Credit: FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Grant Gustin as Sebastian in Glee Season 3, Episode 5:

We know, we know: Sebastian (Grant Gustin) — the evil new Warbler on Glee with eyes for Blaine (Darren Criss) — is the worst person to ever live, and you kinda-sorta want to gag him just a little with that striped Dalton tie of his. But even though we love Klaine (we promise!), we must confess that Sebastian is starting to grow on us. BEFORE YOU SPEW HATE in the comments sections below... take a moment to read our 5 reasons why. You may discover that you don't actually hate him as much as you think you do.

Or you may discover you hate him more. (Then you may spew...)

5. Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition

Okay, so we can’t exactly refer to Sebastian as “friendly” competition for Kurt (Chris Colfer), since he and Kurt aren’t what you would call chums. But there is something about a competitor that makes you bring your A-game when you’re in a relationship, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Then again, when you’re with someone as awesome as Blaine, you probably don’t need to be reminded about how good you have it. 

4. His hair is amazing. (Not as amazing as Blaine’s, but whose is?)

Okay, we loved Kurt’s priceless dig about Sebastian’s perfectly coiffed CW ‘do. But if you ask us, that just shows that he feels threatened by Sebastian and his Lance-Bass-on-a-good-day hairstyle. As far as we’re concerned, we’re all for Sebastian’s hair, just so long as we don’t have to wait for him while he gets it ready every morning.

3. He’s hilarious in his evvvil-ness.

“Sex on a stick”? “A hard luck case of the gay face”? Sebastian hasn’t had much screentime but in those few moments, he never fails to crack us up while delivering those aw-dropping one-liners. Okay, so, maybe it’s funny because it’s not our boyfriend he’s trying to steal, but Sebastian’s treasure trove of deadpan snark is just what we need in times when Sue (Jane Lynch) is M.I.A. and Santana (Naya Rivera) gets soft on us. 

2. We admire his confidence. (We think.)

Isn’t it a little hypocritical to respect Sam (Chord Overstreet)’s confidence when he goes after Mercedes (who has a boyfriend) or Schue for flirting with Emma (while she was with Dr. Carl), but to view such boldness as a flaw in Sebastian? Sure, we won’t deny that this confidence kinda comes off as arrogance on a stick (see what we there?), but there is something to be said about a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it.

1. He keeps Klaine from getting boring.

As much as we love how perfect Klaine can be, we appreciate anything that comes along to stir the pot. Part of Kurt and Blaine’s appeal is that they manage to overcome any bump in the road, be it West Side Story auditions or deciding on the right moment for their “first time,” so we’re thinking Sebastian’s threat will show them just how right they are for each other — and keep them working towards being even better together. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? (Sorry for turning into your mother just then.)

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Glee Season 3 Sneak Peek! Kurt and Sebastian Fight Over Blaine in Episode 8: “Hold On to Sixteen”