Glee “The Break Up”

4 10 2012

The question is who is breaking up? Last week on GLEE, Finn (Cory Monteith) returns to Rachel (Lea Michele) & Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) apartment only to find Rachel in a very compromising position with Brody (Dean Geyer). Where has Finn been? In the army for exactly 6 days where he was “semi-honorably discharged” and then went backpacking through Georgia (you know, Lima’s version of Europe I suppose). Blaine (Darren Criss) hops a plane to see Kurt (which every senior in high school can afford to do). Santana (Naya Rivera) returns to visit Brittany (Heather Morris). 

In true GLEE fashion, it is utterly ridiculous one moment (“Twitter is a sign of the impending apocalypse”) and utterly sentimental the next. Get out your box of tissues because you will need them tonight.

The transition between high school and college is rough (or high school and whatever). I had a friend who was in college in Florida who came to visit me in Houston. I already had a very good job, had my own apartment, etc. I did not have any vacation days to take so I warned him that if he came to visit during what was his spring break that I had to continue working. Things were not the same. All he wanted to do was go out and party every night. I had to get up to go to work at 5 a.m. He only lasted several days with me despite us going out every night. He called his friend and said he was not having any fun and was going to leave so he could have fun with what was left of his spring break. I took him to the airport and said goodbye. We have never spoken since that day. Some relationships crumble under transition. Yet, there are some that I can return to and it is as if I never left, that I am that 15-year-old girl again. True treasures that you never really appreciate until you get older.

Tune in to GLEE airing tonight, Thursday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX to see the hook-ups, the break-ups and the make-ups. Thank you to OFFICIALFOXVIP for allowing me the opportunity to see the screener.



One response

6 10 2012

I can’t say Glee gets me to think about the deep things of life, but this episode about transition certainly was leading in the direction of “grown-up things.” I like your comments about how friendships change though; how true. I wonder if the younger viewers will get disinterested now though. My daughter is the real fan and Glee is the theme for our DISH Halloween work party for our families this year, which made my kids happy, since they like the show so much. They save all of the episodes each season, and now that I have the Hopper DVR, I have a thousand hours to hold their shows, and mine.


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