Well, obviously, I was listening to too much Hot Chelle Rae one night and started thinking about Mercedes on tour and how that would go if she had to leave her boys behind…and this happened. Please read…and review or message me! :)
“Mercy, we need you in five.”
“Thanks, Nikki,” Mercedes said quietly, giving her assistant a short nod in acknowledgment, and then shifting her apologetic gaze back to the screen where she’d been Skyping with Sam and Cameron. She’d planned to set aside at least an hour to speak to them, but her tight schedule had derailed that plan from the start. The projected hour had been cut to a rushed ten minutes right before her show.
“Baby,” Mercedes began, already wincing at the disappointed quirk of Sam’s lips. “I’m sorry,” she finished weakly.
The frustrated resignation in his green eyes pierced her heart and she swallowed thickly at the sight of them. Their one-year old went on babbling from his place in Sam’s lap, playing with his stuffed Captain America doll, oblivious to the tense mood between his parents.
“Just have a good show,” Sam muttered, barely holding back a roll of his eyes. He mustered up a tight smile for her, but Mercedes had been with him long enough to know it wasn’t genuine. She sighed and looked away from the screen, where Sam had turned his attention from her to Cameron.
All the previous times she’d been on tour, Sam had always had the flexibility in his schedule to join her. Even with her frequent shows and the work he brought along, those months they spent traveling from stop to stop were a bit like an extended vacation to them. The only thing that mattered was that they got to be together. No matter the adventure each new stop provided—and there were many—they had experienced it as one.
Although Mercedes had long ago upgraded from the rickety vans at the start of her career to a pretty swanky tour bus after her first record exploded, she hadn’t wanted to subject Cameron to life on the road—being cooped up in a bus, going from town to town, and struggling to keep any kind of regular schedule. This unfortunately meant that Sam stayed behind as well, as neither of them thought it was a good idea that Cameron be without both of them for three months.
She had thought she was ready for this. When the subject of touring to support her album had come up earlier that year, the three months she would have to go away from her family hadn’t really registered. She even remembered stupidly saying, “It’s only twelve weeks,” the night she came home from her meeting and told Sam about the label’s plans. Sensing her excitement over the opportunity, he’d put on a brave face.
Can Amber Riley please please please do her own album now? I don’t know how much she is going to be on Glee next season and I love her voice so much. I wish Mercedes would have stayed a junior so her and Tina could be leads next season.
According to her, she should be finishing it up this summer when she gets back from Jamaica and releasing it this fall!
So at the awkward goodbye at the train station for Rachel that when she was on the train doing her best to cling to the image of Finn standing there. Mercedes and Sam beaming at her and waving Mercedes looks at Sam, then steps closer and gives a scrunch and hip connects with him… can someone please pretty please make a gif of this cause I know I’m not imaging her being cute with him in public!
The Glee waiting game is over. At least a little. When announcing Fox’s 2012-2013 TV schedule, entertainment president Kevin Reilly finally gave Gleeks a glimmer of what Season 4 will look like following the New Direction seniors’ graduation. Instead of selfishly making Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) hang around McKinley next year like Lima losers, the show will follow the duo to a performing arts school in New York — where they’ll run into the likes of Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker — while also still keeping up with New Directions. But will the show be able to pull it off? We look at why this approach may or may not succeed:
Why It Will Work: Because the writers have shown they’re just getting started with Rachel and Kurt. After so much attention was paid to Ms. Berry in Season 1 and Kurt’s struggles in Season 2, it seemed their best story lines were behind them. However, instead of making “Finchel” the most boring couple ever, the duo experienced realistic struggles about her longtime ambitions (and his lack thereof). And Rachel bombing her NYADA audition? A hard twist to watch, but the fallout has opened up a whole new side to her. Kurt and Blaine actually did become McKinley’s most boring couple for awhile there, before Blaine recently revealed his deep-seated worry about the future of “Klaine.” Will they be able to make it work? And what will each be like in their respective habitats without the other?
Why It Won’t Work: Because the show has a hard enough time servicing its big cast as it is. Case in point: It took half the season and a random pregnancy to get Coach Sue back in the game, and Brittany acknowledged in last week’s prom episode that she stopped talking midway through the year, a reference to her character being put on the backburner. Even more problematic is the fact that the show is going to have to introduce new characters at McKinley to join New Directions, so that when next year’s seniors (Artie, Tina, etc.) graduate, fans aren’t left without a familiar face in the choir room. But how is the show supposed to properly highlight the new kids with such limited screen time? Also, has anyone stopped to think what should happen if the powers-that-be decide they want to do another show-within-a-show to follow one of next year’s seniors? Will Season 5 be split three ways?
Why It Will Work: Because as much as everyone wants to run for the hills Lima Heights Adjacent whenever Glee talks about bringing a famous face on board, the show has done a pretty good job with this season’s guest stars. We would love to welcome the charming Ricky Martin back as a recurring character, since David Martinez is now supposedly the permanent Spanish teacher. And Matt Bomer’s doofus commercial star Cooper both brought big laughs and managed to make Blaine likable again. For every wasted opportunity (we’re looking at you, John Stamos), there’s a Gwyneth Paltrow just waiting to bust out her best Mary Todd Lincoln impersonation. KHud and SJP, the choice is yours.
Fox: Glee will have show-within-a-show format
Why It Won’t Work: Because it’s pretty unclear how Glee’s beloved theme/tribute episodes will work when the two worlds are hundreds of miles apart. It’s one thing for all the New Direction kids to talk about how much they miss Whitney Houston or wish they were like Gaga and then bust out a signature tune, but are Kurt and Rachel going to suddenly develop telepathic skills to get on the same page? This is Glee, so stretching the imagination is a required part of the game. But it’s still something to consider.
