What a day, what a day.
I woke up too early for my liking. I did get a lot done today, though.
I did laundry while my mom was off running errands. I also figured out why SPSS wouldn’t work on my computer. I emailed my brother to see if he could help me out, and he sent me a link of some software I need to buy/install so my computer could handle the program.
Since I won’t get that until Thursday, I decided to clean my room for my sister’s visit this weekend. Also, i thought I would file my taxes. I got Federal done, but when I tried to do my state taxes, i couldn’t b/c the website was not compatible with my computer. WTF, world? I have a Mac… shit should just work on this thing. BAH
Oh, well, my day was made better because it was Glee Tuesday. And I was so friggin’ excited for this episode that I literally thought I was going to have a heart attack before it started. And then I really almost had one during the actual show…
Glee – “Original Songs”
SPOILERS LIKE WHOA… LIKE WHOA WHOA
Btw – I can’t find video clips of most of the performances… but I did manage to find videos of the BEST GLEE SCENES EVER… which you will read about below.
I loved that it opened with the Warblers, as the boys at Dalton have been my favorite bits of the show this season (which the large exception of Burt Hummel… j’adore Burt Hummel).
I love Maroon 5’s “Misery” and it was cute to see all the boys dancing and singing. But it was super telling that Kurt was not to enthused. While his peers were getting their groove on, Kurt seemed very over the whole process. And when the number came to an end and Blaine declared that that was their opening number for Regionals, it was refreshing that Kurt flashed the “Oh, I’m not surprised in the slightest, you predictable bubble of preppy boys” look and flat out told Blaine that he (Kurt) is tired of the group being Blaine and the Pips. Blaine always gets the solos… and it was nice to see someone point out how boring that is. It was especially nice that it was Kurt telling this to Blaine… Kurt likes the guy, but he’s not against telling it like it is.
Back at McKinley, Rachel has prepped a new original song to showcase to Finn – “Only Child”. Though the line about her being the only “Berry” on her family tree was cute, the song sucked a la “My Headband” (which evidently is Brittany’s favorite song… nice). Finn told her she needed to reach down and sing what she was feeling. Quinn overheard/saw this and via a lame voice over spouted on about he she needs Finn back to be prom queen so she can get a shiny tiara. Quinn is definitely my least favorite character on the show. I am so sick of her and her scheming to be #1. Boooo
J’adored that Kurt was doing his facial routine while whistling with Pavoratti. But then the whistling stopped and Kurt looked over to see Pav dead on the bottom of his cage. (Since I knew this was going to happen this episode, I was not surprised in the slightest. My mom, was, however, beyond shocked… especially because I made her watch “Special Education” right before Glee… i.e. the episode where Kurt is given Pav. Mwuahahahaha.)
So, when Kurt burst into the Warbler’s practice room wearing all black, I knew what was coming – Blackbird. I LOVED how Kurt was so sad about Pav’s death. The “he was my friend” speech was really touching. So, when he whipped that cassette out of his fashionable coat, I chuckled and then braced myself for Blackbird.
This was one of my favorite scenes in the whole episode… Kurt was singing lead on Blackbird. Blaine was the first to start singing background vocals, and then the other boys joined in. But, midway through the song, Blaine stopped singing and just stared at Kurt. And by stared, I mean STARED at Kurt. With the kind of look that was like, “Oh my goodness, I am falling for this boy.” My heart skipped a beat and my mom turned from where she was sitting to look at me and raise her eyebrows. (This was one of several parts of the show where my love for Darren Criss and his glorious acting abilities was pouring from my heart… this sounds ridonkulous, but i was just so happy for Kurt in this moment because he wasn’t even aware of how Blaine was staring at him. I mean, we’ve known that Kurt has had feelings for Blaine since like forever ago… but this was the biggest indication/showing of Blaine having feelings for Kurt.) Blaine was beyond smitten and I couldn’t help but smile until my face hurt.
Back at McKinley, Mr. Schue told the kids they couldn’t sing that My Chemical Romance song (“Sing”) b/c of a cease and desist order from their drummer, who had relations with Sue Sylvester (we later learn she made the whole thing up. Of course.) So, Quinn, deciding she should keep enemy Rachel close, sided with Rachel when she suggested doing original songs for Regionals. So, New Directions spent a few minutes throughout the episode singing some “original songs,” including Santana’s opus to Sam’s lips – “Trouty Mouth”, Puck’s ode to Lauren – “Big Ass Heart,” and Mercedes’s “Hell to the No”. Zoinks.
