Weddings are always a big success or a really big mess, and in Glee’s episode last night, we got two very different weddings. One was Sue’s and the other one was Kurt’s dad and Finn’s mom. And before watching this one, I thought the “Furt” title was Burt + Finn’s mom. But it turns out; the name of Finn’s mom is Carole – so what’s Furt?
A Quick Recap
A giddy Carole and Burt are walking arm-in-arm with Kurt towards Finn. They announce that they’re getting married after Carole accepted Burt’s sweet proposal inside the classroom where Kurt first introduced them. Kurt is assigned as the wedding planner, and Burt’s only wish is to have a great band so that he could “boogie” with Carole. Kurt starts planning and he decides to hire the New Directions so that it’ll be cheap and the extra money could just go to the Waikiki honeymoon.
After a “Sue Sees It” taping, Rod (Sue’s former boyfriend) announces on-air that he and his co-anchor, Andrea, will be getting married. Andrea then tells Sue to accept the fact that she will never find someone and that she’ll surely die alone. Sue then signs-up for an online dating service, and there’s only one match found for her, and it’s herself. So she decides to marry herself, and starts planning her wedding. Her mother, Doris, returns after a long absence to witness her daughter’s wedding. But it appears that Doris is even harsher than Sue. She reminds Sue that when she was a child, all the other mothers say that Sue will never find a husband. But Doris still supports Sue’s wedding where she’ll even sing one song. At rehearsals, Doris sings “Ohio” where Sue joins in for a really touching duet.
Kurt is still being bullied by Dave, and Will notices this so they go to the Principal’s office to report it. Sue tells them that she can’t do anything until something concrete and physical really happens. The glee club girls with footballer boyfriends, Rachel, Brittany, Quinn and Tina plan on convincing their boyfriends to protect Kurt and teach Dave a lesson. But when Rachel talks to Finn, he says he can’t do anything because he’s afraid he’ll lose his quarterback position. But the other guys Sam, Mike and Artie (Puck doesn’t join in as he’s still in probation) threatens Dave which led to a fight where Sam even got a black eye. In the glee club room, everyone criticizes Finn for his cowardice, while they all praise Sam and the other boys for standing-up to Dave.
Back to the wedding preparations – Kurt is teaching Burt and Finn how to dance nicely for the wedding inside a classroom, when Dave makes fun of Kurt outside a doorway. Burt sees this and asks Kurt who that was. When Kurt reveals the bullying, Burt storms off to catch Dave which lands them all back to the principal’s office – but not before Burt tells off Finn for not doing anything to protect Kurt. Dave and his father silently accept Sue’s decision to expel Dave after Kurt finally reveals that Dave threatened to kill him.
But sadness goes to the backseat for now as it’s wedding time for Burt and Carole. A wonderful performance by the New Directions of “Marry You” by Bruno Mars starts the ceremony. After exchanging heartfelt vows, the pastor pronounces Burt and Carole as husband and wife. The wedding party starts with Will singing “Sway” for the bride and groom’s first dance. After that, it’s Finn’s turn to give a toast but he also uses this opportunity to say sorry to Kurt for not being the best brother possible. He then promises to be there always for Kurt and now that they’re officially brothers, they will now be known as “Furt” which is Finn + Kurt. He then reveals that he and the boys will now perform as a sort of thank you. A happy yet also touching “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars was a perfect choice to highlight the message that no one has to change his or her real self just to be accepted and loved.
While everything’s happy in the other wedding, Sue’s was just attended by herself, her sister and her mother. Wearing a tracksuit-inspired wedding gown, she pronounces herself as married to herself. But Doris complains why she’s not an important part of her daughter’s wedding. Sue reminds her how she abandoned and bullied her and Jean years before.
With bullying as the topic, Kurt’s suffering has still not ended as Dave’s expulsion was stopped by the school board citing the absence of evidence of real harm. Sue informs them that Dave will be returning to school tomorrow, and in protest of the board’s decision, she has resigned as principal because she believes she can protect more students patrolling the hallways than being holed-up inside the principal’s office. Kurt then goes to see the rest of New Directions and announces that Dave was not expelled and because of that, he has decided to transfer to Dalton Academy (with Burt and Carole’s honeymoon money as tuition). The club protests and says that they’ll even try harder to protect him but Kurt has already made his final decision. And now, New Directions will be competing against Kurt and the Warblers in next week’s Sectionals episode.
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There’s Still No Sunshine
Charice was still MIA as Sunshine Corazon in this week’s episode, but is she appearing in next week’s Sectionals? We think it’s possible for Charice to make a small appearance in Sectionals based on a screenshot from that episode. The photo shows Vocal Adrenaline coach, Dustin Goolsby talking to Will, New Directions’ coach. Maybe Charice and her new team are there to scope out what their future competitors have to offer. Would a two-second Charice appearance quench your thirst for some Sunshine? Or are you willing to wait ‘til 2011 for a more Sunshine-centric episode?
Coach Dustin Goolsby
Broadway and ’30 Rock’ star Cheyenne Jackson seems on the verge of rocketing to even bigger stardom. His character, Dustin Goolsby, is the new coach of rival singing group Vocal Adrenaline. (The position became available after the old coach, played by Idina Menzel, quit her job at the end of Season 1 to become a full-time mom).
“’I’m the anti-Will Schuester and I’m causing some drama,’ he said, referring to the lovable character played by Matthew Morrison.”
Jackson almost won the role of Schuester, in fact, in one of two previous attempts to join the cast of Glee.
By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com