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Glee Episode: "Duets"

Season 2, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Rachel and Finn decide to throw a duet competition to give Sam (Chord Overstreet) a better chance to win. Meanwhile, a Mike-Tina-Artie love triangle develops.
Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2010
Guest Cast Romy Rosemont: Carole Hudson
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Season 2, Episode 4
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Length: 43:59
Aired: 10/12/2010
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Glee Episode Recap: "Duets" Season 2, Episode 4

The glee clubbers take on duets in this week's episode of Glee. Strangely, power couple Finn and Rachel decide to throw the competition, but only to help newcomer Sam. Elsewhere, the love triangle between Mike, Tina and Artie grows.

The episode opens on Will breaking some bad news to the glee club: Puck has gone to juvenile detention. Since Puck is out, Sam finally joins New Directions.

This week's lesson: the duet (which is not a blanket, Brittany). Will decides to turn it into a competition, so Kurt sets his sights on singing with Sam, who he has a bit of a crush on. Finn, however, thinks Kurt will be painting a bull's-eye on Sam's back if they sing together.

Elsewhere, while Brittany and Santana make out, Brittany wonders whether they can do a duet together, but Santana is not about to make that commitment. Instead, Santana enlists Mercedes as a partner. "If we do a duet together, we will be the undisputed top b----es at this school," she says.

Finn and Rachel kick off the numbers with "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee. Their rehearsal goes too well, though, and Rachel realizes that she's generally a selfish person and wants to throw the competition so Sam will win and stay in glee.

Tina tries to convince Mike that he has to sing, for once, and it turns into an argument. "We should go to Asian couples therapy," Mike says.

On the other love train, Brittany attempts to hit on Artie in hopes of getting him in a stroller, and probably because she wants a duet partner. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it makes Santana jealous.

Finn tries to convince Sam not to sing with Kurt and something else happened in this scene, but I was a little distracted by the fact that Sam was shirtless. Finn asks him to lay low, and Sam takes that as Finn having a problem with "gay dudes." As Sam walks out saying he won't go back on his promise to Kurt, he gets Slushied for the first time. Quinn helps to clean him up and the two share a moment.

As Kurt nurses his dad back to health, he talks about singing with Sam. Burt actually sides with Finn for once and confronts Kurt on being pushy with his previous crush on Finn. "Maybe it's you who's pushing this kid Sam around, trying to take advantage of him because you're interested in him," he suggests. Kurt retorts that being the only openly gay kid at school isn't easy.

The first competitive duet comes from Mercedes and Santana, who sing "River Deep — Mountain High," from Ike & Tina Turner. The two blow the roof off, earning their diva-licious stripes.

Kurt catches up with Sam while he's taking a shower. "Don't worry, I'm not going to go all Shawshank on you," Kurt deadpans as he sets Sam free to sing with whomever he wants.

Finn and Rachel realize the way to lose is to do a terrible and offensive song. Meanwhile, Tina approaches Artie to do the duet, but he already has another lady on his arm.

Kurt decides to do a duet solo. "How can you do a duet by yourself?" Santana questions. "That's like vocal masturbation or something." He belts "Le Jazz Hot!" from Victor/Victoria, with a split costume, both masculine and feminine. I have a feeling we'll be hearing Chris Colfer's name a lot more during awards season this year.

Sam and Quinn decide to do a duet together and they nearly kiss during rehearsal. She decides not to let her guard down around men anymore, and instead focus on torturing Rachel and keeping Santana in her place. Both Rachel and Finn try to convince the pair to still do the duet together and make them feel competitive by saying they'll only come in second.

Mike freaks out before he and Tina take on "Sing!" from A Chorus Line. Their cute chemistry mixed with his joking inability to sing was pretty sweet.

Artie realizes that Brittany isn't as talented as he thought, and also that he really isn't over Tina. Brittany tries to help him get over Tina by taking him to bed. When she actually carries him to bed, I laughed so hard that I snorted soda out of my nose. No joke.

Finn and Rachel's terrible duet is here. Decked out in church gear, they sing "With You I'm Born Again," by Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright. The club is really offended, and even Quinn wants to punch them both.

Sam and Quinn finally come together for their duet, singing Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat's "Lucky," which they both play on Sam's guitar. I actually really like this coupling and hope the writers treat Quinn's new love story line with the respect it deserves. Ahem.

After Santana tells Artie that Brittany is just using him for sex, he decides to break things off. Artie is heartbroken that Brittany would treat his loss of virginity with such disregard, and as he rolls away, she looks genuinely sorry.

New Directions votes on who they think should win the duet contest, with the winners turning out to be Sam and Quinn. Rachel notices, however, that Kurt is really down after not winning. She knows he's lonely and hopes that winning nationals will help. "I know you're lonely, but you're not alone," she says.

Sam and Quinn celebrate their win at Breadsticks, and I realize I'm not attracted to Sam anymore: Matthew McConaughey impression fail. Sam also finally admits that he does dye his hair, and their dinner turns into a real date.

The episode closes on Kurt and Rachel singing "Get Happy"/"Happy Days Are Here Again," from Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.

What do you think of Quinn and Sam as a potential couple? Do you think Brittany has real feelings for Artie? Which duet was your favorite? Discuss in the comments.

Want a second opinion? TVGuide.com's Denise Martin ranks the night's numbers over at AOL TV.

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The glee clubbers take on duets in this week's episode of Glee. Strangely, power couple Finn and Rachel decide to throw the competition, but only to help newcomer Sam. Elsewhere, the love triangle between Mike, Tina and Artie grows.

The episode opens on Will breaking some bad news to the glee club: Puck has gone to juvenile detention. Since Puck is out, Sam finally joins New Directions.

This week's lesson: the duet (which is not a blanket, Brittany). Will decides to turn it into a competition, so Kurt sets his sights on singing with... read more

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