Knowing that Glee is killing off Finn in the wake of Cory Monteith’s tragic death, we’re hoping to see Rachel throwing her overachieving self into school and career in Season 5. Because while every person (and character) has his or her own timeline for mourning, it would still be jarring to see Rachel dating anyone new in the next 12 months, no? What wouldn’t be weird, though, would be to see the NYC college gal make an actual friend in Season 5. We love Kurt and Santana as much as the next Gleek, but college BFFs can be pretty special, too.
Anyone down for a road trip to New York where Blaine takes Sam to see big brother Anderson (Matt Bomer) make his Broadway debut in Chicago? Bonus points if the “platonic” besties get drunk at a Motel 6 pitstop and accidentally have a little “extracurricular fun.” (Yes, we went there — but at least we resisted the urge to make a “Trouty Mouth” joke.)
With New Directions headed to Nationals, would it be too much to ask that the club’s senior lady finally get a significant solo — no, “Gangnam Style” doesn’t count! — and lead ’em to their second consecutive championship?
Sue’s at her best when she’s got an enemy to work against, but her rivalry with New Directions feels like a case of “been there, done that.” If Glee brought in a new Lima school superintendent — one who believed in slashing funding for all non-academic extracurricular activities — it would give the Cheerios coach a new (and more powerful) rival, and allow her to team up with Will and Beiste rather than butt heads with ’em.
Santana’s move to NYC definitely invigorated the latter half of Season 4, and Season 5 spoilers that find her getting cast in a feminine hygiene commercial sound very promising. In fact, it might be fabulously meta if it led to her scoring a role on Sing, the Glee spoof that was created by Bryan Collins (Andrew Rannells) on Ryan Murphy’s late, sweet sitcom The New Normal? Rachel and Kurt’s secret jealousy over their pal’s rapid rise to fame would certainly have delicious comic consequences, too.
Whether or not Klaine is “endgame,” it seems a waste to have the Emmy-nominated Chris Colfer stuck with a character in a state of frozen development — constantly shuttling back to Lima, OH and pining away for his high-school sweetheart. Kurt’s already spent time under the wing of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Vogue.com editrix, so why not let his little gay bird explore sex and the city via New York’s gay club scene?
The girl is super adorbs, but didn’t it seem like her character generally needed two fewer packets of Splenda last year? We’d like to see Marley — coming off that win at Regionals — develop some serious diva attitude, one that eventually leads to a serving of humble pie when Tina lands the main solo for Nationals. (Oh, and since Unique is in this picture, how about a song-and-dance number on par with Season 3’s “Boogie Shoes”? Make it happen, Ryan Murphy!)
Over the course of four seasons, we haven’t really scratched past the surface of Artie’s romantic entanglements. Now that the show’s writers have paired him up with bitchy-hilarious Kitty, we’d like to see the duo really experience the highs and lows of high-school romance. (Bonus points if the fantastic Katey Sagal returns as Mrs. Abrams!)
Remember when Mr. Evans was Senior Class Vice President? Oh wait, he still is! Maybe it’s time to dust off that plot point and have Sam get obsessed with some super-wacky crusade — maybe saving the whales or kicking off a wrapping-paper fundraiser or perhaps creating McKinley’s own version of the Navy’s Herndon Climb.
Ryder and Jake
Something something something football team. Something something something tank tops. Something something something weight lifting. (You get the idea.)
Beiste buys Breadstix and shakes up the menu. Hilarity ensues.