Glee Season 2 Episode 20: Prom Queen

Posted on May 11, 2011

So Glee had its long-awaited (and twitter-spoiled) Prom episode and the world awaits our reactions. Will T Lo laud the proceedings or will they find themselves once again facing the ire of Gleeks everywhere because they’e cranky and old and keep harping on old-fashioned concepts like “plot” and “character” and “consistency.” To be honest, we were kind of curious ourselves because our reaction changed every ten minutes. Let’s break it down.

Right off the bat, they’re losing us. This is a TERRIBLE performance by the two of them. It’s not entirely their fault. You just can’t put two Broadway babies on a song like this and expect them to nail it.

In addition, we were once again puzzled by the reactions of twitter Gleeks; this time, to Jesse’s return. Their were many tweet-shouts to the effect of “JESSE’S BACK!” Really? People were clamoring for his return? We don’t have anything against the character (at most, we’re ambivalent), but we can’t say the return of yet another old plot element excites us. So it’s Quinn with Finn, who’s pining away for Rachel, who’s with Jesse. Hello, season one! This time, without pregnancy!

Really cute song and scene. But man, that was COLD on Brittany’s part. For all the complaining about how the gay and lesbian characters are portrayed on this show, we’re a little uncomfortable with how the bisexual is being portrayed. Jumping ship from one relationship to another at the drop of a hat and switching teams along the way plays into the worst stereotypes about bisexuals. Granted, she hasn’t hooked up with Santana yet, but that’s all on Santana right now. If Brittany had gotten her way, she would have gone straight from breaking up with Artie to making out with Santana.

Glee, we will never, ever forgive you for making this song listenable. WE WERE BOPPING OUR HEADS TO “FRIDAY.” We feel so dirty.

Pretty, but kind of a downer for prom, no? To be honest, we kind of side with Quinn on this one, even if we have a hard time working up the sympathy for her “It’s so hard to be pretty” schtick. Rachel’s been acting terribly all season. Just because her heart is broken doesn’t make it cool to openly sing a song to someone else’s date.

*shrug* It’s all right. We’re a bit over Blaine and his wide-mouthed performing style, but it’s fine; we’re not the audience for it.

We did enjoy the way the gay stuff was handled this week. We’ve heard a TON of complaining from gay men about what a cliche Kurt is and how they hate that a fashion-obssessed, show tune queen with a high-pitched voice and a way with a bitchy bon mot is once again being held up as an example of gay maleness. They almost have a point, so long as you ignore Blaine and Karofsky. Kurt may have been turned into a weeping saint statue this season, but the upside to that is, we got two other representations of gay males that don’t fit the cliche: the teenage dream and the macho jock. We can’t remember a mainstream network show that offered up three different representations of gay men. If you don’t like Saint Kurt, then root for Blaine or Dave.

And with these three characters, we got three nuanced views of the coming out question; out and proud Kurt on one end, deeply closeted Dave on the other end, and cautious, wounded Blaine in the middle, who is out, but doesn’t like rocking the boat too much. Amazingly, they depicted all three points of view without really taking sides. We really felt Dave’s pain this episode. His tearful apology to Kurt seemed so sudden that we initially questioned the sincerity, but the utter terror on his face at the prospect of dancing with Kurt was truly heartbreaking.

And we liked that they highlighted a conversation that many gay men have: how out do we have to be and is it a good idea to throw it in the faces of people that might not be comfortable with it? Not that we’d ever argue that Kurt should hide his kilt under a bushel, but we appreciated that they showed the conversation at all and we really appreciated – and we might run into trouble admitting this – that Kurt DID pay a price for his unapologetic flamboyance.

Look, for good or for ill (from a storytelling perspective) the show has largely become a primer on and for gay teens. When we heard the spoiler about Kurt being prom queen, we initially groaned at the news. For all the talk of how hard Kurt has had it, he in fact has had experiences that most gay teens in middle America would kill for: unconditional acceptance from friends and family and a gorgeous teen idol of a boyfriend. From both a storytelling and realism point of view, we would have considered a triumphant crowning to be mostly fantasy, and, considering how many kids view the show as a primer on gay teen experiences, a dangerous one at that. To be perfectly blunt, you have to teach gay kids that It Gets Better, but you can’t white-wash what they’re going through right now.

And with this FLAWLESS cover of “Dancing Queen,” the show managed just that. Yes, It Gets Better, but it’s just as important to show gay kids how to deal with the shit that’s going on in their lives right now: with humor and grace, with your head held high.

[Video Credit: hulu.com - Screencap: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • OperaGirl

      Does anyone else think Figgins is the worst principle ever? Maybe that’s the joke but it’s getting sort of ridiculous at this point.

    • OperaGirl

      Does anyone else think Figgins is the worst principle ever? Maybe that’s the joke but it’s getting sort of ridiculous at this point.

      • Tripletmom96

        of course he is; but then again, in real life sue sylvester would never get away with 99% of the stuff she does, so you need an idiiot like figgiins to keep that storyline alive…. all in good fun, but i agree that sometimes it is pretty ridiculous.

      • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

        He actually reminds me of the clueless principle I had in high school.

        –GothamTomato

      • Mariah

        What was he supposed to do in that situation? Lie and crown Santana?

        • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

          YES! Or anybody else! What kind of principal or authority figure assists in the humiliation of a student? Besides Sue, who even I don’t think would have done that.

          • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

            I mean, it’s not like it’s federal election and he’s legally bound to announce whoever the winner is.

            • Littlesova

              My mother said the exact same thing! She was really surprised that Figgins didn’t decide to just pick Quinn or Santana or something else. She said the exact same thing “He’s not legally bound”.

        • cole

           it’s not like its the oscars, and he had no prior knowledge of who the winner was, why wouldn’t he do something beforehand

      • Damien W

        Well, the real-life principals in Shelton CT and Wasilla AK are being even stupider at the moment, so I don’t think there is a bottom to that barrel. (Shelton is where the kid was banned from the prom for hanging a big sign on the front of the school asking his date to prom, and in Wasilla a principal wanted to ban the school band from playing Bohemian Rhapsody because one nutjob parent complained that Freddie Mercury from Queen was a *GASP* gay.) Maybe Glee is getting ridiculous because life is getting even worse?

        • Carrie Bradshaw

          Seriously? They’re complying? Don’t they realize that if you start “protecting” kids from the horrors of homosexuality by barring anything by gay musicians, there’s not going to be much left to play at prom?

      • stephbellard

        Nah. The worst “principle” is still conservatism.

    • Al

      Am I hearing it correctly? Did Jessie really sing “I’ll lay your sh*t bare” on tv without it being censored? I’m not offended, I’m just surprised.

    • Al

      Am I hearing it correctly? Did Jessie really sing “I’ll lay your sh*t bare” on tv without it being censored? I’m not offended, I’m just surprised.

      • holly

        Yes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Yes, I was waiting to hear the word “stuff”…and nope.

      • Tarasa

        It’s actually “I’ll lay your ship bare” – those are the lyrics (I guess to make it radio friendly)

        • holly

          He actually sings “shit” as is the original lyrics. If you listen you can hear him clearly hit the t at the end of the word.

          • Tarasa

            I respectfully disagree as the lyrics are typically known as ship and I believe there’s no way that the censors (let along producers and Fox network) would let shit go on the air.

            • Tarasa

              Okay reading that makes me laugh because we all know that the networks let “shit” go on the air all the time! I did however mean the word “shit” said outloud on a network program especially one at 8pm and aimed at teens.

            • Al

              I quickly googled, and it seems the opinion is divided on the lyrics, but I’ve found no “official” lyrics. She seems to change the lyrics to “stuff’ on American tv, though, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqtq6PTe9w. I hear “shit” but I may be biased toward that.

            • holly

              Which only adds to the shit likelihood. Why would the lyric be changed if it was ship?

            • holly

              They’re covering the John Legend a capella cover which also clearly uses shit. Glee carries a PG14 rating for a variety of reasons, including language. They’ve used plenty of other profanity on the show, sothere’s no real reason to believe they wouldn’t use it now.

          • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

            It’s ship. The entire song using sailing language as a metaphor. His diction ends that word too softly for it to have been ‘shit’.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

        You heard the world ‘ship’–the song is an analogy between sailing and a rocky relationship.

      • Al

        I’m sorry for getting us off on this tangent. I see the nautical theme, but I’m not convinced ‘ship’ makes sense in the sentence. To lay bare is to expose or publicize. “Sell me out, and I’ll lay your shit bare” makes sense to me, considering that the song and album are all about Adele publicizing the often less flattering aspects of her relationship with her ex. Sell me out, and I’ll publicize your ship, less so. Eh, it’s probably not that important anyway. I watch a lot of British tv where “shit” is generally not censored, so I was pleased to see the development in American tv.

    • Lelu

      Great episode. Now, can we work on getting Amber Riley a storyline, too? I don’t get why the show runners don’t spend as much time on finding Mercedes a love interest, or deciding that it’s more likely that Lauren, who has her awesomeness, would have a prom date when it seems they just expected that Mercedes wouldn’t? This is not a wall flower. This is a diva. And it’s irritating that they assume she’s homely. Hate it.

    • Lelu

      Great episode. Now, can we work on getting Amber Riley a storyline, too? I don’t get why the show runners don’t spend as much time on finding Mercedes a love interest, or deciding that it’s more likely that Lauren, who has her awesomeness, would have a prom date when it seems they just expected that Mercedes wouldn’t? This is not a wall flower. This is a diva. And it’s irritating that they assume she’s homely. Hate it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I get the feeling that maybe something is going to happen with her and Sam. Or maybe that was just an honest invite to dance at the prom…hum….but I think the population would agree with your statement. We need more Mercedes!!!

      • GorgeousThings

        Also, I couldn’t believe they gave Adele’s song to Rachel/Jesse, and not to Mercedes. WTF????

      • Larkin21

        I see what you mean but as someone who never dated in high school, I find it pretty realistic and even nice to see someone on the show who isn’t dating and is (usually) ok with it.

        • Lelu

          I understand that – didn’t date much in high school either. But it’s a TV show, and everyone gets to date but her, and I don’t know why she has to be the dateless one. But I totally see your point. She is usually cool with it, and that’s inspiring. Wish they would use her more, regardless.

        • Tinabloggerina

          I agree that’s it’s weird to see my exact romantic life played out via Mercedes this season, but I wish they’d devote an entire act or even episode on her. We don’t know a whole lot about Mercedes and since she’s one of the characters I identify with most, I’d love to see more. Honestly, I know the writers have TONS of storylines to tie up, but the continued marginalization of this character makes me feel like they don’t find my high school experiences worth writing about. *shrug* Annoying.

        • Tafadhali

          Yeah, I’m kind of torn on this, because, you know — many if not most of my friends (and I) did not or barely dated in high school and so it really doesn’t seem all the strange or bad to me to show someone who doesn’t. But on the other hand, there is so much emphasis on teen dating in the rest of the show that it’s really noticeable when one person is left out.

      • Jen

        But Mercedes is black and fat. Thus sad and loveless, dontchaknow. Even though that makes no sense given how much everyone seems to love her. I mean it’s completely ridiculous that twice this season we’ve had freaking

        Rachel basically pitying Mercedes.

        • Lelu

          I know! And Mercedes, who fake boyfriend now has a real boyfriend, has just tots and Rachel’s pity. Gah. I hope they go there with Sam. But I don’t see it.

        • Mariah

          I don’t think it has anything to do with that. Girls like Mercedes who are proud divas who don’t show a softer side often tend to get ignored whether they are gorgeous or not. Men are intimidated by an independent girl. Santana wouldn’t have been asked if she didn’t force Karofsky into it, guaranteed.

      • Amian

        Also, a storyline doesn’t have to mean dating. There have been plenty of storylines on the show that aren’t about dating: Rachael looking for her mom, Sam being poor (oh, not a storyline, more of a storyblip), Kurt being bullied, Santana being a bitch . . . I loved Mercedes in season one and really am sad that the writer seem to prefer to react to public popularity rather than writing a strong arc for their show.

      • Darorek

        As someone who is always searching for sister-images in popular culture, I REALLY hate to suggest this, but… maybe one of the reasons they’re not featuring her has to do with her acting? I feel like there’s such a strong disconnect between her HellToTheNo persona and Vulnerable!Mercedes… there’s no middle ground with her. I’m not saying she can’t emote, because clearly she can, but her actual line readings often seem, well, like someone reading lines of a cue card. :S

        • cole

          I’d agree with you if they hadn’t developed Brittany. It’s television not dinner theatre, 90% of the people on TV can’t act for beans, thats what multiple takes, and creative editing is for.

      • Lea

        The producers said during an interview in March – you can find it on Hulu – that they are looking for the right actor to play Mercedes’ boyfriend. It sounds like it could happen next season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I actually really enjoyed this episode. Unlike the last few weeks, I didn’t quite want this one to end. With the twitter spoil of the prom king/queen winner, I didn’t realize it would be a cruel joke, so that added interest for me. I think it’s actually good they are keeping Brittany from going back to Artie because he did insult her and for the population of young teen girls that allow themselves to be put down but accept it so they can be in a relationship, it is a good thing for them to see. Jesse being back, is well, neutral for me right now. I thought the fight at the prom was more than a bit much. And I liked Rolling in the Deep, it was 100 times better than when Paltrow murdered it a few weeks back.

    • JonnyF8

      Gee. I loved the Rachel/Jessie duet — first time I’ve really enjoyed her this season. And I really liked Blaine — guess I’m just not a fan of all that Warbler business. But “Friday”!!!! That was fabulous!!!! Great storylines. This was a great episode!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I actually really enjoyed this episode. Unlike the last few weeks, I didn’t quite want this one to end. With the twitter spoil of the prom king/queen winner, I didn’t realize it would be a cruel joke, so that added interest for me. I think it’s actually good they are keeping Brittany from going back to Artie because he did insult her and for the population of young teen girls that allow themselves to be put down but accept it so they can be in a relationship, it is a good thing for them to see. Jesse being back, is well, neutral for me right now. I thought the fight at the prom was more than a bit much. And I liked Rolling in the Deep, it was 100 times better than when Paltrow murdered it a few weeks back.

      • Nadia

        I liked their Rolling in the Deep duet too. FYI, I think Paltrow did Turning Tables.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

          She did! I meant to say “murdered an Adele song”…. =)

      • Tarasa

        I loved their Rolling the Deep version. It had anger, lust, confusion – very strong impact. Don’t know why T&L didn’t like it. I’ve listened to it numerous times and I want it on my iPod now!

        • ladyjax

          The arrangement that Johnathan and Lea sang was the one done by John Legend which has a much more spiritual feel to it. I thought they did an okay job but I kept hearing John Legend in my head.

          • Tarasa

            Oh that sounds cool, I’ll have to check it out

        • Carrie Bradshaw

           Anger? Lust? Confusion? Seriously? All I heard was autotune. And even if they were capable of emoting, lust and confusion are NOT what that song is about. Anger, yes. Regret, yes.  Pain, yes. Lust? No. Confusion? Fuck no. The narrator of that song is damn sure of what they’re doing and saying. Listen to the original and tell me that is a woman who’s confused about how she feels.

      • Glenn

        Lea’s voice is weird on this song. Surprisingly, Jonathan is a better fit.

    • JonnyF8

      Gee. I loved the Rachel/Jessie duet — first time I’ve really enjoyed her this season. And I really liked Blaine — guess I’m just not a fan of all that Warbler business. But “Friday”!!!! That was fabulous!!!! Great storylines. This was a great episode!

      • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

        I would have liked Rolling in the Deep if it was just her, all his straining really killed the song for me.

    • holly

      Yes.

    • Thunder

      What sucked about this show is that your recap wasn’t funny or witty…I like the shows that bring out your snark.

    • Thunder

      What sucked about this show is that your recap wasn’t funny or witty…I like the shows that bring out your snark.

    • Nevermind

      It appears that Blaine is becoming a cliche lounge act as his character progresses. Still cute as hell though.

    • Nevermind

      It appears that Blaine is becoming a cliche lounge act as his character progresses. Still cute as hell though.

    • Amy_R

      The last few minutes of the episode got cut off for me because of a Tornado warning. GAAAA! Last thing I saw was Kurt and Dave walking down the aisle and Kurt saying something about Dave choosing to come out. What happened after that?!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Kurt told him now was the perfect moment to come out, and instead Dave ran off the dance floor leaving Kurt standing alone. Of course Beautiful Blaine swooped in and danced with Kurt.

    • Aim

      The last few minutes of the episode got cut off for me because of a Tornado warning. GAAAA! Last thing I saw was Kurt and Dave walking down the aisle and Kurt saying something about Dave choosing to come out. What happened after that?!!

    • Frank_821

      Yes I think a good response. I really felt for Dave. He’s a little closer to reconciling his fear but he still has a long journey. It’s at this point it is understandable why Kurt wouldn’t out him all this time. The sad thing is Dave has no support system. Kurt and even santana have someone they can turn too. Dave has no one. The sad irony is I think his dad would be okay with him being gay. BTW this storyline was done in a similar fashion in Ugly Betty

      I think you are a little off about Brittany. I dont see her as cold. In fact I see her really as the most level headed member of New Directions. She’s always been attracted to Santana but never pushed her into it. She stayed true to Artie until he broke her faith in him. She genuinely cares about both of them. But she maintains a simple but honest outlook. There very little drama in her world. She was upfront and said if she and Artie were ever over she’s be with Santana in a heartbeat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I’m glad you noticed the Ugly Betty storyline too. I was having flashbacks last night!

        • Thijs

          Yes!! I was thinking of Ugly Betty and Justin the entire time!

      • Alyssa

        But she didn’t stay true to Artie — the fight started because Brittany admitted to cheating on him with Santana.

        • https://me.yahoo.com/a/UmE30rhhov0fL0Ti.VM8BT8Qtr9mZzo-#9b560 nyannya

          @Alyssa The thing with Brittany is that we have this unfortunate mix of stupidity/naivety. While it is clear to us that she’s cheating on Artie with Santana, Brittany doesn’t see it as such since Santana–someone she loves and trusts–assured her that what they were doing doesn’t count as cheating. Artie was right to call it out, but he really dropped the ball when he called her stupid. He knows that she has issues with being perceived as/actually being stupid, especially since she wore that on her shirt last week. That would have been enough for me to at least call a break.

          • Alyssa

            @openid-82817:disqus I don’t disagree at all with what you’ve said — I just think people are being a little overly harsh on Artie, while not acknowledging that Brittany (knowingly or unknowingly) did was in the wrong as well.

            • https://me.yahoo.com/a/UmE30rhhov0fL0Ti.VM8BT8Qtr9mZzo-#9b560 nyannya

              @alyssa sorry if I came off a bit combative–I just saw “Brittany admitted to cheating on him” and kind of nitpicked at the wording :/ I hate how they dumbed down Brittany so much that we can’t clearly draw what she can be held accountable for. Sometimes, I wonder if it’s okay to have her be sexually active at all.

      • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

        I totally agree with you about Brittany. Her character’s evolution has been one of my favourites to watch because of that simple but honest outlook.

    • Anonymous

      Yes I think a good response. I really felt for Dave. He’s a little closer to reconciling his fear but he still has a long journey. It’s at this point it is understandable why Kurt wouldn’t out him all this time. The sad thing is Dave has no support system. Kurt and even santana have someone they can turn too. Dave has no one. The sad irony is I think his dad would be okay with him being gay. BTW this storyline was done in a similar fashion in Ugly Betty

      I think you are a little off about Brittany. I dont see her as cold. In fact I see her really as the most level headed member of New Directions. She’s always been attracted to Santana but never pushed her into it. She stayed true to Artie until he broke her faith in him. She genuinely cares about both of them. But she maintains a simple but honest outlook. There very little drama in her world. She was upfront and said if she and Artie were ever over she’s be with Santana in a heartbeat.

    • Nadia

      I liked their Rolling in the Deep duet too. FYI, I think Paltrow did Turning Tables.

    • Amy_R

      Just watched your last clip. Thats what I missed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630305365 Leah Smith McGregor

      Being a bully aside, I think that Karofsky is the true standout here. His journey as a gay teen reads SO much more realistically. The anger, the fear, the mental anguish, all at the expense of his acceptance. Being a bully is ABSOLUTELY not okay and he gets no excuse for that, but I feel like he is more believable than Kurt’s vacillation between pampered princess and martyr.

      • Jen

        Fortunately that isn’t true. Like TLO said about the three boys, and I’ll include Santana, the gay characters on this show really do a much better job than most (any?) show representing the range of experience of gay teens. None are more or less “realistic” than the others. As much as Kurt has started to grate on my nerves, I really understood him tonight. He wanted so badly to believe everything had changed. Who can’t relate to that?
        In the past I liked that Kurt was kind of an asshole sometimes. Teenagers often are. Even the good ones. Even the gay ones who are bullied. The problem came when the writers decided the whole cast should act like he was perfect. Hopefully we’re back on track, given the conversation with Burt and Blaine pre-prom. Nothing is wrong with being flamboyantly fabulous. But there are people out there looking for any excuse to do harm. That doesn’t mean go back in the closet, it means be yourself and be aware.

      • cole

        I was about to post something about how Kurts experience isn’t anywhere near reminiscent of the high school experience of any gay person i’ve ever met. But then it occured to me that none of the three of them resonate with me. I suppose I closest resembled Karofsky –simply because i never came out– but it would never have even occurred to me to behave the way that he did.

