Thanks For The Glee-mories: Heather’s Glee Goodbye

Credit: Fox
Credit: Fox

The final season of Glee is over halfway over and my emotions are literally all over the place. Part of me is happy to see it go because there was very little left storyline wise for these characters to do. I don’t want to focus on the negatives though, because to be honest, Glee has brought nothing but positive things to my life. I’ve gotten to know characters that I absolutely adore, and met fellow Gleeks, some of them being my fellow 4YE coworkers, that I will absolutely treasure for the rest of my life.

My love for Glee was honestly unexpected though. When I first heard about the show I didn’t want to watch, because I thought it was going to be just this silly show that would get canceled right away. But when I heard so many people saying they loved the show, I had to see what all the fuss was about and I’m so glad that I did. The episode that made me fall in love with Glee, and that continues to be one of my favorite episodes, is “Preggers”. From Quinn’s pregnancy storyline, to Kurt’s football team storyline and the single ladies dance, I was hooked.

Besides the stories, what I also fell in love with was the music. I’m obsessed with the music of Glee and to be completely honest I was asked to choose a favorite song from the series and I really can’t do that. There are so many songs that have affected me in some way, shape, or form and to say that one song means more to me than another is something I can’t do.

I’m going to miss the music a lot, but what I will miss the most is the characters. From the Original New Directions to the New New Directions I’m pretty sure every character has a little piece of my heart. I love these characters, and I really don’t think I’ve ever watched a show where I’ve truly loved pretty much ever character in some way. I loved how the characters interacted with each other, and seeing them grow every season. Some grew more than others, but they’ve all become stronger, better people than they were when we first met them.

As I said I love every single character that’s been on Glee, but there’s one character that’s taken a bigger piece of my heart than the rest. That character is Quinn Fabray. I honestly feel that no character on the show has been through more ups and downs than Ms. Fabray. She had so many obstacles put in her way, and despite that she always bounced back. All I ever wanted for Quinn was for her to be happy, and while it seems we may never find out if Quinn got her happy ending, I will only ever imagine her getting that happy ending she deserves.

Glee has changed my life, and I have nothing but love for the little show that became so much more than anyone could have ever imagined. I will miss this show so so much and while this may be the final season that’s airing on televisions around the world, this show will forever live in my heart.

Glee, thank you for changing my life.

Heather O'Connell