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Logic Fails From Glee’s Season 3 Finale, Episode 22: “Goodbye”

Does Glee’s always dynamic, mostly logical storyline ever leave you scratching your head in confusion? As much as we loved this week’s emotional Season 3 finale, Episode 22: "Goodbye," there were also just a couple of things that really didn’t quite make sense. Here are our top five logic fails of the night:

What sort of college waits to send out acceptance letters until the week of high school graduation? In the non-TV world, most seniors know by New Years if they’ve been accepted or not. So why is Glee waiting ‘til the end of June? It’s unheard of.

On top of that, how did Finn (Cory Monteith), Rachel (Lea Michele), and Kurt (Chris Colfer) all apply to only one university? It’s pretty clear this particular plot line sacrificed real-life accuracy in order to drum up some major end-of-year drama . And, success — it did!

2. Rachel’s dads were nowhere in sight.

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Did anyone else notice that neither of Rachel’s fathers bothered to show up at her graduation? For such supportive and loving parents, skipping their only daughter’s high school graduation seems completely out of character. Plus, we know that both Hiram and LeRoy were still in Lima — as Rachel mentions having eaten dinner with them later in the episode. So, did the Papas Berry somehow develop powers of invisibility? That’s the only reason we can surmise for why they’re absent from all those graduation glamor shots.

3. Are Tina and Mike breaking up? We still don’t know.

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Much of the episode focused around McKinley’s graduating/non-graduating couples — especially the fate of their relationships as the seniors move on. With Kurt (Chris Colfer) likely headed for New York and Blaine (Darren Criss) back in Lima, can Klaine survive? With Brittany (Heather Morris) suddenly not graduating, what will happen to Brittana?

One couple almost completely forgotten, however, was Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.). She’s just a junior, and he’ll be heading off to dance school in Chicago come the fall. So, are they breaking up, or ambitiously trying things out long distance? We don’t know yet, because the topic was never even broached.

4. Where were Mercedes and Mike?

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Is is just us, or did Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike both sort of get ignored in this episode? While the other graduates each got their own inner monologues and mini-plot lines, we barely heard a word from either of these two. We love that their futures — in LA and Chicago, respectively — both look so bright, but why no hallway scene, story arc, or chance to sing a goodbye song?

For Mike, we sort of understand, since he’s been more of a background character in the past. But what about Mercedes? She’s the founding member of the Troubletones, and arguably one of McKinley's strongest and most powerful singing voices. Yet she got almost no screentime. For such a fan favorite, it just doesn’t seem to make sense.

5. NYADA rejects Kurt... then what?

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While we loved Kurt and Blaine’s heartwarming “I’ll never say goodbye to you” scene more than you could possibly know, the lack of Kurt resolution at the end of this episode felt difficult to come to terms with. So he was rejected from NYADA. Now what?

We never saw Kurt’s boyfriend try to console him after his future-crushing loss. We never saw his father offering a shoulder to cry on. We’re not really sure what happened. Luckily, the early spoilers already seem to indicate that Kurt will likely end up in NYC anyway. Not like you’d know from watching the finale! Kurt practically disappeared towards the end — and we couldn’t help feeling left in the lurch.

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05.26.2012 / 10:30 PM EDT by Beth Douglass
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