Glee! 3.7 – I Kissed A Girl

This also is not kissing a girl. And Tina's not feeling it, huh?

Once again we’re reminded that the Glee writers don’t watch their own show. There have been some pretty solid episodes, and then they have episodes like this one where they cram way too much in, and can’t remember what the focus is. Oh well, they do this every season, hopefully they’ve gotten it out of their system.

And in spite of the title, there is no girl kissing by other girls in this episode. But there are election results, which is why we have our featured cocktail, Kiss Me, I’m President.

Your bingo card is here.  No free space, we’re going to be drinking enough as it is.

Santana is hauled up in front of the principal, who is threatening to suspend her for two weeks for assault. Um, and the kids that slushie the Gleeks constantly, when was their suspension? Well, never. Because the School Board hasn’t added slushies to their list of “acceptable weapons.” (Good lord.)

Everyone saw it, two teachers saw it. But Finn comes to the rescue by saying, ha ha, that was an amazing stage slap, right? The way she didn’t actually hit him but just looked like she did? Ha? Right, everyone?

Outside, Santana wants to know what the hell that was all about? Well, um, Finn just wants her to compete at Sectionals so he can beat her, you see, and he thinks she’s awesome, and it makes him sad when she’s not herself, and she shouldn’t have to hide. And the writers are really, really trying to remind us that they didn’t mean to have Finn be a bad guy last week (I really think they didn’t see it the way, you know, everyone else did) and they’re working really hard to make him apologetic and kind.

EYEROLL. But Finn has an idea, she needs to come to Glee to find out. [By the way, I adore Cory Monteith and want to camp out on his lovely shoulders and nuzzle him for hours. But the writers borked last week and this week with his character.]

Rachel walks the halls, worried about the upcoming election because she really wants Kurt to win. If he doesn’t, she’ll have to move to NYC on her own without her best gay, and she truly needs makeover help. [And they’re my head canon for NYC BFFs until Blaine moves up, to join them.] Kurt, meanwhile, is at his locker looking heartbreakingly gorgeous in a studded neckerchief. [And doesn’t he look older in that shot? And pretty? Stop that, Chris Colfer. Wait, I mean don’t stop that.]

He tells her that he’s going to pull a JFK: share a dame for dirty sex with his brother. Wait, no, he’s going to sneak a Red in the bed. (Communist.) I’m missing one… oh, right, stuff the ballot box. Rachel is scandalized. “Communists? Really, Kurt?” and begs him to not do it. I noticed the Kate Middleton picture in his locker, anyone else? I love it. But Kurt, sweet, sad Kurt, doesn’t think he’s going to win and is freaking out a little.

In the music room, we see the whiteboard [DRINK!] It’s Lady Music Week! Music by ladies for ladies, sung to a very special lady, Santana. It’s all Finn’s idea. Brittany is sweet and loving to Santana, holding her hand. [DRINK!] They all want her to know they support her, even if the outside world won’t. Kurt and Blaine will even perform the first number for her, and as Kurt says, “We have a song we like to sing together in the car.” Of course you boys do.

Also, Kurt is now wearing a cream turtleneck cape/one shoulder thing that is so distracting. I… it would drive me bananas to have one cold side and one hot side, personally. Santana is rude, saying they should be having a gel-ervention for Blaine [ha] and she can’t focus because of Blaine’s blinding bow ties. (They really are ridiculously in fashion right now, it must be said.)

Kurt smirks, because he gets it. It’s hard. And a five six seven eight…. He sings Pink’s “Perfect” and sounds so lovely. The lyrics match the struggles he’s had, Blaine joins in for the chorus, and their voices work wonderfully together. I think these two boys and Mercedes and Santana are my favorite duet singers. Santana makes a hilarious face when Blaine starts to rap, Kurt hits his low range, and come on. He’s flawless. Except for those capes. But! The boys! [DRINK!]

Santana smiles and thanks them. She now has something new to add to her “horrible crap” list!

Sue is in her office, pouring out her emotions in her journal. She knows she’s in danger of losing the election of the gay smear, and can’t understand why “anyone would assume I’m a friend of Ellen, just because I’m mannish and highly aggressive and have short hair and I only wear track suits and I coach a girls’ sport and I married myself? It just doesn’t make sense.”

