All the glee actors and creators are handling things with such grace and respect despite their own grieving.  Ryan + Co (and Fox) could have easily just been, ‘the show must go on’, but they’re going that extra mile to make people comfortable and healthy.  Lea could have (rightfully) demanded extra time but wants to keep going.  Ryan, back in March, could have written Finn off the show and let Cory go, but instead got him help. 

Just…huge admiration for everyone right now.

“ I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile ”

                                                            Dianna Agron

     Happy Birthday Cory , We miss you !

you guys please don’t be insensitive to those who are wondering what the future holds for the show

just because they are curious does not mean they don’t care that a beautiful life was lost, someone that they loved dearly

I’m sure all of us have briefly asked ourselves as we are mourning what will happen to the show from here on out but are too afraid to voice our concerns because people will call us insensitive

Cory is and will always be our main concern. We’re all grieving and we all care about what happened

but please do not shame people for daring to ask what happens next for the show because that is another concern for us. Not nearly as important as the death of this beautiful man who we all love, but it is still important to us to know who, when, and how they will move forward with the show.

Just because we have concerns about glee’s future does not make us any more devastated over the loss of this wonderful human being

Glee 5x19: Mother's Day Musings

Early in this episode, Kurt describes the role he plays in his friend’s lives as that of a mother, just in place to praise others, but have no good things for herself. Later, when Sam wants to adopt the little dog, Mercedes says, “I’ve got my hands full taking care of you,” a sentence familiar to moms everywhere.

Those lines got me musing on mothers in Glee–and then further out to who takes on parental roles in the show, and mostly to the way Glee just models families formed from bonds of affection rather than blood.

It clearly is a theme of this episode, with echoes in all of the story lines. These are just some things I noted:

  • There is the story between Kurt and Maggie. He doesn’t ask her to be his friend, after all; instead he says, “Why don’t we become each other’s family?”
  • Kurt’s mom is present in her absence; I found myself picturing Kurt alone in the loft, watching Long Island Medium and wondering if he would dare try to talk to her, though he knows she can’t answer…
  • Peter Pan brings Wendy to Neverland to be the Lost Boys’ Mother, because they all need someone to tell them stories…and that’s what Peter thinks mothers do
  • Santana calls Kurt “Homocchio.” Pinocchio is a complicated tale of wrong starts and bad companions, but at heart, it is also the tale of an intentional family. Pinocchio wants to be a real boy because he wants his creator Gepetto to be his real dad.
  • Mercedes does probably feel like a den mother, coming home to the boys playing games, the chores not done…
  • But Sam correctly reminds us that he has been the breadwinner, he has been the one getting children off to school. He’s just taking some time for himself before he creates a family with Mercedes “someday”.
  • Finally, the story with the dogs is a story about animal “adoption.” People create families with their companion animals.

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