Glee writer and executive producer, Dante DiLoreto has revealed the seniors graduating from McKinley at the end of the show’s fourth season – and yep, it includes Heather Morris’ Brittany S. Pierce. At least, here’s hoping for Brit’s sake, right?
“During a visit to the Fox musical dramedy on Wednesday, executive producer Dante DiLoreto revealed the McKinley High Class of 2013 will include Blaine (Darren Criss), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Artie (Kevin McHale), Brittany (Heather Morris) — for realz this time — and possibly Sam (Chord Overstreet). So does that mean Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) should make room in their Brooklyn loft for some new roomies? Not necessarily. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if [you find] another cast member or a few other cast members…in New York. That story has yet to reveal itself, but it seems like one of those natural conclusions,’ DiLoreto said. ‘Just like we all do in high school, they’re going to different places and hopefully those are stories that we can blossom.’”
So what does the cast view for their characters after graduating McKinley?
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina):
“In all honesty, Tina was, for the last three seasons, the underdog of the underdogs…. She got crapped on a little bit…. It made her so much stronger this season as a senior with so much more confidence. I want kids to be able to see that girl who they relate with come up in the world and gain this different confidence that she never thought she had before, and to go and maybe pursue New York because most people wouldn’t guess that she’d be the one to succeed.”
Kevin McHale (Artie):
“McHale also can see Artie following in Rachel and Kurt’s footsteps, but to achieve a very different goal than many of his glee club counterparts. ‘It seems natural that he would maybe pursue the whole directing thing,’ he said.”
Darren Criss (Blaine):
“Regardless of where it goes, I would like to see Blaine struggle. He’s a very privileged young lad who went to a private school, probably has a bit of money. Big things happen for him all the time that I’d like, if he does have everything going for him, [for him] to realize that things don’t get handed to you…. You have to work really hard. Things aren’t served to you on a silver platter.”
Chord Overstreet (Sam):
“Once I graduate, I’d probably save up a little money, get back on the pole. But then, I don’t know, maybe I would move down to Nashville and do some country music…. I think Sam likes his country music. I’m certainly a country music fan.”
Heather Morris (Brittany):
“I want my character to go to jail…. There should be an episode where she just raises her hand and is like, ‘I have to go to the bathroom,’ and she never shows back up and you show her later and she’s like in jail.”
Jail?? Okay there, Heather. But the big question is, with Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea) in New York, will any of this year’s McKinley grads wind up in NYC anytime soon?
“’I wouldn’t be surprised if another cast member or a few other cast members find them[selves] in New York [next season],’ said DiLoreto. ‘That story has yet to reveal itself, but it seems [like] one of those natural conclusions. They’re all going to different places, just like we all do in high school, and hopefully those are stories that we can blossom.’”
What do you see in Tina, Artie, Blaine, Brittany’s (and possibly Sam’s) futures, post-graduation?