She pulls out her black booty call list, because Sue Sylvester loves the pole. On her list:

  • Eric Stoltz, but only when he wears the Rocky Dennis outfit
  • Todd Bridges, it’s the free crack, it keeps her young
  • Vladimir Putin, he fucks sharks and doesn’t call them back, after all
  • Stephen Baldwin, but just because Billy is never free
  • Oliver North, you need a guy with connections, am I right, ladies?
  • Matt Lauer (cry baby)
  • Johnny Cochran, even dead, he’s better than Stephen Baldwin and he knows why
  • And…mystery guy. Tough stuff, David Boreanaz.

Beiste is in the teachers lounge working through a turducken (“it’s a barnyard in a bite!”) because she’s protein loading to keep her energy levels up. Oh? Well, Cooter’s been working her hard (hey-o!) trying new things (look out!) getting her into some…interesting situations (okay.) and her quads are trembling from (that’s enough. We got it) how hard Cooter was working her last night (dear god.)

Oh, he was just helping her bench press like, 250. That’s impressive. She tells Emma and Will that he’s the only man for her, dreamy eyes before she bites through three kinds of poultry.

Puck sings Melissa Etheridge’s “I’m The Only One” and it’s so obvious that he’s singing it to Shelby. A teacher. While everyone is there fake rocking out. I’m sorry, guys, please don’t lynch me but this was weak. His voice has been wavering and not sounding strong and… I can’t believe I’m saying this, but he doesn’t have enough grit for this one. I’m not a huge fan of this song (I kind of only dig “Come To My Window” and that’s mostly because of the video with Juliette Lewis in her Natural Born Killers crazy phase.)

Shelby looks nervous, Quinn looks confused, isn’t he singing this to her? And everyone else sways to the beat. He wraps it up by faking left and saying it was all for Santana. Um, okay? After class, Quinn tells him that it’s weird, it’s like he was singing to Shelby. Their teacher. But that can’t be… So how about he heads over to Quinn’s house later, her mom is boozing it up for Jesus and won’t be home, and they can rent movies and not watch them, hint.

Puck isn’t feeling it. She breaks it down even more simply: we can have sex, idiot. Yeah, he got that. He doesn’t want to, and it’s mostly because she’s nuts and totally selfish. Best line of the night, “I’d rather raw dog a beehive.” OUCH. And not just because I’d go into anaphylactic shock.

Santana tells Finn that he’s “basically forcing [her] out of the flannel closet.” Well, no, see, because he cares about her, and is worried because a few weeks ago a kid that made one of those “It Gets Better” videos killed himself and GLEE WRITERS LEMME STOP YOU RIGHT THERE. Imma let you finish your scene and all, but you did not earn this, and this actually happened and you’re throwing it in half-assed. No. No soup for you.

Santana would never do that to herself, by the way, because she’s too awesome. Finn tells her that she was his first, ergo he will always care about her (Hear that, Jim? Where are my flowers and my song week? Sorry.) and blah blah, I love Cory Monteith. I do not love how they cannot write Finn’s character or figure out who he really is.

Then, Finn sings a slowed down version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and I know it’s supposed to be serious and special, but it’s a lame song, guys. I know; I was around for the first go-round. But I will say that Finn’s voice sounds very lovely when it’s all soft and intimate, even though you can totally tell this was recorded in a small booth, and he’s sitting in a cavernous room. Artie hits the backup, and Kevin McHale, your voice is fabulous, it really is.

Santana gets emotional, tells Finn thank you, and gives him a hug as she breaks out a single sob. Oh, Santana. Why aren’t they giving you a better script to work with?

Beiste is at Breadstix later (it truly is the only restaurant in town) picking up her Chicken ‘Splosion for 4 (read; for one) when she sees Sue and Cooter in a booth together. Whaaaaaat? Sue informs her that she’s on a date, and Beiste can go “head out for your next face widening session at the John Travolta Institute for Head Thickening.” Did I say Puck had the best line of the night? I lied, this is it.

