Glee Recap: The Seven Day Itch

Glee RecapIs anyone else feeling dirty after watching this week’s Glee? The very special hour (and aren’t they all?) found the show’s various couples plagued with sex-related dilemmas, from those who weren’t having enough of it to those who still aren’t ready to have it at all. And then there’s Artie, who remains in a category all his own.

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The bulk of the hour focused on Artie’s aversion to condoms — I know, I was surprised, too — and the STD-rama that followed. Strangely enough, it wasn’t even Artie’s chlamydia that ultimately repelled his flavor-of-the-week Julie, but rather his choice in women. As Julie chastised him in the middle of the hallway for sleeping with dumb-dumbs, I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to that sweet little boy who carelessly threw himself into the pool back in Season 3. Our little Artie is all-grown-up… and apparently, he’s a “creeper.”

Let’s see what everyone else was up to, shall we?

BATTLE OF THE BULGE | As much as I relished the image of Blaine scarfing down Cheetos like Britney Spears (circa 2007), I did not enjoy what his new diet did for his relationship with Kurt, nor did I like seeing what it did to his own self-image. After attempting to sabotage Kurt’s newfound hotness, Hansel and Gretel-style, Blaine finally caved and admitted he’s been eating his feelings. That’s why he’s been inhaling Cronuts, watching porn and not having sex with Kurt; he feels unworthy to share a bed with him. I’m glad they patched things up by the end of the hour, but I wish these two could catch a break. New York has been hell on their relationship — when they’re not fighting with each other, they’re getting beat up on the street — and I’m starting to worry about the future of Klaine.

MERCEDES’ WAIT PROBLEM | Considering we all thought Samcedes was over and done with years ago, Sam and Mercedes’ relationship has turned out to be one of Glee‘s most surprisingly satisfying New York storylines. This week’s episode found Mercedes pumping the brakes on her sex life with Sam before it even hit the road, forcing the former stripper to decide if he could live without doing the deed until marriage. In a sweet turn of events, Mercedes came home to a candlelit apartment, where Sam told her that he could live without sex — but not without her. Sam may be brainless, but he’s definitely got heart. (Side note: Did Mercedes really sing Foreigner during a church service? That was a stretch, even for Glee.)

FINCHEL SHOUT-OUT | Rachel didn’t get much screentime this week, but she definitely made the most of her scenes with Mercedes. Who among us didn’t get a little misty when she reflected on her first time with Finn? She didn’t have to say his name; I was already having flashbacks to that magical, awkward night at the Hudson household. Speaking of which, TVLine recently asked executive producer Ryan Murphy about Rachel’s romantic future, and it doesn’t sound like we should expect to see her with any new arm candy this season. As for Season 6? That’s another story.

And now, we play the rating game…
Artie: “Addicted To Love” — Rating: B
Mercedes: “I Want To Know What Love Is” — Rating: B+
Kurt and Blaine: “Love Is A Battlefield” — Rating: A-
Mercedes and Artie: “Let’s Wait A While” — Rating: B

What did you think of this week’s Glee? Vote for your favorite musical number below, browse pics from the episode, then drop a comment with your review of the *sensational* hour.

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101 Comments
  1. aa says:

    INB4 the Blaine haters.
    I really liked this episode and, even though I didn’t support his actions, it was interesting to see this side of Blaine.

    • Andy Swift says:

      “INB4 the Blaine haters.” lol

    • Jase says:

      Oh they’ll be here soon. Since Andy is a sweetheart who doesn’t despise Klaine/Blaine/Darren like the two mo’s running this site, his favorable opinion of the couple (and his A rating for their song) will be like throwing red meat in an ocean full of great white sharks. The hate on this site is really incomparable. Oh and I agree with Andy btw: give Klaine a break Ryan Murphy sheesh! Although I prefer storylines like this one to Kurt being a victim of homophobia yet again.

  2. Mike says:

    Interesting foreshadowing given Ryan Murphy’s interviews today. I think Kurt and Blaine will be broken up and a major season six arc will be getting back together again — but I don’t think I’ll be all that upset about it. The engagement was really fast… The voiceovers lately are such an homage to the early seasons! I love them.

