Glee Season 4 – “Sadie Hawkins” Recap and Videos

GLEE: Kurt (Chris Colfer) joins an extracurricular class in New York in the "Sadie Hawkins" episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Jan. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOX

McKinley’s Sadie Hawkins dance offers the girls  a rare chance to feel empowered. Sam and Blaine investigate a possible cheating scandal at Sectionals. and Kurt makes a new  friend at NYADA.

The girls of the glee club–spearheaded by Tina who has a ginormous crush on Blaine–organize a Sadie Hawkins dance at McKinley High, in which the girls ask out their dates, leading to interesting couplings among the members of New Directions.  Meanwhile, Sam is convinced that the Warblers cheated at Sectionals, and he makes it his mission to find the evidence.  In other words, New Directions gets back in the Regionals game!

Also, while attempting to find his niche at NYADA, Kurt meets the dreamy director of the school choir aptly named the NYADA Apples.  A new romance for Kurt? Stay tuned to find out!

Ashley Fink returns as Lauren Zizes. And I have one question. If she’s still a student at McKinley, how did she run for Junior Prom Queen two years ago? Questions.

I’ll be back with a full recap and videos later. In the meantime….DISCUSS.

Click to Listen to Full Songs from Sadie Hawkins

I love Klaine as much as the next Glee fan, but I have to confess. If Kurt and Blaine are destined to be apart for awhile, I’m completely A-OK with Kurt hooking up with the charming and handsome Adam for the duration.  I’m not quite as cool with Blaine’s crush on Sam.  Is there anything as hopeless as crushing on someone who can never ever return your feelings? Blaine deserves better. Ditto for Tina. And If Kurt gets to play, I think Blaine should have some fun as well.  We need a hot gay transfer student at McKinley STAT.  Besides, I like the platonic and forward thinking friendship between Blaine and Sam. Why muck with it?

The episode opens with Sam feverishly concocting a conspiracy theory around the Warblers. He’s convinced they took performance enhancing drugs to help them run faster and jump higher. While Sam’s conspiracies tend to be on the crazy side, this one has the potential to pan out. Still, it’s a pretty far fetched way to get New Directions back in the Regionals competition.   Once upon a time I thought Sam was boring, but the writers are giving Chord Overstreet some great material. His comic turns are impressive.

In the mean time, the girls find their power when they turn the tables on the guys and plan a Sadie Hawkins dance.  And wouldn’t you know. The Student Council is filled with New Directioners!  Secretary Cohen Chang proposes the dance.   Blaine doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Remember, he was bullied and beat up at public high school when he took a boy to Sadie Hawkins. That’s how he wound up at Dalton. Unfortunately, this experience is barely touched on in the episode. Which is too bad, it would have been a perfect opportunity to explore Blaine’s interior life.

Tina reveals that the idea came up at the “Too Young to Be Bitter” club of which Lauren Zizes appears to be president.  Yes, Ashley Fink is back. And it’s as if she showed up to play a completely different character.  Question:  How did Lauren run for Junior prom queen as a sophomore? GLEE LOGIC .  Other members include Tina, her wacky assistant, Sugar (Really? Since when does Sugar have trouble finding a guy?) and Becky.  Anyhoo, Blaine is outvoted by the rest of the student council and the Sadie Hawkins dance is on.

Meantime, it’s Kurt’s first week at NYADA, and he discovers the experience is a lot like high school and that once again he’s at the bottom of the pecking order.  His assumption that he and bestie Rachel would be joined at the hip is quickly dashed. She spends all of her time with boy toy Brody, who needs help auditioning for shows such as “Magic Mike the Musical.” LUCKY GIRL.  Kurt realizes that he’s got to make some friends. He considers joining some after school clubs. Ohhh. Look. NYADA has a show choir. Should he join? YES says the HOT BRITISH GUY who breezes past him. More on him later.

