History TearJerker / Glee

6th Apr '16 11:02:56 AM twilicorn
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** Special mention goes to NBK's famous [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]] where Karofsky grabs Kurt's face and kisses him. Normally it would lead to a comedic "What the hell just happened?!" or a SlapSlapKiss [[FoeYay storyline]], but instead Kurt is as confused as an actual person would be in that situation.
*** Heck, I'm not a regular watcher of the show and that scene got to me. Why? Look at it from Kurt's perspective - he thought that if he stood up to his bully, even if he had to do it a couple of times, Karofsky would eventually get the message and maybe realise Kurt had no interest in him. Or Kurt could threaten him with school disciplinary action. Instead, the Wham Moment happens - knowing Karofsky is gay makes it infinitely harder for Kurt. Now he can't rat him out because he sympathises with him, and standing up to him again would probably achieve nothing. Feeling like all he can do is take the abuse ultimately drives him to leave the school. Worse, he might feel obligated to protect Karofsky because he doesn't want his feelings to be hurt if Kurt rejects him. Amidst all the petty cast it just shows how nice and how human Kurt is, and it's hard watching for anyone who's tried standing up to a bully, in any measure, and gotten nowhere and had no support from their school.
* Terri's false-pregnancy being revealed and Will walking out. She did it all just to make him stay, and it backfired /spectacularly/.
* The montage at the end of ''Mattress''. The look on Will's face alone is heartbreaking. Combine it with their cover of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile"? It's gut wrenching.
* Admit it, you cried during the scene in 1x19 where [Artie uses arm braces to try and walk, crumples to the floor, and refuses to let Tina help him up. It's even more of a tearjerker when you know the things that got him excited were doomed from the start, then watching his disappointment as the inherent problems are spelled out. Arm braces only work when your legs can carry ''some'' of the weight, and the experiments Tina looked up will take years before they reach humans (if successful).

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** Special mention goes to NBK's famous [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]] where Karofsky grabs Kurt's face and kisses him. Normally it would lead to a comedic "What the hell just happened?!" or a SlapSlapKiss [[FoeYay storyline]], but instead Kurt is as confused as an actual person would be in that situation.
*** Heck, I'm not a regular watcher of the show and that scene got to me. Why?
situation. Look at it from Kurt's perspective - he thought that if he stood up to his bully, even if he had to do it a couple of times, Karofsky would eventually get the message and maybe realise realize Kurt had no interest in him. Or Kurt could threaten him with school disciplinary action. Instead, the Wham Moment happens - knowing Karofsky is gay makes it infinitely harder for Kurt. Now he can't rat him out because he sympathises sympathizes with him, and standing up to him again would probably achieve nothing. Feeling like all he can do is take the abuse ultimately drives him to leave the school. Worse, he might feel obligated to protect Karofsky because he doesn't want his feelings to be hurt if Kurt rejects him. Amidst all the petty cast it just shows how nice and how human Kurt is, and it's hard watching for anyone who's tried standing up to a bully, in any measure, and gotten nowhere and had no support from their school.
* Terri's false-pregnancy being revealed and Will walking out. She did it all just to make him stay, and it backfired /spectacularly/.
''[[GoneHorriblyWrong spectacularly]]''.
* The montage at the end of ''Mattress''. The look on Will's face alone is heartbreaking. Combine it with their cover of Charlie Chaplin's Creator/CharlieChaplin's "Smile"? It's gut wrenching.
* Admit it, you cried during the The scene in 1x19 "Dream On" where [Artie Artie uses arm braces to try and walk, crumples to the floor, and refuses to let Tina help him up. It's even more of a tearjerker when you know the things that got him excited were doomed from the start, then watching his disappointment as the inherent problems are spelled out. Arm braces only work when your legs can carry ''some'' of the weight, and the experiments Tina looked up will take years before they reach humans (if successful).



*** Even worse is that when Tina comes back and they go somewhere else, he smiles to himself, completely believing that what he just daydreamed will come true soon enough. Also, when he goes to Miss Pilsbury and starts going on about how he'd need therapy to "help him adjust" after he starts to walk. It's his absolute faith in the idea that these treatments will work and that he'll be able to walk, and his silent heartbreak when Miss Pilsbury tells him that it won't work that gets to me.

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*** Even worse is that when Tina comes back and they go somewhere else, he smiles to himself, completely believing that what he just daydreamed will come true soon enough. Also, when he goes to Miss Pilsbury and starts going on about how he'd need therapy to "help him adjust" after he starts to walk. It's The saddest part is his absolute faith in the idea that these treatments will work and that he'll be able to walk, and his silent heartbreak when Miss Pilsbury Emma tells him that it won't work that gets to me.work.



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** Also on Twitter, the Westboro Baptist Church's huge KickTheDog moment when they posted ''on Lea's twitter'' that Cory was a '''fag-enabler''', [[KickTheDog they're glad he's dead]], and they plan to picket his funeral. (Which they didn't get the chance to, as Cory's funeral most likely took place in his native Canada and the WBC are banned from there.) They then followed that up by insisting that Lea should ''kill herself so their wedding can go as planned'' '''''in Hell.''''' These people truly have no shame.
*** Sadly, this is pretty par for the course for the WBC. Anytime there's a public death or tragedy, they tend to say those exact same things about whatever the situation is. Doesn't make it sting any less, though. Slightly mitigated by the fact that the WBC is banned from Canada, where Monteith's funeral likely took place.

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** Also on Twitter, the Westboro Baptist Church's huge KickTheDog moment when they posted ''on Lea's twitter'' that Cory was a '''fag-enabler''', [[KickTheDog they're glad he's dead]], dead, and they plan to picket his funeral. (Which they didn't get the chance to, as Cory's funeral most likely took place in his native Canada and the WBC are banned from there.) They then followed that up by insisting that Lea should ''kill herself so their wedding can go as planned'' '''''in Hell.''''' These people truly have no shame.
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Sadly, this such unsavory behavior is pretty par for the course for the WBC. Anytime there's a public death or tragedy, they tend to say those exact same things about whatever the situation is. Doesn't make it sting any less, though. Slightly mitigated by the fact that the WBC is banned from Canada, where Monteith's funeral likely took place.
19th Mar '16 5:07:34 PM lakingsif
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** Later on in a scene with Artie she heart-wrenchingly confesses that she doesn't think it's fair that someone as nice as him can't walk. It's one of the best bets of acting Heather Morris has pulled off.

