I know Glee isn’t necessarily about Sam, but I think the way that he treated him was awful and I have a lot of reasons why.
First, Sam dated Quinn who cheated on him with Finn and they broke up. He went to Santana but that lasted like two episodes and all they did was make out and she was super mean to him so I don’t really count that lol.
Then there was Mercedes, and though they never really became official after her and Shane broke up… despite Sam’s trying… they did not date. Then came Brittany (ahh my favorite) and he was so cute and nice to her and then they broke up so Brit could be with her OTP, Santana, which we knew was going to happen so I guess I get it.
Back to Mercedes which didn’t work out because of the whole sex thing… and I will admit I hated that they made Sam cheat on Mercedes with the dumb photographer but the way that Mercedes handled it was kinda weird to me. She seemed like she had just been waiting for them to break up because she knew it wouldn’t work out.
Now we come to Rachel. The second I saw how her and Sam looked at each other in the Movin’ Out episode, I shipped them pretty hard. Because Sam reminded her of home and he is the closest thing to Finn she’s ever gonna get.
And season 6 happened and my heart was happy because Sam was helping her heal and she was helping him get over Mercedes and he believed in her. He believed in everyone he dated.
WIth Quinn, he was protective and loving. With Mercedes he posted a video of her on youtube and put her name in lights so she would believe in herself. With Brit he married her because she thought the world was ending and got her another cat so Lord Tubbington wouldn’t be lonely. He showed Rachel she could love again and encouraged her to go back to NYADA because he knew she would regret not doing it.
Sam has been such a wonderful and caring and supportive boyfriend and then what does he get? NOTHING. I like that he is coaching Glee but I can’t tell you how upset I got when Blaine said “Sam’s got another girlfriend” because it completely threw Sam aside. He’s just the boyfriend who gives and gets nothing in return. He is never good enough. Mercedes wanted Sam to “help heal Rachel’s heart” but I didn’t know that was ALL he’d be doing. So she can go back to Jesse St. James who was never on the show and when he was he was a jerk. I can’t tell you how sad I am for Sam and it makes sense to me why Chord has been acting weird at press. He got pushed aside and I think it’s unfair. And thinking back to when Sam said maybe if he’s lucky he’ll always be on Rachel’s wall in his little gold shorts breaks my heart because he deserves to be all over the wall. He’s everything and I love him, and I never even realized how much I did.
I don’t even know how to caption this. This still hits me so hard every time. Not just the emotion, but the message behind this is so important. She was with him because she didn’t think any one else would ever love her, and now she decides that loving herself is enough. She chooses to love herself, instead of being loved by someone who didn’t deserve her.
Love yourself, so no one has to. It’s the most important thing.
i heard a few weeks back that dot-marie jones’ character on glee, Coach Beiste, had recently been rewritten as a trans man for the show’s last season. after 4 years of playing a strong, tomboy-ish, very masculine cis woman who identified with womanhood and identified as straight, jones is now going to play a trans man (presumably gay) – which has also been a convenient excuse to write glee’s black trans girl character out of the show.
this development makes me really angry as a butch woman and as a feminist. Jones was quoted in People, saying: “I just didn’t want to let down the girls who are straight and tomboys that my character represented the last four seasons…But I got the script and I was, like, ‘Oh my God. This is amazing.’ ”
the problem is that this does let down girls and women who do not fit the stereotypical definition of womanhood or who don’t conform to the norm of compulsory femininity. coach beiste was an island of representation, especially for straight masc women who are frequently assumed to be gay because they don’t fit the boxes laid out for women. now that representation has been turned into something else, which has the potential to leave these girls and women confused about who they are and leaves them with no real media representation.
as a masculine woman, i often - so often - feel out of place, othered by my non-performance of femininity, by the ways i perform masculinity, and by what feel like my failures to ever achieve a masculine ideal. i share little with many feminine women with regard to social performance, but i cannot deny what i share with them in our identities, our attitudes, and often our experiences as well.
i have felt pressure to transition; i question my gender all the time and have felt a pull towards immersing myself in masculinity and coming out as a man if only to reduce my cognitive dissonance and others’ inability to put me in a box. i am made to feel like what i am cannot be what a woman is, even though i live as proof to the contrary.
when a person like coach beiste identifies as a woman, that helps to expand our definition of what women are, who they are, and from a feminist perspective helps to distance women from heteropatriarchal ideas of what they can and must be. same when someone like myself identifies as a woman.
