Pucksters, you might want to go ahead and cover your eyes for just a tick while we deliver some news that's guaranteed to make you douse your own face in delectable blue slushie:
"The Finn-Rachel relationship is obviously a core of the show," says executive producer Brad Falchuck—dun, dun, dun!
Now that that's finished (well, sorta), we actually have some spoilery goodness from Brad himself on all fronts, including Puckleberry love, Finchel romance and everyone else who's getting in the way...
Finchel: If you're a fan of the goofy jock and diva gal love story, you'll love this, because it looks like together or apart, these two are in it for the long haul.
"We always are going to explore that relationship in many different ways," Brad tells us. "It's going to be a push and pull in that sometimes it's going to be him going after her and sometimes it's going to be her going after him, and they're always going to be watching each other from afar."
As if the point that these two are total soul mates isn't clear yet, Brad says: "No matter what's going on in their lives, they'll always have one eye on the other one. So we'll see a bunch of that."
If by "what's going on in their lives" he means one new New Directioner, Jesse St. James (swoonworthy Jonathan Groff), and that V-card stealing Santana (was anyone else shocked last night?!), then yeah, there's a lot going on. We're not worried, though. Just temporary setbacks that actually gave us something—Glee's blush-inducing "Like a Virgin" number, which was way sex-ay, no?
Oh, and by the season's end, Finchel might just be back in each other's arms. "By episode 22 of the back 9, we'll reach a really temporary conclusion to Finn and Rachel...They both secretly, and not so secretly, sometimes love each other."
And anti-Puck peeps of the world shout, "Booyah!"
Puckleberry: Still, the Powers That Be over at Glee are fully aware they struck gold when hooking Rachel up with bad boy Puck. And trust us, these two will be together again.
"Every good girl likes a bad boy, and there's nobody more good than Rachel and nobody no more bad than Puck," Brad says with a laugh. "We'll continue to explore it. It's high school! Everybody is always bouncing around to everybody." Whoo-hoo! But does this mean Kurt will finally get his dream date with Finn?! Ummm, we think not.
We do know that Puck will venture a bit on the skanky side—hookups with say, every chick on Glee including Mercedes, say the big bosses!—so don't expect anything too serious headed his way.
Still, Puck has plenty going on to occupy his time including that supersad storyline we hinted at a few weeks back and a to-die-for musical number up ahead.
"Mark [Salling] has a lot of very focused stories in the back nine, and so yes, he'll have plenty of moments," Brad teases, including a Rat-Pack-tastic number. "If you haven't fallen in love with him yet, after that one, good Lord." Fan-freaking-tastic!
Any new Finchel or Puckleberry converts in the hizouse? Who's on Team Santana? Get your Gleek on in the comments below and let us know how you feel about this coupley news, then tune into Glee Tuesdays on Fox.
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