Finn , still in charge of Glee while Will is away, can’t think of a lesson plan for the week.  The club has been like Fugees. Like the group? Oh no HE MEANS REFUGEES.  They’ve been roaming from classroom to classroom ever since Sue took over the choir space.  Beiste suggests Finn make the Sadie Hawkins dance central to his lesson, because it’s a metaphor for empowerment.  And not just for girls, but for everyone who is sick and tired of the status quo. Whoa. And I thought it was just a dance. Or a short story. Or something.

So, Finn comes up with the WORST IDEA EVER.   Every girl will SING to whomever they want to take to the dance. Can you imagine?  It was horrible enough screwing up the courage to ask a guy out back in my teen years.  But to do it in song? In front of a classroom? Finn is a sadist. Or dumb. Or both.

New Directions nomadic travels take them to a science lab. Awesome line: Sugar “I want to sit under Venus!” Sam: “I want to sit under Uranus!” Blaine and Tina lose it. Awesome.  Meanwhile Kitty shows up to class and hints that she’s got her sights set on Jake. Marley looks devastated.

Back in New York.  It’s morning and Kurt sings while he pours himself a cup of tea.   Rachel shushes him because….she’s got a guest who is still sleeping. Yep. She and Brody have taken their relationship to the next level!  By the way, I could not be happier. I know Finchel is end game, but could we stretch out the Rachel/Brody romance as long as possible? I really like them together.   As they chat, Rachel learns that Kurt is considering joining show choir, and she about loses it. At NYADA, show choir is the absolute bottom of the food chain. If he takes that particular path, Kurt might as well resign himself to a lifetime of performing at theme parks.

Glee gathers in the boys’ locker room. That’s their practice space for the moment. Tina presents her solo, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” which she directs straight at Blaine, garnering quite the WTF stares from her fellow clubbers.  Poor Artie, assumes he’s the likely suitor, as he and Tina dated sophomore year.  And Blaine? He ever so awkwardly turns her down.  Like I said. Finn. A terrible idea.  GIF ALERT:  During a montage while Tina sings, she stares at Blaines butt as he bends over to pick up some chalk.  You’re welcome, Glee fans. Love, the Glee producers.

“I Don’t Know How To Love Him” – Tina

So, Finn comes up with the WORST IDEA EVER.   Every girl will SING to whomever they want to take to the dance. Can you imagine?  It was horrible enough screwing up the courage to ask a guy out back in my teen years.  But to do it in song? In front of a classroom? Finn is a sadist. Or dumb. Or both.

New Directions nomadic travels take them to a science lab. Awesome line: Sugar “I want to sit under Venus!” Sam: “I want to sit under Uranus!” Blaine and Tina lose it. Awesome.  Meanwhile Kitty shows up to class and hints that she’s got her sights set on Jake. Marley looks devastated.

Back in New York.  It’s morning and Kurt sings while he pours himself a cup of tea.   Rachel shushes him because….she’s got a guest who is still sleeping. Yep. She and Brody have taken their relationship to the next level!  By the way, I could not be happier. I know Finchel is end game, but could we stretch out the Rachel/Brody romance as long as possible? I really like them together.   As they chat, Rachel learns that Kurt is considering joining show choir, and she about loses it. At NYADA, show choir is the absolute bottom of the food chain. If he takes that particular path, Kurt might as well resign himself to a lifetime of performing at theme parks.

Glee gathers in the boys’ locker room. That’s their practice space for the moment. Tina presents her solo, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” which she directs straight at Blaine, garnering quite the WTF stares from her fellow clubbers.  Poor Artie, assumes he’s the likely suitor, as he and Tina dated sophomore year.  And Blaine? He ever so awkwardly turns her down.  Like I said. Finn. A terrible idea.  GIF ALERT:  During a montage while Tina sings, she stares at Blaines butt as he bends over to pick up some chalk.  You’re welcome, Glee fans. Love, the Glee producers.

