In what I believe to be a first for Glee, the show opened with a slightly higher TV rating, because of the sex and whatnot. The subject matter of the episode got the Parents Television Council granny panties in a bunch. Glee has explored sex and cherry popping before, but things were taken a bit more seriously this time.
As director of the school’s production of West Side Story, Artie sees that his two stars like the passion they need to play Maria and Tony. Unlike Artie, Rachel and Blaine have barely gone past second base and think they need to spice up things in their personal lives. Blaine heads back to Dalton where he meets his Warblers replacement, Sebastian.
You could tell by his name that he would be a douche, how many nice Sebastian’s do you know? The one from The Little Mermaid doesn’t count. The kid wants Blaine, for some reason, but of course he is in a relationship with Kurt and all of his sweaters. Finn goes to Puck for sex advice, and a condom because he’s an idiot. While a recruiter from Ohio State is visiting, Coach Beiste reveals that she has has a crush on him for years but is afraid to let him know.
Blaine and Kurt use fake IDs to get into a local gay bar. Karofsky, who transferred schools, is hanging out there and talks with Kurt, the two seem to have patched things up. Klaine almost get it on, but Kurt doesn’t want his first time to be with a drunk partner. Can’t blame him for that. Finchel’s what is this their second time, didn’t work out either but the show had to go on.
Opening night of the play was a success, even though Mike’s dad didn’t show up. Before the after party, Blaine assures Kurt that Sebastian means nothing to him. Sebastian seems like a bit of a creeper, so he won’t be going away easily. Unfortunately for Finn, the scout doesn’t pick him and he realizes that he might be stuck in Lima forever. He’s not good at much else but football so I would start saving up for that two bedroom trailer now kid.
There was no sign of Mercedes this episode, not even for Rachel’s little girl sex talk. It was nice to not have to hear Will say anything, and there was also no Sue. It’s good that the focus is going back to the kids, an next week we’ll get to see them beat the crap out of each other in dodgeball.
“Tonight” sung by Rachel and Blaine. Most of this episode featured music from West Side Story, with the musical scenes abridged with the kids talking. I tend to ignore both of them, but Lea and Darren’s voices work well together and they do make a good Maria and Tony.
“Uptown Girl” sung by the Dalton Warblers. I thought that with Blaine transferring to McKinley we’d be done with these guys. They know how to lay it on thick, and of course Blaine couldn’t resist joining them for this Billy Joel classic. Sebastian wasn’t singing to the teacher as much as he was trying to get Blaine’s attention.
“A Boy Like That” sung by Santana and Rachel. Santana doesn’t get to do much besides crack jokes and bitch, but when she sings she really shines. She was perfectly cast as Anita because she has the right amount of feistiness for the role. Surprisingly, Naya and Lea’s voices mesh well together.
“America” sung by New Directions. Next to Tonight, this is probably the most famous number from West Side Story and they did it justice. As good as the original cast recording, well no, but I wouldn’t immediately ask for my money back if I saw McKinley’s show.
“One Hand, One Heart” sung by Rachel and Blaine. As the episode closes, we see the couples hand in hand, and I guess sort of happy. They all have a lot of important decisions to make, some about sex, others about their futures.
Cuddling is always a little better with a Broadway ballad.