I like thinking about Blaine’s interactions with adults this past season, maybe because he came from this place where he never interacted with them, and maybe because we’ve never met his parents? Maybe because he’s often trying to be the adult. Maybe because he’s often playful and childlike. Regardless here are some thoughts regarding Blaine’s dealings with adults, ordered (kind of) from more positive to least positive.
- There’s an easy rapport between these two that we see in “Glee, Actually.” I think he sees Burt as an ally (and Ally). At Christmas, for instance, he’s allied with Burt by simply being there through special arrangement with him, but also through their bet. In “All or Nothing” he expects Burt will again be his ally regarding his proposal, and is really shocked when that doesn’t happen.
- He reaches out to Burt for help, both in regards to Kurt as well as the fight for marriage equality.
- He finds support in Jan, who also believes in soulmates and second chances. She’s a true role model.
- Technically, no scenes, but she does what he asks re: the superheroes club. She respects him and what he’s doing.
- Clearly, he’s asked her for her help, and she gives it.
- She objectifies him. She pushes his buttons enough to make him lose it in front of her. She pushes his buttons enough in performance, no less, to make him look truly bewildered.
- And yet, she gives him the position of Head Cheerio, rarely uses nicknames with him (at least this season), but calls him B (like Quinn used to be Q). I think by season’s end they know what the other is worth, somehow. He knows she isn’t evil. She knows he’s more than a piece of ass.
- He wears his wtf face pretty much all the time around her. Also Roz talks at people, not to them; she always seems so wrapped up in herself and how things might impact her that she doesn’t connect. Mostly she’s skeptical of Blaine, and he, of her.
- Interesting that Will is most often disappointed with Blaine: over everyone jockeying for Rachel status, over the lip synching, over the glee kids questioning the set list. While he doesn’t always direct it at Blaine, Blaine answers for it. The set list questioning is definitely directed Blaine’s way.
- I don’t think Blaine ever asks him for help with anything, does he? Instead he works with the team that turns Will’s class upside down, when Will is asked to perform with Finn to resolve their differences. In that case, I guess, Blaine is disappointed with Will.
I keep thinking that Blaine and Ms. Pillsbury also interacted at some point this season, but then my brain realizes no, that was just fanfiction!
(Also, was I the only one who was surprised to see Blaine dancing on Mr. Schue’s side in Feud? Even despite the impartiality … )
LOL. Re: “Feud,” I think Blaine really wouldn’t show disrespect. If Will asked him, for instance, he would do what was asked.
And you know, maybe he liked being tied up like that :)
There are two other moments where Blaine interacts with some sort of adult—the lunch lady and teacher in “Sadie Hawkins.” He goes up to the board for the math problem (there’s not really “interaction” but) and he explains his behavior to the lunch lady regarding taking tots from the lunch counter.
The first time we see Blaine with the lunch lady he gets yelled at for taking extra tots for Tina. But we see the lunch lady again when Blaine is saving 15 seconds in his routine by taking the shortcut through the lunchroom and that time the lunch lady sees him and smiles at him (that’s the time he sees Sam taking macaroni).