“Glee” Recap: Puppies, Old Folks And Chris Colfer In A Harness

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When you ask “What’s so gay about Glee?” the obvious answer is “everything.” But we’re here to break down the queerest bits of Glee into bit-sized morsels for your enjoyment. Think of us as your gay cheat sheet to Glee fandom. 

This week’s Chris Colfer-penned episode gave us lots to gawk at: Blaine hugging dogs, Kurt’s arms in that Peter Pan costume— and reasons to cheer—Santana finding a purpose, Rachel getting grounded. If this doesn’t score Colfer an Emmy nomination, it should at least nab him more screenwriting work.

5. The Neckerchief Gets The “That’s What You Missed” Treatment. Ryan Murphy, are you reading our recaps? We’re flattered.

4. We Finally Hear About Elliot and Dani. Remember them? Our favorite NYC gays? Elliot went off on a yoga retreat and Dani is doing some roller derby. So sad we’ll never see them again, but at least we know they’re happy. Somewhere.

4. Santana Channels Her Inner PR Diva. Finally, Santana finds a practical use for her take no nonsense ways. Sure, her future as a musical diva will be great, but on the way there she can definitely earn a paycheck or two as a cut-throat PR person, as she proved in rehabbing

3. Kurt Hummel Soars Above The Crowd. And talks about his balls! Kurt snagged lead in a  production of Peter Pan at an assisted-living facility, which meant high-flying hijinks from Chris Colfer all harnessed up. Of course, Sam takes note of the harness being bad for the baby maker, to which Kurt replies that a lifetime of wearing skinny jeans has prepped him for the role.

2. Blaine Cuddles Puppies. Are we made of stone? How are we not supposed to swoon with Darren Criss sings  while swaying with an adorable puppy?

1.Martha Raye References. Colfer really focused on the oldies this episode—his newfound friendship with June Squibb’s character is questioned as a Martha Raye/Mark Harris situation by her daughter. Kurt stares blankly but we giggled uncontrollably. Wikipedia, if you need it.

Related: “Glee” Recap: Duets, Accessories, And “The Back-Up Plan”