Kurt, still deciding which club to join, is approached by the handsome and dashing British upper classman Adam, a “senior, founder and fearless leader” of the Adam’s Apples.  As it turns out, Adam saw Kurt’s incredible audition at the Winter Showcase. “We need you, we want you,” says Adam.   Kurt says thanks but no thanks. But Adam isn’t willing “to go down without a fight” and drags him to an Apples rehearsal, where he is serenaded (a la Kurt’s first meeting with Blaine at Dalton) with a pretty dreadful rendition of “Baby Got Back”.  The singing is fine. But that arrangement. Oy.  Kurt, however, is utterly charmed. By the looks of the choir, the members are pretty much the odd balls and misfits of the school. Kurt has a chance to reinvent himself here. Will he go the more conventional route, or take his place next to people he would likely feel most comfortable around? This question is not answered here.

“Baby Got Back” – Adam and the NYADA Adam’s Apples

A show of girl power:  Brittany offers to help Marley land Jake as a date to the dance.  Marley reveals that lil Puckerman has been keeping his distance ever since she fainted at Sectionals (did I miss something?).  Brittany’s solution? The two will sing a song together!  “The music usually starts when I say something like, ‘it’s Britney Bitch’ or I do one of my magical turns.” And before you know it, the girls are decked out in blue dresses singing “Tell Him.”

They dance their way into a classroom where the guys are sitting and clapping along.  Emboldened by girl bonding, Marley asks Jake to the dance and he says YES.  Kitty looks pissed.  Brittany asks Sam, and he answers yes in one of his funny voices.  Blaine looks sad.  Cheerio with her neck in a brace has her eye on Ryder!

“Tell Him” – Brittany, Marley and the Girls

Kitty confronts Jake, attempting to lure him away with promises of getting some, Left Behind Club be damned.  And despite being friends with Marley, Kitty still plans to gaslight her any chance she can. Nice.

Blaine, in what’s becoming a never-ending state of angst, is at his locker. Tina approaches him to both apologize and express dismay at being humiliated in front of the entire Glee club. (I’d chew out Finn for that last thing, to be honest).  Note: There is still a photo of Kurt up in his locker! Yay.  Tina apologizes that she forgot the story of why he transferred to Dalton.  Oh. But that’s not why he can’t go to the dance with her (And that’s all we’ll be hearing about that. Opportunity lost).  The reason has to do with his crush on Sam. BLAM!  It takes some prodding from Tina for Blaine to finally admit it. And a flash back of Sam ranting about how the Warblers; heads have become GIGANTIC due to doping, while Blaine gazes at him, totally crushing.

So as it turns out, Tina and Blaine have something in common. They are both crushing on someone who can’t possibly like them back.  They might as well go to the dance together. And with that decided—it’s a date. By the way? I love the idea of Tina and Blaine as besties.   Duet please, Mr. Murphy.

The Puckerman brothers meet at the Lima Bean. Jake is so tempted by Kitty’s offer of booty. What should he do?  Surprisingly, big brother suggests that Jake bite the bullet and stick with Marley, if he really likes her.

Cut to the streets of New York. Rachel invites Kurt to hang with her and Brody.  Kurt declines. He doesn’t want to be the third wheel.  Rachel is sure double dates are just around the corner. The man of Kurt’s dreams will show up any day now.   Well…says Kurt. There is a guy…and as it turns out, we see Adam in flashback flirting like mad with Kurt.  Not that Kurt admits to Rachel who his crush is. Why would he after Rachel turned her nose up at Adam’s Apples? (So to speak). She urges Kurt to ask him out.  “Seize the moment!” says Rachel as she crosses the street and throws herself into Brody’s arms.  Confessing to Kurt that she’s already in love–that girl be crazy.

Meanwhile, back in Ohio, big brother Puck confronts Kitty. Stay away from Jake, he says.  “He’s not interested in your skanky meow mix!”  Jake is fighting his instincts, says Puck. If Kitty REALLY likes him, she’ll back off.  “I don’t like Jake,” admits Kitty, “I’m a mean hot bitch that likes to get what she wants.”  Realizing that Jake is probably a lost cause at this point, she immediately turns her attention to Puck. She asks him to the dance. He agrees if she’ll buy him dinner. Kitty Kat has met her match.

