The glee kids say goodbye to each other and the late, great Whitney Houston the best way they know how...through song, of course.
Mercedes starts this week's episode with a heartfelt a cappella version of "How Will I Know?" Rachel, Kurt and Santana (aka the other good singers in the glee club) join in and it's an eerie and emotional performance. Good job, glee kids, good job.
Mr. Schu is surprised the kids are taking Ms. Houston's death so hard after two months, so Emma shares the story about her reaction to Lady Di's death. Basically, "Whitney is their Diana." So, in true glee spirit, Mr. Schu creates a Whitney-themed assignment for the week to also help the students prepare to say goodbye to William McKinley High.
Brittany and Santana take a lighthearted approach to the assignment and bust a move to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," my favorite Whitney song of all time. Where can I get those '80s-inspired outfits?! Seriously. Halloween will be here before you know it. Later, Santana and Rachel squash their differences and sing "So Emotional" together and take the step toward becoming real friends instead of frenemies.
While Kurt's at the local record store trying to figure out which Whitney song to sing, he receives a compliment from this random kid about his hippopotamus brooch. Personally, I think it's hideous. But what do I know? Anywho, we find out random kid's name is Chandler. He later asks Kurt for his number and the two begin a semi-flirtatious texting relationship. Umm, hellooo...what about Bowtie Blaine?!
Rachel calls Kurt out on his texting and he retorts with an explanation of the "lesbian bed death," which is when two lesbians date long enough they become like sisters. Apparently, Blaine and Kurt haven't had a non-scheduled make-out session in about a month. Wait, I'm sorry, who schedules make-out sessions?!
Of course, Blaine finds out about the texting and an argument ensues, which leads us into Blaine's rendition of "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" complete with the cool-looking silver desk. Get it, Blaine! Afterward, he storms off. Is it just me, or does Blaine look extra hot when he's angry?
After a heartwarming one-on-one with Burt, Kurt sings his regrets to Blaine with "I Have Nothing" and even my mom, who normally disdains all things"Glee,"said he sounded pretty good. But is it enough? Later we find Kurt and Blaine in Emma's office for relationship counseling and you-know-what hits the proverbial fan.
Blaine confesses he doesn't like how every conversation he has with Kurt lately is about New York, New York. He apologizes for being distant and says he was just trying to practice how it's going to be next year when he's still in Ohio and Kurt's in the Big Apple. Ah, the joys of long-distance relationships...not!
Speaking of relationships, Mr. Schu wants to push the wedding up from Christmas to May so the glee kids can be there. Initially Mr. Schu hires Mr. Lavender, a wedding planner, (seriously, we couldn't get David Tutera for a cameo?! C'mon, the guy is the KING of weddings!), but fires him when he suggests the couple postpone until later in the year. I'm not sure when this wedding is going to happen, but I can't wait to see it...Mr. Schu plans to rap, of course.
Meanwhile, in rehab, no, not that kind of rehab, Joe and Quinn share a few moments, so much so that Joe goes to Sam for advice on the "feelings" he has in his pants. Sam advises Joe to decide if he wants to "get closer to God or closer to Quinn." At one time, Quinn was president of the chastity club, so we'll have to see what happens here.
In the end, the glee kids gather in the auditorium two by two and close the episode with “My Love is Your Love.” I don’t know if it was the song choice, them cleaning out their lockers, or the suden loss of Miss Whitney that made me a little teary-eyed, but I liked it. Now can someone please pass me some Kleenex. I have no idea how I'm going to make it through the graduation episode.
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