I don’t like ship wars, but I like how Kurt handled Karofsky.
Kurt: So, you tormented me, shoved me into lockers, called me horrible names and hate-kissed me. Now, after one conversation in a bar, you want us to be together?
Karofsky: When I was at McKinley, I hated who I was. I took that out on you because there you were, so proud. I’ve wanted to call you since that night at Scandals, and, look, it’s taken me a while, but for the first time in my life, I’m tying to be honest about what I feel.
And sure, Dave Karofsky has come a very long way. He just hasn’t come far enough to see that Kurt isn’t put on earth to help him work out his issues.
Hey, listen, I’m done bodychecking you into lockers and hate-kissing you. Now, I need you to be available to me in an intimate way, so I can navigate my confusing sexuality with someone I find non-threatening. Thanks in advance.
Oh hey, that love-of-your-life guy won’t be a problem will he?
I don’t think Dave’s expression of love had much to do with actual love (like Kurt says too. Hell, he barely knows Kurt, really). I think it had a lot to do with wanting someone to help him. Also, sex, touching, closeness.
Is wanting this stuff and identifying the person who could give that to you love? Er, no.
What’s fascinating about the way this is going is that Kurt’s bully is going to be bullied (from the looks of things). So, as viewers, we’re going to continue to feel some kind of empathy for Karofsky. And Karofsky is not a bad person. But he has done horrible things. He’s done horrible things to Kurt. Now horrible things will be done to him. Is that redemptive?
I’m worried about Karofsky. I genuinely am. I like him as a character. I hate to see what the world does to queer kids. I want to see him be able to move on with his life, but he needs to actually move on, I think.
Also, are all villains now to have handy, easy-to-identify boyband haircuts from now on? Just checking.
What is with Artie’s vest with the plasters on it? Wounded much? And the way Sugar talks constantly about disability. Like her awful accommodations that she makes for Artie that force him to dig in the rubbish, or in a potted plant, and it almost makes sense, but it doesn’t. There are a hundred other ways she could have framed her surprises that wouldn’t single him out. But thinking of a lot of accomodations that are made for people with disabilities, Gleehits the nail on the head.
Ok, God stuff.
I hate the way the McKinley Christian kids decided they’re all super gay-positive. Next on Glee: Blaine’s dad is the founder of Lima’s PFLAG group. Mercedes is so concerned about new-guy being uncomfortable. And yeah, Glee are making it sound completely ridiculous “how the God Squad feels about singing to gay people.” She’s totally unconcerned about her friends being excluded.
Where are the Bible-bashing kids complaining about Santana’s sweet lady kisses? Or are they just pretend monsters that queer kids are scared of for no reason? The thing is, teens deal with religion about as well as they deal with everything else. High School (and
University, for that matter) Christian fellowship groups are usually deeply unhealthy. Nevermind Figgins talks about his pastor more than he talks about his wife. Did he make up the complaints?
SECRETLY BAPTIZE PEOPLE isn’t as far off the mark as it should be. And OH MY GOD is Mercedes dating Shane to save him?
Also, love how Mercedes and Sam are both those annoying people who say “Amen” and “Praise” to everything about God. They probably forward on every Tumblr/Facebook/Email warning about everything Snopes has ever debunked too.
Teen Jesus can really sing. Also, being called Teen Jesus is a little scary, because things
didn’t work out great for Actual Jesus, unless you count the whole zombie thing, and I can’t see Glee going there. Unless he ends up in Dalton.
Rory is a lying liar who lies. To get girls. Can’t imagine this is going to work out any better than the Brittany/leprechaun thing.
Damn Mercedes is all kinds of hot in that red dress.
The Messrs Berry are my favourite people on television. The lube conversation? More please. The secret of a long and happy marriage? Advice from the couple who can’t get married. Yeah, that works for me. What is ice-fishing code for?
How not-ready for marriage are Finn and Rachel? And at the same time… I love their attitude. “This is going to be difficult; let’s work harder at it.”
Love Shack: From a strictly musical/vocal performance standpoint, Blaine should never be let sing with Mercedes. Kurt and Mercedes could have pulled that song off as leads, maybe with Artie. But Blaine’s voice just was not powerful enough. But narratively and thematically it was kind of genius. I have to make “You’re WHAT?” “Tiiiiiin roof, RUSTED!” my ringtone.
So yeah, Kurt. Periods, pregnancy and bridesmaid. Discuss.