We’re used to weird couples on Glee, but tonight’s episode was full of surprises. Lauren and Puck! Blaine and some Gap guy! Santana and... well, pretty much everyone. (Okay, so that last one is a hardly a surprise, but the first two still count, right?)
Love is indeed in the air tonight, as the show celebrates Valentine’s Day. Although, come to think of it, is there a holiday Glee hasn’t celebrated lately? We can picture Ryan Murphy as we speak, searching far and wide for songs mentioning receptionists in honor of the show’s upcoming Secretary’s Day spectacular!
Tonight’s episode starts with a flashback, showing what really happened during that “Seven Minutes in Heaven” between Lauren and Puck. Turns out, she cut it short after three minutes because she got bored (which also describes what we did when we rented Frost/Nixon).
Blaine tells Kurt that he wants to use the Warblers to profess his love to the object of his affection. Kurt assumes he's the lucky guy, but it turns out it’s actually Jeremiah, a junior manager at the local Gap. Fortunately for Kurt, Jeremiah doesn't return Blaine's feelings... especially after he gets fired because of the Warblers' impromptu performance in his store. Blaine should aim a little lower next time — perhaps he should scout out a nearby T.J. Maxx?
Finn’s idea works, and Quinn agrees to a kiss — under close surveillance by Sam. But the kiss is like fireworks, so they make plans to meet later in the auditorium. However, Santana manages to deduce that they’re up to no good — how exactly she deduces this, we’re still not sure, but her perceptiveness is impressive. In something akin to biological warfare, she contracts mono and gives it to Finn. Santana is like Warren Buffett, but instead of giving people millions of dollars, she gives them diseases. Same thing, right?
Puck continues his pursuit of Lauren, and she finally agrees to a Breadstix date once he presents her with a Ring Pop (don’t ask). But then she stands him up. Ballsy! However, Puck is still sprung, so she promises to let down her walls if they take it slow.
Rachel tries to win Finn back with a kiss, and Finn resists — despite giving her a star necklace. He thinks it’s best they stay broken up, as Mercedes suggested. Finn’s kissing booth, meanwhile, earns the club plenty of money, but he and Q wind up with mono. Devious Santana suggests they did more than just that one public peck. Finn’s like, “Thanks for your input, Santana.”
Blaine is crestfallen that things didn’t work out with what’s-his-name, so Kurt seizes the moment and confesses his love. Blaine is taken aback but doesn’t requite. However, as Kurt and the Warblers sing to Rachel at Breadstix, we see some potential chemistry between Sam and Santana. (Our advice to Sam? Run! Run while there’s still time!)
Maybe holidays bring out the best in this show, as tonight’s episode was a complete blast. Don’t get us wrong — Sunday’s Super Bowl episode was a lot of fun, but it was trying too hard to please everyone (not to mention it had less plot than the upcoming Justin Bieber movie).
Tonight got back to what Glee does best — absurd lines, amazing songs (way to do Queen justice, Puck!), and unpredictable romances and plot twists. We can only imagine what the show has in store for Flag Day.