November 24th, 2010 by thetvchick
For me, last night’s episode of Glee started out a bit slow. But once it picked up, it had some amazingly wonderful heartbreaking and touching moments. The episode started off with the big news of Kurt’s dad Burt and Finn’s mom Carol getting engaged. Kurt takes on the entire wedding himself and decides New Directions will be their band (Burt wants to dance a lot now that he’s feeling better). My first thought: Can I hire New Directions to play at my wedding in the future? But apparently there’s also another wedding in the Glee future. Sue Sylvester. Sue tries online dating and decides to marry herself! AMAZING! This is totally reminiscent of Sex and the City, where Carrie decides to marry herself and registers at Manolo Blahnik to get back the shoes someone stole from this woman’s horrible party. But I digress. Perhaps Ryan Murphy likes Sex and the City? The Sue thing was a bit more hyperbolic and ridiculous though. And in even more relationship news, Sam tells Quinn he thinks he loves her. Whoa. He proposes! Haha! Except it’s a promise ring and he makes a super sweet speech that he will promise never to pressure him and to be there for her. She says maybe. I adore this couple together so much. Maybe it’s the fact that I love anything Dianna Agron does (seriously she is so amazing) but I think these two are meant to be together.
Kurt in wedding planning mode, says Finn should dance with his mom and it will make him seem cool. But of course, the bullying continues. Karofsky steals the cake topper. Schue finds Kurt and takes him to Sue (aka new principal). She basically says to suck it up and deal. If he lays a finger on Kurt, she will kick him out but until then, there’s nothing legally she can do. I had mixed feelings about this. As crappy as it is for Sue to say and do this, I think it’s fairly realistic for what might happen at a regular school. How can she kick someone out for one word against the other? More on this later. Regardless, I love Sue and her snide remarks!
Rachel meets with the girls of Glee and wants them to stop the bully from bullying Kurt. Santana wasn’t invited, and she crashes the meeting. She suggests that their boyfriends get the bullying to stop, but Quinn brings up the valid point that meeting violence with more violence won’t stop anything. Can you please give Dianna a big story every week??
Meanwhile, Sue is meeting with the wedding planner and firing her (naturally) and Sue’s mom comes in. It’s Carol Burnett!! Sue’s mom is a Nazi hunter and apparently has been busy all these years hunting nazis and not taking care of Sue and her sister. Her mom thinks the wedding is ridiculous but will go anyway. She’s planning to sing at her wedding.
After the ladies of Glee meeting, Rachel asks Finn to help with the bully problem. Finn won’t help out Rachel (or Kurt), because he wants to stay quarterback. Nice move, Finn! Thankfully, others step up to the plate. Artie and Mike Chang confront Korsofsky. He knocks Mike Chang down and Artie out of his wheelchair in the process. Sam ends up stepping up to the plate big time. I liked Sam before, and while I don’t support violence, this makes me like him even more. He’s willing to defend Kurt when some others won’t. Beiste breaks the fight up. Schue asks what went down and Sam thinks hopefully it sent a warning to Korofsky.
And what’s happening on the multiple wedding planning front? Sue’s mom sings “Ohio” to Sue for the wedding, which turns into a duet. Carol Burnett is fantastic, but I honestly could have done without this song. I will note that this is the first song in the show and it didn’t appear until 23 minutes in. So no one can really accuse Glee of not trying to focus on plot this episode. They really have scaled back their music in a big way. I miss it sometimes but other times I appreciate when the music makes sense with the story.
And in other wedding planning, Kurt teaches Burt and Finn how to dance. Finn seems uncomfortable and Korofsky makes fun of them. Burt threatens him, which upsets Kurt because he doesn’t want his dad overstimulating himself. Burt asks Finn what he’s been doing about this bullying thing. Way to go, Finn! They all go to see the principal with Korofsky and his father. Kurt could have outed him and didn’t. Let me just point out, that this shows Kurt’s true character. He could have done something very petty and high school-ish but he resists. Sue expels Korofsky, after it’s revealed that he threatened Kurt’s life. Go Sue!
