Lots of ‘new directions’ were taken on last night’s Glee, and we were totally on board. (Perhaps the thought of two more seasons isn’t such a bad idea?) During the “Lights Out” episode, fresh storylines were introduced that weren’t over-the-top ridiculous, and interesting concepts were presented. See what we thought were the best parts, then tell us your faves in the comments!
More Santana and Kurt! The show’s finally concentrating on the other New York City-dwellers. Although Santana’s been bunking with Rachel and Kurt, we’ve yet to see the reason behind her move. Turns out, she doesn’t really have one. She loves dancing, but can’t figure out what she wants to pursue. And that’s okay! (Remember, they’re only fresh out of high school.) Meanwhile, Kurt’s on his way up the social ladder as his Vogue supervisor asks for him to attend a ballet — scratch that — the ballet event of the year, where he’s in charge of all the celebrity attendees. NBD.
Less of Marley. Let’s be clear here; we have no ill feelings toward the chick. We get that she has issues (i.e. an eating disorder, a poor family, boy drama, etc.), but so does everyone else. It’s okay to share the spotlight sometimes, and we’re just glad that the producers agree.
Kitty and Ryder show their vulnerable sides. Despite being catfished, Ryder still thanks “Katie” for allowing him to open up emotionally to a girl. After some convincing, Ryder felt the courage to do the same with the glee club. He confesses that, as a child, he was molested by his teenage female babysitter. Sam and Artie didn’t understand the problem; in their minds, a hot older woman put her hands on him — it’s every guy’s dream, they said. However, Kitty understands; she too was molested as a child by one of her friend’s older brothers. Hopefully, there will be more to come as far as this plot goes.
Becky begs Sue to coach again. After Sue was fired for taking the blame in the recent shooting (when Becky’s the one who brought the gun onto school property and accidentally set it off), Roz Washington began coaching the Cheerios. Becky, of course, is not having any of that, and wishes for Sue to tell the truth. When the former coach denies the request, Becky goes to Principal Figgins herself to admit her mistake. Guess that works out considering if she didn’t, Blaine would probably have figured it out and come forward anyway.
The unplugged tunes. When all of the lights go out at McKinley, New Directions finds ways to detach from electronic means of making music, like synthesizers. This includes Artie wheeling himself over a discarded water bottle, and banging trashcans. And ya know something? It sounds great!