I thought this was a great episode (if you ignore Quinn/Joe). I enjoyed all the musical performances (except for Quinn/Joe) and finally Klaine get a story after, a what, half a season/ 6months drought? I was incredibly worried about it, I didn’t want third party drama (because Glee’s record with them is terrible) and I was worried the boys would act out of character and do something horrible and irredeemable.
But it turned out to be a great story for them, it was believable, they acted in character, I could understand both POVs, they resolved it, and Kurt got to do something WRONG. Hallelujah!
I have never loved Kurt more than after this episode, this is the Kurt I’m craving to see. Because the Kurt of On My Way was horrible, I’m still in semi-denial the writers went there for his character and entangled him in that suicide plot with a tonne of problematic messages. I hope the Kurt who is The Important Gay Message Preacher, half disguised as Chris Colfer is dead and buried and never to be seen again. Let him be a teenager boy, don’t put him on a pedestal who takes the high road and counsels troubled gay kids. Allow him to mess up and do teenage immature things.
I loved that Kurt did something douchey, made mistakes and actually hurt Blaine. (He made him cry! Multiple times!) Great drama. I don’t think he’s aware of how much he can hurt Blaine. Their bedroom scene was fantastic (my favourite scene of the episode and also the second time in history Klaine have been allowed to be in a private location alone). It was so nice to see them fight, because god I’ve been sick of them always making cute heart eyes and tooth sweetening smiles at each other. Great acting in that scene. A very heartbreaking moment for Blaine, and Kurt is typical Kurt by instantly putting up his wall and going defensive. Just a total lack of communication from both ends.
Their hug in Emma’s office was so sweet, and yet also threw me off because I expected a kiss. Kurt was freakin’ looking at Blaine’s lips
. SIGH. It’s amazing that Klaine can get their shit sorted in one episode and Finchel still can’t after 3 seasons
Also loved the Hummelberry scene. I love how Rachel is around Kurt. She enjoys herself, feels comfortable talking about anything with him (come on, they were talking about sexting!), they’re both on equal footing as mutual friends (unlike Faberry where it feels like Rachel is wanting her approval and feels like she needs to win the friendship of the popular cheerleader) and she’s not afraid to call Kurt out on his questionable behaviour. Kurt and Rachel have a great friendship and I love seeing them interact like this. It’s a pity the spinoff isn’t happening. It would’ve been so fun to see these two taking over NY by storm.
I’ve come to terms with the lesbian bed death for Klaine. It’s obviously the writers screwing with them because they can’t write in any PDA, so they turn their own goddamn problem into a plot point. (Curse you RIB) But in-universe it shows that for Kurt and Blaine, sex is more than just the physical. Blaine not only withdraws from Kurt emotionally, but also sexually. He doesn’t want sex with Kurt if he’s not connecting with Kurt anymore. So…. I like it. A refreshing dynamic for a couple when we have couples like Brittana who had sex when they weren’t even dating, and that it’s better ‘without feelings’
Loved Blaine’s song, I thought it was a justified reaction and it was hilarious to watch everyone’s faces as they all gave Kurt looks of disbelief. It obviously wasn’t nice of Blaine to air their dirty laundry, but it’s Glee club, they always do, so Klaine is not immune. Kurt’s faces during the song made me laugh.
Loved the Brittana duet. I know Hemo’s voice isn’t the best, but it was a fun energetic number with great choreography.
I think both Blaine’s song and Brittana’s song did better than expected, coming in the top 3 songs of this episode on itunes. It shows the audience respond better to songs with good visuals and both songs had that. My top priority is that each performance entertains me when I WATCH it as opposed to having perfect vocals. I’m glad both these entertaining upbeat performances are being rewarded by being more successful than expected.
Rachel/Santana was so forced. Another attempt to get Santana tied in with the trio. Heh. First Finn through her outing, then Kurt through inserting her in the Kurt/Blaine/Sebastian/Warblers drama, and now surprise surprise, setting her up with Rachel. Pezberry worries me because it feels like Faberry 2.0 (a less worse version thankfully). The one good thing is that Naya is a much better actor than Dianna, (she can also do comedy), and I want Lea to always be paired up with the best actors.
Quinn/Joe is just offensive. Is it such a crime that an ambitious girl who’s about to go to Yale can also be single? And what’s with the assumption that Quinn would want to have sex with him anyway? Joe goes to Sam about sex advice, um, hello? You’re not even dating her yet, and who says she’ll want you and your magical Christian penis? And if they’re running out of stories for Quinn by giving Reality Project Winner who can’t act something to do, why not make up a story about Quinn forging a new friendship with someone in ND.
Bonus points for no Sue this episode and no Finchel drama. This is the Finchel I like, keep them together and cute in the background.
Overall an entertaining 42 minutes of television. Keep up the good work Glee.
Once Alpha gay Blaine is back, Kurt is gone from the boy numbers..it's hilarious.
I don't find it hilarious. The alpha gay stuff is offensive if they don't address it. Noting the problem with a throwaway line doesn't do squat. Kurt makes a meta reference that he doesn't sing as much anymore now that Blaine's around. But I bet in the remaining episodes they're not going to solve this problem.
Edited by fireangel611, Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:04 AM.