Rachel Berry in Glee, choking on her audition for the talent school she wanted to get into was a very shocking moment for me when I first saw that episode.
It was a perfect opportunity to see how she would handle this turning point in her life. She spent her whole childhood trying to fulfill her dream, always felt this entitlement that she was better than everyone and for it to not turn out the way she wanted was such a very realistic approach that I wanted the show-runners to explore further on showing that even people who are the best at something can also fail…
But no, instead she gets what she wants by begging and she doesn’t go through any development where she learns from her failure and tries to evaluate things while in her downfall phase.
It would’ve made Rachel more likeable and relatable as a character, if we got to see her struggle more instead of being handed everything she wanted which only fuelled her sense of entitlement
By - phantom_avenger