Quinn returns to focus in "On My Way." Looking forward to soon head off to Yale, she tries to leave things good between herself and her classmates. She does this by offering sympathy concerning Karofsky, and being less judgmental about Rachel's wedding. The scene where she asks Rachel if she is still welcome at Rachel's wedding is sweet, and reminds viewers of what these two characters have built over the years. It's not exactly friendship, but there is a special bond between them. Sue allowing her back on the Cheerios is just icing on the cake. Things put in order, Quinn can happily move on.
And then the car wreck happens. Setting aside the anti-texting-while-driving message that Glee is touting, which is probably an important one for teens, though not particularly appealing, how will this change the course of Quinn's life? The challenges she's had to overcome deal with body image and pregnancy. Is Glee really going to ask for more of her when her victory is so near? It seems a little off that Quinn gets into Yale, but now that fans have accepted that twist, would Glee dare to take that accomplishment, a reward for all the work she has done on herself, away? And certainly any chance of her cheerleading again is now gone.
Might Glee kill Quinn off? It seems unlikely, especially coming so soon after Karofsky's close call. It would also extend a depressing tone into at least one more consecutive episode, which doesn't seem like a move that Glee would make. However, the series should definitely consider it. Agron has had a nice run, and her death could really put things into perspective for many characters, even more so than Karofsky's. It would also give a Nationals victory, dedicated to Quinn, of course, even more umph. If the actress is going to depart the show soon anyway, why not leave in such a way that she will be fondly remembered for, and as a deeply powerful motivator?
Besides Quinn's wreck, the other cliffhanger in "On My Way" is whether or not Rachel and Finn will go through with their wedding. As the episode closes, it is time for them to take the plunge. They are at the courthouse, surrounded by family and friends and Sue. Both characters seem ready to go for it, with none of the hesitation or doubts that have plagued the past few episodes. In fact, Glee almost goes to lengths to get fans on board with the matrimony, something that hasn't really been attempted until this episode. So is the deal done? It seems certain, unless news of Quinn reaches them beforehand, which wouldn't be realistic.