Really late to the party. Just wanted to say that it's nice how everything came full circle. GLEE began with Mr. Schuester & Finn, the story of how a teacher & a student inspired one another to be brave & do something unexpected; and it ended with them. Rachel Berry always had a defined trajectory. That girl would have ended up in NYC if New Directions had never existed. But, the characters who were changed, who had to be "brave" as Sue said, were Will & Finn. I'm pretty sure Ryan Murphy was also paying tribute to Cory Monteith in Sue's speech. Monteith - the newbie actor who sent in an audition tape playing drums and singing off-key with enthusiasm. Takes someone special to have the guts to think they can land a role on a musical when they can't sing or dance. And, yet, he became the heart of that cast. A very emotionally fulfilling finale IMO. Thanks, GLEE!
I liked it, too; especially when Lynn held her own without needing to be rescued by Peter. Embassy employees in that region probably have to receive some kind of self-defense training, and she proved more than capable of taking care of herself. My only minor complaint is that we didn't see Peter live up to his promise of teaching Golan's son math before he left Jerusalem.
I agree that the story didn't explain well for non-religious viewers the reasons why a fringe Jewish group and a Christian cult would be working together to bring about the end of days. At it's simplest though, it could just be explained that each group believes they will benefit by helping to usher in God's reign on earth. Hence Pastor Billingham getting ticked off when Joshua tells him he doesn't want him present at the sacrifice. It's all about believing you're "chosen" and that you will live in glory next to God.
© 2015 TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic Plus
© 2015 TV Fanatic