The Glee fandom is officially the most petty group of viewers I have ever been a part of. Just read the comment section after Entertainment Weekly or E!Online posts spoilers or recaps, it’s completely nuts. And the main source of this division, like most fandoms, is shipper wars. Now, I would love to take the next 300 words or so to bitch about how much I despise all things Finchel and how I enjoy Glee significantly less when they are together. I would so love to do that, but I’m not. If you are a true fan of a show, you will not stop watching just because your OTP is no more and you should be able to show support for your favorites without bringing down fellow ships. And just for the record, I am not delusional enough to believe that Fuinn will be endgame. With what the show has told us, it’s going to be Finchel and (most likely) Quick. Does that make me particularly happy? Not necessarily. Will I throw a fit when Finchel inevitably reunites? Most likely. But for the time being, I am taking the high road and I am simply going to say why I continue to support the highly-hated relationship of Finn Hudson & Quinn Fabray.
1. The First Cut Is the Deepest (yes, I went there)
I think it’s important to keep in mind that while Finn may have been Rachel’s first love, Rachel was not his. Take a look at the F13 of season one. There is a reason why Finn was so supportive of Quinn when he thought she was carrying his baby. There is a reason why he brought her the baby blanket. There is a reason why he was so hurt when Babygate went down. I don’t deny that Finn also loved Rachel, but he loved Quinn first. And there is no reason why his love for Quinn is/was not just as pure and true as his love for Rachel.
2. They could be great if given the proper chance
This season’s superbowl episode, The Sue Sylvester Shakedown, proved that Fuinn has the potential to be a power couple not just at McKinley but the fandom in general. And while they have ability to bring the worst out in each other, they also inspire the other to be brave. Man, I’ve gone soft, that was so cliche- but so true. The pessimist in me is saying that after their current little stint is over, they will probably never be revisited. And that’s a complete shame because there is so much potential here…
we just need the right writers to pull it off.
3. They never really got over each other…
…and they probably never will. If Fuinn gets anything positive out their renewed relationship in the end, it needs to be closure. And it needs to be told in a way where the relationship ends on their own terms and not because of a third party (Rachel, Jesse, Puck, Sam, etc). They have been a part of each other’s lives for too long to not be able to at least be good friends.
So ends my Fuinn sermon. Now I can go back to hating Finchel in peace…silently, of course.
5 thoughts on “In defense of Fuinn…”
You have made an amazing point. But I still ship Finchel. That doesn’t mean I don’t respect your choice. And at least I have reasons to ship Finchel.
1. Finn gave up Nationals for her
2. He said she was the best girlfriend ever (Season 3, ep. 2, I am Unicorn)
3. He said that he wished Quinn was more like Rachel (Season 1)
4. Ryan Murphy (The Glee co-creator. Father of Glee himself) ships Finchel. He said that Finchel was true love, and that Fuinn was manipulation
5. When Rachel got back together with Jesse, Finn cared alot. He was being overly sensitive for her even when they weren’t dating, but when he broke up with Quinn, and she got together with Sam, he actually didn’t care. In fact, he supported her relationship with Sam, in the episode ‘Duets’ in Season 2, when he and Rachel did the offensive song so they could lose and Quinn and Sam could win
6. Finn wrote Rachel a song (Pretending)
7. Finn felt tethered to Rachel
Please note that I’m not arguing with you, I am simply stating that I am not like all the other Finchel fans. And I love Glee whether Rachel is dating Finn, or not. Good job!
This is so true. I feel like Cory and Dianna give so much more to their characters and relationships than the writers do. Fuinn has so much potential and it’s sad that most of the Glee fandom doesn’t recognize it. Finchel to me gives signs of emotional abuse. Rachel likes the illusion of what Finn could be, and not who he really is. Rachel manipulates him as much as Quinn is said to be doing. Finn himself said he might not even want to go to New York with her. He would be holding her back from her dreams.
Quinn understands him so much more than Rachel ever could. Not to mention, they feel fireworks when they kiss.
For some reason I don’t like Fuinn.My favourite charachter in Glee is Quinn,I admire her so much and love Dianna Agron(who plays her).I somehow though,think Finn is better of with Rachel.My OTT ship is definetely Quick.I love them so much!I’m just saying.And my crack!ship is Crissgron !
Couldn’t have said it better. I completely agree with you, I think it us immensely annoying that Fuinn is nothing more than a road block for Finchel in RIB’s view…