Get Blaine to New York. I want the nothing kisses.
Nothing kisses are the kisses that aren’t big dramatic moments. They’re a greeting at the sink when someone comes home for the day or a craned neck as someone runs out the door because they’re running late. They’re simple and chaste and lovely and mean nothing other than ‘I want to kiss you right now so I’m going to’. They’re little background moment that you don’t notice until the third viewing because the actors are out of focus or the camera pans across them as it happens. Because kisses can be epic and romantic but sometimes they’re just a quick ‘thank you’ for picking up the order from the good Chinese place or unloading the dishwasher. Or just because one character wants to kiss another and they are at the point where they are comfortable enough with each other to kiss and not have it lead to animalistic, acrobatic fucking all the time.
'Because of the layers' is a nothing kiss. It's a simple, sweet kiss with an overly exaggerated 'MUAH'. Blaine is kissing Kurt because he can, not because he wants anything at that moment. They aren't celebrating or making up after fight. They're just two boys in love and it's beautiful.
Nothing kisses are everything.
And I want more.
This loft situation? With the group? And the song? This is your show. Get Blaine and Sam to New York, send Artie if you’re still so inclined and turn Glee into Friends: The Musical. The high school plot is worn out, and the show needs to grow with its audience. What better way than showcasing a group of idealistic Midwest kids trying to make it as performers in New York? You have the steady couple planning a wedding and juggling school and jobs, the ingenue with her first big break, the kids forgoing college in favor of breaking into the industry, and even the one who prefers the behind the scenes approach. This is a better foundation than most shows have, and is better than anything you’re doing by keeping them in separate storylines.
They can all work at the diner and live in the loft (or maybe there’s conveniently another loft across the hall for a few to move into) and the combinations are endless for group songs. Parents and friends can swing through for a visit every episode – everyone loves going to New York! The group of actors you have here have so much history and so much chemistry that everything else on the show seems cheap in comparison, so let them take it and run. This is what will breathe life into the rest of the series. End it all with a big reunion at the Klaine wedding in the season six (and series) finale and leave on a good note.
Call me. I have ideas.