Longtime fans of Glee were undoubtedly dismayed when the final season began and they realized that fiancés Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel had broken up offscreen during the hiatus between Seasons 5 and 6... and then they were even more dismayed when they realized that Blaine was now dating none other than Kurt's former bully, Dave Karofsky! How can you do this to us, Ryan Murphy? Thankfully, a few Glee Season 6 spoilers pertain to Klaine, and all is not lost.
After Cory Monteith's tragic death in 2013, Glee's flagship coupling Finchel could sadly no longer be endgame — so Klaine became the show's main 'ship. Surely Season 6 must be heading towards a redemption between the two former Warblers, right? With Brittana fans getting their happy ending (Santana proposed to girlfriend Brittany in last week's Carole King/Alanis Morissette mash-up episode), it's only fair that Klaine shippers get the same treatment, right?
But with only ten episodes left in Glee history, how can Blaine and Kurt possibly go from broken up to happily ever after? Fortunately, the cast and crew of the show are spoiler-happy, sharing no lack of secrets and teases from the set, so I've put together a series of clues that leads like breadcrumbs to one inexorable conclusion. All aboard the Klaine train:
1. Sue Is Determined To Get Klaine Back Together
Thanks to a sneak peek of this week's episode, titled "The Hurt Locker," we've learned one new thing about Principal Sylvester: she's the world's biggest Klainer. She's such a fan of the 'ship that she even has a shrine to the couple set up in her storage locker. (You can witness it in all its glory around the 1:20 mark of the video above.) She seems determined to reunite Blaine and Kurt, and we all know that when Sue puts her mind to something, there's no stopping her.
2. This Is A Multi-Episode Plot
Sue is at it again, trying to mend relationships that she thinks need mending.
So says the description for the fifth episode of the season. Titled "The Hurt Locker, Part 2," the hour will carry over many of the same plots from this week, including the Invitationals competition between New Directions, Vocal Adrenaline, and the Warblers... and Sue's plot to reconcile Blaine and Kurt. Surely if the show is devoting two episodes of its shortened final season to this Sue/Klaine plot, it has to lead somewhere important, right?
3. Things Will Get Heated For The Former Lovers — Literally
As Kurt & Blaine are on their way to the Invitational, they find a sign in the hallway that says “new elevator to the auditorium” and decide to take it, and of course the “elevator” is a fake and a trap put there by Sue. They realize it’s not a real elevator when they get locked inside and discover that it has an attached bathroom. The boys both shed/undo their outer layers/ties/neckerchiefs while inside the elevator. Apparently, it’s very hot in there.
This is from a source that has proven itself reliable when it comes to details regarding upcoming episodes. The scoop is from "The Hurt Locker, Part 2" and it certainly sounds like Sue's plan is working. Is an inappropriately invested principal and some rising temperatues all it will take to get Klaine back on track?
4. There's Going To Be A Double Wedding
... Santana and (presumably) Brittany won’t be the only gleeks tying the knot in the Fox comedy’s final season. So… which of Glee‘s many fluctuating couples do you think will join Brittana in wedded bliss?
This tidbit comes from spoiler master extraordinaire Michael Ausiello and it proves that Brittana won't be the only couple tying the knot in Glee's final season. Surely the other couple must be Klaine, right? We know that the wedding will take place in Episode 8 because it's oh-so-subtly titled "A Wedding." Even if reports are true that Rachel and Sam will soon become a couple, four episodes from now would be far too soon for them to get married. Season 6 guest star Dianna Agron isn't slated to appear in the episode, so it can't be Puck and Quinn. That pretty much narrows down the options.
5. We're Finally Meeting Blaine's Mom
This may or may not support the theory that Kurt and Blaine will be joining confirmed plunge-takers Brittany and Santana down the aisle in Season 6, but the show is finally introducing Blaine’s MIA mom in Episode 8. Little is known about the matriarch, save for the fact that she makes her living shilling Mary Kat cosmetics and her name is — LOL — Pam Anderson.
Once again, Michael Ausiello and his spoiler-seeking fairies have given us hope. Although we met Blaine's older brother Cooper back in Season 3 (played by guest star Matt Bomer), we've never met either of his parents. Surely the fact that they're finally casting his mother proves that something momentous is about to happen in the Warbler coach's life?
6. She'll Be Played By Gina Gershon
The casting of Pam Anderson was revealed by Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk in that excited tweet. She'll be played by Gina Gershon, famous for her roles in films like Showgirls and Face/Off and TV shows like FX's Rescue Me and HBO's How To Make It In America. Later that day, the actress posted this picture of herself and Darren Criss on Instagram:
Look at that dapper outfit Criss is sporting! Sure, he may just be looking spiffy for Brittana's wedding, but something about tuxedo + white carnation screams groom to me.
7. Klaine's Day Will Come
This tumblr, which has accurately spoiled Glee's musical numbers for several seasons now was kind enough to release some of the songs that we'll be hearing in Episode 8, "A Wedding." Among the set list is "Hey Ya!" by Outkast, "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters," and Etta James's "At Last," sung as a duet by Mercedes and Artie. But the one that has us most excited? The crooner "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & The Romantics, which will reportedly be covered by Santana, Brittany, Blaine, and Kurt. If that's not proof of who's joining Brittana for the double wedding, I don't know what is!
Conclusion: A Very Klaine Wedding Is Ahead!
When you put all those clues together, there is only one conclusion to be drawn: Blaine and Kurt are getting married! How the couple will go from Carole King's "It's Too Late" to wedding bells is still a bit of a mystery, but at least Klainers can rest easy that their favorite couple is finally headed towards domestic bliss after a couple of very rocky seasons. Are they too young to get married? Probably. Does the speed at which their relationship constantly changes status give me whiplash? Definitely. But heck — this is the final season of Glee and I just want a happy ending, dammit. So I'm sure as hell not gonna complain when I watch Blaine and Kurt walking down that aisle. But I will have a box of tissues on standby.
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