Hey, it’s election results time as the world’s fastest election concludes. In an absolutely hilarious moment (and “Grease” shout-out) Becky plays the xylophone during morning announcements and refuses to give in to Sue’s request for a “flourish”.
And the winner is…
Cue the confetti – McKinley has their first gay president and, I’m guessing, first stripper vice-president. Blaine and Sam are celebrating at Breadstix with streamers and groupies. Artie congratulates Blaine, who offers him a place in his administration. No thanks. Artie’s fine with the outcome – Sugar likes a man who was almost in power and has asked him on a date to go horseback riding. Good luck Artie.
Then Artie asks about Kurt’s reaction and Blaine assures him his boyfriend is thrilled, delighted and planning a ball. But as he walks away, his face falls and he reaches for his phone. Uh oh. He calls Kurt, who at that moment, is hanging around in the conference room at Vogue, chatting with Isabelle and staff while drinking expensive water. He sees who’s calling and after a moment’s debate, rejects the call.
A Wild Sam appears, jubilant with victory. He finds his new boss floundering – Blaine has just realized he’s done everything in recent memory for Kurt. Coming to McKinley, running for president. And now, in the end, Kurt is gone, Blaine is there and victory is…hollow. Sam doesn’t like to have his buzz harshed but he’s also a nice guy so he gives Blaine a pep talk (he’s three for three so far this season). He’s the first gay guy Sam’s met that he understood. And therefore they are going to usher in a new age of Gay Straight Alliance Dudebroness, leading by example. It doesn’t actually make sense but at the very least, he pulls Blaine a bit back from the edge. In the end, what’s he’s saying is, “I want to be friends with you” which is pretty much exactly what Blaine needed to hear at that moment.
They’ll be Cyclops and Wolverine! though who gets to be who might take a little working out.
After Blaine leaves, Brittany and Sam cozy up together. I’m insanely curious about where this is going – Sam has some serious doe eyes going on when Brittany enters the room and her smile has never been bigger when they interact. Could they be heading for a relationship? When Sam talked to Marley in episode one, it was clear he wasn’t interested in her that way – he wanted them to be friends. Brittany seems an entirely different matter. Hmmmm. We’ll just have to see.
Will tells Sue he’s going to apply for the Blue Ribbon Panel job. He mailed in the application and was wondering if he could get a letter of recommendation – wait, she already has it written and ready to go. It’s a shining opus of his greatness (he’s a descent of Harriet Tubman! He delivered her baby with his bare hands!) because she wants him out of here – in a good way.
Finally, we end things with Rachel in the great loft of Bushwick, where she is preparing dinner for Brody. She follows the recipe clearly but must miss a step because a fire breaks out. No worries – it’s small and comical and doesn’t interfere with the sexy evening that follows.
We have a hot dude, we have “Moon River” playing in the background, we have pizza and seating on the floor (nothing says there will be kissing like seating on the floor) – and after some more cuteness, the inevitability of three episodes comes to fruition. They kiss…and kiss…and you know, this kiss is getting really hot when…
It must be Kurt, silly boy, forgetting his keys and Rachel slides open the door – looking flustered and sexy and happy and kissed to…
Well, we know exactly who it is because this is television but you know, it’s still gasp worthy. Hello Finn Hudson, eyes going super nova at the sight of his girlfriend, followed quickly by a dimming as he takes in the scene – and the hunky dude – behind her.
Wow. That was a heck of an episode, best one yet. Some of Glee’s very best work seems to be percolating this year – better thought out songs, riveting performances, tons of tension and laughs and potential. That’s the clear theme of season four – potential. The possibilities are endless and Glee no longer feels boxed into the choir room. I can only hope for more of the same but we have a cliff hanger possibility next week (Tell Quinn not to get into a car!) and then five weeks off for baseball. Why do I think we’re going to need some booze to get us through?
Tere’s Episode Round-up:
What made me laugh: Blaine’s expressions during Sam’s portion of the debates. And Sam’s panicking John Wayne impersonation. These two are great together.
What made me sniffle: So much! Blaine and Finn and their matching expressions of pain during the ep were tough to watch.
What made me side-eye: Why was Tina in the background? I’m not sure she even had a line.
What I’m listening to on repeat: ”Everybody Wants To Rule the World” because it is one of my all-time favorites. Actually all three songs in the ep were download/repeat worthy.
What I’m looking forward to next week: Having my heart ripped out of my chest?