How long will the Dave / Santana beard relationship last? Will anyone buy it for very long? Neither is out, but each secret is known by a couple of people. Even if friends, and Kurt, stay faithful to their promise to keep their mouths shut, surely someone will start to notice. After all, Dave is doing a sudden 360 with his attitude in public. Someone is bound to question his motivations.
McKinley's most-missed student, Kurt, returns to much fanfare this week. Appearing on the outside steps of the high school, he is left with a farewell musical number, "Somewhere Only We Know," from his former group, The Warblers, as he rejoins his friends.
The only disappointment in Kurt's transfer back to the public high school is that he leaves behind boy toy Blaine (Darren Criss). Blaine's popularity has been huge, but rather than joining Kurt at McKinley during this triumphant moment, Blaine hangs back and says goodbye. Rumors are already swirling that Blaine may hang up the tie and jacket by fall, and considering how much fans would love that, and Criss's willingness to commit to the series, it looks likely Blaine will only stay on the outside a short while longer.
Kurt is deeply missed by his former classmates and viewers alike. Just after he once more graces the halls, almost an entire act, commercial to commercial, is devoted to Kurt singing "As If We Never Said Goodbye." It is a high point of the season, a song much more extended than most of Glee's numbers, showcasing Colfer's incredible range. It's hard not to be moved as he nails the high notes in his unique falsetto. Kurt makes his mark immediately, and thankfully, his absence has at last come to an end.
Also back where she belongs is Emma, finally rid of Carl (John Stamos), and flirting with Will (Matthew Morrison) again. But Will is no longer content to stand by and watch Emma be paralyzed by her OCD, so he pushes her to get help. She resists, even claiming "Ginger" as her biggest flaw to overcome, rather than her real issue. It's a big step to take for someone who doesn't even admit they need help. Emma acknowledges she has a problem, but declines to seek to correct it, even though she admits she wasn't born this way.