Every season of Glee they take us on a different journey by focusing on different characters. Either in season long arcs or smaller arcs. These are the characters that come to mind when I think of each season.
Season 1: Will, Rachel, Finn and Quinn
Season 2: Kurt, Rachel, Quinn and Santana
Season 3: Rachel, Mercedes, Mike, Santana and Finn (also I’d like to add Puck but as a slow Season 1-3 arc)
Season 4: Blaine, Rachel, Marley and Finn
Who do you feel had the best Character Growth or most attention paid to them during these seasons? Are there others who you feel had a character arc in a season and I didn’t list them?
What characters do you think Season 5 will belong to?
I think whilst it’s almost impossible to guess who will have the most overall focus this year as opposed to last year where it was pretty clear that Blaine (as a leading but underdeveloped Ohio anchor) and Rachel (focus of NY) + a newbie or two would get significant arcs – next year could belong to many different characters, particularly as we have little idea how the season will play out once they reach graduation (show us the summer/time jump to next academic year?)
Another significant factor is the newbie question – they all had development to a certain degree and they all now feel like characters I recognise. Will they retain their season 4 focus or will RIB shift focus onto older characters who were pushed to the background in S4?
In terms of figuring out who will/won’t get focus, it comes down to two things:
1. Whose stories do we know they aren’t going to make a focus? – process of elimination.
2. Of the core characters likely to get some focus, what stories might they tell?
Long spec under the cut.
This is excellent spec.
mshoneysucklepink replied your post I wonder what the other stuff was that they shot for 4x22?Well to be fair that 8 days was for 21 AND 22. It seems mostly 21.
No, I’m talking about the different versions of things they filmed, you know? The actors had talked about doing different takes and not knowing how the thing would be edited.
Now I’m wondering if they might have a little bit of *immediately* after the end of this ep stuff to start off the first one-few minutes of s6. Using the same costumes, possibly even scenery… so they filmed it *now* to keep visual continuity, and filmed different versions precisely because they were gonna keep it for so *long*, and all summer is too big a chance that someone would let something slip and besides they might not even know what they’re writing for the continuation of the story next fall.
idk, just a thought?
This is definitely what I’m thinking. Doing the visual continuity would be hard enough normally, but with Heather Morris being pregnant, it’d be impossible to achieve with a four month gap in filming. If there’s any more of that scene to be shown, they had to film it then, and I think you’re absolutely right that filming multiple possibilities makes sense both from the perspective of preventing summer spoiler leaks and allowing more time to plan out season 5.
Question: I heard a rumor that someone might be leaving Glee in the season finale? True? —Nils
Ausiello: Thursday’s finale definitely leaves you with the impression that a pivotal, longtime character will not be back next season — at least not full-time. That said, I have received no confirmation that the actor/actress in question is, in fact, departing the show. Speaking of the finale, rumor has it somebody’s getting *a****d!
Question: Last chance for Glee finale scoop — whaddaya got? —Tammy
Ausiello: A mystery wrapped in an enigma topped with some cryptic sauce. Jacob Artist says he’s not sure if Jake and Marley end up in a happy place because things “might’ve changed a little bit from the original script that we all read.” And that change — which Artist describes as more of an “editing” choice — could ultimately impact several relationships on the show, “Jake and Marley included.” What does it all mean?!