'Glee' Recap: Tragedy Strikes During Finn & Rachel's Wedding

Tue, February 21, 2012 11:18pm EDT by 24 Comments
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Lives hung in the balance on the ‘Glee’ winter finale, as the New Directions prepared to perform at Regionals.

The catalyst for most of what happened on the Feb. 21 episode of Glee was David Karofsky’s (Max Adler) suicide attempt. After being spotted with Kurt (Chris Colfer) at Breadstix, Karofsky was tormented by his classmates. Unable to deal with the humiliation of being outed, he tried to hang himself in his closet. Regardless of what he put Kurt through last season, it was hard watching a teary-eyed Karofsky lay out his suit in preparation for the act. Thankfully, his father caught him in the nick of time.

The near loss of the former McKinley High bully had a profound effect on the New Directions, especially Kurt, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith). Even slimy Sebastian (Grant Gustin), who was ready to blackmail Rachel into skipping Regionals with an obviously Photoshopped nude photograph of Finn, was moved enough by what had happened to raise a white flag. As it turns out, Sebastian hadn’t been very nice to Karofsky, once telling him to go back in the closet. In the end, Sebastian decided to dedicate the Warblers’ performance at Regionals to Karofsky. Was this the last we’ll ever see of the Warbler’s wicked side? Only time will tell.

Kurt took the news of Karofsky’s suicide attempt worse than the others. Feeling somewhat responsible for what had happened because he hadn’t returned any of Karofsky’s calls after Karofsky told Kurt he loved him, Kurt looked for a way to deal with his feelings. After turning to the God Squad, he ended up visiting his former tormentor at the hospital after Regionals. Their reunion was really sweet, with Kurt helping Karofsky realize he has a bright future to look forward to.

Meanwhile, Rachel and Finn decided to move up their wedding date to the Saturday following Regionals. With so much tragedy in the world, they simply didn’t want to wait any longer to be husband and wife. Shortly before the competition, however, they decided to get married by a Justice of the Peace at the Lima Municipal Center immediately following Regionals. As if these teenagers weren’t already being impulsive enough!

What with all that was going on, Regionals came and went. The Warblers took the stage first, giving two solid performances. The New Directions followed, singing three songs. They opened with a better-than-average mash-up of Nicki Minaj‘s “Fly” and R. Kelly‘s “I Believe I Can Fly,” but they really brought down the house with Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger.” They closed with Halestorm‘s “Here’s to Us,” which featured a stunning solo by Rachel. Not that you hadn’t already guessed, but the New Directions took home gold at Regionals.

Later on, at the Lima Municipal Center, family and friends congregated for Finn and Rachel’s wedding, including a pregnant Sue (Jane Lynch), who offered to help Will (Matthew Morrison) with Nationals. Everyone was there except Quinn (Dianna Agron), who was at home changing into her bridesmaid dress. While they waited, Rachel’s gay dads (played to perfection by Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes-Mitchell) and Burt (Mike O’Malley) tried to stop the wedding. When Goldblum’s Hiram suggested faking an epileptic seizure, I nearly lost it. Can someone please tell me why we only met these guys last episode?

It looked as though Finn and Rachel were all ready to go through with the wedding. Then, in the final moments of the episode, Quinn, who had just been reinstated into the Cheerios, got into a terrible car accident on her way to the wedding while texting Rachel. And that’s what you call a cliffhanger, folks!

What did YOU think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? What was your favorite performance at Regionals? Did the New Directions deserve to win? Will Quinn survive her accident? Will Finn and Rachel get married? Sound off in the comments!

– Josh Rosenblatt

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Donisha

Posted at 7:44 AM on July 4, 2012  

Finn and Rechal never. Finn and Quinn foever

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Naomi

Posted at 11:02 AM on April 3, 2012  

I absolutely love glee but i really am eager to find out how mercedes and sam are gonna try to manage their friendship?, will rachel and finn get married after all the drama?, will quinn survive her accident? (being with her bright future of being reinstated into the cheerios and yale), lastly has sebastian finally shown his nice and gentle side and will he ever be the same bully/evil villain he was before?.

