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SPOILERS AHEAD. SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF GLEE, AND SPOILERS EVEN IF YOU DID AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO QUINN IN THE LAST MINUTE.
New Directions won regionals or sectionals or whatever it's called, we really couldn't tell you and we also barely noticed between all the other action in last night's episode, namely (and this is the part you should stop reading if you haven't seen the episode yet), Rachel and Finn's wedding, Karofsky's suicide attempt and Quinn's seemingly-fatal car accident. Take note teens, Internet bullying is bad, as well as texting and driving... and teen marriage.
We knew this was coming with Karofsky's character, but it was so difficult to watch. We're huge fans of Young the Giant, so were were very happy to hear Darren Criss perform a moving version of Cough Syrup; the band's lead singer Sameer Gadhia posted a YouTube video about the show's use of their song and the topic of bullying and suicide. We thought for sure Karofsky had become a victim of online bullying, we're happy he's alive.
Look for us to announce an exciting new blogger in the coming days to also help in the fight to bring awareness to the life-threatening issue of online bullying.
On to the next life-threatening issue tackled in Tuesday's episode, texting and driving. We couldn't help but notice that the conversation Rachel and Quinn have via text in the episode's final minutes is a lot like our 'It can Wait' PSAs with JoJo we launched last month with AT&T against texting and driving. In fact, Quinn is actually texting "On My Way" in the final seonds before she got hit by a truck, which is the second to last thing texted in the video below.
Immediately we were filled with dread that Dianna Agron's character had been killed off the show. There's been tabloid speculation that she was not on the best terms with the show's creator Ryan Murphy and that's why her character underwent an particularly ugly transformation earlier this season. After having changed so much the first season from mean cheerleader to caring friend, this seemed like a definite step backward, which made the rumors all the more believable. Secondly, Quinn's a senior. She has already gotten into Yale, which is not going to be its own spinoff, so having her character die would be a truly tragic ending, but also entirely possible logistically.
Twitter reactions ranged from distraught, "DONT LET QUINN DIE!!!!!!!! ahh!!" from a fan who appropriately lives in Ohio, to accusatory with some fans tweeting that Rachel was at fault for texting Quinn to hurry up. That didn't sit well with Lea Michele fans.
We are happy to report, however, that Dianna has been spotted on the set of the show filming future episodes. That's the good news. The bad news is that she's wheelchair bound in the new scenes. We suspect she's been paralyzed.
What did you think of last night's emotional roller coaster of an episode? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us.
|Is probably paralyzed :(||1178 (33.5%)|
|Will recover and walk again!||2126 (60.4%)|
|Don't know, I didn't watch the show.||214 (6.1%)|