Sometimes you don’t need a lot of drama to make a great show. Though you can look at last night’s Glee as uneventful in some ways (i.e. No school shootings or all-out feuds), you can also look at it as a very feel-good episode. Here were the best parts from “Wonder-ful”…
1. Kurt’s dad beat cancer. Burt Hummel is quite possibly the all-time best TV parent — he’s supportive; he’s accepting; he’s protective — so when news of a tumor came around earlier in the year, our hearts ached for Kurt. Fortunately, after early detection, treatments and a change of diet, Burt’s cancer-free!
2. A potential Klaine reunion! We know Blaine goes engagement ring shopping in the finale episode, so this has to happen. Right? Although Burt tells Blaine it’s not a good idea — just look at what happened with Finn and Rachel — Blaine’s still set on getting back together with his former love. For now, he just asks that Kurt attend Regionals, which he obviously agrees to.
3. Artie’s accepted into his dream college. If you’ve been paying any kind of attention, you know that Artie’s set on directing. So when he receives a letter from his film school of choice in NYC, you’d think it’d be an easy decision. However, he informs Kitty that his mom wouldn’t want him to leave, so he’s not going. For some reason, Kitty goes from bitch- to friend-mode, and approaches his mother directly, who says she’d fully support his decision to leave Lima. The truth is that he was too proud to admit that he’s afraid of what it’d be like without her help/he didn’t want to leave her alone. But like a true, loving parent, she insists that he pursue his dream.
4. Mercedes returns. The downside to her story is that she was let go from her record label. But only because she wasn’t willing to show more skin or let someone else be the face of her album. So on a positive note, it may take her a longer time to achieve her goal of becoming a professional singer, but at least she’s staying true to herself.
5. Cassandra celebrates Rachel’s Broadway callback. From the beginning, Kate Hudson‘s character’s treated Rachel like shiz. However, after learning of the former New Directions girl’s second Funny Girl audition, she admits why. Ever since they met, Cassie knew Rachel had the talent to make it somewhere. As any good teacher would do, she wanted to push her limits. Now, Rachel sees that Cassie only made her a stronger dancer. Guess the white flags are finally up. Phew!