Still, we have a lot of things to ponder after last week's season finale, "New York". I'll admit, it's quite underwhelming for a finale -- it felt like random bits of New York thrown together, and it somehow rounds up many of my frustrations towards the second season as a whole -- but it still, somehow, manages to set up the third season well. So, for the season's final installment of Gleeks React, we talk about all the relationship drama, plus the things you want to see when
returns this fall.
Anyway, lots of thoughts about last week's episode -- and most of you thought along the lines of this particular comment:
And then there's the New Yorker's perspective. I was watching this episode with a friend who lives in the Big Apple, and she was ripping the whole thing apart for not getting the New York experience right. ("Ray's for pizza?") Here's a nicer, but still biting, take:
But they're just details, little details. The most important bit happens in the next section.
The Future for Finchel and Samcedes
What's it with Finn, Rachel and season finales? I know most of you want them together, so we end the season with them getting past all the roadblocks and exchanging kisses (including one that screwed their chances at Nationals -- I'm with Jesse on this one). Last time it happened they ended up splitting up anyway, so will Finchel survive season 3?
insert_wit_here: "Is it wrong that I don't want them to survive? I know, I'm probably going to get flamed or something for saying that, but logically speaking, high school relationships don't usually last. Some do, but they are the exception and not the rule."
Michelle van Gerven, via Facebook: "God, I hope not! I mean, the fact that they are together now is completely contrived as it is, plus those two characters when put together become incredibly annoying, especially Rachel."
@crazyzoe96: "Of course, or heads will roll!"
Question is, should they have gotten back together at all?
AmandaMay: "I hated Rachel and Finn getting back together. It was not good for Rachel's character at all."
Paola Sales Rabago, via Facebook: "As much as I felt happy that Finn and Rachel got back together, I thought it happened really fast ... After all that Rachel went through this season she just forgives him like that? She should have waited a little bit and made sure that Finn is serious with her this time!"
RoxannaLock2: "I, for one, am happy that Sam and Mercedes are dating."
Ahh, yes, the other new couple in Glee folklore. Do we call them Samcedes? I don't want to call them Mersam -- it sounds like cough medicine. Anyway, it's about time our resident diva gets a squeeze of her own, especially after the I-love-Kurt-but-my-gaydar-is-broken drama. On to your thoughts, then:
heathermiller8: "I hope they last off screen and into season 3 [because] there are so many ways this ship can go."
@issanika: "I think Mercedes deserves much better. Sam was already with half of the Glee girls. She's too good to be [the] consolation prize."
WendyWinfrey: "I absolutely want them to last because Mercedes needs a man and Sam is a cutie patootie. And why are they keeping it a secret? Is it because Sam has been passed around the glee club like the collection plate at the church?"
Yeah -- why are you keeping it a secret, Samcedes? Here's some advice for you:
Sarah Brumble, via Facebook: "I think they have their reasons [for keeping their relationship a secret] and I love them together but, at the same time, I don't think that keeping it will end well."
@daniGLEEK92: "What are they afraid of? They are really cute together!"
The Things We Want To See in Season 3
JessicaAlvin2: "I wish that Tina would get a meaningful plotline, other than just standing there being the Asian representative."
Melki: "Let's hope they let her finish, at least, one song next season."
djmoon: "Karofsky needs to come out, with just a little backlash from the [football] team, all of whom in turn will wear pink jerseys at a big game in support of him. Don't just come out, get out, Karofsky!"
buddyali: "They should make Finn get Rachel pregnant and then have [her] die in childbirth."
Oh, that's just mean. Anyway...
ananapooh: "Next season should have Quinndependence. Last season they said they were gonna do it and, four episodes in, she was on a date with Sam."
heathermiller8: "Quinn might be the best way to work in whatever new character comes from the winner of The Glee Project. But isn't that new character supposed to be a younger classman? Perhaps Quinn will become a mentor for the new kid or maybe they can channel all her energy into charity work or something..."
musicgirl6397: "You know after season 3, there will be all new Glee characters? That's what they should set up -- fresh meat."
CreedogV: "Graduating nine principal cast members in one fell swoop will destroy the show. They have one year to figure out how to either endear us to a new host of misfits or include the graduates in future seasons. Or, better yet, a mix of both."
Verissa Davila, via Facebook: "My vote is that they follow them to college."
I'm with Finn on this one -- let's not worry about graduation yet. But we'll talk about this halfway through the hiatus. Or at least we'll try.
This Summer's Talking Points
And... that's it! The season's over, which means Gleeks React won't be back in its regular spot next week -- although I'll still have your reactions across the summer break. I've got some questions lined up, so watch out for them on our Twitter
pages, as well as on BuddyTV. There we'll also have more updates and conversation to get you through the wait.
Oh, and yes, we'll be talking about The Glee Project
too, so get ready to make up your new character and how they fit in with the rest of the cast. Why not watch the contestants' first music video
to help you along?
With that, it's time for me to finally bid adieu to this roller coaster ride that is the second season of Glee. Until the fall then, gleeks!
(Image courtesy of Fox)