I’ve had to give up hope on things like that. I really wanted it though. I’m going to file that under things that will never happen. Along with meeting Mertina’s family and both girls getting a storyline that doesn’t involve penis, food or Rachel.
Tina had SO MUCH POTENTIAL. Like, looking at the first few episodes - they set her up as being potentially bisexual (Everyone else sang about ~secret desires~… she sang “I Kissed a Girl”). She was painfully shy but a really good singer who was willing to hide that in order to avoid conflict - but while performing, she was completely confident. She was ~alternative~ but was willing to join the (apparently) daggiest club in existence. Same with Mercedes - I would’ve loved it if they’d explored her conflict with Rachel (in a way that wasn’t poor little Rachel vs scary mean Mercedes) and, you know, who she was - I never really got the feeling that she was unpopular, just that she wasn’t Quinn-level popular.
I thought I would learn more about why Tina was so shy. I thought I would learn about the way being adopted affected her. I thought I would fina out about both Tina and Mercy’s home lives, hobbies, quirks, obsessions, fears etc. I just thought… oh nevermind.
You know what’s sad? They could’ve shown both of these in S1! They could’ve shown the Jones family when Quinn was living with them, and Quinn could’ve asked Tina about what it was like being adopted when she was deciding on what to do with Beth. I will forever claim that a Quinntina friendship would’ve made so much sense - they could’ve bonded over feminism!
IKR. I thought for sure they would explore these characters. They are both so interesting and have so much potential and they never bothered fleshing them out. Tina is a shy yet strong gothic feminist who is adopted and faked a stutter in order to avoid social interaction. Mercedes is kind, an amazing friend, and very talented but doesn’t stand up for herself in order to avoid conflict. Even to the point where she allows people (mainly Will) to use her.
I mean really there is so much they could have done with them.