Last night, Fox's hit comedy Glee kicked off season five with a big step for fan-favorite couple, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, set to appropriately fun Beatles tunes. The first half of the two-part Beatles tribute season premiere picked up after last season's finale with Kurt visiting Lima and Blaine determined to win him back.
Warning: the rest of this post contains spoilers.
The two meet up for a farewell picnic and have a discussion about their relationship, with Blaine swearing if they get back together he would never cheat on Kurt. The two agree to get back together with a duet of "Got to Get You into My Life."
Blaine then reveals to New Directions that he plans to propose to Kurt and asks for their help (and the help of rival choirs Vocal Adrenaline, the Dalton Academy Warblers, and the Haverbrook School for the Deaf) to make the proposal special. "I want this to be a cultural statement. Our generation is at a turning point," he says. "People everywhere, except, like, Russia, are beginning to see that it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from or even what God you believe in. They're beginning to see that people really aren't all that different."
Burt Hummel turns up to drive Kurt to the surprise proposal at Dalton Academy and Blaine, backed by four choirs and the visiting Rachel, Santana and Mercedes, sings "All You Need is Love" with a bit of pronoun-altered "he loves you" at the end. When Kurt is standing in the spot they first met, Blaine steps forward and says:
"We met right here. I took this man’s hand and we ran down that hallway. And for those that know me, I’m not in the habit of taking people’s hands I’ve never met before — but I think that my soul knew something that my mind and body didn’t know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other's, fearlessly and forever, which is why it’s never really felt like I’ve been getting to know you. It’s always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if every lifetime you and I have lived, we’ve chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I’ve ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?"
Kurt says "yes" and they share a kiss before Blaine slips the ring onto Kurt's finger.
The 2013-2014 television season is starting strong for gay stories on the broadcast networks. This week saw two nights in a row where gay couples have proposed in primetime, (Wednesday's Modern Family saw the engagement of Mitch and Cam), episodes which were seen by a combined audience of 16.65 million people.