Hummel/Hudson home. Blaine is looking absolutely smoking sitting on the couch next to Finn, who's just told him he thinks it's fine for Blaine to join them in singing at prom. Burt enters to tell the boys that a friend of his is giving them half off their tux rentals. There's some discussion of tux selection which only serves to remind us all that Burt went to prom sometime in the late '70s or early '80s, which means he wore the ugliest tux imaginable. Then Kurt emerges to show off his prom ensemble. On the top, it's a tuxedo shirt and bow tie paired with a black jacket that's been spiffed up with some military-looking hardware. On the bottom, it's a dark blue and green kilt, those amazing boots of his (which I would have killed for 15 years ago), and... black leggings? Really, Kurt? Anyway, he says that the outfit is "an homage to the royal wedding and the late Alexander McQueen." As he talks, we focus mostly on Blaine's face. He's clearly not entirely thrilled with this look. Finn loves the outfit, declaring it to be "gay Braveheart." Burt's not so happy -- he's worried that Kurt will attract unwelcome attention of the bullying kind. Kurt calls on Blaine for support for his view that the point of dressing up is to attract attention, but Blaine agrees with Burt. That doesn't faze Kurt, who wants to embrace the joy that prom is supposed to be about. Joy? I thought prom was about no curfew and getting drunk and sneaking off for some sex. What does joy have to do with any of that? Commercials.
Hallway. Karofsky is escorting Kurt to French class. Haven't we already seen Kurt in Will's Spanish class? I'd check, but my lack of energy is only outweighed by my lack of interest. Karofsky tells Kurt to wait in the room after class until Karofsky comes to escort him to lunch. Kurt asks Karofsky if he hasn't noticed that nobody has said one harassing thing to Kurt all week. Karofsky thinks that's because Kurt is under the protection of the Bullywhips. I think it's because the only people who ever harassed Kurt (once Puck was neutralized) were Karofsky and Azimio. Kurt thinks it's because nobody cares that he's gay, but Karofsky doesn't think that's possible. Kurt tries to tell Karofsky that if people are indifferent to the whole gay thing, then he (Karofsky) doesn't have to be so miserable. "I'm not saying you should come out tomorrow. But maybe, soon, the moment will arise when you can." The bell rings and the hallway empties, and Karofsky starts crying. He takes off his moronic beret and tells Kurt how very sorry he is for what he did. Kurt accepts that, and then Karofsky remembers where he is and he toughens up and heads off to his own class.