  3. Molly says:

    I can’t be the only one who’s tired of Klaine drama. It’s like the angst-soaked season 1 and 2 Finchel storylines all over again. The show is at it’s best when it’s campy and ridiculous, and attempts to make the relationships interesting end up just making them tiring.

    • Andy Swift says:

      Drama is fine, but give it to me in reasonable doses. Kurt and Blaine just can’t seem to get their act together this season.

      • Molly says:

        I like drama on most shows, but Glee has never been good at writing it. The show can definitely be funny and fun, but the drama all ends up being tiresome or over the top.

      • Jase says:

        @Andy Swift. Good recap. I also had a problem with the implicit conceit in this episode that Blaine was only attracted to Kurt when he (Blaine) could be the more masculine one. That’s such a retcon of their romance, and another installment of straight/masculine worship that this show uncomfortably peddles in despite otherwise embracing queerness.

  4. Sam says:

    Blaine remains one of the worst, most obnoxious characters on television. Admitting that he didn’t find Kurt sexual in HS? Charming.

    • Andy Swift says:

      I found that comment a little odd as well. At what point during their several-year relationship did he suddenly start finding Kurt attractive?

      • Sara says:

        Didn’t Blaine pretty much admit to his lack of belief in Kurt’s sexual attractiveness before they started to date? Something about him not having a “sexy look?” Blaine not being sexually attracted to Kurt in high school is not a new storyline.

        • Mike says:

          Yeah but considering they had sex with each other while in high school, you’d think he’d have found Kurt sexually attractive by then…

          • Red says:

            Guys, I’m pretty sure he was referring back to when Kurt didn’t even wanna think about sex. Remember that conversation….???

          • Sara says:

            Yeah, but considering the fact that he willingly made a deal with Rachel to sleep with Kurt to enhance his performance, I am less inclined to believe he was sexually attracted to Kurt when they had sex for the first time and more doing it for his “career.” Sorry, I have just never seen evidence on Blaine’s part that the was sexually attracted to Kurt. Emotionally attracted? I will give you that, but not sexually.

    • dcl33 says:

      And this is why I find that pairing so.. ugh. They make no sense at all.

      • Eve says:

        I would rather Kurt be with Adam Lambert’s character. Way more chemistry and they seem way more compatible. Blaine’s character has turned into a self righteous, arrogant, whiny baby…Kurt meanwhile has grown into a mature, thoughtful, intelligent grown man….time to move on Kurt

  5. KC says:

    All this drama for Klaine only makes them stronger!

  6. Andrew Hass says:

    Tonight’s episode was good.We got to see Blaine’s insecurities regarding his relationship with Kurt.Plus Ryan Murphy did say there will be a time jump from this season to next season.So i’m thinking next season will open with Kurt and Blaine broken but maybe not because of them cheated but because one of their careers caused one to leave.So the final season could be about them getting back together and maybe even marrying.Kurt and Blaine’s wedding could bring characters from the show’s past back together one last time.

    • Andy Swift says:

      A couple questions about their careers… Is Kurt still allegedly interning/working at Vogue? And how is Blaine affording his place? Are his parents helping him? Do they even exist?

  7. karenb says:

    Loved this episode. Hysterical. Educational. Great acting from Darren and Chord. I’m as liberal as they come but I have to admit that I think the path that Samcedes is taking is a refreshing one. Good job glee

    • Andy Swift says:

      I agree. It’s cool that they’re celebrating Mercedes’ decision, rather than dumping all over it. And I’m liking Sam and Mercedes together so much more this time around.

      • ronnie says:

        It’s definitely stayed in line on what a mess Artie is when it comes to sex and relationships. Who can forget his repelent reaction when Ryder talked about being sexually molested by an older girl when he wasn’t even a teenager (a poorly handled episode BTW). Also, the fact that they are respecting her decision to wait is a refreshing change from the “MTV-Teen Mom” exploitation young girls are exposed to.

        • Angela says:

          Oof, I remember that episode. God, I was cringing through that entire scene.
          I kinda like that this show had Artie’s player ways catch up to him. Hopefully this will be the wake up call he needs. I have no problem with people dating around and being casual with their relationships, be they male or female, mind. But if you’re going to do that, just freaking learn to be safe and use protection and all that good stuff. And the player attitude some men put out there is beyond obnoxious. Sleeping with a bunch of women and making a big thing about doing so is not cool.