        I guess i resent the implication that being in the closet inherently makes you a volatile, tortured person. Certainly it isn’t easy, but i was happy with who i was even as i chose to keep it to myself.

    • Aim

      Just watched your last clip. Thats what I missed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630305365 Leah Smith McGregor

      Being a bully aside, I think that Karofsky is the true standout here. His journey as a gay teen reads SO much more realistically. The anger, the fear, the mental anguish, all at the expense of his acceptance. Being a bully is ABSOLUTELY not okay and he gets no excuse for that, but I feel like he is more believable than Kurt’s vacillation between pampered princess and martyr.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I get the feeling that maybe something is going to happen with her and Sam. Or maybe that was just an honest invite to dance at the prom…hum….but I think the population would agree with your statement. We need more Mercedes!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Yes, I was waiting to hear the word “stuff”…and nope.

    • alliecat

      Are you kidding me on the Brittney business? Not at all cold for someone to say “you really hurt me and I’m not getting back with you just for interrupting my class.” It’s kind of awesome to see her standing up for herself – nothing at all wrong with wanting to take some time for herself.

      • Culligan

        i agree. I see less of a “flip-flop” in Britney and more of an honest assessment of who she is. She loved artie and stayed with him even after Santana said “i love you.” because she is faithful and owns her feelings. And now that the artie situation has changed, she is SINGLE not jumping back to Santana. She says to Artie “im going to work on me” because she knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to wait for it – i.e. a partner who things she’s amazing AND is willing to be honest about who they are.
        She left Artie because he was disrespectful and deep down thought she was just an idiot and she isn’t with Santana because she’s too afraid to be honest about who she is. Am i the only one who thinks that she is the only POSITIVE role-model for teens when it comes to dating? And the fact that she’s so awesomely open about who SHE is is just gravy.

        • Larkin21

          Yeah, I agree with a lot of what you have to say about Brittany as a character but with such limited examples of bisexuality in modern culture (that isn’t just for heterosexual male stimulation but an actual storyline), I do feel a little uncomfortable with the implications of some of Brittany’s actions. I think it can mostly be explained by her as an individual and not a byproduct of her sexuality. And as you show in your comment, I also think a lot of her decisions have been pretty good … even if they are questionable when you just look at the surface of what’s going on.

        • Tafadhali

          Agreed. I was pretty happy to see a teen girl on my screen just be upfront with the fact that something a guy did was out of line and that she isn’t obligated to get over it and get back with him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Kurt told him now was the perfect moment to come out, and instead Dave ran off the dance floor leaving Kurt standing alone. Of course Beautiful Blaine swooped in and danced with Kurt.

    • alliecat

      Are you kidding me on the Brittney business? Not at all cold for someone to say “you really hurt me and I’m not getting back with you just for interrupting my class.” It’s kind of awesome to see her standing up for herself – nothing at all wrong with wanting to take some time for herself.

    • Hank

      I’m really afraid that they are setting up Korofsky as a suicide. He is so conflicted about his sexuality, has so much guilt over what he did to Kurt and then with the Prom King and Queen moment I thought for sure the end of the episode would have been Dave trying to kill himself. I sure hope it doesn’t go down that path……..I much prefer the “Yes, It Gets Better, but it’s just as important to show gay kids how to deal with the shit thats going on in their lives right now: with humor and grace, with your head held high.” Excellent sentuiment guys…….as usual. Hank

      • http://www.thechipsterdiaries.blogspot.com/ Jess the Chipster

        Oh no! I’m afraid of this now as well!

    • Hank

      I’m really afraid that they are setting up Korofsky as a suicide. He is so conflicted about his sexuality, has so much guilt over what he did to Kurt and then with the Prom King and Queen moment I thought for sure the end of the episode would have been Dave trying to kill himself. I sure hope it doesn’t go down that path……..I much prefer the “Yes, It Gets Better, but it’s just as important to show gay kids how to deal with the shit thats going on in their lives right now: with humor and grace, with your head held high.” Excellent sentuiment guys…….as usual. Hank

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      She did! I meant to say “murdered an Adele song”…. =)

    • GorgeousThings

      Did anyone else just LOVE that Figgins’ favorite band was Air Supply? I was rolling on the floor with that one.

      • Tripletmom96

        yep — i too was cracking up!

        • Nadia

          and that their performance fee was $400…!

          • Guest

            That was my favorite part.

      • antares

        I’m all out of love. I’m so lost without you. I know you were right believing for so long….

        Perhaps you’d prefer The One That You Love? ‘Cause I can go there too.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      I don’t follow the Twitter, so thankfully the surprise wasn’t ruined. I have nothing more to say except for your thoughtful, honest review. This is why I love my T and my Lo.

    • Anonymous

      Did anyone else just LOVE that Figgins’ favorite band was Air Supply? I was rolling on the floor with that one.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      I don’t follow the Twitter, so thankfully the surprise wasn’t ruined. I have nothing more to say except for your thoughtful, honest review. This is why I love my T and my Lo.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      In Defense of Jesse:

      My friends and I are the showtune-loving Broadway baby types, hence our utter joy at the return of Jesse. It has nothing to do with his character, which, like you boys, I don’t really have an opinion on. It’s just that Jon Groff is immensely talented and his voice is FAR better than that of any other male on the show – though the producers encourage him to growl a bit too much, they use so much less autotune on him than Finn, Sam, and Puck, which makes the listening experience a hundred times more enjoyable. Plus, those of us whose late high school/early college years were shaped by a fiery obsession of Spring Awakening truly cannot resist the pairing of Jon and Lea. Even though Jon Groff is approximately the least convincing straight character of the 21st century, his chemistry with Lea has been developed since they were young teenagers workshopping a rock musical together, and you can’t fake that kind of connection.More importantly, it makes me think that me and my gay best friend will one day be able to scream dramatic songs at each other on a hugely popular television show. (Hey, if it happened to another prominent-nosed, tiny Jewish brunette from Jersey and HER gaybff, it can happen to me and mine, right?)

      • Tam

        Yup, I think the twitter squee was more about viewers being happy to see Jonathan Groff again, doing ANYTHING.

    • Anonymous

      Also, I couldn’t believe they gave Adele’s song to Rachel/Jesse, and not to Mercedes. WTF????

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      In Defense of Jesse:

      My friends and I are the showtune-loving Broadway baby types, hence our utter joy at the return of Jesse. It has nothing to do with his character, which, like you boys, I don’t really have an opinion on. It’s just that Jon Groff is immensely talented and his voice is FAR better than that of any other male on the show – though the producers encourage him to growl a bit too much, they use so much less autotune on him than Finn, Sam, and Puck, which makes the listening experience a hundred times more enjoyable. Plus, those of us whose late high school/early college years were shaped by a fiery obsession of Spring Awakening truly cannot resist the pairing of Jon and Lea. Even though Jon Groff is approximately the least convincing straight character of the 21st century, his chemistry with Lea has been developed since they were young teenagers workshopping a rock musical together, and you can’t fake that kind of connection.More importantly, it makes me think that me and my gay best friend will one day be able to scream dramatic songs at each other on a hugely popular television show. (Hey, if it happened to another prominent-nosed, tiny Jewish brunette from Jersey and HER gaybff, it can happen to me and mine, right?)

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Also, does anyone else think that Ryan Murphy named the character Blaine JUST so Kurt could say “What about Prom, Blaine??”

      • Tarasa

        A Pretty in Pink reference is always appreciated

      • cole

        lol, i didn’t even notice that over my annoyance at Blaine’s apparent lack of a last name. ‘Blaine Warbler,’ really….?

        • Larkin21

           His last name is Anderson. Kurt was making a joke, referencing the time Rachel called him Blaine Warbler when she was drunk.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Also, does anyone else think that Ryan Murphy named the character Blaine JUST so Kurt could say “What about Prom, Blaine??”

    • Larkin21

      “If you don’t like Saint Kurt, then root for Blaine or Dave.” ~ I love all three.

      Really enjoyed your recap. I never questioned Dave’s sincerity but I’ve also been rooting for a moment like that for a while now. I hope he continues to make progress, even if he backtracks from time to time. And I agree about how the prom queen thing was handled. I tend to cut Glee a lot of slack but when I heard Kurt was going to win Prom Queen, I thought it was going to be a “we all love Kurt” moment, which would have taken the “we all love Kurt” way past any reasonable suspension of disbelief. As sad as it was for Kurt and as much as I want good things for him, I’m glad they took a more realistic path and reminded Kurt (and the audience) that McKinley (and high school life in general) is far from perfect and in fact often very cruel.

      Interesting points about Brittany. I feel slow for not thinking about the bisexual stereotype before now but maybe I can blame that on Brittany being a bed-hopper before we knew her sexuality? Either way, it is a problematic way to represent the show’s only bisexual. I’m not sure the damage can be undone because that has always been her character. I guess I’ll just hope for another bisexual to sometime even things out, as Blaine and Dave have done for Kurt (although, I don’t see Kurt as the one-dimensional stereotype a lot of people see him as).

      Mostly great episode. Didn’t love all of it but the good outweighed the bad for me.

    • Anonymous

      “If you don’t like Saint Kurt, then root for Blaine or Dave.” ~ I love all three.

      Really enjoyed your recap. I never questioned Dave’s sincerity but I’ve also been rooting for a moment like that for a while now. I hope he continues to make progress, even if he backtracks from time to time. And I agree about how the prom queen thing was handled. I tend to cut Glee a lot of slack but when I heard Kurt was going to win Prom Queen, I thought it was going to be a “we all love Kurt” moment, which would have taken the “we all love Kurt” way past any reasonable suspension of disbelief. As sad as it was for Kurt and as much as I want good things for him, I’m glad they took a more realistic path and reminded Kurt (and the audience) that McKinley (and high school life in general) is far from perfect and in fact often very cruel.

      Interesting points about Brittany. I feel slow for not thinking about the bisexual stereotype before now but maybe I can blame that on Brittany being a bed-hopper before we knew her sexuality? Either way, it is a problematic way to represent the show’s only bisexual. I’m not sure the damage can be undone because that has always been her character. I guess I’ll just hope for another bisexual to sometime even things out, as Blaine and Dave have done for Kurt (although, I don’t see Kurt as the one-dimensional stereotype a lot of people see him as).

      Mostly great episode. Didn’t love all of it but the good outweighed the bad for me.

    • Suzy

      Loved it! But Finn & Jesse’s fight was pretty lame. I said that someone better throw a punch or else they are both complete punks-and one punch and they BOTH get thrown out?? Where I used to teach high school, that usually warranted a “knock it off” from the teachers.

      And yes, Figgins is a dolt-he should’ve checked the results before hand & NOT read it out loud in front of the whole school. I know it’s a plot point & dramatic for tv & blahblahblah fishcakes, but it was still so unrealistic that it felt a little…weird, ya’ know??

    • Suzy

      Loved it! But Finn & Jesse’s fight was pretty lame. I said that someone better throw a punch or else they are both complete punks-and one punch and they BOTH get thrown out?? Where I used to teach high school, that usually warranted a “knock it off” from the teachers.

      And yes, Figgins is a dolt-he should’ve checked the results before hand & NOT read it out loud in front of the whole school. I know it’s a plot point & dramatic for tv & blahblahblah fishcakes, but it was still so unrealistic that it felt a little…weird, ya’ know??

    • RedRaven617

      I agree with your review (and thanks for highlighting “it gets better”) but I think you have one thing wrong. Re “jumping ship from one relationship to another at the drop of a hat and
      switching teams along the way plays into the worst stereotypes about
      bisexuals”; isn’t that what teenagers do all the time? They are fickle and change their minds. There are people who are, as you said, out and proud at age 16, but for the majority of them, it’s a constant decision making process. At least that’s the way it looks to me.

      • http://twitter.com/graceishuman Grace

        It’s not the relationship hopping that’s problematic so much as the hopping back and forth between a male and female partner. It brings up stereotypes of bisexuals as indecisive and/or greedy, likely to leave a straight relationship for a gay one or vice versa, and therefore not to be trusted by straight and gay people alike. I do think Britanny’s behavior more or less fits with her character (as much as anyone’s behavior can be consistent on Glee), but it is kind of yucky that the only bi person on the show plays right into these biphobic stereotypes.

        • Mae Westeros

          Um. For many bisexuals, they’re not being indecisive… they’ve decided to be open to whoever is out there for them. The whole POINT of bisexuality is that they can be with either a male or a female partner. That doesn’t make them greedy. They’re not hoarding sex partners or ‘betraying the team’ or any of the other weird leftover logical fallacies are still floating around in people’s heads. Why wouldn’t you trust an admitted bisexual BEING BISEXUAL?

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      I’m with you on everything but Brittany’s treatment of Artie. I think he’s the most consistent character and he’s learning a tough lesson. He was mean to Tina, and she left him but he got Brittany right away. No lesson. Now he’s been a jerk to Brittany and she’s not putting up with his shit. I think that’s a great message to send to guys who think it’s ok to treat girls badly AND to teenage girls who think they should put up with it..

      Also, what’s up with Mercedes getting a pity date? I wish they’d give her a real storyline for once that isn’t stereotypical and boring and useless.

      • http://profiles.google.com/arianna.lechan Arianna Lechan

        I absolutely agree. I was so glad Brittany didn’t get back with Artie just because he sang a song to her. He insulted her with what he knew she was most insecure about, and singing to her doesn’t fix that. When we have Rachel considering getting back together with Jessie after how he treated her, thank goodness for Brittany.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Totally found myself rolling my eyes b/c I feared after he sang the song she would take him back, and I was pleasantly surprised she didn’t. He called her stupid, and she is standing her ground.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with your review (and thanks for highlighting “it gets better”) but I think you have one thing wrong. Re “jumping ship from one relationship to another at the drop of a hat and
      switching teams along the way plays into the worst stereotypes about
      bisexuals”; isn’t that what teenagers do all the time? They are fickle and change their minds. There are people who are, as you said, out and proud at age 16, but for the majority of them, it’s a constant decision making process. At least that’s the way it looks to me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      I’m with you on everything but Brittany’s treatment of Artie. I think he’s the most consistent character and he’s learning a tough lesson. He was mean to Tina, and she left him but he got Brittany right away. No lesson. Now he’s been a jerk to Brittany and she’s not putting up with his shit. I think that’s a great message to send to guys who think it’s ok to treat girls badly AND to teenage girls who think they should put up with it..

      Also, what’s up with Mercedes getting a pity date? I wish they’d give her a real storyline for once that isn’t stereotypical and boring and useless.

    • Anonymous

      I see what you mean but as someone who never dated in high school, I find it pretty realistic and even nice to see someone on the show who isn’t dating and is (usually) ok with it.

    • Frank_821

      I am surprised you didn’t quote a few lines from the episode

      Kurt: Go with God, Satan, uh Santana

      Finn: That’s so cool, like a gay Braveheart

      BTW I was kind of glad Finn got kicked out of Prom. Ever since he broke up with Rachel he’s been kind of an idiot. While there’s plenty of blame to go around between the 3 of them, this whole mess could have probably been avoided if he hadn’t gone and broken up Quinn and Sam

    • Anonymous

      I am surprised you didn’t a few lines from the episode

      Kurt: Go with God, Satan, uh Santana

      Finn: That’s so cool, like a gay Braveheart

      BTW I was kind of glad Finn got kicked out of Prom. Ever since he broke up with Rachel he’s been kind of an idiot. While there’s plenty of blame to go around between the 3 of them, this whole mess could have probably been avoided if he hadn’t gone and broken up Quinn and Sam

    • Diet Coke

      I hate that Friday song, but the Glee version is irresistible. I can’t stop listening to it. And I didn’t love Rolling in the Deep, but I think Jonathan Groff has the only male voice that stands up well in a duet to Lea Michelle’s.

      • annamow

        Agreed. As soon as they started singing together, I thought, “Finally! Someone who can hold his own with Rachel (again)!”

    • Amy_R

      Ah. Just saw Dancing Queen clip. Thats what I missed. And it was awesome…Naya and Amber need to sing together more often. Best matchup

      • cole

         agreed, they’re my two favorite artists on the show! Rachel’s good but so terribly bland i can hardly stand it.

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      I would have liked it if it was just her, all his straining really killed the song for me.

    • Tam

      Yup, I think the twitter squee was more about viewers being happy to see Jonathan Groff again, doing ANYTHING.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I’m glad you noticed the Ugly Betty storyline too. I was having flashbacks last night!

    • Diet Coke

      I hate that Friday song, but the Glee version is irresistible. I can’t stop listening to it. And I didn’t love Rolling in the Deep, but I think Jonathan Groff has the only male voice that stands up well in a duet to Lea Michelle’s.

    • Aim

      Ah. Just saw Dancing Queen clip. Thats what I missed. And it was awesome…Naya and Amber need to sing together more often. Best matchup

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      my favorite episode of the season for many of the reasons you guys just pointed out

      sure we can all keep focusing on the bad parts of Glee, but it would be unfair to diminish what Glee is doing for television and for the gay comunity IN television

      I honestly have zero complains, even if I can’t stand to look at Darren Criss at this point, for the first time I didn’t want to smack his head against a wall (except maybe when he started singing… again..) and I felt there was a even showcasing of the secondary characters, well maybe Tina and Mike not so much, but we saw a little of every Glee Clubber

    • fafafab

      my favorite episode of the season for many of the reasons you guys just pointed out

      sure we can all keep focusing on the bad parts of Glee, but it would be unfair to diminish what Glee is doing for television and for the gay comunity IN television

      I honestly have zero complains, even if I can’t stand to look at Darren Criss at this point, for the first time I didn’t want to smack his head against a wall (except maybe when he started singing… again..) and I felt there was a even showcasing of the secondary characters, well maybe Tina and Mike not so much, but we saw a little of every Glee Clubber

    • Tarasa

      It’s actually “I’ll lay your ship bare” – those are the lyrics (I guess to make it radio friendly)

    • adrienn

      I’m in love with Max Adler . . . best scenes with him to date. I’m so very glad they are continuing with his story. His acting is flawless, and Kurt seeing his pain was such a tender moment. I only wished they had danced at the end. Maybe next time . . .

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        I just worry that they are setting up a Kurt+Dave romance. In all honesty, I think they have more chemistry than Kurt+Blaine, but for them to get together after what happened would be all kinds of wrong.

      • Ann E.

        I’ve read a few interviews with Adler that suggest that he is a really thoughtful and introspective guy who thinks deeply about how he conveys this character. (From interviews, he comes across as a living definition of “don’t judge a book by its cover” since he’s such a physical embodiment of the dumb-jock stereotype.) One little detail that I’m sure was no accident: In the scene with Kurt in the hallway, when he pulls himself together and sternly tells Kurt to wait for him to escort him to his next class, he gives a little nod that is an exact copy of the little reassuring/stern nod Burt Hummel has given Kurt in key moments, like the end of the scene when Kurt came out to his dad.

        Looks like we’ll also get a character ret-con that goes back on the idea that Karofsky is stupid: along with his dad once mentioning that his grades have slipped, now he’s the only character we’ve ever heard was taking a class as advanced as calculus.

        • adrienn

          gonna have to find those interviews, Ann. But from what I’ve read, I totally agree. I do know he tried out singing and dancing, so it was a bit funny to see him shaking his tail feather last night. Call me crazy, but I so agree about the connection between Kurt’s Dad and Karofsky . . . so I could totally see a deep chemistry kicking in between the two. If Karofsky painfully cries about how much he has loved Kurt since the beginning and it tears him up inside because he knows he can’t be with him, then they will have to send a cleaning crew to my house to scrape me off the floor!!!

          Thanks for adding! And Sara, I’m hoping they are doing enough to change your mind . . . guess we’ll see . . .

          • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

            Is it bad that I care so much? Let’s say I’m conflicted this issue. :) People can be redeemed, that I’m sure of. And I do think it’s possible that they coudl develop feelings for each other, since clearly they have a bond and are spending time together. I just think it would send a bad message, plus take it to new levels of soap-opera-ness.
            Also, I’m not sure he has been in love with him- again maybe it has developed- but it hasn’t been there from the start. I don’t think The Kiss had anything to do with romantic feelings. It was a lot of things, but not love. JMO.

            • Glenn

              What kind of soap opera do you mean? Kinda like someone trying to sabotage a group from within like Jesse did. The love triangle,,,no, trapezoid like Finn/Rachel/Puck/Quinn. How about a villain going over the top about destroying her nemesis like Sue. The couple merry-go-round? Nah, Glee can never be a soap opera. LOL

            • Winningh

              See, to me the anguish on Dave’s face after the kiss made it clear that he DID have romantic feelings for Kurt. However terribly Dave behaved in subsequent episodes it seemed obvious from his expressions that he was also desperate for Kurt’s attention, and deeply conflicted and unhappy. Regardless of what he deserves or will ever get, he wants Kurt with an intensity that I find affecting. And – from comments RM made before the season started about Kurt getting a closeted jock boyfriend and them being prom kings together – it seems clear to me that Dave was supposed to be built up as a legitimate love interest – but then the Blaine-o-mania exploded all over Itunes and people chose to interpret Dave’s behavior in a rapey, serial-killer way that I really don’t believe the show-runners intended

            • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

              Hmm. Well, I don’t read a lot of interviews or press for this show (beyond TLo- and they are the only reason I watch), this is why. I like to be surprised. :) And from what I heard, RM seems like a bit of an attention whore. LOL
              I guess how I saw it (at the time) was he didn’t understand why he couldn’t get his way with Kurt (just another conquest), since he can intimidate anyone into anything. Combined with his confusing sexuality, he was frustrated.
              But all arguments are valid! I really look forward to seeing what happens with his character.
              Of course, it takes an actor like Max Adler to pull this off; his performance is quite compelling.

