The kids are all grown up and lacking in parental supervision! I wonder what’s going to happen…
So Artie is directing “Westside Story” and is worried about Rachel and Blaine’s performance… how can they play people that are going through a sexual awakening when they themselves have never had sex? Well…
Let’s start with Finchel. Finn’s parents aren’t home… so he invites Rachel over for “dinner.” The two share a meal, and decide to snuggle by the fire where Rachel reveals that shes basically doing this because she wants the experience to perfect her role as Maria. Naturally Finn is hurt. Later in the episode we find out that Finn is looking forward to the fact that a recruiter is coming to town to take a look at the football team. Turns out that the recruiter wants to get to know Coach Beiste a little better (get some Beiste!) and has no interest in recruiting Finn but is looking at another player on the team. Finn is obviously upset (what is this, bag on Finn episode?) and after seeing “West Side Story” he decides to go home without so much as talking to Rachel. She decides to stop by his house, finds out about the recruiter, and comforts Finn… the two end up getting to know each other in the Biblical sense.
Next there’s Klaine… my favorite couple on the show. Blaine goes back to Dalton to see the Warblers, which is awesome, I really, really like them. Anyway there’s a new gorgeous young thing in the group named Sebastian who calls Blaine “sex on a stick” (I’m glad someone said this… I’ve been saying this for awhile… that boy is gorgeous.) Enter jealous Kurt. Sebastian tells the two that he can supply them with fake I.D’s in order for them to get into the gay bar “Scandalous.” Blaine claims that it’s not there thing, but jealous Kurt says they should go, so they do. At the bar, Kurt runs into Karofsky and there’s a surprising/touching scene between the two of them. Blaine is dancing with Sebastian all night and gets sloppy drunk… like completely hammered drunk. Kurt is supporting Blaine as they leave the bar and when they reach the car, Blaine pulls Kurt in with him and tries to get Kurt to have sex. Kurt is pissed, he says that he wants his first time to be romantic and he is feeling not at all romantic because Blaine has been dancing with someone else all night. Blaine storms off. Later, after the first performance of “West Side Story,” Blaine is working on a dance move that he says he messed up during the performance. Kurt walks in, the two make up (and it’s a really sweet moment) and instead of going to the after party, they decide to go to Blaine’s house. You can guess what happens there. (Also: I’m going to go on a mini rant for a minute: people were upset that this was included into the episode, and to those people I have one thing to say, and pardon my language: go fuck yourself! Nothing was shown, they didn’t get Brokeback Mountain with the scene, it was two people, in love, cuddling in a bed with the intention of having sex. There are heterosexual couples on television that have way more graphic sex than this everyday and people don’t bat an eye. It saddens me greatly that this homophobia still exists in this country. People are people, no matter who they love. So if you were one of the ones upset, you are the problem with this country, not the solution. Anyway… back to the recap.)
There were two weird parts to me in this episode. Artie freaks out because he thinks that everything that he did was wrong in his direction of “West Side Story.” His fears are quelled when the cast gives him flowers for the great job he did on the show.
Also: Mike’s dad shows up out of nowhere and yells at him for still doing the show. His dad claims that until he gives up this foolish idea of being a dancer, he is no longer his son. Mike tells him that he doesn’t have a father than (go Mike!).
Small reveals in the episode: Beiste gets a date with the recruiter. Mike and Tina have had sex (I don’t know why this shocked me, but for some reason it did.)
Karofsky: “I’m what they call a bear cub.” Kurt: “Because you look like Yogi?”
Sebastian: “I don’t know who this Blaine guy is, but I hear he’s sex on a stick and sings like a dream.”
Rachel: “You can’t do this with your brother.” Finn: “Not unless you live in Kentucky.”
Rachel: “Even a People’s Choice would have gotten you to third.”
Overall Grade: A. I was pleasantly surprised by this episode. It was sweet. Sometimes “Glee” goes a little too far in one direction or another and there is no balance to the episode… this episode was different. It had a central focus with a few small storylines that didn’t interfere with the overall plot and theme. I enjoyed it, and I am excited to see how the story evolves from here.
What did you think of “The First Time?” Hit the comments!
Next new episode of “Glee” airs Tuesday November 15th at 8pm EST on FOX.