I saw Blaine's response to Kurt's Phantom number as wholly supportive, especially on the heels of "Dance with Somebody." Ultimately, Kurt's got to make his own choice about his audition and future, and I think Blaine might even know to keep out of it, other than to be supportive of his efforts. But I do agree that he's got heart eyes for anything Kurt does anyway. And the candles joke, I think, highlights that somewhere in there, he could
have been critical if he'd wanted to; he's withholding. Reminds me of his reaction to Kurt's prom outfit, which flickers on his face for a moment. Blaine does
speak up there, but only because Burt voices concerns first.
The Phantom number is the safe one--almost protective, just like the mask Kurt wears during it. I enjoyed seeing Kurt later bare himself, through costume and emotion, with "Not the Boy Next Door," and Blaine's reaction to that, which is so much more emotional in kind. Blaine's really overwhelmed by that performance, which was fun to see.
Edited by sothinky, May 7, 2012 @ 8:33 AM.