But here we go.
Do we all remember when Kurt gave Rachel her first makeover? Nice to see that this one went better (and had better intentions).
I don’t suppose it will surprise anyone to find out I was most interested in Blaine’s makeover.
Because Blaine thought he was the one doing the makeover. And sure, he put a suit and tie on Sam (who still ended up stripping instead of debating) but mostly, Sam told him what Santana kept telling him in Season 3 — the bowtie is weird. And seriously? Isn’t it? Kurt was the only bowtied character before Blaine started at McKinley.
There was some brief speculation last year that Blaine’s bowties were indicative of the Kurt and Blaine relationship. Well, it looks as though that may still be true. Blaine is also finally being honest about transferring to McKinley entirely for Kurt (or is he just blaming Kurt now?). And maybe — was the Kurt-esque bowtie the clue?
Because this time, when Blaine needs Kurt to show he cares, and choose the symbol, Kurt is too distracted. And when someone tells him what he’s probably always known — that the bowtie is weird, he takes it off. He seems surprised that it didn’t hurt.
I think we’re all pretty sure Rachel’s makeover will stick, but will Blaine’s? The stills we’ve seen from the next episode show him in two outfits without a bowtie.
Also, about Blaine — we had two comments about his racial identity. There’s no way Brittany demanding proof that Blaine was born in this country was not a reference to being mixed race. A later comment about Filipinos didn’t feel accidental either.
I’m being hopeful here, but I really think this is a reminder that Blaine isn’t being whitewashed. Along with the race of “baby Blaine” and the information that he was meant to have been played by the mini Warbler at first, I think this is all looking pretty good. Although as Biyuti points out, Blaine being a PoC may mean that his storyline will always be somewhat limited.
There was little limited about Blaine’s activities in this episode though — from Roblaine to the magical guy in D&D (please tell me there are some D&D nerds out there who can talk about this better) and fighting zombies.
And the fighting the dead thing was interesting, because of how Blaine ushered Kurt to the afterlife (heaven, anyway) in “It’s Time”. Speaking of time, we had a closeup of Blaine’s watch, and then Kurt was wearing a pocket watch around his neck, which harkens us back a little to the day the two boys met, when Blaine was checking to see if it was time to fall in love.
Sam’s makeover is unlikely to stick. His budding intimacy with Brittany, however? Sticky.
Brittany’s makeover will last as long as her Rachel-clothes fad.
Rachel’s makeover will stick, and I’m not even all that curious about Finn vs Brody, though I think I like Brody better.
Kurt does not have a make over — in fact, I got to add a new photo to the Kurt’s Tail post.
Brittany throwing the election took me by surprise — in fact, I think it took me a few minutes to realise she’d done it on purpose — and why.
Brett is my spirit animal.
Isabelle is set to be all kinds of fun. The props and costume department are going to town on her desk and her wardrobe. A single cup (still waiting on that Tarot post!), calla lillies, peonies, dragon fruit, phoenix necklace.
I need more Rachel and Cassandra in my life. Is that too much to ask?