P.S. Just one more bit of mocking imagery I can't stop laughing at because TED'S CHEEKY SMUG BASTARD FACE:
[just one more mocking image though]
I lied, one more: this was my favorite image being posted on Tumblr after the sweeping madness of last week:
2. Right now, let's talk about THE EPISODE OF GLEE THAT WILL BE AIRING TONIGHT!
So, I'm not caught up. WHO KNOWS when I'll get caught up. All I know right now is there's been a time jump, we're in New York full time and Mercedes and Artie are now there while Tina is not, and I guess somehow we might have ditched Santana too; DON'T TELL ME, that is brand new information as of yesterday and I want to ponder over that miracle at a later date. Because mostly, what I know is that this episode is called "Bash," and the second I heard that title might have meanings other than "party" -- weeks ago -- I have been ALL OVER THAT LIKE WILDFIRE.
I mean, honestly, this is my ultimate dream come true. I assumed the school shooting without consequences was the best tragedy porn I was ever going to get from this series, because I mean how do you top that, but it is just like this show to pull out a whole new level (and oh how I hope it doesn't faceplant like Grey's Anatomy did when it tried to top its shooter). To quote a note I made on 3/3:
[more spoilery than the promo, like a lot more spoilery]
This is what we know: There is a hate crime attack involving Kurt, and the person who's with him dies. Kurt comes out of the attack with at least scraped knuckles and bruises on his neck. Blaine, as far as I know, isn't there when it happens but there are set pics of him leaning his head on Kurt's shoulder as they leave white roses at a memorial. These could go 9000 different ways and I am going to imagine all of them.
[update: and there is “a scene with Kurt and his dad that will make you sob,” which, OH MAN I had not even considered that; BRING IT ON!]
Now that the promo's here, I am watching it (and its alternate version) over and over again for the sound of Blaine's voice/his face at the hospital admissions. Plus: no one told me there was going to be a Kurt/Rachel fight! SO MUCH TRAGEDY PORN. I'm not sure if I am going to watch the episode entirely or if I can get away with just watching the Kurt and/or Blaine scenes -- the latter is my preference, but if they dominate the episode it might be easier to just to watch the whole thing. Except for Sam/Mercedes. They can just shut their traps about whatever hellish season 3 mess of an aborted relationship they're going to drag back into view. Remember how I didn't like Sam in season 3 because he spent all of his time mooning like a moron over Mercedes? THAT WAS NOT A FUN TIME.
Regardless, I'm really looking forward to the sort of emotional devastation this event might wreak across the Glee landscape, and specifically across Kurt's face.
This has been a lot of rambling when really I'm just trying to say KLAINE + HURT/COMFORT + CRIME DRAMA FAIRY = THE GREATEST IDEA IN THE HISTORY OF GLEE'S IDEAS and 24 hours from now I hope to be yelling in more specific excitement.