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'Glee' Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: Santana Comes Out and There's a New Class President

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 29th 2011 10:45PM
glee season 3 episode 7 recap['Glee' -- 'I Kissed a Girl']

Uh. Maybe it's time to bring the leprechaun because 'Glee' could really use some magic. Sure, every season has its good episodes and its not so good episodes -- unfortunately, 'I Kissed a Girl' was one of the not so good ones. In fact, it was down-right frustrating.

The story lines were all over the place, the music was awful -- which was especially upsetting because I happen to really like chick rock -- and the worst part? It made me stop caring about these characters. Not to mention that I think I fell out of love with Blaine. This could be a problem.

In fact, the only character I sympathized with this episode was Santana (and Coach Bieste, but I'll get to that). The one thing I think 'Glee' does consistently well is demonstrate how gay teenagers feel about coming out. This episode featured an emotional scene between Santana and her grandmother -- her beloved abuela.

Not everyone is as accepting as Burt Hummel, and Santana learned that first-hand.

For some reason, I thought her abuela would be scarier ... and then I realized that she is pretty scary. After Santana comes out to her abuela, explaining how much she loves Brittany and feels happy with her, her abuela kicks her out of the house. It wasn't that her abuela looked angry or mad, but it was the look of disappointment and hurt that spread across her face that really hit to the heart of the matter.

Santana Comes Out on 'Glee'

Unfortunately, we don't know how this all gets resolved because in the next scene, we see a happy, smiling Santana singing k.d. lang's 'Constant Craving.' Now do you see my frustration?

Did her abuela kick her out? Where did she go? Who did she tell? To be honest, I was hoping for a scene between Santana and Burt, but instead, we got a song.

In this episode we also learn that Finn thinks Santana is awesome. You see, after the slap-heard-around-McKinley, Principal Figgins wants to suspend Santana. It seems that Figgins doesn't allow violence in his school. That's strange because I seem to remember Kurt getting violently harassed by Karofsky last season.

But wait, Finn has an idea! He tells Figgins that Santana only "play-slapped" him in order to get her off the hook. Why, you ask? Well, Finn wants to help Santana cope with coming out -- by inviting the Troubletones to sing with the New Directions so that they can all show Santana how awesome chick rock is!

It turns out that Finn is actually looking out for Santana because she's his first, and that means something, you know? He cares about her, and the two actually share a really touching moment in the hallway. Finn tells Santana that he doesn't want her to kill herself like the kids he sees in the news -- kids like Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old who committed suicide after making an It Gets Better video.

To be honest, I've never really liked Finn as a character, but in that moment, he couldn't have been more perfect. Telling Santana that he cares about her and doesn't want her to hold her feelings for women in anymore was one of the most touching scenes of the series. His cover of Greg Laswell's cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' may just be my favorite Finn solo ever. Sure, it wasn't his best from a vocal standpoint, but it was surprisingly raw and emotional. It even got Santana to soften up.

Unfortunately, Blaine and Kurt's version of P!NK's 'Perfect' wasn't as touching. And just when I thought Kurt's dancing couldn't get any more awkward, he proves me wrong. Did you learn nothing at booty camp, Kurt?

I'm afraid that I might be falling out of love with Klaine. I can't wait to see what Sebastian has in store for the two because I think they need a little drama. After all, if Kurt does head off to N.Y.A.D.A. next year, what's going to happen to Blaine? It's time to start seeing them as two separate characters. I'd like to a Blaine-centric episode. I need to see more of him that just bow ties and cardigans.

This week we also learned the outcome of the class president elections. Unfortunately for Kurt, he doesn't win, and unfortunately for Rachel, her plan to rig the election in Kurt's favor backfired because of a simple math error. It looks like Rachel got a little ballot-happy and stuffed the ballot box with too many ballots.

The real winner is Brittany. Hooray for unicorns, leprechauns, Santa and topless Tuesdays!

But when Rachel hears that Kurt could be expelled because of her mistake, she confesses to Principal Figgins about what she did. Her punishment? She gets suspended for a week, gets a mark on her permanent record, and unfortunately, is banned from Sectionals. Gasp!

Meanwhile, 'I Kissed a Girl' wasn't nearly as awesome as the incredible Adele 'Rumour Has It/Someone Like You' mash-up, but it did give FaBerry fans (Quinn/Rachel shippers) a much-needed gif.

Speaking of Quinn ... Is Ryan Murphy trying to make her the most hated character on 'Glee' ever? She's been called out by Finn, Mr. Schue, Shelby and now Puck, but is she ever going to change? And will I really care if/when it finally happens? Probably not.

First she tries to get Beth taken away from Shelby and now she's trying to get pregnant again. Girl, you're crazy.

Speaking of characters who make mad decisions ... Shelby, you're crazy too. Seriously, hooking up with Puck after an emotional stint at the hospital is a major no-no. I don't want to hate Shelby, but Ryan Murphy is making me really dislike the show choir coach, and now that Quinn knows about Puck and Shelby's hookup, I can only imagine what's going to happen next.

glee season 3 episode 7 recapInstead of these super creepy scenes between Puck and Shelby, can we please get more screen time for Shelby and Rachel? Even if Rachel's the one bailing Shelby out of jail (for sleeping with her student!), there's needs to be more closure for this mother/daughter duo -- and a duet or two wouldn't hurt either.

