Since both Grey’s Anatomy and Glee were off last week (Glee for the past two excruciating weeks!) I have decided to talk about the past and future state of Finchel (Finn and Rachel, from Glee). Ever since the Valentine’s Day episode “I Do” I have been stuck on Finn’s mini speech to her.
Finn: [to Rachel] You and I both know how this thing ends. I don’t know how, or when, and I don’t care where you’re living or what dope you’re shacked up with. You’re my girlfriend. We are endgame. I know that and you know that.
This is pretty heavy. Say the word endgame to any girl and their panties pretty much drop instantly, just like Rachel did. Endgame is powerful. It has meanings of marriage and happily ever after. But just exactly where were we in the Finchel relationship before that point? They were broken up, sure, but…why? At the end of Season 3 Finn lets Rachel go to New York, setting her free. He tells her that if they are meant to be together the universe will make it so. Rachel goes to New York and misses Finn, acting like she is still a taken woman. She has her little makeover episode and she kisses Brody right before Finn walks through the door. Finn tells her how he is done with the Army and Rachel tries to incorporate him into her NYADA lifestyle, hopeful for them to be together again. But because Finn feels his life is inadequate to the life Rachel is building for herself in New York and because he could sense her budding relationship with Brody he gets emo and leaves New York without telling Rachel. So she flies all the way back to Ohio to tell him that she can’t chase him anymore and that they are done temporarily. Flash forward four short months, when Finn has his confidence built back up by the Glee club and Rachel and Finn seem like best friends in their conversations. At the wedding he tells her the quote above and they jump into bed together before Rachel heads back to New York and to Brody.
To me this is the typical first love type of saga. The kind of love that you’ll never really forget about and the kind where you never stop loving that person. Most teenager based shows have this kind of ship. I am pulling for Rachel and Finn to be together – but I am sure they’ll have many more ups and downs throughout the years that Glee remains. Here’s hoping to a positive outcome for them in this week’s episode! Either 1.) Finn be the father or 2.) False positive!
Do you ship Finchel? Sound off in the comments about what you think will happen on this week’s episode between Rachel & Finn!