1. Adriana suggested that Isabel should be gay.
“Isabel’s character wasn’t going to be a lesbian,” Torrebejano reveals. “They hadn’t talked about it or anything. It happened because of things I added to the scenes. That’s when I talked to the writers and told them, ‘Why don’t you make this girl a lesbian? Because, it could be very beautiful. You could tell it very well. And a lesbian in the 19th century can be very interesting.’
An analogy: Glee is like a box of chocolates. A box of chocolates you find sitting unattended at a bus station, and which you open because you have low blood sugar and a totally unfounded faith in humanity. And with each bite you wonder: will this be filled with razor blades, planted by someone who apparently wants to punish chocolate lovers? Will it be stuffed with so much beauty and heart and truth that it makes you cry with its sweetness? Or is it perhaps laced with LSD, which will cause you to hallucinate puppet versions of your friends, pirouetting madly to old school Janet Jackson? This week’s episode of Glee was that last kind of chocolate: sure it was a cold-blooded attempt to move singles on iTunes, held together by only the thinnest of narrative threads, but at least it wasn’t strawberry cream.