Sadie Hawkins begins.  The ever-creative Tina has turned the gym into a winter wonderland.  Blaine compliments her on the decorations, and then admits he’s glad she asked him to the dance.  Plus, there’s no post traumatic stress disorder related to his first Sadie experience.

The boys take the stage to sing “No Scrubs” dedicating it to all of the POWERFUL women out there.  Go boyband. Go boyband. Later, Jake and Marley dance ecstatically together. But there’s a catch. With the biggest, sweetest smile on her face, and in between twirls,  Marley informs Jake that she won’t tolerate shenanigans. She’s got to be his one and only, and she won’t be putting out any time soon.  It’s a self esteem thang. Jake looks stunned.

“No Scrubs” – Artie, Blaine and the Boys

The “Too Young To Be Bitter” club cools their heels on the bleachers as the classic 80s tune, “Alive and Kicking” starts up.  Beiste sees them playing wallflowers and gives them a pep talk.  GET OUT THERE AND SPREAD YOUR PETALS she orders.   Lauren says “We’re not flowers…we’re losers.” So, since when is Zizes afraid of men? She landed the hottest piece of ass at McKinley once upon a time. Bringing her back was random, and kind of a waste, if you ask me. But we’ll let that go. The montage here set to music is pretty cool.  Beiste convinces them to seize the day. Shots of the girls asking fellas to dance is cut with Kurt approaching Adam for a date. Lauren nabs Joe, Sugar gets Artie and Adam says YES to a swooning Kurt. Back at the dance, Blaine and Tina sway to the music. It’s all cool and oh-so-Breakfast Club.  Just as Tina leans in to kiss Blaine…Sam interrupts. There’s been a BREAK IN THE CONSPIRACY. “I’m sorry , I’ve got to go,” says Blaine to a disappointed Tina as the music fades. Aw.

Now it’s the girls turn. They take the stage. Marley and Unique (who is looking fierce) duet on the mega-hit “Locked Out of Heaven.”

“Locked Out of Heaven” – Unique and Marley

Out on the dance floor, it’s a softer Kitty, with her hair down, dancing with Puck. She makes a joke about breaking her rule about Jewish guys, on “account of his people killing Jesus.”  She’s about to make him an exception except that he’s dancing like an idiot. As they trade barbs for awhile, it becomes clear that these two are a really good match. She admits that she read his screenplay and that once she got past his horrible misspellings, she saw talent.  They decide to head out to her car to fool around. “I’m pretty hungry after sex,” says Puck, “We better make it quick. The Sonic Burger closes in an hour.”  Jake watches them take off. He’s got to wonder if he’s been had…

Sam, Blaine and Finn huddle in the boys’ locker room.  Sam is still rambling on about the Warblers’ suddenly GIANT HEADS.  Plus, there’s cell phone video of a Warbler flipping out at the Lima Bean. Sam is convinced it’s Roid Rage.  It’s against the rules to dope. Sam and Blaine are convinced they can get the Warblers disqualified.  Finn is unconvinced until the boys introduce their smoking gun.  Trent! It turns out when the doping began, he quit the Warblers. Shades of Lance Armstrong and the cyclists who turned on him. So timely.  The Warblers have never been the same since Blaine left. Sebastian and Hunter are killing the group like poison.  Is Trent willing to rat out his brothers?  Stay tuned.

Back in NYC, Brody arrives 45 minutes late for a dinner date. Rachel is pissed. She’s finding her power as well.  6 months ago she would have smiled and heated up his turkey burger for him. But now, she realizes she’s worth more. Brody grabs her and describes waiting in the cold for a train that was late. He realized he’d be willing to freeze all night, knowing Rachel was at the other end. She softens up considerably at this. But before they eat, Brody wants to dance…

Cue the music at McKinley.  Ryder croons “I Only Have Eyes For You” as the couples sway.  Jake declares to Marley that he doesn’t want to be with anybody else.  Blaine is back just in time for one last dance with Tina.  He leads her onto the dance floor. As they dance, Blaine glances longingly at Sam, who is twirling Brittany around the dance floor.

