Well, after months of teasing and speculation, the big kahuna was finally delivered to us. Santana and Brittany finally made out!
This week's Glee started off on one of the funniest notes the show has hit yet, with Will revealing to the club that Puck is in juvie after driving his car into the front of a convenience store and jacking the ATM, cuz, you know, Puck's thug like that! Will sees this as a good thing though, because it leaves a temporary space for Sam, who has officially joined to club, to fill.
The focus of this week is duets. Each member of the club pairs off with another member and each group sings a song. Will, in a competitive mood again, makes it a competition, the winner getting a certificate for a free meal to this inexplicably popular italian joint. Anyway...
Artie pairs off with Brittany in an incredibly misguided attempt to make Tina jealous. He goes all the way with Brittany and, not surprisingly, immediately regrets it. Meanwhile, Finn and Rachel decide to throw the competition so that Sam can win, making him feel welcome in the club, Santana and Mercedes combine their respective diva strengths into one awesome amalgamation of bitchiness to win, and Sam schmoozes on Quinn, who is hesitant to engage in anything after the birth of her bastard.
Kurt takes on a big part in this episode as well as he finally comes to terms with the fact that his advances on the straight men of the club are making them uncomfortable. He finally realizes that he is as much to blame for Finn calling him a "offensive word that even I'm too much of a pussy to use" as Finn was.
Music wise, this was probably the best episode of the season thus far. All the songs popped and stood on their own. The big deal was that this was the week we would finally get to see Harry Shum Jr.'s Mike Chang get to sing a solo, although singing is a bit misleading. He had the male part in "Sing", from A Chorus Line, which is more a rap than anything, but, even so, it was nice to finally have him in the spotlight.
Santana and Mercede's song was awesome; Kurt's duet with himself was spectacular; Rachel and Finn's throwing of the competition was hysterical; and Sam's and Quinn's duet of Jason Mraz's "Lucky" was one of the best songs of the season!
On a character note, I'm interested to see how the events in this show effect Brittany. The episode ended with Artie telling her off about how cavalier she is with sex, and, shockingly, it seemed to resonate with her. And am I the only one who was touched when it panned to her pushing a meatball with her nose all alone? Are we finally going to see Brittany act like an actual human being? I hope so.
All in all, great episode. It's without a doubt the best of the season so far. Plenty of comedy, great songs, a good drama add up to a quality hour of television.
No Sue though. That's a problem!