So A LOT happened and I’m sure more is to be expected, but here’s the run down of all that’s happened so far.
First Darren signed a phone case that had various pictures of the Glee Cast including a CrissColfer picture. He had the cutest heart eyes and smile and said “Ha Chris”.
Then we got word that Darren added onto his Chris Col-fur joke during the show.
“It’s made of genuine Chris Colfur. It’s hard to get but I know a guy and I can get it.”
Yeah you get some Darren.
Then we found out that Darren kissed the husband of David Gibson, also named David apparently. He’s the artist of the french Land Of Stories 3 cover and he followed Darren right after following Chris a while back. He also drew an incredibly cute picture of him and his husband kissing that also look a lot like Chris and Darren.
Then someone tweeted J.J. Totah, who plays Myron on Glee, if Darren and Chris hooked up thirteen years ago to make him. He re tweeted this. (Darren’s PR is going to have a fun time with that. OMG was he HACKED? lol)
Also at the stage door, it appears Darren is wearing the Boyfriend Jacket. And the ring. Fabulous.
So far that’s all that has happened, along with SOMEONE selling their soul for all of this to happen.
So that’s what you missed. CRISSCOLFER IS ON IT’S WAY TO BROADWAY, BABY! With a side of cronuts.
And thanks for asking me, I love asks!
P.S. if you’re interested, some stuff happened with the beard that’s pretty funny if you want to read it.
This is the last week where we get to wait for a Glee episode. This is the last week where we get a new story to add to Glee’s collection. This is the last time we don’t know everything about the show, the last time that we get to ask questions that may get answered. This is the last time to see these faces anew.
Six years is a long time (yet it fits nicely within Obama’s Presidency).
I was re-watching “The Rhodes Not Taken” and they were all so young. It was simple, it was small, it was new and I know that people think that it was better back then… But I personally don’t. I loved to watch Rachel, Finn, Quinn, Puck, & Kurt grow- but I also loved to watch the kids who didn’t get much in season one a chance at their own bigger stories. Season one was a great start, but it was also neglectful. The show was about acceptance, yet it barely gave a voice to the kids that wanted to be accepted. It was small, it needed to be small for the premise to find its’ grounding. But I think the Glee that I fell in love with was the promise of more from the small characters, more from Mike, more from Tina, more from Brittany, more from Santana. So I loved Glee from the beginning but my love for it only increased in season two.
Season two is what I love and what I continue to love. It was small with complexity. It was polished, but it still had its’ innocence. That innocence was lost somewhat from season three on. I love so many of the stories after season two, but I haven’t loved the show as a complete whole since season two.
What I have taken from this show:
Its’ ability to make great song covers. I never seizes to amaze me how good and sometimes brilliant Glee’s versions are; how talented these actors & singers are. This show survived well in season one with a few well made renditions but I believe they picked up their game as the show went along. Rumour Has It/Someone Like You, Ain’t No Way, Songbird, Landslide, Smooth Criminal, The Scientist, Dancing On My Own, My Love Is Your Love, At Last, It’s Too Late, Don’t Stop Believin’, Brave, My Man, Let It Be, How Will I Know, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Paradise By the Dashboard Light, Shout, Alfie, Cough Syrup, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Just the Way You Are, Wishin’ and Hoping, Problem, Mine. — Just to name a few.
Representation. By season six it finally feels like they got this down. It has been a hard road for Glee in this area over the seasons- for instance it being an event when Klaine or Brittana kiss. In season six these two couples have been impressively fleshed out. We now understand how these couples work together. Before it was assumed rather than showed. Blaine and Kurt through 3 to 6 really were allowed to show a functionally dysfunctional couple. They are not perfect together but guess what, that is allowed in a realistic relationship. And just when we had all lost hope in really getting to see Santana and Brittany 1. be happy and 2. be happy together in a relationship that the audience is actually allowed to see. I had lost faith that this show could bring this perfect couple to our screen, but season six brought me to my knees in thanks. Brittany had real agency in her own storyline and for once, in her own relationship. She is no longer silent, it is no longer Santana’s arch, it is both of them working together to make each other happy.
