It’s election time at McKinley high (and in Ohio, for that matter). The race for student body president comes to an end on Tuesday night’s “Glee.” Also coming to an end? The Ohio congressional race. After all of her scheming and dirty ads, Sue finds out her political fate. But “I Kissed a Girl” is about more than votes and polls, it’s about Santana’s coming-out journey. Last time, we saw the Santana, she was slapping Finn across the face. Everyone in Glee club seems to understand that she’s hostile because she’s afraid to be herself, so instead of hating her for being a complete mean girl, they stand behind her… and sing a song by Katy Perry. Let’s go over “I Kissed a Girl.”

The Players:

  • Director: Tate Donovan
  • Writer: Matthew Hodgson
  • Cast: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Fink, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum, Jr., Cheyenne, Darren Criss, Jayma Mays, Jane Lynch, and Mike O’Malley

Episode Title: “I Kissed a Girl”

The race for McKinley High Senior Class President comes to an end, and someone is caught trying to fix the results. Coach Beiste challenges Sue Sylvester over Cooter Menkins, and Sue’s own election day arrives. Life gets more complicated for Puck and Quinn. Santana comes out to her family, and a shocking event upsets New Directions’ plans for participating in the forthcoming show choir Sectionals competition.

The Good:

  • ‘Grandma, I Love Girls The Way She Should Love Boys’ (SPOILERS!): Santana is pushed out comes out of the closet. She tells her parents that she’s a lesbian, unfortunately we don’t get to see that conversation, but according to Santana, they’re okay with it. However grandma Lopez isn’t too thrill to find out that her granddaughter loves girls, not boys. Santana is brought to tears when her grandmother disowns her. It’s a heartbreaking moment. Now that not everyone is on board with Santana being a lesbian, there will be an opportunity to explore situations where parents aren’t as supportive and awesome as Burt Hummel.
  • Glee’s Future At Sectionals (SPOILERS!): Uh oh. The Glee club’s fate is in big trouble, all thanks to Rachel Berry (as always). Because she rigged the student body elections, Rachel has been suspended and banned from participating at Sectionals. However, this seems like an opportunity for other characters to shine. We can do without Rachel’s dramatic antics for an episode or two.
  • Principal Figgins Loves Pixie Sticks: Figgins is the cutest principal ever. Sometimes he’s the only one bringing in the laughs.
  • Snicks: Santana introduces us to her alter ego Snicks. Who slapped Finn? Not Santana. Snicks! Hopefully we get to see more of her. She’s fearless and insane.

The So-So:

  • Puck’s Still Hot For Teacher: Puck still has the hots for Miss Corcoran. His feelings seem genuine, but what’s the point of this? 

The Bad:

  • Finn Pressure: Perhaps Finn was trying to be sweet, but making the Glee club (and Trouble Tones) sing to Santana about how it’s okay to come out of the closet is bullying. Finn pressures Santana to come out the entire time. Also his lame slow-version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” officially ruins the song. His intentions may be good, but coming out is a personal thing and he should have left Santana alone, or at least, backed off a bit.
  • Lack of Brittana: For an episode titled “I Kissed a Girl” there sure wasn’t a lot of kissing (any for that matter). Santana and Brittany don’t share as much as a peck during this whole process. In fact, we barely see Brittany and that’s unfortunate because Santana loves Brittany.

The Music:

  • “Perfect,” Pink – Blaine and Kurt sing this song to Santana which she hates.
  • “I’m the Only One,” Melissa Etheridge – Puck brings out his guitar and serenades Shelby,  in-front of the entire Glee club and Trouble Tones.
  • “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper – Finn slows things down by singing an acoustic version of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” which makes us want to cry (because he’s ruined a perfectly happy song).
  • “Jolene,” Dolly Parton – A heartbroken Coach Beiste sings “Jolene” to Sue.
  • “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry – All of the Glee girls sing “I Kissed a Girl” to support Santana’s choice to come out of the closet. It’s okay.
  • “Constant Craving,” k.d. Lang – Santana sings the last song of the night over a montage.


The scene between Santana and her grandmother was powerful stuff, but it didn’t make up for Finn’s bullying and the lack of Brittana. Santana is in love with Brittany and she needed to play a bigger role in Santana’s coming out.

Rating: 6.5/10

“Glee” airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on FOX.

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