Sue leaves to take a call for USA Today (We’re Nothing But Pie Charts and Infographics!) leaving Shannon and Cooter to be uncomfortable. Cooter explains that he never got clear signals from her, so what was he supposed to think? She punched him when he tried to grab her hand! (She thought he was going for her championship ring.) So, now he’s dating Sue, they’ve hooked up for a while, and…he just isn’t interested in having a buddy, sorry.

Election time! Half of the school gym is for the student president (it’s packed) and the other half is for the local Congressional election (there is no one.) Jacob Ben Israel Aaron Nahum Zephania is interviewing Brittany, convinced she’s got the lock. She smiles and says she’s voting for Rick the Stick. [DRINK[ Kurt is in the background, already looking defeated and sad. He refuses to talk to Jacob. Rachel tells him to keep his chin up, he’ll get loads of votes! [ominous music of portending doom]

Quinn votes Brit. Santana votes Brit. Puck writes in Ross Perot. Everyone else votes for Kurt. Kurt takes his turn, thinks about how much it sucks that the number of checks in this dumb election could cost him his future, and drops his ballot in after voting for himself.

Sue and Cooter take pictures of themselves kissing, rubbing it in Beiste’s face. Becky comes over with a fresh picture for her, explaining that “Coach said to rub this in your face.” And Will hands the baton off to her to sing “Jolene,” one of my all-time favorite Dolly Parton songs. (I have layers. Also, she’s hilarious.) It…lacks zazz. She’s fine, it would be awesome for a night of karaoke, but it feels just jammed in so we can see how much Beiste wants Cooter and how into Sue he is. Really? They held hands at the play, and now she’s punching him? Rachel asks her if she’s okay, acting a little squirrelly herself.

Santana is getting a lot of unusual attention in the hallway, lots of dudes checking her out. Some kid on the rugby team tells her he saw the ad, and he could probably “straighten her out.” All the girls show up to brush him off, to which he replies, “Oh, I get it. You’re all a bunch of lesbos.” They starts singing Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It)” and let’s just say it out loud, Glee does not handle women and their sexuality with any finesse at all. They never have, and it looks like they never will. It’s just meant to be titillating.

They’re singing it in the music room and Will looks way too pleased with their performance, if you know what I mean [DRINK], and the guys are all fanning themselves, even Blaine and Kurt are video taping it. Let’s toss a [DRINK] in the mix for a Quinn/Rachel flirt moment, because why not.

Santana tells them all that she told her parents, and they were totally okay with it, yay! Man, that was totally easy, her coming out, guess she didn’t need to get mad at Finn after all! Oh, she needs to tell her abuela before the ad airs. Um, didn’t it already? Yes, but gee-ma only watches telenovelas on Univision, so es no problemo.

Figgins busts in looking quite upset, demanding to see Kurt Hummel. Blaine and Kurt exchange nervous looks (and whatever that shirt is that Blaine’s wearing, I love.) It cuts to Figgins’ office where Burt is waiting. It looks like Burt is winning, giving the early numbers coming in, hooray! And ditto for Kurt! Hooray!

Not so fast.

Kurt has, like, amazing numbers. Almost unbelievable numbers. Totally unbelievable numbers. Because there are more ballots than there are students voting. Hmm. So it appears that he’s won by a landslide. OF LIES.

No no no, see, Kurt thought about cheating, true, but that was just him venting his frustrations to his friend, he didn’t actually do it, because Kurt Hummel doesn’t cheat. Honest. REALLY. He worked really hard on this!

Finn and Rachel are waiting for him at his locker, he fills them in, and if it’s proven that he did it, he’ll be suspended for two weeks. Oh, and he lost the election. “I can forget New York and NYADA.” He doesn’t want their sympathy, he wants to find Blaine and have his boyfriend make it all betters, and that is a deleted scene on the DVD, right? RIGHT? Rachel tells Finn that she did it. WHAT. Finn wants her to tell Figgins, but she doesn’t want to be suspended! So, she’s going to let Kurt?

