there are several things i am clearly not over in the wake of dance with somebody, but i can’t get over how well-executed the conflict for kurt and blaine was. by glee standards, i was pretty damn satisfied!
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the suggestion of trouble in paradise! frustration and disappointment are pushed aside, and both parties are ignoring their issues.
and then external conflict is introduced in the form of a third party. look at the expression on kurt’s face. he’s just been blown off, or so he feels, by his boyfriend. and here comes a guy who makes him feel wanted again. now that is some tired-ass shit for glee to pull, yes, love triangles are so 2009, but hold that thought for a moment. see this face? it’s curious. intrigued.
(but before you get too worried, here’s a little flashback for you:)
feel better? good. because while this next scene may hurt a little (and involve a lot of gross writing that i am going to ignore for the time being, sigh) please note the use of the words “fabulous old married couple”. because this conflict is being set up as a classic example of the breakdown of a stagnant marriage. the honeymoon phase is over, and kurt confesses that the lack of spontanaeity in their relationship is bothering him.
I have too many Klaine feels to be reasonable.