Season 3, Episode 14 “On My Way”
If you’re the sort of person who is susceptible to emotional manipulation, maybe skip this week and just reread last week’s gleecap.
Warning: This post is going to be a sad sandwich. Sad/happy/sad. Hold the snark, because last night, Glee brought the heavy.
Karofsky, bullied and tormented by his new schoolmates for being gay, tries to hang himself. The scenes of Karofsky slowly preparing to kill himself are interspersed with shots of Blaine, on stage alone, singing a cover of Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup.” It was really tragic and had this terrible inevitability–you knew exactly what David Karofsky was going to do when the song ended. Chilling.
I forget, because she’s always so bat-crap-cray-cray, that Sue is a teacher because she feels passionately about her students. On hearing of Karofsky’s attempt, she begins crying, wondering if there’s something she could have done. She imagines what his father must have felt, finding his son on the closet floor. The flashback of this moment–of David’s father cradling his son and screaming for help–was absolutely heartbreaking.
Karofsky’s attempted suicide makes Sebastian realize he has to stop behaving like the sandbox bully who screams “Earthquake!” and then smashes everyone else’s castles. Sebastian calls a truce with the New Directions and stops his current scheme–he’s been using a photoshopped picture of a naked Finn in red pumps to blackmail Rachel out of Regionals–and, at Regionals, everyone is sunshine and happy friends.
Funny middle part!
Sue is pregnant, probably with the spawn of Satan.
One of the Regional judges is an amateur vampire.
Did we mention the photoshopped picture of a naked Finn in red pumps?
Also, music was spot on this episode. Double-dose of the Warblers, always welcome. And! AND! Return of the Trouble Tones!
Now that Sebastian is no longer evil, I can finally say…
Back to the sad bread!
Rachel and Finn decide that life is too short to waste and decide to get married just after Regionals. Quinn is driving, trying to get to the ceremony in time. She reaches down and sends a text to Rachel saying that she’s on her way, and then the episode ends with a shot of a car slamming into the driver’s side of Quinn’s car.
In the office, the debate went like this:
“You think she’s gonna be dead?”
“Why would they kill her off? She’s going to Yale at the end of this season anyway!”
“Exactly. She’s leaving anyway. Why not kill her off?”
“The Quachel shippers will revolt! So will the Quams, the Quaines, the Qucks, the Quantanas . . .”
“Glee doesn’t like committing to story arcs that last more than one episode. They’ve got this marriage thing to handle, and NYADA. If they kill her, they’re gonna have to spend more than one episode dealing with it. I say she stays.”
We turn to you: can they kill off Quinn? Leave your opinion in the comments.
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