part of why i think coach beiste’s coming out and transition are harmful is that glee is reneging on all of the mind-expanding work the character did as a straight masculine woman, who loved being a woman and loved being attracted to men. i know that many trans people do not come out or are not safe enough to come out until late in life, and that does not in any way invalidate their experiences. i know that many are resolutely and often self-destructively or defensively attached to their assigned genders at birth, and that this is a common cover-up for people who have yet to come to terms with their identities. but i think glee is doing this for ratings and PC brownie points, and in the process they are conveying that no matter what coach beiste said in the past about loving being a woman, that doesn’t make any sense and is forgotten in his coming out as trans; they make a mockery of coach beiste’s experience as a masc woman and stand to harm gender non-conforming women – and really all women – by tossing out beiste’s womanhood so cavalierly.
This letter is my first step into legally transitioning from a woman to a man. […] I’ve always been attracted to men, and-and they say that’s not gonna change. […] I know this may seem sudden to you, but it doesn’t to me. […] I’ve felt like this my whole life. Growing up, I was… I was really confused. I thought I was just a tomboy. So, I got into sports, I started coaching football, and I wrestled hogs in my free time, but no matter what I did, I never felt at home in my own skin. I never felt like my body fit who I was on the inside. I don’t hate being a woman, and I don’t regret the things I’ve been through, because they’ve made me the person I am today. A person strong enough to go through with this transition. I got to do it for my own peace of mind. I got to get my body in alignment with how I see myself.
I understand glee wanting to add more transgender representation, and I completely support that. But, making coach transgender really enforces the stereotype that masculine women are in the end men. Coach was suppose to represent a girl who wanted more then anyone to be treated like a girl. They should have stuck to Unique’s story or made somebody else trans or add somebody to add more representation.
nervously looked around the room looking for a familiar face. Looking for one
particular face in the crowd to be honest. He sighed noticing that he barely
recognized some of the faces in the crowd. They must have been graduates from
after he left and of course their dates. He saw Will and Emma talking to Holly
and Shelby who took over the glee clubs when he left but that wasn’t at all why
he came today. He wanted to see his friends who he had lost touch with pretty
much. He only kept in touch with Blaine but it was really not like it was when
they were best friends.
wanted to see her. Who would have thought that the one time that they parted
ways with no argument would have been the last day he saw her. She boarded the
plane and things just changed. He was busy with school and she was busy with
her album and eventually they slowly stopped tweeting and skyping but he would
occasionally send her a text here and there. He started dating and was seeing a
woman he met at school and things were okay but she still wasn’t Mercedes, so
eventually he broke up with her.
I’ve found!” Sam smiled turning when he heard Blaine’s voice. He turned around
and hugged his old friend and then hugged Kurt.
“Look at you
two…still going strong, huh? I thought one of you would have killed the other
by now.” Sam joked.
through couple’s therapy but we are doing better and dealing with our
troubles.” Blaine responded.
“And how are
things with you, Sam? How has the glee club been doing?” Kurt asked. Sam
laughed causing them to look at him as if he were crazy.
coached glee in years.”
I didn’t know that.” Blaine responded in shock. “Between the Broadway shows and
couples therapy I just…”
we talked you didn’t really ask me about what I was doing you asked if I was
dating.” Sam noticed Kurt roll his eyes before drinking the champagne he was
cradling. “I actually went back to school and started my own graphic designing
company.” He felt proud talking about it and he couldn’t wait to hug the woman
responsible for it. He scanned the room once more looking for her then looked
at Kurt as he spoke.
what…I remember Mercedes mentioning you designed her Cloud 9 album cover…it was
beautifully done. I designed her outfit for the video she made.”
know that!” Blaine added in shock again.
“What do you
know?” Kurt mumbled under his breath.
Mercedes anyway?” Sam asked praying that they’d seen her.
seen her…” Blaine replied then smiled. “Look, is that Tina, Artie and Mike over
there?” he waved for their attention.
Artie…Tina…I am so happy to see you guys!” Sam stated as he hugged his dear old
friends. Even as he hugged them he looked around trying to see if Mercedes had
arrived. They all spoke over each other in happiness of seeing their old
friends. Mike spoke on his involvement with being the choreographer for a show that Artie was directing and Tina was playing the lead actress on. Sam was
really proud of all his friends but his mind was elsewhere.
“If I am not
mistaken I would say that the infamous Brittana is coming our way!” Kurt
announced with a smile.
“So is this
where the best glee club members are meeting because Britts and I were over
there with a bunch of kids we never met and signing autographs. Who knew they
watched our reality show!” Santana smiled and looked at every one.