At the Hummel/Hudson wedding, everyone is getting ready and Santana wants Finn to tell everyone they had sex to make him cool again. I’m going to say bad idea, Santana. Especially because Rachel had admitted she didn’t have sex with Jesse, she just lied to make Finn jealous. Finn defends Rachel’s honor to Santana, which is a sign that he might step up on the Kurt front too. She says she might tell Rachel, which can’t end well. But in an adorable, touching moment, Rachel and Finn say they love each other.
At the start of the wedding, New Directions sings “I think I Wanna Marry You.” Dianna gets a little solo with Chord. Quinn and Sam LOVE! Burt dances and it’s hilarious! Love him too! Burt makes a speech at the wedding about Kurt and it is incredibly sweet. Instance #1 where I teared up a little. At the wedding, Schue sings “Sway.” This was SO GOOD. I support this Schuester musical number, sometimes it’s weird and random and a little self-indulgent (see: Make ‘Em Laugh) but this time was sweet and appropriate and great.
Finn makes a toast at the wedding and talks about a new merger forming — “Furt.” From now on, he will have Kurt’s back, becuase they are brothers. And I cried a little. The Glee kids put together something for Kurt, and Finn wants to dance with him (big bold move after he was uncomfortable at the lessons). The Glee kids sings “Just The Way You Are” and I think I may prefer this version to the Bruno Mars original. Finn singing to Kurt the entire time and them dancing together was maybe one of the most touching moments on Glee, ever. You are basically not human if you didn’t get a little teary eyed.
But in other wedding news, Sue’s sister and her mom are at Sue’s wedding rehearsal. She is wearing a tracksuit dress. Hilarious! Sue confronts her mom about her not being there for her and her sister and calls her mom a bully. I was so happy to see Sue show some real emotion here. There’s clearly a reason behind her madness and it was nice to see a little back story.
After some wedding teary-eyed goodness (on the Burt/Carol front), the kids go back to school and Quinn is wearing Sam’s ring. LOVE THEM TOGETHER. Seriously, more of them please! She was touched that Sam stood up for Kurt. But it’s not all good news for McKinley High. The school board issued a warning to Karofsky but they can’t expel him since no one saw the violence. Sue puts Figgins back in charge as principal in protest. She will keep her eyes open for Kurt, and watch his back. But it’s not enough. Kurt announces he’s leaving the school, and transferring to Dalton Academy. The Glee kids offer to protect him but he says only a no bullying policy will protect him. While I sort of saw this one coming, it still makes me incredibly sad. Sectionals are next week and Kurt will be competing with the other team and it just doesn’t seem right. Kurt has been a focal point of this season and Chris Colfer is absolutely phenomenal. I’m sure this transfer won’t last too long but regardless, it doesn’t make me happy.
So while I could have done without the whole Sue wedding rehearsal and singing of “Ohio,” the second half of the episode more than made up for it. I like the person who Finn is becoming. He started out scared, a tad homophobic and just wanting to be cool, and while there might be a part of him that still wants to be popular above all, he is stepping up to the plate in big ways. I hope Karofsky is outed. To be honest, I think that might be the only way that Kurt would come back to McKinley. I would have liked to see some Emma action in this episode (hello, Kurt needs guidance) but she will be back next week so I’m happy. Next week is Sectionals and Quinn and Sam will be singing a duet which is going to be incredible. I have to say, Glee is consistently good for me (even if there are parts I don’t enjoy as much as other parts) and tackling this bully story line without wrapping it up in a neat little bow in one episode should be commended. I hope we get to see a bit of Kurt’s school life before he returns to McKinley to see if that school is a better fit for him or if he’s really just running away. I can’t believe next week is Sectionals and I am beyond excited for what it brings.
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