The weeks-long panic attack can come to an end, Glee fans.
Though the news that Max Adler (Dave Karofsky) would be "romantically entangled with" Blaine (Darren Criss) in the final season rattled quite a few diehard Blaine and Kurt (Chris Colfer) fans, co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are here to ease your trouble minds.
"It's Glee," Falchuk says with a smile. "Be happy. It's going to be OK."
"You have to have obstacles to have a happy ending," Murphy explains. "I've spent a year learning what they want. We have a list in the writers' room that says, ‘What do the fans want to end that show?' And our endings are all very uplifting, and I think by the end of it, people will be ecstatic and really thrilled by how things turn out. I am."
Glee is slated to return for its final run of 13 episodes in 2015, and Adler will return for at least four of those episodes. Also slated to reappear as guest stars: Heather Morris, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Mark Salling, among others.
As for the outcry over Karofsky returning, Falchuk admits, "I have a lot of angry tweets. But look, it's a new season and we're exploring some stuff. We love Kurt. We love Blaine. We love them together. We love them apart. We love them all kids of ways. And I think that their relationship is a really great place to explore some more complicated stories. Really, it's going to be OK."
"Yeah, I think we've got it."