Mercedes over there?” Sam asked before suddenly feeling ashamed for even asking
as everyone turned to look his way.
mouth, please don’t tell me you are still running after that tail?” Santana
shook her head and placed her arm around his neck. “Even Britts and I evolved,
we’ve moved from scissoring to using strap-ons, trying not to dislocate her hip
before she’s 80.” Sam could tell Santana was already drunk.
just don’t want her to get me pregnant.” Brittany added before drinking and
looking at everyone. “I want to make sure we get a contract for another year
that’s not how it works.” Kurt tried to explain. Sam shook his head and excused
himself pulling away from Santana and walking away as Kurt continued to explain
how babies were made to Brittany. Sam scanned the room once again and then
bumped into a pregnant Quinn Fabray and Puckerman.
“Oh my gosh
Sam, get over here!” she exclaimed pulling him in for a hug. He couldn’t
believe that this was his ex-girlfriend and now he assumed married to one of
his best friends from High school as he admired the rock on her finger.
you, how far are you?” he smiled hugging her back then looking over at Puck. “Bro,
you’re going to be a dad again?”
months and this is baby number two aside from Beth.” She replied smiling.
the Saw does!” he said proudly and the demonstrating it with his hands. That’s
when Sam realized he wasn’t in uniform as usual.
going on with you two? Are you at the air force?”
that after baby number one, became a police office and my wife here became a
lawyer.” He laughed. “If someone told me that I would be a cop and marry a
lawyer back when I walked these halls I would have thrown them in the
people grow!” Quinn added fixing his tie then planting a kiss on his cheek.
“Speaking of people growing…what have you been up to?”
“I uh…I have
my own graphic company!” he answered proudly again.
Mercedes told us that you designed her album cover…it was really beautiful
Sam…where is she by the way? You two came together right?” Quinn asked and
before Sam could answer Puck interrupted her.
now but here comes one of our ex-girlfriends.” he mumbled to Sam.
of them?” Quinn asked just as Rachel and Jesse walked over to them. “Rachel,
look at you!” Sam tried his hardest not to roll his eyes. He didn’t hate her
but she just reminded him of how he wasted months with her when he could have
had Mercedes all that time.
guys…Quinn is that baby number 2?” Rachel rubbed Quinn’s tummy and then rubbed
her own which wasn’t showing much. “I just found out I am pregnant as well.”
She smiled as she hugged everyone.
“Jesse, you remember everyone right?”
he smiled and watched as everyone caught up. Sam looked around again before
excusing himself yet again from the commotion. As he was walking away he heard
Quinn ask for Mercedes again.
and said she wasn’t sure she was going to make it.” He heard Rachel say sadly.
He sighed and made his way outside needing to get some fresh air until
something caught his eye at the far end standing amongst what he assumed were fans.
in the back watching as everyone mingled signing autographs to fans who recognized her despite her disguise. She still hadn’t seen Sam and was
wondering where he was just like she was sure everyone was looking for her. She
decided at the last minute that she would come even though she wasn’t sure she
wanted to be there. She knew he’d be there. She knew he’d have his girlfriend
with him. After their last split they became very busy and spent a lot of time
just texting each other. She made plans to come see him until Blaine told her
that Sam was seriously seeing someone. There was no way that they weren’t
serious if he’d been seeing the same girl for that long. And here she was still
single and watching everyone from glee in a relationship. It was high school
all over again. She felt her phone buzz and looked at it and noticed it was
Now!” she chuckled and shook her head. He was still as rude as she remembered.
She stood up and took a deep breath and wondered how she was going to pass by
everyone without them stopping her. She looked up and noticed she couldn’t see
everyone that she knew anymore. She walked slowly looking around occasionally
smiling at others there till she reached the hallway. At the end near the
auditorium she saw it was dim but heard voices so she continued wondering if
this were a secret glee meeting for them only. She was really hoping she’d have
alone time with Sam to talk. She sighed and allowed her heels to make their way
towards the light. Then she heard singing and knew it was a glee meeting.
La La La La La La
La La La La La La…each step it got louder and she finally saw
Mason and Jane holding a candle and smiling at her as they sang near them were the other new members from glee. Mercedes
smiled unsure of what was going on then she passed by Artie and Kitty she
hugged them and continued to walk wondering what was happening. The Next group
had Ryder, Unique, Marley and Jake and they continued singing as she asked them
what was going on. Sugar and Rory smiled at her and gave her a hug as she
looked over at Joe, Santana and Brittany.