              BTW, if he sings, he’ll have my blessing. :)

            • cole

              Really taken in context, Karofsky’s bullying was really tame all things considered. Yes he pushed him around and slushied him, but apart from the homophobic comments it was nothing that he didn’t do to everyone else. I’m not trying to minimize how hurtful words can be but lets be honest Kurt’s no Matthew Shepard.

              It just bugs me. I’ve seen kids subjected to so much worse, it trivializes the real struggles that kids go though, and not just for being gay. Bullies will latch onto anything religion, race, weight, poverty, you name it.

          • Lngrunert

            Max Adler was first chair in his school’s show and jazz choirs. He has given interviews where he’s talked extensively about performing at nursing homes and malls, wearing a sequined purple vest and bow tie. He was a total glee club/theater geek, was an honors student, and never played a single sport in high school.

            He’s an amazing guy who donates tons of his time to charitable causes (especially the MDA; his mom passed away from the disease when he was 17), and is amazingly down to Earth and appreciative of his fans.

            As for articles, here’s a few recent ones:

            http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/04/26/glee-max-adler-born-this-way-interview/

            http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/max_adler_uNk8s3hnXocJjHeh7QrVJO

            http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/04/glees-max-adler-talks-born-this-way-and-other-speculative-end-of-season-plotlines.html

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      “Tlo said:
      Look, for good or for ill (from a storytelling perspective) the show has largely become a primer on and for gay teens.”

      Yes, and I wonder how much of that has been driven by current events and thus changed from what the producers originally intended. Whether they intended it originally, or because of all the recent news of bullying and suicides decided to take a stand and elevate the content, I applaud that aspect of the show.

      –GothamTomato

    • adrienn

      I’m in love with Max Adler . . . best scenes with him to date. I’m so very glad they are continuing with his story. His acting is flawless, and Kurt seeing his pain was such a tender moment. I only wished they had danced at the end. Maybe next time . . .

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said:
      Look, for good or for ill (from a storytelling perspective) the show has largely become a primer on and for gay teens.”

      Yes, and I wonder how much of that has been driven by current events and thus changed from what the producers originally intended. Whether they intended it originally, or because of all the recent news of bullying and suicides decided to take a stand and elevate the content, I applaud that aspect of the show.

      –GothamTomato

    • AudreysMom

      thanks for the recap, with clips, guys. I stopped watching mid season when my 17 year old stopped caring. But it’s good to know where the show is now, and how issues are being handled.

    • Tarasa

      I loved their Rolling the Deep version. It had anger, lust, confusion – very strong impact. Don’t know why T&L didn’t like it. I’ve listened to it numerous times and I want it on my iPod now!

    • Anonymous

      thanks for the recap, with clips, guys. I stopped watching mid season when my 17 year old stopped caring. But it’s good to know where the show is now, and how issues are being handled.

    • Tam

      I have to mention how completely absurd I found Principal Figgins’s behavior at the prom. Actually annoucing Kurt’s name as the prom queen? Stating an expectation that the king and queen – an apparent homophobe, and the gay kid he’d bullied – dance together? Bitch, please. Poor Karofsky.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

        I completely agree. How on earth could Figgins have forgotten the history with these two boys? And to ask them to dance together after what Karofsky put Kurt through? Re-Figgins-diculous!

    • Tam

      I have to mention how completely absurd I found Principal Figgins’s behavior at the prom. Actually annoucing Kurt’s name as the prom queen? Stating an expectation that the king and queen – an apparent homophobe, and the gay kid he’d bullied – dance together? Bitch, please. Poor Karofsky.

    • Tam

      I have to mention how completely absurd I found Principal Figgins’s behavior at the prom. Actually annoucing Kurt’s name as the prom queen? Stating an expectation that the king and queen – an apparent homophobe, and the gay kid he’d bullied – dance together? Bitch, please. Poor Karofsky.

    • Tam

      I have to mention how completely absurd I found Principal Figgins’s behavior at the prom. Actually annoucing Kurt’s name as the prom queen? Stating an expectation that the king and queen – an apparent homophobe, and the gay kid he’d bullied – dance together? Bitch, please. Poor Karofsky.

    • Tarasa

      A Pretty in Pink reference is always appreciated

    • Tarasa

      A Pretty in Pink reference is always appreciated

    • Jen

      But Mercedes is black and fat. Thus sad and loveless, dontchaknow. Even though that makes no sense given how much everyone seems to love her. I mean it’s completely ridiculous that twice this season we’ve had freaking

      Rachel basically pitying Mercedes.

    • MilaXX

      I enjoyed this ep as well. It hit the right level of tolerable fantasy for Glee. Loved Amber saying that’s a song about the birth of a child when Artie was singing to Brittany. I also thought Jesse/Rachel’s redition of Rolling in the deep was awful, esp since Adele sounded better singing it sick than the two of them did. Last night once again made me worry that Karofsky would attempt suicide. He’s so conflicted that I have felt like that since he first threatened Kurt.

    • MilaXX

      I enjoyed this ep as well. It hit the right level of tolerable fantasy for Glee. Loved Amber saying that’s a song about the birth of a child when Artie was singing to Brittany. I also thought Jesse/Rachel’s redition of Rolling in the deep was awful, esp since Adele sounded better singing it sick than the two of them did. Last night once again made me worry that Karofsky would attempt suicide. He’s so conflicted that I have felt like that since he first threatened Kurt.

    • MilaXX

      I enjoyed this ep as well. It hit the right level of tolerable fantasy for Glee. Loved Amber saying that’s a song about the birth of a child when Artie was singing to Brittany. I also thought Jesse/Rachel’s redition of Rolling in the deep was awful, esp since Adele sounded better singing it sick than the two of them did. Last night once again made me worry that Karofsky would attempt suicide. He’s so conflicted that I have felt like that since he first threatened Kurt.

    • holly

      He actually sings “shit” as is the original lyrics. If you listen you can hear him clearly hit the t at the end of the word.

    • Lelu

      I understand that – didn’t date much in high school either. But it’s a TV show, and everyone gets to date but her, and I don’t know why she has to be the dateless one. But I totally see your point. She is usually cool with it, and that’s inspiring. Wish they would use her more, regardless.

    • Lea

      Next week’s episode is called “Funeral” and there have been promises made in the blogosphere that the death is bigger than Pavarotti’s. And notice how we didn’t see Dave after he left.

    • BarbaraNovak

      Damn them for making me like Friday!!! Damn them! And good for Brittany – “your dates are MY dates.”

    • Anonymous

      Damn them for making me like Friday!!! Damn them! And good for Brittany – “your dates are MY dates.”

    • Anonymous

      Damn them for making me like Friday!!! Damn them! And good for Brittany – “your dates are MY dates.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/arianna.lechan Arianna Lechan

      I absolutely agree. I was so glad Brittany didn’t get back with Artie just because he sang a song to her. He insulted her with what he knew she was most insecure about, and singing to her doesn’t fix that. When we have Rachel considering getting back together with Jessie after how he treated her, thank goodness for Brittany.

    • Jill

      I pretty much agree with everything you said except YOU DIDN’T LIKE RACHEL AND JESSE’S COVER OF ROLLING IN THE DEEP??? I RENOUNCE YOU FOREVER, YOU TASTELESS BUFFOONS!!!!

      Okay. That’s out of my system. Love you both to death. Adore your commentary on the portrayal of the three different gay male characters.

    • Jill

      I pretty much agree with everything you said except YOU DIDN’T LIKE RACHEL AND JESSE’S COVER OF ROLLING IN THE DEEP??? I RENOUNCE YOU FOREVER, YOU TASTELESS BUFFOONS!!!!

      Okay. That’s out of my system. Love you both to death. Adore your commentary on the portrayal of the three different gay male characters.

    • Jen

      Fortunately that isn’t true. Like TLO said about the three boys, and I’ll include Santana, the gay characters on this show really do a much better job than most (any?) show representing the range of experience of gay teens. None are more or less “realistic” than the others. As much as Kurt has started to grate on my nerves, I really understood him tonight. He wanted so badly to believe everything had changed. Who can’t relate to that?
      In the past I liked that Kurt was kind of an asshole sometimes. Teenagers often are. Even the good ones. Even the gay ones who are bullied. The problem came when the writers decided the whole cast should act like he was perfect. Hopefully we’re back on track, given the conversation with Burt and Blaine pre-prom. Nothing is wrong with being flamboyantly fabulous. But there are people out there looking for any excuse to do harm. That doesn’t mean go back in the closet, it means be yourself and be aware.

    • ladyjax

      The arrangement that Johnathan and Lea sang was the one done by John Legend which has a much more spiritual feel to it. I thought they did an okay job but I kept hearing John Legend in my head.

    • Sarahnargle

      Downer songs at prom are totally the norm nowadays, especially for the slow dances where couples inappropriately make out. It used to be “Apologize,” which I always found kind of hilarious incongruous.

    • Sarahnargle

      Downer songs at prom are totally the norm nowadays, especially for the slow dances where couples inappropriately make out. It used to be “Apologize,” which I always found kind of hilarious incongruous.

    • http://twitter.com/graceishuman Grace

      It’s not the relationship hopping that’s problematic so much as the hopping back and forth between a male and female partner. It brings up stereotypes of bisexuals as indecisive and/or greedy, likely to leave a straight relationship for a gay one or vice versa, and therefore not to be trusted by straight and gay people alike. I do think Britanny’s behavior more or less fits with her character (as much as anyone’s behavior can be consistent on Glee), but it is kind of yucky that the only bi person on the show plays right into these biphobic stereotypes.

    • Thijs

      Yes!! I was thinking of Ugly Betty and Justin the entire time!

    • Bee

      I haven’t seen the episode so I won’t comment on that, but I thought the Dancing Queen cover was decent at best. Amber and Naya make a killer team, but Amber and Lea would have made a better one for this song.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. As soon as they started singing together, I thought, “Finally! Someone who can hold his own with Rachel (again)!”

    • Bee

      I haven’t seen the episode so I won’t comment on that, but I thought the Dancing Queen cover was decent at best. Amber and Naya make a killer team, but Amber and Lea would have made a better one for this song.

    • Mech babe

      No comments about the slap? Loved how Rachel “appreciated the drama of the moment” and how Quinn was instantly sorry. Perhaps we’ll get more girl power when these two realize they have both obsessing over a guy who isn’t worthy of either of them. Sorry Finn, I liked you when you were just the dumb jock, but when you started hurting the girlz by worrying about popularity, you lost me. Say what you will about the gay issues (and I do appreciate the insights…good lessons for my kids) but imho glee clubs have always been very female driven communities, and I like sister driven stories

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Totally found myself rolling my eyes b/c I feared after he sang the song she would take him back, and I was pleasantly surprised she didn’t. He called her stupid, and she is standing her ground.

    • Mech babe

      No comments about the slap? Loved how Rachel “appreciated the drama of the moment” and how Quinn was instantly sorry. Perhaps we’ll get more girl power when these two realize they have both obsessing over a guy who isn’t worthy of either of them. Sorry Finn, I liked you when you were just the dumb jock, but when you started hurting the girlz by worrying about popularity, you lost me. Say what you will about the gay issues (and I do appreciate the insights…good lessons for my kids) but imho glee clubs have always been very female driven communities, and I like sister driven stories

    • Thea

      And can we either give Lauren a storyline and some respect or have her transfer out please? Have Kurt dismiss her prom dress agony with “maybe something in navy” was a knife in the heart for all girls over a size 0 who have ever agonized over finding something pretty to wear

    • Thea

      And can we either give Lauren a storyline and some respect or have her transfer out please? Have Kurt dismiss her prom dress agony with “maybe something in navy” was a knife in the heart for all girls over a size 0 who have ever agonized over finding something pretty to wear

      • http://profiles.google.com/tarasana Tara Murray

        OMG! I did not think the yellow dress was that bad-but the dress she actually wore to prom…………..It was very much like the dress my mom wore to my wedding. My mom is at least 40 years older than Lauren! It was such an old lady dress and it made me really sad. Mercedes loked fantastic and hot so I know they can dress bigger girls. I really don’t get the Lauren atire.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Um, I was upset she looked like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. But at the same time, her personality on the show would reflect that she would have no idea how to dress up….so I was a bit unsure…but that dress was ridiculous.

      • Ann E.

        I liked that they addressed that, though. I thought it was one of the most realistic things they’ve brought up for her character. I think the costume people have done a great job dressing Lauren since the Valentine’s episode, but as an overweight teen I could never have found a contemporary wardrobe like that. The reality would be a lot closer to this episode.

        Lauren seems to be a challenging character to write for, but I really like what Ashley Fink brings to the portrayal. I also like that they seem to have committed to getting a wide range of body types in their background characters.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      I completely agree. How on earth could Figgins have forgotten the history with these two boys? And to ask them to dance together after what Karofsky put Kurt through? Re-Figgins-diculous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Max Adler for MVP! Best, best actor, best hilariously-awful dancer, auditioned as a singer, so can’t wait for that to happen too!

    • Alyssa

      But she didn’t stay true to Artie — the fight started because Brittany admitted to cheating on him with Santana.

    • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

      I totally agree with you about Brittany. Her character’s evolution has been one of my favourites to watch because of that simple but honest outlook.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Max Adler for MVP! Best, best actor, best hilariously-awful dancer, auditioned as a singer, so can’t wait for that to happen too!

    • Tarasa

      I respectfully disagree as the lyrics are typically known as ship and I believe there’s no way that the censors (let along producers and Fox network) would let shit go on the air.

    • http://twitter.com/loserfairy loserfairy

      Frankly, I like that Mercedes doesn’t have a boyfriend or relationship. I went through the same thing as a plus sized girl of color in my school. I spent a lot time not caring about being in a relationship, but then I would just have moments where it’s like, “Why can’t I feel like Cinderella too?” Before going back to just being myself.

      And I loved Max Adler. That moment where he teared up and apologized, oh lordy. My heart almost exploded. He was really something.

    • Tarasa

      Okay reading that makes me laugh because we all know that the networks let “shit” go on the air all the time! I did however mean the word “shit” said outloud on a network program especially one at 8pm and aimed at teens.

    • Tinabloggerina

      I agree that’s it’s weird to see my exact romantic life played out via Mercedes this season, but I wish they’d devote an entire act or even episode on her. We don’t know a whole lot about Mercedes and since she’s one of the characters I identify with most, I’d love to see more. Honestly, I know the writers have TONS of storylines to tie up, but the continued marginalization of this character makes me feel like they don’t find my high school experiences worth writing about. *shrug* Annoying.

    • http://twitter.com/blendergender Mina

      Frankly, I like that Mercedes doesn’t have a boyfriend or relationship. I went through the same thing as a plus sized girl of color in my school. I spent a lot time not caring about being in a relationship, but then I would just have moments where it’s like, “Why can’t I feel like Cinderella too?” Before going back to just being myself.

      And I loved Max Adler. That moment where he teared up and apologized, oh lordy. My heart almost exploded. He was really something.

      • Jennifer

        “I spent a lot time not caring about being in a relationship, but then I
        would just have moments where it’s like, “Why can’t I feel like
        Cinderella too?””

        I’m a size four and went through this same thing in high school and in college. College was a little better, because I had seen too many girls and guys who had ALWAYS been in a relationship of some sort and clearly didn’t know who they were by themselves. At least I knew what being myself MEANT. For me, Mercedes’s quandary was about how beautiful, intelligent, and confident girls can still feel torn between feeling good about being alone and really wanting what everyone else seems to have. In a way, it would be more realistic for her NOT to have a relationship – how many times have we heard the “I just CAN’T BELIEVE you’re not in a relationship, you’re so __________.” But, this is television, and it has different implications for her NOT to have a boyfriend.

    • Jen

      Your thoughts were very spot on with my thoughts. I also thought the cover of “Rolling in the Deep” was awful. I can’t put my finger on why – maybe I just love Adele’s version so much, or maybe her voice is just really suited to the structure and emotion of the thing – but I cringed and wanted to leave the room. The song choice made sense in context, yes, and they’re both great singers, but this is not the right song for them.

      Also, DARN YOU GLEE FOR MAKING “FRIDAY” LISTEN-ABLE. ARGH. For me, everything EXCEPT “Rolling in the Deep” was good. When Rachel started singing “Jar of Hearts,” I thought, Well, prom always needs slow songs, and my school sure played some ridiculously chosen sad songs just to have slow ones.

      Rachel’s storyline at the moment reminds me a lot of my friend a few years ago. She and her boyfriend of two years had broken up, and the very next semester they were in a poetry class together. Obviously, she was dealing with a lot of things, and it came across in her writing (which had always been borderline autobiographical, anyway). It made for some really awkward classes, where they were reading her plays out loud and the boyfriend was subjected to her innermost pain. I felt badly for both of them: my friend for going through it, but also her ex for being in the awkward position of knowing just how much pain someone was going through.

      However, though all of my friend’s poems were pretty much about the break-up, having every episode since the break-up have a song devoted to Rachel’s pain is getting a little on my nerves. Of course Quinn would feel resentful toward Rachel, she’s putting Finn through some emotional hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Forgames/100002087218042 Joe Forgames

      Not crazy about Jesse showing back up but LOVED Rolling in the Deep. Don’t know what you fellas were hearing, but it was awesome.

    • Jen

      Your thoughts were very spot on with my thoughts. I also thought the cover of “Rolling in the Deep” was awful. I can’t put my finger on why – maybe I just love Adele’s version so much, or maybe her voice is just really suited to the structure and emotion of the thing – but I cringed and wanted to leave the room. The song choice made sense in context, yes, and they’re both great singers, but this is not the right song for them.

      Also, DARN YOU GLEE FOR MAKING “FRIDAY” LISTEN-ABLE. ARGH. For me, everything EXCEPT “Rolling in the Deep” was good. When Rachel started singing “Jar of Hearts,” I thought, Well, prom always needs slow songs, and my school sure played some ridiculously chosen sad songs just to have slow ones.

      Rachel’s storyline at the moment reminds me a lot of my friend a few years ago. She and her boyfriend of two years had broken up, and the very next semester they were in a poetry class together. Obviously, she was dealing with a lot of things, and it came across in her writing (which had always been borderline autobiographical, anyway). It made for some really awkward classes, where they were reading her plays out loud and the boyfriend was subjected to her innermost pain. I felt badly for both of them: my friend for going through it, but also her ex for being in the awkward position of knowing just how much pain someone was going through.

      However, though all of my friend’s poems were pretty much about the break-up, having every episode since the break-up have a song devoted to Rachel’s pain is getting a little on my nerves. Of course Quinn would feel resentful toward Rachel, she’s putting Finn through some emotional hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Forgames/100002087218042 Joe Forgames

      Not crazy about Jesse showing back up but LOVED Rolling in the Deep. Don’t know what you fellas were hearing, but it was awesome.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      I couldn’t care less about Jesse, but I do love Jonathan. And I’ve listened to “Rollin’ in the Deep” at least seven times today. I like Adele, a lot, but I don’t get why so many people get all upset if anyone covers her (not that TLo did that in this case, but it’s something I’ve observed in other places). Okay, Rachel & Jesse’s duet wasn’t as good as the Adele version, but Glee isn’t really about outshining the original artists. It’s more about kids singing songs in fun ways that express emotions they may not be able to articulate otherwise. Not to mention this wasn’t a real performance, it was Rachel practicing a new song when Jesse shows up out of the blue. Perfection wouldn’t have worked.

    • Tripletmom96

      oh geez… matthew morrison has been doing the interview circuit to pimp his new cd and he confirmed that there is going to be a death… no additional info. i have been trying to think of who, but hadn’t thought of korofsky. i hope it’s not him just for the sake of the message — i realy want to see them continue “it gets better”. so much more optimistic, but it would make sense.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      I couldn’t care less about Jesse, but I do love Jonathan. And I’ve listened to “Rollin’ in the Deep” at least seven times today. I like Adele, a lot, but I don’t get why so many people get all upset if anyone covers her (not that TLo did that in this case, but it’s something I’ve observed in other places). Okay, Rachel & Jesse’s duet wasn’t as good as the Adele version, but Glee isn’t really about outshining the original artists. It’s more about kids singing songs in fun ways that express emotions they may not be able to articulate otherwise. Not to mention this wasn’t a real performance, it was Rachel practicing a new song when Jesse shows up out of the blue. Perfection wouldn’t have worked.

    • Tripletmom96

      yep — i too was cracking up!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shadowysun Timmy M

      I enjoyed this episode. After “Night of Neglect”, “Born this Way”, and “Rumours”, I was surprised at how entertaining this episode was, and the musical numbers seemed to fit into the show quite well this episode (can’t believe I’m saying this, but “Friday” actually fit quite well and was kind of… fun).

      However, Artie and Brittany’s break up feels kind of contrived to me. If Artie was the only person who had not called her stupid before, then how is Santana any better in that regard? (not to mention that she called herself stupid in “Born This Way”, so… when did she get so sensitive about it?) And what happened to the rest of the relationship? e.g. the times they shared at Christmas, regionals, etc. All of a sudden she’s just crazy over Santana, even though Santana’s hurt her several times before as well?