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i love shane c :)

Posted at 10:13 AM on March 30, 2012  

i love glee so much …
i love shane c from my school and if he is reading this i really love and miss u :( xx

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Heather

Posted at 6:18 AM on March 23, 2012  

All I know was the krofisci thing will be forgotten next episode, people don’t care and it was only there to give Finn and Rachel to move their wedding up so Quinn can get hit, I did however look it up and Quinn is fine, she is in a wheel chair I don’t know whether she is paralyzed or it is temporary but she looks fine, it was a nail biting episode.

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Caleb

Posted at 4:18 AM on March 21, 2012  

I can’t believe this. First they tell us they’re going on a 7 week break and now I can’t even try to forget about the absence because of this cliff hanger! Wow they really didn’t want to loose any fans to this break. Damn you Glee Writers! (of course I’m joking, mostly)

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Naomi

Posted at 11:04 AM on April 3, 2012  

i know what you mean

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Lauren

Posted at 6:41 PM on March 19, 2012  

Has this episode happens yet

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catrina

Posted at 1:10 PM on March 18, 2012  

whens the next episode??

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ssalun

Posted at 9:36 AM on March 15, 2012  

Glad to see them together off screen. It seems they both born to play most cutest couple in Glee family.

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Sage

Posted at 1:08 PM on February 27, 2012  

OMG I was sooooooo scArEd at the end of this episode

:p

P.S I STILL CAN’T STAND WATING FOR THE NEXT EPISODE

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rachel

Posted at 4:38 PM on February 27, 2012  

me to lol

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Me

Posted at 7:11 PM on February 23, 2012  

I like Glee too, but it is not at all realistic lol.

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Zoe

Posted at 5:18 PM on February 24, 2012  

I agree with you, Glee is not realistic at all. But I think that’s sort of the point. Glee takes all of these stereotypes to the extreme, it’s sort of supposed to be satirical. It still sends out a great message.

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Ed

Posted at 8:23 PM on February 22, 2012  

what I love about glee is that is so realistic, although they don’t go through with the same plots and what not, they truly portray what goes on in high school.

like the show, as time goes one, things get complicated. new issues arise, people change for the better or worse. plus there was plenty of drama in the other seasons: Quinn’s pregnancy, Rachel finding out who her real mom was, Quinn cheating on Finn with Sam, Rachel cheating on Finn with Puck, Karofsky and Kurt drama, etc…

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Daniel

Posted at 5:27 PM on February 22, 2012  

I liked this episode. I thought it had a lot of good messages in it. I loved here’s to us. Best song of the night. I think Quinn did survive her accident and will still be on the show. I hope when the show comes back on Finn and Rachel will get married.

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Via

Posted at 6:05 PM on April 17, 2012  

I hope they don’t get married. Rachel acts like a spoiled little bitch; she shouldn’t get what she wants AGAIN.

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Mael

Posted at 3:01 PM on February 22, 2012  

A suicide attempt and an accident, too much drama for one episode of Glee.

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i love shane c :)

Posted at 10:15 AM on March 30, 2012  

there is never too much drama for an episode of glee !

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Annie

Posted at 12:28 PM on February 22, 2012  

I love the optimism youths have. Love conquers all. Don’t lose that magic, folks

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alexis

Posted at 10:17 AM on February 22, 2012  

I know what happens……..quinn survives the accdent….but she is in a wheelchair along with artie….
I love glee!!!!!!!

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comedy?

Posted at 9:30 AM on February 22, 2012  

i liked the episode was beautiful and all, but i miss the comedy show that glee was.
here to us was perfect, loved that solo.

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anon

Posted at 4:52 PM on February 24, 2012  

totally agree where’s the show i feel in love with during season 1

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Eke Kalu Mba

Posted at 12:20 AM on February 22, 2012  

Love survives every tragedy!!

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EKE KALU MBA

Posted at 12:14 AM on February 22, 2012  

Love conquers everything!! If he really loves her and with him by her side she will survive the accident because recovery is determined by the strength of the heart.

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