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Glee Episode: "Blame It on the Alcohol"

Season 2, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: Figgins teaches the McKinley students about the dangers of underage drinking, and the glee kids are touched by his message. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste have fun together. Music includes Jamie Foxx's "Blame It (on the Alcohol)" (New Directions); George Thorogood's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (Will and Coach Beiste); Human League's "Don't You Want Me" (Rachel and Blaine); Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" (Brittany, New Directions); and "My Headband" (Rachel).
Original Air Date: Feb 22, 2011
Guest Cast Max Adler: Karofsky James Earl: Azimio Ashley Fink: Lauren Zizes
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Season 2, Episode 14
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Length: 44:00
Aired: 2/22/2011
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Glee Episode Recap: "Blame It On the Alcohol" Season 2, Episode 14

In this week's episode of Glee, New Directions throws a party, complete with booze and spin the bottle. Meanwhile, Will and Coach Beiste have some fun of their own. 

It seems as though every student at McKinley High is hitting the sauce this week, which worries Principal Figgins. He announces that it's alcohol awareness week and asks the glee club to sing a song highlighting the dangers of teenage drinking.

Speaking of drinking, after Will tells Emma that they should try to be friends, Sue suggests that he should focus on getting treatment for his future alcoholism. Between coaching glee club to losing Emma, Will is a soon-to-be-alki, Sue says.

Elsewhere, Puck asks Rachel if the glee club can throw a party at her house since her dads are out of town, but she declines. She then decides to break the tension with Finn by performing the song she's been writing for New Directions. It's a song about a headband, and I'm actually embarrassed for Rachel. "They say you should write about what you know," Rachel says, realizing she has no real life experience. Because of this, she decides to host the party.

The word spreads quickly and the glee club, along with Kurt and Blaine, heads to her house for the shindig. Rachel, however, isn't up for a wild night and offers wine coolers. At Puck's suggestion, and the fear that everyone will leave her party, she breaks out the hard stuff and everyone gets wasted. "It tastes like pink!" Rachel yells after chugging a wine cooler.

Rachel proceeds to climb all over Finn, who is acting as the designated driver. He then explains to her the different types of drunk girls. There's Santana, the weepy one, Lauren and Quinn, the angry ones, Brittany, the girl who turns into a stripper, Mercedes and Tina, the happy girls, and Rachel, the needy drunk.

In order to prove she's not needy, Rachel calls a game of spin the bottle, where she ends up kissing Blaine while Kurt looks on jealously. Blaine and Rachel then sing "Don't You Want Me" from The Human League.

Every glee club member is still hungover at school on Monday, so Artie passes out Bloody Marys to help. He then kicks off "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx and T-Pain. Mr. Schue says he's really impressed with the club's performance and that they actually seemed drunk. However, he says this song actually promotes drinking and they need to choose a new one. Rachel says they are no songs about the dangers of drinking because there are no dangers, but Will insists there are which makes Santana cry. They then accuse Will of being a hypocrite because he drinks.

While she's home alone, Rachel drunk dials Blaine and asks him on a date. While Kurt says Blaine shouldn't lead her on, he insists that kissing Rachel felt good and he may be bisexual. Blaine then gets upset that Kurt is looking down on him for considering his sexuality.

To relieve some stress, Beiste takes Will out to a country bar, where they drink excessively. "Shannon the Cannon" then suggests that Will get up on stage and sing, so they do a duet of "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," by George Thorogood. Beiste drops Will off at home, where he drunkenly grades papers and makes a disastrous drunk dial. He apologizes to Emma the following day, but she says she never got any message.

Kurt helps Rachel with the party clean up, but he really just wants to know how her date with Blaine went. Kurt says Blaine is the first in a long line of confused boys that she will date, and that they don't have chemistry. To prove him wrong, she wants to kiss Blaine sober and prove there are sparks.

Having earlier walked in on Blaine in Kurt's bed the morning after the party, Burt expresses his disappointment that his son had someone stay the night. Kurt retorts that he would never get upset if Finn had someone sleep over, but Burt insists Kurt is just being inappropriate.

For the assembly, Rachel gets everyone drunk before going on stage. They sing "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha (or as Principal Figgins says it, "Key-dollar sign-ha.") Everyone is lagging, especially Brittany, who ends up throwing up on Rachel before Santana projectile vomits.

Over an announcement, Sue denounces Will, saying it's his fault that the glee club was drunk. She plays his voicemail over the loudspeaker, which was clearly meant for Emma, who looks pleasantly surprised. Fortunately, Principal Figgins thinks the whole assembly was a set up, and that the kids weren't really drunk.

Will then tells the glee club that he doesn't want them to drink until after Nationals, and he won't drink either. They sign a pledge and he promises to buy them sparkling cider after the competition. 

The episode closes on Rachel kissing Blaine soberly, where he immediately realizes that he's 100 percent gay. "Thanks for clearing that up for me," he says. Still, Rachel is happy because it now means she has some life experience.

How did you feel about Blaine and Rachel kissing? Do you think Will and Emma may still have a chance? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

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In this week's episode of Glee, New Directions throws a party, complete with booze and spin the bottle. Meanwhile, Will and Coach Beiste have some fun of their own. 

It seems as though every student at McKinley High is hitting the sauce this week, which worries Principal Figgins. He announces that it's alcohol awareness week and asks the glee club to sing a song highlighting the dangers of teenage drinking.

Speaking of drinking, after Will tells Emma that they should try to be friends, Sue suggests... read more

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