5. Ryder helps Marley after Kitty’s evil prank.
If you thought Kitty (Becca Tobin) was unlikable before, you were in for a shock, with Kitty adjusting Marley’s clothes to make her think she was gaining weight. We even see Marley (Melissa Benoist) take Kitty’s weight-loss advice in the bathroom before Ryder (Blake Jenner) stops her. Ryder then makes Marley laugh, which is quite a feat, considering that Marley hadn’t exactly been doing much laughing this week.
4. Brossandra is on, meaning we hate Cassandra more than ever.
Rachel probably should have guessed that something was afoot when Cassandra (Kate Hudson) gave her and Kurt those frequent flier miles out of the blue. In fact, Cassandra was encroaching on Rachel’s man, as we see Brody (Dean Geyer) dancing shirtless with her (drool alert), and then Cassandra picks up his phone to tell Rachel that he’s in the shower. So much for only giving the teacher an apple.
3. Making up is hard to do.
We were thrilled at the prospect of Finchel and Klaine reuniting at McKinley, but we had no idea it would be the most awkward reunion scene of all time. Rachel and Finn (Cory Monteith) are no longer speaking, and Kurt tells Blaine he can’t trust him. Thankfully, Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany’s (Heather Morris) moment was a little less painful, although it’s hard to get too optimistic about any of the core couples right now (with the exception of Tike). We’re trying to stay strong here, but it isn’t easy.
2. Those spectacular Grease numbers!
Finn and Artie (Kevin McHale) might not have made a car fly, but they totally do Grease justice, as even McKinley’s notoriously tough theatre critic would attest. It’s hard to pick a favorite number, but the two that made us smile the most were “You’re the One That I Want” — with that amazing fantasy sequence — and Blaine’s (Darren Criss) “Beauty School Dropout.” In case you didn’t know, Blaine is definitely the one that we want.
1. Ryder makes his move.
Sorry, Jarley fans! Ryder hasn’t wasted any time in making his feelings for Marley known, as he kisses her just before their big Grease number. And as always, Jake (Jacob Artist) just happens to watch it go down, as we notice him sulking in the background. We do still love the idea of Jake and Marley together, but Jake has really become quite the lurker, no?