Quick-cap: This year’s school musical is “West Side Story.” Rachel is a shoe-in for Maria, but Kurt is having trouble landing the part of Tony. Apparently he’s too gay to play a leading role (is this art imitating life?). Coach Sue is still on her anti-arts-education kick and is ahead in the polls for Ohio’s Congress, which gives Mr. Shu an idea (wonder what that is). Kurt is running for class president and Britney decides to become his campaign manager. Brit goes way too gay (even for Kurt) and after Kurt turns down all her ideas she decides to run for president herself. Rachel’s real mom is back (yay Idina Menzel!) and teaching at McKinley High, which is causing major drama for Rachel, Puck and Quinn. Quinn decides to go back to her blonde goody-two-shoes self, but we realize it’s just a plot to get full custody of her kid (oh snap!).
And that’s what you missed on…GLEE!
Fave moment: I always love seeing Kurt’s dad, Burt (the incomparable Mike O’Malley), on the show, he epitomizes the dad I wish I had. He always give Kurt the perfect advice. “Dude, you’re gay. And you’re not like Rock Hudson gay, you’re really gay. You sing like Diana Ross and you dress like you own a magic chocolate factory.” The fact that he can pull this line off and make it sound like a compliment, makes me love the character even more.
Annoying moment: I wasn’t a fan of the whole Kurt’s-too-gay-to-be-straight story line. I just ringed homophobic too me. And didn’t also seem a racist when they were talking about wanting a non-white Maria. Or maybe it was just me.
Fave quote: Two from Sue: “And now after a long day of snorting Splenda and cutting class, she kills the pain the only way she knows how: Smoking corn starch.” and “The arts are like crack, William, but much more addictive and not nearly as glamorous.”
Fave song: Blaine definitely did it for me at the end during “Something’s Coming,” and Rachel’s “There’s a Place for Us” gave me chills.
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