        • Jase says:

          Seriously. I haven’t liked Artie since Season 1. He’s a douchey hipster pr*ck, and I keep hoping he’ll get pushed on to a subway track with an oncoming train. It was epically satisfying when that girl called him a creeper (no offense to Kevin McHale though who does a terrific job).

    • Angela says:

      Agreed on Mercedes’ decision. I don’t have any issue with sex before marriage, either, but some people do and if they personally decide to wait, fine, to each their own. I like how realistically and maturely she and Sam discussed this, too-Sam’s reaction to waiting seemed like what I would expect from many 19 year old men in a situation like that, despite it obviously not being the sort of thing a girl would want to hear at that moment. But yay for him coming around and being cool with the idea. I’m rooting for these two :).
      I do agree with the review about the Foreigner song choice, though. Both a little on the nose and something of a stretch with the lyrics all at the same time.

      • Zayne says:

        My problem with the Foreigner song was it seemed wildly inappropriate to me but that’s mainly because the last time I remember hearing it was in Rock of Ages when Tom Cruise is using it to get into Malin Akerman’s pants. That sequence is burned into my brain and so then hearing it sung in a church with a gospel choir as backing just felt so wrong and dirty.

        • Mia says:

          a – why would you pay money to see a train-wreck creeper like tom cruise?? & b – I thought the church scene was stunning and lovely and a perfect song for the situation. Finally! That scene was made for Amber who was the best in the episode. Loved this episode b/c it went back to glee basics.

          Fav line though, was Chord’s — “Slut-shaming you! Slut-shame! Slut-shame!” Hee-fricking-larious…

  8. Kaybee says:

    I really like the Rachel and Mercedes relationship and especially likes their conversation at the end. Can’t imagine how hard it is trying to figure out what to do with Rachel’s lovelife.

    And I can’t believe I’m writing this but I’m really looking forward to seeing Will and Sue!

    • Angela says:

      Loved Rachel and Mercedes having some genuine girl talk moments in this episode. I hope we continue to get more scenes like that between them. And I like how they discussed their respective love lives and sexual history or lack thereof without judging each other about it.

    • Gigi says:

      I love Rachel and Mercedes as friends again. I’m hoping for a throwback with a Diva sleep over. Kurt, Mercedes, and Rachel having fun while gossiping! Praying Amber stays on for the entire season and next. I miss Mercedes friendship with just about everyone.

  9. Jen says:

    Kurt has a very nice body. Glad we are finally getting to see it.

  10. Tyler says:

    I like rachel being independent because we don’t all need a man in our life to be happy, but that said I wouldn’t mind if she did find someone because she deserves to be with someone if she wants to. I want to clarify in no way is my hesitation of her finding a new man because of finchel because while I love and respect Cory, finchel was never my cup of tea and people move on.

  11. joncuriel says:

    For what I read, I am so proud of mah gurl Mercedes, that’s what I love about her, her honesty and how she really stands by what she believes in.
    As for Blaine, seriously done with this guy, for real.

  12. June says:

    Blaine is insane. In Puppet Master he talked about how he preferred a puppet to Kurt because it did what he said. In this episode, he talked about loving how he got to protect Kurt, how everyone fawned over him instead, and he didn’t like how Kurt got attention. He said he didn’t even consider his bf a sexual being in high school! What is his issue? He tried to make Kurt feel bad about himself, and the entire thing was so gross and unhealthy, I don’t even know where to start. Good on Kurt for saying he wouldn’t apologize for feeling good about himself.

    • Jay says:

      So frustrating, wish they’d explored more of kurt and starchild romantically, kurt dosent need this Blaine rubbish, he needs someone fun who does find him sexy.

    • Red says:

      I said this earlier but ‘Im pretty sure Blaine was refering back to when Kurt didnt even wanna talk about sex with him (this was the same episode where Kurt gets the talk from his dad) Pushing a sundae one time does not translate to him trying to make Kurt feel bad about himself. He was still in the mentality of spoiling Kurt. If you remember, he stopped the second Kurt told him he was trying to be healthier. He was even in the middle of explaining that he himself would stop eating so much and acknowledged he was gaining pounds when the whole website thing happened.

