Glee Season Finale — Was It Everything You Hoped For?

by Susan

Glee Finale

When I turned on my TV tonight to indulge in the Glee Season Finale, I was actually a little scared that the writers would tie up the show with a pretty bow that didn’t belong. But of course, I didn’t need to worry. The writers behind Glee definitely know what they’re doing.

Before I go any further, If you haven’t seen the Glee Season Finale that aired last night, Tuesday, June 8, stop reading and go watch it online… NOW! (For USA Viewers. For Canadians.)

Okay, now I trust you’ve seen the show and I’m not going to shock you with a spoiler.

So, tell me… wasn’t it amazing? EPIC!

Why hasn’t TV been like this all along?

Glee has redefined television and basically ruined all other shows for me. Nothing can compete. But tonight, Glee even outshone itself.

I think it was as close to perfect as I could imagine.

I love that as much as I wanted New Directions to win Regionals and Quinn to keep her baby, they didn’t win and she gave up her baby. Because that’s what would/should have happened.

I’m trying to imagine if I were one of the writers, if I would have done anything differently. And I can’t think of a single scene I would change.

What about you? Is there anything you would have changed about the Glee Season Finale?

Also, I’d love to know what were your favorite moments?

My Top Five Favorite Glee Season Finale Moments

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’
    I’m so happy that they came full circle with this over-the-top-inspiring song.

  3. Quinn delivers her baby to the beat of Bohemian Rhapsody.
    That is a long song, but still a far stretch for it to carry Quinn from water breaking to baby in arms. But who cares, right? It was THE best delivery in TV history.

  5. Sue ruled this episode.
    A sample of her brilliance…
    In response to Will’s, “I should shake your hand.”
    “Not unless you got some hand sanitizer. I’ve seen that car you drive. I don’t want to catch poor.” Sue

  7. Love confessions x3

  9. To Sir With Love
    I’ve always loved this song and it couldn’t be more fitting for our beloved Mr. Schu.

So tell me, would you have changed anything? What scenes did you love the most?

Written by Susan — Gleek and Mom Blogger
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1 Beth June 9, 2010 at 7:33 am

Yes, and then some! I adore that show, and Will…..Him singing Somewhere over the Rainbow had me swooning!


2 Susan June 9, 2010 at 7:48 am

Isn’t it just so fun to swoon?


3 Lesley June 9, 2010 at 8:20 am

Oh Susan you nailed it with the top 5 of the night. I could not have put it better myself. I swear my heart skipped a beat when Finn told Rachel he loved her. I was like *gasp* awwwww *sigh*. hahaha! I cried my eyes out through half of this episode but it was very much worth it. I’m also with Beth’s comment Somewhere Over the Rainbow was awesome!! I could talk about this all day long so I’m gonna stop now before I embarrass myself. :)

And one last thing…just so others can know this. A couple weeks ago Amazon had Season 1 Volume 1 for $18 then $20 last week, now last night as soon as the show was off it was $29. This is soooo upsetting to me. I know some will say it’s only $9 but that’s $9 they are just cheating me out of. I mean if I had had the $18 at the time I would have bought it then… They are totally taking advantage of the fact that us Gleeks will want to watch it while they are on break. It makes me want to scream! :(


4 Susan June 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

I KNOW. I loved the way Finn said I love you and that it didn’t feel like Rachel needed to reply with a “I love you too.” Type of thing. Her smile was enough. I loved it.

The whole episode was soooooo good. I smile just thinking about it.

Brutal about that price jump in the CD.


5 Erin June 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

Somewhere Over the Rainbow was right up there too! I actually cried a few times during the show! And nothing better than a show choir Journey medley!

I was not disappointed one bit!


6 Erin June 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

Oh! And Rachel and Finn made me grin from ear to ear – how adorable are they together?!


7 Susan June 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

Yes. So adorable. It was one of my favorite scenes with the two of them.


8 Mary June 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love GLEE! (I even recap it for Blissfully Domestic!) I loved the music last night, loved Puck and Quinn, loved Rachel and Finn, and was blown away by Vocal Adrenaline’s performance of Bohemian Rhapsody. Faithfully is my all-time favorite song, and I thought the kids did a GREAT job with it. And everyone in the Glee club looked sooo gorgeous at Regionals!

