'Glee' Recap: Kurt's Dad Has Bad News & There's Only One Guy to Run To (VIDEO)

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Glee ActuallySue Sylvester warned us at the beginning of the Glee Christmas episode that we were in for a bunch of disjointed stories that would come together at the end to suddenly make sense and leave us feeling all warm and gushy. Think Love, Actually, only it was called "Glee, Actually," and what she could have told us from the get-go was that the Klaine bit was going to really bring on the waterworks. But then, the minute Burt Hummel poked his head out from behind a Christmas tree, you knew the tears would be flowing, didn't you?

Kurt's dad has given Cliff Huxtable a run for his money as best father to ever grace a primetime TV show. A few years ago he was the folksy middle America mechanic who actually went to the free clinic to get gay-specific pamphlets when his son was considering having sex with a boy. Now he's the dad who shows up with bad news for his son AND the exact gift Kurt needs to handle it.

Blaine was delivered to New York City by Kurt's papa in time for these two star-crossed lovers to prance around the ice and sing "White Christmas":

Call it a Christmas miracle. Or just face the fact that Gleeks would not be able to stand a holiday season without a Klaine Christmas duet. I wanted to love it. But the fact is, learning Burt has prostate cancer just before we got to see Klaine come back together made this reunion bittersweet.

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We've already sobbed at what we feared was the guy's deathbed after his heart attack. Now that he's remarried, off in Congress, and got his stepson working for his garage, the guy who's taken the title as biggest champion for his son should be taking it easy. We shouldn't be worrying that Kurt's going to be an orphan soon!

Do you hear that, writers? We finally have a character on TV who exemplifies the very best in parenting. He's refused to let the world tell his son who he should be, preferring to put the world on notice that they need to wake up and accept Kurt for who he is. We cannot see this man die, no matter how great it would be to see Kurt going running into Blaine's arms for comfort!

What do you think of Burt Hummel's news? Is this going to be something Kurt can handle alone or is a rekindling of his romance inevitable?


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linzemae linzemae

I love burt but all I could think was "again?" Sad that he has the bad things happen to him all the time on the show

nonmember avatar Lisa

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY GAVE BURT CANCER ;____; WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT GLEE???? On another note, bringing Blaine as the present was a terrible idea. Kurt was clearly not happy about him being there and everything between them was very awkward. Plus Blaine already broke his heart by cheating on him. But at least a new guy will be on the way for Kurt soon! :D

nonmember avatar Lawrence

I think people should remember that Ryan Murphy the creator of Glee has fashioned Burt Hummell after his own father. And Ryan Murphy's father died of Prostate Cancer. I am curious to know what his direction with this arc is going to be? Will he actually let Burt die?

nonmember avatar Setra

Burt Hummel’s new was heartbreaking for sure. I agree the classic Klaine duet was bittersweet seeing as how it came after the bad news was delivered. I agree with you though, Burt has to be the best father in the history of TV. This episode gave me and my DISH coworker a lot to talk about on Friday so I’m glad I watched. I wasn’t home when it was on so I recorded it on my DISH Hopper with the PrimeTime Anytime feature. I like to set this up to record all primetime programming that comes on the four major networks, without having to set up any individual timers. This saves me a ton of time!

nonmember avatar Stephanie

It was a good episode. My heart dropped when Burt dropped his bombshell, but my uncle is still alive 15 yrs after being diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, so we might not lose the World's Greatest Dad (/crosses fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes). But not sanguine about that, given the look that Burt had, when he was peeking at Kurt and Blaine while they were skating. He could be hiding more.

It would be really nice if Kurt were able to have a happy respite, following the tentative friendship rekindling and his NYADA acceptance. He hasn't really had a happy time this season. But we'll see how it goes; it's a TV show (a good one) with good characters, cast and crew), so we'll wait and see how it goes. No matter what, the world revolves; this is merely a "dream within a dream" so to speak.

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