Okay. I’ve avoided the internet until I could write my own thoughts on Frenemies.
At the end, I have a theory.
First, I loved this episode.
I thought the Elliot/Kurt scenes were such a treat. The two play so well together and the timing of the lines was perfect, very snappy back and forth.
I loved their duet. Both voices mixed so nicely. More of that? Yes, Please. I also love when Kurt let’s his sensual side show in the music. More of that with Blaine would be great.
Tina and Artie are not my faves but their songs and acting were well done. Sue once again demonstrated why she is the worst principal ever. No wonder someone with a top GPA got wait-listed at Brown. Who could trust anyone that has been under the aegis of Sue Sylvester?
I was angry at Rachel but I believed what she did. She would see anything that gets near Funny Girl as a betrayal. It was an interesting choice for Santana to audition since she has said she is not interested in Broadway. I’m glad they gave a nod to the coincidence of two such talented girls coming from the same school.
I really liked Santana singing Don’t Rain on My Parade. It fit the plot, since Rachel is so busy worrying about herself she doesn’t see how important this is to Santana. Even though Naya sounded different than Lea singing the song, I still liked her version.
Okay, onto my theory. I think Elliot has a crush on Kurt. I think this is awesome and hilarious and will lead to great tension. Kurt is totally oblivious right now. He’s too busy being worried about Elliot’s talent. This isn’t unreasonable, look at how Blaine entered Kurt’s world and took it by storm from a talent perspective.
But Elliot just wants to be with Kurt. That’s why he picked a love song at the shop and why he kissed Kurt on the cheek in the photo.
I loved the scene when Blaine saw the photo, I wish they had followed up on that with a Klaine convo. Blaine would say, I think Elliot has feelings and Kurt would be totally dismissive saying there was no way, and even if he did, Kurt loves Blaine.
Anyways, it’s good to have glee back!