Ugh, initials, always so weird!
Anyway, I always read his interviews with a sense of “is this a negotiating tactic with the network?” because I think past interviews and decisions have borne out that sometimes it has been.
Which means I don’t view them as predictive.
I think the things to focus on include time-jump, location, and 24 is a lot of episodes.
Right now I’m expecting (mainly, because this is what I’d do, and my guesses have been pretty sharp lately) a 2 - 3 year time jump (getting us out of college or finishing college for some of the cast, and graduating everyone at McKinley — remember right now, they are behind us in time); 3 8-episode arcs; and despite my previous “WTF fandom?” one of them to take place in Los Angeles.
Rachel and Mr. Schue will have the final scene that was meant for Rachel and Finn.
Kurt and Blaine will have an explosion at the end of this season that we’ll see them recovering from (with this time jump in S6). Yes, they’ll get goddamn married in the end. It’s gonna be all your favorite fics I’m not even kidding.
Sam and Mercedes will likely be our other big romantic narrative for S6, because it’s not happening right now.
I think it’s pretty powerful shit when at the end of the day, Glee's three main narratives are female ambition, a young gay romance, and an interracial couple with fairly disparate takes on how to address their ambition, are what we're getting.
Glee's been a fucking heartbreak of a show (because of loss, because of the fannish anger, because of shit that has and hasn't worked). But I'm impressed and fascinated with how it's trying to come in for a landing.
And for anyone who goes “But Glee is repeating stories” re: Kurt and Blaine and anything else. I am 41 years old. Very few things in my life have happened only once. The expectation that all our experiences are singular, and therefore not thematically useful to our lives, kind of irks the living shit out of me. Sometimes, often, life and art is in the echo.
Also, I have to say, as these actors will have to move on soon, I think any time jump that brings them closer to their actual ages is a profound kindness for their future careers and one that should not be overlooked in thinking about what is being done and why.