At Dalton, there was a Warbler meeting where Blaine said that he didn’t want to have all of the solos anymore. Though the other boys argued, he suggested that instead of him doing a solo, he would do a duet. The boys voted that that would be okay. Kurt mentioned he’d like to be on the list of those to audition, but Blaine cut him off and said that that wouldn’t be necessary because he wanted to duet to be between him and Kurt. Kurt protested, saying there were other talented boys in the group, but Blaine insisted. They took a vote once more, and with a flick of Wes’s gavel (and a knowing look from Wes…), it was decided.
McKinley. Horrible original songs. Blah blah blah. Rachel confronts Quinn about Finn. Quinn tells her that she and Finn are an item and that when high school is over, Quinn will be a successful Real Estate Agent, Finn would take over Burt’s tire shop and they’d start a family. Quinn tells Rachel that Rachel needs to let go of her dreams with Finn because she’s not meant to be in that town later on… so, in a way Quinn was kinda being nice in telling Rachel that she’s too talented to stick around Lima. But on the other hand, it hurts like whoa when girls get all uppity about liking boys that other girls like.
And then back at Dalton, Kurt is bedazzling Pav’s coffin when Blaine walks in the room. Blaine tells Kurt to hurry up and finish so they can practice their duet. Kurt asks what song, and Blaine takes a breath and says “‘Candles,’ by Hey Monday.” Kurt expresses being impressed by the selection, as Blaine usually sings something from the Top 40, and Blaine kinda sarcastically says “… a little more emotional.” Kurt gives a “um, okay…” look and then asks why Blaine picked him to sing a duet with. Blaine looks at Kurt, blinks a few times, and then looks away to collect himself before launching into the portion of the scene where my heart stopped:
Blaine: Kurt, there is a moment when you say to yourself, “Oh, there you are! I’ve been looking for you forever.”
Blaine then stops and puts his hand on top of Kurt’s (which was resting on the table amid the casket decorations). Kurt is obviously shocked, because his body jerks slightly. He doesn’t move his hand, though.
Blaine (con’t): Watching you do Blackbird this week, that a moment for me. About you. (Cut to Kurt’s reaction… his eyes are wide like whoa… just as mine were as I was watching this scene.)
Blaine briefly searches for the right words and then says, “You move me, Kurt. (AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW) And this duet would be an excuse to spend more time with you.”
Kurt smiles through glassy eyes, and then (… and this is where my heart totally stopped for a few moments… ) BLAINE TOTALLY MADE A MOVE ON KURT AND KISSED HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And when my heart started working again, I totally screamed “WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!) And during the first couple seconds, Kurt’s right hand fidgeted as he was kissing Blaine, but then he soon brought his left hand up to Blaine’s cheek and pressed the Warbler closer and totally returned that kiss and then some.
When they finally parted, both of them had the “wow, that just happened” look on their faces as Kurt’s hand thudded back down on the table. Blaine awkwardly laughed and pseudo-facepalmed himself and then, red-faced, he sputtered, “We should practice.” And then Kurt gets the gold-star with his flirty reply, “I thought we were.” AND THEN THEY WENT FOR ROUND 2!!!!!!!!
That’s right, dear readers, Fox totally showed not one, but TWO, passionate kisses shared between two gay teens, who now appear to be in a full-fledged relationship (as will be shown by other actions later in the episode).
And while I’m sure I will watch this scene a bajillion times over the next month (Glee is on hiatus now until April – BLAH!), my thoughts for the time being are these:
I am sooooooo glad that the writers had Blaine initiate this conversation/the kissing at a point in the plot where Kurt was (1) not expecting it and (2) not pining over Blaine like he had been in prior episodes. We knew Kurt still liked Blaine, but they were at the point in their friendship/relationship where Kurt’s feelings for Blaine didn’t hinder him telling Blaine the truth about his cockiness or the fact that it’s boring that he gets all the solos. Kurt wasn’t looking for more between them ever since their talk at the coffee shop where Kurt told Blaine that he thought Blaine wanted to sing to him on Valentine’s Day.
During that same scene in “Silly Love Songs,” Blaine confessed that he cares about Kurt, but was so bad at romance that he didn’t want to screw anything up. HIs drunken makeout sessions with Rachel Berry in “Blame it on the Alcohol” hinted that Blaine wasn’t all that sure who he was. But it was during last week’s episode, “Sexy,” that we saw Blaine really step up his game when it came to caring about Kurt. Not only did Blaine try and have a one-on-one with Kurt about sex so that Kurt would feel more comfortable with being “sexy” during their performances, but he cared enough to go talk to Burt about Kurt’s lack of information. This sort of initiative helped set up Blaine’s seemingly “all at once” realization that he has romantic feelings for Kurt. Kurt stands up to Blaine and is so caring and thoughtful when it came to Pav’s death. These little things were obviously the wake-up call Blaine needed to realize that he does care about Kurt as more than just a friend.