    • Trek says:

      Another thing people should note is that Kurt has made mistakes in the past two “klaine” relationship issues but it hasn’t been mentioned once. For instance, he completely shut Blaine down twice. The first time, Blaine was already in the middle of explaining his train of thought, and he marched off. The second time, Kurt lies to him about forgetting to text him, rather than just explaining he was still angry about it, and says they talk too much. Cue the battlescene fight. Shut him down again. And then when they finally get to talking like Blaine wanted, he says ” Just tell me next time” But Blaien had been trying to ! This happens AGAIN in the New new York episode when Blaine straight up asks Kurt if he thinks he’s suffocating him. That was the perfect time to talk about his concerns. Instead Kurt lies, says No and then speaks about it with someone else. The fact that Blaine gets irritated from that is normal. I’m not trying to make excuses for Blaine’s behavior but both have made mistakes, and yet only one guy has to apologize.

      • Sara says:

        I think I am going to go back to the whole Blaine mistake of cheating on Kurt, which has never really been talked about or resolved. Instead they just up and get engaged. Considering they haven’t talked about something that major, I am not surprised that they have very poor communication skills.

  13. scandallover says:

    I also couldn’t believe the scene where they had Mercedes singing I Want to Know what Love Is. It seemed very sacrilegious and out of place

    • leo21 says:

      There was a gospel version of that song that was out as the same time as the single. You would hear it on black radio during their inspirational programming as well as in church. The only lyric change was “Jesus can show me.”

  14. George says:

    I know there was only 4 of them, but was it just a coincidence that all the songs this weeks were from the 80’s? Was the episode trying to send a message about that era & STDs/sex?

  15. ABG says:

    “The very special hour (and aren’t they all?).” Nope.

  16. abz says:

    Episode was pretty meh The whole time I was wishing that we could have just skipped it entirely and just gotten to next weeks Opening Night. I’ve looking forward to that one for a while now and all this was was just filler.
    Please end Klaine. This engagement is stupid and they barely come across as even liking each other at all. And while I’m not on the same level of hatred towards Blaine and Sam as others are, but an entire episode with barely any Rachel and the majority of it with Blaine everywhere, really ticked me off. I really hope NYC doesn’t continue this way. Rachel and Kurt (and Santana) should be front and center each episode. The rest should be supporting.
    I think these episodes the past three weeks would have been way better if they had kept Santana in them and given her her own storyline. Glad she’s coming back soon. I hope Adam Lambert can come back as well next season.

    • don says:

      I still can not understand why they are pushing Darren and Chord to the forefront. Neither are very Strong actors and their voices are just ok. Lea, Chris and Naya are so much better their characters are so much more interesting. Add Mercedes and Artie for some support and strong voices and we got something. But all Blaine and/or Sam jsut weakens a good premise.

      • abz says:

        I agree. This episode continues to show that they cannot lead this show. For the first 20 minutes, all I kept thinking was ugh once again Blaine starts an episode and it’s ALL about him and where the hell was Rachel, and the rest of the time I was just wishing that Santana was back. I really enjoyed Kurt’s band storyline as well as his NYADA schooling and Elliot storyline, but now Blaine pushed himself into the Elliot storyline and even NYADA is all about Blaine. Also I know Kurt started a semester late, but come on they’re in EVERY single class together and the classes are all about Blaine. I’m really tired of it.
        Also, while I’m happy Mercedes is back on the show and she had some great moments with Rachel, Samcedes doesn’t interest me one bit. If this keeps up, I may start hoping to see the newbies Kitty (the only one I really miss), Marley, and even Unique (not Ryder though, couldn’t stand that character and hated the acting).

        • Krista says:

          Huh. I thought/think Blake Jenner is the best actor out of all of them.