      I don’t know, it just feels like the writers were trying to find any excuse to break them up so they could get Brittany and Santana together to satisfy the fandom.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shadowysun Timmy M

      I enjoyed this episode. After “Night of Neglect”, “Born this Way”, and “Rumours”, I was surprised at how entertaining this episode was, and the musical numbers seemed to fit into the show quite well this episode (can’t believe I’m saying this, but “Friday” actually fit quite well and was kind of… fun).

      However, Artie and Brittany’s break up feels kind of contrived to me. If Artie was the only person who had not called her stupid before, then how is Santana any better in that regard? (not to mention that she called herself stupid in “Born This Way”, so… when did she get so sensitive about it?) And what happened to the rest of the relationship? e.g. the times they shared at Christmas, regionals, etc. All of a sudden she’s just crazy over Santana, even though Santana’s hurt her several times before as well?

      I don’t know, it just feels like the writers were trying to find any excuse to break them up so they could get Brittany and Santana together to satisfy the fandom.

    • http://twitter.com/Daleksneedhugs Megan

      Why did they give Lea Michele an Adele song? I love Lea’s voice, but that was not the song for her.

    • http://twitter.com/Daleksneedhugs Megan

      Why did they give Lea Michele an Adele song? I love Lea’s voice, but that was not the song for her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      I just worry that they are setting up a Kurt+Dave romance. In all honesty, I think they have more chemistry than Kurt+Blaine, but for them to get together after what happened would be all kinds of wrong.

    • C.Jean

      OK, I can’t defend calling anyone stupid, but it bears remembering (if I do recall correctly), that Artie lashed out at Brittney because he was panicky and jealous of Santana. Wasn’t that what happened? An understandable, if not mature, reaction from a teenage boy who sees his girlfriend being deliberately and maliciously manipulated away from him. He was frustrated and helpless…not an excuse, but he wasn’t mean to her just because he could be; he was fearful and defensive.

    • C.Jean

      OK, I can’t defend calling anyone stupid, but it bears remembering (if I do recall correctly), that Artie lashed out at Brittney because he was panicky and jealous of Santana. Wasn’t that what happened? An understandable, if not mature, reaction from a teenage boy who sees his girlfriend being deliberately and maliciously manipulated away from him. He was frustrated and helpless…not an excuse, but he wasn’t mean to her just because he could be; he was fearful and defensive.

      • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

        yeah but that doesn’t mean she is obligated to get back with him.

    • http://profiles.google.com/tarasana Tara Murray

      OMG! I did not think the yellow dress was that bad-but the dress she actually wore to prom…………..It was very much like the dress my mom wore to my wedding. My mom is at least 40 years older than Lauren! It was such an old lady dress and it made me really sad. Mercedes loked fantastic and hot so I know they can dress bigger girls. I really don’t get the Lauren atire.

    • Ann E.

      I’ve read a few interviews with Adler that suggest that he is a really thoughtful and introspective guy who thinks deeply about how he conveys this character. (From interviews, he comes across as a living definition of “don’t judge a book by its cover” since he’s such a physical embodiment of the dumb-jock stereotype.) One little detail that I’m sure was no accident: In the scene with Kurt in the hallway, when he pulls himself together and sternly tells Kurt to wait for him to escort him to his next class, he gives a little nod that is an exact copy of the little reassuring/stern nod Burt Hummel has given Kurt in key moments, like the end of the scene when Kurt came out to his dad.

      Looks like we’ll also get a character ret-con that goes back on the idea that Karofsky is stupid: along with his dad once mentioning that his grades have slipped, now he’s the only character we’ve ever heard was taking a class as advanced as calculus.

    • Jennifer

      We didn’t have prom queens at my school, but on the homecoming ballots you couldn’t vote for anyone who wasn’t ON the ballot. The faculty members who were in charge would throw it out. But when I think about it, Figgins has made some really questionable decisions in the past, so at least it’s sort of consistent…

      I was watching Glee with my mother last night, which I’ve only done once before – the episode of Blaine and Kurt’s first kiss. Her reaction to that episode had prepped me for the comment that she made about this episode, which basically was, “I am really getting sick of the gay storyline.” If this were a movie, my mother and I would fight about it, and I would eventually be able to convince her what a good thing it is to have a show that highlights three different gay characters…but this
      is not a movie. I hope other people are having better
      luck.

    • shedoesntevengohere

      There is no bit of me that will ever be on team quinn, or team finn for that matter. They can both run off together and live life forever away from the rest of the glee club and i would be grateful. That stupid slap was ridiculous and uncalled for. It was Finn who left his girlfriend at prom and went over to ruin the prom night of his ex who was having a perectly happy time, laughing and dancing, finally not moping over him. And twice he did this, all because he cant get his hormones in check. He just keeps toying with Rachels emotions, saying little things that giver her hope, make her think she has a chance, so of course she doesnt want to give up on the two of them. Me however, Im so over Rachel and Finn. Unfortunately, i know thats where this show is heading and those two are ~end game. Sure Rachel lets her emotions get away with her via song a lot yes, but multiple times she was shown being the bigger person in this episode, and yet she gets so much uncalled for hate. Depsite being in love with finn still she told him how to make quinns prom night the best, helped him know what kind of flower and corsage to get her. Then after being slapped for no good reason, she simply lets it go and helps quinn as she cries in the bathroom over her own issues. Also, depsite being heart broken and getting egged, she forgave her ex, and then brought him to prom with her. People focus too much on how dramatic she can be, and not enough on how great a person she is. It gets looked over so much.

      holy wall of text, i just have a lot of emotions about glee it seems. lol

    • Jennifer

      We didn’t have prom queens at my school, but on the homecoming ballots you couldn’t vote for anyone who wasn’t ON the ballot. The faculty members who were in charge would throw it out. But when I think about it, Figgins has made some really questionable decisions in the past, so at least it’s sort of consistent…

      I was watching Glee with my mother last night, which I’ve only done once before – the episode of Blaine and Kurt’s first kiss. Her reaction to that episode had prepped me for the comment that she made about this episode, which basically was, “I am really getting sick of the gay storyline.” If this were a movie, my mother and I would fight about it, and I would eventually be able to convince her what a good thing it is to have a show that highlights three different gay characters…but this
      is not a movie. I hope other people are having better
      luck.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        You will be happy to know that I watched this episode with my daughter. I usually don’t but for some reason I did this week. I am glad that I did. She loves the music and for the most part, talked over the dialogue. But there wasn’t anything I was ashamed for her to see, nothing she couldn’t understand. She is 4. :) Change starts with the young.

    • shedoesntevengohere

      There is no bit of me that will ever be on team quinn, or team finn for that matter. They can both run off together and live life forever away from the rest of the glee club and i would be grateful. That stupid slap was ridiculous and uncalled for. It was Finn who left his girlfriend at prom and went over to ruin the prom night of his ex who was having a perectly happy time, laughing and dancing, finally not moping over him. And twice he did this, all because he cant get his hormones in check. He just keeps toying with Rachels emotions, saying little things that giver her hope, make her think she has a chance, so of course she doesnt want to give up on the two of them. Me however, Im so over Rachel and Finn. Unfortunately, i know thats where this show is heading and those two are ~end game. Sure Rachel lets her emotions get away with her via song a lot yes, but multiple times she was shown being the bigger person in this episode, and yet she gets so much uncalled for hate. Depsite being in love with finn still she told him how to make quinns prom night the best, helped him know what kind of flower and corsage to get her. Then after being slapped for no good reason, she simply lets it go and helps quinn as she cries in the bathroom over her own issues. Also, depsite being heart broken and getting egged, she forgave her ex, and then brought him to prom with her. People focus too much on how dramatic she can be, and not enough on how great a person she is. It gets looked over so much.

      holy wall of text, i just have a lot of emotions about glee it seems. lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        The slap was pointless because 2 minutes later they were all buddy buddy. It could have played out a lot better than it did. Rachel should have finally given Quinn the verbal lashing she has deserved.

    • Baeckhardt

      Honestly tho….a few years ago, before bullying and gay teen suicides were the gay topic du jour, there were a bunch of stories in the media about gay high school guys being elected prom queen…in a positive manner, not as a joke. I remember seeing it enough times (four or five) for it to stand out in my head as a thing. So I found it a little odd that hackneyed, agenda-promoting iTunes and GLAAD shill Ryan Murphy used the election as a prank. It felt very Carrie 70s stale, and didn’t make any sense since everyone in the room seemed just as shocked as Kurt, and there was no scene showing a switching of the ballots or something to indicate anything other than a wide-reaching, concerted effort on behalf of almost everyone in the entire junior and senior classes to WRITE HIM IN as a candidate. We know he wasn’t nominated since he wasn’t on stage when they announced his name. Yet more unlikely peril for everyone’s favorite little martyr. I have nothing against Chris Colfer but the way they treat Kurt at this point just makes me want to vom.
      And it’s not because he’s queeny, I had plenty of gay queeny friends in high school, but they owned it. They knew they didn’t exist in a vacuum, and that if they wanted to prance down the hallways singing Sunset Boulevard people would probably stare, make comments or more. And then, when they did it anyway, they stood up for themselves, they didn’t look around all wide-eyed surprised like that fake-ass Taylor Swift, shocked that anyone was paying them attention for wearing a skirt to an American high school. (Please spare me the cultural dissertations regarding kilts.) Kurt’s lame re-entrance and magical turning of the very crowd who supposedly cruelly elected him prom queen with a whispered Kate Middleton joke was similarly unrealistic. None of it made sense. I would have much preferred more Quinn and Rachel bathroom catfighting, ‘cause really, they’ve been ramming this It Gets Better shit down our throats for umpteen weeks now. Fucking enough. I was gay and bullied in high school and at this point even I’m like “ok it wasn’t this bad.” Obvi every situation is different, but as TLo pointed out….Kurt doesn’t even really have real problems. I had a friend whose parents kicked him out and he had to live with our drama teacher. Homeless runaway gays hook and ho the streets of LA and NYC for survival, fleeing situations far more horrible than Kurt’s to the point that a potentional violent street death seems preferable. So, boo hoo Kurt. I get that it’s “breaking boundaries” (or whatever…the gays have been ‘in’ far longer than Glee has been around) but at least Blaine and Karofsky seem somewhat like real people. Kurt just comes off like a character, and yes, increasingly like Ryan Murphy’s fantasy-fulfillment avatar. Creepy. More focus on other characters, please. I’ve almost forgotten Mercedes’ existence.

    • Baeckhardt

      Honestly tho….a few years ago, before bullying and gay teen suicides were the gay topic du jour, there were a bunch of stories in the media about gay high school guys being elected prom queen…in a positive manner, not as a joke. I remember seeing it enough times (four or five) for it to stand out in my head as a thing. So I found it a little odd that hackneyed, agenda-promoting iTunes and GLAAD shill Ryan Murphy used the election as a prank. It felt very Carrie 70s stale, and didn’t make any sense since everyone in the room seemed just as shocked as Kurt, and there was no scene showing a switching of the ballots or something to indicate anything other than a wide-reaching, concerted effort on behalf of almost everyone in the entire junior and senior classes to WRITE HIM IN as a candidate. We know he wasn’t nominated since he wasn’t on stage when they announced his name. Yet more unlikely peril for everyone’s favorite little martyr. I have nothing against Chris Colfer but the way they treat Kurt at this point just makes me want to vom.
      And it’s not because he’s queeny, I had plenty of gay queeny friends in high school, but they owned it. They knew they didn’t exist in a vacuum, and that if they wanted to prance down the hallways singing Sunset Boulevard people would probably stare, make comments or more. And then, when they did it anyway, they stood up for themselves, they didn’t look around all wide-eyed surprised like that fake-ass Taylor Swift, shocked that anyone was paying them attention for wearing a skirt to an American high school. (Please spare me the cultural dissertations regarding kilts.) Kurt’s lame re-entrance and magical turning of the very crowd who supposedly cruelly elected him prom queen with a whispered Kate Middleton joke was similarly unrealistic. None of it made sense. I would have much preferred more Quinn and Rachel bathroom catfighting, ‘cause really, they’ve been ramming this It Gets Better shit down our throats for umpteen weeks now. Fucking enough. I was gay and bullied in high school and at this point even I’m like “ok it wasn’t this bad.” Obvi every situation is different, but as TLo pointed out….Kurt doesn’t even really have real problems. I had a friend whose parents kicked him out and he had to live with our drama teacher. Homeless runaway gays hook and ho the streets of LA and NYC for survival, fleeing situations far more horrible than Kurt’s to the point that a potentional violent street death seems preferable. So, boo hoo Kurt. I get that it’s “breaking boundaries” (or whatever…the gays have been ‘in’ far longer than Glee has been around) but at least Blaine and Karofsky seem somewhat like real people. Kurt just comes off like a character, and yes, increasingly like Ryan Murphy’s fantasy-fulfillment avatar. Creepy. More focus on other characters, please. I’ve almost forgotten Mercedes’ existence.

      • Larkin21

        I know I’m fighting a losing battle in trying to apply logic to Glee but here’s how I saw it. There were a lot of people up on that stage as nominees. You gotta figure there were other write-ins too. It probably wouldn’t take even a majority of the school to get Kurt to win. He might have won big in comparison to whoever came in second but it would still be a shock to those not in on the joke. And even those who planned it might be surprised it actually worked. It’s also one thing to plan a joke like that and another to see it happen and watch everyone else react, from Kurt’s shock and hurt to the discomfort of those not part of the joke now stunned into silence. As for the applauding when Kurt made his “eat your heart out Kate Middleton” joke, I wouldn’t say it was a huge cheer. His friends seemed into it but everyone else just seemed to feel awkward about the entire thing and clapped just enough to break the tension.

        As for general comments on Kurt, I can understand a lot of the feeling that Kurt is being turned into a saint or a martyr even if I don’t agree with it. But I do wonder about getting annoyed with Kurt for not realizing how good he has it. He’s a teenage kid. Yes, his dad is awesome and I agree that Kurt twists his dad’s words sometimes … but that doesn’t mean that Glee is taking Kurt’s side on a given issue. It just means that Kurt is flawed like any teenager and even though he has good things in his life, it’s sometimes easier for him to find the negative and feel sorry for himself. Flaws like this that annoy people make him less martyr like in my mind. And more realistic. I might not agree with his every action but I’d rather see a character who sometimes gets it right and sometimes gets it wrong as opposed to a character who is always one or the other.

        *Edited because half of my comment didn’t show up originally*

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Chaperone Sue was off interrogating Artie, so it reasonably coudl have happened. Curious, in the stories you’ve read, were those boys nominated? Maybe if Kurt was nominated, nobody would have cared and they would have voted for a girl.

    • Tripletmom96

      “Glee, we will never, ever forgive you for making this song listenable. WE WERE BOPPING OUR HEADS TO “FRIDAY.” We feel so dirty”. My kids (15 year olds) have been talking about that song for weeks and how lame it is… when it came on GLEE they were having a hard time believing it… it really did sound pretty good the way it was done, although if you listen to the words, it’s still an incredibly stupid song. my son ran upstairs to post his annoyance on facebook…

    • Lizzie

      Sheesh, you thought Brittany was cold? I thought she was awesome. Artie can be pretty disrespectful and selfish sometimes – it would be creepy if he could just turn on the charm and make it all better. Why judge Brittany for being into two people at once or worry about her “switching teams”? This is like how girls get punished for being “slutty”. Bisexual girls have it worse.

      Also, “it’s so hard to be pretty” isn’t just a schtick. Hello? Eating disorders.

    • MFF

      So… if everyone in New Directions is a junior this year, does that mean the entire cast gets replaced after Season 3?

    • Tripletmom96

      “Glee, we will never, ever forgive you for making this song listenable. WE WERE BOPPING OUR HEADS TO “FRIDAY.” We feel so dirty”. My kids (15 year olds) have been talking about that song for weeks and how lame it is… when it came on GLEE they were having a hard time believing it… it really did sound pretty good the way it was done, although if you listen to the words, it’s still an incredibly stupid song. my son ran upstairs to post his annoyance on facebook…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        It was so much better than the original, it took me a minute to realize what song it was.

      • Tafadhali

        My fifteen-year-old sister did the same thing. Of course, I’ve been living under a rock (or, you know, in France, where even my Bieber-fevery middle school students hadn’t yet gotten in on the “Friday” thing), so I had no idea what it was.

    • Lizzie

      Sheesh, you thought Brittany was cold? I thought she was awesome. Artie can be pretty disrespectful and selfish sometimes – it would be creepy if he could just turn on the charm and make it all better. Why judge Brittany for being into two people at once or worry about her “switching teams”? This is like how girls get punished for being “slutty”. Bisexual girls have it worse.

      Also, “it’s so hard to be pretty” isn’t just a schtick. Hello? Eating disorders.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        We’re not “judging Brittany.” Brittany isn’t real. We’re judging the writing that is responsible for her words and actions. And there’s no indication that Quinn has an eating disorder.

        • Lizzie

          I’m excited you replied to me! You’re right – Brittany isn’t real. I meant to say, why judge the writing that makes her character interested in two people at once, and why frame it as “switching teams”? I guess I think it’s okay to have a casual attitude toward sex and relationships, as long as you’re upfront about it. But it seems harder to get away with that when you’re bisexual. There’s this idea that you need to “pick a team and stay there”…I don’t see the show perpetuating that stigma, at least.

          I didn’t mean to imply that Quinn has an eating disorder (although it was mentioned in season one). I’m just saying, the pressure to be pretty is a real problem with serious implications – eating disorders being on of them. I found it easy to sympathize with Quinn because she was being a human. Not a real human, but you know.

          • George

            ” I
            meant to say, why judge the writing that makes her character interested
            in two people at once, and why frame it as “switching teams”?”

            Because it plays into stereotypes about bisexuals. They were pretty clear about it in the post.

            • Lizzie

              I’m suggesting that interpretation limits representations of bisexuality in an unhelpful way. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about that – I don’t want to make anyone feel stupid.

    • MFF

      So… if everyone in New Directions is a junior this year, does that mean the entire cast gets replaced after Season 3?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Ryan Murphy has said that is his intention.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I have to partially disagree because I don’t think a little fantasy is a bad thing. I think as a queer teenager I would have been annoyed if a show constantly portrayed fluffy bunnies and rainbows all over the place, but I can tell you right now that watching characters like Santana and Brittney actually get together and be happy would have done a lot more for me than watching them be all conflicted and mean to each other.

    • http://profiles.google.com/edelv4 Victoria Edel

      Jesse and Rachel make a lot more sense than Rachel and Finn ever could. Also, J Groff is beautiful and talented and Total Eclipse of the Heart made me cry. AND I liked their Rolling in the Deep.

      Also, on the Brittany front, she said that she wants to just take some time off for herself and figure things out–that’s why she turned down Artie. That makes a lot of sense to me, and seems like the most mature representation of Brit we’ve ever seen.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I have to partially disagree because I don’t think a little fantasy is a bad thing. I think as a queer teenager I would have been annoyed if a show constantly portrayed fluffy bunnies and rainbows all over the place, but I can tell you right now that watching characters like Santana and Brittney actually get together and be happy would have done a lot more for me than watching them be all conflicted and mean to each other.

    • http://profiles.google.com/edelv4 Victoria Edel

      Jesse and Rachel make a lot more sense than Rachel and Finn ever could. Also, J Groff is beautiful and talented and Total Eclipse of the Heart made me cry. AND I liked their Rolling in the Deep.

      Also, on the Brittany front, she said that she wants to just take some time off for herself and figure things out–that’s why she turned down Artie. That makes a lot of sense to me, and seems like the most mature representation of Brit we’ve ever seen.

    • Al

      I quickly googled, and it seems the opinion is divided on the lyrics, but I’ve found no “official” lyrics. She seems to change the lyrics to “stuff’ on American tv, though, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqtq6PTe9w. I hear “shit” but I may be biased toward that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Ryan Murphy has said that is his intention.

    • Culligan

      i agree. I see less of a “flip-flop” in Britney and more of an honest assessment of who she is. She loved artie and stayed with him even after Santana said “i love you.” because she is faithful and owns her feelings. And now that the artie situation has changed, she is SINGLE not jumping back to Santana. She says to Artie “im going to work on me” because she knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to wait for it – i.e. a partner who things she’s amazing AND is willing to be honest about who they are.
      She left Artie because he was disrespectful and deep down thought she was just an idiot and she isn’t with Santana because she’s too afraid to be honest about who she is. Am i the only one who thinks that she is the only POSITIVE role-model for teens when it comes to dating? And the fact that she’s so awesomely open about who SHE is is just gravy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      It was so much better than the original, it took me a minute to realize what song it was.

    • Nadia

      and that their performance fee was $400…!

    • Tarasa

      Oh that sounds cool, I’ll have to check it out

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      The slap was pointless because 2 minutes later they were all buddy buddy. It could have played out a lot better than it did. Rachel should have finally given Quinn the verbal lashing she has deserved.

    • Jennifer

      “I spent a lot time not caring about being in a relationship, but then I
      would just have moments where it’s like, “Why can’t I feel like
      Cinderella too?””

      I’m a size four and went through this same thing in high school and in college. College was a little better, because I had seen too many girls and guys who had ALWAYS been in a relationship of some sort and clearly didn’t know who they were by themselves. At least I knew what being myself MEANT. For me, Mercedes’s quandary was about how beautiful, intelligent, and confident girls can still feel torn between feeling good about being alone and really wanting what everyone else seems to have. In a way, it would be more realistic for her NOT to have a relationship – how many times have we heard the “I just CAN’T BELIEVE you’re not in a relationship, you’re so __________.” But, this is television, and it has different implications for her NOT to have a boyfriend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      It’s ship. The entire song using sailing language as a metaphor. His diction ends that word too softly for it to have been ‘shit’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Um, I was upset she looked like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. But at the same time, her personality on the show would reflect that she would have no idea how to dress up….so I was a bit unsure…but that dress was ridiculous.

