A Glee Furt romantic pairing was ruled out last season. But a Glee Furt alliance between Kurt and Finn was solidified in other ways, since their parents are still dating. What’s more, they were set to take the next step in last night’s episode, making the polar opposites into stepbrothers. Yet, for Kurt, planning the wedding was his only relief, as the Karofsky crisis reached a boiling point. But this time, Furt showed the Glee kids standing together to protect him – with one glaring exception.
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The girls used their power to get their boyfriends united against Karofsky – although not even Rachel could make Finn budge. With his image still hanging over him – along with the uneasiness of last year’s confrontations with Kurt – Finn stayed paralyzed while the others took action.
While the Furt pairing faced roadblocks, Principal Sue decided to plan the second wedding of the episode. But since no one else is compatible for her but herself, she naturally decided that the two should be wed. Yet this came just as Nazi-hunting mother Carol Burnett waltzed back into her life.
Despite all of the drama, this was a wedding episode, so the spectacle and sentiment was still on high display in the second half. The likes of “Marry You,” “Just The Way You Are” and the English version of “Quien Sera” were used for the occasion. Even Sue’s wedding had a tune, as she squared off with her mother over “Ohio.”
For Glee, Furt continued the season’s pattern between dramatic and lighter fare. Since last week was a jaunty ride with Gwyneth Paltrow, this week had even more drama, emotional turmoil, and catharsis to balance it out. This year, whenever the show gets too light one week, they put Kurt in the spotlight to darken the mood the next.
But this time, the intensity bordered on uplifting, once the wedding came and Finn finally saw the light. The episode even had Sue act like a human being for a bit, since even she has her limits with bullying. Yet although the gang and audience had big smiles on their faces for a while, it turned out to be rather fleeting.
The Furt episode had to have a lot going on, however, since sectionals are actually coming. Although the show almost forgot about sectionals, regionals and nationals for some time, it will be put back in the spotlight next week. Given the show’s pattern, it should be a lighter spectacle – in spite of the most recent game-changers.
Television Without Pity- “Furt”