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** Later on in a scene with Artie she heart-wrenchingly confesses that she doesn't think it's fair that someone as nice as him can't walk. It's one of the best bets of acting Heather Morris Creator/HeatherMorris has pulled off.



* Santana'admitting her feelings to Britanny in "Sexy" and how she's afraid to go public because of the consquences. That single moment humanized Santana and launched her from stereotypical bitch to Woobie status. Naya Rivera was amazing in that scene.

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* Santana'admitting her feelings to Britanny in "Sexy" and how she's afraid to go public because of the consquences. That single moment humanized Santana and launched her from stereotypical bitch to Woobie status. Naya Rivera Creator/NayaRivera was amazing in that scene.
26th Dec '15 3:12:19 PM twilicorn
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXDfhMlPSR0 This tribute]] to the show, made shortly after its finale.

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* https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXDfhMlPSR0 This tribute]] to the show, made shortly after its finale.
26th Oct '15 1:44:15 PM twilicorn
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\n* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXDfhMlPSR0 This tribute]] to the show, made shortly after its finale.
1st Jul '15 1:28:45 AM goldenroad
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* Th whole "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" sequence had shades of this, with Kurt and Rachel's conversation before hand (because those are happy tears) and [[SoundtrackDissonance the song contrasting with scenes of Brittany eating alone at Breadstix and watching Artie from a distance.]] The song itself sad as well, mostly because of the fact that it's two very energetic, happy songs being mashed together and done at an much lower tempo and an almost melancholy tone.

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** And then you have Rachel, still harping about Finn, but having a seed of doubt planted about being with him and still going to New York. As the next season showed, she devoted everything to him, nearly giving up her dreams to marry him, only to be dumped by him because he realized he was holding her back. Quinn was on the money here, if she focused on her dreams and not trying to get a boy back, the events of her first year at NYADA wouldn't have been as drama filled.
* Th The whole "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" sequence had shades of this, with Kurt and Rachel's conversation before hand (because those are happy tears) and [[SoundtrackDissonance the song contrasting with scenes of Brittany eating alone at Breadstix and watching Artie from a distance.]] The song itself sad as well, mostly because of the fact that it's two very energetic, happy songs being mashed together and done at an much lower tempo and an almost melancholy tone.
14th Jun '15 9:51:43 PM nombretomado
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** Duh, it's JossWhedon. It'd be a TearJerker if he ''didn't'' cause one of these.

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** Duh, it's JossWhedon.Creator/JossWhedon. It'd be a TearJerker if he ''didn't'' cause one of these.
9th May '15 9:02:08 PM goldenroad
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** While "I Do" was the final time Cory and Lea had scenes together, the above conversation was the final time the two had a scene together period.

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** While "I Do" was the final time Cory and Lea had scenes were on camera together, the above conversation was the final time the two had a scene together period.
9th May '15 8:59:42 PM goldenroad
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* "Sweet Dreams":
** After getting advice from Finn (in what would turn out to be Cory Montieth's final episode) on what song to audition with for "Funny Girl", Rachel goes back to her roots for a solo take on "Don't Stop Believin'", imagining the rest of Glee with her in their Pilot costumes. The TearJerker comes into play when you realize this was the second and final time the original six sang together, a heartbreaking case of coming full circle.
** While "I Do" was the final time Cory and Lea had scenes together, the above conversation was the final time the two had a scene together period.



** The performance of [[Music/{{Journey}} Don't Stop Believing, the show's SignatureSong[=/=]BootstrappedTheme. It starts with the original five then slowly growing to include nearly everyone who was ever in New Directions except for those few members who are no longer around.
** For fans of the newbies their final scene in the choir room was extremely touching. Made worse knowing (with the except of two cameos in the final season and GrandFinale) we'll never see them again.

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** The final performance of [[Music/{{Journey}} Don't Stop Believing, Believing]], the show's SignatureSong[=/=]BootstrappedTheme. It starts with the original five then slowly growing to include nearly everyone who was ever in New Directions except for those few members who are no longer around.
** For fans of the newbies their final scene in the choir room was extremely touching. Made worse knowing (with the except of two cameos in the final season and GrandFinale) we'll never see them again.
2nd May '15 11:32:14 PM goldenroad
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* Any time Kurt cries, but his [[spoiler: silent, heartbroken reaction to Finn calling him a fag and his father throwing Finn out is probably the worst.]]

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* Any time Kurt cries, but his [[spoiler: silent, heartbroken reaction to Finn calling him a fag and his father throwing Finn out is probably the worst.]]



** Special mention goes to NBK's famous [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]] where [[spoiler: Karofsky grabs Kurt's face and kisses him.]] Normally it would lead to a comedic "What the hell just happened?!" or a SlapSlapKiss [[FoeYay storyline]], but instead [[spoiler: Kurt]] is as confused as an actual person would be in that situation.
*** Heck, I'm not a regular watcher of the show and that scene got to me. Why? Look at it from Kurt's perspective - he thought that if he stood up to his bully, even if he had to do it a couple of times, Karofsky would eventually get the message and maybe realise Kurt had no interest in him. Or Kurt could threaten him with school disciplinary action. Instead, the Wham Moment happens - knowing [[spoiler: Karofsky is gay]] makes it infinitely harder for Kurt. Now he can't rat him out because he sympathises with him, and standing up to him again would probably achieve nothing. Feeling like all he can do is take the abuse ultimately drives him to leave the school. Worse, he might feel obligated to protect Karofsky because he doesn't want [[spoiler: his feelings to be hurt if Kurt rejects him.]] Amidst all the petty cast it just shows how nice and how human Kurt is, and it's hard watching for anyone who's tried standing up to a bully, in any measure, and gotten nowhere and had no support from their school.
* Terri[[spoiler: 's false-pregnancy being revealed and Will walking out. She did it all just to make him stay, and it backfired /spectacularly/.]]