In math class, Puck surprises everyone by busting out the Pythagorean theorem. See, he’s doing his own books for his pool business, and it turns out that he’s wicked smaht. He gets a phone call and leaves class to meet Shelby in the hospital. Beth has fallen and hurt her lip, and for some reason they aren’t letting her in, oh, right, because they couldn’t have a conversation to further the plot if they had been in there with the beeping and the doctors and the baby actor.

Puck is super cool under pressure, demands that her lip be fixed by a plastic surgeon, and that’s all the support Shelby needed to take him home and then take him home, if you know what I mean. [DRINK!] He reminds her that he’s a young dude, so he’s got “four more rounds in me before I need a steak sandwich and a Coke Zero.” Puck, you are a one-liner machine tonight.

It doesn’t matter, because Shelby is instantly bothered by her actions, and wants him to leave. You know what? Puck is totally cool with that, because he used to think she was awesome and all, but it turns out she’s just a big ol’ chicken. He and his jeans that perfectly cup his butt storm out of there. (I’m not blind, people.)

Santana goes to see her abuela, who is snappy and hilarious. She threatens to beat Santana with a chair if she’s there to say she’s pregnant. No, no, far from that. In fact, she wants her grandmother to know how much she admires her, because she’s always been herself. Santana wants to be just like her. “I love girls the way I’m supposed to love boys.” She wants her grandma to know that she doesn’t want to have any more secrets. “Every day felt like a war. No more fighting.”

Her abuela is getting more and more stone faced. “Everyone has secrets. I, too am gay.” Wait, no, she doesn’t say that at all. “I want you to leave. I don’t ever want to see you again.”

WHAT.

“It’s selfish of you to make me uncomfortable. Esto es una vergüenza…[This is a shame…] The sin isn’t in the thing, it’s in the scandal when people talk about it aloud!” So… being gay is okay with her, just not people talking about it. She leaves without another word, and Santana sobs.

Now, this felt really rushed. Santana was just happily telling her grandma, and then it went to 60 in 1 second. Didn’t she deserve more attention in the episode? It’s just… there’s too much in this one. Go back and watch episode 5, “The First Time,” and there’s loads of stuff in that, too, but it all felt well paced. This episode just doesn’t. It’s a new writer, by the way. It shows, bro.

Quinn and Puck are making out, and Puck tells her that he doesn’t have any condoms. Oh, Quinn’s totally cool with that, because she wants a baby. UM. Quinn then quotes Sixteen Candles (the Prom Queen telling Jake Ryan that there are 20 guys that would kill to love her) and Puck realizes that she really is broken. And he apologizes for not getting it. They’d all been helping Santana all week, and no one gave her ten seconds.

SO HEY, SOMEONE NOTICED. He tells her that she’s going to get out of this one Breadstix town and make something of herself. She asks him to stay for a cuddle, and he’s sweet about it and then reminds us that he’s not smart and tells her he has something to confess, but she needs to promise not to tell. This will not end well.

Sue has the paper: BURT HUMMEL FOR US CONGRESS!! [Ticker Tape Parade!] She only got 16% of the vote. So what does this mean for her and Cooter? Beiste comes in, wanting to know as well. Sue plops Cooter on a pilates ball so she and Brian Dennehey can have a conversation. Beiste is going to run this show, however. She’s in love with him, see? And she’d do anything to take back those crazy things she didn’t do, okay? Why, she’d even bench press a wildebeast for him, he’s her fella! So you better watch your butt, Sue, because Beiste is ready to take what’s hers.

In Glee, Rachel’s missing (telling Figgins, we’re told) and Quinn is in an amazing skirt and grumpy face. Kurt, in robin’s egg blue leggings for crying out loud – covered by a cape, shame on you, costume! YOU PUT HIM IN LEGGINGS AND THEN COVER HIM? [DRINK] – hops to his feet and concedes to Brittany, the new school president. He admonishes her to rule wisely, and rule fabulously. She says he’s still the most unicorn of them all. As he sits, he whispers to Blaine, “Maybe I could put that on my NYADA app.”

Blaine soothes, “Don’t give up hope, ever. We’ll figure something out.” [DRINK] Yes! You can wait a year doing local theater and training with a vocal coach and you and Blaine can go to New York together!