          • abz says:

            I thought he was awful. The character was stupid and was given the worst storylines. He needs a serious haircut and has to work on his facial expressions because he only had like one. But anyways that’s just my opinion

      • Tom says:

        I agree. Too much pushing of Chord and Darren and now they have started an off screen PR campaign of DLeaStreet where it’s push push push. Those 2 are the weakest actors and voices on Glee. I really hope they don’t plan too pair those 3 up, that would totally ruin Rachel by making her the 3rd Stooge. Lea deserves better screen partners!

    • Babygate says:

      I found this episode to be so infuriating that I wasn’t planning on commenting until I read this. I agree on all fronts. What was so appealing about NY was the Rachel/Kurt/Santana dynamic. Samcedes have 0 appeal, IMO, and there’s way too much time devoted to them. I’m still trying to figure out what Artie is doing there. Does he live with Rachel and Kurt? Things are not clear. And what the heck happened to Santana and Brittany being together in NY? I’m thinking that Fox must be kicking themselves in the back for having extended this trainwreck for a sixth season before the 5th season even started.

      • abz says:

        I agree. Also I think they said Artie lives on campus at his film school, but not 100% sure. I have no idea why they sent Santana on this extended vacation. I thought it was a huge mistake. At least she’s back next week and I just read that Brittany might be back in the finale.

  17. WireDream says:

    It’s snowing in Brooklyn NY and this week’s Glee wasn’t 100% insulting to my intelligence***. IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD!!!

    (***It was only 90% insulting. Hey, that’s a huge improvement!)

  18. Kate says:

    Useless episode. Why does Ryan insist on having blarren and chad as leads….. Oh wait nevermind. The things “actors” do for work amazes me

    • Jase says:

      Don’t you guys get physically tired from carrying around all that hate all the time?

      • Babygate says:

        It is actually quite invigorating to be able to release all this frustration, even if it’s in written form…

    • Scott says:

      They weren’t the leads tonight. That was fairly evenly split between Artie, Kurt and Mercedes. Obviously the chip on your shoulder is blocking your vision. You need to have it seen to.

      • Babygate says:

        Nope. While Artie was indeed one of the leads, the focus was on Blaine’s perspective on Kurt and Sam’s reaction to Mercedes’ decision. The episode even began with Blaine doing the narration.

        • Leigh says:

          Agree with Scott. This episode was Artie’s and Mercedes’ as far as “A” storylines, though Blaine and Sam got substantive screentime.

  19. Scott says:

    What’s the problem with having an aversion to condoms? I can’t stand them myself. They’re all icky and messy and difficult to use and don’t fit right and come off and break and so on. But it doesn’t matter all that much because I’m no player either.

  20. Tamara says:

    No Rachel? Ok not watching.
    Genuinely not being obnoxious so please don’t come at me with flaming sticks, I just find the rest of the storylines a little forced and Lea Michele’s the main reason I watch Glee, so I’m quite grateful for recaps so I know not to watch :)

    • Angela says:

      She’s in the episode, just not very much. But she does have some good moments during the times she does show up.

    • Jim says:

      Rachel has two nice scene with Mercedes. Frankly the best acted screens in the whole episode. I know people will say she didn’t have much due to her album promotion but that is BS. I think it would have been fun if the boys went to her aobut getting tested too. I guess glee doesn’t think women need to worry aobut that.

      • Angela says:

        Heck, considering all the ridiculous freaking out some people are doing in this country about the very idea of women buying birth control, to the point of attempting to pass laws restricting access to it, it would’ve been good for the show to touch on that a bit, too.

        • dcl33 says:

          In all 5 season of glee there has rarely been an episode where they were doing a PSA for benefiting women. Even thou Rachel is pretty much main focus of Glee the way show regards women is atrocious. The only positive women stand point is Brittana friendship/relationship. Other female characters are either fighting among eachother, stealing eachother boyfriends… Would it be nice to see show touch touchy subjects like that? Yes. But this is Glee we are talking about, or well Blee, so it wont happen, sadly.

        • LibbyxD says:

          Maybe one of the characters could get politically involved in S6?

        • Babygate says:

          Please, do not comment on things that you do not understand. You can go to any clinic, any doctor, any pharmacy and get birth control. You can even go to WalMart and buy condoms. The idea of anyone restricting access to birth control for women is a false narrative perpetuated by special interests in order to promote and justify their agenda, and accepted by the ignorant who are too lazy to research the issue for themselves. Just because an insurance provider may not provide the particular brand or device you desire does not mean that you as the consumer are precluded from securing the same item on your own.