La La La La La La
La La La La La La
They ignored her as well. Tina was in tears
but managed to stop in time to hug her until Mike held her away. Mercedes
turned noticing everyone was following her into the auditorium. Kurt and Blaine
smiled and continued to sing along as they hugged her. She saw Quinn with Puck
and couldn’t stop the tears that was falling from her eyes. At that point she
was waiting to see Sam and she was dreading that he would have his girlfriend
with him. Instead the next couple was Will and Emma as they took her hand and
brought her into the auditorium. On the stage stood Rachel and Jesse, which
made her even more confused. “What is going on?” she questioned until Will and
Emma left her side singing as well. Mercedes looked up at Rachel and smiled
waiting for her to start singing as usual but instead she heard his voice and
tried to figure out where he was till Rachel turned and smiled at him. He came
out with the guitar in hand strumming as everyone continued to sing. Rachel and
Jesse went down and took Mercedes hand guiding her to the stage before rejoining
the rest of the glee cast down stage.
you were here you said that someday we’ll be together. I see no reason why that someday couldn’t be
today.” Sam smiled as he continued to play the guitar. “Guess this means you’re sorry…You’re standing at my door…Guess this means
you take back all you said before…” He smiled at how she kept looking
around at everyone and then back at him as he sang. “Like how much you wanted anyone but me…said you’d never come back…but
here you are again…” he smiled and nodded causing her to shake her head as
everyone from the glee club sang.
Cause we belong together now, yeah
Forever united here somehow, yeah
You got a piece of me
My life would suck without you
“Maybe I was stupid…for telling you
goodbye…Maybe I was wrong for trying to pick a fight…I know that I’ve got
issues…”he shrugged then pointed his guitar her way. “But you’re pretty messed
up too…Either way I found out I’m nothing without you…” he placed the guitar down as everyone sang
and walked up and stood in front of her holding her hand. Mercedes knew they
weren’t the only ones in the room as she could hear them singing but right at
that moment Sam was all she saw.
Cause we belong together now, yeah
Forever united here somehow, yeah
You got a piece of me
My life would suck without you! They all slowly walked out of the auditorium
humming the rest of the tune until they were completely gone.
belong together now, yeah!” he sang slower than the original version of the
song. “Forever united…here…somehow…” he reached up and wiped away a tear.
“You’ve got a piece of me…and honestly…” he paused and took a deep breath
before speaking. “Mercedes Jones, we have been playing this game for far too
long…this thing that we have… started right here at McKinley but we’ve taken it
with us everywhere we went. I gave you my heart a long time ago and I can’t
live another day with it being away from me. I thought this whole thing up a
few minutes ago when I saw you sitting there it hit me…our first prom…that’s
where it began…that’s when I gave you my heart…” he bent down slowly on one
knee and smiled as she brought her hand up to her lips. “I don’t have a ring
right now but I don’t want to lose you again, will you marry me?” she stood
there in shock at everything that he was saying and just couldn’t believe her
eyes. “I’m not saying it will be easy, okay? I’m just saying that we can make
this work. Just say yes and I promise I’ll love you unconditionally.” He
searched her eyes for an answer, nervously wondering if she’d say yes or run
away. Her eyes were filled with tears as she looked around then back at him and
Evans…you are…” before she could finish he’d shot up and kissed her and then
pulling away at the sound of their friends clapping.
damn time, Trouty!” Santana shouted as everyone continued to clap and whistle.
Mercedes smiled as everyone piled up on the stage to hug them.
his head as he stared at Mercedes signing autographs in the back of the
room. He was wondering how she slipped past them because even with the shades
and huge hat that he’d only seen on TV, he recognized that smile. He knew there
was no way in the world she would say yes to his proposal, he had no ring, no
candles (that was their thing) and he refused to propose in the same way he
told Mr. Shue to propose. He looked at her once more and sighed before walking
out of the room.
as she signed autograph after autograph. She shook her head when she realized
it was a dumb idea to come so late and assume no one would notice her. Finally
she looked up and noticed the back of Sam’s head walking out of the room and felt her heart skip a beat. How was he capable of doing that even after
being apart for so long?
you guys I have a few friends over there that I need to say hi to.” She stated
as she pushed past them and made her way to where Sam had left. She didn’t make
it far before she bumped into a pregnant Quinn and Puck talking to Jesse and
Rachel and Quinn both shouted and wrapped her in a hug. She hugged them back.
