‘Glee’ season 5 spoilers: Darren Criss smartly describes dilemma ahead

GleeIs Darren Criss’ “Glee” character of Blaine going to move to New York City after he graduates and will anyone else join him? Moving into the lengthy summer season, we cannot imagine a TV series with more question marks surrounding it that Ryan Murphy’s song-and-dance juggernaut. (Yes, that is a rather weird thing to type.)

On one side of the coin, you have the luxury of around a thousand characters to create stories for, or at least it feels that way sometimes. If you suddenly stop feeling like composing something for the likes of a Tina or a Ryder, you can just switch over to Unique or Kurt. However, the flip side of this is that in having a thousand characters, you have the Joe Hart or Sugar Motta dilemma: You have interesting characters that you forget about, because you’re too busy working like a madman to get everyone else involved.

We predict that at some point during season 5, there will be a sort of scaling back that happens. We also feel about three times more validated for this theory by what Darren Criss said, strictly from a business perspective, to MTV News:

“I don’t know. The problem is anybody who watches the show knows there’s so much going on; there’s a lot of characters. It’s a lot of kids in various different places. And the reality is when you’re shooting a television show, there are real hard, fast things you can and cannot do. You have to build sets and … kind of be economical about things, not just monetarily but intellectually. You need to maintain things so people can keep themselves in a certain box. That sounds negative. But they have to keep them in a frame that you can keep track of.

“So that’s my way of saying I imagine he’ll probably stay somewhere in the realm that we exist now. But I have no idea. He can go to New York. He can stay in Lima, Ohio; or maybe they will start building new sets once the graduation happens in the middle of the next season, presumably. And this isn’t giving anything away ’cause I don’t know anything that’s gonna happen.”

Well, Darren’s not alone. Save for Murphy himself and some of his closest allies, we don’t imagine that anyone really has much of a clue about what is coming news for these people. All we can do is speculate, which we have done pretty thoroughly in a new article detailing where some of these people will end up.

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