For a show full of people who have worked and worked and worked to get where they are, it’s amazing how they portray their characters being totally clueless that arriving at a national competition without any songs prepared (or even written) may be the cause of their (not entirely catastrophic, actually) failure.
And it’s not like their teacher clues them in either.
But Nationals was an episode full of win for me, and my own little loves.
I love Rachel and Kurt as friends more than I love anything else on the show. Even more than Klaine. And the idea of the two of them running off to NYC to become famous when they finish school just makes me so incredibly happy. And my little Klaine shipping heart loved when Kurt mentioned that he’d already discussed it with Blaine. And that Blaine was totally on board.
And when they said their “I love you”s, it was almost all the magic the episode needed to stall my annoyance at the competition plot fail. Almost all the magic, because Sam and Mercedes (SAMCEDES!) provided that last little drop of magic for me.