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I adore Glee but, to be quite honest, I really didn't like the finale. There were some parts that I liked like the end scene between Rachel and Finn and when they did ' Sit Down Your Rockin the Boat ' and, I really liked the flashbacks. One of the reasons I didn't really like the finale was because it seemed too rushed. Itt seemed like the writer's couldn't wait to graduate the seniors. They could've started off the show with Emma and Will reminiscing about how much the kids have grown and they can't believe they're graduating and they could've put a little flashbacks in it if it started like that. They definitely could've covered more relationships. Brittany and Santana's storyline wasn't really clear. Sam and Mercedes should've been delved into a LOT more. Obviously, Sam supports her but, how does he REALLY feel about her leaving him to go halfway across the country. It must hurt a little. Tina and Mike's storyline was probably the way it was because, viewers already
@R: The first question about the Army and Finn would be: How can he possibly think about joining a job that destroyed his father? And he knows the girl he loves is not really the Army girl type. For me, that just makes no sense. Nobody supports his decision, he has seen the damages a military life can produce (his father fell into drugs after he served and then was fired by the military)... Does he want to lose everything too?
LoL. This show is just RIDICULOUS!!! Its like Ryan Murphy takes his thinking cap and logic and throws it out of the window when he writes the stories for Glee.
Sorry lilangel but you are dreaming a bit here. They are not going to be together in the first episode next season. Finn did the right thing, the adult thing. Why woudln't he get into the army?...of course he will.
That episode was the epitome of awful writing in Glee. While it was slightly saved by Finn breaking up with Rachel, it really didn't mend the major wrongs that were made. First of all, I don't believe Kurt didn't get into NYADA. His audition was amazing and Whoopi Goldberg saw him kicking ass during Nationals, too. No way she would've rejected him. But of course, Blaine is a junior and Ryan Murphy wants the boring couple in eternal honeymoon-phase to stay on the show, because they get the fangirls swooning. Instead of, maybe, trying something new and challenging and exploring a long-distance relationship with Kurt and Blaine? It seemed like they did the same with Brittany and Santana and they were about to do it with Rachel and Finn as well.
I've despised the lazy attitude of the writers for a longer time, but it just came to a high this episode. At least I know I never have to watch the show again. That's a relief.
I agree with Kimmie.
@SteveO, you argue that saying there is too many songs in Glee is the same as saying there is too many songs in a musical. It's not. In musicals the songs proceed the plot line. In Glee they're just shit. Season one was great, the songs were carefully selected and catchy. Now they're ALL horribly autotuned (they always have been, but they seem to be worse now) and horribly dubbed, and half of the time do nothing for the storyline.
I myself watch Glee for the storyline, not the music (anymore, the music in season one was good). I'm sick of literally watching about half (or less) of the episode because I just skip half the songs now. At the beginning of season 2 (or 3, not sure?) the writers said they'd cut down the amount of songs and length of songs in episodes. And they did .. for a while. Yet this seems to have gone out the window now. TOO MANY SONGS = BAD GLEE.
First, I could've SWORN I wrote a paragraph expressing disdain for Kurt not getting accepted to NYADA, and no, it's not there. My apologies, y'all. It really makes no sense to me why he wouldn't have gotten accepted. I can't imagine what Murphy is planning to do with this now. It's not fair to the character at all and is counter to everything we've been building toward for three years--Rachel and Kurt take Manhattan--though part of me hoped that Kurt and Finn would be accepted and Rachel wouldn't. Just know that I'm as bothered as all of you are.
Yes, this episode was rushed. There was so much to cover but parts didn't seem worth covering. I, too, could've complained about the actual graduation scene because it seemed far beyond the realm of normal, but then I reminded myself that this is TV and moved on.
I don't see the end of the episode as a breakup but more as a cliffhanger (there's no way Finn will pass the sport tests to be in the army anyway). And when Rachel said 'You breaking up with me?', Finn didn't answer and moreover they kissed. They kissed again when she entered the train and he run next to it. So, they have not broken up. I'm not the biggest Finchel fan (more a St Berry one, and I'd love to see Jesse living in NYC, interracting with Rachel), but they are not over and I guess they will be together in the first episode in the fall.
I'm really happy how they began the episode with the original members performing their first song for the others. Made me cry. And how they did the flashbacks. Loved Burt's gift for Kurt!
@Kimmie Rory was in the episode. And at my school, you order your cap and gown way before you graduate.
Anyway, I'm very upset that Finchel was the only couple to have closure. Why didn't Kurt get in to NYADA? I'm so sad and I cried so much when Finchel broke up just because of how it happened. I'm glad that we finally got some Brittana and Santana's mom scenes. I wish we got to meet her dad. Why didn't we meet Mercedes' parents? She's the only senior that we didn't meet at least one of her parents. I'm so proud of Judy Fabray being sober!
I wish that they would have called the show "The Rachel Berry Show" since the beginning and that would have saved me a lot of bitter and frustrated days over 3 years.The continous PR that the "original Cast" gets it's hypocritical because we only get Rachel, Finn and Kurt ...and now Blaine.Oh and by the grace of the viewers we get a half assed sl for Santana (only because she has fans that really like her and enjoy the actress good voice and good acting skills.Otherwise, she would be in the background with the other "original" cast member Tina Chang.
