Things that are props: Puck’s switchblade. Slushy cups full of confetti (at least they were when they sang Loser Like Me).
Things that don’t last: being winners at McKinley
My random shallow thoughts are here.
The thing with Glee is that airing two episodes together makes sense. In fact, watching the entire season/show-to-date in a single week would probably be significantly more enlightening than the way we have to watch it week by hiatus by week.
In the spirit of that, allow me to say a couple things.
- the season isn’t over yet
- calm down/cheer up
- Glee isn’t over yet. Remember the ENTIRE SEASON WHERE THEY IGNORED QUINN’S BABY?
Responses to issues I’m seeing fandom raise:
1. I think we’re going to have some yummy Klaine in the next ep. And yeah, honestly, I would like to see Kurt push Blaine up against the baby grand and have a good, sound snog, but there are still very good points to be made about safety (and yes! Let’s talk about how safety is relative and often depends on gender conformity, eh, Brittana). Also, did anyone notice how Tina equated “making out” with “sex” when she recounted her dream to Rachel? Let’s talk about “unscheduled make out sessions” now.
2. I want Unique at McKinley for season 4. I mean, obviously not for her, but for me, and for the show. I expect when that happens, we’ll see the he/she usage being dealt with appropriately. I mean, imagine. A regularly featured trans character. One can only hope they’ll do better than the myriad other shows on American network tv with young trans characters. Also, Alex Newell’s acting was wonderful in this ep.
3. Will is a pedo/Emma’s wrong to sleep with him/He doesn’t deserve teacher of the year. All of this is bullshit. Will isn’t perfect. He’s deeply flawed. But somehow, he understands enough to give the kids space and support to achieve their dreams. He’s been in love with Emma for over 2 years. It hasn’t been perfect, but she does seem pretty happy with him. And he’s not sexually inappropriate with students (Beiste has said things that are worse than anything you can pin on Will). And why isn’t anyone giving out over the fact that he only lost patience with Sue’s “Porcelina” plan when it involved Puck?
I pointed this out on Tumblr, but Blaine has some cross-dressing cues that follow him around. While Sue is using trans* words when trying to solicit Kurt’s compliance in her grand scheme to copy Vocal Adrenaline’s Unique-factor, Blaine says “cross-dresser”. He also has some interesting facial expressions when Puck asks Sue if she really thinks a guy in drag will help them win — in fact, he’s in the foreground of the scene. Also, who can forget that A MAN IN A DRESS IS DEAD. And he has J. Edgar Hoover’s biography in his room. (h/t to Tumblr CSI). You must read Racheline’s (ambiguous) reaction fic on Tumblr.
I’m really interested in a New Directions lead by Blaine and Tina. How will we react to ambition in Blaine-form as opposed to the fandom vitriol that has met Rachel’s determination? I really enjoyed the clarification that Rachel does actually work harder than the others can even imagine to be who she is. Because I think it’s been said throughout, but a lot of people have not understood. Rachel is only a star, and nothing else. No Facebook, no Twitter, just MySpace, where she once thought she’d find fame.
The flowers given in Nationals were white — a white rose (barely opened) representing girlhood — given from Kurt to Unique. Emma (I assume) left a white orchid on Will’s desk. There is also half a fake apple on his desk. Honestly? It looks like he had fake apples on his desk, and they sawed one in half to make his award. Oh, McKinley.
White flowers are all about new beginnings. Bring on Graduation.