          • Angela says:

            Considering what insurance companies WILL cover (Viagra), choosing to NOT cover certain types of birth control is ridiculous.
            And I guess you haven’t heard about pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control because it “goes against their religious beliefs” (because apparently their religious beliefs can override people’s health concerns, I guess)? Also, there are states that have shut down a great deal of the Planned Parenthood clinics because of the abortion angle (forgetting that that’s not all they provide there). So no, depending on the state, it’s not always easy to just go to a clinic. Especially if you live in a very small town and the nearest clinic is a number of hours’ drive away.
            It’s not a “false narrative”, it’s kind of a real thing that does happen in some areas. Add in the slut-shaming that tends to happen when it comes to issues involving women’s health (remember Limbaugh’s rant about the whole thing with that Fluke lady and birth control?), and the refusal of many schools to even dare consider talking about and educating people on birth control and sex beyond the “Just don’t do it-abstinence until marriage!” angle and yeah, there’s still a ways to go in treating the issue of women’s health with the respect and maturity it deserves.

      • Mike says:

        Considering Rachel was dating a male gigolo…yes she should definitely have gotten tested or even if there could’ve been a mention that she’s already done so. Even if Brody wore condoms with his clients, there’s still a rise in the risk factor there.

      • TJ says:

        Those two scenes were the best in the episode. It’s a shame Glee is wasting so much time on Blaine and Sam when they could focusing more on Rachel, Mercedes, Santana and Kurt outside and away from Sam and Blaine.

    • There are other characters on the show you know…..Everybody watches for their faves. Rachel and Mercedes actually have really nice genuine moments in this episode. Sigh.

  21. AdamJ says:

    One more week and Rachel will finally gets the chance to become a Broadway Star!!!
    Lets hope she knocks it out of the park…Cant wait to hear her singa medley of funny girl songs…
    Will the real Ms.Streisand make a cameo appearance???

  22. James says:

    Loved this episode for the reason that I could watch it with my 16 year old daughter and discuss the subject without creeping either one of us out. I disagree about Klaine (Darren and Chris). In fact, I thought this episode was a testament of how far and how comfortable they have come with each other as acting partners that they could take the whole relationship of Kurt and Blaine and twist it upside down. Yes, I’d much rather them see them singing “Come What May” or “You Make Me Feel So Young,” but, wow, “Love is a Battlefield.” I can’t believe the two of them ever thought they would ever be asked to do a number like that. Samcedes (Chord and Amber) have it and I’m glad they’re finally giving everyone a chance to show it. Lea, through Rachel, was just giving us an update of what, if we are her true friends, we already knew. She wasn’t ready yet to move on and don’t push. And yes, I’m ready now for Santana, Tina, Sue and Shue to come in and mix it up. They are GLEE.

    • red says:

      Stop the character bleed. What Rachel said is about Rachel. This in no way we can determine that is what Lea is thinking right now.

  23. Annie says:

    I really enjoyed the episode. I’ve enjoyed the smaller cast, the focus on the characters I had come to know from earlier seasons and their journey. I know Ryan said the show wouldn’t be NY-centric in season 6, but as long as he keeps focusing on these characters, wherever they end up at, and their evolution, I think he is definitely on the right track!

    I enjoyed the Klaine plot. It was different. It was different, mature, and perhaps a tad darker way of looking at their relationship. I don’t know what the future holds for Klaine, although I think Ryan intends for them to be endgame, so I’m not worried, and it was interesting to see the different dynamic.

    I greatly enjoyed the Samcedes plot. I loved that they had them BOTH have to really think about the decision of sex, or no sex, and if they could go further in their relationship. I think Chord and Amber have this very natural way about them in scenes together that is genuine and very beautiful to watch. i hope the writers continue with it. and them as an on screen couple. I think it would send a great message if they made it.

