Kurt’s serving up a heart-healthy meal for his dad, who is home from the
hospital but still has "a serious arrhythmia."
Burt asks how school is, and Kurt tells him about Sam, and that they’ll be
singing a duet together even though "Finn practically begged me not
"This kid, Sam," Burt says. "Does he play for your team?"
"Undetermined," says Kurt.
"Maybe Finn has a point," Burt says. And then Burt says that Finn’s
mom told him that Kurt hadn’t been totally honest with him the year before,
that he had a crush on Finn and wouldn’t leave him alone. "Is this
true?" he asks
Kurt jumps up. "So a gay guy can’t be friendly to a straight guy without
it being predatory?"
"You gotta understand, most guys don’t know how to deal with unwanted
"So you’re saying I shouldn’t sing with this Sam guy, because it might
upset a couple homophobes. I thought you said no one pushes the Hummels
"I’m not saying that. I’m saying maybe it’s you who’s pushing this kid Sam
around, trying to take advantage of him because you’re interested in him."
Yeah, because when you meet someone and you don’t know whether or not they might
be interested in you, spending time together in a shared interest is
"taking advantage" of them, and "pushing them around."
Kurt blasts back, "Dad, you have no idea what it’s like. I’m the only
openly gay kid at school, in this town. I mean, why can’t I walk down the hall
with a person that I like? Slow dance at my prom?" He’s almost in tears.
And oh, by the way, he’s totally right.
"Come here," Burt says gruffly, and Kurt does. "You think I
don’t want those things for you? I do. You know, until you find somebody as
open and as brave as you, you’re just going to have to get used to going it
And then Kurt drops his head on his dad’s shoulder, and we fade out. Sob.