Of course it's all something dreamt up by Will to cope with the heartbreak of being left at the altar, a mere set-up for this week's theme, but it's different, creative and visually and technically impressive.
Will splits the New Directions by gender into groups and orders them to show some theatricality with a couple of movie mash-ups, key roles in a film Artie is producing also up for grabs.
What follows is some fast foot shuffling and general crazy seizures to pottery wheel scene, and the girls mixing Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Nicole Kidman in a blender for their 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl' mash-up. The simple shot of Kurt in tears on the sofa is more upsetting than the tarted-up stuff that leads into it.Schue isn't the only one dreaming in musicals and ripping off . Kurt's outpouring prompts Adam to confront him over his feelings for Blaine, and it seems that Kurt's assertion that he wants to be over his ex may be enough for now.But now Samcedes has parted ways — again — and Samchel is locking lips in the Mc Kinley choir room.In true Glee fashion, the circumstances behind that kiss were decidedly strange.After what felt like much hemming and hawing over whether or not to actually put them together, Rachel and Sam officially kissed in the most recent episode of Glee's final season.
How you felt about that kiss probably has something to do with whether you're a Samcedes shipper (aka someone who wants to see the football coach end up with Mercedes).But it's this part of the episode's press release that has my eyebrows raised: Rachel must come to terms with the fact her family home has finally been sold and all her memories appear to be going away with it. Samcedes shippers can deny it all they want, but it seems like the Glee writers are really doubling down on this whole Samchel thing. While she is despondent over the turn of events, Sam recruits the other gleeks to stage an intervention of sorts in order to help her get past the challenging milestone with a fun, song-filled sendoff. We've got a promotional still of Sam Evans in Rachel Berry's bedroom in an episode during which the new glee coach will be in a highly emotional state; we know the romantic tension will be boiling over; and we know the pair will be singing their third duet in four episodes — Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time." That last piece of evidence is the most damning, since nothing on Glee is ever real until a character sings about it. The seeds for this smooch were planted way back in Season 5's Billy Joel tribute episode, when Blaine and Sam went to visit their graduated friends in NYC.Rachel helped prepare Sam for a photo shoot, and — while applying oil to his bare, toned torso — sparks noticeably flew.We're not quite ready to stop hatewatching one of the most unsettling relationships on TV.