We see a long shot of Emma running down the hall of
the school, and then she and Mr. Schuester find Kurt in his French class — as
tweeted on #kurtrules, "of course Kurt is speaking French." Of
At the hospital, the prognosis is bad bad bad, and Kurt is
one part stiff-upper-lip and one part lost little boy and I don’t know how I’m
going to survive this episode. Kurt tells everyone he needs to be alone with
his dad for a few minutes, and they reluctantly leave him.
"Can you hear me, Dad?" he asks when they’re gone.
"If you can hear me, squeeze my hand." But there’s nothing, and Kurt
starts to beg.
I think the whole world wanted to give Kurt a hug tonight.
Finn, however, has hormones on his mind, not hugs. He tells
his sandwich that he never went to Sunday school and doesn’t know if God works
the same way as a genie and he’ll get three wishes, but he does know he wants
to touch Rachel’s boobs and that’s what he’s praying for.
Leaving that troubling image behind, we go back to the Glee
Club rehearsal room, where Santana and Brittany — with adorably matching
binders — swoop down on Kurt and give him some of what we all wanted to give
him. And Santana was just so real, so incredibly real, telling him how sorry
"we" were about his dad’s heart attack — yes, she said "we,"
how totally couple-y.
"I did a book report on heart attacks if you want to
give it to the doctor," Brittany
said next, pulling it out of her binder. "It got knocked down a whole
letter grade because it was written in crayon."
Then in what has to be the most inappropriate moment of the
show, Finn storms in and tries to make it all about him, ranting at Kurt for
not telling him about Burt’s heart attack.
I’m not sure what to think about the rest of the scene. Kurt
says it didn’t occur to him to call Finn because Burt’s not Finn’s father. And
Finn says he’s the closest thing to a father he’ll ever have, and that while he
knows it doesn’t look like what everyone else has, he thought they were a
family. And then he puts his hand on Kurt’s shoulder, and then kind of half-hugs
him, and Kurt holds up a finger in warning, and he stops.
I mean, have we seen anyone on Glee who has a
"normal" family? Those four are about as close to the "one man,
one woman, and two kids" as this show gets.