Santana brings the week to a close by singing one of my all time favorites, “Constant Craving” by k.d. lang, and seriously, that’s a tough voice to follow. She does well [DRINK] and they have a montage where Shelby sings in the hallway, thinking about Puck [GROSS. DRINK – not that Puck is gross, or Shelby is gross; them in school craving each other is gross].

We get shots of Beiste working out, Kurt sad about losing but trying to be cheerful for his dad, him filling out his NYADA application with Blaine, and it’s pretty bare. He has Will Schuester listed as a vocal coach, and not much else. Blaine rubs his back, Rachel walks down the hall crying, and the song ends.

Rachel comes in, admits to rigging the election and for everyone to stop blaming Kurt. She said that Figgins is putting this on her permanent record, she’s suspended for a week, and her dreams of New York are over for good. Wait, no, she just can’t perform in Sectionals.

…way to pull focus.

 

Next Week! Sam Evans, hot pants Chippendale dancer returns! Blaine and Finn finally have it out! White tuxedos!

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  • MP

    *falls asleep over keyboard because I stayed up refreshing last night this morning until your recap went up*

    God, what an overstuffed mess of an episode, and way to make me cringe at Finn in ways that I did not last week when he caused more direct damage, by making the show and even Santana tell us he’s right. “Not a horrible human being, just a fucked-up kid” /= “he did her a /favor and he should earnestly keep doing it,” Murphy.

    Also, Naya cries almost as pretty as Sarah Michelle Geller and Cory’s voice made me want to climb him like a light pole and BOTH were wasted on that song. You can sing I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General in a minor key to an acoustic guitar in an earnest voice too; it’s still not going to make the words meaningful to the situation.

    Still, the abuela scene. Ow. Ow.

    • I had it posted by midnight!! But yeah. I AM SO TIRED, ZOMG.

      Even though I had my ass handed to me last week (which is good, because it made me think about how I see certain things) I still maintain that the writers MEANT for Finn to be thoughtful and sweet. It just didn’t work. I don’t know how they can get some characters so right (Kurt, Blaine, Burt, Emma when she’s actually given something to work with) and then get Finn so…wrong. Poor Cory.

      Naya…is there anything she doesn’t do that isn’t gorgeous? Because I’ve yet to see it. I had to LOL at your “I Am The Very” comment, because it’s double true. I want a sexed up version of Eensy Weensy Spider, Glee, how about it?

  • darkhawkhealer

    Okay, 1) To be completely honest with you, I had a real problem with the fact that Finn blackmailed her into sitting through her own intervention, and everybody else was okay with this. Apparently not even the two gay boys thought to say that Santana should be allowed to deal with things in her own way, without being forced to come around to their way of thinking.

    That’s really what it felt like to me, and I know other people probably won’t see it the way I did, but I just can’t get over it and work around it.

    Especially when Kurt and Blaine choose to open with a song they make a point of saying they sing to each other when ostensibly the whole point of staging this intervention is to support Santana.

    2) The only reason I’m even remotely paying attention to the Puck/Shelby thing is because it’s just another reason to hear Menzel sing, and she’s one of my favorites, so I sit there with hearts in my eyes every time she opens her mouth to music. <3 <3 <3 Puck's cover of "I'm The Only One" wasn't THAT bad… I mean, it wasn't that GOOD, either, but it wasn't awful. As far as I'm concerned, it's a sad day when I can say Monteith sang better than Salling did. Considering their respective skill levels at the beginning of the series? Yikes.

    3) I absolutely REFUSE to to address the straight-up FARCE that is the seniors and their college issues, except to say that if Kurt were MY child, I'd have slapped him upside the head; and that really, he's bringing all of that shit on himself because if he got to SENIOR YEAR without doing anything to prepare for the schools he wanted to get into? I know the writers want us to feel sympathy because oh, noes! he may not get into school with Rachel and oh, noes! he may have to go to his second choice school (have they even MENTIONED fall-back plans??), but I just really cannot be sympathetic.

    Not when I want to shake the writers, point to fandom, and instruct them to take notes on How It's Done.

