Posted: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
By Beth Douglass
Around this time last year on Glee, all of our favorite couples were breaking up. Finchel, Brittana, and Klaine all ended their relationships — many of them for good — and even Wemma looked to be headed for Splitsville. Luckily, Season 5 hasn’t seen any big breakups so far.
Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) are still happily married. Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) just got engaged. But with the anniversary of Season 4, Episode 4: “The Break-Up” having happened this very month, it seems only fitting that another Glee couple is about to bite the dust.
But before you run at us with pitchforks and other uncomfortably pointy objects, we’d like to take this moment to assure you that fiances Kurt and Blaine are not the ones headed for a split. Instead, it seems that McKinley sweethearts Jake (Jacob Artist) and Marley (Melissa Benoist) might not be together much longer.
It all goes down in Season 5, Episode 5: “The End of Twerk.” The rumored tracklist for the episode lists Marley as singing Miley Cyrus’ (infamous) hit single, “Wrecking Ball.” At first, we were fully preoccupied with hoping Glee doesn’t pull a Miley and have Marley strip down to nothing but a pair of combat boots and start licking random pieces of construction equipment.
Then, we realized that “Wrecking Ball” is, without a doubt, a song about the end of a relationship. The couple is through, and the singer is left to slowly pick up the pieces.
Now, Marley could be singing this about a bully at school. Or some new big challenge in her life. But chances are, she’s singing it about her boyfriend, Jake. That certainly seems to be the most probable explanation. Jake and Marley have been happily together all season. (We think? We honestly haven’t seen much of either of them so far... but we’re pretty sure they were holding hands in one of the recent songs.)
Of course, it’s no secret that Ryder (Blake Jenner) still has feelings for Marley. No idea if a Jarley split might mean that Ryder and Marley are on, but if it does, then Glee would once again be mirroring real life. Actors Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist are dating, and they’re even rumored to be engaged.
What do you think: Are Jake and Marley headed for a breakup, or is Marley singing “Wrecking Ball” about someone else?