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** Special mention goes to NBK's famous [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]] where [[spoiler: Karofsky grabs Kurt's face and kisses him.]] him. Normally it would lead to a comedic "What the hell just happened?!" or a SlapSlapKiss [[FoeYay storyline]], but instead [[spoiler: Kurt]] Kurt is as confused as an actual person would be in that situation.
*** Heck, I'm not a regular watcher of the show and that scene got to me. Why? Look at it from Kurt's perspective - he thought that if he stood up to his bully, even if he had to do it a couple of times, Karofsky would eventually get the message and maybe realise Kurt had no interest in him. Or Kurt could threaten him with school disciplinary action. Instead, the Wham Moment happens - knowing [[spoiler: Karofsky is gay]] gay makes it infinitely harder for Kurt. Now he can't rat him out because he sympathises with him, and standing up to him again would probably achieve nothing. Feeling like all he can do is take the abuse ultimately drives him to leave the school. Worse, he might feel obligated to protect Karofsky because he doesn't want [[spoiler: his feelings to be hurt if Kurt rejects him.]] him. Amidst all the petty cast it just shows how nice and how human Kurt is, and it's hard watching for anyone who's tried standing up to a bully, in any measure, and gotten nowhere and had no support from their school.
* Terri[[spoiler: 's Terri's false-pregnancy being revealed and Will walking out. She did it all just to make him stay, and it backfired /spectacularly/.]]



* Admit it, you cried during the scene in 1x19 where [[spoiler: Artie uses arm braces to try and walk, crumples to the floor, and refuses to let Tina help him up.]] It's even more of a tearjerker when you know the things that got him excited were doomed from the start, then watching his disappointment as the inherent problems are spelled out.[[spoiler: Arm braces only work when your legs can carry ''some'' of the weight, and the experiments Tina looked up will take years before they reach humans (if successful).]]

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* Admit it, you cried during the scene in 1x19 where [[spoiler: Artie [Artie uses arm braces to try and walk, crumples to the floor, and refuses to let Tina help him up.]] up. It's even more of a tearjerker when you know the things that got him excited were doomed from the start, then watching his disappointment as the inherent problems are spelled out.[[spoiler: out. Arm braces only work when your legs can carry ''some'' of the weight, and the experiments Tina looked up will take years before they reach humans (if successful).]]



** In the second season, seeing his face as he watches [[spoiler: Tina and Mike together]] is heartwrenching.
* Any time Tina cries, you know things are getting serious. Especially her reaction to Bryan Ryan's trashing everyone's dreams, and the scene in "Journey" where [[spoiler: the Glee kids are gathered at Will's house, talking about their good memories of the club.]]

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** In the second season, seeing his face as he watches [[spoiler: Tina and Mike together]] together is heartwrenching.
* Any time Tina cries, you know things are getting serious. Especially her reaction to Bryan Ryan's trashing everyone's dreams, and the scene in "Journey" where [[spoiler: the Glee kids are gathered at Will's house, talking about their good memories of the club.]]



* [[spoiler: Shelby telling Jesse about her regret at never knowing her daughter, Rachel, and singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on a cassette tape to Rachel because she cannot legally contact her until she's 18.]]

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* [[spoiler: Shelby telling Jesse about her regret at never knowing her daughter, Rachel, and singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on a cassette tape to Rachel because she cannot legally contact her until she's 18.]]



* [[spoiler: Sam in Rumors, which led to his quasi-official induction into the Glee club TrueCompanions.]]

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* [[spoiler: Sam in Rumors, which led to his quasi-official induction into the Glee club TrueCompanions.]]



* In Prom Queen [[spoiler: Dave apologizing to Kurt (and meaning it) while tearing up.]]
** And then [[spoiler: him running out of the prom when he can't even dance with Kurt.]]
*** What makes it worse: [[spoiler: Imagine having a secret crush. Imagine wanting that crush every minute of every day, but being afraid to show it because you're afraid to be bullied because of it. Now imagine getting the chance to dance with your crush, on Prom Night, after being crowned Prom King and Queen, ''but not going through with it because you're still afraid.'']]
*** [[spoiler: "Be here when I get back." It's less a demand, less of a request, and more of a plead. Remember for Dave, despite everything else, Kurt has been the one person that knows everything going on, who has forgiven him for everything, and accepts him nevertheless. On top of being the person that made Dave question his sexuality in the fist place. He's basically pleading for Kurt to stick by him so that he has some sort of support network.]]
** [[spoiler: Kurt was voted Prom Queen as a ''[[TeensAreMonsters horrible, horrible joke]].'']] His expression is pure, undiluted ''humiliation''.

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* In Prom Queen [[spoiler: Dave apologizing to Kurt (and meaning it) while tearing up.]]
up.
** And then [[spoiler: him running out of the prom when he can't even dance with Kurt.]]
Kurt.
*** What makes it worse: [[spoiler: Imagine having a secret crush. Imagine wanting that crush every minute of every day, but being afraid to show it because you're afraid to be bullied because of it. Now imagine getting the chance to dance with your crush, on Prom Night, after being crowned Prom King and Queen, ''but not going through with it because you're still afraid.'']]
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"Be here when I get back." It's less a demand, less of a request, and more of a plead.plea. Remember for Dave, despite everything else, Kurt has been the one person that knows everything going on, who has forgiven him for everything, and accepts him nevertheless. On top of being the person that made Dave question his sexuality in the fist place. He's basically pleading for Kurt to stick by him so that he has some sort of support network.]]
network.
** [[spoiler: Kurt was voted Prom Queen as a ''[[TeensAreMonsters horrible, horrible joke]].'']] '' His expression is pure, undiluted ''humiliation''.