    But I refuse to address it, see? *sheepish*

    • You know, I think a lot of people are going to agree with you 100%. It’s just clunky. The writers just weren’t paying attention to how they wrote this arc AT ALL. Not to mention that Brittany, who had someone come out because they love her AND WHO JUST WON AN ELECTION was barely featured in the episode at all. I did take the Kurt/Blaine song to be a sign of support for her, not just “look at how wonderful we are to each other,” but YMMV.

      Fandom has been handling most of these issues FAR BETTER than the writers are, and that’s so aggravating. I come from the land of Joss Whedon where fandom plays with the goodies, we rarely had to “fix” things, so… IT IS JUST CRAZY. I’ll just roll around in the moments I did like and sigh over the rest. (and find awesome fanfic. *g*)

  • Katy

    Yeah, this did seem like an overly packed episode.

    But, that said, I LOVE DOT MARIE JONES. I love that she got to sing, even if her version of Jolene wasn’t snazzy. (And I get including Sue in the montage, but why Quinn?)

    And I’m going to agree with darkhawkhealer’s comments on the whole college application thing. Heck the show hasn’t even addressed things like SAT’s or ACT’s or any number of test the kids would have to take. But enough about that.

    I certainly hope we get some of our regular writers back.

    • SO. MUCH. IN IT. And not in a good way, in a whiplash way.

      I really really like Dot Marie, too, I just felt like it was something jammed in.

      AND YEAH, ACTs? SATs? Congressman’s son?? UGH. once again, Glee writers don’t remember much about how school actually works.

  • Too many thoughts about too much in one episode… bleh.

    Let me just say this, Kurt’s dad is now a congressman. Empty resume or no, he bloody well WILL get into NYADA because, you know, SON OF A CONGRESSMAN.

    Also, as my husband noted last night, the, “I’m the guy who can make you straight” line is often the lead up to rape. Way to brush that (and all the creepy, creepy leering) off with a titillation number. Jeezus.

    • YES. Burt in Congress – on a platform of saving the arts for schools, no less – should help Kurt tremendously.

      About your husband’s comment, true. But when has Glee ever done more than just throw-away jokes at women’s expense on this show? I love that Kurt and Blaine are treated so sensitively, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, could they show the same courtesy to at least one female? WAIT. I take that back. Tina counts for a lot. Too bad they never do anything with her. =P

  • Sue

    “I… it would drive me bananas to have one cold side and one hot side, personally.” Right? He was like a walking McDLT. This ep was everywhere, and nowhere it should have been. I amused myself by getting to hip my husband to what raw-dogging is. Otherwise…Constant Craving was good.

  • Comedy Quiche

    I have yet to watch this episode, but from reading your review, HOLY MOLY! It was all over the friggin map! Also, I find it odd that last week they sang a song (in the New Directions Mashup) that had been previously used in a montage and now this week they sing the song that Tina used to audition. Are they really running out of songs that bad? Cuz I could reccomend some artists…

    • ALL over the map. Major whiplash.

      They didn’t think to spend a lot of time on lady songs, and there are some great Bjork songs they could have done. (I would just like to see Kurt interpret a Bjork song, if only for the outfit. ) :D

  • Shosh

    I’m … It … ACK! Everywhere!

    Still, rushed as it was, the scene with Santana and her gramma was heart wrenching. She tells her how much she loves and admires her abuela, only to have that same woman kick her to the curb. (‘Buela is going to show up all supportive at sectionals, right?!)

    Puck. Puck Puck Puck. You know Quinn is batshit, and that she planted false evidence against Shelby for CPS — yet you tell her you’re sleeping with her baby’s momma??

    No matter how inappropriate the song, I think Finn’s voice is so much better in the lower registers.

    Prettiest voice combo: Santana, Shelby, and Kurt.

    • I really hope her Abuela comes around, that would be a nice message for people. But yes, that was so painful. Oh, Santana.

      I don’t know HOW Puck could have thought that was a good idea, I mean, COME ON, PUCK.

      (I still think Blaine and Kurt sounded the nicest, but yes, I loved hearing those three sing, too.)

