the best part of last night’s episode lbr
Headcanon: Sam often finds stray animals and takes them home.
I still feel like weeping just looking at this. Because in an episode that´s largely a show dealing with a fandom that´s a mess to deal with, there´s this moment of complete stillness, a little girl looking at the screen and just being overrun with cheer joy. Seeing herself, seeing a dream that can be. Because Glee´s that, too.
It´s here to tell its story and bring hope.
It’s interesting too, because in this moment the beautifully-costumed, singing, perfect group of performers is locked behind glass for everyone to just watch … Great contrast with them waking up the morning after their party with Cody, where they’ve got tinsel stuck on their mouths. They are always both of these things (and more).
so here’s exactly what was said in the scene when santana and rachel wake up, see that they were robbed, and then find kurt tied up. for those of you that don’t want to watch but want to know what happened:
rachel: “what happened??!" /they both run in and begin untying him
kurt: “rough trade santa (99% sure that’s what he said), that’s what happened! We were role playing and he wanted me to be his rudolph and when i said no, well that’s when he stopped being so jolly. oh god, he took off the suspenders and he tied me up…and…and well he did say it was sexy kissing me because it was like i had no teeth (wtf? did they really just have to insult his features in the middle of that? fuck you glee.)”
santana: "that’s disgusting. this is disgusting."
kurt: “i know! but then he just admitted that he was only here to rob us blind anyway.”
rachel: "oh i think i’m gonna be sick."
kurt: "aggghh!" /faceplants on bed, upset
i still don’t believe kurt was sexually assaulted. the santa was manipulating him, trying to trick him so he could rob him. and kurt was a willing participant up until a point. when kurt said no the santa guy was like, “fuck, there goes my initial plan!” and goes to plan b: tying up kurt so he can still rob him.
(and maybe santa was a little disappointed that kurt ruined his initial plan because he was quite enjoying kissing kurt)
rachel and santana are disgusted by the fact that the santa was seducing kurt so that he could rob him.
i didn’t get assault from this scene one bit. i just see a very embarrassed and mortified kurt.
okay so i’ve seen the scene where rachel and santana find kurt tied up and i don’t believe kurt was sexually assaulted.
they were role-playing and this guy was trying to sex up kurt, trying to get him to voluntarily be tied up. but then kurt said no, so the santa dropped the act and tied him up anyway. so he could rob him. i don’t get from kurt that he was tied up and then assaulted. when he no longer was willing to fall into santa’s sexy trap, santa had to resort to other measures.
that’s how i see it. no sexual assault. just a very embarrassing moment for kurt hummel.
He’s like our fandom den mother.
aw well thank you for the kind words! AND the cookie! (is it chocolate chip?!) i actually haven’t seen it yet so i’m going off of what people are saying and the few clips/gifs that have popped up on my dash.
i see this episode as being completely and utterly 100% cracktastic and campalicious. glee is at it’s very best when it’s not only making fun of themselves, but doing it in a completely outlandish way (remember “dynamic duos”?). i had been somewhat vocal about wishing this episode had done more to move the stories along and given us some sort of cliffhanger before the hiatus. i still wish this had been the case. but it sounds like the NYC stuff was just A+ golden so i’m very excited to sit down and watch it myself! you really can’t go wrong when you put kurt, santana, and rachel together!
and i’m STILL not over (nor will i ever be) that sexy santa is bryce johnson. aka wilden from “pretty little liars.” aka a very very HOT 36 year old ageless god.
however, i do want to say that i completely and utterly understand why there are a lot of people frustrated with this episode. i understand why they’re upset and why they’re crying foul. i think i just watch glee with different glasses on, that’s all!
"i died and turned into a roman. it’s very distracting."
forever one of my favorite rory lines.
i usually like to go over to tvline and read people’s comments after they post the recap. it’s amusing for me.
but i’m a bit terrified at what the comments are gonna be like after this one…
There was a lot of stuff about sex, consent, and the lack of it, and promiscuity (and the lack there of) all over that episode. Like, from a bunch of angles, including:
Kurt being non-consensual tied up and tricked into making out with a guy.
All the girls want to be the virgin! Except Kitty, who says feels she’s closer to Mary Magdelene, and we know her history.
Santana said a toy a kid wanted sounded “molesty”. Also she was roofied at Lilith Fair? I mean, hopefully that didn’t mean sexual assault, but that’s certainly what it implies, unless I’m missing something?
Becky wants to force people to make out with her. Sam thinks she needs to be treated for sex addiction.
I am pretty sure there’s more, too, throughout it.
you’re tagging it, that’s all I asked for. <3
i’m being very conscientious of it for you! :)