While this is not meant as any insult to the newer series regulars on “Glee,” we have to be honest here when we say that ultimately, the one story that everyone is waiting for is for the current seniors at McKinley High to graduate, and for the story to move forward with all of them in a new setting … most likely New York City. We’ve said over the past year or so that the show made a mistake not just shifting to New York City full-time after the end of season 3, but we were slightly wrong about that. The mistake was not having the likes of Artie, Blaine, Tina, and Sam graduate at the same time as the others. This caused the show to be splintered, since Ryan Murphy and the writers weren’t okay with losing Sue Sylvester or Mr. Schuester just yet. While they are great parts of the show’s history, there does not feel like there is a place for them in the present.
Well luckily, we now know just how long that this present will last: Episode 14. This is when the graduation will happen at McKinley, and the show can finally press onward into the rest of these characters’s lives. This is what Chord Overstreet told Clevver News recently, and you can see that in the video below.
Does episode 14 feel like too long of a wait to anyone else? It could, but given the trajectory of season 5 so far, it makes sense. The show is ending its fall run with episode 8, and then will be off the air until March. Given that we still have Nationals to get through along with graduation, this is enough time to give us a sense of the characters’ future, and then fully make the transition.
As for who all will make the move over, we would assume that Blaine is a lock along with Kevin McHale’s Artie. We’re a little more unsure about Chord’s Sam as well as Jenna Ushkowitz’s Tina. We’d like to at least get the majority of them in the Big Apple, and then maybe bring back over Amber Riley’s Mercedes, just to give back some of the original flavor to the show.
But is episode 14 too long a time for you to wait? Be sure to share below, and click here if you want to get a quick taste of what sort of story that Sam could have in New York.