This week's Glee was as close to a typical episode of the series as you can get. Not that Glee has 'typical' episodes, as each is usually very different. What I liked about this week was the nice, easy pace, with each of the main kids getting some interesting plot. The adults pretty much took the week off. The kids not only got to act, but also sing, as, with the exception of Artie (Kevin McHale) and Brittany (Heather Morris), each got to sing as well.
Which means we finally heard the voice of Mike Chang (Harry Shrum Jr.), who is the only early glee club member still around that has not been upgraded to full-time character status. Mike is known for his dancing, but has never had a solo. The duet he did with current girlfriend, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) was perfect, his off-key wailing flowing beautifully with her flowery lyrics. As they haven't had much screen time to establish them as a couple, it was a great showcase for why they are drawn to each other. I still want Tina back with Artie, but I now understand what she sees in Mike, and I like it.
Poor, poor Artie. He was caught in the middle of something he didn't understand. My new theory is that Brittany is definitely a lesbian. I think she has had sex with all the guys simple for attention, or because she thinks that is what is expected of her as a Cheerio. It's really quite sad. I think we saw some real feelings from her towards Santana (Naya Rivera) this week. Their bedroom scene was touching, and Brittany's jealousy was real. I hope, for her sake, that Santana will return those feelings. I can't decide if Santana is bi-sexual, or just a nymphomaniac. I hope Santana wasn't just using Brittany, but clearly she also enjoys the man she's been with. Any way it plays out, this has given a deeper level to two of the more surface characters, and another couple to root for. Brittany is like a lost puppy dog (see picture), and her naive ditz is her charm. I'm totally in her corner at this point.
Romance is also blossoming for Quinn (Dianna Agron) and the club's newest member, Sam (Chord Overstreet). I feel like, after the events of last season, Quinn doesn't have someone currently around that can be the man she wants. Sam may quite nicely fill that vacuum. He is clearly a very good guy, refusing to bow to peer pressure, standing up for Kurt (Chris Colfer). Quinn deserves such a man; one who won't judge her. I like them a lot.