    Lastly, I am SO grateful to the show for allowing Lea, as Rachel, to express the romance situation head on. No weird interpretations, just an honest answer from the character, and in a way the show, that needed to be addressed. I liked Finchel, and loved Cory as Finn, and am sad that won’t be able to be shown, but I’m glad they aren’t trying to brush over it. I was worried for a second there in the Moving Out episode, but now it seems they’ve learned that they can’t simply replace Finn. I would love for Jesse St. James to return for Rachel. They were my second favorite pair behind Finchel.

    I enjoyed all the songs as well. Even the weird Foreigner song during church lol.

    • red says:

      urgh, just cause Rachel is not ready YET does not mean that reflects what Lea is feeling right now. Why can’t people just let what is on screen be about Rachel.

      • Gigi says:

        Ryan Murphy has said in multiple interviews that everything pertaining to Rachel’s love life is up to Lea at this point. So it DOES reflect on Lea.

      • RB says:

        Actually that scene reminded me very much of an interview Lea did not long ago where she DID state she is not ready to even think about moving on, that some point she will be but now she not ready to think about it and will focus on work. That scene made me wonder if that was where Brad got the idea from.

  24. It was a great episode! No complaints. Mercedes and Sam was great in this episode. They really were. Amber and Chord work well together.

  25. I didn’t mind the ”Foreigner” song. Mercedes is in church singing about ”Love”….The lyrics aren’t bad are vulgar.

  26. Meg says:

    Can Klaine just break up already? They have horrible communication skills and they are fighting all the time. It doesn’t matter if they ‘talk and patch things up’ by the end of the hour if two weeks later they are having yet ANOTHER fight. And the fact that Blaine was upset over Kurt being confident in himself is something I find incredibly problematic… Blaine is only happy when he is top dog and now that he is in the real world he is getting a rude awakening… Klaine just screams Terri/Will to me… That whole quote from way back in season one where Terry said something along the lines of their relationship only working because Will was miserable… Yeah… Seems to me Blaine is trying to put Kurt in the role of Will on that one.

  27. kd83954 says:

    If this was season 3, Klaine would have broken up already. OH WAIT. THEY DID. The issues they’re dealing with now are similar to the ones they dealt with in Season 3/4. And guess what happened? THEY BROKE UP. Yes Blaine cheated but he was not completely at fault for the break-up of the relationship. Kurt merits some blame as well. The issues that caused the break-up never went away, but they were pushed aside because they weren’t living in the same place. Now they are so the issues are coming back out. But instead of ignoring them, they’re confronting them head on. They’re communicating MORE. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. No relationship is. What we’re seeing is a very mature and adult take on issues that have always been a part of their relationship, even from before they got together (Blaine and the Pips, anyone?). This shows me that Kurt and Blaine are willing to do whatever it takes –together– to make their relationship as honest as possible. This shows me that Kurt and Blaine are IT. We still have 28 episodes left of this show and I can promise you that Klaine will have issues in a large number of them. This doesn’t mean they should break up or they don’t belong together. Far from it. I really appreciate how the writers are handling this. And Chris and Darren are SUPERB. The confrontation scene was fantastic. Blaine and Kurt are no longer on uneven ground, they’re equals now. And we’ll continue to see them supporting one another, while also in competition with one another. I, personally, can’t wait to see it all being played out on my screen.

    • kd83954 says:

      I also really loved the Samcedes story. I was so proud of Sam and the way he respected Mercedes. Yes, he may have pushed a bit, but when it came down to it, he realized that losing her was far worse than waiting to have sex. He has grown so much. The Samcedes relationship, while on paper may not make sense, has really grown on me. Chord and Amber have a real natural chemistry and they play off one another so well. I hope this relationship sticks. Chord/Sam also cracked me up SO MUCH. I know y’all hate him but gosh, I love him and thought this was one of his best episodes. The Rachel-Mercedes talk was beautiful. I love how she talked about Finn without saying his name. I loved how special he still is to her. I love that she’s not focusing on love right now but is open to the possibility of it in the future. What two beautiful scenes they had. I’m always down for Artie-stories, so keep ‘em coming! Another great episode of NYC-only Glee!!

