“Dear Glee Club,
I realize most of you think it’s stupid to still call us that. I mean our season’s over, so what are we now, really? We lost sectionals so what do we have left? Nothing. We’ve got nothing. I got a phone call from Rachel last night. She just won the Winter Showcase at NYADA, which is like this huge deal—not once in history has it ever gone to a freshman. And she reminded me of why I joined Glee club in the first place. It’s about music. Every one of us loves music. And no one can take that away from us. I’m not giving up on you.”
I really loved the little Breakfast Club/John Hughes shout out. Also, this and DDIO had a very Season 1 feel, imo.
I never would have expected just how masterfully and subtly they would have done it. True, they’ve neglected their relationship a bit, but when they get it they get it right and the scene tonight was a prime example of that.
You’ve got Kurt, the guy that’s always so well-put together, the guy that didn’t want sympathy when his father was in the hospital, the guy who didn’t want anybody to see his pain.
But now he’s sitting there in his pajamas, disheveled, red-eyed, not even trying to hide, and when Finn asks him instead of the Kurt of old, the Kurt that shrugged off his sympathy in ‘Grilled Cheesus’, he point-blank says ‘I kind of feel like I’m going to die.’ That, for Kurt, shows extreme trust in the person he’s talking to because there’s no facades, there’s no hiding, he’s just Kurt, in his most vulnerable and natural state.
And for Finn, the guy that freaked out about sharing a room with Kurt, the guy that always seemed to shy away from physical affection with Kurt like he was always a little afraid, you’ve got him not only willingly talking with Kurt about his relationship with his boyfriend, but actually taking the time to initiate the physical contact. And not even in a, ‘let me tug you over and give you a bro-hug’ way, but as an actual request because he needs the comfort and contact as much as Kurt does.
Kurt’s little smile right before he goes in for the hug just gets me, too, because it shows that he probably wanted to ask for one himself but couldn’t, whether to preserve his own pride or because he wasn’t sure the time was right, but that tiny flash of a grin shows just how much he appreciates the gesture.
And the hug. The fact that it’s a full-body hug. The fact that it’s not just a quick tap. The fact that Finn keeps touching him - shoulder, arm, chest - as he withdraws, like he’s trying to hold onto that somehow, just shows how far they’ve come from the first season and how close they truly are, and even if the show hasn’t shown us their entire story, these tiny snippets into their relationship are so loved by both the critics and the fans that I really hope this year, when they get the chance, they give them more scenes together.