Back in New York, Brody promises to find an apartment in Brooklyn. But Rachel has a better idea. Why doesn’t he move in with her? Yikes. This is the girl who was ready to marry her boyfriend before they even graduated high school. It’s about those rash decisions Rachel?

“I Only Have Eyes For You” – Ryder

The next day, the too  young to be bitter club declares victory.  Lauren has been empowered to apply for a wrestling scholarship at Harvard. (Seriously HOW IS SHE A SENIIOR? And What’s with the personality transplant? Zizes never had to find her power. She already had it) Tina declares she’s found the love of her life. “WHAT GAY BLAINE?” says Becky, always the truth-teller. Tina brushes her off, declaring the “too young to be bitter” club officially disbanded…

Enjoy these PHOTOS from “Sadie Hawkins:

  • Axxxel

    While waiting for the videos and recap, I might as well enjoy the pictures (8!!) of Chris Colfer (Kurt) in Icon Magazine online http://www.theiconmag.com/winter-201213-issue/

    As for this episode.. really want to know more about Blaine’s unpleasant memories about his previous Sadie Hawkins dance… but I doubt it will be addressed.  Nice to see Tina more front and centre.

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    I liked seeing Blaine’s ASS front and center! And yeah for Trent Warbler to swoop in and make things right! I was wondering why he wasn’t at sectionals. And now we know why! And I know Rachel’s convinced things move faster in college, but honey, SLOW DOWN!! And you might want to discuss this idea with Kurt!

  • Axxxel

    I read on other sites some complaints about Rachel and Kurt getting along too well… So I guess it is finally time for some “roommate drama”…

    Have fun with Blaine next episode while I concentrate on Sam… Then again, looking forward to some BLAM bromance drama !

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    I loved when he cheered BLAM!!! They are cute! But I wish Blaine would turn his eyes back to Kurt. Soon enough, I know…..

  • Axxxel

    Yeah… Maybe on Valentine… who knows… and even then… maybe they will be together, maybe not…

  • jeffreyd95821

    Kurt didn’t actually ask Adam out on a date. He asked if he’d like to hang out some time. Is it possible Adam isn’t gay? Mumford & Sons meets Sir Mix-a-lot was a WTF moment. Performed by what looked like the Island of Misfit Toys. Becky is a hot piece of ass, and Tina likes to look at Blaine’s. Still not sure what Tina is thinking. She must be so lonely without Mike. Blaine is right. Sam’s lips are distracting. I think Sam finds out about the crush next week and handles it respectfully. Brody knew exactly how to calm Rachel down after being late for dinner. But she should talk to Kurt first before asking Brody to move in. I expect Santana will be joining them shortly. The Warblers and performance-enhancing drugs? I don’t know if that’s believable or not. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/fynnz.hoang Fynnz Hoang

    I really don’t like the fact that Blaine has a crush on Sam since he said he still love Kurt so much. Or am I an Asian girl and too traditional that I feel it’s awkward to has a crush so fast like that =.=. Especially his eyes on Sam! it’s just like he’s dying to have Sam’s lips.

  • jennyl2

    I haven’t watch this episode yet. But from the comments… all the musical chair romance…. I suddenly get the feeling I’ll be watching 90210 or Melrose Place light. Kurt with new guy. Ok I get that. Check. Tina and Blaine..???? Blaine and Sam ??????? WTF! Then teasers of Klaine in upcoming episodes????? Double WTF!

    I get it RM, Klaine needs drama and we all need to move on to real life. But right now, it’s sounding even more like a confused contradictory hormonal mess than drama. I don’t think I was that confused as a teen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fynnz.hoang Fynnz Hoang

    exactly like what i’m thinking. Too messed up. Somehow I feel like Blaine is not sincere for hoping Kurt’ll comeback to him after the foolish cheat that he made. However, I still love Blaine and Kurt a lot, that’s why i’m frustrated.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    “I Only Have Eyes For You” is 62 years old and is still one of the most romantic songs ever recorded!  YAY, GLEE!