I didn’t like a few things: Will’s profession of love to Emma. I think he is ridiculous when he’s trying to be love-y to her. I just don’t buy it for some reason (but I buy the rest of this crazy show? Um, yes.). The finale didn’t have nearly enough Kurt for me. And I am realllly hoping this is the last we see of the storyline with Rachel’s lousy mom.

But overall, this was a GREAT ending to a SUPER fun show! Love it!


9 Susan June 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

How fun that you recap Glee on BD!

Puck was fabulous, wasn’t he? He’s definitely a fav of mine.

I hear what you’re saying about Will. Somehow his relationship with Emma doesn’t quite have the right stuff. I can’t nail it down exactly either… it’s just something about it.

And YES, I really missed Kurt in this episode. Not nearly enough of him. I think it wasn’t likely an easy fix as the episode was so tight as it was, there just wasn’t enough time to get a good does of Kurt.

I was wondering if I was the only one not loving Rachel’s mom. I was almost a little disappointed when she adopted the baby. Seemed a little bit too much… and I don’t want to see much more of her next season.


10 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls June 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

I couldn’t agree with you more, Susan! I hate when shows head away from where the spirit of the characters and the previous shows were taking them – and Glee got it so right. It was not only the perfect ending to this season, but it sets up next season to keep things right on track too. There were so many great moments – the ones you mentioned, and I also loved Emma’s show down with Figgins, and that in the end, after everything, Sue actually voted for New Directions – but would never admit it to Will and led him to believe she was behind their losing.

Can’t wait for next season!! :)


11 Susan June 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

Yes, I loved Emma too.

Yes, next season is nicely set up and I will be waiting, waiting, waiting as patiently as is possible.


12 Carrie June 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

LOVED it! My almost-3-year old was still up and he was dancing along to the whole thing. Loved the music, loved the storylines. Great job, Glee!


13 Michelle B June 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I was watching the first four episodes over the weekend. With every song, my 2 1/2 yr old would say, “Mom! I’m dancing to my favorite song!” Too cute!


14 Susan June 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

So cute! I love watching my kids dance.


15 Michelle B June 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

All I can say is that I’m so glad I caught on to the Glee craze a few weeks ago! I loved all parts of it and the finale had me crying three different times!!!!
I’m def going to download To Sir With Love. I love that song and now I love it more.
I’ve been trying to figure out why I’ve gotten so involved with the show. Then it hit me last night as they were performing at the competion. I was in choir in HS. I wished over and over that we could do fun songs like that. We never did, just latin and the usual choir songs. The show brings back so many memories for me.


16 Susan June 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I totally love “To Sir With Love”! Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant did a version of it together several years ago that I heard online and I’ve loved the song ever since.

I was never in choir in HS, b/c I cannot sing at all… but our school never did any fun songs in any of their choirs. I’d never even heard of show choir before Glee. (But I did go to HS 20 years ago.)


17 Jennifer, Snapshot June 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Yes! I loved it! I swoon over Will, but not the teenagers, although the look on Puck’s face at the birth was swoonable.


18 Susan June 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Ha ha Jenniifer… that’s funny about not swooning over the teenagers. I still swoon over Puck b/c he’s no teenager. LOL. Nor is Finn or Jesse. I totally swoon over Jesse… I just love his hair so much. Too fun.


19 Boston Mamas June 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

YES. I was so, so happy they didn’t cheese out and have ND win the competition and have Quinn keep her baby. And they’ve done a great job with Sue’s character too.

Great set up for the next season! -Christine


20 Susan June 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Yes, I’ve been a little worried all along that they’d have ND win Nationals. It’s much better this way.


21 Aislinn June 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

It had me laughing and crying all at once, but I also wanted them to win, but thinking back what fun would that have been? Its not the cookie cutter show where everything is all wrapped up all pretty. It shows that real life is not winning everything and that sometimes you have to ork harder for something the next year!!


22 Eos Mom June 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I loved the finale so much! LOVED the Journey medley. When Vocal Adrenaline came on doing Bohemian Rhapsody, I about fell over. I loved it when Rachel told her birth mom, “we won” or whatever because Jesse has no heart. When Rachel’s mom showed up at the hospital I was so afraid she was there to talk Quinn out of giving up her baby so I was very relieved to see it was the opposite and she went on to adopt the baby. I thought Olivia Newton John was awesome (“why didn’t all the groups do a tribute to me?”). Loved that Sue came through in the end. Great episode!!!


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