May 11th, 2011
12:11 PM ET
It's prom season.
So it's only natural that "Glee" had its prom on Tuesday night, which was at least as fun as my actual prom in 19-noneofyourbusiness.
It was all pretty authentic – what with folks breaking up right before the big event (Artie and Brittany), the chunky girl who can't get a date (poor Mercedes) and the chick willing to do anything to be prom queen (hello Quinn and Santana.)Despite a really sweet version of "Isn't She Lovely" (I laughed out loud when Mercedes remarked that she thought the song was about a baby, which it is), Brittany still refused to make up with Artie or go to prom with him. Instead, she opted to go solo and dance with everyone else's date, which she said in essence made them her dates. Brill.
Rachel did a a sweet thing in coming up with the idea for a cheap, three-way prom outing with her, Mercedes and Sam since she didn't have a date either. But that wasn't an issue for Rachel very long.
I clapped with the return of Jesse St. James (I heart you, Jonathan Groff, and have longed to see your character again). His return was good for Rachel because I think we are all ready for Finn to feel some of her jealousy and pain.
Rachel and Jesse rocked Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" which only highlighted for me how incredibly awesome that song will always remain. Jesse asked her to prom and I couldn't wait for Finn to fume.
Kurt asked Blaine, who revealed that he and a male friend had been brutally beaten while trying to attend a dance at his old school. Thus Blaine sided with Kurt's father about not wanting him to wear a kilt to prom.
Karofsky continued to struggle with his sexuality and broke down in tears apologizing to Kurt. My heart really goes out to him and the closeted Santana. So much shame and pain.
I think my favorite part of the whole episode was that the glee kids got to perform at prom, which was all types of awesome. Artie, Puck and Sam rocked the song that will never die, Rebecca Black's "Friday;" Rachel crooned a heartbreaking rendition of "Jar of Hearts" while staring at Finn dancing with Quinn; Blaine went indie with "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You"; and Santana and Mercedes closed it out with "Dancing Queen."
Speaking of which, the latter came after Kurt was humiliated by his winning the title of "Prom Queen" opposite Karofsky's "Prom King" (oh, the irony!). He was crushed, but decided not to let it destroy him and quipped "Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton!"
Kudos to co-creator Ryan Murphy for not allowing Karofsky to use the moment to come out. That would have been too after-school special-ish. And boo for the slap Quinn delivered to Rachel after Finn and Jesse got tossed from prom for fighting. I wanted to see more tension, not a slap and then an instant makeup designed to make us feel sorry for Quinn because she so fears losing her looks.
And what kind of back-handed compliment is it that she told Rachel she never has to worry about losing her beauty? That was just so high school.
Wait, I guess that was the point, huh? Love you, "Glee."
What did you think of this week's episode?
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