The story lines were all over the place, the music was awful -- which was especially upsetting because I happen to really like chick rock -- and the worst part? It made me stop caring about these characters. Not to mention that I think I fell out of love with Blaine. This could be a problem.
In fact, the only character I sympathized with this episode was Santana (and Coach Bieste, but I'll get to that). The one thing I think 'Glee' does consistently well is demonstrate how gay teenagers feel about coming out. This episode featured an emotional scene between Santana and her grandmother -- her beloved abuela.
Not everyone is as accepting as Burt Hummel, and Santana learned that first-hand.
For some reason, I thought her abuela would be scarier ... and then I realized that she is pretty scary. After Santana comes out to her abuela, explaining how much she loves Brittany and feels happy with her, her abuela kicks her out of the house. It wasn't that her abuela looked angry or mad, but it was the look of disappointment and hurt that spread across her face that really hit to the heart of the matter.
Unfortunately, we don't know how this all gets resolved because in the next scene, we see a happy, smiling Santana singing k.d. lang's 'Constant Craving.' Now do you see my frustration?
Did her abuela kick her out? Where did she go? Who did she tell? To be honest, I was hoping for a scene between Santana and Burt, but instead, we got a song.
In this episode we also learn that Finn thinks Santana is awesome. You see, after the slap-heard-around-McKinley, Principal Figgins wants to suspend Santana. It seems that Figgins doesn't allow violence in his school. That's strange because I seem to remember Kurt getting violently harassed by Karofsky last season.
But wait, Finn has an idea! He tells Figgins that Santana only "play-slapped" him in order to get her off the hook. Why, you ask? Well, Finn wants to help Santana cope with coming out -- by inviting the Troubletones to sing with the New Directions so that they can all show Santana how awesome chick rock is!
It turns out that Finn is actually looking out for Santana because she's his first, and that means something, you know? He cares about her, and the two actually share a really touching moment in the hallway. Finn tells Santana that he doesn't want her to kill herself like the kids he sees in the news -- kids like Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old who committed suicide after making an It Gets Better video.
To be honest, I've never really liked Finn as a character, but in that moment, he couldn't have been more perfect. Telling Santana that he cares about her and doesn't want her to hold her feelings for women in anymore was one of the most touching scenes of the series. His cover of Greg Laswell's cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' may just be my favorite Finn solo ever. Sure, it wasn't his best from a vocal standpoint, but it was surprisingly raw and emotional. It even got Santana to soften up.
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