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      We’re not “judging Brittany.” Brittany isn’t real. We’re judging the writing that is responsible for her words and actions. And there’s no indication that Quinn has an eating disorder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      You heard the world ‘ship’–the song is an analogy between sailing and a rocky relationship.

    • Tripletmom96

      of course he is; but then again, in real life sue sylvester would never get away with 99% of the stuff she does, so you need an idiiot like figgiins to keep that storyline alive…. all in good fun, but i agree that sometimes it is pretty ridiculous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705110178 Kyle ‘Deepdish’ Stevenson

      Funny that Ugly Betty had the gay kid becoming Prom Queen as a mean stunt and here its all bubbles and snow flakes. Admit I did tear up at the end when Dave runs away and Blaine asks Kurt to dance. Sobbing Queen

    • Anonymous

      I know I’m fighting a losing battle in trying to apply logic to Glee

      As for general comments on Kurt, I can understand a lot of the feeling that Kurt is being turned into a saint or a martyr even if I don’t agree with it. But I do wonder about getting annoyed with Kurt for not realizing how good he has it. He’s a teenage kid. Yes, his dad is awesome and I agree that Kurt twists his dad’s words sometimes … but that doesn’t mean that Glee is taking Kurt’s side on a given issue. It just means that Kurt is flawed like any teenager and even though he has good things in his life, it’s sometimes easier for him to find the negative and feel sorry for himself. Flaws like this that annoy people make him less martyr like in my mind. And more realistic. I might not agree with his every action but I’d rather see a character who sometimes gets it right and sometimes gets it wrong as opposed to a character who is always one or the other.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705110178 Kyle ‘Deepdish’ Stevenson

      Funny that Ugly Betty had the gay kid becoming Prom Queen as a mean stunt and here its all bubbles and snow flakes. Admit I did tear up at the end when Dave runs away and Blaine asks Kurt to dance. Sobbing Queen

    • Anonymous

      I liked the fact that Brittany didn’t put up with Artie’s shit. It proves that he needs to learn a lesson for treating his girls right.

      Sad to see Max’s character behave that way, but not really surprising. And man, Figgins is kind of a horrible principal for letting that happen. Woulda been nice to see Lauren Z. win, but it was nice to see Kurt handle it with grace and class. I was half expecting a long drawn out speech from him, but glad to see it wasn’t.

    • Glenn

      I’m uncomfortable with how Kurt tries to pressure Dave into coming out, even after seeing how scared and vulnerable he was when Dave apologized.

    • Diane_G

      I liked the fact that Brittany didn’t put up with Artie’s shit. It proves that he needs to learn a lesson for treating his girls right.

      Sad to see Max’s character behave that way, but not really surprising. And man, Figgins is kind of a horrible principal for letting that happen. Woulda been nice to see Lauren Z. win, but it was nice to see Kurt handle it with grace and class. I was half expecting a long drawn out speech from him, but glad to see it wasn’t.

      • George

        What lesson is he supposed to learn? That no matter how publicly and sincerely you apologize, a girl will never forgive you because you briefly got annoyed with her – BECAUSE SHE’S OBVIOUSLY LUSTING AFTER SOMEONE ELSE – and said something mean? Sounds to me like Artie needs to learn that he shouldn’t put up with Brittany’s shit.

        • Diane_G

          NO, that sometimes a very hurtful thing–to me it was portrayed as something Brittany was very self conscious about–takes more than a song and dance number for forgiveness and a date to prom. Maybe enough to warrant forgiveness, but not enough to risk getting hurt again by taking him back at that time. He was honestly asking an awful lot out of that BUT that’s just mho and you can take it or leave it.

    • Glenn

      I’m uncomfortable with how Kurt tries to pressure Dave into coming out, even after seeing how scared and vulnerable he was when Dave apologized.

      • Kevin

        Kurt is pretty clueless on this (but he’s in high school so it’s expected). Kurt could have been more of a “be a a sport” and reduced the stress that was clearly on Dave. But no. This was to be a “message” not the obligatory leadoff for the ABBA song. Ironically, I think Kurt would have moved gay acceptance at McKinley forward far more if he had not tied any personal significance to the dance with Dave. It’s just the prom king and queen. Move along.

        • Glenn

          Yes, I agree that he didn’t have to push it that far. It was enough at that time that someone supposedly straight (especially someone who was bullying his partner before) would dance with another guy at prom.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      Also did Puck really try and get Lauren drunk so he could sleep with her? That’s an ok plot now? SIGH.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      Also did Puck really try and get Lauren drunk so he could sleep with her? That’s an ok plot now? SIGH.

      • antares

        I think he was trying to spike the punch to regain his street cred and impress everyone that he is just as badass as Lauren.

      • Tafadhali

        I thought Puck was trying to get everyone drunk…? When did he mention Lauren?

      • fnarf

        It’s not like anyone was going to get too drunk with a pint of gin in that giant punchbowl. The result would have been far less strong than the weakest beer, and how much punch is any one person going to drink?

        • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

          That’s not the point. It’s thinking that’s an acceptable way to get your girlfriend sexually interested in you.

    • ailsieengland

      I was just pleased because I was fully expecting Rachel to somehow win and then do a full-on Mean Girls-style speech about how EVERYONE DESERVES A PIECE OF THIS CROWN.

      And honestly, I like Kurt and I don’t really think he’s insufferable or martyred or anything, but I was pretty horrified by his reactions to Santana and Lauren’s prom dresses. “Santana! You’re hot and you look so pretty and amazing in anything you wear, how perfect!” “Lauren! You’re fat – try something nondescript in navy, it’s slimming, oh who cares anyway.” Way to empower your bigger girls, glee. Not. Brittany can go by herself because she’s hot and people want to dance with her (go her, though) but Mercedes has to get a pity date from Sam? (also, I know he’s meant to be homeless, but he needs a haircut.)

      Final thought – Artie looked hilarious and adorable in his red jacket and frilly shirt and quiff!

    • ailsieengland

      I was just pleased because I was fully expecting Rachel to somehow win and then do a full-on Mean Girls-style speech about how EVERYONE DESERVES A PIECE OF THIS CROWN.

      And honestly, I like Kurt and I don’t really think he’s insufferable or martyred or anything, but I was pretty horrified by his reactions to Santana and Lauren’s prom dresses. “Santana! You’re hot and you look so pretty and amazing in anything you wear, how perfect!” “Lauren! You’re fat – try something nondescript in navy, it’s slimming, oh who cares anyway.” Way to empower your bigger girls, glee. Not. Brittany can go by herself because she’s hot and people want to dance with her (go her, though) but Mercedes has to get a pity date from Sam? (also, I know he’s meant to be homeless, but he needs a haircut.)

      Final thought – Artie looked hilarious and adorable in his red jacket and frilly shirt and quiff!

      • MilaXX

        And honestly, I like Kurt and I don’t really think he’s insufferable or
        martyred or anything, but I was pretty horrified by his reactions to
        Santana and Lauren’s prom dresses. “Santana! You’re hot and you look so
        pretty and amazing in anything you wear, how perfect!” “Lauren! You’re
        fat – try something nondescript in navy, it’s slimming, oh who cares
        anyway.” Way to empower your bigger girls, glee. Not. Brittany can go by
        herself because she’s hot and people want to dance with her (go her,
        though) but Mercedes has to get a pity date from Sam? (also, I know he’s
        meant to be homeless, but he needs a haircut.)

        This, because it’s somehow always okay to pick on fat people. [ /sarcasm]

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      yeah but that doesn’t mean she is obligated to get back with him.

    • holly

      They’re covering the John Legend a capella cover which also clearly uses shit. Glee carries a PG14 rating for a variety of reasons, including language. They’ve used plenty of other profanity on the show, sothere’s no real reason to believe they wouldn’t use it now.

    • adrienn

      gonna have to find those interviews, Ann. But from what I’ve read, I totally agree. I do know he tried out singing and dancing, so it was a bit funny to see him shaking his tail feather last night. Call me crazy, but I so agree about the connection between Kurt’s Dad and Karofsky . . . so I could totally see a deep chemistry kicking in between the two. If Karofsky painfully cries about how much he has loved Kurt since the beginning and it tears him up inside because he knows he can’t be with him, then they will have to send a cleaning crew to my house to scrape me off the floor!!!

      Thanks for adding! And Sara, I’m hoping they are doing enough to change your mind . . . guess we’ll see . . .

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I agree with a lot of what you have to say about Brittany as a character but with such limited examples of bisexuality in modern culture (that isn’t just for heterosexual male stimulation but an actual storyline), I do feel a little uncomfortable with the implications of some of Brittany’s actions. I think it can mostly be explained by her as an individual and not a byproduct of her sexuality. And as you show in your comment, I also think a lot of her decisions have been pretty good … even if they are questionable when you just look at the surface of what’s going on.

    • Anonymous

      To address the whole slap issue and Rachel’s response: As I stated earlier that whole triangle was a mess with none of them being blameless. However you could put the bulk of the blame on Finn. Yes Rachel didn’t deserve to get slapped, Finn did though and for the last 3 months. That being said both Rachel and Quinn have done their share to add to the stress. Quinn should have been a lot more sensitive to Rachel’s pain. Rachel should realize for every show of support, she matched it with a plea for Finn to come back to her. It seems to me the 2 of them were able to make peace because that slap was a genuine wake up call about how both of them were behaving. Personally I think both would be better off without Finn for the moment.

      As far as Kurt, I totally get that people are getting fed up with his character. He’s actually more interesting when he’s bratty and then we get to see a great performance of out Mike O’Malley as Kurt gets called out on his behavior. Dave and Santana are much richer LGBT characters. They do balance him out. However the whole prom thing did not raise my ire. I could accept the premise because it was done before on Ugly Betty.

    • Frank_821

      To address the whole slap issue and Rachel’s response: As I stated earlier that whole triangle was a mess with none of them being blameless. However you could put the bulk of the blame on Finn. Yes Rachel didn’t deserve to get slapped, Finn did though and for the last 3 months. That being said both Rachel and Quinn have done their share to add to the stress. Quinn should have been a lot more sensitive to Rachel’s pain. Rachel should realize for every show of support, she matched it with a plea for Finn to come back to her. It seems to me the 2 of them were able to make peace because that slap was a genuine wake up call about how both of them were behaving. Personally I think both would be better off without Finn for the moment.

      As far as Kurt, I totally get that people are getting fed up with his character. He’s actually more interesting when he’s bratty and then we get to see a great performance of out Mike O’Malley as Kurt gets called out on his behavior. Dave and Santana are much richer LGBT characters. They do balance him out. However the whole prom thing did not raise my ire. I could accept the premise because it was done before on Ugly Betty.

      Edited in: Forgot to mention Brittany has always shown affection with Santana long before Artie came onto the scene. It is not out of the blue that should would start a relationship with her. But she made it clear she wasn’t going to break up with Artie simply because now Santana was ready to be with her. The irony is Brittany attraction to both of them does not seem to be based on the physical. She has seen an “awesomeness” in both of them that other people overlook.

      • Tafadhali

        “Forgot to mention Brittany has always shown affection with Santana long
        before Artie came onto the scene. It is not out of the blue that should
        would start a relationship with her. But she made it clear she wasn’t
        going to break up with Artie simply because now Santana was ready to be
        with her.”

        Yes, this. And I don’t think there was any indication, as a few commenters seem to be suggesting, that her breakup had anything to do with Santana (on her side, obviously Artie’s anger had to do with Santana) — but it’s not crazy that *having* broken up with him, she might want to be with someone who’s been important to her for a really long tim

    • holly

      Which only adds to the shit likelihood. Why would the lyric be changed if it was ship?

    • George

      What lesson is he supposed to learn? That no matter how publicly and sincerely you apologize, a girl will never forgive you because you briefly got annoyed with her – BECAUSE SHE’S OBVIOUSLY LUSTING AFTER SOMEONE ELSE – and said something mean? Sounds to me like Artie needs to learn that he shouldn’t put up with Brittany’s shit.

    • Glammy

      I’,m with Jen way back on Page 1. I really, really liked Kurt as a character originally because he wasn’t always likeable. He was picked on, but he also knew he was smarter than most of the other digs and had his own moments of meaness. But these days, he’s just poor little Kurt, with all the ND kids rooting for him. I mean, c’mon. Life isn’t like that and one of the things I liked about Glee was the degree the different character don’t like each other, but will work together momentarily.

      And the tween Gleeks will want to shoot me–but while I like his singing, Blaine bores me. He’s a flat character–mostly functions as a Prince Charming. As a result, Kurt/Blaine bore me. At this point, I’m actually more interested in the dynamic between Kurt and Karofsky. No, I don’t want them to be a couple–but *that* relationship is evolving.

      I think Eric Stoltz is a terrific director and a lot of what I enjoyed about the episode is because he has a feel for directing musicals, but the writing’s gotten weak–tired out maybe.

      Oh, and this is going to fly against general Gleekdom, but I think there hasn’t been enough Will lately. Yes, I know it’s popular to bitch about Will. However, it’s through Will we get the adult story lines, which are, generally, the nastier, funnier ones. Without them, we get into High School Musical territory. “Blame it on the Alcohol” and “Sexy”, which I’d argue are two of the strongest episodes of the second half have major Will/adult storylines.

      One of the things I originally loved about Glee is that real life for the characters kind of sucked and it was through the *music* that there would be wish-fulfillment. When you have that going on in real life (yeah, Kurt was humiliated, but his friends still all love him and his hot dance got out there and danced with him and he triumphed over the whole thing), then the show loses its basic tension.

      (That said, “Friday” was hilarious–and Puck’s musical performances have been a real kick this season.)

    • Glammy

      I’,m with Jen way back on Page 1. I really, really liked Kurt as a character originally because he wasn’t always likeable. He was picked on, but he also knew he was smarter than most of the other digs and had his own moments of meaness. But these days, he’s just poor little Kurt, with all the ND kids rooting for him. I mean, c’mon. Life isn’t like that and one of the things I liked about Glee was the degree the different character don’t like each other, but will work together momentarily.

      And the tween Gleeks will want to shoot me–but while I like his singing, Blaine bores me. He’s a flat character–mostly functions as a Prince Charming. As a result, Kurt/Blaine bore me. At this point, I’m actually more interested in the dynamic between Kurt and Karofsky. No, I don’t want them to be a couple–but *that* relationship is evolving.

      I think Eric Stoltz is a terrific director and a lot of what I enjoyed about the episode is because he has a feel for directing musicals, but the writing’s gotten weak–tired out maybe.

      Oh, and this is going to fly against general Gleekdom, but I think there hasn’t been enough Will lately. Yes, I know it’s popular to bitch about Will. However, it’s through Will we get the adult story lines, which are, generally, the nastier, funnier ones. Without them, we get into High School Musical territory. “Blame it on the Alcohol” and “Sexy”, which I’d argue are two of the strongest episodes of the second half have major Will/adult storylines.

      One of the things I originally loved about Glee is that real life for the characters kind of sucked and it was through the *music* that there would be wish-fulfillment. When you have that going on in real life (yeah, Kurt was humiliated, but his friends still all love him and his hot dance got out there and danced with him and he triumphed over the whole thing), then the show loses its basic tension.

      (That said, “Friday” was hilarious–and Puck’s musical performances have been a real kick this season.)

      • Moralpyromaniac

        I don’t think Blaine is a flat character. He’s shown being comfortable with his sexuality but not comfortable in expressing it. And ignoring Kurt’s feelings for him in the way he treats him in the episodes before they got together.

        • Glammy

          I’m not talking about being comfortable with his sexuality. I’m talking about him having a personality. I understood why Kurt fell for him in the beginning–he’s good-looking, loves music, can sing–Dalton looked like Kurt’s dreamworld and Chris Colfer’s a strong actor, so he really put that over–but, after that, I don’t get a lot of personality offstage from Blaine. His big speeches tend to be about whatever Kurt’s current issue is. The closest I’ve seen to a character arc with Blaine was his drunk moment of bisexuality with Rachel. By the end of the episode it was over, but that’s the closest we’ve seen to some sort of character arc for Blaine. Right now, he just seems like wish-fulfillment for Kurt. It’s the kind of role, actually, that actresses get stuck with.

          In the same general vein, I wish Quinn would stop sincerely admiring her frenemies with the serious music behind her. Same tone screws up poor Will’s character. Glee needs to not overdo the earnest moments.

      • cole

        While i agree with needing more Adult storylines, the problem is that they’ve written off nearly all of the adult characters. Terri, Tanaka, Bieste, Cochran, Holly. We’re left only with Will and Emma, and whatever contrivance the writers try and push on them from week to week: there’s no persistant conflict. Sue and Figgins are more plot devices than they are actual characters. 

        I wish so much that they had chosen to make Terri pregnant after that night she spent with will earlier this season. That could have provided a whole mess of interesting material.

    • Kevin

      I have just seen and heard the original version of Friday on Youtube and now must pierce my eardrums and gouge out my eyes. Thank heavens I heard it done well before the end. Thank you Glee!

    • Glenn

      Lea’s voice is weird on this song. Surprisingly, Jonathan is a better fit.

    • Kevin

      I have just seen and heard the original version of Friday on Youtube and now must pierce my eardrums and gouge out my eyes. Thank heavens I heard it done well before the end. Thank you Glee!

    • Glenn

      I didn’t like it when Artie insulted Brit but here’s the thing: there is merit to the idea that she is cheating emotionally with Santana. Artie did a bad thing and is being punished for it but she’s not the only victim.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/UmE30rhhov0fL0Ti.VM8BT8Qtr9mZzo-#9b560 nyan nya

      @Alyssa The thing with Brittany is that we have this unfortunate mix of stupidity/naivety. While it is clear to us that she’s cheating on Artie with Santana, Brittany doesn’t see it as such since Santana–someone she loves and trusts–assured her that what they were doing doesn’t count as cheating. Artie was right to call it out, but he really dropped the ball when he called her stupid. He knows that she has issues with being perceived as/actually being stupid, especially since she wore that on her shirt last week. That would have been enough for me to at least call a break.

    • http://profiles.google.com/stevens.abby A. W. Stevens

      I loved that first song Rachel and Jesse did. Don’t understand your problem with it. And the backup of the drama club as they made stage stuff was cute. As far as plots go, I don’t know… I am so sick of being disappointed by this show. I do feel it has become “After School Special” meets “High School Musical”. Oh, and LEAH MICHELLE, if you are reading this please take note: acting is NOT standing there with your mouth open like a guppy as the other actors give their lines… Maybe if you shut your mouth more and actually REACTED instead of waiting to say your lines you’d win an Emmy…

    • http://profiles.google.com/stellans Stella Sloop

      Did anyone else think this was a huge junior class??? We had “Junior/Senior” proms at my high school which weren’t as crowded as that junior prom!

    • Lori B

      Last night’s scenes with Sue Sylvester and Artie were almost unwatchable. Week by week with Sue Sylvester they have destroyed one of the best characters on the show. Her hundredth joke about Will’s hair was annoying and the “Marathon Man” references were not funny. Watching an adult teacher treat a student like that, even in fantasyland, was cringeworthy.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

      I loved that first song Rachel and Jesse did. Don’t understand your problem with it. And the backup of the drama club as they made stage stuff was cute. As far as plots go, I don’t know… I am so sick of being disappointed by this show. I do feel it has become “After School Special” meets “High School Musical”. Oh, and LEAH MICHELLE, if you are reading this please take note: acting is NOT standing there with your mouth open like a guppy as the other actors give their lines… Maybe if you shut your mouth more and actually REACTED instead of waiting to say your lines you’d win an Emmy…

    • http://profiles.google.com/stellans Stella Sloop

      Did anyone else think this was a huge junior class??? We had “Junior/Senior” proms at my high school which weren’t as crowded as that junior prom!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        No. I believe we graduated with 613 in our class & we had separate proms. Add a date to most and you can imagine the size of our prom. Not that everyone went, but I would say at least half did, plus their dates.

      • MilaXX

        I’m with @Jessica TallGirl Freeman my graduation class was 700+ & most of them went to the junior prom. My school had junior/senior proms separately.

      • Jennifer

        My high school class had 585, and the class below us had at least 650. We had one prom for Juniors and Seniors, and I’d say the size of Glee’s prom was about the same, if not a little smaller.

    • Lori

      They may as well write out Sue Sylvester. Last night’s scenes with Artie were cringeworthy. Her hundredth joke about Will’s hair was annoying and the “Marathon Man” references were not funny. Watching an adult teacher treat a student like that, even in fantasyland, was cringeworthy. Jane Lynch is so much better than the material she’s getting and it’s a bit much for younger kids having to watch Sue and Figgins behave this way.

      • Glammy

        Young kids shouldn’t be watching Glee. It’s not a show for children. Never was and I hope it never is.

        • Lori

          Show me where I said “young kids”?

          • Glammy

            You wrote “younger kids”. And given what you wrote, my point stands. Glee, from its first episode, had an adult sensibility–if anything, it was darker than it is now.

            I have a kid who likes Glee, but I screen the episodes first. I’d much rather do that than have Glee get blander and blander. My kid didn’t see “Blame it on the Alcohol” and “Sexy”, but I did and they’re two of my favorite episodes this season.