She really needed to catch up with Sam before he left but she also really did
miss her girls.
you weren’t going to make it.”
mind at the last minute…didn’t want to miss seeing you all.” Mercedes smiled
and then set her eyes on Quinn’s tummy. “Is that baby number two?” she asked
placing her hand on the belly and smiling at Puck and Quinn.
“Sure is and
I think we will finally get that boy that Puck’s been begging for.” Quinn
“I love my
baby girls but I have a little black book that I need to pass on to someone and
it will be Cory Puckerman.” Puck responded then moved away as Quinn frowned at
those lady’s be old enough to be his grandma, Puck?” Rachel asked. Puck looked
at her as if she was asking something crazy.
disgusting, even for you.” Jesse added.
“Well I am
sure Quinn is not letting Puck influence the baby in the wrong way.” Mercedes
added looking to see if she could find a way to escape.
with Mercedes here, Quinn was always the level headed one out of us all and I
am sure she will do well and I am looking forward to calling her for parental
advice.” Rachel smiled as she rubbed her non-existent belly. Mercedes smiled
not wanting to ask anything that will have Rachel talking more.
if you all will excuse me I left something in my car. I will be right back once
I get it.” Mercedes lied and past by them as they continued talking about
children. She was almost to the door when Blaine spotted her as Kurt was
explaining how babies were born to Brittany. “Oh hey Blaine!” Mercedes said
forcing a smile on her face as she embraced him.
“Oh my god,
I almost didn’t recognize you!” he gushed.
Kurt exclaimed wrapping his arms around her. “You have been the woman of the
night, you know. We have all been looking for you.”
says we, he means Sam, when he says looking, he means hounding.” Santana interjected
as she wrapped her arms around Mercedes. “I don’t know what you did to that man
but years later and he is still trying to tap that ass.”
“If you do
let him make sure you use a rubber band because he can get you pregnant, right
Kurt?” Brittany asked smiling after hugging Mercedes. Kurt looked over at her
as if he wanted to correct her but decided to let it go. “Nailed it! I am so
ready to be a mom now!” she exclaimed looking over at Santana.
do you all know where he is exactly?” she asked looking around as if she didn’t
see him leave.
“I think he
was looking for you.” Blaine added. “I can send him a text, if you would like?”
she thought about it for a minute then decided it would be better if he
received it from her.
“No thanks I
think I know where he is…be right back.” She smiled and made her way out the
door finally only to bump into Mike, Tina and Artie talking in the hallway. “Oh
my gosh Tina…Mike…Artie!” she smiled as she hugged her old friends.
it’s so good to see you! You just missed Sam, he was looking for you.” Tina
stated as she hugged her. She smiled but remained neutral as she hugged Mike
and Artie as well.
good seeing you and everybody, I am actually working on a TV show pilot that I
want to launch but I need to talk to everyone about it because it will be about
our lives. Mike has agreed to be the choreographer and I have Tina working as
the Glee teacher for the show. I will be in touch with you about more if you
want in.” Artie explained as Mike and Tina smiled and nodded.
our people call your people, right?” Mike laughed. “But honestly, the show
wouldn’t be right without you.” He added touching her arm and smiling.
think about it…but I will be right back I have to use the little girl’s room.” She
lied again. She walked away once again hoping no one else would pull her away.
At this moment, Sam was the only thing on her mind. Honestly, he’d been on her
mind long before but life got in the way and then of course she heard he was
seeing someone and didn’t want to interfere anymore. Who was she kidding? She
knew that no matter who she dated and who he dated, they would always come back
to each other. She didn’t want to play that game anymore and she knew she had
to let him know this. She walked into the auditorium and noticed him sitting on
the stage. He must have been deep in thought because he jumped when she started
“All along it was a fever…” she sang causing him to look up and
allow a smile to creep on his face. She smiled and took steps closer to him. “A
cold sweat, hot headed believer…” she smiled when he stood up. “I threw my
hands in the air I said show me something…He said, if you dare come a little
closer.” She stepped closer to him as she continued to sing.
“Round and around and around and around we go…Oh now tell me, now
tell me, now tell me now you know…Not really sure how to feel about it…Something
in the way you move…Makes me feel like I can’t live without you…It takes me all
the way…” she finally made her way to the stairs near the stage when he took
her by the hand and lead her to the stage. “I want you to stay.”
