Wow. This week's episode was topical.
Kurt's father had a heart attack in what was a pretty manipulative storyline but still managed to be genuinely emotional, mostly because Chris Colfer is so good. I really enjoyed the Grilled Cheesus plot and Finn's simple-minded faith in the half-sandwich. And the music, ranging from Yentl to the Beatles to Billy Joel to REM, was fabulous.
But the big news of the episode for me was Kurt's coming out, as an atheist. There aren't too many atheist characters on TV, although I can think of at least two others right this minute: House on House and Britta on Community, but it was still nice to see. And Kurt knew the right arguments and was strong enough not to be swayed by emotional arguments that don't work intellectually.
I was bothered by Mercedes emotional blackmail at the church, but that's probably a pretty realistic scene. And Kurt didn't have a religious experience, which I feared was going to happen. Had he embraced religion, it would have been a betrayal of his character. So the show got that right.
All in all, it was pretty respectful of non-belief and I appreciated that. It did give touchy-feely religion a bit of a pass, but I can live with that. Oh, and I wasn't sure what was the point of Kurt's trust in the pseudo-science of acupuncture, but at least it didn't work.