I see that the spoiler angst that I anticipated has materialized, although some of you have already moved on to acceptance—which was going to happen anyway, no matter what I reported. Some of us love the show so much, that we find a way to make whatever the writers dish out palatable.
Having said that—and I’m only speculating here (NOT A SPOILER REPEAT NOT A SPOILER)—I believe there is a strong possibility that once the kids fix up Lima and themselves in the process, at least some of them will leave Lima again. Also, I expect the Blaine/Karofsky thing to be only a midgame. I expect (AGAIN NOT A SPOILER) Kurt and Blaine will find their way back to each other by the end of the series.
To be honest, I had already accepted the idea that Lima would be the focal point of the final season. Ending Glee where it began has been Ryan’s mantra since the series’ end has been in sight. I would have loved to watch the characters I love, as adults, blossom away from Lima, but it was never meant to be.
However, I’ll never wrap my head around a Blaine/Kurofsky romance, Ryan Murphy’s idea of drama, particularly when he’s lost interest in a show, is to craft the most outrageous plot twists he can think of for maximum controversy—continuity and character history be damned.
I mean—why NOT hook up Blaine with the man who abused Kurt! Even if Dave has grown—there’s still something unsettling in that notion. At this point, my hope is that everybody comes out of the situation unscathed, Especially Dave—I hope he finds that happily ever after Kurt helped him visualize as they sat together in the hospital room after the suicide attempt.