Glee Season 4 Finale Recap: So Long, Farewell. It's Regionals! Goodbye. [Updated]

Glee Season FinaleQuick, grab ahold of your head and stop it from spinning!

Now, are you ready to discuss the Season 4 finale of Glee? Good, because on tonight’s menu we’ve got a very big exit, a wedding, a breakup, the revelation of a massive (if not particularly well-concealed) secret and the musical stylings of Jessica Flippin’ Sanchez. (Side Note: Jessica’s new song “Gentlemen,” from her Me, You & The Music CD, is in my humble opnion, the most radio-ready single to come from an Idol grad’s debut album in the history of the Fox reality franchise. Ch-ch-check it out on iTunes, yo!)

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OK, with that Idoloonie-approved sales plug out of the way, let’s cut to the major plot points from the Season 4 finale, “All or Nothing.”

RACHEL! | Dial 9-1-1, because The Lady Berry absolutely murdered Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” (in the best possible way) at her Funny Girl callback. And then…well, as the song “War” goes, absolutely nothing (say it again!). Nope, the action never returned to our misty-eyed NYADA freshman or her big Broadway dreams. And while that may have seemed a little too cruel for fans of Lea Michele, it certainly sets up a cliffhanger-type situation going into Season 5.

BRITTANY! | As teased in last week’s promos, the finale began with Brittany getting her early acceptance to MIT (that’s Massachusetts Institute for Technology, not the Miami Institute for Tumbling, bee tee dubs). MIT’s dean declared Ms. Pierce had scribbled something in crayon on the back of her math test that might be “the most important scientific breakthrough of the 21st century,” leading to a text-message breakup with Sam (you can’t text-message breakup!), Brittany’s dramatic farewell to the Cheerios, New Directions and William McKinley High School and a Sam-calling-Santana plea for help. After a chat with Santana, Brittany admitted to burning her bridges as a way to cope with the fact that MIT wanted her to leave Lima immédiatement — and her needing to jump on it before the invite got revoked. Does this mean that a pregnant Heather Morris won’t be back in Season 5? As my colleague Michael Ausiello teased in his Ask Ausiello column earlier this week…actually, why not just click this link for that intel? Anyhow…Brittany gave a sweet farewell speech in the pre-performance circle at Regionals, but it looks like she’s indeed Boston-bound.

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CATFISHING! | Sweet, sweet, sweet Marley took the fall for The Catfishing of Ryder Lynn (a future Lifetime movie), but only to protect her pal Unique. But friendship’s a two-way street, and Unique eventually ‘fessed up to her trickery. Ryder didn’t punch her in the face, but said he’d never speak to her again. So what about that post-Regionals celebratory hug?

MARRIAGE! | Will and Emma got married — in the choir room — right at episode’s end! (Glad those two crazy kids made it work, and glad to see Jayma Mays, who killed it all season with limited screentime.) And despite his moon-eyed teenage dream of marrying Kurt, Blaine held off on a proposal (after Sam tried to talk him out of it, and that nice lesbian couple down at the jewelry shop agreed to be his relationship spirit animals, or something to that effect). The ladies (Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter) got engaged, though. And Blaine had a ring in a box — what’s he gonna do with it? The moral of the story: Everybody loves Breadstix.

REGIONALS! | New Directions pulled off the win, despite stiff competition from the Hoosierdaddies and their powerful little sprite Frida Romero. Damn that Jessica Sanchez’s voice came right through the TV screen and slapped me upside the head. Can she maybe enroll in NYADA in the fall? Yes, please!

LETTER GRADES FOR TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCES
Rachel: Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” | Grade: A+
Frida Romero & The Hoosierdaddies: Zedd feat. Foxes’ “Clarity” | Grade: B+
Frida Romero & The Hoosierdaddies: Little Mix’s “Wings” | Grade: A
Guys of New Directions: The Script’s “Hall Of Fame” | Grade: A-
Ladies of New Directions: Icona Pop’s “I Love It” | Grade: C+ (love this song, but why so much Auto-Tune on this cover?)
Marley, Blaine and New Directions: “All or Nothing” | Grade: B

BEST ZINGERS
Brittany comparing Joe to a “Yucatan Sweater Monkey”

“Nobody’s going to admit it — for fear of being murdered.” –Kitty, casting a side-eye at Ryder’s angry demands to know who was the Catfishing perpetrator

“He wants to do me, but we’re just friends.” –Sam talking about Blaine to the nice jewelry-store lady

“It smells like someone poured chardonnay on a homeless woman who’d been dead several days.” –Sue, dissing Brittany’s fondue

“Just in case you’re wondering, Michael Bolton is a fantastic lover.” –Sue, admitting who’s the father of her child

“My name’s Joe.” –Joe, after Brittany bade farewell to him as “Jim”

And on that note, I turn things over to you. What did you think of “All or Nothing”? Which story arcs made you happy and which ones left you scratching your head? Are you going to be stressing all summer over the Rachel cliffhanger? And will you miss Brittany if she doesn’t return? Sound off in the comments! And for all the Glee news, commentary and spoilers your heart desires, follow @TVLine on Twitter!

