Graduation’s getting closer and closer for the few seniors left in the New Directions. This week’s Glee focused on Blaine, Tina and Sam as they mentally prepared themselves to exit McKinley High. “Trio” was also a continuation of the battle between divas Rachel and Santana. The “cat-fight” situation got so bad that Kurt was forced to take action and make his quintet a trio.

The Players:

  • Director: Ian Brennan
  • Writer: Rivka Sophia Rossi
  • Cast: Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, 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, Dean Geyer, Melissa Benoist

Episode Title: “Trio”

Tina, Blaine and Sam plan a senior lock-in to celebrate their upcoming graduation, but things go awry when Becky joins them. Meanwhile, Elliot finds himself in the middle of Rachel and Santana’s fight.

The Good:

  • Friendly Threesome: Tina, Blaine and Sam decide to hold a lock-in at McKinley to have something to remember when they’re old friends. But their plan turn sour when Blaine catches Tina and Sam making out after being held hostage by Becky, who wanted to play sexy Twister. Blaine’s reaction is over-the-top and dramatic (as always), but he does say some pretty hilarious things like, “creepy face sucking slurphaton” and “go fondle each other’s boobs or whatever.”
  • Diva Wars: Rachel and Santana are still at odds, but there’s been some progress. They actually managed to be in the same room without physically abusing each other. But despite how petty their fight is, it’s compelling to watch two young and talented women be so competitive. They’re cruel to one another, but there’s a slight hint of hope for their friendship when they talk to each other. These two have good chemistry, and it’s obvious they miss each other. The question is, who’s going to be the first to wave the white flag?

Best Lines:

  • “Once a fatty always a fatty.” – Santana

The So-So:

  • Tina Gets Emotional: Tina has become the most annoying and yes, unlikable character in this series. In “Trio” she totally outdid herself. She kept crying for no reason, and throwing dramatic tantrums on the hallway floors. Sad to say, but we’re happy to see her go.
  • Baby-making: Will and Emma are trying to have a baby. That’s all nice and dandy until they rush into a faculty bathroom at school and make love. In what world are they living in where they think that kind of behavior is okay? Mainly this felt out of character, but then again, Glee‘s been weird all season.

The Music:

  • “Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” Destiny’s Child – Blaine, Tina and Sam try to get the McKinley High School students excited about graduation.
  • “Barracuda,” Heart – Elliot and Rachel rock out with a duet.
  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” Simple Minds – Blaine, Tina and Sam do a mini-lock in at McKinley.
  • “Danny’s Song,” Kenny Loggins – Emma and Will try to relax and conceive a child while serenading each other.
  • “Gloria,” Laura Branigan – Santana and Rachel have a sing-off at the diner.
  • “The Happening,” The Supremes – Kurt forms a new trio with Elliot and Dani called One Three Hill. They play a lively set at a fancy NYC bar.
  • “Hold On,” Wilson Phillips – A handful of characters reminisce about their lives and sing about it. 


To quote Blaine, this season of Glee has felt “weird.” The drama that’s happening at McKinley doesn’t amount to what’s happening in New York. That story is much more compelling. Blaine, Tina and Sam make a cute trio, but the kids who are living in the real world (in NYC) are the ones we want to know more about.

Rating: 6.5/10

Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.


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