I really love the outfits and accessories that they put Mercedes in when she’s with Sam. Her necklaces always have hearts or the word “love”. She has a "love" necklace that she wore in S3 and once in S4 and it’s always connected to Sam. She wears shirts that say the word love on it. Like next week she’s wearing a sweater that has LOVE written on the arms of it and across the chest. I think they’re trying to tell us something here.
This is Sam in the scene where he comes in and tells Blaine he’s got a modeling job and will be moving out; it’s also the scene where Blaine is marking out the space to create a work area in the loft, because he’s trying to feel at home here.
Okay. Sam has a big freaking anchor on his shirt. Blaine’s friendship with Sam started in “Dynamic Duets”, in which Blaine described Kurt as his anchor and told Finn he and Kurt had been a Dynamic Duo in [the choir room]. The Dynamic Duo of that episode ended up being Nightbird and The Blonde Chameleon. So, I’m thinking about the various stressors on Blaine, and how Kurt telling him to ask Sam to move out was an even bigger one than Blaine was acknowledging consciously.
We see Blaine enabling Rachel’s narcissism; he may well have also been enabling Sam’s couch surfing funk because having Sam there was a kind of anchor for him in NYC; even helped him feel like he was in the place he was meant to be. While Sam was the guest, Blaine was the host, but without Sam, now Blaine is the guest.
Anyway, this was a thing I noticed.
In Brave, Rachel is wearing the outfit Barbra Streisand was wearing when she won an Oscar for Funny Girl.
Santana is wearing what looks like a red carpet worthy Oscars dress…or maybe like she herself is an Oscar statue. (The choreography of the number certainly reminds me of statues.)