Glee season premiere recap: All You Need Is Love

Rachel has a new job, McKinley has a new couple, and Kurt and Blaine are [Spoiler!]
Ep. 01 | Aired Sep 26, 2013

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND on this ride so I don't get sick.

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In plot developments people actually care about, Blaine doesn't immediately propose to Kurt, but the two are having a “farewell picnic” (Thing I Want In My Life) and before Blaine can launch into an elaborate musical tribute to Kurt asking to officially get back together, Kurt beats him to the punch chorus and belts out a wonderfully over-the-top rendition of “Got To Get You Into My Life” that Blaine naturally jumps in on because the color-coordinated gleefulness of it all is acting like catnip. One big kiss later and Klaine is back, you guys!

But not content to just be boyfriends, Blaine announces to the Glee club he wants to propose to Kurt, and he wants everyone -- Vocal Adrenaline, The Warblers, Sam’s new gross hair -- to be a part of it. Nothing says romance like hanging out with a graduate’s old high school rivals! I'm going to hand this over to Blaine to explain why all these people are necessary: “People everywhere, except for Russia, are beginning to see that people aren’t all that different….If we’re able to get a bunch of cutthroat show choirs to stand side by side and unite in something, then anything is possible.” Put it on a banner and march on Washington!

Confession: I was snarking through this whole scene/plotline, but the final moments of the episode -- when Kurt and his father have a heart-to-heart about not wasting a moment and spending every second with the one you love, followed up by Blaine’s completely over-the-top (phrase of the episode!)  but super sweet proposal -- I don’t know, for a second I wanted to maybe start a Klaine fansite or something.

Note to individuals who may be popping the question this year: This is what Blaine said to Kurt in the halls of Dalton Academy (after first belting out “All You Need Is Love,” surrounded by pretty much the entire cast of anyone who has ever appeared on this show): “My soul knew something that my body and my mind didn’t know. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other fearlessly and forever. Which is why it’s never really felt like I was getting to know you, it’s always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime you and I have ever lived we’ve chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over again for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I’ve found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I’ve ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, Will you marry me?”

Talk about a Teenage Dream. Kurt said yes because he’s not a stone cold monster, which led to the second big kiss of the night. Overall, this hour was all about love, and it was nice to see the Beatles' main message represented so well. Kurt and Blaine getting back together was a smart move not just for fans, but for the show. This program is going to face some dark days going forward, and it'll be nice to have a relationship bright spot to cheer for.

NEXT: Musical grades

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