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229 Comments
  1. karenb says:

    I KNEW it was Unique!

    • Caroline says:

      Yea, same.

    • T says:

      Right!
      That was my first guess from the beginning.
      Too obvious, I was hoping it would be someone more shocking.

      • Shan says:

        Same here. too typical. It would have been more interesting if it were Tina or better yet Marley.

        • Elly says:

          I agree, but I never thought marley even when she said it was here, she’s too goofy goofy. It would have been good if if had been Becky.

          Anyone else think the Hoosier Daddies were Wayyyy better than the New Directions. And even though I like Brittany, MIT really? It’d been more believable if she got a dance/cheer scholarship or even a cheap public access talk show because they saw Fondue for Two….but MIT really?

          Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter were divine!

          • Sela says:

            Everything you’ve said Yes/ Unique being Katie was anti climatic. That story went on too long. If it was the cheerleader with the neck brace even better if it was Becky.

            The ND were supposed to win but they were not as good as the HoosierDaddies. I don’t care if the HDs were standing still, they sung so much better. The song choices for ND were pretty bad.

            Brittany, HeMo, got a grand send off since she was leaving the show. Brittany has always been so child like and considered stupid from the start. Glee gave her a Gleeverse way of validating her as smarter than what we thought. Glee went the Glee way, extreme way, having her be the smartest person, like a RainMan, already mentioned before in Glee. I love Brittany and her Fondue for Two, especially her including Lord Tubbington. Your idea would be great for a Cable talk show host.

    • Lia says:

      It was bound to be Unique, hehehe.

    • dude says:

      Congrats! You truly Sherlocked that conclusion.

    • Ruby says:

      I knew it was too, and I was kind of disappointed that they didn’t go with someone less obvious. I hope it leads to a beautiful friendship in the next season though.

    • fr says:

      who didn’t?

    • rawley says:

      It was so glaringly obvious that the story wasn’t even remotely interesting. It was painful to watch, and not in the, “oh I feel bad for Ryder” way.

  2. Isistelle says:

    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT

    • Emma says:

      rigth?!

    • Russ says:

      That is exactly what I was thinking! Nothing happened (besides Emma and Will getting married).

    • Jenny says:

      It was par for the course of the entire season. A bunch of story lines throw together with no resolution for most of them. Their “cliffhangers” were basically dropped story lines. A real life hanger should have been either we don’t know who won Regionals or with Rachel getting a phone call to let us know if she got the part. Also we get a whole storyline goodbye for Brittany because of Heather Morris being pregnant and they needed away to write out the character for it. Yet we don’t even get one freakin’ throw away line as to why Finn isn’t around.

      • Shan says:

        I agree it would have been better to let us hang if they won or not.. I thought they were going to do that by the look of the episode

    • Tal says:

      I agree, WTH was that mess! But I could say the same about all of S4, its like the writers don’t care anymore. They have way too many characters and too much stuff going on with characters that should be in the back ground. None of the new characters are interesting and they spent weeks a stupid catfish story that should been finished in 2 episodes tops. The only really outstanding part of that episode was Lea Michele’s performance and no one can credit the writers for that, it was all Lea!

  3. Debra says:

    Except for Rachel’s audition, the rest of the episode was boring.

    • kavyn says:

      Rachel’s audition was the most boring part…

      • Igo says:

        That poor judgement of yours really unfortunate

        • kavyn says:

          God forbid I don’t care about Rachel.

          • Ruby says:

            Pretty much, yeah.

          • God says:

            I do forbid it! Rachel Berry is an angel I allowed to descend from the heavens and grace you with her presence.

          • MLO says:

            You can ‘not’ care about Rachel all you want but you’re a dick if you don’t give Lea Michelle credit for singing the hell out of that song. Even if you’re a girl – still a dick.

          • rawley says:

            Sorry assholes, Lea Michele is talented but Rachel is one of the worst characters on television. I support you, kavyn! You’re allowed to have an opinion, especially one that’s right. Some people blindly worship others without any notion of taste or sense.

      • se says:

        you’re boring.

      • rawley says:

        I actually completely agree, but it was mostly the song selection. And after four seasons of hearing Lea sing the same balland over and over and over again this one was nothing special. Yes she has an unhumanly spectacular voice, I get it. But Rachel as a character is insufferable and completely un-relatable.

