Last night’s Glee episode “Duets” had us singing out in unison that the show finally seems to be hitting its stride in Season 2. Mr. Schuester tasked the New Directions gang with pairing up and performing a duet—the incentive being that the winning partners get dinner for two at Breadstix. New vocalist Sam added some interesting tension by catching the eyes of both Kurt and Quinn. And Kurt, in turn, added some welcome pep to the episode by pulling off a Victor/Victoria number! Watch below.
Musically, things started off a little weak with Rachel and Finn’s rehearsal room rendition of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” But the concept of doing a duet takes an unique turn when Kurt scraps his original plan to sing with Sam—after Finn convinces the openly gay crooner that doing so would damage Sam’s reputation to the point of the new football star eventually ditching show choir altogether—and sings with himself.
Here’s Kurt’s smooth, sizzling rendition of “Le Jazz Hot.”
In the end, Sam finds a singing (and, for the time being, it’s looking like romantic) partner in Quinn. Their too-cute cover of Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat’s “Lucky” was not only a heartwarming Glee moment, it also earned the William McKinley High duo the Breadstix certificate.
We’re not entirely convinced that Sam doesn’t bat for the other team, though—or at least that’s what the producers want you to believe. Was that moment where he shoots Kurt a look in the rehearsal room after “Le Jazz Hot” meant to be as telling as it came across?