            Glee began as sort of an anti-High School Musical. All the regular characters (except Chris’ dad) behave inappropriately at various points. Will plants pot in Finn’s locker in the first episode to blackmail him into joining the Glee Club. Unfortunately/fortunately, the music side of Glee has become a huge moneymaker and it’s young teens who buy a lot of the music, so we’re getting weaker/softer storylines as a result–and, in terms of storylines, way, way, way too much bland Blaine and the Warblers. And while I think Darren Criss is a fun performer (liked him prom night)–I don’t find his and Kurt’s storyline compelling because I think, other than it being a gay relationship, the writers backed away from taking risks with it.

            I hope that changes Season three–both Blaine and Sam need more oomph to their characters. Mercedes needs to get her oomph back. Ryan Murphy and co. need to stick to their original concept. I care less about tidy plotlines than a lot of people, but I do like some attitude and subversiveness (Glee may have a number of gay characters, but is it going to mainstream itself away from its gay sensibility?)

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Yes, shame on Glee for making “Friday, Friday” play in my brain! I must also confess to immensely enjoying “Dancing Queen”….

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Yes, shame on Glee for making “Friday, Friday” play in my brain! I must also confess to immensely enjoying “Dancing Queen”….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      No. I believe we graduated with 613 in our classes. Add a date to most and you can imagine the size of our prom. Not that everyone went, but I would say at least half did, plus their dates.

    • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

      The problem with “Rolling in the Deep” was that Lea Michele sang it like she sings every other song. At least the Groff put a little soul in. I think that song should have gone to Mercedes or Santana.

    • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

      The problem with “Rolling in the Deep” was that Lea Michele sang it like she sings every other song. At least the Groff put a little soul in. I think that song should have gone to Mercedes or Santana.

      • Tam

        My issue with the performance was that I didn’t – and never have – perceived even the SLIGHTEST hint of sexual tension between these two characters. Without it, the angsty interpretation seems WAY over the top.

    • Alyssa

      @openid-82817:disqus I don’t disagree at all with what you’ve said — I just think people are being a little overly harsh on Artie, while not acknowledging that Brittany (knowingly or unknowingly) did was in the wrong as well.

    • Kevin

      Kurt is pretty clueless on this (but he’s in high school so it’s expected). Kurt could have been more of a “be a a sport” and reduced the stress that was clearly on Dave. But no. This was to be a “message” not the obligatory leadoff for the ABBA song. Ironically, I think Kurt would have moved gay acceptance at McKinley forward far more if he had not tied any personal significance to the dance with Dave. It’s just the prom king and queen. Move along.

    • antares

      I’m all out of love. I’m so lost without you. I know you were right believing for so long….

      Perhaps you’d prefer The One That You Love? ‘Cause I can go there too.

    • mjude

      i loved the show last night but i usually do. thought kurt was adorable in his prom attire.

    • mjude

      i loved the show last night but i usually do. thought kurt was adorable in his prom attire.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I’m kind of torn on this, because, you know — many if not most of my friends (and I) did not or barely dated in high school and so it really doesn’t seem all the strange or bad to me to show someone who doesn’t. But on the other hand, there is so much emphasis on teen dating in the rest of the show that it’s really noticeable when one person is left out.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I was pretty happy to see a teen girl on my screen just be upfront with the fact that something a guy did was out of line and that she isn’t obligated to get over it and get back with him.

    • Lelu

      I know! And Mercedes, who fake boyfriend now has a real boyfriend, has just tots and Rachel’s pity. Gah. I hope they go there with Sam. But I don’t see it.

    • 2.omg

      I didn’t see it as being cold on Brittany’s part at all. “Isn’t She Lovely” isn’t exactly an apology, and singing in public isn’t some sort of unusual gesture for these kids. He hurt her feelings, hitting her exactly where she felt most vulnerable, and then expected to make it all better by, what, telling her that she’s pretty? Good for Brittany for showing girls that they AREN’T obligated to give men things just because a guy takes it upon himself to make a “sweet gesture.” She was under no obligation to go with him, no matter what he did. She turned him down really politely, too, I thought.

      And I think it’s off-base to talk about her as misrepresenting bisexuality, too. I think they’ve been very clear that it isn’t two teams Brittany is torn between; it’s two people. She isn’t Team Lebanese, she’s just Team Santana. Which I, personally, LIKE as a representation of bisexuality.

    • antares

      I think he was trying to spike the punch to regain his street cred and impress everyone that he is just as badass as Lauren.

    • 2.omg

      I didn’t see it as being cold on Brittany’s part at all. “Isn’t She Lovely” isn’t exactly an apology, and singing in public isn’t some sort of unusual gesture for these kids. He hurt her feelings, hitting her exactly where she felt most vulnerable, and then expected to make it all better by, what, telling her that she’s pretty? Good for Brittany for showing girls that they AREN’T obligated to give men things just because a guy takes it upon himself to make a “sweet gesture.” She was under no obligation to go with him, no matter what he did. She turned him down really politely, too, I thought.

      And I think it’s off-base to talk about her as misrepresenting bisexuality, too. I think they’ve been very clear that it isn’t two teams Brittany is torn between; it’s two people. She isn’t Team Lebanese, she’s just Team Santana. Which I, personally, LIKE as a representation of bisexuality.

      • Monet

        It’s the fact that he sang “Isn’t She Lovely” that got to me. She broke up with him because he called her stupid, so he apologizes by telling her she’s pretty? It’s been shown that Artie thinks of Brittany as a trophy girlfriend and doesn’t really respect her, so singing a song about her looks was the worst sorry ever.

    • Al

      I’m sorry for getting us off on this tangent. I see the nautical theme, but I’m not convinced ‘ship’ makes sense in the sentence. To lay bare is to expose or publicize. “Sell me out, and I’ll lay your shit bare” makes sense to me, considering that the song and album are all about Adele publicizing the often less flattering aspects of her relationship with her ex. Sell me out, and I’ll publicize your ship, less so. Eh, it’s probably not that important anyway. I watch a lot of British tv where “shit” is generally not censored, so I was pleased to see the development in American tv.

    • Anonymous

      My fifteen-year-old sister did the same thing. Of course, I’ve been living under a rock (or, you know, in France, where even my Bieber-fevery middle school students hadn’t yet gotten in on the “Friday” thing), so I had no idea what it was.

    • AnandaJoy

      I’m of two minds when it comes to Brittany/Artie. I actually liked that Brittany turned down Artie at first. Too often, young women on television shows overlook assholish behavior because of a romantic gesture. It was sweet that Artie sang to her, but it didn’t automatically make it okay that he really hurt her feelings. On the other hand, I don’t see why it’s okay that she cheated on Artie with Santana and doesn’t have to apologize for it.

    • Joni

      Can’t wait until Karofksy discovers bears.

    • Anonymous

      I thought Puck was trying to get everyone drunk…? When did he mention Lauren?

    • AnandaJoy

      I’m of two minds when it comes to Brittany/Artie. I actually liked that Brittany turned down Artie at first. Too often, young women on television shows overlook assholish behavior because of a romantic gesture. It was sweet that Artie sang to her, but it didn’t automatically make it okay that he really hurt her feelings. On the other hand, I don’t see why it’s okay that she cheated on Artie with Santana and doesn’t have to apologize for it.

      • http://akemahc.carbonmade.com akemah c

        yes!! i’m so over everyone forgetting that she was cheating on him with santana for the ENTIRE duration of their relationship! no, it was not nice to call her stupid. that being said, who among us can say that they’ve never blurted out a hurtful comment in the heat of the moment?? honestly i couldn’t care less about who brittany ultimately does (not) end up with, but enough already with the artie slander. her actions were just as bad, if not worse, so please quit it…

    • Joni

      Can’t wait until Karofksy discovers bears.

      • drnels

        Lord knows the bears have discovered him. You can’t go to any bear or chub blog without seeing the same pictures of the guy over and over again. One way to decimate one segment of the gay male population would be to have Karofsky shirtless just once. There would be heart attacks across the country.

    • Moralpyromaniac

      I don’t think Blaine is a flat character. He’s shown being comfortable with his sexuality but not comfortable in expressing it. And ignoring Kurt’s feelings for him in the way he treats him in the episodes before they got together.

    • Anonymous

      “Forgot to mention Brittany has always shown affection with Santana long
      before Artie came onto the scene. It is not out of the blue that should
      would start a relationship with her. But she made it clear she wasn’t
      going to break up with Artie simply because now Santana was ready to be
      with her.”

      Yes, this. And I don’t think there was any indication, as a few commenters seem to be suggesting, that her breakup had anything to do with Santana (on her side, obviously Artie’s anger had to do with Santana) — but it’s not crazy that *having* broken up with him, she might want to be with someone who’s been important to her for a really long tim

    • MilaXX

      And honestly, I like Kurt and I don’t really think he’s insufferable or
      martyred or anything, but I was pretty horrified by his reactions to
      Santana and Lauren’s prom dresses. “Santana! You’re hot and you look so
      pretty and amazing in anything you wear, how perfect!” “Lauren! You’re
      fat – try something nondescript in navy, it’s slimming, oh who cares
      anyway.” Way to empower your bigger girls, glee. Not. Brittany can go by
      herself because she’s hot and people want to dance with her (go her,
      though) but Mercedes has to get a pity date from Sam? (also, I know he’s
      meant to be homeless, but he needs a haircut.)

      This, because it’s somehow always okay to pick on fat people. [ /sarcasm]

    • Anonymous

      That’s the second best version of Friday after Stephen Colbert’s…

      Paola

    • lubilu

      That’s the second best version of Friday after Stephen Colbert’s…

      Paola

    • Momzilla

      These are the world’s oldest high school juniors.

    • Momzilla

      These are the world’s oldest high school juniors.

    • Ann E.

      I liked that they addressed that, though. I thought it was one of the most realistic things they’ve brought up for her character. I think the costume people have done a great job dressing Lauren since the Valentine’s episode, but as an overweight teen I could never have found a contemporary wardrobe like that. The reality would be a lot closer to this episode.

      Lauren seems to be a challenging character to write for, but I really like what Ashley Fink brings to the portrayal. I also like that they seem to have committed to getting a wide range of body types in their background characters.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lawrenceevalyn Lawrence Evalyn

      To me the key thing with Brittany is that she dumped Artie for calling her stupid, and he apologised by telling her she was lovely. She has no reason to accept his apology when he doesn’t actually apologise for the part that upset her.

      Santana, weirdly, seems to treat Brittany with more respect than anyone else in the Glee club. It’s bizarro Santana-flavored respect, but she is more honest with Brittany than anyone else.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lawrenceevalyn Lawrence Evalyn

      To me the key thing with Brittany is that she dumped Artie for calling her stupid, and he apologised by telling her she was lovely. She has no reason to accept his apology when he doesn’t actually apologise for the part that upset her.

      Santana, weirdly, seems to treat Brittany with more respect than anyone else in the Glee club. It’s bizarro Santana-flavored respect, but she is more honest with Brittany than anyone else.

      • thehousesparrow

        I agree. Sometimes things are not cut and dry. If my best friend called me stupid, compared to my boyfriend, I’d forgive my best friend a lot faster. I’m not trying to defend Brittana, but they do have a friendship that goes back–she and Artie don’t have that bond.

    • Monet

      It’s the fact that he sang “Isn’t She Lovely” that got to me. She broke up with him because he called her stupid, so he apologizes by telling her she’s pretty? It’s been shown that Artie thinks of Brittany as a trophy girlfriend and doesn’t really respect her, so singing a song about her looks was the worst sorry ever.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/UmE30rhhov0fL0Ti.VM8BT8Qtr9mZzo-#9b560 nyan nya

      @alyssa sorry if I came off a bit combative–I just saw “Brittany admitted to cheating on him” and kind of nitpicked at the wording :/ I hate how they dumbed down Brittany so much that we can’t clearly draw what she can be held accountable for. Sometimes, I wonder if it’s okay to have her be sexually active at all.

    • Amian

      Also, a storyline doesn’t have to mean dating. There have been plenty of storylines on the show that aren’t about dating: Rachael looking for her mom, Sam being poor (oh, not a storyline, more of a storyblip), Kurt being bullied, Santana being a bitch . . . I loved Mercedes in season one and really am sad that the writer seem to prefer to react to public popularity rather than writing a strong arc for their show.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Is it bad that I care so much? Let’s say I’m conflicted this issue. :) People can be redeemed, that I’m sure of. And I do think it’s possible that they coudl develop feelings for each other, since clearly they have a bond and are spending time together. I just think it would send a bad message, plus take it to new levels of soap-opera-ness.
      Also, I’m not sure he has been in love with him- again maybe it has developed- but it hasn’t been there from the start. I don’t think The Kiss had anything to do with romantic feelings. It was a lot of things, but not love. JMO.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      You will be happy to know that I watched this episode with my daughter. I usually don’t but for some reason I did this week. I am glad that I did. She loves the music and for the most part, talked over the dialogue. But there wasn’t anything I was ashamed for her to see, nothing she couldn’t understand. She is 4. :) Change starts with the young.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Chaperone Sue was off interrogating Artie, so it reasonably coudl have happened. Curious, in the stories you’ve read, were those boys nominated? Maybe if Kurt was nominated, nobody would have cared and they would have voted for a girl.

    • http://thehousesparrow.livejournal.com/ thehousesparrow

      I agree. Sometimes things are not cut and dry. If my best friend called me stupid, compared to my boyfriend, I’d forgive my best friend a lot faster. I’m not trying to defend Brittana, but they do have a friendship that goes back–she and Artie don’t have that bond.

    • Tam

      My issue with the performance was that I didn’t – and never have – perceived even the SLIGHTEST hint of sexual tension between these two characters. Without it, the angsty interpretation seems WAY over the top.

    • Anonymous

      NO, that sometimes a very hurtful thing–to me it was portrayed as something Brittany was very self conscious about–takes more than a song and dance number for forgiveness and a date to prom. Maybe enough to warrant forgiveness, but not enough to risk getting hurt again by taking him back at that time. He was honestly asking an awful lot out of that BUT that’s just mho and you can take it or leave it.

    • MilaXX

      I’m with @Jessica TallGirl Freeman my graduation class was 700+ & most of them went to the junior prom. My school had junior/senior proms separately.

    • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

      Lord knows the bears have discovered him. You can’t go to any bear or chub blog without seeing the same pictures of the guy over and over again. One way to decimate one segment of the gay male population would be to have Karofsky shirtless just once. There would be heart attacks across the country.

    • drnels

      I’m the freaking idiot who clapped when Kurt was voted queen because I thought it was a sign of acceptance. Oops. Guess that’s my high school prom fantasy flaring up again. Though we didn’t have kings or queens.

    • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

      I’m the freaking idiot who clapped when Kurt was voted queen because I thought it was a sign of acceptance. Oops. Guess that’s my high school prom fantasy flaring up again. Though we didn’t have kings or queens.

    • Anonymous

      He actually reminds me of the clueless principle I had in high school.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      He actually reminds me of the clueless principle I had in high school.

      –GothamTomato

    • Glammy

      I’m not talking about being comfortable with his sexuality. I’m talking about him having a personality. I understood why Kurt fell for him in the beginning–he’s good-looking, loves music, can sing–Dalton looked like Kurt’s dreamworld and Chris Colfer’s a strong actor, so he really put that over–but, after that, I don’t get a lot of personality offstage from Blaine. His big speeches tend to be about whatever Kurt’s current issue is. The closest I’ve seen to a character arc with Blaine was his drunk moment of bisexuality with Rachel. By the end of the episode it was over, but that’s the closest we’ve seen to some sort of character arc for Blaine. Right now, he just seems like wish-fulfillment for Kurt. It’s the kind of role, actually, that actresses get stuck with.

      In the same general vein, I wish Quinn would stop sincerely admiring her frenemies with the serious music behind her. Same tone screws up poor Will’s character. Glee needs to not overdo the earnest moments.

    • Vispreeve

      I love this episode! I understand that everything about Kurt is a fantasy and I’m OK with that – the whole show is nothing more than a fantasy! And I love Rachel/Jesse duet (I don’t compare it with original version).

    • Vispreeve

      I love this episode! I understand that everything about Kurt is a fantasy and I’m OK with that – the whole show is nothing more than a fantasy! And I love Rachel/Jesse duet (I don’t compare it with original version).

    • Lizzie

      I’m excited you replied to me! You’re right – Brittany isn’t real. I meant to say, why judge the writing that makes her character interested in two people at once, and why frame it as “switching teams”? I guess I think it’s okay to have a casual attitude toward sex and relationships, as long as you’re upfront about it. But it seems harder to get away with that when you’re bisexual. There’s this idea that you need to “pick a team and stay there”…I don’t see the show perpetuating that stigma, at least.

      I didn’t mean to imply that Quinn has an eating disorder (although it was mentioned in season one). I’m just saying, the pressure to be pretty is a real problem with serious implications – eating disorders being on of them. I found it easy to sympathize with Quinn because she was being a human. Not a real human, but you know.

    • Andre

      I guess what is most irritating to me is them making a male character a “queen.” It seemed like it would have been more relevant to make the openly gay guy a king. That way they would have illustrated someone being honored for who they really are. As “gay “as the character may act, he still has a dick! I guess its just the stereotype that I disagree with.

    • Andre

      I guess what is most irritating to me is them making a male character a “queen.” It seemed like it would have been more relevant to make the openly gay guy a king. That way they would have illustrated someone being honored for who they really are. As “gay “as the character may act, he still has a dick! I guess its just the stereotype that I disagree with.

      • Larkin21

        But … Kurt wasn’t being honored at all. As a queen or otherwise. It was a cruel joke and one that hurt him a lot. I understand the stereotype complaint even if I disagree with it. I don’t understand the complaint with queen, though, since whoever voted for him purposefully voted queen and not king because they were making fun of him.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Exactly. That’s what Kurt’s big turnaround was – going back in there and facing the people who were, in reality, making fun of him. His choice was to cut and run, or stay and show them they couldn’t break him.

    • Endersgame29

      i really loved “friday” in the episode but didn’t know who sang it so looked it up and was horrified that it was the Rebecca Black song…..

      yes i was bopping and i feel dirty…but have to give it to glee to see the potential in that song!

    • Endersgame29

      i really loved “friday” in the episode but didn’t know who sang it so looked it up and was horrified that it was the Rebecca Black song…..

      yes i was bopping and i feel dirty…but have to give it to glee to see the potential in that song!

      • Kevin

        I hadn’t heard of the song or of Rebecca Black until I read this review. I clearly need to go back to watching Web Soup.

    • Anonymous

      The one thing that annoys me about this storyline is how they present these late-twenties “teens” as the outcasts, but they’re not — they’re the popular kids. The prom kings and queens. These are the very kids who made my life in high school miserable with their casual but targeted brutality. Outcast kids don’t go to prom at all. I didn’t go to mine, and neither did most of my friends. We went to nerd parties, or maybe dork parties, but we certainly never went to prom — these Glee kids would have CRUCIFIED us if we had tried. I never came within a hundred miles of a date, either, and those of us who did were nothing like these bouncy people.

      “Glee” for me has come really close to some powerful storylines, but has opted for the easy play instead. They’re celebrating the little fascists who run the school. Kurt and his fabulous outfits have been sanctified, which is great, but profoundly unrealistic. Dave’s conflict and misery is much more true to life. I feel like this show could have been a worthy companion to “Freaks and Geeks”, only with singin’ and dancin’, but no, it’s just another paean to the elite crowd and the bullies. People like me don’t even exist on this show.

      “Friday” is Glee’s shark, as far as I’m concerned. It sounded like the kind of thing a forty-year-old musical director would pick to show that they’re not just into oldies, they’re down with the kids. Lame.

    • fnarf

      The one thing that annoys me about this storyline is how they present these late-twenties “teens” as the outcasts, but they’re not — they’re the popular kids. The prom kings and queens. These are the very kids who made my life in high school miserable with their casual but targeted brutality. Outcast kids don’t go to prom at all. I didn’t go to mine, and neither did most of my friends. We went to nerd parties, or maybe dork parties, but we certainly never went to prom — these Glee kids would have CRUCIFIED us if we had tried. I never came within a hundred miles of a date, either, and those of us who did were nothing like these bouncy people.

      “Glee” for me has come really close to some powerful storylines, but has opted for the easy play instead. They’re celebrating the little fascists who run the school. Kurt and his fabulous outfits have been sanctified, which is great, but profoundly unrealistic. Dave’s conflict and misery is much more true to life. I feel like this show could have been a worthy companion to “Freaks and Geeks”, only with singin’ and dancin’, but no, it’s just another paean to the elite crowd and the bullies. People like me don’t even exist on this show.

      “Friday” is Glee’s shark, as far as I’m concerned. It sounded like the kind of thing a forty-year-old musical director would pick to show that they’re not just into oldies, they’re down with the kids. Lame.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not like anyone was going to get too drunk with a pint of gin in that giant punchbowl. The result would have been far less strong than the weakest beer, and how much punch is any one person going to drink?

    • Anonymous

      But … Kurt wasn’t being honored at all. As a queen or otherwise. It was a cruel joke and one that hurt him a lot. I understand the stereotype complaint even if I disagree with it. I don’t understand the complaint with queen, though, since whoever voted for him purposefully voted queen and not king because they were making fun of him.

    • Mariah

      What was he supposed to do in that situation? Lie and crown Santana?

