Last week’s blind item from Michael Ausiello set off a firestorm of speculation over which popular gay television character would be questioning their sexuality. The poorly written item led most people to conclude that Ausiello was talking about Blaine (Darren Criss) on Glee, something confirmed by AfterElton.
Over the weekend, Murphy issued a statement to Perez Hilton saying, “Blaine is NOT bi. He is gay, and will always be gay. I think it’s very important to young kids that they know this character is one of them.”
Darren Criss in Out (Photo credit: Mitchell Nguyen
Still, all might not be sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows in Lima, Ohio. “It’s my job as showrunner to keep them apart as long as possible,” says Ryan Murphy. “Blaine will openly question whether bisexuality is real. I think that some people will love that discussion and some will not love it.”
He’s even coy about whether they’ll get together at all. “When that moment comes — if it comes, [sic] says Murphy, “I want to treat that relationship like we treat all the other relationships on the show. I want it to be as flawed and as exposed as everyone else’s.”
In neither quote does Murphy say that Blaine doesn’t question his sexuality — which is what the controversy is all about. But he seems unequivocal that, in the end, Blaine decides he is, in fact, gay.
Is the episode in question next week’s “Blame it on the Alcohol”? If so, Blaine could end up getting drunk and doing some kind of experimenting. Or not. At this point we’ll just have to wait and see what actually happens.