Why It Will Work: Because those big Broadway numbers Glee has been trying to push all season will finally find a good home. Season 3’s elaborate re-enactments from musicals like Dreamgirls and Chicago never quite fit in (especially considering the “Cell Block Tango” was used to talk about spousal abuse), but we can totally see Kurt and Rachel busting out some Wicked (get it?) dialogue at NYADA.
Why It Won’t Work: Because this is what spin-offs are for! It’s still unclear why the plug was pulled on an actual Rachel-Kurt spin-off last summer after word leaked that they would be leaving the show. Maybe Ryan Murphy is that “you ruined the surprise!” guy everyone is scared of at birthday parties? It doesn’t help that Glee’s numbers have softened in Season 3, making a second show less financially sound. Plus: Fox already has two other music-heavy series. Do they need a fourth?
Just as the third season of “Glee” comes to a close, show producers are trying to hold on to viewers with promises of huge developments next season. This is a far cry from what happened last summer. Vowing to exclude s guest stars during season three, “Glee” creators pushed some fans away. But Fox announced today that this will not be the case when the show returns next fall.
According to the announcement, two huge guest stars have already signed on for roles during the fourth season. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will both make appearances when the show debuts in a new time slot. Making way for a new comedy line-up on Tuesdays, “Glee” will move to Thursdays, following the hit show, “The X Factor.”
Joining the ranks of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Charice, Britney Spears and Ricky Martin, these guest stars will likely bring a ratings boost. But will it be enough to bring fans back after things change so much?
Despite excitement over the announcement of these big names, fans are still trying to figure out what the show will look like once many of the stars graduate. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron and Chris Colfer are just a few of the actors changing roles in the fall. Once they leave the halls of McKinley, it is going to be complicated trying to fit everyone in.
One thing is for sure, with so many big changes next season, this will be a turning point for a lot of diehard Gleeks. Do you plan to watch?
Because it always make sense to plan your storylines around other shows…
Following the confirmation that Britney Spears will judge season two of The X Factor, Entertainment Weekly reports that Glee is planning its secondtributeepisode inhonorof this pop superstar.
It will be the second installment of season four; it will feature eight Britney tracks; but, unlike the original Spears tribute, it will not center aroundHeatherMorris’ BrittanyS. Pearce.
Elsehwere, Chris Colfer appeared on Live! With Kelly this morning and discussed the casting of Sarah Jessica ParkerandKate Hudson more in depth. He confirmed that the former will serve as a mentor of sorts for Kurt in NYC next season, while the latter will do the same for Rachel.
Each actress will appear on multiple episodes and Hudson will be featured in many dance routines.
Some said Dianna Agron and Amber Riley won’t be returning and in a recent interview with Vulture,creator Ryan Murphy let a little bit of Season 4 information slip.
While Murphy is staying relatively tight-lipped on what’s to come for the New Directions crew in Season 4 of “Glee,” he did offer a few teases. “Many of the characters will be starting over as underdogs, which is a good thing for the show,” he told Vulture. “I really made an effort, talking to all the regulars about it.”
So what about who’s staying and who’s leaving? “We’ve become like a family,” he told Vulture. “I said to them anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show. I asked all of them, ‘What do you want to do? What are you interested in doing?’”
"A lot of people have been writing Dianna [Agron]’s character off the show, Amber [Riley]’s off the show," he continued. "They’re not off the show."
As for whether or not Mr. Schu (Matt Morrison) will finally tie the knot with Emma (Jayma Mays), Murphy said “no” to the nuptials.
"He doesn’t get married … We have really good things planned for Matt [Morrison]," he told Vulture. "Matt has to have a new challenge and a new thing. We did not want to repeat the formula we’ve done. The show will be very different, but I think very satisfying."
“I was literally talking to Ryan [Murphy] like 15 minutes ago. Season 4 – it’s like a new show. It’s a whole new Glee world and it’s exciting for us. It’s going to be exciting for the audience. There’s going to be a few shocks I think. It’s all about will Rachel [Lea Michele] and Kurt [Chris Colfer] make it to New York? What’s going to happen with Finn [Cory Monteith]? Are they gonna get married?”
But guys!!! SAMCEDES MADE IT!! Through all the pain, tears, silence, sexual tension, "healing time" ... EVERYTHING ... THEY SURVIVED!!! WE ... I'm just so happy right now that our SAMCEDES lived! That RIB+ didn't fuck them up, and let them be!!!
“We didn’t even get any real moments addressing what Sam and Mercedes, and Mike and Tina are going to do with one half of their couples graduating off and moving away. What, they’re not “meant to be” like Puck and Quinn or Finn and Rachel? They’re not even going to have a brief and Nicholas-Sparks-inspired conversation about it, like Kurt and Blaine? There’s not even a random suggestion that one of them might try and stay behind, like Santana and Brittany?”—
“If you wanted to watch a satisfying, cohesive, touching finale to wrap up Glee’s original high school conceit… well, you’re shit out of luck. The best possible way to achieve this is to watch the first five minutes of “Goodbye,” give or take a minute or two, then fast-forward to “You Get What You Give.” Then, shut off the episode. Just turn it off. Because the majority of the scripted scenes were cobbled together with the blowhard intent to be what Glee was originally - which wouldn’t be an issue, except it’s done so with the methods that Glee operates with currently. So what resulted was a top-heavy mess of an episode, with rushed and shallow dialogue that forced false resolution, created unnecessary conflict, and ultimately brushed off some characters and relationships, while glorifying others.”—