Quinn’s accident lands her in a wheelchair, Finn begins to doubt his future with Rachel, and Blaine struggles with living in his brother’s shadow.
Thank the show choir gods — Glee returned from hiatus with all-new episodes on April 10! On the emotional first episode back, the New Directions learned the hard way that things don’t always work out the way you plan.
The episode opened with Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) walking the halls of McKinley High. We don’t know how much time has passed since Regionals, but we do know the young lovebirds didn’t go through with their wedding. Is it just me, or did Finn seem more than a little relieved? Rachel, meanwhile, felt responsible for Quinn’s texting-while-driving accident.
Cut to a smiling Quinn (Dianna Agron) rolling up in a wheelchair. Like most of you, I’m sure, my first thought was, “Oh, great. A dream sequence.” Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky — and neither was Ms. Fabray. As it turns out, her spinal cord was badly injured in the accident. Fortunately, however, there was a good chance she would make a full recovery.
Later on, we learned the seniors were hard at work planning Senior Ditch Day. Feeling guilty over Quinn’s condition, Rachel broke down in tears. Quinn promised her the accident wasn’t her fault and suggested they go to Six Flags, to which everyone happily agreed. I still don’t understand why more people didn’t want to see something give birth, like Brittany (Heather Morris) suggested, but hey, that’s just me.
Meanwhile, Artie (Kevin McHale) was helping Quinn get accustomed to life on wheels. I’ve never pictured Artie and Quinn as a couple before, but it was hard to ignore the sparks flying between them. Unfortunately, things hit a snag when Artie surprised Quinn by taking her to a skatepark. There, we learned the real reason behind Quinn’s positive attitude: she’s in denial and refuses to accept she may never walk again.
The next day, Quinn had a heart-to-heart with Joe Heart (Samuel Larssen), who helped her realize she has to accept her condition — whatever it might be. Quinn then decided to bring Joe to choir rehearsal. Does anyone else see a love triangle in the making between Quinn, Artie and Joe?
All the while, an expectant — and wildly hormonal — Sue (Jane Lynch) put all of her energy into helping the New Directions prepare for Nationals. When Blaine’s (Darren Criss) famous older brother, Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer), popped up at McKinley, Sue wasted no time enlisting his help to whip her “sloppy babies” into shape. (Seriously, though, those Anderson boys are swimming in one heck of a gene pool.)
It didn’t take long for us to learn Blaine and Cooper don’t get along. Blaine resented his self-obsessed — and slightly delusional — older brother for giving him a hard time growing up. “You waste no opportunity to remind me how much I suck,” Blaine stated matter-of-factly over dinner.
In the end, Kurt (Chris Colfer) convinced Blaine to give his brother another chance. After singing their feelings, Cooper apologized to Blaine and told him how much he believes in him. The brothers reconciled and parted as friends.
Elsewhere, Puck (Mark Salling) tried talking Finn into moving with him to California after graduation and starting a pool cleaning business. When Finn insisted he’s moving with Rachel to New York City, Puck asked him why he’s the only one in their relationship giving anything up.
In the final moments of the episode, Finn confronted Rachel and asked her to move with him to California. When Rachel insisted on moving to New York City, Finn began questioning whether she really loves him.
What did YOU think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Quinn will ever walk again? Will Finn and Rachel break up? Sound off in the comments section below!