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Posted Wed, March 16, 2011 12:11pm EST

'Glee' Recap — Kurt & Blaine Kiss & Kathy Griffin Disappoints As Sarah Palin!


The March 15 episode of ‘Glee’ was one of the best ever — but the normally hysterical Kathy was a total dud!

The kids of Glee, or rather New Directions, are finally winners. After the disappointment of losing in regionals last year, our favorite group of high school crooners sang their way to first place with a whole batch of original songs. Take that Warblers!

Let’s start however with the biggest moment of the night — Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) FINALLY kiss. Much like Ross and Rachel in Friends, Glee’s resident will they, won’t they couple finally sealed the deal after Kurt won over Blaine with his touching rendition of ‘Blackbird” following the death of The Warblers’ canary. On a side note, I am so glad that bird is dead so we no longer have to pretend a high school chorus is keeping an avian creature as a pet.

To start from the beginning, New Directions realizes they need to try something new for Regionals and, at the behest of Rachel (Lea Michele) and with some shocking support from Quinn (Dianna Agron), the group decides to go with original content. Some, like Rachel’s “Loser Like Me,” were a huge hit. Others, like Santana’s (Naya Rivera) ode to Sam’s (Chord Overstreet) luscious lips, fell a bit flat.

Speaking of Santana, she is still bummed over Brittany (Heather Morris) choosing Artie (Kevin McHale) over her, though the two seem to be fine when Sue (Jane Lynch) starts tormenting the two and fills their lockers with dirt. Brittany, as she is wont to do, wonders when she put all that dirt in there.

Regionals run surprisingly similar to last season, with New Directions again wearing without a doubt one of most hideous looks ever. The judges this year are Rod Remington (Bill A. Jones), Sue’s ex, Sister Mary Constance (Loretta Divine), a stripper turned nun, and Tammy Jean Albertson (Kathy Griffin), a local tea party candidate.

In one of the biggest let downs yet in Glee, and in an otherwise perfect episode, Kathy was a total dud! I’m not sure if it was the writing or her delivery or just the fact that she was a bad fit, but she was in fact the most boring part of the episode.

In the end New Directions takes it from The Warblers, who in a nice change do not give Blaine EVERY solo, and are moving on. Still however, after the kiss earlier in the episode who really cares.

The question is, do you think they can advance in the next round?


-Chris Spargo