Gleeks are all abuzz about the Ryan Murphy interview in which he outlines his and fellow creators, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, vision for the final season of “Glee.” To hear Murphy tell it, the story line is part wrap up and part family reunion with “anyone who wants to come back,” invited to participate.
There’ll be a time jump between Seasons 5 and 6, which helps to explain how the writers will manage to relocate the show to an entirely new place. It’s already been in Lima, Ohio, and New York City. Where will the core characters end up next? My money’s on Los Angeles, and here’s why.
Rachel’s Moving to the Small Screen
The studio Rachel (Lea Michele) is working with to develop a TV show pilot is in LA. In fact, she’s already been in hot water with her “Funny Girl” bosses over her divided interests in stage and small screen. Her next logical move will be to the West Coast, and we all know that where Rachel goes, the rest will follow.
It’ll Be a Homecoming for Mercedes
People sometimes forget – Mercedes (Amber Riley) didn’t move to NYC, she’s there temporarily to complete a specific project, her first album. Her career is still founded on LA contacts, and it would actually require more to explain why she didn’t return there than why she did.
You may recall that Puck (Mark Salling) also moved to the West Coast after graduation, and pretended to have a job writing screen plays when he was actually cleaning pools. They’ll be no explanation needed for why he’s there either.
It’s All Entertainment
Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) are entertainers. They can graduate from NYADA during the time jump and go to work in LA. Artie (Kevin McHale) will have time to graduate from film school. Santana (Naya Rivera) seems bound for a career as a publicist. Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.) will dance. Sam (Chord Overstreet) will model, or just be a stay at home dad to him and Mercedes’ kids.
All of these characters are pursuing careers that are likely to converge in really only two places in the United States: New York and LA.
Even Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) might decide to give performance another chance. If not, he could certainly teach in LA or become a stage dad to the child his wife, Emma (Jayma Mays) just bore him.
And Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) – well she could turn up just about anywhere doing just about anything and it would make as much sense as all her previous careers have. Every show has to have a wild card, and Sue is it for “Glee.”
Anyway, it wouldn’t be much fun to watch if we could figure out everything that’s coming up.
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