Glee: Season 2, Episode 8 :: Furt
Bullying was at the forefront of this week’s episode of Glee ("Furt" - Season 2, Episode 8). Kurt’s bully Karofsy shows no sign of stopping, so Mike, Artie and Sam team up and tell him to back off. Artie is knocked over and Sam gets a black eye but Karofsy still won’t give up. Fin is suspiciously absent from the fight because he is still trying to regain his lost popularity.
Kurt’s dad notices the bullying and intervenes, getting Karofsy temporarily expelled for issuing a death threat. Unfortunately, the school board overturns the decision and Kurt once again feels unsafe at school. In a not-so-surprising move, Kurt decides to transfer to the all-boys private school (which means he will be reunited with Blaine and will compete against the New Directions at sectionals).
There was not only one but two weddings this week! Kurt’s dad Burt and Fin’s mom Carole finally got engaged, to the delight of everyone except a shocked Fin. The New Directions volunteer to be the band at the wedding and Kurt takes over as the wedding planner. After realizing his mistake in not standing up for Kurt at school, Fin uses his speech at the wedding to apologize. He even gets the rest of glee club to sing “Just The Way You Are” in Kurt’s honor.
Realizing that no one will be good enough for her, Sue decides to marry herself (in a blue tracksuit dress no less). In typical Sue silliness, she sends out invites to the wedding, and to our surprise her Nazi-hunting mother pops up (played by the lovely Carol Burnett). Turns out that Sue’s mother may be behind Sue’s not-so-soft side as her mother was a bit of a bully. In the end Sue realizes that she doesn’t want to turn out like her mother and even sticks up for Kurt at school, resigning as principal in the process.
Who will win next week’s sectional competition? Will Kurt really compete against the New Directions? Stay tuned for more Glee!
The following songs were featured on this week’s episode of Glee:
- “Ohio” by Leonard Bernstein
- “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
- “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
- “Sway” by Dean Martin