Okay, so Jesse rekindles his relationship with Rachel when she moves back to New York, stars in his first musical, wins a Tony either for that musical or another one (THANK GOD, because Jesse St. James is immensely talented and I always knew he was going to be a star if RIB would just let him become one!), makes his peace with Rachel’s friends and is now on good terms with them all, proposes to Rachel, MARRIES her, is the director in a musical starring her, supports her decision to be Kurt/Blaine’s (gestational???) surrogate, can’t wait to have his very own kids with her and is there supporting her when she wins her very own first Tony.
In short, just like he promised, he makes all her dreams come true.
Musings on St. Berry and why Jesse has always been the better choice
ridiculously happy that St. Berry ended up together. As a Rachel Berry fan
first and foremost I really couldn’t have been more satisfied with the ending.
all, we all know that if Cory hadn’t died, Finchel would have been endgame. This
is a fact I’m not going to deny, but I’m also not going to discuss. I want to
take a look at the characters in the sole terms of the story and as it is, Finn
died and Finchel’s love story was tragically cut short. We don’t know how it
would have ended, whether they would have managed to built a life together, but
in my opinion Jesse is and always has been the better choice for Rachel. I
apologize in advance if this is going to turn out quite long, but I have a lot
to say on the matter. ;)
start with Finchel:
loved Finn, I think we can all agree on that, but they broke up for a reason;
they had different dreams, different expectations of what they wanted from
life. Obviously people have differing opinions on what works in a relationship,
whether partners should have a lot in common or whether opposites attract –
with me what I prefer depends on the individuals involved – but in my opinion
there are some fundamental things that you have to agree on and one of those is
the way you want to live.
Rachel is a
big city girl, she loves the people, the variety, the opportunities. She’s an
overachiever who’s never happy with doing anything half way and she needs to
live in a place where her potential can be fully realized. Lima is not that place.
says to Mr. Schue in “The Quarterback”,
she always imagined she would become a star and than “return home” to Finn, return to Lima. It’s a romantic notion, stemming from
her inability to let go of Finn, to think that she would be happy there, that
loving Finn would be enough after she finally found the fame she always craved.
It might be romantic, but it’s not realistic.
passion is performing, she lives and breathes it with every fibre of her being
and that wasn’t going to stop just because she found confirmation that she
could become a star. Landing a big role, getting your time in the spotlight is not
the end, it’s the beginning, the beginning of the life she always wanted.
to Lima is a
compromise I frankly didn’t want Rachel to have to make. She would have given
up everything to be with Finn, because, as Ryan Murphy said, she was feeling “fulfilled, but yet not fulfilled” with
her career, which I understand because a career-driven life without love can be
lonely. However, one shouldn’t have to trade one for the other, because often
love is not enough either.
Rachel would have been happy for a few years, but I think that for someone as
ambitious and driven as her, the quiet life would have never satisfied her in
the long run, it would have slowly but surely stifled her and that is something
Finn would have never been able to understand. Yes, he was sympathetic, even
helpful towards Rachel and her dreams, but on a fundamental level, he never
understood her drive, what exactly it is that makes her tick. A passion like
Rachel’s cannot be buried and one way or the other her ambition would have
caused conflict down the line, the same way it already had in the past.
living without love will not make you happy, but compromising yourself to the
point that you give up what essentially defines you doesn’t either.
where Jesse comes into play, because why compromise when you can literally have
the only other guy besides Finn that Rachel ever really loved and contrary to
Finn, he wants all the same things she does. Lea has said it herself: “They are cut from the same cloth” and
in this case, with the way these two function, that is definitely a good thing.
They just understand each other and now that they are older and have matured,
mellowed down enough in their ambitions to make room for other people, they fit
together in a way Rachel and Finn never could.
“Rachel met her match with Jesse” (Lea Michele). Rachel looks up to Jesse, she admires his talent and
his spirit, the way he never gives up - the same as her - and I think someone
as talented and self-involved as Rachel needs that in order for the guy to be
her equal. She needs someone to challenge her, to keep her on her toes and
Jesse does that for her. They are the perfect blend of friendly competition and
support for each other, the pride in their own abilities only surpassed by the
pride they have in each other. They’re both overachievers with a flair for
drama that ensures that they’ll never get bored with each other. Sadly I can’t
say the same for Finchel.
At the end
of the day St. Berry will never stand in the way of each other’s dreams, not
only because they both know how important it is to follow them, but because their
dreams are the same. They will travel that path together and nothing is going
to stop them.
this post with a quote from Mr. Schue which I think describes them perfectly:
“There are some things about you that you think
you’d like to change. But you should know that there is some boy out there
who’s gonna like you for everything you are, including those parts of you that
even you don’t like. Those are gonna be the things he likes the most.”