** Another from Prom Queen: [[spoiler: Rachel and Quinn's fight in the bathroom. Special mentions to Quinn's horrified "I am so, ''so'' sorry," and Rachel's, "You're a pretty girl, Quinn, the prettiest girl I've ever met-- but there's more to you than that."]]

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** Another from Prom Queen: [[spoiler: Rachel and Quinn's fight in the bathroom. Special mentions to Quinn's horrified "I am so, ''so'' sorry," and Rachel's, "You're a pretty girl, Quinn, the prettiest girl I've ever met-- but there's more to you than that."]]" Many people who wished Rachel & Quinn got together pinpoint this scene as a reason why, as it's one of the most raw, honest scenes these two had together.



** [[spoiler: Becky being kicked off the Cheerios.]]

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** [[spoiler: Becky being kicked off the Cheerios.]]



** [[spoiler: Sue telling Will how Jean died, and asking Kurt and Finn why it was Jean who died and not her.]]
** And the fact that [[spoiler: Jean's funeral was a full house.]] And Sue [[spoiler: not being able to finish her speech because she broke down in tears, and ''Will'' of all people standing up and continuing it for her.]]
** "When you love someone like I loved her([[spoiler:Jean]])... They're a part of you. It's like you're attached by this invisible tether, and no matter how far away you are, you can always feel them... And now, every time I reach for that tether, I know there's no one on the other end, and I feel like I'm falling into nothingness." Coming from Sue, of all people.

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** [[spoiler: Sue telling Will how Jean died, and asking Kurt and Finn why it was Jean who died and not her.]]
her.
** And the fact that [[spoiler: Jean's funeral was a full house.]] house. And Sue [[spoiler: not being able to finish her speech because she broke down in tears, and ''Will'' of all people standing up and continuing it for her.]]
her.
** "When you love someone like I loved her([[spoiler:Jean]])...her... They're a part of you. It's like you're attached by this invisible tether, and no matter how far away you are, you can always feel them... And now, every time I reach for that tether, I know there's no one on the other end, and I feel like I'm falling into nothingness." Coming from Sue, of all people.



** [[spoiler: Quinn having her heart broken then Finn having his broken.]]

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** [[spoiler: Quinn having her heart broken then Finn having his broken.]]



** [[spoiler:Emma's brave face when talking to Will at the end, and then watching her sweet smile fade, and turn to complete, utter heartbreak.]] It's like watching her heart shatter in slow motion.
*** Her face? Try [[spoiler: Terri's. She tells Will that she's over him, and they part on good terms. But you can tell when she watches him talk to Emma that she's still in love with him, and doesn't want to go.]]

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** [[spoiler:Emma's Emma's brave face when talking to Will at the end, and then watching her sweet smile fade, and turn to complete, utter heartbreak.]] heartbreak. It's like watching her heart shatter in slow motion.
*** Her face? Try [[spoiler: Terri's. She tells Will that she's over him, and they part on good terms. But you can tell when she watches him talk to Emma that she's still in love with him, and doesn't want to go.]]



** Santana's face after Finn [[spoiler: outs her.]] Even though later its going to get so much worse, for that one moment, its the absolute worst thing Santana can imagine happening (because even the worst pessimist could not have imagined the ad coming) and its happening right then in a crowded, public hallway. All of her control over what is a very personal, very scary process was yanked out from under her and you can see every bit of that on her face. Its not even humiliation, like Finn is supposedly taking from her trash-talking. Its pure, animal fear, and its gut-wrenching.

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** Santana's face after Finn [[spoiler: outs her.]] her. Even though later its going to get so much worse, for that one moment, its the absolute worst thing Santana can imagine happening (because even the worst pessimist could not have imagined the ad coming) and its happening right then in a crowded, public hallway. All of her control over what is a very personal, very scary process was yanked out from under her and you can see every bit of that on her face. Its not even humiliation, like Finn is supposedly taking from her trash-talking. Its pure, animal fear, and its gut-wrenching.



** Rachel [[spoiler: pledging her support to Kurt for class president and telling him she's realized that he's part of her New York dream.]]
** Puck's "I used to think Beth was an accident, but now..." speech. He may [[spoiler: want to hook up with Shelby]], but his joy that his little girl has found a loving mother in Shelby is genuine.

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** Rachel [[spoiler: pledging her support to Kurt for class president and telling him she's realized that he's part of her New York dream.]]
dream.
** Puck's "I used to think Beth was an accident, but now..." speech. He may [[spoiler: want to hook up with Shelby]], Shelby, but his joy that his little girl has found a loving mother in Shelby is genuine.



** Blaine gets his first slushie in this episode. Perfectly normal right? Oh well now he's just a full member of the New Directions family - it is after all practically a rite of passage. Well, when it's thrown by [[JerkJock Jerk Jocks]] it is. Instead, [[spoiler:the SmugSnake new Warbler captain throws one at his boyfriend and, well, protective instincts go into gear.]] Well, you're saying, it's just a slushie, how bad could it be? Well when it's [[spoiler:laced with rock salt to the point that it scratches his cornea bad enough he'll need surgery]], it's pretty bad, and Blaine ends up on the ground moaning in the fetal position from the pain.

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** Blaine gets his first slushie in this episode. Perfectly normal right? Oh well now he's just a full member of the New Directions family - it is after all practically a rite of passage. Well, when it's thrown by [[JerkJock Jerk Jocks]] it is. Instead, [[spoiler:the the SmugSnake new Warbler captain throws one at his boyfriend and, well, protective instincts go into gear.]] gear. Well, you're saying, it's just a slushie, how bad could it be? Well when it's [[spoiler:laced laced with rock salt to the point that it scratches his cornea bad enough he'll need surgery]], surgery, it's pretty bad, and Blaine ends up on the ground moaning in the fetal position from the pain.