        I also really hate that the show she’s auditioning for is Funny Girl, a show that actually is in the works to be revived on Broadway next year and the role of Fanny Brice is already cast. I’m convinced that the entire reason for this storyline is because Lea Michele desperately wants to steal the actual role away from Lauren Ambrose.

        • Brenda Sale says:

          Hate to tell you but Funny Girl revival is not in the works anymore due money. The out of town tryouts keep getting pushed back and they just announced it is off. Sounds like the timing wasn’t right, at least that’s what they are saying but maybe Lauren wasn’t right and they are waiting for Lea.

    • Lori says:

      I should have stopped watching after that, because they rest of the night was so bad.

      • Tal says:

        ^^^THIS! Nothing else measured up to Lea’s 1 scene and performance. And Jessica Sanchez made the New Directions look and sound like amature wannabees, only in the FIXED competiton world of Glee would this version of New Directions be going to Nationals!

        • rawley says:

          Actually, Jessica Sanchez was horrible. There was more auto-tuning and synthesizing going on than a Britney Spear song.

  4. Lalalala says:

    Looks like the writers wrote another episode in 5 minutes

    • Tiff says:

      ^ THIS. Useless season finale.

    • Cheri says:

      there is nothing nice to say about this episode. Sad that Heather is leaving Glee. Rachel song was really good. Glad that Wemma got 5 secs for a wedding that has been building up for 4 years. the rest sucked. I’m glad that this season is over.

  5. Trouty Mouth says:

    Glad there was no Klaine proposal. Just awkward, since Kurt’s dating someone else. I knew it was either Kitty or Unique.

  6. Steve W. says:

    This finale was everything and more to me. So many cliffhangers, which Glee finales are known for. Will Ryder really leave? Did Rachel get the part? Will Brittany (Heather) be back after she have her baby? Will Jessica’s character be brought back, hopefully as a member of New Directions like how Unique was? How will Unique be affected by Ryder’s words about the catfish being him? I can’t wait for the next season.

    • Of course Brittany will be back. It’ll probably just take her longer to let Heather have time off to be a mom. They weren’t going to keep Brittany in Lima forever anyway, so if anything Heather had good timing

    • Ginny says:

      Personally, I never once have thought that the finales have ended in a cliffhanger. Yes, they leave situations unresolved, but to me that’s not a cliffhanger per se. If anything, the only cliffy was when they showed Blaine with the ring box behind his back. Like, will he o won’t he?

      • Dayna says:

        I mostly agree- although Quinn’s car accident was a pretty good-sized cliffhanger.

        • Ginny says:

          Oh yeah, that one was THE WORST (in a good way), I was literally counting down seconds till next epsidoe. I really rhink they misused that cliffhanger in a mid-season (mid-mid-season? Spring?) finale.

    • MB says:

      To be honest I was kind of disappointed in Jessica’s part. There was so much press about it that it was going to be a multi episode part and she even took acting lessons but all she did was perform two songs. There was speculation on whether she was going to be Finn’s love interest. Blah, blah, blah. Yeah it was multi episode, they showed her for two seconds two episodes ago and then tonight. She didn’t even speak two words and had no real interaction with any of the regular cast. What’s up with this? I would be extremely surprised if they brought her back next year. Unique at least had speaking parts before they made him a regular. Even that girl Sunshine who was on a couple of the episodes had speaking parts as well as singing. Did she not do well with her acting lessons? With all the hype for months and months about this it was just a big zero even though she sang well, much more was expected.

      • Tim says:

        I think that had more to do with Corey Monteith being in rehab than anything else. Once it became apparent he was out for the rest of the season it was probably too late to work her into another storyline. At least she got some exposure. That will help her album sales if nothing else.

      • rerf says:

        The only person who speculated she had anything to do with Finn was Jessica. It would have been awful and creepy. Finn isn’t looking for a little girl to date.

  7. jeremy says:

    why isn’t Rainbow Connection an option. TVline continues to fail spectacularly.

  8. I am not the biggest Lea Michele fan. She does have a great voice, but is way overrated. That said, her version of “To Love You More” is one of the best songs she EVER sang on Glee!

    • Ruby says:

      LOL @ overrated. If you think that’s overrated I wonder what kind of land of bliss, sunshine and angel choirs you live in.

      • JoMarch says:

        Please, don’t make fun of the (tone) deaf as the who think Leo Michele is overrated. They can’t help it (but they could resist commenting).

    • ture says:

      Why do people feel the need to be negative before giving a compliment. Why couldn’t you jsut say Lea did a great job or that oyu really loved it. I think she back ups her talent way more than most of this cast. Shes earned her praise unlike some.

