Glee has always been known for sometimes being over the top, sacrificing accuracy along the way. At the same time, it has had a few episodes that are as endearing as they are relatable. This season’s most recent epiosde, “The Break-Up,” is one that genuinely depicts the difficulties of relationship. More specifically, long distances ones.
The first relationship tackled was that of Rachel and Finn, which was last week’s cliffhanger. (Finn walks in on Rachel dining with Brody.) While it seems Finn is going through an identity crisis, he no longer has direction of his life, let alone his relationship. But it’s Rachel who does the mature thing in deciding to break up, after confessing that Finn is, and will remain her first love (and subsequently wishes he’s her last).
The next duo is Kurt and Blaine, who takes a hit thanks to Blaine deciding to hook up. Kudos to Murphy for finally humanizing these two. It was all too perfect to be true. Nothing was more realistic than Blaine infidelity to Kurt. Sad yes, but it happens. Sidenote: I don’t understand why people cheat, especially young ones. Break-up if you know you can’t resist temptation, don’t make another person suffer. Alas, Blaine was honest about his mistake and mentioned it meaning nothing (cliché).
Then there’s Mr. Schuester and Ms. Pillsbury’s ship, which is only introduced. The issue: Mr. Schuester want’s to move to DC for a job, Emma supports him, however, she doesn’t want to move out there because it’s his dream not hers. Great point. I’m curious as to where this relationship will be headed. Keep them together Murphy!
And finally, the last couple to suffer through a long distance patch is fan favorite, Brittana. It was the best of the break ups, not because it was amicable, but because Santana and Brittany realized that it’s not worth giving into urges when far apart. Simply put, long distance doesn’t work.
There was a minor side story from the new characters, something about the rapture thanks to that annoying Kitty. But this episode comes to a captivating end thanks to a number (The Scientist) from our four couples. Brilliant! Glad to see Brittany get a slow song instead of a pop one.