This week on "Glee," the New Directions seniors learned a difficult lesson in letting go.
If You Love Something, Let It Go
In every high school yearbook, we keep hearing the cliche about how "if you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it's yours forever. If it doesn't then it was never meant to be."
When Finn (Cory Monteith) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) received their rejection letters from Inside Actors Studio and NYADA, Rachel (Lea Michele) offered to defer her acceptance for one year in order to wait for them.
However, Finn did the right thing by letting her go, and telling her to go to New York without him. He decided to "let the universe do its thing." If they're meant to be together, it will happen at the right time.
Poor Finn really seems to be overlooked both on TV and in real life. On "Glee," he got rejected by Inside Actors Studio. In real life, he keeps getting snubbed by the Academy and the Golden Globes despite being just as talented an actor as Lea.
Cory turned in a fantastic performance this week. Let's hope he finally gets some recognition for his work.
Quinn (Dianna Agron) shined this week in her scenes with Sue (Jane Lynch) and Puck (Mark Salling). This season, she experienced a lot of character growth as a "young slightly less evil Sue Sylvester."
Quinn also helped Puck regain his swagger by reminding him why he was her first. That added confidence boost gave Puck the mojo to pass his geography exam and graduate with his class.
Let's hope Quinn actually makes it to Yale. Television has a history of characters who turn down Yale in order for their characters to remain on their shows. (Anyone remember Andrea from "90210" or Topenga from "Boy Meets World"?)
Glorious Guest Stars
Gloria Estefan appearance as Santana's (Naya Rivera) mom was appropriately timed. There was just enough of her for the audience to enjoy, but not so much that it overshadowed the events of graduation.
Apparently Gloria knew that her daughter was a lesbian because she had gone trick-or-treating as Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) when she was 7.
This week, Santana struggled with the decision to attend University of Louisville (the safe choice) or to chase her dreams in New York. Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) had exciting post-graduation projects to look forward to, while Santana wanted more than just a cheerleading scholarship.
Although her mother would have preferred that she attend college, she finally gave her blessings (and a huge check to go along with it)!
Flashbacks, What a Feeling
This week, we enjoyed some fabulous flashbacks. As a graduation gift, Burt (Mike O'Malley), with the help of Brittany (Heather Morris) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) reenacted Kurt's "Single Ladies" dance.
We also saw a flashback scene of Finn singing in the shower. When Will (Matthew Morrison) confessed to planting the marijuana joint in Finn's bag, Finn gained new respect for his mentor. "You are so much cooler than I ever thought!"
Were you satisfied with the "Glee" graduation? Which of the seniors do you think will be returning to the show next season? Is Cory being overlooked as an actor? Should Dianna leave the show in order to seek new projects? Will "the universe" do its thing and bring "Finchel" back together?
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