'Glee' Recap: Santana's Grandmother Disowns Her After She Comes Out

Tue, November 29, 2011 10:55pm EST by 7 Comments
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Meanwhile, Rachel gets suspended for trying to rig the senior class election in Kurt’s favor and she is banned from sectionals.

Between the music and the plot development, Glee got itself back on track with its latest episode.

After slapping Finn (Cory Monteith) last episode, Santana (Naya Rivera) is facing suspension. But at the last second, Finn lies and claims it was a stage slap to save Santana. There is a catch, of course. Finn forces Santana to combine the Troubletones with New Directions for a little girl power week to help her get in touch with her lady-loving side.

For most of the episode, Santana is her b*tchy self, denigrating everyone and everything around her. But after Finn’s amazing rendition of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” — seriously, go buy it on iTunes right now — the head cheerleader comes to terms with her sexuality.

Her abuela (Spanish for grandmother, just FYI), however, isn’t as accepting as the Gleeks, and banishes her granddaughter from her house after Santana reveals her secret. Surprisingly, this didn’t lead to backtracking on Santana’s part, which I was fully expecting.

Besides Santana’s coming out party, it’s also the senior class election. Kurt (Chris Colfer) really wants to win. (He feels as if he won’t get into NYADA with a blank resume.) Worried that she’ll have to go to New York without her “best gay,” Rachel (Lea Michele) stuffs the ballot boxes so that she’ll never bave to worry where she’ll get her next emergency makeover or souffle in the big Apple.

But her plan fails. Principal Figgins figures out that someone cheated and originally blames Kurt, threatening to suspend him. Rachel does come clean in the end — but will have to sit out sectionals as a punishment.

In “thank God this happened” news, Quinn (Dianna Agron) admits to Puck (Mark Salling) that trying to steal baby Beth back was a bad idea. (Duh.) But it looks like Puck is going to ruin it by telling Quinn about his crush on Shelby (Idina Menzel).

In more “thank God this happened” news, Sue (Jane Lynch) lost the election to Burt Hummel (Mike O’Malley). Hopefully, that’s the end of her campaign to end all of the arts programs in Ohio’s schools.

But Sue’s loss does give us a new love-triangle.  Coach Beiste (Dot Jones) started dating Cooter Menkins (Eric Bruskotter), but Sue snatched him up after Cooter thought Beiste wasn’t that into him. Beiste, however, declared her intention to fight for Cooter (and also got to sing a kick-ass version of “Jolene”).

Also notable, Kurt and Blaine’s (Darren Criss) version of “F**kin Perfect,” the ladies’ performance of “I Kissed A Girl” and Puck’s “I’m The Only One.”

What did you think of this week’s episode, HollywoodLifers?

– Denise Warner

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Posted at 5:46 AM on December 28, 2011  

at the school next to my school the student teacher affair did happen but it is a rarity….and i mean its tv you guys tv isnt supposed to be realistic otherwise itd be pretty boring…

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Posted at 9:40 AM on December 1, 2011  

Did anybody else catch the Ashton Kutcher diss? After sleeping with Shelby Puck said something along the lines of “I did good, you’re really pretty”…isn’t that what Ashton supposedly said to one of his recent flings??

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Posted at 7:41 AM on November 30, 2011  

Why I feel like Fox bought all the reviews? Everyone praising Finn? He is a savior or something

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Posted at 11:22 PM on November 29, 2011  

Puck may tell Quinn about his “crush” on Shelby?? Did you watch the whole episode? Puck slept with Shelby and no doubt that is the secret he told Quinn. Thus the reason that lightning bolts were coming out of Quinn’s eyes later when she was glaring at Shelby.

I think that having a teacher sleep with her student was really a dumb move. And the fact that Puck is supposed to be 18 and that Shelby told him it was a mistake (even though she had a sexy grin on her face later when she passed him in the hall later – oh, the woman is just ridden with guilt) really makes little difference. If Mr. Schuester had slept with Rachel last season when she had a crush on him, how would that of gone down with fans? So why should what happened tonight be viewed any differently?

Really disappointed with this show after tonight – I’m done with Glee.

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Posted at 5:03 PM on November 30, 2011  

thats a stupid reason to stop watching glee “oh boohoo theyre showing a student teacher affair which NEVER happens in real life so im going to stop watching it because this totally never happens in real life and is unnacceptable” do you have any idea how stupid you sound? it’s just a freaking tv show and its an interesting storyline so if you want to stop watching glee, go ahead because its not like the actors are even going to see a dent in their pay checks.

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Posted at 9:43 AM on December 1, 2011  

Maybe Bill’s point is that Glee keeps getting praised as offering positive role models for teens (celebrating diversity, anti-bullying, etc.), and then it seems to casually introduce a teacher-student relationship in a way that ignores the ethical and moral realities. He has a point. If Rachel had slept with Mr. S we would probably think he was a perv and taking advantage of her, so there is definitely a double standard. My bet is on Shelby getting fired over this, so maybe that will provide the moral of the story

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Posted at 5:33 AM on January 27, 2012  

So I think since the main trouble tone girls will rejoin ND shelby has little use at McKinley high, so she is fired and goes off with Beth wherever she goes. My opinion. I also think Quinn and puck will get together in the last weeks before grad obviously they will get together, they’ve cashed it up the whole 3 seasons. And I think biest gets her man and sue goes mental !

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