“Best prom ever”: On Brittany and Expectations, Santana and Progress, and How Brittana Finally Won at Prom
Last year’s prom saw Brittany going stag, Santana in tears, and both girls dancing with other people but not with one another, however desperately they wanted just to be with each other.
Though the evening ended with Brittany encouraging Santana and Santana taking a positive step toward accepting her own awesomeness as she supported Kurt, the junior prom certainly didn’t turn out as either girl had planned.
To close out the night, Santana proclaimed, “This prom sucks.”
This year’s prom proved entirely different.
Not only did Brittany and Santana attend prom together as a couple, but both of them had a blast spending time with each other and with their friends. Indeed, I think that if one were to ask them, our OTP would heartily agree that their dinosaur prom was, as Brittany puts it, the “best prom ever.”
And, honestly? For them, I really think it was.
In this analysis, I will argue that though neither Brittany nor Santana left their senior prom wearing a crown, both of them “won” the evening by accessing their awesomeness, achieving their goals, showing character development, and generally being their flawless selves.
Feelings, feelings, feelings after the cut.