I thought it was downright adorable and huge character development point when Blaine confessed that Kurt moves him. The thing is, though, if you rewatch Kurt singing “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina,” in “Special Ecducation,” Blaine is physically moved by this performance as well. Kurt’s ability to express himself without censor or any sort of need to hide his emotions, I feel, is something that Blaine admires and finds as an attractive trait in Kurt.
BTW – Darren Criss and Chris Colfer get a million trillion gold stars and heart stickers for this scene in tonight’s episode. Both actors have a bottomless pit of talent when it comes to showing vulnerability and sincerity. You really feel for Blaine and Kurt because of the epic amount of chemistry shared between Criss and Colfer. They play off each other so well and their scenes are always enjoyable because they (the actors *and* characters) are amazing. I look forward to more scenes between the two of them as they explore this newfound relationship between Blaine and Kurt.
Also BTW – I knew from spoilers that Blaine and Kurt were going to hold hands at some point in the episode. But BRAVO to everyone involved, because I did not see this kiss coming… at least not yet. It had to happen before the end of the season, but I was beyond shocked that it happened (1) during tonight’s episode and (2) that it was completely and totally initiated by Blaine’s feelings for Kurt and NOT the other way around.
And then, who really cares about the rest of the episode, right?
Well, there was more…
At regionals, we are introduced to the judges. That news guy who always is a judge, a Sarah Palin-esque Tea Partier (Kathy Griffin) and an ex-stripper/current nun (Loretta Divine). Sue’s group, Aural Intensity goes first and sings some Jesus song to play up to the judge’s wants/needs.
The Warblers are up next. Kurt and Blaine are backstage, and Kurt is panicking a bit because he’s so nervous. Blaine rolls his shoulders, looking like a hobbit boxer getting ready to spar/sing and dance. He gives Kurt a bit of a shoulder rub and tells his beau that they are going to kill it.
The Warblers take the stage and Kurt and Blaine launch into their duet of “Candles“. Now, I’m not a huge fan of this song (I think it sounds a bit like the Robin Sparkles song “Sandcastles in the Sand“) but it was just too friggin’ cute watching Blaine and Kurt make “I’m smitten with you” eyes while they sang to each other. There were a few awkward face/reaction shots, but j’adore Klaine. J’adore them so much.
Then, after the schmultz, Blaine took a bow, and then pulled Kurt center stage for him to receive his deserved applause. Awwww! Then, my boys burst into my FAVORITE Pink song, “Raise Your Glass“. I was a HUGE fan of this number… it was just so fun, and there was lots of Warblers moving about the stage. I LOVE THEM ALL. And, after this performance, Kurt and Blaine hugged – awwwwwwww. I love them so 🙂
Then, it was time for New Directions. They sang their original songs – a Rachel Berry ballad called “Get it Right” and an up-tempo team effort called “Loser Like Me“. Both songs were a bit cheesy, but that’s to be expected if they are written by inexperienced high school song writers, right? I liked both songs and will likely be humming “Loser Like Me” for awhile 🙂
After the judges deliberated (poke fun at religion, politics, etc…), New Directions walked away the winners. Yay for New Directions. But my poor Warblers!!! I seriously hope this was not their last episode. I don’t think it will be… at least based off of some Tweets from various Warblers (Riker Lynch, this especially means you.)
Later, Kurt and Blaine held a mini-funeral for Pav. Blaine brought up how this must make Kurt think of his mom’s funeral (which means that Blaine must know some of Kurt’s backstory by now… hopefully we’ll all get some more Blaine backstory soon). Kurt agreed that he was reminded of his mom’s funeral, but was also sad that they lost regionals because he wanted to win. Blaine said that Kurt did win, and that they both won because they got each other out of the whole experience, and how that was better than a trophy. (Awwwwwww again, even though this was uber cheesetastic dialogue). And then Blaine reached his hand out to Kurt, Kurt took the extended hand, and they walked off together… say it with me – AWWWWWWWWWWW. To quote the many Klaine-themed Tumblr websites I’ve perused over the past few weeks, “Everything is Klaine and nothing hurts.” 🙂
Back at McKinley, Mr. Schue gives Rachel Berry an MVP trophy for all she did for the group/competition. She teared up and gave a decent speech about how she felt that the others were honoring her like this.
AND NOW GLEE WON’T BE ON UNTIL APRIL 😦
I will be downloading tonight’s episode from iTunes bright and early tomorrow morning, for sure. The thought of future Klaine will keep me going until April, I guess. That, and finishing my thesis 🙂
So, there that is… 🙂
Have a good one