Glee undergoes a "Makeover" in the third installment of this fourth season. Blaine (Darren Criss), lonely without Kurt (Chris Colfer), the entire reason he transferred to McKinley, seeks to find his place at the school. He decides, after a soulful rendition of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and a ridiculous montage of Blaine in various clubs, that maybe he should be class president. This puts him at odds with Brittany (Heather Morris), who is seeking a second term.
Blaine and Brittany square off in a debate with their running mates, Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Artie (Kevin McHale). It's fantastic that Sue (Jane Lynch) says what many viewers are thinking: when did Vice Presidents and forums become a part of the school's student government? It's a clearly staged set up for a humorous story.
Which is fine. Glee is often a little over the top, and unlike Isabelle's arrival, this appropriately furthers Blaine's growth at a time when it is needed. The silly stuff, Sam and Brittany's ditziness, and the song that duo share, "Celebrity Skin," make things entertaining, and keep it from skewing too dark. Overall, this works, especially when sense wins out over stupidity, and because of the tongue in cheek method in which it is carried out.
I just do not like the setup of a Sam / Brittany pairing. Glee makes us care way too much about Brittany and Santana to ditch it now. It will take a heck of a lot to win me over, and the show is nowhere close to this point. Blaine and Kurt cannot split, either!
For his part, Kurt is already settling into a new role in the Big Apple, serving as an assistant to Isabelle Wright (Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City), which leaves him little time for his boy back home. While it may be understandable that he is excited about his new position, ignoring Blaine's calls isn't completely in character, and Kurt deserves a good smack.
I do not like Sarah Jessica Parker. I can't pinpoint exactly why; She seems like a perfectly lovely person. I just can't stand the parts she plays, even after watching (and liking) all six seasons and both movies of Sex and the City.