March 16th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
YAY for Kurt!
He finally won Blaine's heart and the pair sealed it with a kiss or two. But more on that later.
It was a super huge episode with so much angst. The glee club members struggled to write an original song for Regionals and ended up with some interesting results. Santana's ode to Sam's lips, "Trouty Mouth," was just too much. Puck (barely) did a little bit better serenading Lauren with "Big Ass Heart."
I'd much rather adopt Mercedes' "Hell to the No" as my new theme song. It was soulful, defiant and spoke to the Diva (yes, capital "d") in all of us. I wonder if somewhere Whitney Houston was jamming to it.
The major theme was that good songs come out of pain, heartbreak and turmoil, and there was plenty of that going around.
Santana is beyond hurt that Brittany won't dismiss Artie for her, and Rachel was devastated to learn that Finn and Quinn are back on as a couple. Rachel poured her soul into writing and performing her original song "Get It Right."
But the winner of the night was the original tune "Loser Like Me," which utilized everything from the "L" on the forehead that Gleeks have appropriated from the losers to the throwing of confetti slushies at the end of the song. That made me smile.
And who doesn't love love? After Kurt pointed out that The Warblers have basically become backup singers for Blaine (I wish someone would have that chat with Rachel), the latter found himself initially bugged but later admitting what we all knew from the start – that they were meant to be together.
After the pet canary Pavoratti dies, Kurt sings The Beatles' "Black Bird," and Blaine realizes he wants Kurt to duet with him on Hey Monday's "Candles." “Kurt, there’s a moment when you say to yourself, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you forever,’” Blaine tells him. “You move me, Kurt. And this duet would just be an excuse to spend more time with you.”
Then they kissed and the Twitterverse exploded (#theykissed immediately started trending).
Kudos to The Warblers for their version of Pink's "Raise Your Glass," which rocked. Not so hot was the highly anticipated appearance by Kathy Griffin as a Sarah Palin-type character called on to judge Regionals. I love, love love Griffin and she clearly had the Palin wave down, but her lines just weren't that funny. Given her rep for biting wit, I expected the writers to do better by her.
Instead, Loretta Devine stole the show as Sister Mary Constance, a former stripper turned nun who did it to avoid homelessness. I spit out my soda when Devine's character said, "The convent is the one place I knew I could stay off the pole." Now that's some good writing.
Of course our kids won and are now headed to Nationals in New York. Sue added punctuation by punching out the messenger, and I'll admit I cried a little when Rachel thanked the kids for voting her MVP.
Did you love "Glee" as much as I did?
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