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

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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 Glee got into the nitty gritty of being a performer: Rachel made hard choices about how to go after her dreams—and which ones were important. Mercedes learned that going to bat for Santana might knock her out, and Kurt and Blaine realized there might only be room for one in the spotlight.


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5. Sancedes. Even better than Samcedes is Sancedes, the magical union of Santana and Mercedes. Their duet on Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing”) was pure joy, and they played off each other amazingly in their storyline.


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4. Kurt’s Neckerchiefs. It’s been a while since we could truly giggle at a Kurt Hummel fashion choice. (Remember that spate of weird headwear he kept pulling out in Season 3?) This week he was all about the jaunty scarfs and we loved it.


3. Story Of My Life. We’ve been spoiled with great Klaine duets as of late, and throwing some One Direction in there is icing on the cake. Sure, the performance may have been awkward and brought back shades of “Animal” from Season 2 (stop trying so hard, Kurt!) but their voices sounded great together. Plus it was the embodiment of their joint force entertainment powerhouse stance as an engaged couple. Too bad there’s some issues with that…


2. Klaine Troubles? It’s not as dramatic as a big argument scene, but Blaine’s new friendship with June is putting some interesting strains on our couple. Kurt’s not mad or jealous, but June thinks Blaine should call of the engagement. Blaine does nothing of the sort, but also lies to Kurt about involving him in the big showcase. When this blows up, it’s going to blow up big time.


1. Peter Pan. Okay, it comes from next week’s episode but there’s no way anythingcan top the small clip we get of Chris Colfer dressed as a camouflaged Peter Pan singing Madonna.

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