    • vtr says:

      There are many overrated (way overrated) things on Glee, Lea Michele (and her character) is not one of those. coughblainecough

  9. steve says:

    Horrible horrible episode. Felt like a bad fan fic episode. ND did horrible at Regionals and should of lost. Good grief.

  10. Igo says:

    Such downgrade of lea michele’s rachel screentime from last season :( she killed that audition in the best possible way

  11. Sam says:

    How the hell did ND win with the last 2 songs which were laughably bad?

  12. Ginny says:

    Worse season finale glee has done. Sorry Heather is leaving but too much screen time and NOT one word of where is Finn. Poor writing-sorry but your losing ,e as a viewer.

    • dude says:

      He’s in college and the actor is in rehab. What more did you want?

      • AngieD says:

        When we last saw Finn, he had agreed to help Mr Schue with coaching ND for Regionals and had gotten his college to allow him to earn credits for the teaching experience. Other preview notes had stated that there would be an explanation for Finn’s absence. Seems like it got left on the editing room floor, along with any scenes about Mike and Tina’s breakup.

      • Kay says:

        When Cory went to rehab, all the articles said “the sudden absence of Monteith’s Finn will be explained.” However, NOT ONE WORD ABOUT FINN was mentioned from episodes 4×20 to 4×22. That’s what the fans are mad about.

        • DoctorWhoFanatic! says:

          So many “fans” are always friggin mad about every little thing. Kind of obnoxious, really.

      • Jenny says:

        They could have had at least on throw away line that Finn had class and could be around. Then there could have been a reference or two saying “remember last practice when Finn said….”

    • Scott says:

      The show never said anything about Joe and Sugar’s absence either, although It was at least sort of acknowledged when they came back this episode.

      • Lauren says:

        I think like 5 EPs back mr. Shue said something about Joe and Sugar getting the Asian bird flu that was going around? =\ I don’t remember the exact ep tho

      • JR says:

        The diference of course is that Finn is one of the show’s major leads with an actual story arc that people are (were) invested in following. Sugar and Joe are background characters. The writers needed to address Finn’s sudden absence (especially since we were expecting Finn to help take ND to Regionals and start realizing his own dream.)

      • Shan says:

        I thought it was funny that Mr. Schue was counting how many students and then mentions where is Joe and Suga..
        We realized many episodes they were down students and we all know Glee has to have at least 13 members to participate in competitions. I liked the finale and I would enjoy the split more if we actually had things balanced a little intertwine more.

  13. strachpa says:

    Watch the season finale of Glee they said, it will be exciting they said….

  14. JR says:

    Can’t believe they didn’t tell us where Finn is….

    • rowan says:

      tough thing to do when the actor playing him is in rehab while filming…

      • Josh says:

        It’s too tough to write a line or two of dialogue explaining where he is?? I mean, I know the Glee writers aren’t known for being coherent, smart or good at their jobs, but come on….

        • JP says:

          Right, but if they do that then fans would have a fit like they always do (Matt Rutherford in S1 and Sam in S3). It’s best not to acknowledge it and give the fans one more thing to complain about.

        • Pam says:

          Exactly. I mean Kurt is still his step-brother so he could have easily had a line about having seen Finn or Finn being sorry he couldn’t make it but wishing them all luck. It’s not that hard writers!

      • JR says:

        I’m sure the writers have their reasons for not writing an explanation for where Finn went (probably because it gives them flexibility for Finn’s story line next season) but it is still disrespectful to the show, the character and its fans.

    • dude says:

      He’s in college.

  15. Boiler says:

    I have to think you folks that come on here every week and constantly criticize this show are miserable to be around. Get away from these boards and let the ones who like it talk about it. Look forward to season 5.

    • steve says:

      I do like it overall.

      doesnt mean that episode wasnt horrible.

      • Fran says:

        I’m not sure that’s fair. These boards should only be positive comments or it’s not allowed? Granted, some people take it a little too far but people are allowed to be disappointed.

      • dude says:

        I wouldn’t say it was horrible. It just wasn’t a game changer. Will and Emma got married and we got a sweet goodbye scene with Brittany and all of the Fondue for Two stuff was hilarious but nothing really changed. Next season seems to be just continuing on the same tangent.

    • Ruby says:

      All of this, plus about a bazillion. So sick of the killjoys filling up our forums.

      • Pam says:

        Then get the writers to write better episodes or find a different forum. The comments simply reflect the quality of the show and people are entitled to their opinions.

