May 4th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
Darn you "Glee."
Just when I thought I would make it through an entire episode without crying, you got me at the end of Tuesday night's episode.
It was Fleetwood Mac night because rumors were flying ("Rumours" happens to be the title of a famous Fleetwood Mac album) about everything from Santana's sexuality to whether or not Mr. Schuester was planning to desert the kids and pursue his dream of being a Broadway star.
The show started with a pretty funny bit about Brittany's online show "Fondue for Two," which I would totally watch if she really hosted said show. We also got to meet her fat cat Lord Tubbington, who I thought stole every scene he was in with his genius mix of disdain and ambivalence.
Kristin Chenoweth returned as the tipsy April Rhoades, who enlists Will in helping her put together a Broadway show about her life. The pair clearly have the hots for each other (he appears to have gotten over Holly pretty quickly) and they also give us a glimpse of what could be the fate of Finn and Rachel if they don't get it together soon.
Speaking of the latter pair, Rachel tries to get Finn to commit to doing a duet with her at nationals and shows him a blind item in the school's "Muckraker" paper which suggests that Sam and Quinn are fooling around behind his back.
When they stake out Sam, they see Kurt coming out of a motel room with him. Wow. I'd almost forgotten Kurt was back.
Anywho, there was more possible betrayal where that came from as they later caught Quinn coming out of the same hotel room with Sam and embracing him. Meanwhile, Artie accurately figured out that Santana has been making a play for Brittany and called Brit stupid for not figuring out Santana's manipulative ways.
Kudos to Heather Morris as Brittany for showing us some serious depth of feeling this week. Her tears and disappointment with Artie as they broke up was first-rate.
As was the actress Naya Rivera, whose portrayal of closeted Santana has far surpassed what I expected. She really got me when she sang a tender version of "Songbird" to Brittany.
But what really turned on the waterworks was the revelation that Sam and his family are living in one room in a motel since his dad lost his job and their house was foreclosed on.
Turns out Kurt and Quinn were just pitching in to help Sam out with clothes and caring for his younger brother and sister. I was bawling right along with Sam by the time Rachel and Finn showed up at the hotel with clothing for Sam and his guitar he had pawned to earn money for his family.
I had a whole ball of tissue in my hand by the time everyone - Sam's adorable little brother and sister included - gathered on the school stage to sing "Don't Stop." Well played, "Glee."
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