April 27th, 2011
12:46 PM ET
Wasn't this supposed to be another Lady Gaga episode of "Glee"?
Other than singing "Born This Way" at the end of Tuesday night's episode, there was very little Gaga. Instead we got 90 minutes of action which I believe could have easily fit into an hour.
First, Rachel got her nose broken by Finn (really, wasn't it enough that he broke her heart?) thanks to his klutzy dance moves, and she's off and running with a plan to get a nose job.
But not just any old schnoz – she wants Quinn's nose, which I guess was supposed to be symbolic of her wanting Quinn's man, who used to be her man, after he was Quinn's man first. That is to say, she really, really wants Finn back and thinks having a cuter nose will help. Or at least, that's my diagnosis.
This all brings us to what the night is supposed to be all about, which was self-acceptance. Along the way, Quinn runs for prom queen, Emma sees a therapist for her OCD, Santana blackmails Karofsky into becoming an anti-bullying advocate and her beard by threatening to reveal he's gay, and Kurt returns to McKinley High.
See how easily I summed that up? The show's writers could have done just that with their script, but that wouldn't have allowed us 5,400 seconds of life lessons.
When Kurt tells Karofsky "You need to be educated" while in essence blackmailing him into starting a group for friends and family members of gay students, I felt like he was really talking to the audience.
Not that I didn't enjoy some of the Broadway-esque after-school special moments. Who wouldn't want a friend like Kurt, who can stage a flash mob in a mall to convince Rachel to follow her idol Barbra Streisand's lead and leave her nose alone?
And while much was made of Quinn and her run for prom queen - which Lauren tried to thwart by uncovering the fact that she is really the formerly overweight, unattractive Lucy Quinn Fabray a.k.a. Lucy Caboosey - I felt like the night really belonged to Santana.
She embraced her inner lesbian (sort of) and rattled off the best likes like “The only straight I am is straight-up b-–.” You gotta love that.
With everything going on during the episode, I almost forgot to mention the music. I enjoyed Quinn and Rachel's mash-up of "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story" with TLC, but I really loved The Warblers serenading Kurt goodbye with “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane. I just hope it doesn't mean we will see less of Blaine.
What did you think of the latest episode of "Glee?"
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