        • Sela says:

          Here Here!!!! People who watch the show watch it for different reasons. We like , love, or hate it. That is Glee anymore. I don’t care for this season at all. I watched it for certain characters I love to see on screen. One has been sidelined or missing most of this season. My favorites have been in NY. This season has been unbalanced between McKinley and NY. Songs have been unbalanced and too pop for my taste in music. The writing has not captivated me this season. I don’t care for many of the stories. I choose to watch an episode, especially, the finales for a clutch ending to tie me over with waiting anticipation for the next season. This didn’t even give me anything but a “what was that” and “the ND won with those performances?” Very disappointing season. Season 5, I hope the writing improves but since Mckinley returns to continue the school year til graduation if it goes on like this did, for more filler episodes of yuck, Glee won’t be a have to watch it. It is sad that a really great entertaining show can turn to too much unnecessary drama, dropped and unfinished stories, and who cares characters. The 2 things that I did enjoy was the tear felt goodbye for Heather. Rachel’s audition.

  16. Mari says:

    Emma’s speech was very sweet, but did anyone else thing it was a little creepy that they were throwing their surprise wedding in a choir room with a bunch of teenagers?

    I know it’s Glee, and reality is not exactly its friend, but still . . .

  17. Randy says:

    I will say this one more time. I want this show to follow the originals. I love me some Santana, Quinn, Rachel, and Brit. I even miss Puck and Finn. I should have been sad it was the last episode, instead it made me miss the end of season 3. I don’t care if this show started out about a glee club. It transformed into a show about a group of friends and how they interact. The cast is to big, either make it about the originals or the high school. With all the cast members came to many storylines, not enough screen time. No prom, no graduation, no college stress, and no follow up on the Sue storyline. I hope that they wrap up and have a time jump in the first episode. I love this show but I almost wish they would go all high school so I can make the last episode of season 3 my series finale.

    • Boiler says:

      You do know the originals are all into other things?? And yes please go away if all you do is complain

      • Randy says:

        I don’t remember talking trash or being overly negative, just gave my honest opinion about my favorite show. You are the problem! Hiding behind your computer trying to start arguments and trash people. I respect what everyone on this page has to say, even if I disagree. If you have an opinion about Glee, i would be glad to here it.

        • Boiler says:

          I don’t think I talked trash and I also don’t see how it can be your favorite show with the comments you made but whatever. I really enjoy the show and I don’t get caught up in things that may seem odd. I am tired of people wanting the newbies gone. I really like them and, with DVR, over 8 million watch this show.

    • A says:

      They really should have stuck with their original idea of having a spinoff. Maybe the newbies may have been more interesting if they had started on a fresh slate. I feel bad for them. They had to enter the show and try to live up to the prestige of the originals and with the episodes being shared with the originals, of course the fans are going to have a hard time letting go. They are constantly being reminded of what they miss and want more of it. I still think they should have a spinoff with just the originals and try to reformat glee next season with a new set of cast members or a revamping of the Lima storylines. Maybe Glee should get a new set of writers.

      • Randy says:

        Totally agree. Having Santana, Rachel, and Kurt only on for five minutes and then go into 30 minutes of Unique talking in third person or watching this years seniors take back seats to a bunch of sophomores was not great. Since the wedding episode the best thing to me was Puck and Finn at college or any scene with Santana. The biggest let down was the writers acting like past storylines never happened. I am very curious. Do most fans want the originals, the newbies, or like it the way it is?

      • Ren says:

        they should do what saved by the bell did! The originals should all end up at NYADA either acting or singing or dancing or becoming a writer. Saved by the bell had the college years why can’t Glee :( Also I agree that the newbies should get a spinoff, it’s not fair they’re trying so hard.

    • Ruby says:

      That’s nice. I love the newbies and love it when the focus is on them. I have no interest in Santana, Brittany, Artie, Tina, etc. The only originals I even care about are Kurt, Rachel and Finn. So you get a little of yours, I get a little of mine and the world keeps spinning. Funny how that works.

    • kennyfan43 says:

      This. So much. It is pretty clear that the writers were trying to be “edgy” by splitting the show, splitting the cast, and trying to keep the originals… But it failed miserably. I’m hoping that the writers see and understand that we, the viewers, do NOT care about the newbies. We care about the originals. Plain and simple. If you ask me, what they should do for the remainder of the series is scrap McKinley and move the show entirely to New York while following Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Blaine, and Santana. Then they could bring in occasional appearances from Mercedes, Tina, Puck, Quinn, etc. McKinley is boring now. They’ve followed the same formula for 4 seasons and it’s getting old. We need something fresh and new. Moving the show entirely to New York would do just that. We would get the core characters that most people want to see and also get something fresh. It would be great. Dump the newbies and dump the teachers. Will, Emma, Sue, etc. are dead weight. Just my opinion, though.

