Glee recap: No Strings Attached

A gas leak in the choir room causes puppet-filled chaos while Sue searches for some femininity
Ep. 07 | Aired Nov 28, 2013

MINI-ME. Kitty (Becca Tobin), Jake (Jacob Artist), and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) have some fun with their puppet lookalikes, courtesy of Blaine (Darren Criss).

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Meanwhile, in class, Blaine created a Kurt puppet. Don't even get me started on how weird it felt -- and also, Blaine is incredibly talented at making puppets. But none of that mattered, because Sue took away Blaine's new companion only minutes after he was made. She was on a tirade, still looking for some way to appear more feminine. Oh hey! Is that Mr. Schue doing pirouettes in the choir room? Doesn't he look awfully feminine while still being awfully masculine? Yes he does! Sue headed over to the expert for some immediate advice. What ensued was yet another gas-induced dream sequence:

"Dancing Cheek to Cheek": Personally, I think both Schue and Sue are underused on the show in terms of singing, especially together. The number wasn't anything crazy exciting, but it was an elegant homage to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat, which I appreciated. Plus their vocals were pleasant, which is always a good thing on a musical television show. B+

You know what this episode was missing? High school drama! Throwing things back to season 1 and the original Puckerman, Bree caught up with Jake in the hallway and informed him that she was pregnant. She wanted him to meet her after school so that they could go to the doctor together. The only problem was that Jake had to go to the world's longest detention. (Did he just say eight hours?!) Luckily, Blaine was also there and agreed to cover for him -- Blaine got caught sneaking into Sue's office (in a superhero mask) to try and find his Kurt puppet. Jake stepped out just long enough to find out that it had been a false alarm. But after Bree gave him a way-too-mature-for-high-school speech about the jerk he'd become and the future he was headed toward, baby Puckerman tried to get Marley back with a little charm, a speech about wanting to be better, and two puppy eyes brimming with tears. It didn't work.

NEXT: We still don't know what the fox says ...

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