* The beginning of On My Way, when [[spoiler: Dave Karofsky tries to kill himself. And when his dad finds him.]]
** Before that, [[spoiler:Karofsky going into the locker room to find the other boys had spraypainted the word "FAG" across his locker. Cut to numerous shots of Dave going on Facebook to find ''so many'' hate messages, trying to listen to music to get his mind off it, and ''sobbing like you never thought David Karofsky ever would.'']]
** Kurt [[spoiler:going to the Christian meeting and quietly telling Quinn off for daring to compare what Karofsky went through to what she went through, and cursing himself for ignoring Karofsky's 9+ calls after Valentine's Day.]]
** [[spoiler:Dave tells Kurt that Azimio won't go near him and that his own mom thinks he's diseased.]]
** Quinn [[spoiler:texting while driving and getting hit by a truck.]]
** Sebastian's [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn. Turns out he had met Karofsky before at Scandals, and told him to stay in the closet, and he clearly feels ''horrible'' about it.]]

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* The beginning of On My Way, when [[spoiler: Dave Karofsky tries to kill himself. And when his dad finds him.]]
him.
** Before that, [[spoiler:Karofsky Karofsky going into the locker room to find the other boys had spraypainted the word "FAG" across his locker. Cut to numerous shots of Dave going on Facebook to find ''so many'' hate messages, trying to listen to music to get his mind off it, and ''sobbing like you never thought David Karofsky ever would.'']]
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** Kurt [[spoiler:going going to the Christian meeting and quietly telling Quinn off for daring to compare what Karofsky went through to what she went through, and cursing himself for ignoring Karofsky's 9+ calls after Valentine's Day.]]
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** [[spoiler:Dave Dave tells Kurt that Azimio won't go near him and that his own mom thinks he's diseased.]]
diseased.
** Quinn [[spoiler:texting texting while driving and getting hit by a truck.]]
truck.
** Sebastian's [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn. Turns out he had met Karofsky before at Scandals, and told him to stay in the closet, and he clearly feels ''horrible'' about it.]]



** Sue [[spoiler:blaming herself for not helping Karofsky when she was the principal at the time.]]
** The quick cut away during that scene in the office when Sue says she can't stop thinking about [[spoiler: Dave's father finding him]]. Usually that type of really quick cut is comedic and silly, but it is utterly heart wrenching seeing this grown man shrieking in pain.

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** Sue [[spoiler:blaming blaming herself for not helping Karofsky when she was the principal at the time.]]
time.
** The quick cut away during that scene in the office when Sue says she can't stop thinking about [[spoiler: Dave's father finding him]].him. Usually that type of really quick cut is comedic and silly, but it is utterly heart wrenching seeing this grown man shrieking in pain.



* A meta-example; [[spoiler: Dave's attempted suicide]] isn't even mentioned in the "Previously On" montage in "Big Brother".

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* A meta-example; [[spoiler: Dave's attempted suicide]] suicide isn't even mentioned in the "Previously On" montage in "Big Brother".



* From "Dance with Somebody," the scenes dealing with Kurt and Blaine's relationship. Particularly [[spoiler: when Blaine finds the texts from Chandler to Kurt]] and the [[spoiler: scene where he finally admits that he's not only upset that Kurt was getting cutesy texts from another guy, though that did make him upset; he's upset that Kurt's leaving and that it could be the end of their relationship.]]
** One could only hope, since [[spoiler: Blaine did the same, BEHIND KURT'S BACK, and ''kept justifying himself even after he was caught'']].

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* From "Dance with Somebody," the scenes dealing with Kurt and Blaine's relationship. Particularly [[spoiler: when Blaine finds the texts from Chandler to Kurt]] Kurt and the [[spoiler: scene where he finally admits that he's not only upset that Kurt was getting cutesy texts from another guy, though that did make him upset; he's upset that Kurt's leaving and that it could be the end of their relationship.]]
relationship.
** One could only hope, since [[spoiler: in the next season Blaine did the same, BEHIND KURT'S BACK, and ''kept justifying himself even after he was caught'']].caught''. And what could make it worse? It wasn't texts...



** In Emma's office, as soon as blaine says [[spoiler: and while we're being perfectly honest...]] until [[spoiler: they make up and he hugs kurt like he's afraid to let go.]] Made even sadder when you remember that Blaine transferred schools for the sole purpose of getting to spend more time with Kurt every day. And though the new directions has come to accept him as someone other than just Kurt's boyfriend, every single member of ND would still take Kurt's side no matter what. He doesn't have a true bond with anyone at that school other than Kurt, and Kurt is going away for college within a few weeks. Poor baby.
** And this. [[spoiler: "You're right, I have been distant...And I'm sorry. But I'm trying to practice what life is going to be like without you."]]
** AAAND this. [[spoiler: "I love you so much." "I love you, too."]]

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** In Emma's office, as soon as blaine Blaine says [[spoiler: and while we're being perfectly honest...]] honest... until [[spoiler: they make up and he hugs kurt Kurt like he's afraid to let go.]] go. Made even sadder when you remember that Blaine transferred schools for the sole purpose of getting to spend more time with Kurt every day. And though the new directions has come to accept him as someone other than just Kurt's boyfriend, every single member of ND would still take Kurt's side no matter what. He doesn't have a true bond with anyone at that school other than Kurt, and Kurt is going away for college within a few weeks. Poor baby.
** And this. [[spoiler: "You're right, I have been distant...And I'm sorry. But I'm trying to practice what life is going to be like without you."]]
"
** AAAND this. [[spoiler: "I love you so much." "I love you, too."]]"



** Puck is going to [[spoiler: fail high school]].
** Rachel [[spoiler: choked on her audition, and won't be getting into NYADA.]]

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** Puck is convinced he's going to [[spoiler: fail high school]].
school.
** Rachel [[spoiler: choked on her audition, and thinks she won't be getting into NYADA.]]



