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Exclusive: Glee Exec on Season 4's Big 'Breakup' Episode: 'It's Like Titanic - Not All Will Make It'

Glee‘s super couples are heading into Season 4 on a collision course with the mother of all icebergs.

In an exclusive interview with TVLine, executive producer Brad Falchuk is shedding ominous new light on this season’s much-buzzed-about fourth episode, “The Break-Up.”

“All of the core relationships are tested,” he previews of the hour, which fellow EP Ryan Murphy first hinted about on Twitter last week. “I’m not going to say who breaks up and who doesn’t, but they all — Santana/Brittany, Kurt/Blaine, Will/Emma, Rachel/Finn — get kicked in the nuts. And it’s all about how do they recover — and can they recover? And some don’t. Absolutely some don’t. Of those couples, not all of them are going to make it. It’s like Titanic.”

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Of those duos, Rachel/Finn — who already essentially split in the finale — and Kurt/Blaine appear to be the most vulnerable. Regarding the latter duo, Falchuk conceded that Kurt’s decision to follow Rachel to New York while Blaine enters his senior year at McKinley will test their romance like never before.

“Long-distance relationships are hard,” he acknowledged. “They’re not impossible, but they’re really hard. And with all the couples we’re really trying to look at what it takes to have a relationship when one person leaves. It’s particularly hard when somebody graduates high school and someone is still in high school. The second you graduate high school you’re in a different world. You see things differently, your needs are different, your perspective on things is different. So I think it’s a pretty tough challenge.”

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Figuring out who these characters are outside of their respective romances is a major theme of Season 4, notes Falchuk. “Relationships in general will be less of a focus this year,” he says. “I personally think a lot of these characters are more interesting not in relationships. And I think with a lot of them we will be exploring that. Whether they break up or not, we’re really focused on giving them more individual stories.”

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567 Comments
  1. Gleesuperfan says:

    Kurt and blaine were made for each other I’ll agree

  2. November says:

    Kirt and Blaine are the worst written gay couple on TV. Look at their relationship, Blaine is ALWAYS portrayed as the one in the right, even when he screws up. Kurt, despite being the main character, is always written around Blaine. On top of that Blaine was shown to shout at Kurt in public several times and in the Whitney ep he threatened Kurt with a break up in front all of his friends – Kurt apologised. When Blaine tried to force himself on Kurt, Kurt went to have sex with him anyway. What I wanted from this couple was a god honest moment when Kurt puts his foot down and says he’s not ok to be treated like that, instead, we got more unwatchable cheese.

    Having said that, Im not too keen on them breaking up, since it doesn’t address any of the issues I had with them. This relationship had many good opportunities to be written well and fixed but instead, they made some peculiar choices. Never really liked Blaine as a character, now he downright pisses me off. Nothing with him seems ever written right, tbh, he feels written like 15 years old girls think supermegafoxysexy boys should be. Kurt used to be my favourite character, now I can’t say I care much about him, since his only focus is being with Blaine. Remember, their first kiss was right after Blaine annoyed Kurt to a breaking point with his solohogging yet, right after they kiss, Kurt suddenly became ok with being picked for a duet just cos Blaine now wanted him, not because of his talent.

  3. Trey says:

    For everyone saying they’re not going to watch the show anymore if a certain couple they like breaks up, that’s fine. You’re not a real Glee fan then. I understand we all become attached to these couples and we love them together but the show is sooo much more than relationships. I know I’ll really hate it if Klaine, Finchel, or Britana breakup but I’m definitely not going to stop watching the show. This is for the people who are literally going to stop watching, not the ones just being dramatic lol Glee has done so much for people and has the potential to do even more, but it can’t just focus on relationships all the time. Ryan Murphy wants it to be real, so some of these couples can’t be together forever because unfortunately forever doesn’t last for everyone. As a Gleek I hate these relationship problems and potential breakups but I trust the actors and Ryan Murphy and the whole crew to make this show amazing no matter what happens.

  4. bolly wolly says:

    Finn is gonna take Mr. Schuester’s place. I see this happening

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