The episode begins with Blaine giving Sam $50. Sam wonders what is going on. Blaine tells him that he knows that his family is struggling and that he wants to help. He tells Sam that he had seen him stealing pasta from the cafeteria. Sam takes him to a room and admits that he has been stealing pasta, but that was not for hunger; it was for art. He then shows Blaine his macaroni portraits and tells him that this is one of his guilty pleasures. Sam tells him that everyone likes something that he or she is ashamed of sharing with the world. Blaine tells him that he likes the band “Wham”. ..Read the full recap
Britanny references the Bring It On franchise, which was multiple movies based on cheerleaders and their competition against rival squads. They were notorious for being cheesy and over the top, but were all very popular.
Chris Brown is referenced in his infamous fight with former girlfriend star Rihanna, where he allegedly beat her.