After three stellar episodes in a row, could “Glee” pull off another outstanding show? While it wasn’t one of my all-time favorites, “Duets” had a few standout moments. The fourth episode was jam packed with musical numbers, seven in fact, and introduced a couple new romances. Sadly both Sue and Puck were missing from the episode. Due to a run-in with the law for stealing an ATM machine, Puck was MIA because he was holed up in juvie. Hopefully he’s experiencing some man-on-man action while there. The “Other Asian” finally “sang” and Artie got his cherry popped.

Newbie Sam (Chord Overstreet) finally joined New Directions causing both Kurt, Quinn and my hormones to go into overdrive. There were more scenes of him shirtless than not. Even though he looks like the love child of Macaulay Culkin and The Joker, I found myself oddly attracted to him because of his smokin’ hot torso.

Will Schuester’s assignment for New Directions this week was to perform a duet with another Gleek. Whichever duo had the best performance would score a dinner for two at Breadsticks. Dayum, I want to go. After some serious negotiations and ulterior motives, the following duos were formed: Mercedes & Santana; Tina & Mike; Rachel & Finn; Quinn & Sam; Artie & Brittany; and Kurt & Kurt??? Check out the videos below to see how each pairing fared.

RACHEL & FINN: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John & Kiki Dee)

I love this song. I love the Elton & Kiki original, along with the Elton & RuPaul remake. Both Finn and Rachel captured the whimsy and fun of this track. It’s amazing how much has changed in a year. Just last year, Rachel was pining after Finn and now they’re a pseudo power couple. J’adorable.

MERCEDES & SANTANA: River Deep – Mountain High? (Ike & Tina Turner)

These two are two-for-two when it comes to producing great duets. Last year’s “The Boy Is Mine” was one of my favorites. How creepy was it when Schue was laughing sinisterly at Mercedes and Santana shaking their money makers. Tres creepy.

KURT & KURT: Le Jazz Hot! (Victor/Victoria)

I adore Julie Andrews and Kurt Hummel, but I was sorta bored with this song. Side note, it’s nice to see Burt Hummel alive and kicking.

TINA & MIKE: Sing! (A Chorus Line)

This marked the debut of Mike “singing”. The performance was entertaining and Mike was charming, but I wished he would’ve carried a tune instead of talking/singing. I guess he must be that bad vocally.

RACHEL & FINN: With You I’m Born Again ( Syreeta Wright & Billy Preston)

This was so wrong, it was so right. Especially given it was came just a week after last week’s spiritual episode. Watching the other members sit through this torturous performance was hilarious. Loved the Thorn Birds vibe of this duet.

QUINN & SAM: Lucky (Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)

As much as I would’ve loved Kurt finally get some with this hunky boy, I found myself rooting for these two. I fell in love with them, while they coyly and awkwardly flirted with each other on their first date. They have a cute quiet chemistry, that no other couple possess on the show.

RACHEL & KURT: Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy (Barbra Streisand & Judy Garland)

Rachel channeling Barbra and Kurt doing his best Judy was a perfect way to end this episode. It was quiet and understated but prophetic. After last week’s emotional episode, happy days were indeed here again.

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Glee Season 2, Episode 4 Best Quotes (Duets)

Schue: “What’s a duet?”
Brittany: “A blanket.”

Kurt: “Psst … He’s on Team Gay. No straight boy dies his hair to look like Linda Evangelista circa 1993.”
Mercedes: You’re crazy, circa 2010.

Santana: “How can you do a duet by yourself. That’s like vocal masturbation or something.”

Brittany: “I just really want to get you in a stroller.”

Rachel: “I think you and I are more similar than you think.”
Kurt: “That’s a terrible thing to say.”

Sam: “He emailed me like 60 MP3s of seeing and I thought he was Faith Hill.”

Kurt: “I have three gifts: My voice, my ability to spot trends in men’s fashion and my ability to know when it comes from a bottle.”

Sam: “I’m Sam. Sam I am. And I don’t like Green Eggs and Ham.”
Santana: “He has no game.”

Brittany: “He’s the dumbest person on the planet, and that’s coming from me.”

Brittany: “Sweet lady kisses.”
Santana: “It’s a nice break from all that scissoring.”

Santana: “The only thing you can give Brittany, that she can’t get herself, is super choice parking.”

What did you think of this week’s episode? Which performance stood out the most for you? Were you a dog in heat as well, when you Sam’s sexy little body? How adorable was Brittany rolling the meatball a la Lady and the Tramp? Post your comments below. Before I sign out, I thought I’d post one of the numerous shots of Chord shirtless. YUMMERS.

Finn totally looks like he wants to blow Sam here. Who could blame him?

Kurt is right. Sam should really use a special shampoo to prevent his hair from turning green.