Guys, our show is starting to come back, and it's more heartfelt than ever.
Okay, so it wasn't a perfect episode by any means. Initially, I was thrown off by Artie, who seemed to be playing some sort of naughty-minded cupid, and by Rachel and Blaine's blatant naivety, but halfway in, I started to see the episode's heart. It wasn't about teenagers having sex, it was about love. That can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series forever kind of love.
Everyone was getting a little love this week. Well, except for Mike Chang, but I'll get to that later.
Let's start with Rachel and Finn, affectionately known as Finchel. Rachel's life is pretty much perfect. Seriously, she's the lead in the school play, tied for no. 1 in the polls for class president, and she has the hottest guy in school. According to Miss Berry, her life can't get any better (even though it looks like Hummel Berry is still on the outs). That is, until Artie screws everything up by telling his two starring leads -- Rachel and Blaine -- that they lack passion.
After all, how can Rachel and Blaine play Tony and Maria if they're virgins? Because that's never been done before, right? So for the first half of the episode, Rachel is on a mission to lose her v-card by Friday night's opening number, and it's just as unsettling as it sounds. I know that Brittany is usually the glee club's tokken dunce, but Rachel really comes in a close second this week.
Meanwhile, Finn has a lot on his mind. His girlfriend and his brother are both running for class president, he's losing his reign over the glee club and there's a recruiter for Ohio State University coming to Friday night's big game. And now his girlfriend basically wants to use him for sex? Now that's pressure.
After speaking to her trusted group of girlfriends -- Tina, Quinn, Brittant and Santana -- Rachel has a revelation. She really does love Finn! And what she did to him was super lame. We also learn that Mike and Tina did the deed last summer, and it was the best moment of Tina's life. You only have one first love, after all. Inspired by Tina's advice, Rachel decides that she's ready to lose her virginity to Finn -- because she's head over heels in love with him.
However, Finn isn't really in the mood to do it. It turns out the recruiter didn't see a future for Finn at Ohio State, and in a truly touching moment, Finn is scared. He's scared of his future. He's not talented enough for college football or a good enough singer NYADA (I have to agree on that one). Does this mean he'll take over Burt's shop when he inevitably gets elected? Looks like only time will tell.
But do you know what Finn has that no one else does? Rachel's v-card. Yeah, it happens. It's super adorable and delicate.
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