By Kelly O’Brien
Things are not only rocky for Finn and Rachel, but for Kurt and Blaine, Santana and Brittany, Mr. Schuester and Emma and, and… okay that’s it.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Break Up.”
New York is not for Finn — Finn is back and Rachel is ready to do whatever it takes to keep him in New York. But after a night at Callbacks (a bar where college parties are more karaoke than kegs) and a taste of Rachel’s life at NYADA, he realizes that it’s not the place for him. He heads back to McKinley to “find himself,” which I think is a good move. Nobody is more welcoming of confused teenagers than Mr. Schue and the glee club.
Will is going to Washington — Mr. Schuester is ecstatic to learn that he’ll be heading to Washington to join the Blue Ribbon Panel. Emma, however, doesn’t want to tag along. She loves her job at McKinley and doesn’t want to leave it to follow Will to Washington. I think it’s totally understandable that she refuses to leave, and Will shouldn’t expect her to. After all, if she goes with him who’s going to make sure the glee club stays afloat?
Nobody wants to get Left Behind — I’m more than confused as to what Kitty’s Left Behind Club is actually all about. Brittany is a member and brings Santana along, but after seeing how awful Brittany feels without her around, Santana breaks it off. The Left Behind club also leaves Jake single, and Marley thinks that this is her chance to make a move. These two MUST get together. With all the original glee couples in trouble, I need someone to root for!
Blaine and Kurt are over — Kurt is getting busier at Vogue.com and Blaine is feeling lonelier than ever at McKinley. After receiving some sexy texts from a mysterious Eli, Blaine strays, and even flowers aren’t enough for Kurt to take him back. I never thought Blaine would be a cheater, and I really never thought these two would call it quits. It’s devastating to see both of them so hurt.
Finchel has come to an end — Rachel and Finn are in love. And always have been. And probably in some way always will be. But it’s clear that with Rachel in New York they’re moving in different directions, and they decide to take a break. Although it was obvious that this was coming, I don’t think I’ve cried this much since the first time I saw the Titanic. RIP Finchel.
Best Performance: Blaine’s cover of Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. This is where the waterworks began.