In a tribute to the late Whitney Houston – the kids of Glee prepare for graduation and what comes next. The episode opens on Mercedes singing How Will I Know…she is joined by Kurt, Santana, and Rachel as they place photos of mourning for Whitney in their and lockers. The song ends with the in glam gear on the stage. This was a wonderful interpretation of the song. Downloading it now!
The kids are taking the death of Whitney pretty hard – so this week’s lesson is for the kids to express what is really going on with them in preparing to leave high school.
Kurt is trying to pick the perfect song for the Whitney assignment as well as the NYADA audition. He meets a kid in the music store named Chandler who is very enthusiastic and will be attending NYU. He asked Kurt for his number…cut to Brittany singing I Want To Dance With Somebody - it turns into a duet with Santana. With so many Whitney songs to choose from – I have a feeling that this episode may be light on actual story but heavy with music! Quinn is back in this episode and still in her wheelchair.
Joe approaches Quinn and asks her about her therapy. She is down because there does not appear to be any improvement in her condition. Joe offers to go with her to her next appointment so that it would be “less depressing” and he says being a Christian is more than talk. Will tells Emma that he wants to move the wedding up from December to May. Favorite quote of the night comes from Emma when she questions Will about the date change…”is this about S-E-X”?
Apparently Kurt did give up the digits to Chandler and they have been texting…he lets Rachel know about it and though she thinks it’s cute, she tells him that if he can’t share them with Blaine he should be concerned.
Joe and Quinn sing Saving All My Love For You. This is one of my top 3 favorite Whitney songs. I love the their voice meld on this song. Feels like another download. Their singing scene is cut with scenes of Quinn at therapy with Joe there by her side. It looks like something might be going on – whoever knows on Glee.
This episode quickly moves from one of my favorite songs to one of my least favorites…Santana and Rachel sing So Emotional. During the performance, Kurt is focused on his phone and the texts he is receiving from Chandler. Blaine is visibly distressed. In the girls bathroom the ladies of Glee are applying lipstick and fixing their hair and gossiping. They tease Quinn about the chemistry between her and Joe. She says that he is grossed out about the fact she is in a wheelchair, she is convinced that is the reason he did not kiss her. I suspect that it is because he is Christian not because Quinn is in a wheelchair.
Joe comes to talk to Sam about his feelings about Quinn. They have a really strong Christian to Christian conversation about being old school (no sex before marriage, no impure thoughts) vs. new school (sex with someone you care about and doing good things for others). Joe has some things to think about because he is definitely feeling something for Quinn.
While Kurt and Blaine get ready for the Being Bobby Brown marathon Blaine sees Kurt’s phone and sees all of the messages from Chandler. Blaine says that Kurt cheated on him, Kurt disagrees. Kurt defends himself by saying Blaine is an Alpha Gay and Kurt has taken a back seat to Blaine, so of course he liked it when someone paid attention to him. In class Blaine sings a techno(ish) version of It’s Not Right But It’s Okay. The message of this song clearly states that the cheater needs to get out. Pretty strong words.
Rachel and Santana have a coming together, with 42 days left in the school they decide to be friends. Kurt and Burt have a talk about Kurt’s impending departure for college. Burt is sad about Kurt leaving and he does not want to go. Kurt sings I Have Nothing for his assignment. Blaine is moved and so am I! We have not heard Kurt shine on a song in a long time. His countertenor (equivalent to a female mezzo-soprano) is superb and he only had to move to falsetto on a couple of notes. Pure joy.
Puck gives gifts to his Glee guys to make sure they remember all of the bro-ness they had together and for forgiving him “for sleeping with all of your women”. Kurt and Blaine go to Emma for couples counseling. Blaine is ultimately upset because all Kurt seems to think about is NYADA and he forgets that he is leaving Blaine behind in Lima. They work out some issues.
Will and Emma come to the crux of the situation of the wedding date change. Will does not want them to leave, that is why he is pushing for the wedding to be sooner rather than later. He is afraid that they won’t come back for the wedding.
Quinn and Joe discuss their feelings for one another and they decide to try something new. The kids had the option to blow off practice but it seems they all want to hang out together as opposed to doing their own thing. The gather in the gym to sing My Love is Your Love.
Solid episode, though I wish there was more story there. The music was some of the best of the season. Next week’s episode is about the NYADA auditions and it looks as if Coach Beiste is returning with an issue that requires the help from Sue and Roz. Also Whoopi Goldberg makes a guest appearance!