Tonight is a big night for many of the Glee Club members as they are going to get lucky! There’s big news from Kurt and Blaine. What are Rachel and Finn up to and who is bringing Coach Beiste romance?
Glee Episodes Review
Tonight we get a surprise, football coach Shannon Beiste is still a virgin! Much of the focus of tonight’s show is about some of the Glee Club kids losing their virginity, hence the title, “The First Time”.
Over the last couple of seasons we have seen a tasteful and subtle build up of relationship drama to tonight for Rachel, Blaine and Kurt, which climaxes tonight.
New Directions are busy preparing for the opening night of their school musical, “West Side Story”, which is probably one of the most performed musicals in high schools across the country. Artie is directing the show and enjoying the power the position of director brings.
However, Artie thought the emotion and tension between Rachel and Blaine as Maira and Tony wasn’t strong enough. Artie tells them that West Site Story is a story of sexual awakening and asks them, “Have you ever done it?”
The answer is no, neither of them have as they were waiting for just the right moment and right person.
The man of Coach Beiste’s dreams turns up in the form of Cooter Mankins who is visiting McKinley to recruit players for Ohio State football team. For Finn, this is an opportunity to impress and hopefully gain a scholarship. Despite Cooter’s best efforts, Coach Beiste does not get the hint that she is being wooed, until Artie intervenes and manages to convince Cooter to ask her out on a date.
Coach Beiste and Cooter Mankins have their first date at the opening night of the musical, which is surprisingly good. It could have been a lot worse. Sure, the accents weren’t the best, but they were passionate about the performance, the costumes were excellent and Santana looked ravishing as Anita.
Blaine makes his return to Dalton Academy to invite the Warblers to the opening night of the music. Together with the band, he performs an brilliant version of “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel and their moves were really spot on, much sharper than they were in past episodes.
But then Blaine is tempted by another man, Sebastian who showers Blaine in compliments and flirts with him outrageously. We see Blaine with that adoring puppy dog look that Kurt has when he sees Blaine. Sebastian asks Blaine to meet with him “Warbler to Warbler” as we see Santana and Rachel practise their duet of “A Boy Like That”
Out on the football field, the team are watching increduously as the recruiter, Cooter, flirts with Coach Beiste, even giving her a compliment on her new tube socks.
Blaine wants him and Kurt to be more adventurous in their relationships. Later on, Kurt interrupts Sebastian who is suggesting a fling with the former Warbler at the cafe. The three of them make plans to be a bit more adventurous and decide to visit Scandals that night, the local gay bar.
Elsewhere Rachel and Finn are enjoying a candelit dinner and when they get into bed, Rachel tells Finn she is ready to lose her virginity mainly due to her stage persona, Maria. When she realizes she has made a mistake in telling him this, she tried to back pedal and insists she loves him, but he leaves anyway.
Mike Change gets the ultimate ultimatum from his father. He’s told that if he continues to pursue his dreams and becomes a professional dancer, rather than the doctor his dad wants him to be then he is disowned, “You can no longer be my son” his father says.
After Artie’s little chat, Cooter asks Coach Beiste out for a “real honest to God sit down date” and presents her with a bouquet of red roses. Despite her lack of self confidence he refuses to take no for an answer and they arrange their date.
Rachel goes seeking advice from “her girls”, telling Brittany, Santana, Quinn and Tina that Finn ran out on her. Both Quinn and Santana tell her to wait, with Quinn telling her “Speaking of experience, Finn is terrible in bed”. Tine however, blushes as she admits that her first time was incredible because it was with Mike, her first love. This admission causes Rachel and Santana to sing a few lines of “One Hand, One Heart”.
Kurt and Blaine have procured fake ID’s and are heading to the Scandals bar, where Sebastian is waiting for them with drinks. As they are dancing, Kurt is joined by Karovsky, who admits he just wants to get through high school. Blaine, as drunk as a skunk, tries to pull Kurt (the designated driver) into the backseat for a little loving and ends up walking home alone.
Back in the auditorium the next day, Artie gets presented with a huge arrangement of flowers just before the curtain goes up. Will excitedly tells Emma that his is “without a doubt” the best musical McKinley High has ever put on. Santana and Puck’s lead performance of “America” earns them a standing ovation.
Mike sees his mother in the crowd applauding wildly and Kurt find Blaine practicing his dance moves. The two of them make up and Blaine confesses “Sebastian doesn’t mean anything to me”. Together they skip Artie’s after show party at Bread Sticks and head over the Blaine’s house instead.
We see Rachel, dresses as Little Hot Pink Riding Hood visiting Finn who is very upset and disappointed that he wasn’t recruited by Cooter for Ohio State. He’s telling her that “I suck!” and “I’m not good enough” as well as “It’s all over for me”.
As the show closes, we see both couples entwined in their beds with Rachel and Blaine singing the love song, “One Hand, One Heart”.