      • Comedy Quiche

        (Sorry for the multi response, but I am on my phone and sometimes gets funky and won’t let me type more then a certain amount)
        I find it funny how Sue, who has been portrayed as the more ‘manish’ woman on the show is now the girly blonde man-stealer. Huh.

        And speaking of girls, the whole creeper scene in the hall with Rugby dude was just…ugh. and even when the girls intervene, it was still ugh and forced and uncomfortable. Hell, this whole episode was busy, awkward and uncomdfortable! And forced! Blah. Also, someone please trim Puck’s hair. It is flopping over badly and is starting to look slightly Hitlerish. Sorry, but it does.

        On a side note, they made a huge deal out of needing 12 kids to compete in sectionals and how hard it was to recruit people. How did the Trouble Tones get the other Cheerios to join and is no one concerned there is only 6, not 12 of them?

        • I am so grossed out by the dead cat they keep laying on Mark Salling’s head, I just can’t even.

          AHahaha, I like how you’re expecting them to start worrying about continuity now! (Lol.) Well, the ND kids are going to have enough once they pick up Sam Evans, but the Troubletones? 8 more girls? HUH? IDK, man, IDK.

    • Comedy Quiche

      So I watched the ep and jotted down some notes:

      I hate hate hate how Santana says, at the begining of all this “So I have no choice?” Nope! You have to sit hear and listen to their good intentions, so shut up and be helped!

      Then, how does Quinn (And Rachel, it appeared) notice Puck singing to Shelby, but Will, sitting next to her, doesn’t?

      Kurt: You are right. Clealy, losing a high school council elections means your only job will be at a Sonic. Nothing else is possible. Give up now. *wangst*

  • A different Laura

    They had me at “sing to each other in the car”…if you can ignore the swirling chaos of the episode, it was a good one for lots ‘o Klaine. They actually let the boys SIT NEXT TO EACH OTHER!

    Finn seems to have multiple personality disorder…

    The whole Puck/Shelby thing is just ewwwww…and what the heck happened to the front of his hair? I wanted to cut it off the entire show. This lovefest will be even more painful with the addition of Psycho!Quinn.

    I had a big problem with Santana telling her abuelita that she “like girls like she’s SUPPOSED TO LOVE BOYS”….ummmmm….supposed to? I understand that that is how society sees it, but I found it offensive.

    There was so much Kurt angst when he was running down the hall looking for Blaine. If the deleted comfort scene is on DVD…sign me up. I loved how Blaine was rubbing Kurt’s back while he was getting ready to mail his application…I, too, am hoping that the rejection keeps him in Lima for another season, I mean, year…

    I liked this episode, but it was like a Venn diagram…stories within stories that relate to other stories…

    Now on with Congressman Burt!!

    p.s. My Klaine Blurt shirt is awesome (and it rhymes!).

    • I was so happy they sat near each other! For the love of Mike, what’s a girl gotta do to increase her Klaine moments…

      Someone above mentioned that Puck’s hair is taking on a Hitler-esque look to it, and YES. That’s it exactly. Blech.

      I took that line from Santana as her trying to talk to her grandmother in a way she would understand, but hey, we all have our pings.

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  • Alex

    Leaving aside how this episode made Santana’s coming out All About Finn and how special and nice he is and how none of this is his fault at all – and how Figgins talks about the school having had a zero tolerance policy for the last three years, when last season, Kurt had to transfer to Dalton because he was getting physically assaulted at McKinley every day and Dalton had (surprise!) a zero tolerance policy – and how an appropriate (and AWESOME, omg someone take the replay button away from me) song from the two people in the room who could understand her fear and pain got a sneer from Santana, yet Finn sings her that… bizarreness and she tears up and hugs him – and how an episode titled “I Kissed A Girl” at no point features ANY GIRL-KISSING (that kiss on the cheek mostly hidden by Jacob’s ‘fro does not count) – and how Brittany got almost zero focus despite winning the student council election and, oh yeah, her GIRLFRIEND being forced out of the closet and the class assignment revolving around that fact–

    Leaving aside all of that, which is already really terrible writing, the whole thing with Kurt’s application is ridiculous. He was on ESPN2 as the lead soloist with a 14-minute all-French Celine Dion medley the last time the Cheerios won a national championship. He’s a founding member of the New Directions. He had a brief stint in a damn fancy private school, during which he joined their a capella choir and competed at regionals as a featured soloist. The boy has extracurriculars – impressive ones, even – and that’s not even bringing up his grades, or the audition which I am going to assume is the most important part of his application. But I guess we’re meant to forget all of that ever happened, just like how, when Finn tells Santana that porking her that one time meant something to him, we’re just meant to forget that he told her explicitly AT THE TIME that it meant nothing at all.