    • Mariah

      I don’t think it has anything to do with that. Girls like Mercedes who are proud divas who don’t show a softer side often tend to get ignored whether they are gorgeous or not. Men are intimidated by an independent girl. Santana wouldn’t have been asked if she didn’t force Karofsky into it, guaranteed.

    • http://twitter.com/acuteguysf some guy SF

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a Karofsky suicide attempt. I’m not sure how I feel about that…

    • http://twitter.com/acuteguysf Sleepy Guy

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a Karofsky suicide attempt. I’m not sure how I feel about that…

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I thought about that too, and I honestly hope they don’t choose to go that way with that character. I feel like he’s currently moving in the right direction if they let him just come out and be honest. I think his character is there to show that it’s not easy to do it, it’s never easy for many gay teens, but he’s getting there – his apology to Kurt seemed genuine, heartfelt and heartbreaking – a total 180 from “Never Been Kissed”. I loved in TLo’s review how they pointed out that Kurt, Blaine and Dave represent three very different kinds of gay men; it would be a shame to kill off one just because he’s not quite there yet.

        • Kevin

          “I
          feel like he’s currently moving in the right direction if they let him just come out and be honest.

          Emphasis on LET. He and other “new gays” need to do it on their own time and on their own terms for them and not for someone else, or worse still, “the cause.” And it really shouldn’t be done at the prodding of the prom queen wearing a kilt (but no dirk – not cool). Kurt was effectively proposing an “outing” on the floor when he easily could have just said, “Let’s be a couple of sports about this and just lead off dance then hook up with our dates.” Outing people or insisting that they out themselves (on your terms, of course) is no different than solving them into a different closet (albeit with better clothes). Heck, even in college when I was out and it was no secret, I constantly trying to be outed “correctly” by “the authentic” gays since I didn’t live “the lifestyle” (though openly had a similarly out and “straight acting” boyfriend).

      • Galatea

        Brad Falchuk (he’s the one who decided Dave would be gay in Never Been Kissed) pretty much said that they’re not going that route. From an interview back in April:

        “That really does happen and we do like to pursue storylines that are
        pulled from the headlines. I can’t say it wasn’t discussed, but
        Glee
        doesn’t
        really feel like the show for that. We like to get dramatic and push
        things, but that didn’t seem the kind of story we wanted to tell.”

      • cole

        From a strictly critical perspective it’d be nice to see Glee actually commit to a strong character choice for once. Personally though i’d be sad if for no other reason than Karofsky’s one of the only characters I’m interested in at this point.

    • Glenn

      What kind of soap opera do you mean? Kinda like someone trying to sabotage a group from within like Jesse did. The love triangle,,,no, trapezoid like Finn/Rachel/Puck/Quinn. How about a villain going over the top about destroying her nemesis like Sue. The couple merry-go-round? Nah, Glee can never be a soap opera. LOL

    • Lizzy

      Can we talk about the Asian stereotypes they’re perpetuating on this show?

    • Lizzy

      Can we talk about the Asian stereotypes they’re perpetuating on this show?

    • Glenn

      Yes, I agree that he didn’t have to push it that far. It was enough at that time that someone supposedly straight (especially someone who was bullying his partner before) would dance with another guy at prom.

    • George

      ” I
      meant to say, why judge the writing that makes her character interested
      in two people at once, and why frame it as “switching teams”?”

      Because it plays into stereotypes about bisexuals. They were pretty clear about it in the post.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      This was my second episode of Glee. I liked the musical numbers, especially Friday, but probably needs to brush up on the characters. High school wasn’t traumatic, but something I never want to go through again. It gets better for geeky black girls too.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      This was my second episode of Glee. I liked the musical numbers, especially Friday, but probably needs to brush up on the characters. High school wasn’t traumatic, but something I never want to go through again. It gets better for geeky black girls too.

    • Winningh

      See, to me the anguish on Dave’s face after the kiss made it clear that he DID have romantic feelings for Kurt. However terribly Dave behaved in subsequent episodes it seemed obvious from his expressions that he was also desperate for Kurt’s attention, and deeply conflicted and unhappy. Regardless of what he deserves or will ever get, he wants Kurt with an intensity that I find affecting. And – from comments RM made before the season started about Kurt getting a closeted jock boyfriend and them being prom kings together – it seems clear to me that Dave was supposed to be built up as a legitimate love interest – but then the Blaine-o-mania exploded all over Itunes and people chose to interpret Dave’s behavior in a rapey, serial-killer way that I really don’t believe the show-runners intended

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenlindsey Jen L.

      Anyone else catch Brittany slow-dancing with a girl during “Jar of Hearts”? It wasn’t Santana, just an extra.

    • LuxuryLime

      Anyone else catch Brittany slow-dancing with a girl during “Jar of Hearts”? It wasn’t Santana, just an extra.

    • Lisa

      I thought about that too, and I honestly hope they don’t choose to go that way with that character. I feel like he’s currently moving in the right direction if they let him just come out and be honest. I think his character is there to show that it’s not easy to do it, it’s never easy for many gay teens, but he’s getting there – his apology to Kurt seemed genuine, heartfelt and heartbreaking – a total 180 from “Never Been Kissed”. I loved in TLo’s review how they pointed out that Kurt, Blaine and Dave represent three very different kinds of gay men; it would be a shame to kill off one just because he’s not quite there yet.

    • Lisa

      Exactly. That’s what Kurt’s big turnaround was – going back in there and facing the people who were, in reality, making fun of him. His choice was to cut and run, or stay and show them they couldn’t break him.

    • Kevin

      “I
      feel like he’s currently moving in the right direction if they let him just come out and be honest.

      Emphasis on LET. He and other “new gays” need to do it on their own time and on their own terms for them and not for someone else, or worse still, “the cause.” And it really shouldn’t be done at the prodding of the prom queen wearing a kilt (but no dirk – not cool). Kurt was effectively proposing an “outing” on the floor when he easily could have just said, “Let’s be a couple of sports about this and just lead off dance then hook up with our dates.” Outing people or insisting that they out themselves (on your terms, of course) is no different than solving them into a different closet (albeit with better clothes). Heck, even in college when I was out and it was no secret, I constantly trying to be outed “correctly” by “the authentic” gays since I didn’t live “the lifestyle” (though openly had a similarly out and “straight acting” boyfriend).

    • Kevin

      I hadn’t heard of the song or of Rebecca Black until I read this review. I clearly need to go back to watching Web Soup.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Hmm. Well, I don’t read a lot of interviews or press for this show (beyond TLo- and they are the only reason I watch), this is why. I like to be surprised. :) And from what I heard, RM seems like a bit of an attention whore. LOL
      I guess how I saw it (at the time) was he didn’t understand why he couldn’t get his way with Kurt (just another conquest), since he can intimidate anyone into anything. Combined with his confusing sexuality, he was frustrated.
      But all arguments are valid! I really look forward to seeing what happens with his character.
      Of course, it takes an actor like Max Adler to pull this off; his performance is quite compelling.

      BTW, if he sings, he’ll have my blessing. :)

    • Minervathena14

      OMG. At 29 minutes, 25 seconds into the show (when Mercedes says “yes” to Sam’s dance request), the girl in the background is wearing MY PROM DRESS. From like…6 years ago. INSANE.

    • Minervathena14

      OMG. At 29 minutes, 25 seconds into the show (when Mercedes says “yes” to Sam’s dance request), the girl in the background is wearing MY PROM DRESS. From like…6 years ago. INSANE.

    • cole

      I greatly disagree regarding Brittany’s rejection of Artie. It’s the first consistent and strong character choice i can remember from the last half dozen episodes or so. Was anyone else irritated that Kurt got more screentime than Brittany during a song being sung to her?

      I really enjoyed Jonathan Groff in this episode, but what was that scarf he was wearing in that first scene? Ridiculous.

      Funny now that he’s not the center of every storyline I’m actually enjoying Finn again. I loved his restaurant confrontation with Jesse, i could even put up with Rachel in that scene!

      Well this was week mercifully laking much Will, I’m still sick of Rachel and St. Kurt….

      Sidenote, where was Finn’s mother? and how on earth does Burt support his son’s wardrobe on a mechanics salary?

    • cole

      I greatly disagree regarding Brittany’s rejection of Artie. It’s the first consistent and strong character choice i can remember from the last half dozen episodes or so. Was anyone else irritated that Kurt got more screentime than Brittany during a song being sung to her?

      I really enjoyed Jonathan Groff in this episode, but what was that scarf he was wearing in that first scene? Ridiculous.

      Funny now that he’s not the center of every storyline I’m actually enjoying Finn again. I loved his restaurant confrontation with Jesse, i could even put up with Rachel in that scene!

      Well this was week mercifully laking much Will, I’m still sick of Rachel and St. Kurt….

      Sidenote, where was Finn’s mother? and how on earth does Burt support his son’s wardrobe on a mechanics salary?

    • Lizzie

      I’m suggesting that interpretation limits representations of bisexuality in an unhelpful way. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about that – I don’t want to make anyone feel stupid.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      That’s not the point. It’s thinking that’s an acceptable way to get your girlfriend sexually interested in you.

    • Darorek

      As someone who is always searching for sister-images in popular culture, I REALLY hate to suggest this, but… maybe one of the reasons they’re not featuring her has to do with her acting? I feel like there’s such a strong disconnect between her HellToTheNo persona and Vulnerable!Mercedes… there’s no middle ground with her. I’m not saying she can’t emote, because clearly she can, but her actual line readings often seem, well, like someone reading lines of a cue card. :S

    • Lngrunert

      OMG, I wonder if Max knows that! From what I’ve read about him (pretty much every single article and interview, plus his Tweets and Facebook posts; I’m a shameless Adler/Karofsky fangirl), I think he would get a huge kick out of it!

    • Galatea

      Brad Falchuk (he’s the one who decided Dave would be gay in Never Been Kissed) pretty much said that they’re not going that route. From an interview back in April:

      “That really does happen and we do like to pursue storylines that are
      pulled from the headlines. I can’t say it wasn’t discussed, but
      Glee
      doesn’t
      really feel like the show for that. We like to get dramatic and push
      things, but that didn’t seem the kind of story we wanted to tell.”

    • Mae Westeros

      Um. For many bisexuals, they’re not being indecisive… they’ve decided to be open to whoever is out there for them. The whole POINT of bisexuality is that they can be with either a male or a female partner. That doesn’t make them greedy. They’re not hoarding sex partners or ‘betraying the team’ or any of the other weird leftover logical fallacies are still floating around in people’s heads. Why wouldn’t you trust an admitted bisexual BEING BISEXUAL?

    • Lngrunert

      Max Adler was first chair in his school’s show and jazz choirs. He has given interviews where he’s talked extensively about performing at nursing homes and malls, wearing a sequined purple vest and bow tie. He was a total glee club/theater geek, was an honors student, and never played a single sport in high school.

      He’s an amazing guy who donates tons of his time to charitable causes (especially the MDA; his mom passed away from the disease when he was 17), and is amazingly down to Earth and appreciative of his fans.

      As for articles, here’s a few recent ones:

      http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/04/26/glee-max-adler-born-this-way-interview/

      http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/max_adler_uNk8s3hnXocJjHeh7QrVJO

      http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/04/glees-max-adler-talks-born-this-way-and-other-speculative-end-of-season-plotlines.html

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      That was my favorite part.

    • http://twitter.com/Jenopher Jenny

      Wow, this episode hit a nerve for me. This is the first time I wished Glee was on television when I was a teenager. I’m not gay, but I was a painfully dorky and shy girl who believed it when the other kids made me feel like nothing.

      When I was in High School the most bullied girl in my class was nominated for Homecoming court. It was known from the start that it was all a joke. I couldn’t understand why she was putting herself through all that. It was the exact opposite of my high school survival strategy (try my very best to be invisible so that they didn’t bother me, and when they did keep my head down and wait the weeks or months for it to die out). But this girl said to anyone who tried to talk her out of her crown that when she was older she would have a yearbook with pictures of her as Homecoming Princess, and that no one would know then that it was a joke. So she went to the game. She wore her dress and sash and crown and rode in the convertible around the football field. She waved and smiled and kept her head high. I wish I could say they had the same turnaround as the kids at Glee’s prom. But the popular kids jeered and booed and laughed as her name was called. And the rest of us? We just kept our heads down.

      As cheesy as it sounds, I hope this episode inspires some kids to not only accept and love themselves, but to stop sacrificing other kids with their silence.

    • http://twitter.com/Jenopher Jenny

      Wow, this episode hit a nerve for me. This is the first time I wished Glee was on television when I was a teenager. I’m not gay, but I was a painfully dorky and shy girl who believed it when the other kids made me feel like nothing.

      When I was in High School the most bullied girl in my class was nominated for Homecoming court. It was known from the start that it was all a joke. I couldn’t understand why she was putting herself through all that. It was the exact opposite of my high school survival strategy (try my very best to be invisible so that they didn’t bother me, and when they did keep my head down and wait the weeks or months for it to die out). But this girl said to anyone who tried to talk her out of her crown that when she was older she would have a yearbook with pictures of her as Homecoming Princess, and that no one would know then that it was a joke. So she went to the game. She wore her dress and sash and crown and rode in the convertible around the football field. She waved and smiled and kept her head high. I wish I could say they had the same turnaround as the kids at Glee’s prom. But the popular kids jeered and booed and laughed as her name was called. And the rest of us? We just kept our heads down.

      As cheesy as it sounds, I hope this episode inspires some kids to not only accept and love themselves, but to stop sacrificing other kids with their silence.

      • Wannabe

        Did they not see “Carrie”? Seriously?  OTOH, good for her for being so brave.  All these years later, I wonder how those kids feel.

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      The thing that bothered me in this episode was the sheer, unadulterated hype of prom and how spectacularly, SINGULARLY important this moment was supposed to be. The conversation with the girls about how one can get married many times, but only go to prom once? Quinn’s incredible, desperate need to be prom queen, the “once in a lifetime” princess? Mercedes’ sadness over prom datelessness?

      It was billed as JUNIOR PROM. This is the less important of the proms, the one that some schools do not even have. Next year, there will be SENIOR PROM, and then we can do this all again. I don’t expect Glee to have consistency in a season anymore, but is it too much to ask for some internal plot consistency within a single episode?

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      The thing that bothered me in this episode was the sheer, unadulterated hype of prom and how spectacularly, SINGULARLY important this moment was supposed to be. The conversation with the girls about how one can get married many times, but only go to prom once? Quinn’s incredible, desperate need to be prom queen, the “once in a lifetime” princess? Mercedes’ sadness over prom datelessness?

      It was billed as JUNIOR PROM. This is the less important of the proms, the one that some schools do not even have. Next year, there will be SENIOR PROM, and then we can do this all again. I don’t expect Glee to have consistency in a season anymore, but is it too much to ask for some internal plot consistency within a single episode?

      • Rebecca

        My friend and I spent a lot of time watching this episode talking about how princess fantasies are damaging our nation’s youth… and the prom myth of the perfect singular evening. I was disappointed that they didn’t have just one person (Mr. Schu?) say “you guys. it’s a dance. it’s a few hours on one night of your life. lighten up.”

        • Larkin21

          I kinda felt like the fact that is was so over the top was the show’s way of saying “it’s really not this important.” I mean, for a character to say that Junior Prom is more important than a wedding? It’s ridiculous and the ridiculousness of it is how they get the “message” across.

    • Bri

      I love Blaine.

    • Bri

      I love Blaine.

    • http://akemahc.carbonmade.com akemah c

      yes!! i’m so over everyone forgetting that she was cheating on him with santana for the ENTIRE duration of their relationship! no, it was not nice to call her stupid. that being said, who among us can say that they’ve never blurted out a hurtful comment in the heat of the moment?? honestly i couldn’t care less about who brittany ultimately does (not) end up with, but enough already with the artie slander. her actions were just as bad, if not worse, so please quit it…

    • http://twitter.com/Heidelightful Heidi Kim

      Rachel was so sweet in this episode. I absolutely cannot stand Quinn and look forward to the episode in which Finn finally dumps her for Rachel.

    • http://twitter.com/Heidelightful Heidi Kim

      Rachel was so sweet in this episode. I absolutely cannot stand Quinn and look forward to the episode in which Finn finally dumps her for Rachel.

    • Anonymous

      One thing that really stuck out for me was when Artie was singing to Brittany, the song is entirely like “Hey, you’re pretty.” Brittany knows she’s pretty. Seriously, Artie, was that the only thing you liked about her? I’m glad she didn’t take him back, not just because I want Brittany and Santana to end up together, but because… seriously, Artie? “You’re pretty, so I still like you.” Great sentiment.

    • thebootyfaerie

      One thing that really stuck out for me was when Artie was singing to Brittany, the song is entirely like “Hey, you’re pretty.” Brittany knows she’s pretty. Seriously, Artie, was that the only thing you liked about her? I’m glad she didn’t take him back, not just because I want Brittany and Santana to end up together, but because… seriously, Artie? “You’re pretty, so I still like you.” Great sentiment.

    • Jennifer

      My high school class had 585, and the class below us had at least 650. We had one prom for Juniors and Seniors, and I’d say the size of Glee’s prom was about the same, if not a little smaller.

    • Winningh
    • Rebecca

      My friend and I spent a lot of time watching this episode talking about how princess fantasies are damaging our nation’s youth… and the prom myth of the perfect singular evening. I was disappointed that they didn’t have just one person (Mr. Schu?) say “you guys. it’s a dance. it’s a few hours on one night of your life. lighten up.”

    • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

      YES! Or anybody else! What kind of principal or authority figure assists in the humiliation of a student? Besides Sue, who even I don’t think would have done that.

    • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

      I agree, and I think that’s why I like her and Santana together so much. Brittany is never so lucid as when she’s with Santana. Artie is kind to her and everything, but she’s written so childlike with him, it’s gross.

    • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

      I agree, and I think that’s why I like her and Santana together so much. Brittany is never so lucid as when she’s with Santana. Artie is kind to her and everything, but she’s written so childlike with him, it’s gross.

    • Glammy

      Young kids shouldn’t be watching Glee. It’s not a show for children. Never was and I hope it never is.

    • Anonymous

      I mean, it’s not like it’s federal election and he’s legally bound to announce whoever the winner is.

    • Anonymous

      Blaine had some great reaction shots. Checkout when Kurt first shows off his prom outfit or when he talks about some ideas for finishing the outft. Some people see his character as bland but dang, I wish this character was around when I was a teenager.
      Did anyone notice the other girl that wore Santana’s dress at the prom?
      And lastly, what with all the ballot initiatives and recalling of judges the “hiding their hate behind the secret ballot”…. perfect.

    • pwings

      Blaine had some great reaction shots. Checkout when Kurt first shows off his prom outfit or when he talks about some ideas for finishing the outft. Some people see his character as bland but dang, I wish this character was around when I was a teenager.
      Did anyone notice the other girl that wore Santana’s dress at the prom?
      And lastly, what with all the ballot initiatives and recalling of judges the “hiding their hate behind the secret ballot”…. perfect.

    • Lori B

      Show me where I said “young kids”? And who deputized you to decide who watches the show and who doesn’t?

    • Lori B

      Show me where I said “young kids”? And tell me who deputized you to decide who can and can’t watch Glee?

    • http://naturallyeducational.com/ CandaceApril

      I generally agree except the first and last songs. I had
      never heard Rolling in the Deep before and now I want every version.l I thought
      they did an outstanding job and really felt the loss, regret, and pain. I
      loved when Rachel and Jesse referenced how inexplicable Jesse’s sudden turnaround
      was. He seemed to have genuinely come to like Rachel, even though it was
      initially part of a plot. To go from that to throwing eggs at her? That was
      the first time Glee just became absurdly inconsistent for me and to have them
      at least acknowledge it was good.

      I like the Jesse character (and I’m not a teenage girl)…his predatory energy
      brings something that otherwise is lacking in Glee, lately.

      The last song was awful. These two actresses have awesome
      voices–at times I think they are better than Lea. But they sounded reedy
      thin on this song.

      I had never heard Friday but was aware of it. I was also impressed by how
      fun the boys made it sound (not my thing but fun)–so much so I find myself
      wondering about Rebecca Black now…dare I? Or will I be scarred for life?

      Story-line wise I agree with a lot of the commentary here. I also think
      of Brit as a girl who fools around with everyone but in an innocent way.
      I think of that as her but not as a “bisexual” thing.I love that not
      all is forgiven just because Artie sang to her. One thing I haven’t seen
      brought up is that I think Brit was uncharacteristically cruel to Santana in
      the earlier episodes where she forces her to admit she loves Brit, only to say
      “but I can’t be with you because I’m with someone else right now”.
      That seems manipulative to me.

      I agree these are not the “losers”…they performed at prom and everyone danced
      and cheered. If real losers got up to do that, they’d be booed off the stage.

      I love that Kurt saw there were consequences to being
      yourself…and still stood proud, anyway–that rings very true for me. Life does get better…but that does not mean it is always or even ever fair. As much as
      I appreciated this moment, it was weird when no one reacted to this
      announcement of this huge write-in campaign. If so many people voted for Kurt,
      it would have to have been a concerted effort. And they should have reacted
      with taunting or hooting or something besides standing around looking, what? Confused?
      Ashamed?

      I like that there are three different depictions of young
      gay males here, instead of just a “token” character. And Chris’s work this season has been
      amazing. I hope this young man goes far in life, whether he chooses to remain
      in acting or go into writing or directing or producing. I do think, though, that the story line has
      become “the” story line and we’re missing out on other threads that look
      potentially interesting.