I am so majorly POed about Kurt. He apparently blew Whoopi's character away with his audition (and we didn't hear he was doing badly in school and everything) and he gets rejected?! I've championed Rachel in the past but this episode made me dislike her, not her fault (although she's done plenty of things that would justify her being rejected from NYADA) but the writers'. She's is clearly meant to go to NYADA but why the hell not have Kurt with her? Why could only one go? Finchel splitting up didn't upset me at all, was impressed Finn finally grew up but any emotion I MIGHT have felt was zapped and replaced with resentment for Rachel because of Kurt. I said I'd be finished with this show after this season and nothing in this finale has changed my mind. Goodbye Glee.
OK, did anyone else expect to hear Rachel sing I Was Here?! I know I did and was very diappointed when the episode ended without that song! And I was really hoping for another Rachel/Santana duet!!! Apart from that, the episode was wonderful! Cried the whole way through!
Rachel chokes at her NYADA audition, has getting suspended for rigging the school election on her permanent record and went all creepy by stalking the dean. Then there is Kurt who did amazing at his audition and has a clean record. IN WHAT UNIVERSE WOULD RACHEL GET IN OVER KURT.WRITERS WTF KURT HAD THE WORST YEAR AND YOU COULDN'T EVEN GIVE HIM NYADA!!!! Don't even get me started on the rest of the episode I can not even comprehend how you the reviewer could give this episode 5 stars!!!!
When I was thinking of what grade to give the episode, I was about to click on "B" because I hated the fact that Finn broke up with Rachel but then I thought, no, this was an "A". Even though that part SUCKED, it was great. It gives us something to look forward to in the next season: What will happen to Finn and Rachel? Of course, the answer is very predictable: they'll go back to being Finchel and live happily ever after but the fact that Finn's joining the military is kind of hard to look past. But I know that they will always find a way to get back to each other's arms.
I just finished watching the episode again without the annoying adds and livestream cuts, and I'm literally crying like a baby, specially with the end... that Finchel scene and Roots Before Branches was OMG! Seriously, Cory and Lea were so good acting that part!
The overall feel of the episode was great, and I really enjoyed it. However, the actual graduation scene really annoyed me. After being so excited for Puck passing his test, I was left wishing that Glee would just do this one thing normally - a legitimate high school commencement, without characters singing, without characters popping out from behind curtains in the auditorium. The end was just touching enough to redeem this episode for me, but would it be too much to ask for Glee to sacrifice a song in order for the show to reflect reality?
okay so i was crying waterfalls during the last song. i love this show so much but i hate hate hate hate that Kurt is not going and that Finn broke up with Rachel, i want them to be together soooooooooooooo much. Darn it.
i am wondering about one thing though, Ryan said that part of S4 will be about Rachel and KURT'S adventures in NY. how is that possible if Kurt didn't get in.
I thought the finale was great, but the break up scene was heartbreaking! @kimmie - we sang at my graduation because our choir was amazing… and no, not all schools go by last name. Many do it differently or even let you sit where u want and come up in the order you are seated. Not all schools are the same. And no, I didnt have to pay for my cap or gown. I find it ridiculous that you would have to. Graduation is earned.
I haven't watched the episode yet, but I have to say something.
Has anyone noticed that the name of the show is Glee and that it's about a glee club? Because I have. And that means there's going to be *gasp* SINGING! So stop complaining about the number of songs because frankly, the songs are the main reason the show was created.
Complaining about there being too many songs in Glee is like going to any type of musical and complaining that there was too much music.
Also, @Kimmie: The Cheerios win every year, that's not a big deal. My high school graduation was in an auditorium and they didn't call by last name (rather by concentration, then top 50 gpa).
But I do agree with a lot of what you said. Bad finale.
I defend every episode of Glee. I really do. I was honestly expecting a horrible review from you guys tonight.
I hated this episode. I thought it was sloppy, quickly thrown together, with way too much loose ends. Cliffhangers are one thing, but this was different, it was just messy loose ends.
Definitely my least favorite episode of the series. I didn't care that Rachel and Finn broke up. Not a huge fan of them.
- The Cheerios won their championships yet there's no celebration for them as it only gets casually mentioned by Coach Ross.
I'm sad that this is an end of an era, but this season finale went about it all wrong. Nothing clicked and worked and if we really think about it, Glee didn't really accomplished anything new. This is the downside to having such a big cast with only one hour of air time per week. I love Glee as a show, Brittana is my favorite couple, and Darren Criss is so hot, but critically, the writing on this show is getting worst and worst. I'm just sad that this is how the season finale has left me feeling.
It's redundant, its tiring, it's useless, it's NOT WORKING.
-Rory wasn't in the episode so was he telling the truth about being deported after the school year?
-The Finchel scene in the car was amazing. It was very touching.
-Glee ruins logic! At a high school graduation, they call the students for their diplomas alphabetically by their LAST NAME! Glee can't even get that right.
-No high school graduation plays music like that. The students sit in chairs!
- Caps and gowns are pre-ordered and the students pay for them, yet somehow in the magical world of Glee, Puck takes his test in the last week of school and gets his own caps and gown for graduation that is in the same week. IMPOSSIBLE!
I think it was actually a true testament to how much Finn loves Rachel by letting her go, it had to have been hard. But it will be better off for the both of them. And like Finn said, if they were meant to be, they will be. I have a feeling this is not the last we will see of Finchel.
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