Lady Gaga figures into the season finale of Fox’s “Glee,” as the Gleeksters come to grips with gay cyber bullying, suicide, texting and driving and on a brighter note, the marriage of Rachel and Finn, although teen marriage is nothing to laugh at.
On the heavy side, Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) attempts suicide because he can’t take anymore real-life and cyber bullying. He’s been under fire since coming out as gay.
Fortunately, his dad saves his life. But the New Directions and the Warblers are sobered by the incident.
This year’s theme for the regionals is “inspiration,” so Sebastian Smythe (Grant Gustin) of the Dalton Academy Warblers suggests everyone dedicated their performances to Dave. He also wants to raise money for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
With showdown fast approaching, Sebastian’s suggestion is pretty noble, but the competition is getting the better of others like McKinley High’s Blaine (Darren Criss), who’s no friend of Dave’s or Sebastian’s.
Will Schuster, better known as Mr. Schue, (Matthew Morrison) reveals that he once thought about committing suicide after cheating on a math midterm. He asks the kids to think about all the great things the future holds for them and the things they can accomplish.
The regionals swing into action and the Warblers take the lead. The Golden Goblets from an all-girls school sings next and then it’s the New Directions’ turn. They mashup Nicki Minaj’s and Rihanna’s “Fly” with R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.”
The Troubletones sing Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.” Rachel (Lea Michele) sings “Here’s to Us.” The rest of New Directions joins in and they win. The victory causes Cheerios leader Susan “Sue” Sylvester (Jane Lynch) to rethink her feelings about the group.
She offers to help Mr. Schue win the nationals! She even says Quinn (Dianna Agron) can rejoin the Cheerios. What’s got into her? The question goes unanswered, but maybe it’s because she’s pregnant…!
Last but not least, Rachel and Finn (Cory Monteith) decide to tie the knot in a ceremony before a justice of the peace following their win at regionals. Rachel’s double dads are still opposed and Dad No. 1 (Jeff Goldblum) even tries to fake a seizure to prevent it.
Rachel wants to wait for Quinn, who is in the bridal party, but the episode ends with Quinn texting and driving at the same time, a definite no, no. She wrecks her car, but how seriously isn’t revealed.
The series resumes April 10, with a lot of plot lines still hanging. Stay tuned!