not exactly how I thought Rachel wanted to spend her time doing but hey, it’s Glee.

Artie Abrams and Sam Evans are also back in Ohio, as is Mercedes Jones (the only Glee original not there is Tina Cohen-Chang). Why would all these young adults with successful careers in their reach return to small-town Ohio? Beats me.

Fans of Glee, which was once a ground-breaking mix of quality acting, show tunes and Top 40 mashups, are used to highs and lows. We are used to disappointments, surprises and downright shocks. We have helped Glee become a worldwide phenomenon, made household names of leads Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and the late Cory Montieth. We bought the Glee Live tickets, we buy the CDs, DVDs and ephemera, we support the cast and crew and follow their every move on Twitter and Tumblr.

We do not ask for much in return. Continuity would be nice. Story arcs which make sense and are conducive to the characters’ personalities would also be appreciated. Happy ending for the characters we love, that we watched grow up through high school and beyond, well that would be amazing. Life is not always happy, we know that, but Glee was never meant to be about real life. It was about escapism and rooting for the underdog and the triumph of good people over bad.

All we want is for this television show, this part of our lives for the last six years, to be given the send-off that it should. We want to look back on its final season and smile, not roll our eyes and sigh. That’s not much to ask for, is it?

The only ray of light in this whole black hole is Joaquin Sedillo, who Gleeks will know is the Director of Photography on the show.  He has a simple message for us.

Filming on the sixth and final season of Glee starts in September, and Darren Criss (Blaine) and Lea Michele (Rachel) returned to the recording studio this week. The final 13 episodes are supposed to return to our screens in early 2015. I wouldn’t hold your breath though, between now and then any amount of catastrophes can (and probably will) happen. Oh season two, how we miss you.

Sara Hunter Smith
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3 comments

  1. The writers are crazy to think these spoilers will do anything other than stop people from watching. I know I won’t be. I’m tired of watching Kurt get his heart broken. I’m not going to buy a hasty reunion if Blaine spends half a season dating Karofsky, and why would I want Kurt to reunite with a guy who would do that?

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