And representation is not just for same-sex couples, but for Transgender men and women, for people with disabilities, for everyday people who want to find a small part in this world where they are accepted. Glee has finally gotten this right. No longer is it just saying the right things (when sometimes even that they struggle with) but they are now giving the agency to these characters how were before just props, not characters.
Cory Monteith. Sometimes Finn Hudson would rub me the wrong way but that was okay, it was okay because of the man who was behind the character. By the beginning of season four I had fallen back in love with this character and it all comes down to Monteith’s genuine charisma. That crooked smirk, that bouncy walk, that bent neck when he talks to people and his ability to be great at everything that he does because he embraces his limitations.
We all feel it, it feels like this show finished a while ago. Without him, this show feels a little bit empty. We try to fill it with optimism but really his missing piece creates a shadow that this show cannot shine through. But that is okay, it is okay because I don’t think we want the show to shine as bright as it used to. Cory is the heart of Glee. The optimism came from the boy who through trial and error got it right. He was not the perfect leader but he did learn from his mistakes and by the end, Finn Hudson was a true teacher.
Cory is still present, it’s strange but that presence has yet to dim. I don’t think he will ever be forgotten because I don’t think you can forget someone who shined so bright.
The Feeling. As I said this week, I gave up on Glee after ‘A Wedding’, I got angry that they used those two episodes to kind of do nothing. But then ‘We Built this Glee Club’ brought back that feeling that I always got from the show. It is a feeling that I can’t fully explain. A feeling of nostalgia, love, comfort pure joy. I used to get this feeling all the time watching Glee and season six has had a lot of it. I just want to thank RIB and the rest of the gang for focusing on what makes this show so damn appealing. The feeling of family, friendship, love and joy from performing together as a team…
Which brings me to The Glee Kids. I want to thank the show for Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Becca Tobin, Jacob Artist, Mark Salling, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Melissa Benoist, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Jonathan Groff, Chris Colfer, Blake Jenner, Dijon Talton, J.J. Totah, Noah Guthrie, Billy Lewis Jr. Ashley Fink, Amber Riley, Vanessa Lengies, Damian McGinty, Alex Newell, Grant Gustin, Laura Dreyfuss, Samantha Marie Ware, Marshall Williams, Samuel Larsen & Finneas O’Connell.
And of course to The Glee Adults & Guest-stars. Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays, Romy Rosemont, Dot-Marie Jones, Mike O’Malley, Iqbal Theba, Patrick Gallagher, Kate Hudson, Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Ken Jeong, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Coolidge and so many others that I can’t think of right now.
Thank you Glee for all the stress, the hatred, and the annoyance - because I got so annoyed and angry because I love it so much. It will be sad to say goodbye this weekend. I think that I am not ready, but really I have been ready for a while. But thank you for season six, it has been an honourable send off to a show that means so much to so many people. These are the reasons why I love the show but I know people have others.
Lea Michele was gloriously creepy as an obviously Hannibal-inspired
Hester, who was imprisoned in a high-security, solitary cell with no
She’s playing crazy, good crazy. She’s doing a real good job with the crazy…. But this craziness I was thinking the same thing, You’re really good at playing crazy girl. Laura Bell Bundy- Afterbuzz.
Hemphill (back from Quantico FBI training), Munch, and Chanel Nos. 1
and 3 go visit Hester, FINALLY. She’s locked up like Hannibal Lecter. I
missed her. Popcrush
Lea Michele is buried in a loony basement and seems to know all about
the Green Meanie, but she wants a room with a view and a bunch of
discontinued luxury beauty products. I forgot how adorable she is when
playing crazy, so it was nice to see her back and at her best. It’ll be
nice when the team caves to her demands and we see more of her. The Tracking Board
We totally loved Hester’s appearance and her list of demands.
The Celebrity Cafe.
Did I mention I missed Hester?…The return of Hester and a fight with the new masked killer helped the episode improve upon the premiere…
Hester is back, and her interactions with the Chanels will certainly be one of my favorite things this season
. Pop Wrapped
Welcome back, Hester, you ol’ weirdo… Yahoo
we see the return of Hester, whose turn as a serial killer, in full
psycho mode, is actually pretty great. Lea Michele’s timing and delivery
is great during her few minutes on–screen. Observer
Lea Michele trying out her best Hannibal Lecter impression are all great moments in the episode.