Should Mike have been the focus of more episodes?
Hey everyone, big Glee fan and I've always liked Mike from season two onwards (season one he really didn't seem to be involved), but does anyone else? I can understand that the writers didn't want to rely too heavily on the clichés involved (American and Chinese culture clashes, Tina's anxiety issues) and they wanted to state that NOT all relationships have all the drama which Racheal/Finn, Finn/Quinn, Sam/Quin, Kurt/Blaine etc went through and have, but watching him this season made me reliase that they were a lot of untapped potential in his character. Actually, in retrospect, seeing Mike dealing with the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone with anxiety issues would have been intresting to watch or some other difficulty would have been really intresting to watch (and as much as I got sucked in to the Racheal/Finn/Quinn drama of season two, it would arguably have been a nice breather). Even Mike, ever the nice guy and deeply in love with Tina, being stretched with Tina's illness or some other drama would have been intresting. Sure, he got a couple of episodes this season, but it really felt like too little, too late for me. Harry Shum Jnr really gave Mike a presence , despite the little material that he had.
I know Mike will be back as a guest star (although I do expect that his relationship with Tina will end in between season three and four or at the very least, some point during season four given Tina's status as a regular cast member), but it's disappointing that his story is pretty much over before it really began.
Hmm…so Tina. I'm guessing that Tina's difficulty this year will be be that she enters a leadership role in the New Directions (maybe with Blaine?) and her struggles to deal with her illness, the final year of High School and her role in the. While this may sound horribly sexist, I think Tina and Mike might break up during the summer or at some point during the season. Given Tina's status as a regular and, it does suggest to me that they'll break up. Before someone complains that I'm being horribly sexist, romance does make intresting drama for characters, regardless of their gender and Tina looks to be one of the show's central characters for season four. It's possible, if the writers do run with the above scenario, that Mike might actually die (off-screen?) and this will place Tina in a dark place with her condition?
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