    Just… this episode stank. It stank. With the exception of a few nice (and in the case of that one scene with Santana and her Abuela, great) moments, I spent this episode alternately cringing and feeling downright insulted. Just – ugh. Let next episode be good again, please.

    • There was a pretty sweet discussion in the last episode post about the whole “Finn is a good guy here” and Santana’s outing etc., if you’re interested. We have pretty awesome and smart commenters. :) And it’s absolute bullshit, Figgins and his zero tolerance. For crying out loud, just look at the fight between Lauren ZIses and Santana over Puck in S2! Oh, but that was funny. Right. (Continuity has always been a soft point in the show, though.)

      Basically you are getting no argument from me on any of your salient points. We’re all frothing over them in comments because…come on. Kurt is now a CONGRESSMAN’S SON, who campaigned on a “save the arts” motto, and he’s not getting into NYADA? Please. It sucks that the show can be SO AMAZING in places, so gut-wrenching and raw and accurate (and hilarious and fun and light-hearted) that when they get it wrong, it’s almost insulting to the viewer.

      • Alex

        I think that’s the most frustrating thing. When this show is good, it’s absolutely GREAT – I get something from it I can’t get from any other show, and I love it to death despite it playing fast and loose with continuity and logic. But then, just occasionally, episodes like this happen which squander the awesome potential previous episodes have set up, and the letdown is like being tossed out of a penthouse party into a dumpster.

        I just really wish they had a continuity person, you know? Someone they could hand every first-draft script to and say, “Hey, this is totally awesome and makes vague sense and doesn’t crap all over previously-established characterisation, right? Right?”

        • I’ve worked on low low LOW budget movies where there’s been a continuity person, and they’re one of the only people getting PAID. It’s always been shocking to me that they don’t take care to, you know, be consistent.

  • Parsley

    I catch the show on Hulu, so I’m always 8 days behind… but I thought I’d go ahead a vent a bit.

    I was sure before the show even began that I would have problems with it. After last weeks debacle of Finn “My step-brother’s gay and I’m all enlightened now” Hudson outing Santana, the name of the episode is “I Kissed a Girl.” *facepalm* I like the song – it’s got a catchy tune and it’s light-hearted and fun. What it’s NOT is an empowerment song about lesbians. Or bisexuals. It’s a little safe girl-on-girl action from the perspective of a hot hetero-fantasy. Now I have no problem with a that per se, but to hold up the song as liberating to lesbians is like using “Every Breathe You Take” as a wedding theme. [Of course people do, in fact, do this – something I will never understand.]

    I agree with the observation that one thing Finn is portraying fairly reasonably is a young straight, white man who thinks he knows best. In some ways, Finn is getting the short end of the stereotypical character stick. He means well, but he’s also oblivious the damage he is causing, or might cause… I’m desperately holding out hope that the writers will smack that character back to reality, but I’m afraid it’s unlikely. This is no role model for someone whose friends/family are closeted.

    And OMG Santana. She comes out to her g’mother and is rejected completely. Naya’s acting was powerful and I believed her character to be devastated. So how do they rationalize beginning her very next scene with a statement that it’s all ok and she knows she not alone? Really? Seriously? Writers – I shake my fist at thee. I know there are time constraints, but really… Please, PLEASE do better. Naya is amazing and I wish she had more to work with.

    • I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to read the comments, but know that you are not alone with how you felt. This was seriously disjointed and upsetting in many ways, absolutely.

      They need to take lesbianism seriously (as seriously as gay men are on this show) instead of it being the “tee hee!” titillation factor.