Also deserving props is the completely wonderful Romy Rosemont as Finn’s mom, Carol. Just perfect. It’s especially hard not to love these two after the wedding sequence, which was soooo much fun. In a riff on the ubiquitous “Forever” You Tube video, the New Directions gang did their own version to a Bruno Mars tune. The entire scene was just utterly joyous and sweet, a showcase for how music can transform everyday events. Plus, Burt and Carol both danced! Plus, their individual vows were really lovely, even though they did seem to be more about their kids than their significant others. Oh well.
And then came Finn’s chance to speak. Cue the Stack family weeping in their living room (well at least my parents and me—my bros were more stoic). Basically, Finn finally stood up and became a man by accepting Kurt’s place as his stepbrother. Plus, he invented the Finn/Kurt combo of “Furt!” Who says he isn’t smart?!? The whole scene felt just so genuine and heartbreaking. And then they danced together! A straight guy and his gay stepbrother danced together on a major network show! Huge moment! Huge!
We did get more of a sense as to why Sue has been such a nasty lady with the surprise arrival of her mother, Doris, played with aplomb by Carol Burnett. Love that she was ACTUALLY a Nazi hunter (although that joke may have been used a little too often). Still, just seeing Jane Lynch and Burnett act opposite each other was worth it.
Plus, Carol and Burt were not the only folks to get married: Sue married…herself. Yep, after being burned by newly engaged Rod Remington, Sue decided to attempt an online dating service, which matched her up with, uh, herself. Sadly, our President and First Lady were not able to attend the nuptials (though they were invited), but Sue’s sis and crazypants mom were there. Sue finally was able to realize that her mother was, in fact, a bully, and not someone she needed in her life. It was a nice moment, although I still want Sue to be a biatch. I like her just the way she is.
Sam and Quinn had some sweet little moments, and he finally got the head Cheerio to pledge some commitment to him. This pair is quite adorable and I’m excited to see where this relationship goes.
There were also some sweet moments between Finn and Rachel. I know this may be a tad controversial but… I MISS RACHEL. She’s sorta been on the backburner this season. The character can be abrasive, but I like that added vinegar to my Glee. I need some more time with Ms. Berry. Anyone else agree with me?
Finally, while it appeared that Karofsky had been expelled by Sue, the school board let him come back to McKinley. That inspired Carol and Burt to use their honeymoon money to let him attend Dalton. Basically, it means goodbye New Directions and hello dreamy Blaine! It was a surprising twist, but one that I think will yield some nice drama.
Next week’s episode at Sectionals looks awesome with what sounds like a cover of Florence + the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” I do know for sure that Dalton Academy will be doing Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” which YOU CAN WATCH HERE!
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