“Glee” Episode 204 Recap: “Don’t Go Breakin’ Kurt and Brittany’s Hearts”

Then Sam and Quinn do their duet, and Santana gets more and more agitated as
they sing "Lucky I’m in Love with My Best Friend." Almost everyone  is smiling and clapping and, at the end,
applauding, but Kurt is leaning against the wall, morose, and Santana? She
hisses to Mercedes, "So fricking charming," like that was a dirty
word. Touch a nerve, Miss Hotness? Is it the lyrics, or the fact that Quinn and
Sam might have been better than you and Mercedes? I’m voting for the former.
I’m sure Santana would tell me I’m wrong.

I’m not so sure what I think about the next scene. Artie breaks things off with
Brittany, and
drops out of the duet competition. His reason is that she was just using him
for his voice — which we learn in flashback he got from Santana, who pointed
out that "I don’t mean to be a bitch — well, actually, I do — but the
only thing she can get from you that she can’t get from someone else is super
choice parking."

I should hate this, but this sign that she’s consumed with jealousy is actually
making my heart sing. I’m a horrible, shallow person.

But Artie’s not done. He accuses Brittany
of hurting him by using him for sex, taking something precious and meaningful
and cheapening it. She tells him it’s not like that, that she wanted to go to
Breadsticks with him, and eat a single long strand of spaghetti together like
lady and the tramp. "I’ve been practicing pushing a meatball across the
table," she says, "With my nose."

And he just smacks her down and rolls way, leaving her forlorn. Yes, yes, fine,
I’m in love with Brittany,
but why does he have to be such a jerk, first to Tina, then to her? I always
liked Artie, but seriously? He’s kind of a prick.

Quinn and Sam win the duet competition, Santana freaks out and Rachel pretends
to, and Kurt continues to sit alone and miserable against the back wall.

"This is totally not a date," Quinn says to Sam as Mr. Schue hands
them the Breadsticks gift certificate.

So now Rachel’s gonna make me like her again. She chases after Kurt and
convinces him to do a non-competitive duet with her. "I think that you and
I are a little bit more similar than you think," she begins.

He whips out a can of hair spray and spritzes his do thoroughly. "That’s a
terrible thing to say," he tells her.

"I know you’re lonely. I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to have
feelings in high school you can’t act on. Fear of being humiliated or ridiculed
or worse. But we’re gonna win National this year, and you know how we’re going
to do that? Because we have you."

"That’s true," he says.

"That’s twelve people who love you for being exactly the way you are. I
know you’re lonely, but you’re not alone."

He gives her a beautiful smile.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tags: ,