    Is Blaine getting better looking as time goes by?  I adore Sam!  More fun to come.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I love the fact that Kurt’s new bf is buff-ier than Rachel’s ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sylvia_rh Sylvia Rini

    … Tina for Blaine, understandable. Blaine is like, so hot for girls’ eyes, he’s gay but pretty different from Kurt’s gay.

    … Blaine for Sam, well I think the writers want him to walk down the
    path where Kurt was before Kurt met Blaine. (He was also crushing on
    Sam, remember?)

    I like Adam, too, and I like the song (ha ha).

    The group’s name is so hilarious… Adam’s Apples? seriously?? hahahahahahahahaha LOL LOL
    However, I’m all for Kurt’s happiness allllll the waayyy ! and I think the guy’s really good looking and a good competitor for Blaine!
    Though I hope he will have more songs that are more meaningful such as the ones Blaine used to perform for Kurt, just to make the story more logical!

    I do personally see that the episode is just plain funny and
    relaxing-entertaining without any serious plot for the ongoing romance.
    We should applause that!

  • Axxxel

    Ah no wonder why you are frustrated… then again… if you have a love- one who is far away, a love- one you have hurt a lot and you feel terrible about it… and you have another close friend near you who comforts you, who is your partner in crime at the student council, when you “took” back the nationals trophy and now with another Warbler’s investigation…

    I think it is normal that things can get confusing for Blaine… I don’t mind Blaine having this unrequited love at the same time as Tina… just to show that unrequited love, gay or straight, feels the same way…

    As for crushes… even if you are in a good relationship, you can still have a crush on someone else…

  • Axxxel

    So which two people are from Starkid  (Darren Criss former group ) ? I think I recognized one girl…. but am not sure…

  • Axxxel

    with all the crushes I had as a teen.. I can totally related to Tina and Blaine.. sigh….

  • Axxxel

    Remember Season 2… when Kurt, Rachel and Mercedes had their sleepover and they used the song “Tell him” in the background… It was right after Blaine admitted that he wanted to serenade the Gap-guy and Kurt was dumbfounded because he thought that Blaine was going to serenade him.

  • Axxxel

    Love Tina’s solo… Let her have her crush… One day she will be crashing down anyway and become a bit wiser..

  • Axxxel

    The names of some of the characters…
    -Cooper Anderson (brother of Blaine)… Makes me think of Anderson Cooper

    - Sebastian Smythe (ex-love interested in Blaine)… Makes me think of Sebastian Flyte… a gay character of the British TV series “Brideshead Revisited”

    Now
    - Adam…. (possibe love interest for Kurt)… I don’t know what is his surname, but as an Adam Lambert fan, I can’t stop thinking that the name is a reference to the American Idol alumn and gay singer.

  • jennyl2

    I’m ???? about Tina and Blaine not becoz it’s unrealistic but I just don’t see the point. But that’s just me. For Blaine and Sam, I don’t know. Can you love someone and have a crush on another at the same time? Unless, Blaine decides to move on and gives up on Kurt, I’m ok. Now, it’s like he’s totally messed up with having feelings for 2 ppl at the same time. It’s like he’s has a player personality and has commitment issues… I still haven’t watch the episode yet… maybe I’ll change my mind after….

  • Axxxel

    What bothers me about Tina is that she never really had a friend in Glee club. whether the friend is male or female…except for maybe Artie.. I guess the writers don’t really know what to do with her.

    As for Blaine… better see the episode first…
     As for me, I think it is possible to love someone and put all priorities on him and at the same time to have a crush on someone else and just treat it as such… and not act on it… Just fun to see “tortured Blaine” for once … instead of “tortured Kurt”…

    And I guess, after this episode it is clear where Blaine’s loyalty lies now… and it is not with the Warblers…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, and the song “Alive and Kicking” from the Simple Minds… makes my 1980′s heart swoon… it was played during the Sadie Hawkins dance e.g. when Lauren, Sugar etc asked the boys out… Glee knows how to pull the heart strings with music… sigh…

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    Here they are highlighted:
    http://static.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/joey-richter-tessa-netting-starkid-glee1.jpg
    Tessa Netting and Joey Richter. Tessa is kind of an honorary Starkid.

