The fact that Rachel hasn’t heard back about her Funny Girl audition is a far more compelling cliffhanger, but Murphy et al failed to give it the time needed to really drive the suspense home. So what can we expect from next season? Well, first of all, probably our predicted continuation of this year. A neat way to keep Tina, Artie, and whoever else is in their senior year around for another season. We wish they had thought of this when they were working with the cast we actually liked.
The only interesting part of this episode is Rachel (Lea Michele) getting a chance to do her final audition for FUNNY GIRL. Now that feels satisfying, but having Rachel so isolated in New York this season, really felt like a major disconnect from the rest of the series. New York and Lima just doesn’t hold together that well as a story mechanism. Hopefully next season it gets resolved.