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'Glee' recap: 'A Wedding'

Going to the barn and we’re gonna to get married.

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Adam Rose/Fox


TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer
Comedy, Music

Today’s the day Brittany and Santana say “I do” in the exact same barn where Brittany was born. Let’s put the details of that disturbing reality aside, and focus on the fact that a Glee wedding means a Glee reunion! As with any nuptials, the brides want to be surrounded by those who love them. We see familiar faces intermingled with the new, beloved family members fraternizing with coaches in track suits, and unexpected attendants boldly taking the stage wearing brightly colored fringe and dapper tuxedoes. Add Burt Hummel into the mix as the officiant, and you have a recipe for a memorable wedding. Mazel tov to the two crazy kids.

But before anyone walks down the aisle, several details have to be managed. Kurt has done his best to help Brittany with her vision, but the bride-to-be is manic about every minor detail. She even flips out during a fashion show with the girls when Santana sees her in her wedding dress. Instead of ritualistically slaughtering a chicken to counteract the bad luck, Santana suggests Brittanuse her freaky math brain to help figure out the seating chart. While Brittany arranges the chairs according to the Dewey Decimal System (just go with it), Mercedes wonders why Rachel and Sam aren’t sitting together? Rachel explains that Finn’s mom Carol will be there with Burt, and she doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. Tensions rise when Santana notices a seat for Sue Sylvester. If Sue is there, Santana won’t be. The perils of young love.

Speaking of young love—and by young I mean old—Walter can tell that Kurt is completely head over heels for Blaine. He encourages Kurt to not waste time, because true love won’t stick around forever. He must run toward it. So Kurt literally sprints down the street, directly into the open arms and open mouth of Blaine Anderson. Those shouts you hear are the Klaine fans rejoicing! 

Later at the McKinley High, Tina has called a meeting with Puck, Blaine, and Artie in the auditorium because apparently none of them have homes in Lima where they can convene. She tells the boys that she is going to ask Mike to marry her. Blaine is on a romantic high and thinks this is a fabulous idea. Puck asks if the lucky guy is Mike Chang? And Artie warns Tina that this is a crazy idea, but he will support her if that’s what she wants. With all this love and wedding talk, we have to assume that there’s something in the Lima water. 

The next day, the Who’s Who among Glee cast members greet one another, taking selfies in front of the barn. All of the Old Directions hug one another, including Mr. Schuester. We meet Blaine’s mom (Gina Gershon), see several of the new New Directions (you’re my boy Roderick!), and even spot Sugar, who is the lone survivor from season four. Emma and Quinn were surprisingly missing.

Burt and Carol are as darling as ever. They are so in love with each other, that it spills out all around them, infecting everything in its wake. This includes Kurt and Blaine. Burt reminds the boys that since his cancer scare and Finn’s death, he and Carol live every day to the fullest, squeezing life as tight as they can. I would like for Burt and Carol to adopt me. 

Behind the scenes, Brittany and Santana are discussing the ins and outs of wedding day luck, when an unwelcome guest arrives. Sue Sylvester, wrapped in a shiny black track suit, has a present for Santana—her abuela. Santana’s grandmother sheepishly steps into the barn, confessing that she does not agree with everything Santana does, but she knows that family is the most important thing in the world. Hugs and tears all around! 

Sue’s work isn’t done. She finds Klaine standing in the back of the barn, demanding they help her with a “Britana” crisis. Swearing that they will not end up stuck in a barn elevator with a creepy puppet, the pair agrees to help. They walk into a room where Brittany is posing between two mannequins wearing black tuxedos. She proposes a double wedding. Kurt understands the lunacy of this idea, but wavers when Sue hands him two wedding bands. He looks to Blaine, calculating the crazy in his head. There’s DEFINITELY something in the Lima water. 

Moments later, Kurt walks Brittany down the aisle, with Blaine and Santana close behind. The audience immediately understands what is going on and shocked faces soon melt into sweet smiles. Burt reminds the audience that he had to drive over a state line in order to officiate the weddings of two brave, loving couples. All four share eloquent vows, admit to being works in progress, and promise to love each other forever. Burt pronounces them husbands and wives. Release the doves! It’s time to party! 

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