  • Miz

    ‘Is there anything as hopeless as crushing on someone who can never ever return your feelings?’

    I don’t think of it as hopeless. I think of it as safe and very typical of the teenage/young adult experience. Maybe I should say human experience since adults do it too. It fulfills a void, a love for romance and fantasy without ever having to act on it.

    I think this is a rather cool element that they introduced for both Blaine and Tina who have ‘true loves’ who are unavailable to them right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fynnz.hoang Fynnz Hoang

    I don’t know, but for me, I can’t being deeply in love with someone and still have a crush on someone else, to me…it’s like a cheat, a platonic adultery. 

    I admit the fact that with the comfort and understanding and always be there of Sam for Blaine is really cute and precious. But I still want their relationship is just stop at being friend. The word *Friendship* is really meaningful if you have a true friend. Why they can’t have a true friend? Why it must be a crush? I still don’t understand, is it too lonely so that all the kids need to have to love and to be loved whenever and wherever? I wish they can live more slowly. This is just too fast for me anyway. 

    As you said, after the next episode we will see where Blaine’s loyalty will lie. We all know it will be back to the right position, but still, i need to let out all the angst inside.

  • Jaejae1

    I thought last night was pretty good.  I enjoyed the writing and most of the singing. I still sort of think the old Gleester’s should go. Them hanging around school is just weird(and Puck looks way too old for Kitty) but that gripe aside, I thought the episode was pretty good.  On the Sam-Blaine thing, I  too hope that goes absolutely no where because I think it’s important to see that gays and straights can be close friends without any sexual tension just like girls and boys can be friends platonically.  But that being said, girls crushing on their best guy friends and vice versa is pretty normal too, and I imagine that a gay teen probably has plenty of crushes on straight friends.  So I am willing to trust Ryan not to do anything stupid like make Sam bi-curious or something. 

    I am liking Marley a little bit more and I really like Jake. He seems so much like a real HS kid. And he looks the part too.  Still love the NYC story line soo much.  I think Adam is cute.  As for curt joining the Apples, I vote no.  He needs to branch out and do something different instead of caving into the comfortable and familiar.  

    And I recognized one of the guys from the Sing Off in the Apples!  That was fun. The black guy with the funky hair and glasses!

  • mjsbigblog

    I don’t think of it as hopeless. I think of it as safe and very typical of the teenage/young adult experience.

    Yet, if my own experiences are typical, painful nonetheless. It is a normal experience for young folks to crush on someone unavailable. But I hope they cycle through the process pretty quickly (If Ryan’s MO is any indication, they probably will. lol)

    Also, as somebody mentioned, I would hate to see the awesome gay/straight alliance between Blaine and Sam messed up in any way.

  • Allison

    Adam looks way older than 22.  And I was so embarrassed for Tina.This episode was meh for me.

  • Miz

    Oh, I totally agree on not messing up gay/straight friendships on the show. That would be such a mistake on so many levels.

  • Montavilla

    The Lauren Zizes thing is even more of a waste when you consider that The Glee Project put two zaftig girls with loads of personality on the Murphy radar.  Why not use Hannah from Season One as an actual high-school aged teen, instead of turning Lauren into an insecure fifth-year senior?

    I had a similar thought watching the Adam’s Apples scene.  There was one singer whose shorthand quirk was that he was very short.  I couldn’t help thinking of Matheus, and I wondered why not give him a call instead of casting someone else?  Probably the part will never be more than background, but if you’re going to be casting Starkids in these bit parts — why not throw a couple out to GP alumni?

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Unrequited love can be very painful, especially if you aren’t able to tell that person because it isn’t the norm. I know, from my high school experiences. lol It’s really a tough rode for gays in that sense.

