While I’d like to see Rachel being on Broadway and continuing her career there, that’d be boring, not only for a tv show but for Glee.
It’s shocking enough that they’d let one character being single for a whole season, specially one of the main characters, knowing RIB can’t write storylines without throwing love interests at them. That’s something entirely new for Glee.
And that’s something that’d probably happen if there was still Finn/Rachel, they’d be on and off and if they’re together it’d be “career vs love” storyline and things like that. But since that’s not the case anymore, and there isn’t a Glee Club anymore, they have to focus on the NY gang and Rachel IS important, so I prefer showing her struggle with new things than having her on the final episodes of the season just supporting others since she already had her big moment (Opening Night).
What I’m saying is that talking about RIB, I’m just glad that (for now) Rachel’s storyline doesn’t include new love interests, it focus on her career.
As for Rachel trying that tv show is not out of character. She’s the girl that takes chances, that doesn’t settle down, she’s the girl that “wants everything too much” and she’s not perfect, she’s still young and she’s still learning, but I like to know that she still have that in her, something that I’ve seen in the pilot that made me love the character. And when she talked to Santana about people become actors because they need to be loved, that reminded me of S1 Rachel, the one that tried for American Idol (it was in the original script).
She wanted to be famous because she wanted to be loved, but when she joined the Glee Club, she found true love, and by the end of season 3, she was willing to stay in Ohio and wait for Finn, that was a big transition that the fandom discussed A LOT. So from that on, Rachel’s storyline would be career vs love. Could she have it all? Would she have to choose? That’d be her journey. But things changed, now she’s back to 100% focus on her career, while everyone around her have someone and we see her sad face because there’s something missing, I think she’s trying to fullfill that with other things, that’s Rachel Berry.
If you think seeing her on Broadway was going to be it for her, you don’t know Rachel Berry. And if you think the writers would let her be on Broadway and then let her be in it without no obstacles, or throwing something new and angsty specially by the end of the season, you don’t know RIB.
“I think Rachel works best when she’s against all odds. She has to fight her way through something is when she rises to the top.”
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