“It’s not much of a life you’re living.” He sang causing her to
smile reminiscing on the last time they had a duet on that very stage. “It’s
not just something you take, it’s given…” he grabbed a guitar and began to play
and sing…”Round and around, and around, and around we go…Oh now tell me, now
tell me, now tell me, now you know…Not really sure how to feel about it…Something
in the way you move…Makes me feel like I can’t live without you…It takes me all
the way…” he paused and looked her way exhaling before singing. “I want you to
“Oh the reason I hold on…Oh ‘cause I need this hole gone…” they
sang together staring into each other’s eyes. “Funny you’re the broken one but
I’m the only one who needed saving…'Cause when you never see the light, it’s
hard to know which one of us is caving…”
“Not really sure how to feel about it…Something in the way you
move…” Mercedes sang as Sam walked around her.
“Makes me feel like I can’t live without you…It takes me all the
way…” he sang with her before placing the guitar down.
“I want you to stay, stay…” he sang holding on to her hands.
“I want you to stay, ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!” she sang the last note so softly he wasn’t
sure when he had his lips on hers. She wrapped her arms around his neck
deepening the kiss as he cradled her face with his hands. “I missed you so
much, Sam.” She whispered softly as she placed her forehead on his. “I don’t
want to do this anymore…this thing that we do.” She looked into his eyes. “I
know we live far and you love Lima but we can make this work…we can…” she
rambled and he stopped her by kissing her again.
“I love you.”
“I love you too, Sam.” She leaned up to kiss him again when someone
barged into the auditorium and suddenly more people started coming in.
“I found them…they were in the auditorium…making out…..again.”
Artie shouted behind him as all the glee members came in.
“Seriously you two, have you thought about just getting a room
or just getting married like the rest of us.” Santana added as they all fell
“Santana…one thing at a time.” Mercedes sighed pulling away from
Sam a bit and rolling her eyes at her friends for ruining their moment.
“Mercedes, is right Santana…plus with Quinn and I being
pregnant, I am sure she is not trying to plan a wedding that might be eclipsed
by our sudden deliveries.” Rachel added hooking her arm to her husbands.
“Mercedes, if you and my bro finally get married I am sure no
one from the glee club would miss it for the world. I don’t care if Quinn
delivers the baby at the reception.” Puck added.
“We’d be there!” they all agreed ignoring how upset it was
“Well, I guess you all don’t need to be in the delivery room but
I can confirm you will cancel your honeymoon till after the baby gets home
right?” Rachel asked.
“Sam and I are not getting married….”
“Yet…” he cut her off pulling her closer to him.
“Yet…”she added with a smile looking over at him. “We are just
finally getting back together and figuring out what’s what but…”
“You all barged in and interrupted us.”
“Awww look they are finishing each other’s sentences already!”
Tina exclaimed cupping her face. Mercedes shook her head and leaned into Sam.
“Anyways, we all came to discuss my new TV show called Glee that
I will be filming soon…” Artie continued to explain as Mercedes and Sam spoke
on the side of their plans. Brittany came over and pulled a rubber band from
her purse and handed it over to Sam.
“Thank me later!” and then she walked away. Sam looked at the
rubber band then at Mercedes.
Alright yall this how I see the finale playing in my head. Where we know exactly what the glee kids are doing with their lives and with Artie making a show out of it…and my samcedes babies getting back together. Yes I know I didn’t make them get married but they were definitely heading there lol
I am hoping that tumblr doesn’t screw me over and post this before samcedes week as I have planned.
Summary: Set in 6.03, “Jagged Little Tapestry." Jane and Mason might have said that they were watching old competition videos, but they never said who “they” included. The New New New Directions visit the past and find out exactly what they’ve gotten themselves into.
Gen, includes references to Finn, Finchel, and Klaine
“We’ve been watching YouTubes of the New Directions at regionals and nationals.”
“We wanna be as good as you guys were. If we’re gonna do this, we wanna be champions.”
“Have you found the nationals videos yet?”
“ … How about now?”
“Really?” Roderick looked back over his shoulder to find Madison waving and smiling like a proud fifth-grader at a science fair.
He’d spent the last fifteen minutes hunched over Jane’s iPad trying to find old Glee performances on YouTube. Jane watched at his side, while the twins took turns spinning themselves in the astronomy classroom’s single working roller chair. On her turns in the chair, Madison added sound effects, like a tiny, perky propeller whirring around the room.
Roderick rolled his eyes. “We’re almost there, I think. Can’t you wait, like, five minutes until I can figure this out?”
“Well sure I can,” Madison grinned, “but you make better faces when I ask how you’re doing.”