Thanksgiving may’ve come a little late on Glee this year (which is weird considering there was an episode scheduled on Thanksgiving day), but Christmas came early with last night’s “Glee, Actually” episode. And it was pretty joyous, if we do say so ourselves. However, was it realistic? Read all of the biggest events from the show, then weigh in on our Glee message board!
Artie realizes he’s the glue of New Directions. After slipping down the ramp up to McKinley due to lack of salt on the ice, Artie suffers from multiple scrapes, so Finn brings him to the nurse. It is at that point where the wheelchair-bound boy wishes he never lost the feeling in his legs. But, in a black-and-white dream, Rory shows him what would’ve happened if he never ended up in the chair: Rachel would be stuck as the school librarian, Kurt would’ve never graduated because he would’ve missed too much school from bullying (and never met Blaine!), Finn and Puck would still be harassing students as the class jocks, Quinn would be DEAD… So, when Artie wakes up from this alternate reality, he realizes that the chair is a part of him, for better or for worse, because there would be no glee club without it.
Speaking of for better or for worse, Brittany and Sam get married! With the world ending on December 21 due to the Mayan Apocalypse, the out-of-nowhere couple decide to live life to the fullest and tie the knot!… Well, at least that’s what Sam & Britt think they do. Coach Beiste tells them she got ordained on the Internet and performs the ceremony. But on December 22, when they notice that they’re still alive, she tells them it was a false marriage all along.
Kurt and Blaine reunite in NYC. On Christmas Eve, Kurt’s dad, Burt, reveals that he has prostate cancer. To keep Kurt’s spirits up around the holidays, Burt invites Blaine to join him in New York City with his son. Klaine sings a beautiful “White Christmas” duet, but for some reason, Kurt seems meh about the reunion. Is it the whole cheating thing? Or something more?
Puck and Jake do some brotherly bonding. At Paramount Pictures, FYI. Puck tries to show his younger, half-bro a good time in Cali, since Jake was getting picked on in Lima. Instead, Jake finds out that Puck’s life isn’t as good as he let on. He’s lonely, living in the Valley, searching for work… Not very lavish. By episode’s end, the two Puckermans have their moms meet so they could both experience what it’s like to have more than just friends around, but family too.
Sue gives Marley and her mom the best Christmas ever. In the staff Secret Santa, Sue picks Millie Rose. Since Sue recognizes Marley’s eating disorder, and knows that her mom’s struggling to pay for therapy for her sick daughter, she and Becky round up all the gifts they didn’t want, as well as a tree and $800, break in to the Rose household, and leave everything for the family to see on Christmas morning.