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The second season of "Glee" soon will disappear into the sunset. While this season has had its moments, it has not had the dynamic flavor of the first season. Instead, Season 2 seems to have been spoiled by the knowledge that a Season 3 was guaranteed, and only served as a placeholder before major cast changes and plot shifts would occur in the third season. No matter what happened in the series finale to resolve the never-ending plot repetitiveness this year on "Glee," it would not be enough to justify the time wasted.
One of the most repetitive plots has been Rachel's continued pursuit of Finn despite his less than stellar behavior this season. This former glee club power couple officially terminated their relationship in the Christmas episode after having been on the rocks for a couple of weeks. Since the breakup, Finn reentered his diseased relationship with Quinn while simultaneously enjoying dizzying close-ups of him looking at Rachel during the multiple songs she dedicated to him throughout the rest of the school year.
While Rachel actively pursuing Finn is nothing new to "Glee," in Season 1 it was much more innocent. Finn had not been rude or ugly to her, and she was truly trying to remove him from his deceitful relationship with Quinn. This season, Finn seemingly doesn't care what Quinn does, though he may or may not have firmly broken up with her the week prior to nationals as he tried to reestablish his relationship with Rachel. For Finn and Rachel to again become a couple at the end of a season would seem a bit contrived, as would his continuing his relationship with Quinn. Any resolution that puts an end to this triangle on the scene at nationals in a 42-minute episode is going to be rushed and an unnecessary attempt to keep fan interest at a peak.
Another subplot that was maintained for too long in Season 2 was the coming out of Karofsky as gay. This actually still hasn't happened, and for it to happen in the nationals episode would be a bit much, so Dave is likely to stay in the closet until Season 3. As Dave struggled with his sexuality, Kurt was able to embrace his during Season 2 by finding his first boyfriend. Unfortunately for Kurt, his romance will be short lived before summer break intrudes as his relationship with Blaine took far more episodes to develop than necessary.
No matter what happened at nationals, the finale will either be judged as rushed and awkward, or will be seen as merely setting up fans for the Season 3 premiere in the fall.