'Glee's' winter finale ends in cliffhanger
February 22nd, 2012
12:00 PM ET

'Glee's' winter finale ends in cliffhanger

Tuesday night's winter finale of "Glee" packed a lot into its hour, including a cliffhanger – and if you haven't seen the latest episode, you might want to skip this post because it's chock-full of spoilers.

Go on - we'll wait.

Ready? OK. We'll start with the Kurt's former bully Dave Karofsky...

In a tough storyline, Karofsky (played by Max Adler) goes from being the bully to being bullied himself. Facing ridicule because of his sexuality after being outed, he attempts suicide, but survives. It was a bold move for "Glee," but one that Adler has said he's happy the show touched.

"I was incredibly happy that they were brave enough and honest enough to go there, because I think it's a very prevalent issue now in the world," Adler told Entertainment Weekly. "For me, to experience [the bullying through the character] and to walk a mile in someone's shoes, it was incredible and it was an amazing learning experience. Was it easy? No. But valuable? Yes."

And Karofsky's near-fatality wasn't the only brush with death the "Glee" characters had last night.

Rachel and Finn, realizing after Karofsky's suicide attempt that life is too short to wait, decide to get married right after Regionals (which was also smashed into last night's episode).

The impending wedding was suggested by the "Bridesmaids"-esque photo "Glee" star Lea Michele tweeted Monday night, but the actress didn't send any hints about what was going to happen to Dianna Agron's character, Quinn Fabray.

In a cliffhanger scene, Quinn checks a text message from Rachel while driving when she gets into a car accident that seems like it could be the end of Quinn. All viewers got was a "to be continued" title card, though, and they won't find out more until "Glee" returns from its break in April.

The Los Angeles Times points out that the loose ends in the character's storyline have been knotted in a way "that spells goner," and the Huffington Post's Crystal Bell agrees that it's not looking good for Quinn Fabray.

"However," Bell continues, "I don't think the writers actually have the guts to kill one of their main characters. Like Sue [Sylvester] said, I think that she'll once again have to turn her life around."

E! Online reports that Quinn will be back on "Glee" in "some capacity, whether it is a dream sequence, a reduced role, a flashback, a flashforward," or something of the sort, the website says.

If that doesn't sound promising to Quinn fans, E! adds that "nothing has been set in stone" for season 4.

What do you think will become of Quinn, and what do you WANT to happen? And how about Adler's suicide storyline?

We know Lea Michele is a fan: She tweeted to her co-star after last night's show, "I'm in tears over your performance tonight. Amazing job."

Michele added, "Such an unbelievable episode tonight.. Hope everyone liked it.. So sad we don't come back till April!!!!"

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  1. the best selling telescopes

    Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to grasp so much about this, like you wrote the e-book in it or something. I think that you just could do with some percent to pressure the message home a little bit, but instead of that, that is great blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. ssalunkhe

    Finally Glee Season 3 finale episode "Big Brother" will be airing tomorrow, Very much excited to see Quinn's accident status and what gonna happen with her.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Emeline Walker

    Holy crap. I mean that episode was a bit much. I feel as though they crammed way too many issues in at once. Although, on the flip side, it was the most watched episode all season... so obviously Fox and their writers know how to grab viewers.
    Honestly though, I could see Quinn dying, but I feel like that is a bit obvious. I have also come to love her cjaracter, so it would be a tearjerker for sure. I mean everything was wrapped up so neatly there. It would make sense; but at the same time, I'd like to think the writers could have been a bit more creative and clever... Is it April yet?

    February 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    Quinn will be fine... She was driving a VW and they used to do those commercials all the time =)

    February 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Richard Fore

    I luv karofsky he's yummy!

    February 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dad's view

    Is the cliffhanger that we'll never be exposed to this vile tripe again? If so , yeah, it's a good one.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    i'm really glad you guys are covering glee again. last night's episode really did have a ton going on, but i think they were able to fit everything in pretty well. regionals did kind of take a backseet this year though, but the numbers they performed were still good. Loved that they brought back the troubletones too.

    February 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
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