Side note: What is going on with Puck's hair?! It's looking like a greasy sideways mohawk.

And last -- and definitely least -- Sue is back ... unfortunately. Her newest crazy plot? Steal Cooter away from Coach Bieste because she needs a man at her side to make her more likable in the polls. If there's anything I hate more than Quinn's craziness and Shelby hooking up with Puck, it's Sue and her inconsistencies.

However, Sue's craziness did give Dot Jones a chance to shine this week. Out of all of the adults on this show, Coach Bieste is the only one I remotely feel anything for. After Sue steals her man, not only does Bieste get her first-ever 'Glee' solo (with the somewhat random but altogether endearing 'Jolene') but she also confesses her love for Cooter in a simply sweet scene that's only ruined by Sue's grumpy presence.

She's only grumpy, of course, because Burt Hummel beat her in the election. One small step for Burt, one giant leap for glee clubs everywhere.

Most glee-full lines of the night:

Rachel, on why she needs Kurt: "I'll have to move to New York without my best gay. What if I need an emergency makeover or a last minute souffle."

Santana, burn no. 1, to Finn: "Worry about yourself fetus face."

Santana, burn no. 2, to Blaine: "I'm trying, but your hideous bow ties are provoking me."

Coach Bieste: "It's a chicken, stuffed in a duck, jammed in a turkey. It's a turducken."

The 'Oh Snap!' line of the night -- Puck, to Quinn: "Turns out, you're kind of nuts. More annoying that Berry and pretty much the most selfish girl I've ever met."

Puck, being Puck: "I've got mad math skills yo. I'm like that 'Beautiful Mind' guy without the crazy."

Quinn, on her crazy behavior: "Maybe I should just get all of my crazy, bad decisions out of the way early."

'Glee' airs Tuesdays at 8PM ET on Fox.

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Why was it not a problem that Quinn slapped Rachel at the prom???????

December 01 2011 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The show was amazing I cant' wait for the rest of the season!!!!!

November 30 2011 at 5:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I loved this episode. It was by far my favorite "Glee" episode ever. That's all I have to say.

November 30 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whatever. They can't all be home runs. I liked this episode. I think the Shelby/Puck episode is a little irresponsible (between this and Pretty Little Liars, what is with the glamorization of teacher/student affairs?!) and Quinn is a freaking nut job, but I still felt at the end of the hour like it was an hour well spent.

November 30 2011 at 9:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

How could you fall out of love with Blaine?! Santana may not like his bow ties, but I do!

November 30 2011 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cyndy and Jarren

This show has gone so far downhill. The steroetypes are hoffic and cartoonish. The story lines inconsistent. Pack and teacher, really ewwwww! The songs and singing, yawn. They broke my Glee and at this point it can;t be fixed. I wish someone who could actually sing performed Jolene.

November 30 2011 at 7:08 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Julio Juri

"Pack" and "teacher"? I've never heard about those characters before... are you sure you were paying any attention to the show?

November 30 2011 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

its a very interesting season and i love dancing.

November 30 2011 at 2:07 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Kacey...again....Santana told Finn last year that she goes on dates with guys, brings Brittany, and makes out with her openly at Breadsticks while the guy watches. Whether Brittany MEANT to imply that Santana goes both ways with Glee and cheerleading, the accepted implication was that she's bi sexual. Everybody in the school knows Santana. Finn didn't "out" digested bolus. A passerby heard their conversation in the hall, (similar to Santana's profession of love to Brittany in the hall, on several occasions) and got it back to her scumbag father.

An angry high school slap has NEVER been the end of a male female friendship in highschool.

The episode was bad, and the songs sucked the big Luigi......With the notable exception of my girl Beiste, putting one on the scoreboard with "Jolene" Ya Girl!!!

November 30 2011 at 1:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Most offensive episode of Glee I've ever seen. The misogynism was at an all time high and they pretended like Finn didn't OUT Santana. Nice that Glee has sent the message that it's ok to publicly out gay kids at school. Finn wasn't angry when he did that, he was just trying to help her to "accept herself." Ok, Glee. Not only that, coming to terms with your sexuality isn't about YOU, it's about the feelings of the guy who "outed" you. Even better than the guy who outed Santana being the one to "make it all better" was the fact that in this episode EVERY girl was crazy and/or manipulative and all the guys were heroes. Good job, Glee.

November 29 2011 at 11:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Kacey's comment

My thing I don't understand... how come Santana gets all the "awwww, sorry I outed you" but he basically outed Brittany too, where's her episode to be upset about it?!

November 30 2011 at 9:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not only did this show jump the shark, it fell in the tank, was eaten by the shark and made the shark gay.


November 29 2011 at 11:13 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to codemanz4's comment

I don't at all agree with this statement, but I have to admit it was pretty darn funny

November 30 2011 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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