Santana faces the challenge of coming out to her family now her “secret” has been revealed for all to see and Finn is trying to comfort her and help her feel better about herself. Puck is trying to seduce Shelby and Quinn is trying to seduce Puck! Elsewhere it’s voting season. Both the Senior Class President and the Congress seat elections are taking place. Sue is also busy complicating Coach Beiste’s relationship!
Glee Episodes Review
Santana starts the episode in Principal Figgin’s office. She is under threat of suspension for hitting Finn in the face in last weeks episode. Santana spins a story of an evil alter ego called Snix who took control of her slapping hand. However, Finn changes his tune and declares Santana innocent on the condition that her Troubletones colleagues join him and the Glee Club in a pre-Sectionals discussion.
During this “powow” Finn wants both the show choirs to show support for Santana coming out by covering music “by ladies and for ladies”. He thinks this is going to help her feel better and get through her secret being exposed. We hgave a performance by Kurt and Blaine of “Perfect” by Pink, they of course know what Santana is going through.
Santana is resistant to the support of her friends, but Finn persists in getting through to her. He is worried that the anger she directs at the people around her could end up being directed internally and result in her doing something stupid and hurting herself. Finn tells her that she means something to him. It’s a bit hard to understand Finn’s reasons, but remember that Finn has a gay step-brother and played a part in outing Santana.
Puck performs “I’m The Only One” by Melissa Etheridge for Shelby. Quinn attempts to distract him by offering a romantic night together but Puck turns her down, and not in a nice way! We find out that Quinn wants to have another baby because she can’t have Beth. Quinn is acting pretty crazy and Puck is working to convince her that she doesn’t need a baby or to have pink hair in order to be special.
Finn sings “Girl’s Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper as part of his trying to convince Santana to accept the help she is being offered. It’s a pretty serious subject they are addressing and it is done quite well.
Santana is approach by a creepy guy in the hallway who wants to help her change her mind about men, but she is rescued by the Glee Club girls. Santana, Rachel and the rest of the girls sing “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry together and Santana decides she’s going to follow tell her family about her sexuality.
When Santana comes out to her parents they are understanding, which she is surprised about. However, her grandmother isn’t so accepting, even when told how unhappy Santana is about hiding her sexuality.Santana is told by her grandmother to get out and that she doesn’t want to see her again! For her grandmother, Santana’s sexuality is a sin and she should have lived a lie instead of coming out of the closet. It’s a bit harsh on Santana, but it is nice to see her softer side for a change.
Sue is wondering whether her campaign opponent was implying that she too might be a lesbian so she decides to get out her little black book and find herself a man. She flip past Dan Quayle (“too needy”), Oliver North (“biter”), and Matt Lauer (“too much crying”) and settles on Coach Beiste’s man, Cooter Menkins! Whilst Sue mocked Beiste, she did fight back, telling Cooter, “If I had to bench-press a wildebeest just to prove to you how much you mean to me, I would do it.”
The coach runs in to Sue and Cooter together and is understandably upset. Cooters tells her that, “I want a girlfriend, not a buddy” and that their relationship wasn’t heading towards the girlfriend part. We finally hear the coach sing a good rendition of “Jolene” by Dolly Parton.
Despite all of Sue’s manipulation and schemeing, she loses the election and Burt wins the seat! Sue and Coach Beiste is hotting up for a battle over Cooter with Sue keen to keep him and the coach willing to do anything to get him back.
Shelby called Puck to the hospital after his daughter, Beth, cut her lip. When they got home after the trip, Shelby took Puck to bed. She’s entered dangerous groundnow she’s moved from flirting with a student to sex with a student. He gets angry later on when Shelby tells him their sleeping together was a mistake.
Puck, for some reason known only to him, confesses all to Quinn. Knowing her almost psychotic breaks, who knows what this is going to do to her, particularly as Puck as spurned her advances recently.
Kurt and Rachel are getting worried about the Senior Class President elections because it appears Brittany is in the lead and Kurt desperately needs this on his resume.
Rachel, in an attempt to help Kurt stuffs the ballot boxes with votes for him, but unfortunately doesn’t think her plan through fully and adds more fake votes than there are senior class members! Rachel ends up confessing what she has done to prevent Kurt getting punished and ends up with a weeks suspension plus she is banned from going to the sectionals.
At the end of the episode, we see Kurt congratulating Brittany on her win, despite the fact he is distraught at losing. The closing song is “Constant Cravin” by K.D. Lang, which includes a verse by Shelby for her craving for Puck. With the suspension and ban for Rachel, her dream of her and Kurt living in New York is looking like it is in serious jeopardy. Do you reckon she must really, really love Kurt?
Songs featured in this weeks episodes are :
‘I Kissed a Girl’ by Katy Perry
‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ by Cyndi Lauper
‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton
‘I’m the Only One’ by Melissa Ethridge
‘Constant Craving’ by K.D. Lang
‘Perfect’ by Pink