      Finns jealous outburst also seemed typical of high school behavior. Did anyone
      else think Jesse was maybe pushing Rachel a little and she was feeling
      uncomfortable with his advances at the dance? Not that she needed Finn to defend
      her but just that there was something not quite right there?

      The biggest crime of all, though, is the way Jane Lynch has
      been wasted this season.

    • http://naturallyeducational.com/ CandaceApril

      I generally agree except the first and last songs. I had
      never heard Rolling in the Deep before and now I want every version.l I thought
      they did an outstanding job and really felt the loss, regret, and pain. I
      loved when Rachel and Jesse referenced how inexplicable Jesse’s sudden turnaround
      was. He seemed to have genuinely come to like Rachel, even though it was
      initially part of a plot. To go from that to throwing eggs at her? That was
      the first time Glee just became absurdly inconsistent for me and to have them
      at least acknowledge it was good.

      I like the Jesse character (and I’m not a teenage girl)…his predatory energy
      brings something that otherwise is lacking in Glee, lately.

      The last song was awful. These two actresses have awesome
      voices–at times I think they are better than Lea. But they sounded reedy
      thin on this song.

      I had never heard Friday but was aware of it. I was also impressed by how
      fun the boys made it sound (not my thing but fun)–so much so I find myself
      wondering about Rebecca Black now…dare I? Or will I be scarred for life?

      Story-line wise I agree with a lot of the commentary here. I also think
      of Brit as a girl who fools around with everyone but in an innocent way.
      I think of that as her but not as a “bisexual” thing.I love that not
      all is forgiven just because Artie sang to her. One thing I haven’t seen
      brought up is that I think Brit was uncharacteristically cruel to Santana in
      the earlier episodes where she forces her to admit she loves Brit, only to say
      “but I can’t be with you because I’m with someone else right now”.
      That seems manipulative to me.

      I agree these are not the “losers”…they performed at prom and everyone danced
      and cheered. If real losers got up to do that, they’d be booed off the stage.

      I love that Kurt saw there were consequences to being
      yourself…and still stood proud, anyway–that rings very true for me. Life does get better…but that does not mean it is always or even ever fair. As much as
      I appreciated this moment, it was weird when no one reacted to this
      announcement of this huge write-in campaign. If so many people voted for Kurt,
      it would have to have been a concerted effort. And they should have reacted
      with taunting or hooting or something besides standing around looking, what? Confused?
      Ashamed?

      I like that there are three different depictions of young
      gay males here, instead of just a “token” character. And Chris’s work this season has been
      amazing. I hope this young man goes far in life, whether he chooses to remain
      in acting or go into writing or directing or producing. I do think, though, that the story line has
      become “the” story line and we’re missing out on other threads that look
      potentially interesting.

      Finns jealous outburst also seemed typical of high school behavior. Did anyone
      else think Jesse was maybe pushing Rachel a little and she was feeling
      uncomfortable with his advances at the dance? Not that she needed Finn to defend
      her but just that there was something not quite right there?

      The biggest crime of all, though, is the way Jane Lynch has
      been wasted this season.

    • ashley

      Can you please comment on the everything short of exciting wardrobe for this episode? I mean I get that Rachel & Mercedes were on a budget, but did she really need a topsy tail? For all the hype these characters were making…the wardrobe should’ve been better!

    • ashley

      Can you please comment on the everything short of exciting wardrobe for this episode? I mean I get that Rachel & Mercedes were on a budget, but did she really need a topsy tail? For all the hype these characters were making…the wardrobe should’ve been better!

    • Glammy

      You wrote “younger kids”. And given what you wrote, my point stands. Glee, from its first episode, had an adult sensibility–if anything, it was darker than it is now.

      I have a kid who likes Glee, but I screen the episodes first. I’d much rather do that than have Glee get blander and blander. My kid didn’t see “Blame it on the Alcohol” and “Sexy”, but I did and they’re two of my favorite episodes this season.

      Glee began as sort of an anti-High School Musical. All the regular characters (except Chris’ dad) behave inappropriately at various points. Will plants pot in Finn’s locker in the first episode to blackmail him into joining the Glee Club. Unfortunately/fortunately, the music side of Glee has become a huge moneymaker and it’s young teens who buy a lot of the music, so we’re getting weaker/softer storylines as a result–and, in terms of storylines, way, way, way too much bland Blaine and the Warblers. And while I think Darren Criss is a fun performer (liked him prom night)–I don’t find his and Kurt’s storyline compelling because I think, other than it being a gay relationship, the writers backed away from taking risks with it.

      I hope that changes Season three–both Blaine and Sam need more oomph to their characters. Mercedes needs to get her oomph back. Ryan Murphy and co. need to stick to their original concept. I care less about tidy plotlines than a lot of people, but I do like some attitude and subversiveness (Glee may have a number of gay characters, but is it going to mainstream itself away from its gay sensibility?)

    • athena girl

      It was cold of Brittany to turn down Artie? So, if a guy sings to you, you HAVE to go to prom with him?

    • athena girl

      It was cold of Brittany to turn down Artie? So, if a guy sings to you, you HAVE to go to prom with him?

      • George

        This is a review of a TV show, not a life lesson. You don’t have to take the reviewers reactions to characters and apply them to the rest of the world. That’s not what a review is intended for.

    • George

      This is a review of a TV show, not a life lesson. You don’t have to take the reviewers reactions to characters and apply them to the rest of the world. That’s not what a review is intended for.

    • elizabeth

      I liked this exact storyline better in Ugly Betty.

    • elizabeth

      I liked this exact storyline better in Ugly Betty.

    • Littlesova

      My mother said the exact same thing! She was really surprised that Figgins didn’t decide to just pick Quinn or Santana or something else. She said the exact same thing “He’s not legally bound”.

    • cole

       it’s not like its the oscars, and he had no prior knowledge of who the winner was, why wouldn’t he do something beforehand

    • cole

      I’d agree with you if they hadn’t developed Brittany. It’s television not dinner theatre, 90% of the people on TV can’t act for beans, thats what multiple takes, and creative editing is for.

    • Lea

      The producers said during an interview in March – you can find it on Hulu – that they are looking for the right actor to play Mercedes’ boyfriend. It sounds like it could happen next season.

    • cole

      I was about to post something about how Kurts experience isn’t anywhere near reminiscent of the high school experience of any gay person i’ve ever met. But then it occured to me that none of the three of them resonate with me. I suppose I closest resembled Karofsky –simply because i never came out– but it would never have even occurred to me to behave the way that he did.

      I guess i resent the implication that being in the closet inherently makes you a volatile, tortured person. Certainly it isn’t easy, but i was happy with who i was even as i chose to keep it to myself.

    • cole

      lol, i didn’t even notice that over my annoyance at Blaine’s apparent lack of a last name. ‘Blaine Warbler,’ really….?

    • cole

       agreed, they’re my two favorite artists on the show! Rachel’s good but so terribly bland i can hardly stand it.

    • cole

      Really taken in context, Karofsky’s bullying was really tame all things considered. Yes he pushed him around and slushied him, but apart from the homophobic comments it was nothing that he didn’t do to everyone else. I’m not trying to minimize how hurtful words can be but lets be honest Kurt’s no Matthew Shepard.

      It just bugs me. I’ve seen kids subjected to so much worse, it trivializes the real struggles that kids go though, and not just for being gay. Bullies will latch onto anything religion, race, weight, poverty, you name it.

    • Alzaquan

       I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the show,but I recognize that most of it is frivolous entertainment-but that moment when Kurt breaks down after he’s announced as Prom Queen,something resonated from that moment-and in this utterly fabulous and insightful writeup from you two-you nailed it down,this was an ASTOUDING read. BRAVO YOU TWO.

    • Alzaquan

       I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the show,but I recognize that most of it is frivolous entertainment-but that moment when Kurt breaks down after he’s announced as Prom Queen,something resonated from that moment-and in this utterly fabulous and insightful writeup from you two-you nailed it down,this was an ASTOUDING read. BRAVO YOU TWO.

    • cole

      While i agree with needing more Adult storylines, the problem is that they’ve written off nearly all of the adult characters. Terri, Tanaka, Bieste, Cochran, Holly. We’re left only with Will and Emma, and whatever contrivance the writers try and push on them from week to week: there’s no persistant conflict. Sue and Figgins are more plot devices than they are actual characters. 

      I wish so much that they had chosen to make Terri pregnant after that night she spent with will earlier this season. That could have provided a whole mess of interesting material.

    • cole

      From a strictly critical perspective it’d be nice to see Glee actually commit to a strong character choice for once. Personally though i’d be sad if for no other reason than Karofsky’s one of the only characters I’m interested in at this point.

    • Damien Washington

      Well, the real-life principals in Shelton CT and Wasilla AK are being even stupider at the moment, so I don’t think there is a bottom to that barrel. (Shelton is where the kid was banned from the prom for hanging a big sign on the front of the school asking his date to prom, and in Wasilla a principal wanted to ban the school band from playing Bohemian Rhapsody because one nutjob parent complained that Freddie Mercury from Queen was a *GASP* gay.) Maybe Glee is getting ridiculous because life is getting even worse?

    • Anjarae Washington

       I miss the funny quote recaps…can we bring that back??

    • http://profiles.google.com/jess.zng Jessica Zeng

      Oh no! I’m afraid of this now as well!

    • Anonymous

       His last name is Anderson. Kurt was making a joke, referencing the time Rachel called him Blaine Warbler when she was drunk.

    • Anonymous

      I kinda felt like the fact that is was so over the top was the show’s way of saying “it’s really not this important.” I mean, for a character to say that Junior Prom is more important than a wedding? It’s ridiculous and the ridiculousness of it is how they get the “message” across.

    • t6

       You know TLo said this: “We’ve heard a TON of complaining from gay men about what a cliche Kurt is and how they hate that a fashion-obssessed, show tune queen with a high-pitched voice and a way with a bitchy bon mot is once again being held up as an example of gay maleness. ”

      And I just want to comment…not on TLo, but on those complaining gay men they are referring to. I do hear gay men complain about Kurt…or sometimes lesbians complain about a butch presentation on TV (were that ever to happen). But I counter, 1) nellie queens and butch lesbians do exist, and they are good valuable people and deserve to be represented on TV just as much as straight-acting gays and lipstick lesbians. 2) You say it is cliche, but how often are there positive representations of nellie queens and butch lesbians on TV? Because I don’t see it.

      When people want to get rid of Kurt and just have more Wills for Blaines…it starts feeling like internalized homophobia to me. I want more Kurts, but I especially would like to see a positive butch lesbian on TV…and not a soft butch-still looks hot in a heteronormative way–but a full on dapper butch. But…no.

      • Kevin

        Well speaking as a “straight acting” gay man who plays with guns, hunts, fishes, tinkers with my car, and drinks beer, I’m all too happy support Kurt’s right to be Kurt.  I know how he feels: when I was newly out of the closest (and openly so), I got the same demonization you see being put on Kurt for being myself (or as you would say “heteronormative”), just as Kurt was.  I was considered to be “inauthentic” and “ersatz” (about at the same time when that kind of language was being  bandied about for Black Conservatives/Libertarians, and even Black Civil Engineering majors and the like). So was my equally out and “straight acting” boyfriend (also out with no question about it).   I was told that I was not really part of the campus gay community unless I did A, B and C, agreed with D on everything and if I didn’t, it was no different being in the closet, despite the fact that every who knew me knew I was gay and not ashamed of it.  It was no different than shoving me in a new one.  Ironically, I got more acceptance and genuine support _in_the_late_80s_ from those who were supposed to be the homophobic jocks and rednecked peckerwoods and a couple faculty members, one of whom was also “heteronormative,” because *that’s* who he was, not what he was supposed to be.

    • t6

       You know TLo said this: “We’ve heard a TON of complaining from gay men about what a cliche Kurt is and how they hate that a fashion-obssessed, show tune queen with a high-pitched voice and a way with a bitchy bon mot is once again being held up as an example of gay maleness. ”

      And I just want to comment…not on TLo, but on those complaining gay men they are referring to. I do hear gay men complain about Kurt…or sometimes lesbians complain about a butch presentation on TV (were that ever to happen). But I counter, 1) nellie queens and butch lesbians do exist, and they are good valuable people and deserve to be represented on TV just as much as straight-acting gays and lipstick lesbians. 2) You say it is cliche, but how often are there positive representations of nellie queens and butch lesbians on TV? Because I don’t see it.

      When people want to get rid of Kurt and just have more Wills for Blaines…it starts feeling like internalized homophobia to me. I want more Kurts, but I especially would like to see a positive butch lesbian on TV…and not a soft butch-still looks hot in a heteronormative way–but a full on dapper butch. But…no.

    • Kevin

      Well speaking as a “straight acting” gay man who plays with guns, hunts, fishes, tinkers with my car, and drinks beer, I’m all too happy support Kurt’s right to be Kurt.  I know how he feels: when I was newly out of the closest (and openly so), I got the same demonization you see being put on Kurt for being myself (or as you would say “heteronormative”), just as Kurt was.  I was considered to be “inauthentic” and “ersatz” (about at the same time when that kind of language was being  bandied about for Black Conservatives/Libertarians, and even Black Civil Engineering majors and the like). So was my equally out and “straight acting” boyfriend (also out with no question about it).   I was told that I was not really part of the campus gay community unless I did A, B and C, agreed with D on everything and if I didn’t, it was no different being in the closet, despite the fact that every who knew me knew I was gay and not ashamed of it.  It was no different than shoving me in a new one.  Ironically, I got more acceptance and genuine support _in_the_late_80s_ from those who were supposed to be the homophobic jocks and rednecked peckerwoods and a couple faculty members, one of whom was also “heteronormative,” because *that’s* who he was, not what he was supposed to be.

    • ScottHesterJohnson

      Curse them for resuscitating Rebecca Black’s appalling “Friday”. The first few seconds I had a nagging feeling that I recognised the song and then Blam! I realised what it was, and hated myself for liking it. Urgh.

      As far as complaints about Kurt, Blaine, Santana, etc, you will never be able to portray every variation of queer (or trans or hetero or bi) youth to everyone’s satisfaction. Can we not all just agree to enjoy what we DO get and wait patiently for your particular subset to come along in the rotation? They’re getting to you, singing transgendered stone-butch ginger left-handed Inuit Lesbians, I promise.

    • Anonymous

      Curse them for resuscitating Rebecca Black’s appalling “Friday”. The first few seconds I had a nagging feeling that I recognised the song and then Blam! I realised what it was, and hated myself for liking it. Urgh.

      As far as complaints about Kurt, Blaine, Santana, etc, you will never be able to portray every variation of queer (or trans or hetero or bi) youth to everyone’s satisfaction. Can we not all just agree to enjoy what we DO get and wait patiently for your particular subset to come along in the rotation? They’re getting to you, singing transgendered stone-butch ginger left-handed Inuit Lesbians, I promise.

    • Wannabe

      Did they not see “Carrie”? Seriously?  OTOH, good for her for being so brave.  All these years later, I wonder how those kids feel.

    • http://orsotheysay.mp/ or so they say

      Seriously? They’re complying? Don’t they realize that if you start “protecting” kids from the horrors of homosexuality by barring anything by gay musicians, there’s not going to be much left to play at prom?

    • http://orsotheysay.mp/ or so they say

       Anger? Lust? Confusion? Seriously? All I heard was autotune. And even if they were capable of emoting, lust and confusion are NOT what that song is about. Anger, yes. Regret, yes.  Pain, yes. Lust? No. Confusion? Fuck no. The narrator of that song is damn sure of what they’re doing and saying. Listen to the original and tell me that is a woman who’s confused about how she feels.

    • http://twitter.com/sarahsayssoo Sarah

       But why is it cold that Brittany said no? Why should she forgive Artie ust cause he sang a song? I thought it was so great that she didn’t, that she showed it’s OKAY for a girl not to immediately accept any half-arsed apology a guy offers.

    • http://twitter.com/sarahsayssoo Sarah

       But why is it cold that Brittany said no? Why should she forgive Artie ust cause he sang a song? I thought it was so great that she didn’t, that she showed it’s OKAY for a girl not to immediately accept any half-arsed apology a guy offers.

    • http://twitter.com/gerleneeee Gerlene Low

      ‘Glee, we will never, ever forgive you for making this song listenable. WE WERE BOPPING OUR HEADS TO “FRIDAY.” We feel so dirty.’ -tomandlorenzo (OMG THIS IS FUNNY, THUMBS UP)

    • http://twitter.com/gerleneeee Gerlene Low

      ‘Glee, we will never, ever forgive you for making this song listenable. WE WERE BOPPING OUR HEADS TO “FRIDAY.” We feel so dirty.’ -tomandlorenzo (OMG THIS IS FUNNY, THUMBS UP)

    • Pam

       It’s always perfection when Mercedes and Santana perform together.  

      Pam

    • Pam

       It’s always perfection when Mercedes and Santana perform together.  

      Pam

    • Pam

       Santana’s expression as the girl with the same dress as her walking past was HYSTERICAL.  I actually missed it the first time but when I came to play back the Friday song (I know, I hang my head in shame), I noticed it.  

    • Pam

       Santana’s expression as the girl with the same dress as her walking past was HYSTERICAL.  I actually missed it the first time but when I came to play back the Friday song (I know, I hang my head in shame), I noticed it.  

    • http://twitter.com/chavelaque Cheryl Klein

      T Lo, if you gentlemen haven’t seen Stephen Colbert cover “Friday” on “Jimmy Fallon Live,” you really should check it out. Granted the song will be in your head all day, but it’s one of the most delightful, joyous, and nutty things I’ve seen on TV in the last year:  http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/Stephen-Colbert-Sings-Friday-with-The-Roots-4111/1317553

    • http://twitter.com/chavelaque Cheryl Klein

      T Lo, if you gentlemen haven’t seen Stephen Colbert cover “Friday” on “Jimmy Fallon Live,” you really should check it out. Granted the song will be in your head all day, but it’s one of the most delightful, joyous, and nutty things I’ve seen on TV in the last year:  http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/Stephen-Colbert-Sings-Friday-with-The-Roots-4111/1317553

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Elder/100001317601507 Julie Elder

      Even after this week’s episode, I’m still mulling over the prom.

      Why oh why do the writers/producers pay little attention to character continuity? Blaine had a crush on a guy at the freakin’ GAP that he didn’t even know, and he dragged the Warblers over there to serenade him (and lose him his job), but he’s afraid of being too “out” at a dance? When he started talking about how he’d gotten beaten up once and so he kinda agreed with Bert, I yelled at the TV “what happened to COURAGE?!” He doesn’t have to be perfect…he just has to be who he is. And when he didn’t even put his arm around Kurt as he was sobbing in the hallway, I expected him to at least apologize later and say he wasn’t sure what to do…but that’ll be forgotten just as everything else is.

      And I personally would like a moratorium on Dancing Queen. Love ABBA with a capital F, but dammit, if I hear that song one more time…especially in this “wink wink, see? it’s cuz he’s gay!” manner…I may lose my shit.

      • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

        THIS! I love him, but I, too, thought Blaine was a little too cool. He just sat there in the hall, mildly annoyed with Kurt’s reaction (Can you at least just sit, did he say?). Blaine’s continuity is absolutely missing. Not just his, I might add. I read a post Amber Riley wrote on her t-shirt for ‘born this way’ and she talked about continuity there… I wanted to scream, ‘Tell them they NEED to do a better job!!’ . It’s awful, there’s TONS of examples I could think of. 

        And also agree I didn’t like the Abba song either, but for different reasons: obviously they played the ‘hah, he’s a gay dancing queen’ cheap joke, but I think Santana and Mercedes have had much better duets. This one was so autotuned I really didn’t recognize their voices –and they both have awesome voices! Lost opportunity there.

        I also think Finn *needs* to take a break. It seems he hasn’t had the chance to make up his mind in going from the blonde to the brunette and back again, and  again, and again. Stop it!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Elder/100001317601507 Julie Elder

          AAAAA!!! Autotuning! WTH? Why are all the Glee kids getting autotuned so much now? They can all sing and stay on pitch just fine, thank you. In the season finale, that one song was so autotuned I was screaming (again) at the TV.

          I seem to do that a lot during Glee. I might mean that I’m getting close to being done with this show. Although as long as they keep giving me “awwwwwww” moments with Blaine and Kurt for me to blubber over, I’ll stick around…

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Oh, and why would Quinn be so concerned about people seeing her old pics when all of these people saw her knocked up LAST YEAR?  And how she’s so humiliated by losing prom queen she’s talking about transferring to a new school, but she could live with being known as the pregnant head of the chastity clubs whose baby didn’t belong to her boyfriend?

      • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

        See? Continuity again.

    • Anonymous

      On the radio it sounds like they change it to “ish,” which suggests that it’s actually “shit.” also, “ship” makes no sense at all.

    • Anonymous

      On the radio it sounds like they change it to “ish,” which suggests that it’s actually “shit.” also, “ship” makes no sense at all.

    • Anonymous

      Sailing language? Other than the ship thing, which I still have doubts about (he could have just closed to the t, rather than voicing it fully – exactly like a p), where else are there sailing metaphors? I’m legitimately curious.

    • techieblgrl

      I thought this was a well put
      together episode. I’m such a Gleek, I would freak out if I missed Glee
      because of something like Fox and DirecTV’s contract dispute. If I didn’t already have and work for DISH, I’d switch just
      to avoid missing Glee.