** Beiste was beaten by Cooter. [[spoiler: And even though everybody told her not to, she stayed with him because she's afraid nobody else will ever care for her.]]

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** Beiste was beaten by Cooter. [[spoiler: And even though everybody told her not to, she stayed with him because she's afraid nobody else will ever care for her.]]



** From the actual episode, [[spoiler: only Rachel made it into NYADA. Kurt was denied.]]
** Brittany [[spoiler:couldn't graduate]].
** [[spoiler: Finn and Rachel broke up.]] Even if you hated their coupledom as much as I did, it was still a heartbreaking scene.
** That episode's final song because of [[spoiler:the breakup]].
* Season 4 premier "The New Rachel". Marley's mom is willing to keep their relationship a secret and sew J Crew tags on top of Wal-Mart clothing just so that the other kids think she's cool, because in her last school she didn't have any friends, then Sam eventually telling her he knows her mom does that because his did as well.

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** From the actual episode, [[spoiler: only Rachel made it into NYADA. Kurt was denied.]]
denied.
** Brittany [[spoiler:couldn't graduate]].
couldn't graduate.
** [[spoiler: Finn and Rachel broke up.]] up. Even if you hated their coupledom as much as I did, it was still a heartbreaking scene.
** That episode's final song because of [[spoiler:the breakup]].
the breakup.
* Season 4 premier premiere "The New Rachel". Marley's mom is willing to keep their relationship a secret and sew J Crew tags on top of Wal-Mart clothing just so that the other kids think she's cool, because in her last school she didn't have any friends, then Sam eventually telling her he knows her mom does that because his did as well.



* Blaine and Kurt's fight in Battery Park during "The Break Up", leading into the "Don't Speak" quartet with Finn and Rachel. The fact that they spent almost two years together only for them [[spoiler:to end like this, with Blaine admitting cheating]] was just... ouch.

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* Blaine and Kurt's fight in Battery Park during "The Break Up", leading into the "Don't Speak" quartet with Finn and Rachel. The fact that they spent almost two years together only for them [[spoiler:to to end like this, with Blaine admitting cheating]] cheating was just... ouch.



** The entirety of "The Break Up", for that matter, since almost all the official couples that ran through the series came to an end (except maybe Will and Emma).

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** The entirety of "The Break Up", for that matter, since almost all the official couples that ran through the series came to an end (except maybe Will and Emma).



*** Oh, you ''cannot'' mention The Scientist without mentioning the montage during the number: [[spoiler: You know the one that starts with Rachel and Finn's first date and kiss, leads into Lea Michele's gorgeous belting of "I'm going back to the start," and then goes into the very beginnings of all of the couples: Blaine and Kurt in the hallway at Dalton holding hands when they first met, Will and Emma's first kiss, Santana and Brittany on their first Valentine's Day as an official couple being adorable in the choir room...]] Seriously, thanks to this episode, my tear ducts may never function properly again!

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*** Oh, you ''cannot'' mention The Scientist without mentioning the montage during the number: [[spoiler: You know the one that starts with Rachel and Finn's first date and kiss, leads into Lea Michele's gorgeous belting of "I'm going back to the start," and then goes into the very beginnings of all of the couples: Blaine and Kurt in the hallway at Dalton holding hands when they first met, Will and Emma's first kiss, Santana and Brittany on their first Valentine's Day as an official couple being adorable in the choir room...]] room... Seriously, thanks to this episode, my tear ducts may never function properly again!



** The Flashback to [[spoiler: Blaine after he was implied to have slept with Eli. Within seconds he goes from "what have I done" to "I can't believe I did that" to "how am I going to tell Kurt". The poor guy knows how bad he screwed up, and it's pretty clear that he hates himself for letting it happen.]]
* In "Thanksgiving", Marley [[spoiler: collapses on stage because she's been depriving herself of food in hopes of fitting into her sectionals dress.]]

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** The Flashback to [[spoiler: Blaine after he was implied to have slept with Eli. Within seconds he goes from "what have I done" to "I can't believe I did that" to "how am I going to tell Kurt". The poor guy knows how bad he screwed up, and it's pretty clear that he hates himself for letting it happen.]]
happen.
* In "Thanksgiving", Marley [[spoiler: collapses on stage because she's been depriving herself of food in hopes of fitting into her sectionals dress.]]



* In "Swan Song", [[spoiler: Marley fainting on stage leads to the New Directions being disqualified from Sectionals and Sue taking the choir room.]]

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* In "Swan Song", [[spoiler: Marley fainting on stage leads to the New Directions being disqualified from Sectionals and Sue taking the choir room.]]



* "I Do" has [[spoiler: Emma running away at the altar.]]
** As well as the revelation that Brody might be a prostitute, [[spoiler: and Rachel may or may not be pregnant through him.]]
*** How about "We've Got Tonight"? Not only is the song about lost loves uniting for one final night together, but this was the final song Cory Montieth & Lea Michele sang together on before he died.
* The end of 'Girls (and Boys) on Film" has Finn demand that Will punch him as punishment for [[spoiler: kissing Emma]]. Because Finn still has such low self esteem that he (somewhat rightfully) blames himself for the entirety of the previous episode's drama and is no longer worthy of being Will's friend.
** Good - Brody is not a prostitute. The latest theory regarding Brody is that he is actually [[spoiler: a drug dealer]].
** Also the Come What May sequence. Especially [[spoiler: the flashbacks to the first time Kurt and Blaine met and the first time they had sex. As well as the reveal that it was all a daydream taking place in Kurt's mind while watching Moulin Rouge.]] Then they really drive it home at the end of the episode when [[spoiler: Kurt reveals that while he's still in love with Blaine, he desperately wants to be over him.]] The poor shippers' hearts.
* From ''Feud'', [[spoiler: Brody is indeed a prostitute. He's not proud of it, and only does it to pay for his tuition at NYADA. And when Rachel finds out, she shames and humiliates him by patronisingly and condescendingly handing him money before insulting him and breaking up with him, and Finn beats the crap out of him, warning to him to "stay away from [his] future wife".]]

