I also felt unsatisfied by where they left Santana, but they did better by her than Kurt in this episode (and infinitely better than they did by Brittany). We learned more about Santana and what she wants for her future, or at least, we saw her make some decisions about what she doesn’t want.
No, the problem here is not that we don’t know what decision she made about her next year’s plans or about Brittany, but that we weren’t given enough emotional context for her decision-making process. - Christie Keith
When Santana doesn’t get a graduation song.
Yes. I’m very supportive of my daughter. You always have to have a back story even if you have one line. So my back story with Santana’s mom was she didn’t get to go to college so she really wants Santana to do that. Up until now Santana has had a good relationship with her grandmother, but when she confronted her the response was very hard. She was probably the same way with Maribel. Santana’s dad they mentioned was a doctor, so I think she helped put him through school, but decided for motherhood. [She] loved to sing and was a singer and put her life on hold because she thought being a mom was very important so she wants Santana to make it through. She’s supportive of her daughter. She just wants her to be happy—bottom line. I know the feeling because my daughter is getting ready to do her last year of high school and she’s gonna do a summer program. It’s the first time we’re all going to be separated. I’m there! It was a very hard thing for me to imagine.
When someone comments on an AE post saying Santana ain’t all that.
“Look, you choked at your big audition. I get it. I’m sorry, but it happens. And I understand that you’re pissed off at the universe, but imploding on one of the last nights that we have to spend together because, basically, you’re just not in the mood to dance is maybe the pettiest thing you have ever done.
“So have fun at your ‘I’m a victim’ party, acting like you’re not some selfish, self-centered, lame-ass wannabe diva from hell, because me, I’m going to go to my senior prom with my girlfriend and my friends.”
If you’d asked me at 16 if same-sex marriage would ever be legal anywhere in the U.S., I’d have sworn the answer was no. And I was wrong.
But one thing didn’t change. I never really saw my own first love on television, until one night I was watching Glee and saw Santana Lopez tell Brittany S. Pierceshe loved her. And when Brittany said she’d gladly be with Santana if she wasn’t already in a relationship with Artie, Santana said, “But he’s just a stupid boy.”
I went from normal engaged watching to sobbing in a single moment, because of that six-word recapitulation of absolute otherness. - Christie Keith