      • Tim says:

        Ryan Murphy has already stated in interviews that he’d like to focus next season on one major storyline set in one location instead of switching back and forth, at least for the majority of the season. I think it’s entirely possible that the Lima portion could be dropped in favor of New York. Rachel, Kurt and Santana are all shown in New York. We know Mike Chang is in New York studying dance at the Joffrey even though he never shows up in the New York scenes. Same thing for Quinn, she’s attending Yale just a train ride away in Connecticut. Brittany is going to be at MIT, again just a train ride away from New York. Artie has been accepted to film school in Brooklyn and Blaine is already planning on moving to New York when he graduates. That’s a pretty big chunk of the core cast right there. It also bears mentioning that all of the orginal students, even the ones that have graduated have maintained their status as series regulars appearing in the opening credits as such each and every episode whether they actually appear or not. The new class, which have appeared in all the episodes this season, are all billed with guest starring status.

  18. CJS says:

    That sucked.
    Half of this whole season sucked.
    TPTB really should’ve jumped on the NYADA spinoff when they had the chance.

    • Kim says:

      I wish we saw more of Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). It seemed they forgot about her once again and that is why it sort of sucked.

  19. MIT Course 7 alum says:

    As a female who really was accepted early to MIT, I have to admit I was bothered by the Brittney/MIT plot line. I know it was trying to make a point that people are only as smart as others perceive them to be, but it struck me as being an unrealistic gimmick.

    • Mike says:

      Yes, I was just tuning in for finale, like I do for a lot of shows I don’t regularly watch, and that bothered me, as I was denied by MIT, maybe I’m bitter, but whatever, they should sent brittany off somewhere else, there is no way with her grades any private college would accept her, it was just too unrealistic for me.

    • A says:

      Exactly. I wish they did the whole “i really am smart but people needed to believe in me” or whatever in a different way. No college whatsoever would accept her at all. No way in hell. Definitely unrealistic. I was hoping by having her fail last year that they would actually seriously attempt to smarten Brittany up and push her to do better like the way they did with Puck but that didn’t happen. They took the easy and most unrealistic way out

    • Ruby says:

      LOL @ You expecting realism out of a Ryan Murphy show. You’re doing it wrong, FYI. Shouldn’t an MIT student be smarter than that?

      • MIT Course 7 alum says:

        No, I wasn’t expecting realism, but I was expecting just maybe the tiniest modicum of plausibility! I also found myself more personally offended by the concept (that Brittany could get into MIT early simply by writing something in crayon on a math test) then I should have been.

      • Timmah says:

        Hehe +1

  20. ino says:

    Season 1 finale >> season 3 >> season 2 >> season 4

      • Exaclty. this season was a entire mess, from the beginning to end. S1 was Glee at his best. Right now, i don’t even care that Glee was renewed for two more seasons.

        • Sela says:

          I agree with INO,MC and Thicane Diniz. Season 5 I wish they make up their minds. High school or follow the friendships of the originals. 1 or the other. High School stories of the competitions have played out. The couple drama has played out. Season 4 IMO is the worst season Glee has done.

  21. Dan says:

    Someone needs to explain how 2 years ago Blaine is leading the Warblers in every song yet now in his senior year it’s pulling teeth for him to get 1 solo line, yet he doesn’t care.

  22. EJ says:

    Atrocious season finale. Rachel sang a CELINE DION song at her final callback for a Broadway production of Funny Girl? She didn’t have to read anything from the script? Sing something from the score? Paired up with any prospective Nicky Arnsteins to determine if there was any chemistry? This appalling lack of common sense makes Smash look like a documentary.

    • Lia says:

      ^ this!

    • Ruby says:

      They already covered the fact that too many people do Barbara at Funny Girl auditions so she needed to do something different. And did you HEAR her sing that Celine Dion song? It doesn’t matter what she sings, because she’s Lea Freaking Michele and anything is amazing coming out of her mouth. She transcends all of that petty crap.

    • NYCER4LIFE says:

      Agreed. Terrible song choice for a FINAL callback for FUNNY GIRL. “To Love You More” is an epic pop ballad but the transposed down version of Lea Michele’s cannot hold a candle to Celine Dion’s original.

  23. Cherry says:

    I didn’t feel any suspense whatsoever.
    It’s kinda obvious it was Unique. Does anyone care about Klaine anymore? Probably not, let them both move on and be done with this silly marriage storyline, we’ve had teen-marriage done before with Finchel.

    I’ll miss Heather, she was great. This episode needed more Rachel and atleast some dialogue from Jessanchez

  24. A says:

    So glad the proposal didn’t happen. Dumbest storyline ever. Kurt is with someone else. Plus, Blaine was just crushing on Sam like two seconds ago.
    Brittany + MIT? I honestly would love to see the people at MITs faces at this storyline. I love Brittany but do the Glee writers actually believe we are stupid enough to believe she got into M.I.-freakin’-T let alone early acceptance. Come on. I know they had to come up with something since Heather is pregnant and all but that was difficult to sit through. I did enjoy her speech at the end though. It was sweet.
    Rachel is just amazing. I always love it when she sings Celine Dion. Can’t believe they didn’t show her again during the episode. Even seeing her waiting to hear the results or something, but like Michael said I guess it’s a good cliffhanger (better than the Blaine one).
    AHAHA I laughed at –> “He wants to do me…..but we’re just friends” lol
    I never heard Jessica Sanchez sing before this episode since I don’t watch AI but I think I might have to. Lately, the other competitors have way better performances than ND and the Hoosierdaddies should’ve won tonight IMO.