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** Double tearjerker for Quinn's death as it wasn't a quick death. The accident broke her, leaving her a breathing husk. Quinn Fabray died at the scene. The rest of her took a while to catch up.
* "I Do" has [[spoiler: Emma running away at the altar.]]
altar.
** As well as the revelation that Brody might be a prostitute, [[spoiler: and Rachel may or may not be pregnant through him.]]
had a pregnancy scare because of him.
*** How about "We've Got Tonight"? Not only is the song about lost loves uniting for one final night together, but this was the final song Cory Montieth & Lea Michele sang together on before he died.
* The end of 'Girls (and Boys) on Film" has Finn demand that Will punch him as punishment for [[spoiler: kissing Emma]].Emma. Because Finn still has such low self esteem that he (somewhat rightfully) blames himself for the entirety of the previous episode's drama and is no longer worthy of being Will's friend.
** Good - Brody is not a prostitute. The latest theory regarding Brody is that he is actually [[spoiler: a drug dealer]].
dealer.
** Also the Come What May sequence. Especially [[spoiler: the flashbacks to the first time Kurt and Blaine met and the first time they had sex. As well as the reveal that it was all a daydream taking place in Kurt's mind while watching Moulin Rouge.]] Then they really drive it home at the end of the episode when [[spoiler: Kurt reveals that while he's still in love with Blaine, he desperately wants to be over him.]] him. The poor shippers' hearts.
* From ''Feud'', [[spoiler: Brody is indeed a prostitute. He's not proud of it, and only does it to pay for his tuition at NYADA. And when Rachel finds out, she shames and humiliates him by patronisingly and condescendingly handing him money before insulting him and breaking up with him, and Finn beats the crap out of him, warning to him to "stay away from [his] future wife".]]



* "Shooting Star". Oh where do we begin? [[spoiler: A gun goes off at school, trapping most of the club in the choir room. ''Most'', but not all. Brittany is stuck standing on top of a toilet by herself in the bathroom for most of the experience, and Tina is stuck on the outside and can't contact any of her friends. Nobody knows if any of the others parties are even ''alive''. Sam tries several times to break out of the choir room and save Brittany, and Will basically has to put him in a headlock to keep him from endangering everyone. Then it turns out that ''Becky'' had brought the gun to school because she was scared for her safety, and when she showed it to Sue and Sue tried to take it it went off. So Sue covers for Becky, says that it was her gun, and is summarily fired.]]
** There's also that moment when [[spoiler:Marley calls her mother, since the kitchen doesn't have a back way out. Her phone's across the room from her, and so she can't pick up. Eventually, Marley hangs up, and you can see both her and her mother assuming the worst.]]

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* "Shooting Star". Oh where do we begin? [[spoiler: A gun goes off at school, trapping most of the club in the choir room. ''Most'', but not all. Brittany is stuck standing on top of a toilet by herself in the bathroom for most of the experience, and Tina is stuck on the outside and can't contact any of her friends. Nobody knows if any of the others parties are even ''alive''. Sam tries several times to break out of the choir room and save Brittany, and Will basically has to put him in a headlock to keep him from endangering everyone. Then it turns out that ''Becky'' had brought the gun to school because she was scared for her safety, and when she showed it to Sue and Sue tried to take it it went off. So Sue covers for Becky, says that it was her gun, and is summarily fired.]]
fired.
** There's also that moment when [[spoiler:Marley Marley calls her mother, since the kitchen doesn't have a back way out. Her phone's across the room from her, and so she can't pick up. Eventually, Marley hangs up, and you can see both her and her mother assuming the worst.]]



** Ryder to [[spoiler: Unique, aka Katie]]: "I'm not going to punch you. [[TranquilFury But I'm never talking to you again.]]"
** Brittany's [[spoiler: teary eyed goodbye to the club as she tells them about her MIT early admission and how much she'll miss them, because they're her family.]]

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** Ryder to [[spoiler: Unique, aka Katie]]: Katie: "I'm not going to punch you. [[TranquilFury But I'm never talking to you again.]]"
** Brittany's [[spoiler: teary eyed goodbye to the club as she tells them about her MIT early admission and how much she'll miss them, because they're her family.]]



** Marley and Jake [[spoiler: have a fight over Marley's refusal to sleep with him, after which it's implied that he went and slept with Bree.]] Marley doesn't know yet, but it's not hard to imagine the turn things will take when she finds out.

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** Marley and Jake [[spoiler: have a fight over Marley's refusal to sleep with him, after which it's implied that he went and slept with Bree.]] Bree. Marley doesn't know yet, but it's not hard to imagine the turn things will take when she finds out.



** Kitty spends the majority of the episode coldly brushing off Marley's attempts to help her get the role of the Virgin Mary in the school's live-action Nativity Scene, only to ruthlessly snark at Marley when the latter ends up with the role. When Marley asks why she's acting that way, Kitty confesses that [[spoiler: she actually ''did'' want the role, but after everything she'd done to Marley and others, she didn't feel deserving of it.]]

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** Kitty spends the majority of the episode coldly brushing off Marley's attempts to help her get the role of the Virgin Mary in the school's live-action Nativity Scene, only to ruthlessly snark at Marley when the latter ends up with the role. When Marley asks why she's acting that way, Kitty confesses that [[spoiler: she actually ''did'' want the role, but after everything she'd done to Marley and others, she didn't feel deserving of it.]]



** [[spoiler: They ''lose'' Regionals, forcing Sue to pull their funding. (Something she makes very clear she'd rather not do.)]]

