Last night, “Glee” season 5 premiered with Part 1 of their two-week Beatles tribute. The season premiere also featured crucial developments in the relationship between Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss).
The season 4 finale left us with a cliff-hanger, as Blaine purchased a ring, and was getting ready to propose to his ex-boyfriend.
During last night’s premiere, Kurt accepted Blaine’s proposal to be a couple again. They sealed the deal with a performance of “Got To Get You Into My Life.”
At the end of the episode, Blaine assembled New Directions, the Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline, and the Haverbrook Deaf Choir, and serenaded Kurt in the hallway at Dalton Academy where they had first met. Set to “All You Need Is Love,” Blaine asked Kurt to marry him.
I’ll admit that it was a beautiful and romantic proposal, but I have to wonder if it was too soon to reunite the couple. I’m still not sold on this engagement story line. Here’s a look at five reasons why Kurt may have been better off turning down his proposal.
1. Darren Himself Doesn’t Support The ‘Klaine’ Engagement
It’s never a good sign when the actor involved is not on board with the story line.
In a video segment titled, “If I Could Talk To My Character,” Darren offered some tough love for his TV alter-ego. As he commented, “I would sit Blaine down and say listen. You know, the whole Kurt thing, very uncool. I understand you want to get married, but you’re a bit young. So cool your jets, mate, and yeah, you’ll be fine.”
2. We Don’t Need Another Teen Engagement Story Line
I get it–“Glee” has a huge void to fill with “Finchel” no longer being in the picture. This may explain why World’s Greatest Dad Burt (Mike O’Malley) suddenly changed his tune about Blaine’s proposal. Last season, he was advising Blaine to wait, and to let life work itself out. If they were meant to be, then it would happen in its own time.
Suddenly in season 5, Burt is driving Kurt to his proposal and giving him a carpe diem speech, talking about how he was glad to have married young, and how he didn’t know that he would lose his wife so soon.
It’s heartbreaking to think that Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) will not have their happy ending. But does that necessarily mean that Kurt and Blaine should jump into an engagement? If they’re really in love, then do they really need a ring or a piece of paper to prove it at this time?
3. Kurt Needs To Be Free To Find Himself in New York
Their first attempt at a long-distance relationship was a disaster. Kurt and Blaine have very different lives right now. This is not to say that it can’t work, but for now, Kurt needs to put himself first.
In season 4, he really came into his own, shining at his Vogue internship, fighting his way into NYADA, and beating Rachel in the diva-off. He owes it to himself to fully dedicate himself to his life in New York and to explore the options are available to him.
Kurt likely accepted Blaine’s proposal because he got caught up in the moment. But once the reality sets in, these doubts will starting kicking in again. Even Burt commented, “you look like I’m driving you to your execution.”
4. ‘Klaine’ Reunion Should Be Saved For the Series Finale
Kurt and Blaine had a sweet courtship, and they were an endearing couple. But after awhile, it was kind of boring to watch. During season 3, Kurt even commented on how they had become like an old married couple, and how they had to “schedule make-out sessions.”
I’m open to Klaine as endgame, if it’s done organically, and in a way that’s respectful to both characters. But why not wait until the series finale? I’m not up for a two-season snoozefest of wedded Klaine bliss.
5. Better Yet, Blaine Should Propose To Sam (Chord Overstreet) Instead
Sure, Blaine was sorry for cheating on Kurt, and he spent much of season 4 trying to earn back his trust. However, he also spent a large part of the season crushing on Sam. Given the outpouring of emotion in that Phil Collins performance, Blaine’s feelings for Sam were more than just a silly infatuation.
Besides, Blaine and Sam seem more in synch and are in more similar places in their lives right now. Would it be such a stretch for Sam to switch teams? After all, back in season 2, Chord was once considered for a role as Kurt’s love interest.
Can Kurt and Blaine survive another semester of long distance? Or was it too soon to reunite the couple? Should Kurt have accepted Blaine’s proposal?
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