KLAINE’S first and last scenes in 3 seasons
A very interesting story told in six panels…
There’s an amazing symmetry to the moments captured in this set, and—wow—I never quite noticed the acute vulnerability in Blaine that day he transferred to McKinley. Oh, boys.
This is so interesting. I can’t stop staring.
So much of this is Kurt smiling to Blaine it’s okay. And wow, yes to what Misqueue said.
And in the last one, it’s Blaine telling Kurt “It’s okay” back. And Kurt hearing it.
It’s such an important moment, and so quiet.
I love how at the end of season 3 Rachel is being driven off in a train while ugly crying like nobody’s business and then there’s Blaine just
“Bye bitch! You look like a carrot in that hat bitch! x”
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[Deleted excessive feelings about The Promise by Tracy Chapman & Teej’s junior!blaine creys]
(I’d love for them to sing it to each other, though obvs some lines would have to be Kurt’s. But I like to think the sentiment goes both ways. It would probably have to be after Kurt goes to NYC and realizes how much he misses Blaine and long distance, while still do-able, isn’t as easy as he thought it would be).
I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this because that scene with them in the classroom in the finale won’t leave me alone.
I don’t know why, but I felt like Kurt was a bit annoyed and slightly dismissive in his response to Blaine in that, “Ugh, Blaine, not again, I TOLD you we’re going to be fine, can we stop talking about this distance stuff?” kind of way. Part of me thinks it is because he’s so sure that he and Blaine will make it, but I also think a part of Kurt is terrified and worried and would rather avoid discussing it rather than face the music because he’s afraid he might not like the tune.
Look at Kurt’s profile here in response to Blaine’s, “We know how hard LDRs are.” It’s like Kurt is gritting his teeth and bearing this conversation because it’s a topic he does. not. want. to. talk. about.
And here, Kurt is barely restraining himself from flat out rolling his eyes. He wants to Blaine to shut. up. about. it. already.
And here, this declaration that he’s already told him that he’s never saying goodbye to him, I couldn’t swoon over it as incredibly romantic and sweet because that’s not how Kurt comes across here to me.
I read Kurt in this whole scene as “If I’ve told you once, Blaine, I’ve told you a thousand times, we’re going to be FINE.” It’s like Kurt is trying to calm what he outwardly believes are Blaine’s irrational fears, but deep down he knows are all too real and isn’t ready to face. I can’t shake the feeling of what Blaine’s trying to express here and that Kurt seems to be trying to hide — it’s not going to be that easy. Yes, they’re meant to be, and yes they’ll be together forever and die, old, wrinkled, and cuddled up together in their bed surrounded by pictures of their grandchildren and their Tonys and Grammys and such, but it’s not just going to happen because it should. It will take work, pain, and struggle, and Blaine is all too aware of that and he wants Kurt to talk about it but Kurt’s got his fingers in his ears singing lalalala because while he’s completely sure Blaine is who he wants, right now he’s a bit terrified of what the next year will be like, and he rather not talk about it.
Sigh, I believe in them, and I’m glad they have each other because Kurt’s going to need a bit of Blaine’s realism and they’re both going to need Kurt’s silly romanticism to make it through this together.
*HEAR YE HEAR YE: LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ALL META I DO I DO WITH FULL UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GLEE WRITERS ARE HACKS AND MOST IF NOT ALL OF THIS IS PROBABLY MEANINGLESS AND THE CHARACTERIZATION AND THEMES I FIND IN THE SHOW ARE PROBABLY HAPPY ACCIDENTS AT BEST WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT RIB+ INTENDED*
Well, I mean. Kurt starts off responding to Blaine: “Can’t we stay in denial for two more days?” (or something along those lines).
So like, verbatim, Kurt wants to be in denial.
Why? Probably because facing the reality of their separation means taking off his rose-colored glasses and seeing the downside to him moving to New York (and at the time he thought NYADA). Just think of how rosy Kurt’s vision was in Goodbye, especially during his VO/float down the hallway, reflecting on all he’d accomplished and had to look forward to.
If I can indulge in some Kurt meta…
*lovingly strokes perfect meta* yes, good.
Kurt is definitely at the intersection of the two situations in which he wallows in self-righteous denial. I actually love that Kurt is so confident in he and Blaine that he’s willing to brush off a year’s separation with references to the fact that they’re going to to grow old and senile together. If I’m honest, I was just bitter at the whole scene because it felt like lazy writing, especially after we’d just had the entire DWS episode where the LDR situation was seemingly resolved. It just felt like a rehash, even going so far as to have Kurt say the exact same things, and by that point I’d grown too bitter and angry at RIB+ and the lazy writing and the fucking double standard that dictated them having that kind of conversation in a classroom, nearly 3 feet apart, that I couldn’t even rejoice at the adorable Klaine we got.
But, now that I completely understand and empathize with Kurt’s denial and his motivation, the scene sits a lot better with me. I’m certain, along with you, that there was some scene missing between them—all the longing looks were clearly leading up to something and Chris and Lea hinted at something as well. Maybe one day, we’ll get our hands on the script and see for ourselves and then I’ll be completely satisfied.
All your guys’ lovely meta is giving me FEELS. *sigh*