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Glee Episode: "Furt"

Season 2, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Sue's "Nazi-hunting" mother, Doris (Carol Burnett), visits. Meanwhile, Kurt makes a big decision, and Rachel and Finn take a big step. Music includes "Ohio," from "Wonderful Town" (Sue and Doris); "Sway" (Will); and Bruno Mars' "Marry You " and "Just the Way You Are" (New Directions).
Original Air Date: Nov 23, 2010
Guest Cast Romy Rosemont: Carole Hudson James Earl: Azimio Bill A. Jones: Rod Remington Carol Burnett: Doris Sylvester Max Adler: Karofsky Lauren Potter: Becky Jackson
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Season 2, Episode 8
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Length: 42:29
Aired: 11/23/2010
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Glee Episode Recap: "Furt" Season 2, Episode 8

While planning his father's impending nuptials with Finn's mother, Kurt is pushed to his breaking point on Glee. Sue Sylvester also has a wedding to plan — her own. She first has to deal with her absentee mother returning to town.

The episode focuses on two weddings, so let's take a look at how they turn out:

BURT and CAROLE'S:

While Kurt is excited his father is marrying Finn's mother, Finn looks shell-shocked, especially when Kurt offers to help Finn's mom with the wedding plans. Kurt decides they're going to have a glee wedding, with New Directions as the band.

The wedding plans are marred, however, by Dave Karofsky, who has continued to bully Kurt. Will decides to take the issue to Principal Sue, but she can't expel the jock without some sort of physical altercation. To be fair, Sue actually seems to care.

Rachel enlists the help of the football boys to defend Kurt. Finn is reluctant to lend a hand, but Artie and Mike try to strong arm their fellow footballer. It ends in a physical altercation between Sam and Karofsky.

Later, Kurt gives both Finn and Burt dance lessons for the wedding. Finn is slightly uncomfortable to dance with Kurt, especially after Karofsky sees them. Kurt admits to his father that Karofsky threatened to kill him, so Burt slams the football jock against a wall.

Karofsky, Kurt and their fathers are called in the principal's office. (Hey, Dr. Artz is Karofsky's dad!) After learning that Kurt's life was threatened, Sue immediately expels Karofsky.

Who wouldn't have guessed that the glee clubbers would dance down the aisle like the infamous viral wedding video? They, however, sing "Marry You," by Bruno Mars. The nuptials are very sweet, with Burt promising to love Carole until the day she dies. During Carole's speech, it dawns on Finn in a very sweet way that he now has a brother.

At the reception, Will sings "Sway," by Michael Bublé before introducing Finn to give his best man speech. Finn makes light of the ridiculous couple names in the glee club — Finchel and Puckleberry — before announcing the newest: Furt (Finn and Kurt). Finn swears that he will always have his brother's back. As a thank you to Kurt for putting together the wedding, Finn and the glee club sing "Just the Way You Are," by Bruno Mars.

Sadly, without any witnesses to the threats and physical altercations, the school board reinstates Karofsky to the school. Sue resigns as the principal so she can help Kurt by keeping an eye on him in the hallways. But Kurt's parents decide to use their honeymoon money to send Kurt to the Dalton Academy.

SUE SYLVESTER and... HERSELF

Sue Sylvester is also getting married. After her ex-fling, news anchor Rod Remington, announces he's marrying his co-anchor, Sue decides to try online dating. However, the only online match for Sue is Sue, so she's marrying herself.

he occasion is stained by the arrival of Sue's mother, Doris (Carol Burnett). If you thought Sue Sylvester was a bully, you haven't seen anything yet. Doris tries to tell Sue she's been off hunting Nazis, but Sue isn't settling for that excuse anymore. Doris questions why Sue has given up on love, but still wants to sing at her wedding. 

In preparation, Doris and Sue sing "Ohio," from Wonderful Town, which leads to another opportunity for Sue to question where her mother has really been.

As Sue prepares for the wedding, Doris shows her resentment over the fact that she doesn't get to share this special moment with her by singing. Sue finally loses it on her mother, saying she is a bully. Sue disinvites her to the wedding.

Some quick thoughts...

--Finn and Kurt's relationship has had the perfect progression. From Season 1, where Finn avoided his advances, to now, where the two are brothers in harmony, it's been a great journey, right?

--Sam and Quinn also made their relationship status clear in this episode: They're together. But is Sam only doing this to be popular or does he actually care about her?

--Having Sue Sylvester champion Kurt was a nice turnaround for the bullying Cheerios coach. We know she had a soft spot when it came to bullies because of her sister, but to give up her position of power to try to protect Kurt really showed a wealth of new character in Sue.

--Who else saw Kurt going to Dalton coming? The question is: How long will Kurt stay there? Can you stand him now being the competition?

You've heard my thoughts, now share your own in the comments below.

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While planning his father's impending nuptials with Finn's mother, Kurt is pushed to his breaking point on Glee. Sue Sylvester also has a wedding to plan — her own. She first has to deal with her absentee mother returning to town. ...

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