  28. Aries says:

    This was a good episode for all the characters. I love the Klaine drama, but can they please catch a break and have a ‘happy’ episode for once? All this drama is showing a real relationship (and the only one Glee has at the moment), so of course all the focus is on them. I’m glad they made up and came to terms with each other at the end of the episode. They tend to work things out in a very adult, mature way. I don’t think we will see a break-up at all. Samcedes is doomed. I love Rachel and Mercedes’ friendship – the scene they had together was sweet. I can do without Artie in NY (sorry)

  29. RichieS says:

    Good to see my man Artie gettin more tail than anyone else on the show. But dude you gotta cover the jimmy! Your pal Puck would be so proud.

  30. Trek says:

    Meant to post this not as a reply –

    Another thing people should note is that Kurt has made mistakes in the past two “klaine” relationship issues but it hasn’t been mentioned once. For instance, he completely shut Blaine down twice. The first time, Blaine was already in the middle of explaining his train of thought, and he marched off. The second time, Kurt lies to him about forgetting to text him, rather than just explaining he was still angry about it, and says they talk too much. Cue the battlescene fight. Shut him down again. And then when they finally get to talking like Blaine wanted, he says ” Just tell me next time” But Blaien had been trying to ! This happens AGAIN in the New new York episode when Blaine straight up asks Kurt if he thinks he’s suffocating him. That was the perfect time to talk about his concerns. Instead Kurt lies, says No and then speaks about it with someone else. The fact that Blaine gets irritated from that is normal. I’m not trying to make excuses for Blaine’s behavior but both have made mistakes, and yet only one guy has to apologize.

    • kd83954 says:

      I really agree. And this is what happened in the events leading up to their break-up. Blaine is not 100% at fault here. They BOTH are at fault! Blaine has done an amazing job of communicating his feelings but it’s missing with Kurt.

  31. Timmymommy says:

    Darren Criss tweeted last night that Ryan Murphy told him that Klaine will be breaking up really soon. That said, I do believe that Klaine is each other’s end game for better or worse.

    • kd83954 says:

      And then Ryan Murphy tweeted back “untrue!” They were trolling so hard. I’m sure they were BOMBARDED with tweets after the season 6 articles came out. I wouldn’t take what they said about that to truth.

  32. Sil says:

    I’m glad I DVR’d it, fast forwarded when watching it to the end to the girl talk. The best part.

  33. 80s says:

    “MERCEDES’ WAIT PROBLEM” — I see what you did there, Andy. Leave Amber Riley alone! :)

  34. jazzcolfer says:

    I loved Kurt in that episode so much. I’m a Kurt stan from day one anyway, but I love so much the fact that Kurt is standing up for himself. He wouldn’t have reacted like this to blaine’s crap a few seasons ago. Kurt might be paired with that whiny attention whore forever, at least he seems to see more clearly what kind of guy blaine really is. A whole episode of shallow blangst would’ve been absolutely unbearable if it wasn’t for Kurt’s flawless reactions and his amazing body. Also, I’m so happy he fought back during the combat training, when blaine was attacking like a bull he strategically dodged and hit some sense into blaine. I miss hummelpezberry dynamic, it was really funny, not okay fun. But, as long as klaine is in trouble, I can still watch some edits and enjoy Kurt being ten times more mature, and level headed than immature blaine. Loved Chris’s voice in Love is a battlefield and Amber and Kevin’s in let’s wait a while, it’s such a beautiful song.

  35. Jamia McRae says:

    Acutally I want to know what love is was remade as a gospel song a few year ago, so not to far of a stretch to sing it in church

  36. KevyB says:

    I said OUT LOUD when Mercedes appeared two weeks ago was, “OH GAWD, NO!” That character has NEVER brought anything to this show. Ryan Murphy was smart when he made Mercedes graduate and sent her off to LA. I’m sure the only reason he brought her back was due to Dancing with the Stars. Who cares? Her ability to dance does not negate the fact that this is a boring character, a fact that was underlined when Mercedes 2 – I mean Unique – was brought in to replace her. Now she’s continued her boredom in her last two weeks on the show. I thought when they brought Sam along to NYC that he would be the most boring character on the show. Well, now he’s #2. And the two most boring characters are in a relationship together! Yay? Get rid of these losers, bring back Santana and introduce some more interesting characters. Or give more screen time to the other members of Kurt’s band!

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