Pretty sure everybody should just stay in these roles. (Photo courtesy fox.com)
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Being a relative outsider to the Glee-verse, I definitely feel like the full-weight of the NATIONALS business is a little lost on me. I CARE and all, but I haven’t experienced the defeat like the rest o’ the Gleeks have. So to you all I say: CONGRATS! I think you’ve earned this title, just like our fave McKinley High-ers! And that performance? Well, it was quite magical. (Argue, if you want, that Unique should have taken the prize, but I’m inclined to disagree. PLUS, after that little moment she had last night, obvs Unique is heading to New Directions next year, and OBVS that will be her year! GOTTA PAY YOUR DUES, AMIRITE?!)
The first hour of Glee was a whole mess of body-swapping (not as fun as it was supposed to be?) and Rachel Berry pick-me-ups. Not terrible, but not as awesome as expected. Still, it had its moments. Darren Criss with a mohawk? Terrifying but amazing. Lea Michele sporting Tina’s trademark malaise? Kinda awesome. FINN IN KURT’S CLOTHES? SO GREAT. The rest? Ehhh…
But then Nationals happened! And Carmen Tibideaux resurfaced! And had a weird heart-to-heart with Jesse St. James (oh, yeah, side note: Jesse St. James is also kinda lost on me because I’m a newb), and then she watched Rachel (AND EVERYONE — OF NOTE?) totally rock their performance. BOOM. Everything is fixed now! And maybe Finn will get invited to be at NYADA too? (Because ish like that is super easy to score without actually applying, so long as somebody shows up to see you, ehhh?). Maybe. Maybe not. But that “revolutionary” fourth season is said to involve but TWO locations: Lima and NYC. So my prediction is set soundly on SOMEBODY outside of Rachel and Kurt making it in.
Also: HOW CUTE WERE SCHUESTER AND EMMA?! Oh man. Ohhh, Emma. I think Emma is my favorite character. Is that wrong? I just love her. And they were adorable. And precious. And other things that also describe bunny rabbits and puppies. Cute! And Sue! And her pride! And Beiste! And her independence! It was all rather inspiring, I must say.
THE QUESTION NOW IS: WHAT HAPPENS ON GRADUATION DAY?
Final thought: Obvious predictions would be Rachel, Kurt and Finn head to NYC. The rest? Still a gamble, right? If the only two locations for next season are OH and NY, then what is the eventual fate of Quinn (out?), Santana (???), Amber (???) and Puck (OUT?!??) for next season. Chime in with your best guesses, guys?