7:13pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Glee' Recap: Guilty Pleasures and Creeps
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's "Guilty Pleasures" episode of Glee.]
Everyone has a guilty pleasure -- or in Brody's case -- a guilty secret job.
During Thursday's "Guilty Pleasures" episode of Fox's Glee, Blaine and Sam take control of New Directions while Mr. Schue is out sick, encouraging the club to share their musical shames in a team building exercise.
At McKinley, the biggest reveal comes from Blaine, who via Phil Collins, is finally able to come clean that he's had romantic feelings for Sam for months. While it takes Sam to finally broach the subject with Blaine, their friendship helps bring New Directions into a more cohesive bond after Kitty ditches the bitch and, as Artie called it, finally seemed happy to be part of the group.
In New York, it's another kind of guilt that comes up when Rachel finally learns the truth -- that Brody is a man-whore. When Santana hears that Rachel's considering getting back together with Brody, she tells her the harsh truth -- rather than waiting for after her roommate's Funny Girl audition. It leads Rachel to an honest confrontation with Brody, where she learns that Finn flew to New York to beat the snot out of the himbo -- and that the man candy knew Rachel still had feelings for her ex.
After Rachel confesses that part of her was using Brody to make Finn jealous while the other was to looking to the upperclassman to comfort her heartache, they once and for all make their breakup official with a solid cover of Radiohead's "Creep" that almost makes you wish Brody were sticking around.
Back at the loft, Rachel also makes Santana's living arrangements official and learns that Kurt has gifted her with her own "boyfriend pillow." After revealing that she feels good about her split with Brody, Rachel notes she's ready for her Funny Girl audition -- and to start seeing older guys -- before the trio share a movie night to Mamma Mia.
Overall, "Guilty Pleasures" set the stage for the final five episodes of the season when Glee resumes April 11.
And for fun, here's a list of the other "guilty pleasures" the cast revealed during the hour.
Sam -- Stealing pasta from the McKinley cafeteria to make macaroni portraits
Sam -- Barry Manilow (along with Artie, Jake, Ryder, Blaine)
Blaine -- Wham
Kurt -- Strong women on TV -- and his secret boyfriend arm, Bruce.
Brittany -- Most (but not all) of the Bring It On movies
Kitty -- The Spice Girls
Blaine -- Phil Collins
Jake -- Chris Brown/Bobby Brown
Marley -- Jessica Simpson
Blaine -- Sam
Santana (and Kurt) -- Facts of Life (Santana's Jo joke for the lesbian cliché win!)
What did you think of Glee? Hit the comments with your thoughts. Are you glad to see Rachel call it quits with Brody? Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.