During tonight’s Glee Season 5, Episode 11: “City of Angels,” the unthinkable happened. The New Directions competed in, and ultimately lost the National show choir competition. As a result the McKinley High glee club was cancelled.
We’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Glee club is over. (Like, for real.) After almost five seasons of Glee-ful fun, life lessons, and tales of triumphing over all odds... Mr. Schue’s team of glee club misfits really is through.
It all went down in the last seconds of the March 11 episode, when Sue Sylvester called Schue into her office. Roz Washington had just led the Cheerios to another National championship, and while New Directions had failed to bring home their National title. Principal Sylvester only has a limited amount of funding in her budget. Without a championship title backing them, the glee club no longer had a shot at club status.
This isn’t a fakeout. This isn’t a ploy. Sue won’t be reversing her decision in a couple of episodes. FOX has already confirmed that Glee will be leaving Ohio behind and making a permanent shift to New York City.
But that doesn’t mean it will just be The Rachel Berry Show! Blaine (Darren Criss), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) will be joining Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) in NYC. But others, like the McKinley newbies, really are gone for sure. For a full list of who’s staying and who’s going, click here.
But before the switch, we’ve still got a little bit of Ohio left to go. Next week marks the first installment of Glee’s special two-week 100th episode extravaganza. All of the original glee club members will come back to say their final goodbyes.
We’ve got the spoiler roundup right here. Both Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Heather Morris (Brittany) will be back, along with plenty of other favorites. So try not to shed too many tears. The McKinley High glee club might be over, but Glee isn’t going away anytime soon!