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** [[spoiler: They ''lose'' Regionals, forcing Sue to pull their funding. (Something she makes very clear she'd rather not do.)]] )



** [[spoiler: Glee Club is officially over and there's no chance of them bouncing back this time.]]
** [[spoiler: The performance of [[Music/{{Journey}} Don't Stop Believing]], the show's SignatureSong[=/=]BootstrappedTheme. It starts with the original five then slowly growing to include nearly everyone who was ever in New Directions except for those few members who are no longer around.]]
** [[spoiler: For fans of the newbies their final scene in the choir room was extremely touching. Made worse knowing we'll likely never see them again.]]
** Slightly mitigated with the reveal that in season 6, [[spoiler: Rachel will [[http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/glee-final-season-rachel-berry-returns-mckinley-high-2014278 return to McKinley]] to take charge of the New Directions.]]
** [[spoiler: The video Artie and Holly made for Will featuring the glee club leaving touching and moving messages for his future child.]]
** [[spoiler: Will bowing to an empty choir room while we hear the voices of New Directions from their Season One Finale. Hearing Cory's voice while Will leaves for the last time is absolutely heartbreaking.]]

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** [[spoiler: Glee Club is is, for the time being, officially over and there's no chance of them bouncing back this time.]]
time.
** [[spoiler: The performance of [[Music/{{Journey}} Don't Stop Believing]], Believing, the show's SignatureSong[=/=]BootstrappedTheme. It starts with the original five then slowly growing to include nearly everyone who was ever in New Directions except for those few members who are no longer around.]]
around.
** [[spoiler: For fans of the newbies their final scene in the choir room was extremely touching. Made worse knowing (with the except of two cameos in the final season and GrandFinale) we'll likely never see them again.]]
again.
** Slightly mitigated with the reveal that in season 6, [[spoiler: Rachel will [[http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/glee-final-season-rachel-berry-returns-mckinley-high-2014278 return returned to McKinley]] to take charge of the New Directions.]]
Directions.
** [[spoiler: The video Artie and Holly made for Will featuring the glee club leaving touching and moving messages for his future child.]]
child.
** [[spoiler: Will bowing to an empty choir room while we hear the voices of New Directions from their Season One Finale. Hearing Cory's voice while Will leaves for the last time is absolutely heartbreaking.]]



** Learning that everything has gone straight to hell since the end of Season 5: Rachel's TV show? [[spoiler: It tanked...''hard!'']] Also, [[spoiler: her dads got divorced and her old house is being sold.]] Blaine's marriage to Kurt? [[spoiler: Not only did it not happen, but Kurt and Blaine broke up.]] Also, [[spoiler: Blaine dropped out of NYADA.]] On the [=McKinley=] end, remember how Sue shut down the New Directions after the Nationals loss? Well, [[spoiler: she not only shut them down, she forced the former members to transfer to other schools]], meaning if you grew attached to any of those characters, you can forget about seeing them again.

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** Learning that everything has gone straight to hell since the end of Season 5: Rachel's TV show? [[spoiler: It tanked...''hard!'']] ''hard!'' Also, [[spoiler: her dads got divorced and her old house is being sold.]] sold. Blaine's marriage to Kurt? [[spoiler: Not only did it not happen, but Kurt and Blaine broke up.]] up again. Also, [[spoiler: Blaine dropped out of NYADA.]] NYADA and went back to Dalton. On the [=McKinley=] end, remember how Sue shut down the New Directions after the Nationals loss? Well, [[spoiler: she not only shut them down, she forced the former members to transfer to other schools]], schools, meaning if you grew attached to any of those characters, you can forget about seeing them again.



** Dave as [[spoiler: Blaine's]] rebound. You just know the poor guy doesn't stand a chance. And instead of being jealous of [[spoiler: Kurt]], he's extremely nice and welcoming and wants them all to be friends.

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** Dave as [[spoiler: Blaine's]] Blaine's rebound. You just know that with it being the final season and Ryan Murphy going for the "happily ever after" ending, the poor guy doesn't stand a chance. And instead of being jealous of [[spoiler: Kurt]], Kurt, he's extremely nice and welcoming and wants them all to be friends.



* In "2009", the first half of the finale, we spend most of the episode watching the original cast come together for the first time. On its own, that would be enough, being reminded of how insecure and desperate they all were (Kurt is even shown leafing through a pamphlet about suicide). Then, at the end, we see Mr. Schue walking into the hallway, and the coloring of the shot changes just slightly. And that's when you know what's coming: [[spoiler: a re-airing of "Don't Stop Believing" from the pilot.]]
* Of course the grand finale, "Dreams Come True" was going to be tearjerking. Especially with "I Lived", what with every single person involved in the glee club from day one gathering for one last song, ending on a shot of the new plaque dedicating the [[spoiler: Finn Hudson Auditorium with the words, "See the world not as it is, but as it ''should'' be."]] ''Glee'' in a nutshell.

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* In "2009", the first half of the finale, we spend most of the episode watching the original cast come together for the first time. On its own, that would be enough, being reminded of how insecure and desperate they all were (Kurt is even shown leafing through a pamphlet about suicide). Then, at the end, we see Mr. Schue walking into the hallway, and the coloring of the shot changes just slightly. And that's when you know what's coming: [[spoiler: a re-airing of "Don't Stop Believing" from the pilot.]]
pilot.
* Of course the grand finale, GrandFinale, "Dreams Come True" was going to be tearjerking. Especially with "I Lived", what with every single person involved in the glee club from day one gathering for one last song, ending on a shot of the new plaque dedicating the [[spoiler: Finn Hudson Auditorium with the words, "See the world not as it is, but as it ''should'' be."]] " ''Glee'' in a nutshell.nutshell, as is its final words... "With every broken bone, I swear, I lived".
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* Okay why the hell has nobody mentioned Santana's admitting her feelings to Britanny in Sexy and how she's afraid to go public because of the consquences? That single moment humanized Santana and launched her from stereotypical bitch to Woobie status. Naya Rivera was amazing in that scene

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* Okay why the hell has nobody mentioned Santana's admitting Santana'admitting her feelings to Britanny in Sexy "Sexy" and how she's afraid to go public because of the consquences? consquences. That single moment humanized Santana and launched her from stereotypical bitch to Woobie status. Naya Rivera was amazing in that scenescene.
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