Finn's mom is out of town, so he makes himself a grilled cheese sandwich
on the Foreman Grill. When he lifts the lid, he sees the face of God; he
literally made a grilled Cheesus. Finn prays they win the first game,
and they do.
Kurt brings his dad something healthy to eat. He tells him he won't be
able to make the Friday night dinner because it's only once a year, and
he's going to see The Sound of Music. His dad notes that he missed last
week so he could camp out for the Gray's Anatomy DVD's. He tells Kurt
these dinners are more than important, they're sacred. It's a tradition
Kurt's mom started. Kurt refuses to budge, and Burt tells him he's
disappointed in him.
Finn makes an announcement in Glee Club. He tells them something has
happened, and it has shaken him to his core. He said he's met a man, and
Kurt looks shocked. But the man is Jesus Christ, and Finn wants to do a
tribute to him. Kurt says if he wanted to sing about Jesus, he'd go to
church. But churches don't much like gays. Or women. Or science.
Mercedes likes the idea. Puck prefers spirituality. Rachel appears
speechless. Puck says he's going to sing a song about spirituality; Only
the Good Die Young, by Billy Joel. They all dance with him, except Kurt,
who is texting.
Burt thinks he has indigestion - and down he goes. Emma runs and tells
Will, who tells Kurt. They take him to the hospital. The only good news
is that Burt is alive. He's in a coma, and they don't know when he will
wake up. Kurt asks Will and Emma to leave him alone with his dad. He
takes Burt's hand and asks him to squeeze it if he can hear him. Nothing
Finn asks Cheesus to let him get to 2nd base with Rachel.
Everybody is extending sympathies to Kurt, except Finn who is upset that
he heard about Burt through the grapevine. He thought they were sort of
a family. He apologizes. Mercedes wants to sing to Kurt, and asks Tina
and Quinn to help her out. She sings "I Look to You". Kurt thanks
Mercedes, but says he doesn't believe in God. He made Kurt gay, and then
had his followers tell him that he chose to be gay, as though somebody
would choose to be mocked every single day of their life. Quinn is
uncomfortable with where the conversation is going. Kurt says he
appreciates their thoughts, but he doesn't want their prayers.
Sue knows what the kids have been talking about, and Will is hauled into
the principal's office for a chat about the separation of church and state.
Rachel has a talk with Finn about her expectations for her future
children, that being that they would be raised Jewish. All he picks up
on is that she's not planning on having sex until she's 25. He agrees,
and in thanks, she lets him go to second base.
Sue grills Santana and Brittany. They tell her that Kurt isn't a
christian, so she has him come in. She tells him that she needs a
student to lodge an official complaint against the Glee Club.
Emma stomps into Sue's office, loaded for bear. She's incredibly angry
about what Sue is up to. Sue shares about her sister that everybody
laughed at and was rude to and made fun of. She prayed every night for
her to get better, but nothing changed. So she prayed harder. She
finally realized that it wasn't how hard she prayed, it was the fact
that nobody was listening.Asking somebody to believe in a fantasy isn't
a moral thing to do; it's cruel. Sue says Kurt could lose his father at
any moment, and Emma should start preparing him for that.
Santana sarcastically thanks Kurt for stopping their spiritual
discussions in their tracks. Will tells her to back off of Kurt. He said
he's glad he registered the complaint, because now he doesn't have to
listen to "all you mental patients" talk about how there is a God when
he knows there isn't one.
Finn is praying to Cheesus. He wants to be quarterback again, as he
feels he can most effectively deliver the gospel if he's the most
popular kid in school. Puck walks in. Finn wants him not to tell anyone,
and Puck says not a problem. In fact, he went to temple yesterday. He
feels bad for Kurt and he's been praying for him. He knows how much it
sucks to not have a dad.
Rachel and Finn are in the park, and she sings "Papa Can You Hear Me" to
intercede for Burt Hummel. She does the same at his bedside, with Finn,
Carole, Quinn and Mercedes taking turns praying. Kurt says he didn't ask
them to do that, and Carole says friends do, without being asked to. He
asks them to leave so the acupuncturist can work on his dad.
The quarterback is injured, and Finn gets his old position back. Will
announces Finn leading to the Titans to a win in their second game of
the season. Finn is looking a bit conflicted, because his prayer was
answered by Sam getting injured.
Kurt tells everybody that his dad's condition hasn't changed. He wants
to sing to express his feelings. He says that when his mom died, he
hoped his dad would say something to make him feel better, let him know
he'd be okay. His dad didn't say anything, he just squeezed his hand.
While he sang, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", he remembered when he was
little and Burt taught him how to ride a bike. He had a tea party with
petite fortes and showed Burt how to keep his pinkie out when he drank
tea, and going to his mom's grave, holding his dad's hand.
Mercedes tells Kurt she feels like he's pushing her away, and he
apologizes. She then invites him to join her at church on Sunday. He
looks like it's going to be a 'no', but she says that she dedicated the
service to Burt, and he says yes.
Finn goes to Emma because he's worried about how his prayers come true.
Emma sets him straight, especially about the bit where Sam got hurt. She
tells him it wasn't his prayer, it was a 300 pound left tackle who's on
steroids, and he's 23. Finn feels bad, because he felt like he had a
direct line to God, and now he doesn't. Emma tells him that everybody
struggles with the really big questions. He sings "Losing My Religion".
Kurt crosses himself and genuflects before sitting, and Mercedes giggles
and pats him on the cheek. She asks everybody to pray for Kurt and his
dad. She tells Kurt she knows he doesn't believe in God, but he has to
believe in something. Life's hard enough to get through without trying
to go it alone. She leads the choir singing "Bridge Over Troubled
Waters." The congregation joins her. The lady next to Kurt takes his
hand, and he stands with them, and claps a bit. He applauds at the end.
Sue visits her sister, and lets her win at checkers. She asks Jeanne if
she believes in God, and her sister turns the question around. Sue says
she doesn't, and why she doesn't. Jeanne says she does, and God doesn't
make mistakes. She asks Sue if she wants her to pray for her, and Sue
says that that would be nice.
Kurt tells Burt that he went to church with Mercedes on Sunday. He
reminisces about his first Friday night dinner with dad after mom died.
Burt made chicken. He put it on the table. He cut into it, and it was
raw. They looked at each other and cracked up before they remembered
that it was too soon to laugh. He apologizes for not letting everybody
pray for Burt the other day, because it wasn't about Kurt, it was about
his dad. He tells Burt he doesn't believe in God. He feels Burt squeeze
his hand, barely, and calls for Nurse Nancy.
The Glee Club sings "What if God was One of Us". Finn eats his grilled
Cheesus. Sue comes in during the performance, and Will tells her the
kids really wanted to do this song. He asks if she's going to report
him, get him fired. She says 'no'.
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