This week on "Glee," we saw a refreshing shakeup of canon couples Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss), and Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele). I was glad to see the show mixing things up.
Blaine Makes a Game-Changing Move
In an ironic voice-over, Blaine mused about how this was his year to shine. (As if Darren hasn't had enough screen time since season 2? "Online poll data" even pegged him as "the new Rachel"!) In any case, he decided to run against Brittany (Heather Morris) for student body president.
In a "game changing" move, Brittany chose Artie (Kevin McHale) as his running-mate, and suggested Sam (Chord Overstreet) to run as Blaine's VP. Unfortunately for Brittany, she shot herself in the foot with a speech promising to outlaw summer vacations and weekends.
Blaine won the election, but was unable to enjoy the celebration because he was worried about the increasing distance between him and Kurt.
Blaine Says What We've All Been Thinking
During the victory party, Blaine points out that he transferred to McKinley for Kurt, but that Kurt was no longer there. Finally he said what I was thinking all along!
Blaine left idyllic Dalton Academy where he was top dog at the Warblers, enjoyed a zero tolerance policy against bullying, and went to a school full of hot preppy boys in blazers. Now he's stuck at a school where there is little funding for the arts, and where he is greeted by slushie facials every day. This is what he gets for transferring schools because of a high school romance!
Hey Blaine, why not go back to Dalton? I hear Sebastian (Grant Gustin) is single.
Sam is This Week's Fairy Godfather
How much did we love Sam this week? During the debate, someone criticized him for his past as a stripper. Because he is probably contractually obligated to take his shirt off every week, Sam flashed his six pack and showed everyone that he was not ashamed.
Sam was this week's fairy godfather. He always knew just what to say. When Blaine wondered about his purpose at McKinley, Sam pointed out how cool it was that the school had its first openly gay president. He also talked about how much he appreciated their bromance (like Wolverine and Cyclops).
Let's not forget that Sam was also the one who told Blaine to ditch the bow tie. This was the real "game changer."
And Sam commiserated with Brittany by reminding her that Al Gore lost an election but later won an Oscar. Given the growing distance between her and Santana (Naya Rivera), are we seeing some sparks between Brittany and Sam?
Kurt Has a Fairy Godmother
While Sam was busy being a fairy godfather at McKinley, Kurt found a fairy godmother in Vogue rogue editor Isabelle Kempt (Sarah Jessica Parker). Isabelle loved the photos of his fashion collection and admired his ability to pull off a hippo brooch. As a native of Columbus, she also admired his Lima wide-eyed idealism and offered him an internship on the spot.
Sometimes life's biggest disappointments happen for a reason. Although he didn't get into NYADA, he has plenty of other options. Isabelle pointed out that he had a great talent for fashion, and that maybe it was time to consider another dream.
Rachel's Outside Finally Matches The Inside
After her dance classmates criticized her wardrobe (comparing her to Lena Dunham), Kurt decided to break into "the couture vault" to help her out. (After all, he owes it to her. Anyone remember the "sad clown hooker" makeover from season 1?)
Fairy godmother Isabelle was more than happy to lend a hand. (They had her at "makeover"!) They filmed a video of Rachel's makeover, and even received a compliment from Anna Wintour.
While Rachel was taking time to adjust to her new look, hunky Brody (Dean Geyer) pointed out that her outside was finally beginning to match how she felt about herself on the inside.
"Moon River"--RIP Andy Williams
Rachel decided to take their friendship to the next level. After attempting to cook for him (and almost burning down her apartment), she and Brody shared a box of pizza and some intimate secrets.
As she and Brody shared their first kiss, "Glee" played "Moon River" in the background. Talk about perfect timing, given this week's passing of Andy Williams!
Speaking of timing, Finn, you could have called first before showing up. As much as I love Finn, I gotta go with Brody on this one. Finn "let her go" and didn't contact her for months. She has every right to move on!
I am loving the shakeups with "Finchel" and "Klaine"? While we're at it, where's Karofsky (Max Adler)?
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