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November 10th, 2010
Gleeks, please don’t say you missed this week’s episode. After another mini-hiatus, we expected nothing short of an amazing episode, and we got it. Mixing a great storyline with a serious shocker and some killer music, Glee this week could have possibly been the best episode of the season thus far. Read on to find out why! Warning: Major spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the episode, go watch it now…and come back here after!
No surprise here – Puck’s out of juvie early. And his choice community service? Helping out Artie, or a “crip” as he called him. While the social workers thought Puck meant helping out gang members, he was busy helping Artie with what Puck does best: stealing, getting girls, and being a bad boy…oh, and singing Bob Marley’s “One Love.” While Puck did Artie a world of good by helping him out, the social workers weren’t too pleased when they found out and sentenced him to 6 weeks of garbage pick-up. In the end though, Artie did offer to help Puck with Geography in exchange.
After realizing they were both dating the only girls in school who wouldn’t “put out” for them, Finn and Sam conceived a plan to help them, well, cool down when things got exciting with their girlfriends so they wouldn’t feel tempted. Sam’s idea was to think of their masculine football coach, Coach Bieste, in lingerie. While the idea worked on both the boys AND the girls, it wasn’t too long before Bieste herself found out…which caused her to quit her job. Will couldn’t let her leave like this, and found out why it hurt her so much that the kids were doing this. Turns out Bieste is 40 years old and has never been kissed. In what may have made some cringe, and some say awwww, Will kissed Bieste in a friendly way. I don’t see anything coming out of this, but it was still very nice of him.
Since Sectionals are around the corner, Will decided to do a boys vs. girls mash-up competition, version 2.0 of course. This time, the girls had to tackle a more masculine rock mash-up, and the boys, a more feminine one. The girls ended up performing a great rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up,” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.” The boys invited Bieste into the choir room to apologize for their, um, dirty thoughts, and dedicated their mash-up of The Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love” and En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” to her. I loved the return of the mash-ups. Let’s hope we’ll see them again someday.
The heavier side of the episode came when Kurt couldn’t stand the bullying from football player Dave Karofsky anymore. He decided to spy on the Glee club’s competition for Sectionals, an all-boys private school, and met Blaine, an openly gay student. After singing an impromptu version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” with the rest of their Glee club members, Blaine had a bit of a heart-to-heart with Kurt. He told him to not run away from his problems like he did, but to face them head on and stand up for himself. Kurt took the advice and finally stood up to Karofsky. But instead of beating him up like we most expected, Karofsky planted a kiss on Kurt! Who would of thought the writers of the show could throw such a curveball? Karofsky acted like the whole thing never happened when Kurt brought Blaine to talk to him, and still continued to push him around. This will definitely be an interesting storyline, and I can’t wait to see what will happen with it!Tweet