Fresh off news that Glee’s sixth and final season will have a midseason start and undefined episode count, one of the show’s stars, Darren Criss (Blaine), headed to the network’s Fan Fronts in New York City and performed a solid rendition of R.Kelly’s “Ignition.” Unexpected? Yep, we’d say so.
Just minutes after the memorable performance — during which several girls nearly melted just because they were in Darren’s presence — Darren hit the red carpet and chatted up Kristin Dos Santos of E! News.
“This is my last Upfronts for Glee. This is it. It’s sad,” he said, noting that knowing the end is near with next year’s Season 6 is “of course” bittersweet.
Still, Darren is well aware that his time on Glee has been special. “Not many television shows are afforded the luxury of knowing when you’re going to end, so that’s nice,” he explained. “You have time to wrap your brain around it and get a little closure, so I’m excited but I am definitely not running to the finish line by any means. I’m enjoying what I have left because I don’t think it will ever be like this ever again for anybody.”
We love Darren’s outlook on this whole thing! Instead of just sulking because of yesterday’s announcements he’s grateful that the show will be able to go out on its own terms. But the series finale is still a year away, so what can Darren tell us about tonight’s Season 5 ender?
When Kristin noted that she’d heard about an “explosive” and “bomb”-like ending to Season 5, Darren took that dramatic language and ran with it. “Yeah there’s a nuclear bomb. Season 6 is actually about the post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout in Lima, Ohio,” he joked. “There’s always a song and dance in a nuclear bomb.”
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Glee Season 5 airs Tuesday nights on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.
Source: E! News