Raina Deerwater ‘16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
Historically, Glee has gotten worse and worse with each progressing second of it’s own mediocrity. However, there were some problems that have been in the mix since season one. Now, imagine those problems but in a setting of season six Glee. The veiled prejudices of Ryan Murphy layered between the inconsistencies of 20 years old trying to live the lives of 45 year olds would make a very odd episode of television.
Well, look no further. “A Wedding” has all of that and also, surprisingly a wedding. It is the wedding of Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera), or so we are lead to believe. Sure, these children should be into getting married so early, but they’ve had their ups and downs as a couple and really deserve some happiness. Given how much their characters have been sidelined, compared to let’s say Kurt (Chris Colfer) or Blaine (Darren Criss), these two have earned their moment in the spotlight.
Wait, hold up, this is Glee we are talking about. These lovely, if a bit one-dimensional lesbians, do not get that moment in the spotlight because they are not the image of queer people that Ryan Murphy wants to portray. They are not the stereotypes of the gay men who have dominated the show for so long; they are not bow-tie wearing, musical loving, little white boys. Essentially, they are not Kurt and Blaine. So they can’t have their special day.
Within the first five minutes of the episode Kurt dumps his old stuffy excuse for a boyfriend to fall back into Blaine’s arms. This is fine. They only really broke up because they were trying to get married at 19, and that’s ludicrous. It would destroy any healthy young relationship, where the two people are both growing. It’s perfectly fine for Kurt and Blaine to get back together as long as they just take it slow and remember why they fell in love in the first place.
OR Kurt and Blaine could show up to Brittany and Santana’s wedding, and be encouraged by Brittany and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) of all people that, hey, maybe Kurt and Blaine should also get married. It’s not that bad of an idea, Kurt’s family is there, Blaine’s family is apparently non-existent, and it’s not like Brittany and Santana would want this to be their special day. Lest we forget, Glee, and there can’t be a depiction about gay love when it revolves around women. That would be simply ludacris.
In short, Glee, had a double gay wedding and boy oh boy was it painful. It would be a very effective PSA against gay marriage. These kids really need to stop celebrating their nuptials with OutKast covers and actually get a damn job and figure out their lives. Normally, praying for divorce seems wrong, but “A Wedding” proves a valuable exception to that rule.
Overall Episode Grade: D-
(The only reason this was not an F is because Mike O’Malley was in this episode and he is the best.)
(Also Santana’s grandma turned out to be less homophobic which is nice.)