Last week, Finn took the trash talk to a new level when he outed Santana in a crowded hallway. Word got back to one of Sue Sylvester's opponents in the special election that she had a lesbian as head cheerleader, and he decided to use this information in an attack ad against Sue. Santana was forced to tell her parents (before they saw it on TV) and deal with the fall-out afterwards. The episode centered around the gleeks showing their support for Santana by singing songs by various female artists.
As usual with Glee, they handled this delicate issue with all the subtlety of hitting their audience in the face with a two-by-four. The boys all sang girl songs. At one point, Santana was visibly tearful. After the ad aired, some jock was harassing Santana and literally all the glee girls showed up to defend her. And then they broke out singing "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry.
HOWEVER. I still loved it! I totally buy the clumsy, sincere, naive efforts of the glee kids to be accepting and/or tolerant. When you are in high school, you are clumsy, sincere, and naive. And at the end of the day, I prefer to hear this message (as it were) loud and proud than to have it couched in clever writing and thoughtful commentary. The message itself it too important to be missed by the little teenage gleeks all over the world - that it's OK to be gay.
A couple other of my faves (Kurt, obvy, as well as Coach Beast) also got their own subplots. AND when Rachel did something reprehensible, she was actually punished! So, a highly satisfactory episode all in all. I can't wait for Sectionals next week!