“Kurt looked up from his desk and stared fondly at the old group photo of the members of New Directions, his High School Show Choir. He struggled to remember when it had been taken. He lifted the frame from the wall and scrutinized the tiny markings on the bottom that dated the photo.
‘Ah yes,’ he said. ‘That was the year everyone sang to me.’”
- Appointment with Apprehension: A Kurt Hummel Mystery; an excerpt from a fanfic I’m totally not writing in which Kurt is an old man solving mysteries in New England.
Glee! Plot lines now exclusively culled from 30 Rock one-liners! “Then I found out her mother was a nazi hunter. From OHIO!” Liz would say. “Isn’t she the woman who ended up marrying herself in a ceremony presided over by herself?” Jack would ask. “The very same!” Liz would reply and then Jonathon would come on screen and Jack would be mean to him and I would die a little inside.
Once again Kurt was the center of this episode, and once again this made me uncomfortable. Sue got married to herself, which initially seemed like a throwaway storyline, but Carol Burnett is in it. She and Sue sing a duet that is the answer to anyone who doubted me last week about how not-on-purpose terrible those performances were. Their number this week sure as hell didn’t cost as much as the Chicago number last week, and yet this one is not a horrifying display of mediocrity that would make Bob Fosse weep. See the difference?
Sue Sylvester was the most responsible and caring I’ve ever seen her, which makes me think she might be Lawful Evil. Or maybe she’s Chaotic Good but believes pain makes people virtuous? I really don’t understand this character’s morality, but it seemed like her job was to go through a certain number of “Principal Whose Hands Are Tied” clichés before the end of that first scene in her office. And then the Glee Club banded together to dispense vigilante justice. On Karofsky! Yeah, let’s just kill him! His life is probably really satisfying and not at all tragic! Then Kurt’s father reinforces the “Violence is the solution as long as the violence is being visited upon the wicked by the righteous” idea by threatening a minor in a High School.
The Glee wedding was nice, but it seemed odd how so much of it was about Kurt. And how everyone was making a point to say something nice about him and smile really big and not make any sudden movements, as if he might wish them into the cornfield if they displeased him. The last few episodes have kept up this barrage of compliments, with all of them getting ecstatic over everything he does. They treat Kurt like a new puppy. Because he’s perfect. And no one ever calls him on his flaws. And of course he can make a wedding work on almost no notice, he’s a magical queer.
So what are you all watching? Anything good?