The Glee wedding episode’s
been over for an hour, and I’m still staring at my computer, trying to figure
out what happened and what I think about it.
The episode opens with Kurt, wearing some kind
of Icelandic headgear that looks quite adorable on him, being dragged down the
hall of McKinley High by his dad and Finn’s mom, Carol. They rush up to
where Finn is standing by his locker.
Finn looks more bewildered than usual. “Is this
one of those interventions?”
But no, it turns out Burt has just proposed to Carol.
Kurt is squeeing over Carol’s ring, but Finn looks completely freaked out.
Kurt offers to plan the entire wedding. “I have
a trunk full of wedding magazines hidden under my bed. I’m thinking of a russet
and cognac theme — those are colors, Finn. Fall wedding colors.”
Burt warns Kurt to keep the budget low, because they’re
going to be using all their savings on the honeymoon. “We’re gonna go to Waikiki,” he says proudly. “Stay at the hotel
where they put up the stars of Lost.”
Carol notices Finn’s not saying anything, and Burt
assures him they’re going to move into a new house, one where everybody has his
own bedroom. He also tells Kurt that, when it comes to the wedding, he doesn’t
care about the booze or the food, but he wants one heck of a band. “I’ve
been eating right and I’ve been exercising, and I want to boogie at this
wedding with Carol.” He calls him “Mr. Wedding Planner.”
Kurt’s up to the challenge, of course, and says he’s
going to hire the New Directions band. “Long story short, you’re having a
Burt and Carol aren’t the only ones planning a
wedding. Becky Jackson is on the job
— well, on the phone with her feet on the desk — in Sue‘s office, where there’s a stack of wedding invitations being
It all started, Sue tells us in voiceover, right
after she does a segment of “How Sue ‘Cs’ It” on the local newscast.
This one was on homelessness: “I just prefer to think of the homeless as
outdoorsy. So shine on, urban campers; you smell like adventure.”