On Glee season 6, episode 3, the New Directions cover Carole King and Alanis Morissette. Check out our recap and share your thoughts on “Jagged Little Tapestry.”
Tonight’s episode of Glee opens up to Kurt running into Blaine and Dave at the record store. The whole interaction is almost too painful to watch, as you can tell how happy Dave is and how uncomfortable Kurt and Blaine are around each other. The pair bursts into a dream sequence of “It’s Too Late” by Carole King.
The next day in the choir room Kurt suggests to Rachel that they have the new kids sing songs from the breakup album “Tapestry.” Rachel doesn’t think it’s modern enough and wants to go for the edgier “Jagged Little Pill” by Alanis Morissette. In order to avoid a fight, Kurt has the genius idea to make it a mashup week and put the two albums together.
In the locker room Beiste comes in complaining about being sick and claiming that is the reason she’s been missing practices. Clearly something else is going on that she’s not ready to make public yet. A jockstrap folding Sam reveals that he would eventually like to take over her position and Beiste is surprisingly chill about it. Interrupting their conversation, Spencer comes up to them saying he wants start as quarterback, which sets a fire under Beiste’s bottom.
At their first glee club practice, Kurt and Rachel can’t seem to find any good chemistry and they end up tripping over their entire lesson plan. Hopefully this pair works out the kinks or no one is ever going to follow them.
While planning their performance, Santana and Brittany have the cutest moment ever talking about how happy they make each other. It basically makes all of us die of both happiness and jealousy. The next day they put on an upbeat and fun performance of “Hand in My Pocket/I Feel the Earth Move” and ends with a marriage proposal from Santana. We have to say our favorite part is when Roderick says, “Wait, what is happening?” and Puck says, “Just go with it, this sort of thing happens all the time.” Too true.
Quinn and Tina run into Becky who is in town to introduce her new boyfriend to her parents. Apparently she’s been lying about her entire high school career and now needs to fake being in the glee club. Sue is clearly suspicious of Becky’s boyfriend’s intentions and doesn’t seem to be buying that his intentions are true. We’re hoping she’s wrong because Becky is too adorable when she’s in love. Sue has other things to worry about, though, because Spencer wants her to fire Beiste. He claims he saw her downing pills in the locker room after practice and Sam should take over.
In the auditorium Kurt and Brittany are putting together Brittany’s engagement present to Santana when she drops a huge bomb on Kurt. Blaine and Dave are moving in together and Brittany even helped add some rainbow decor to their pad.
In an effort to catch Darrell in a lie, Sue arranges an intervention of sorts where they all attack him for liking Becky. They don’t think that Becky should be having sex and that he must be taking advantage of her. Darrell tells the story of how they met and seems genuinely interested in his girlfriend. He shoves the accusations right back in their faces and basically says they are the ones with the problem.
Jane and Mason perform “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Head over Feet” for the rest of the club and their performance is all sorts of lovely. It’s so romantic that it sends Kurt on a trip down memory lane again thinking of him and Blaine. He takes his feelings out on Jane and Mason which leads to Rachel kicking him out of the class.
We find out that Coach Beiste has cancer after Sue rifles through her medications. Right then and there Sue vows to do everything in her power to help her. What makes Sue so great is that no matter what her feelings are she’ll always be there when times are really rough. Sue arranges for Sam to take over as head coach and in a swift turn of events Beiste reveals that she is actually in the process of becoming a man and doesn’t have cancer. She gives a beautiful speech about who she really is and Sue tells her that she will always have a job at McKinley if she ever decides to come back.
It’s time for Becky’s big performance with Quinn and Tina. They begin to sing “So Far Away/You Oughta Know” and Becky is visibly upset. She gets up and runs out of the room and all the girls follow behind her. They give her a great pep talk and Becky is finally ready to be her true self in front of Darrell.
At the end of the episode, Rachel and Kurt kick their performances up a notch and show the new kids just what it takes to head to sectionals with “You Learn/You’ve Got a Friend.” It’s lacking choreography but the heart is all there.
In all we think this was a solid episode of Glee and we’re happy to see characters such as Becky and Coach Beiste beginning to find their happy endings before the series is over.