Blaine isn’t dumb, but I don’t think anyone would argue when it comes to the fact that Blaine has a tendency to be a dumb ass. One of the things that has always been a questionable subject is Blaine’s relationship with the Warblers. It’s strange how Blaine acts completely differently with them than he does when they’re not around. Most people think that it’s Season 2!Blaine vs. Season 3!Blaine, but it’s not!
What’s interesting is that there are two key members of the Warblers missing during the Sebastian era. One of them is Blaine. The other is Wes. And while I’ll cheerfully admit that I could very well be ascribing more authority to Wes than he actually had (I can’t help it; Wes won my heart when he said “‘Welcome to Ohio, Lucky Lindy’”), I can’t help but think that part of the change in the team might also be due to Wes’s absence.
Reblogging for the Wes meta.
EPIC Wes meta.
I am totally fascinated by the clearly intentional awkwardness of getting Artie in and out of this scene. I’ve seen others talking about it in terms of Dalton in season 2 being faerieland/neverland/gay hogwarts but has clearly stopped being magical in season 3.
I mean, even though Kurt ultimately left Dalton he was treated well there. “The classes are harder, but the kids are kinder.”
“The Age of Sebastian” is clearly a new era there. And I just… something about the teamwork involved in getting Artie in and out of there on the part of the ND kids just really hammers that point home for me.
You know… if Sebastian’s behavior/attitude in the rest of the scene wasn’t enough to show it.
I Want You Back - Deleted Scene
- Sebastian you suck.
- NONE OF THAT WAS CLASSY.
There are good reasons why Artie is here:
- Dalton does not have access accommodations. Some haven for lost boys (omg Dalton is Never Land).
- Artie has always been the leader.
- ND brings the right people along even when it’s inconvenient for them. We see several shots of the kids helping Artie up and down the steps here, and we never see people helping Artie unless the show is making a point.
- Basically, this scene is hammering in that the Council has fallen and ND has the moral high ground.
- So many Michael feels right now… remember, when Santana returns later, without former Warblers and the de facto leaders of New Directions, we get “descending into Hell” imagery.
- Sebastian, don’t touch Santana. He’s a bit of a creep to Rachel and Blaine, but the way he tweaks Santana’s chin, combined with Smooth Criminal, is terrifying.
- Kurt is trying to kill Sebastian’s soul with his eyes again, but whoops, they’re in fairyland now.