Secrets spilled out on Glee this week faster than Sue could cross Dan Quayle off her booty call list.
With the show once again packing a number of storylines into a single hour - Santana's sexuality, Beiste's broken heart, Rachel's ballot box blunder, Puck turning into both a genius and the teacher's naked pet - which revelations had the most impact?
Let's review the Gleeful and the glum-filled aspects of "I Kissed a Girl," shall we?
Gleeful. The songs. I LOVED Puck's stripped down, rock version of "I'm the Only One," couldn't buy into Finn's take on "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," but mostly just appreciated how well-integrated the covers were into the storylines. Comparing Sue to Dolly Parton's iconic Jolene? Can't say I saw that coming when the episode started, but it worked, didn't it?
Glum-filled. Puck really did become like "that Beautiful Mind guy" this week. He was a math expert. He saw into Quinn's soul. He knew exactly what to ask the doctor. But I'm not sure if the second part of his statement rang true. Without the crazy? Are you sure, you mohawked piece of cougar bait? Especially after you told Shelby off because she finally came to her senses and realized (far too late, of course) that the two of you had no business being together... and then ran right into Quinn's bed?
You would have jumped right into another round, too, if you had protection. You also voted for Ross Perot. Come on now, Puckerman.
Glum-filled. Why couldn't we see Santana's conversation with parents? Seemed like a mighty important plot point to just gloss over with one sentence.
Gleeful. The chat with her grandmother was as gut-wrenching as intended. I'd say it was over the top and unrealistic, but I wish that were true. As many unfortunate teens can probably attest to, it was likely far too accurate in some cases.
Glum-filled and Gleeful. The entire lesbian storyline is typical Glee, really. It means well, but it veers all over the place. Seriously, it's great that Finn's plan worked and all, but when your friend is feeling embarrassed and confused about how to handle the most important, most personal decision of her life... I'm not sure that forcing the issue down her throat is the proper way to handle it. Santana was 100% correct in calling Finn out for forcing her out of her "flannel closet" and his response that he doesn't want to see her dead was very sweet, but also quite the leap.
Moreover, where was Kurt in all of this? Trying to win an election, I know. But it would have been nice to see the student who could best relate to Santana offer her a few words of guidance.
Gleeful. Beiste just slays me. Who else could turn bench pressing a wildebeast into a romantic plea for affection? Or down about 47 pounds of chicken in one sitting, all while keeping a close eye on her class ring and fighting off comparisons to Brian Dennehy? He should be so lucky!
Gleeful. Rachel acted unselfishly! Sort of! Yes, she wanted Kurt to attend college with her in order to have a friend close by, but progress is progress. She certainly put herself on the line with that election-rigging and it led to an intriguing cliffhanger. Sectionals without Rachel Berry? That's like an iPhone 5 without its ability to vibrate!
Glum-filled. Please tell me that Burt Hummel winning his congressional seat won't result in less Burt Hummel going forward. That guy rules.
Overall, a strong, fun episode of Glee, replete with appropriate music; tremendous nicknames (Fetus face... Hamburgler...); too much teacher/student sex; but a conclusion that left me anxious for next Tuesday night. What did you think?