Wait, Seriously?! 4 Glee Spoilers That Make Us Worried for the Future
Sooner or later, this has to be said: We’re getting really worried about the future of Glee. After the sudden loss of its beloved leading man, Cory Monteith (Finn), plenty fans continue to wonder if the former ratings juggernaut can recover.
Sadly, though, many people seemed not to agree. Episode 4 brought in Glee’s lowest ratings of the entire series, while Episode 5 this week saw similarly poor numbers. We want more than anything for Glee recover, but the more spoilers we read about what’s to come, the more worried we become. Below are the top four plot choices we just can’t get on board with.
Jake (Jacob Artist) and Marley (Melissa Benoist) almost broke up in Season 5 Episode 5: “The End of Twerk.” We feel terrible for Marley. Her boyfriend cheated on her with a skanky cheerleader. But as much as we try and care about the lives of newbies like Marley and Jake, we just can’t get interested in their problems.
When was the last time you stopped and said to yourself “Gosh, I really wish Glee would just cut back to Ohio so I can watch Schue (Matthew Morrison) and Sue (Jane Lynch) perform a 1930s dance number!” We’ll tell you when: never. But that is exactly what’s going to happen during Episode 7’s “Puppet Master.”
Will and Sue will be dancing to Fred Astaire’s “Cheek to Cheek.” “That was a lot of fun,” Jane Lynch recently said of the experience, in which the tracksuit-wearing cheerleading coach channeled her inner Ginger Rogers.
“That’s the point of it — to do everything backwards and in high heels.” Once again: Not a song choice that appeals Glee’s target demo. And not focused on characters most viewers have strong feelings about.
Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) broke up ages ago. And nobody really batted an eyelash. Remember when Finchel, Brittana, and Klaine all broke up back in Season 4? Our entire universe came crashing down. But when Tartie bit the dust? Eh.
Finchel, sadly, cannot ever be. Brittana is also over. And Klaine — they’re engaged, but look to be headed towards a potential cheating scandal that, if it happens, will probably make us die a little on the inside. But not every relationship is floundering! All signs point towards Tina and Artie rekindling their love connection in Season 5, Episode 9: “Frenemies.” Just look at the songs they’re singing.
Romance, teen love and heartbreak have always been at the core of this show, and they’re the propellers behind Glee’s most passionate followings. But romance is only good if it’s between characters people truly care about. And we just don’t think Artie and Tina have that.
What do you think? Is Glee making terrible plot decisions that could doom the show... or are all our concerns unjustified? Head below and let us know your thoughts.
None of these sound that compelling.
You're SO overreacting.
Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!