  25. waffles says:

    Didn’t recognize Patty Duke.

  26. Volcfom says:

    “To Love You More” is my absolute favorite Celine song. I’m shocked Glee picked it, but I am beyond fangirling about it right now! Rachel killed it!

  27. Gypsy says:

    I really enjoyed the finale. I loved the Brittnay storyline, it was real and emotional. It was great to see Naya and Heather together again …

    • Ruby says:

      I know that was probably a typo, but I am calling her “BrittNAY” from now on.

    • AJBlocker says:

      I got the feeling that that was Heather Morris’s final appearance…ever. She has total closure on her character and even a final moment walking off stage with Santana….there was even a final hug for Sam. Really get the feeling she has been totally canned i guess getting pregnant was a breach of contract.

  28. OMG I was so confused!! First of all, I don’t care what secrets Ryder was holding, he had NO RIGHT to tell Unique off like that! She liked him and then he blew her off like some drama queen!! SECOND OF ALL, what the fudge man?!! I wanted New Directions to feel heartbreak like back when they lost Sectionals. And why did Mr. Schue and Ms. Pillsbury have that random wedding? The wedding could’ve waited another season…and honestly Rachel BOMBED her Funny Girl audition. Its sad to leave Glee like this and the fact that they have TWO more seasons means nothing to me, I just hope that they do better next season…but I’m not watching whatsoever

  29. Lynn says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to Heather Morris with this new chapter of her life. However, I really hope that she comes back to Glee after she has her baby. I find her comic relief to be wonderful! The show will not be the same without her!!

  30. Jay says:

    What every happened to meeting the guy Blaine cheated on Kurt with? I remember hearing months ago that it would happen? The catfish storyline dragged on way too long if it was going to end up being Unique. Lots of cliffhangers for a meh episode.

  31. T25 says:

    Aside from Rachel’s performance this episode was a piece of garbage! WTF was that mess? They need to scrap that hot mess that is Lima and the Glee Club and focus on NY because they obviously don’t know what to do with Lima anymore. WOW hard to believe this was Glee!

    • JJ says:

      I agree. When will RIB and Fox give up on McKinley and return focus to their best talent: Lea, Chris, Cory, Naya, Jane, and Matt. They need to realize that people don’t care about McKinley, and they need to stop putting the weakest actors into leading roles.

    • Anne says:

      Whatever they end up doing they need to downsize this cast. They are really only writing for a handful of them anyway so why bother having to pay the rest.

  32. a says:

    This was probably Glee’s worst finale, if only because it wasn’t really a finale. They’re extending the school year into season 5?! What is that?!

    • Alex says:

      Honestly they didn’t have much of a choice… There is no way they will be able to introduce a third new group of characters so they had to slow down the pace…

  33. Mike from CA says:

    As a Glee fan from the beginning, someone who probably likes this show more than any adult should, I really, REALLY hope the shows moves away from McKinley next season. It’s just too much off a rehash, the same thing year in and out. Move to NYC, follow the characters we love, and end the show with the characters that built this show.

  34. dude says:

    It was a nice episode. Was it my favourite of the season? No. But I liked it and it was certainly a better finale than season two. Heather’s goodbye was really touchy and I loved Will and Emma’s wedding. The season just never felt like it was building to anything and the finale confirmed it. It really wasn’t. Are we to believe Ryder is actually leaving New Directions? He was the one Glee Project guy who really worked on the show.

  35. Joanna says:

    Entertaining finale. I guess I just never understand why the producers don’t do more with New Directions’ dancing. The other glee clubs legitimately dance, but our guys just stroll around stage in various formations and always get rewarded for it. There was actually some decent dancing in last season’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” but tonight New Directions was completely outdone vocally and physically by the Hoosier Daddies, yet they somehow won. At least the fact that they won was a surprise, seeing as how the season finale competition is usually the last competition of the season.

  36. sha says:

    Really don’t like how this show just loves to interchange Mercedes and Unique.

  37. Monica says:

    Chris Colfer, Leah Michele, and Darren Criss should all fire their managers for letting them stay on this show. The less famous, less talented kids are getting more lines than people who have actual careers. It is laughable at this point.

    Put Leah back to Broadway and let the other two boys act. They are ruining any chance they have.