  • Reflects On Life

    I don’t think it’s entirely shark-jumping for Tina -> Blaine -> Sam. IRL yes, but there is so much team-switching and fence-straddling in the Gleeverse that if I were Tina or Blaine I might realistically think I have an outside shot with Blaine or Sam.  When you look at the actions of Glee characters, you have to see if they make sense in their surreal universe, not if they make sense in ours.

  • Axxxel

    I think it is important to show also how a straight guy (Sam Evans) handles this kind of sticky situations (unrequited gay love) in an ideal way… That is what I like from Glee’s fantasy world… it sometimes shows how things could have been ideally… before it unfortunately brings us down into the most bizarre of storylines (see e.g. Puck and Kitty)…

    What made me really like Sam Evans  was how he dealt with Kurt’s “aggressive ” behaviour in the episode Duets (episode 4, season 2)… He was calm, polite when he showed that he was uncomfortable with it… and I also liked it  when he didn’t want to break his promise to duet with Kurt, even  after Finn said that it would make him the target of bullies. And when Kurt eventually called the duet off, Sam asked Kurt whether he (=Sam) was to blame.

    Therefore, if Glee is consistent (which I sometimes doubt), Sam should be able to handle Blaine’s crush calmy and politely eventhough I guess he will be surprised at first…It will be a harder task though for him because he and Blaine have already more history together than with Kurt.

  • Axxxel

    Thanks very much… Tessa, isn’t she the one who played “malfoy” and rolled on the floor… actually which is imitated by Chris Colfer when he and Darren Criss and Heather Morris did the comedy skit during the Glee Live shows ?

    Funny to see Darren Criss’ good friends on the show and also Chris Colfer’s good friend/BFF (Ashley Fink/Lauren Zizes) reappear on the show… As Montavilla pointed out.. why not use someone from the Glee Project instead…like they did during Rachel’s performance in “Swansong” ?

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, and it is not clear yet whether Adam is gay or straight and wearing a pink shirt is not always a clue…

    Knowing Glee… am sure that Adam will dissapoint Kurt… maybe he already has a love-one and is only keen on Kurt joining his showchoir…

  • Axxxel

    It is platonic adultery in my eyes too…but sometimes the person who one is  deeply in love with… will have some flaws … not the fatal ones, just the annoying ones that cannot be changed… and one can project one’s frustrations with these flaws on “the crush” , a crush one spends time a lot of with , day in and out…and uses the crush as an escape…

  • Axxxel

    Tina and Blaine also spend lots of time together because they are both Cheerios, I think. and being the new kids on the Cheerios team, I guess in the beginning they tend to hang out more with each other instead of blending with the other Cheerios. So maybe this made Tina have warm feelings for Blaine…

  • mjsbigblog

    There was one singer whose shorthand quirk was that he was very short.
     I couldn’t help thinking of Matheus, and I wondered why not give him a
    call instead of casting someone else?

    He’s been SUPER BUSY with American Idol for the last 6 months…

  • caltan

    The terrible arrangement for “Baby Got Back” is because it’s a direct and complete lift (including background instrumentation [banjos] and sound effects [censorquack]) of a parody cover by Jonathan Coulton from October 14, 2005. 

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    Tessa was not Malfoy. That was Lauren Lopez

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    Maybe that will teach people not to put there stuff on youtube. People can and will use it if it isn’t copyrighted!

  • caltan

    Except that it is copyrighted, and was on YouTube (and iTunes, and his website, and Google Play, and Amazon Music) because he’s a professional musician. This is very, very, very bad form from Glee.

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, there is a seperate thread about this Baby got back controversy !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3RUBQK2O57PMWG3T2GA2LLOK3Y N

    So does that mean Matheus is going to get to the top group for the live shows? Or we don’t know yet?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3RUBQK2O57PMWG3T2GA2LLOK3Y N

    I checked the American Idol spoilers.  Matheus isn’t in the top 40 so that means he could do Glee???  Why would he be busy with Idol right now?