November 24th, 2010
12:50 PM ET
To paraphrase my friend Kat, Tuesday night’s episode of “Glee” was a big punch to the heart.
Boy did I blubber all over the place with the sweetness that was the “Glee” wedding. I didn’t even care that the whole choreographed-dance-down-the-aisle thing has been done to death. The whole event was so heartwarming and charming that I felt swept away.
Well, almost - I was super scared that Kurt was going to get shot by the end of the episode. The tension with the bullying storyline just kept building and building and I was steeling myself for a major tragedy.
And while I haven't been thrilled with all the attention Kurt’s character has received this year (it’s starting to feel a bit like “The Kurt Show”), this storyline is compelling, timely and has been incredibly well done. When Kurt described his fear I felt it, like a sharp punch to the gut. That kid was terrified.
And I was so proud of Finn (I guffawed when Santana called him “Frankenteen”) for his heartfelt tribute to Kurt. Such a feel good moment for all of us Gleeks as we watched the love between Carol, Burt, Kurt and Finn as the rest of the gang helped celebrate their new family. Cue more crying by me. Honestly, this show wore me out!
I even worked up some sympathy for Sue thanks to the wonder that was her mom, played by the amazing Carol Burnett. Sue’s mother is a Nazi hunter? Well of course she is, and no one does comedy better than Burnett. Fingers crossed that they bring her back soon and often.
Watching Burnett and Jane Lynch as Sue perform “Ohio” reminded me of how well this show marries plot with music (likewise the two Bruno Mars hits) in a way that just pulls you in and makes you want to cheer. I thought it was sheer brilliance having the dual storyline of Carol and Burt’s wedding and Sue marrying herself.
Getting a glimpse into the mother-daughter dynamic just explains so much about Sue. Only Lynch could pull off being both insulting (calling him “Lady”) and nurturing (offering to be an “extra set of eyes” to guard against the bully) to Kurt and make it all so clever, fun and delicious.
Now that Kurt is heading to another school I can’t wait to see what develops. I’m also looking forward to more singing/acting by “Glee” newbie Darren Criss, as I heart him so!
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