    • AJBlocker says:

      At $55,000 to $75,000 per episode i think their respective managers did OK by Chris, Darren and Lea.

  38. Chris says:

    After an up and down season, I was pretty pleased with the season finale…my only complaints was it seemed rushed…it would have been nice to give us a 90 minute special…would have liked to seen more of Patty Duke and Merideth Baxter, that was a very sweet story. Jessica Sanchez, I don’t know…there was something i didn’t like when she was on Idol, and there is something i didn’t like about her on GLEE. She definitly has a voice, but I don’t know. I am so sick of Unique, get rid of the girl! Did anyone else notice how beautiful Britanny locked this episode? Maybe she has the “glow” or something, but she really did look incredible

  39. jordan says:

    As someone who watched the show and looked up to Kurt and Blaine, I’m so disgusted by how they are treated. Do they even exist any more? How do they feel? We know everything about these new kids, but nothing.about characters we know and love.

  40. Lisa-Anne says:

    I read somewhere that they decided to run it into season 5 becuse with Cory/Finn wouldnt be available with being in rehab so they had to change there plans for the finale and there original story line couldnt be done!!! Give it a break will make for a more interesting season 5!!!

  41. Para says:

    Heather looks so pregnant…..

  42. TK says:

    Rachel killed that song but I have to say, at a final call back, for a Broadway musical, with the creative team there, there is no way she sings anything that isn’t from the musical she’s auditioning for.

  43. Has anyone heard anything about Quinn’s big plans? Just curious…been waitin’ on them for quite a while now.

  44. Avery says:

    I liked the episode but now I’m confused: What was Jacob Artist alluding to in the AA linked above & did it happen?

    • dude says:

      I think he was just being coy. He probably didn’t want to say that he didn’t have much to do and I think the multiple endings he was alluding to had to do with Kurt/Blaine. They probably shot a proposal where Kurt said yes and one where he said no before deciding to just leave it open ended. After all, it’s not two days before filming so they don’t have to start thinking about next season yet.

      • KittyJules says:

        I think it had to do with Marley’s standing up and saying she was doing the catfishing. Jake would have been tee’d off if he thought his girl was being so intimate with someone he knew she had kind of liked. The whole incident seemed off somehow…not showing how Jake knew Marley was covering for Unique…

  45. Lisa says:

    I thought the finale was horrible We barely saw Rachel! Why didn’t we see her prepare for her callback or have a good luck call with Kurt or Santana? I know Cory was in rehab so we couldn’t see Finn but he couldn’t have sent Rachel flowers or a text? When Rachel was singing we couldn’t have gotten one flashback the way we did when Rachel auditioned with “My Man”? And then we didn’t see her at all for the rest of the episode! Instead we got all the Brittany nonsense which I didn’t love but can understand given that it’s probably Heather Morrison’s swan song. I don’t understand all the time spent on Jessica Sanchez who I would consider an okay singer but a terrible dancer and the camera does not love her. The whole Ryder/Unique disaster was obvious and overdone, the frat boy wannabe Warblers were terrible and then the so out of place not to mention out of time wedding of Will and Emma was way too rushed for the fans who have been waiting for years to see them get married! The Klaine story felt out of place and redundant and please no more duets between Marley and Klaine – they have ZERO chemistry which renders the duets emotionless. I hope Glee gets better next year because this year wasn’t very good. I bought seasons one, two and three on DVD when they came out but I will be skipping four.

  46. powerturtle90sdudemon says:

    Now, for a lot of people, Glee is their bread and butter. However, this works in favor of the haters. By season 6 (the end of Glee’s latest pickup) Glee will have spread the cast too thin. Expect Glee to end after season 6

  47. Fabe says:

    That was the worst finale I have ever seen.

  48. david says:

    they gave us cliffhangers. did rachel get the part? at this point i dont think most of us cares anymore this was a lame finale where nothing happened (IMO)
    I did like the songs tho

  49. Samata says:

    I wish Katie could have been Jake! Or at least Quinn or someone. To be honest I never liked Kurt so his story meant nothing to me. I never really liked Rachel’s voice but lately she has been growing on me and I wish they would have put her in more. I was a teary eyed in hall of fame and then they ruined it with those last two stupid songs. And then they ended on that wedding? Yes because parents and close fiends aren’t loved ones. I love unique but not for Ryder. My OTP Is Jyder. Anyway, I wish they would just bring sue back, I loved her and hate that new lady. And where does mike keep coming from? Like he randomly shows up all the time. Anyway, hated the episode, loved the Asian girl who sounds like a black woman

  50. Stephanie says:

    I’m over the moon that Will and Emma finally got married! After four long years of cheering on the couple, us Wemma shippers finally get to see that dream come true

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