Puck (Mark Salling) is in juvie? That is so not fair! Poor guy. I hope he gets out and can rejoin his friends soon. I'm sure there just wasn't room for him in this episode, and that little twist may lead to some great story for him soon, but it's still sad.
I was thrilled to see Kurt get two good weeks in a row. I really felt his loneliness this week, and I also felt for his father, Burt (Mike O'Malley), who wants him to have the good life, but if fearful for how the world will treat him. It truly isn't fair how homosexuals are outcasts in our high schools. I know that some people see this as a moral issue, and want to keep something they perceive as wrong away from kids, but how can you justify the cruelty? It's poignant, with recent new stories. I went to a high school with only one openly gay student, too, and I can sympathize. I hope the young teens out there struggling can see Kurt's braveness and take some strength from it. Thank goodness television is providing such a character at this time.
Even Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith), who, even though they are essentially the leads, are my least favorite characters, got to act human this week. I loved their little scheming together, as sometimes their relationship feels weird, and it's moments like those where they seem like they belong together. Also, I like that Finn is rubbing off on Rachel in some good ways. He is not the most selfless person himself, but he made her think twice about her own selfishness. Sure, throwing the duet competition served her purposes in the long run. But her conversation and duet with Kurt at the end came from a nice side of her we rarely see. I think the two of them could be quite close friends after more growth.
Next week, Glee is taking a break, but it will be back the week after that with what is sure to be awesome, a Rocky Horror-theme episode, just in time for Halloween! Glee airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on FOX.