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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