HEY GUYS HEY GUYS.
REMEMBER WHEN GREY'S ANATOMY LET A SHOOTER LOOSE IN THE HOSPITAL AND IT WAS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING EVER??
GLEE JUST DID THAT.**
I DO NOT HAVE WORDS FOR THE AMOUNT OF GIDDINESS I FEEL AT HAVING ALL OF THIS MAGNIFICENT EMOTIONAL DEVASTATION to watch and rewatch and obsess over and coo over and split off into AUs and set in season 3 and and and so many tears and hugs and handholds and so much love of every variety happening I can't even think straight.
*But with 100% less death, so that's better
*Also it was a pair of accidental gunshots, not a "shooter," but nobody knew that so their reactions were the exact same
(and in retrospect, I can't believe this part only lasted 10 minutes)
And yes I knew a gun was going off in this episode, and yes I knew that nobody was going to get hurt, but then I went on full-blown spoiler lockdown and did not let anyone tell me a damn thing about it (aside from it being "super emotional" + someone saying "Blaine records a video message to his parents" [LIES]), so this was all a shock and delight to me. Expectations exceeded on every level. Still some aggravating bits to the episode, of course, but overall bravo.
GLEE GAVE ME THE STUFF OF CRIME DRAMAS, DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT LEVEL OF WISH FULFILLMENT THIS IS? DO YOU??
(In other words, lol no, I did not cry/feel like crying. I was too busy trying to expand the size of my eyes to take it all in and generally flailing for joy at how much I wanted to hug everybody
#does not have time for 'you're tacky and exploitative' crowd
p.s. how to say why this was a good episode in an articulate and respectable way [seriously, though. I don't understand these claims of "emotional manipulation." If TV isn't making you feel things, it is either written or acted pretty horribly, because that is in fact the entire purpose of storytelling. It's not an ambiguous poem where you're supposed to interpret your own meaning.]