Wikia

Glee TV Show Wiki

Burt-Carole Relationship

Comments42
1,702pages on
this wiki
Burt-Carole Relationship
Barole1
General Information
Nickname: Barole
Intimacy Level: Married
Children: Finn Hudson (deceased) and Kurt Hummel
Dating History: Started dating in Home
Engaged and Married in Furt
Dating Status: Married

The Burt-Carole Relationship, commonly known as Barole, is the romantic relationship between Burt Hummel and Carole Hudson-Hummel.

They first started dating when Kurt introduced them at a parent-teacher conference in Home, the sixteenth episode of Season One. They are married since Furt, the eighth episode of Season Two.

Episodes

Season One

Home

Burt and Carole first meet in when Kurt introduces Burt to Carole at a parent-teacher conference with the intention of getting closer to Finn. Burt and Carole immediately hit it off much to Finn and Kurt's initial chagrin as they are both afraid of losing their parents. Later in the episode, Burt tells Finn that he knows he can't replace his dad who died a hero, but he wants to be Carole's hero for as long as she will have him.

Theatricality

Carole and Finn move in with Burt and Kurt much to Finn's disgust. Kurt redecorates the room they were forced to share, but they have an argument resulting in Finn calling certain items in the room "faggy." Burt overhears the argument, walks in, and hears Finn insulting his son, so he kicks him out despite knowing it could affect his relationship with Carole. It is implied that Finn and Carole move back into their old house even after Finn and Kurt reconcile their relationship after Finn protects Kurt from bullies on the football team.

Season Two

Grilled Cheesus

Carole visits Burt with Finn and some other members of New Directions, while he is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. That showed that Burt and Carole are still together.Burt mentioned earlier that Carole and Finn would be at their house for the weekly Friday night dinner.

Furt

Burt proposes to Carole in the McKinley classroom where they first met, in front of the entire class. Carole says yes, and the two then capture Kurt, bringing him to Finn, so they may hear the news as a family. Finn and Kurt are the
Vlcsnap-714887
first to know about the engagement besides everyone who was in the classroom at the time of the proposal. New Directions open the wedding singing the Bruno Mars song Marry You. Both Kurt and Finn are teary-eyed at the sight of their parents dancing down the aisle. When the pastor begins to ask them if they will take each other in marriage, each one cuts him off with a, "You bet I do," showing their anxiousness to get married. At the reception shortly after, Will Schuester sings Sway while Burt and Carole dance. When the song is over, Finn is called up to make a speech about marriage and family, in which he apologizes to Kurt and said he will back him up. Then Finn sings Just the Way You Are (also by Bruno Mars) with the New Directions to Kurt Hummel, his new stepbrother, Carole Hudson, his mom, and Rachel Berry, his girlfriend.

The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

Burt and Carole come with Kurt and Blaine to McKinley to watch Finn at the football game.

Season Three

Pot o' Gold

Burt and Carole talk to Kurt and Finn at Breadstix about Burt's campaign, showing Carole supports for her husband.

Yes/No

Carole, along with Burt, Emma, and Will, talked to Finn about the true story on what happened to his father.

Heart

Burt and Carole attend a dinner party thrown by Hiram and LeRoy to celebrate Finn and Rachel's engagement. In reality, it is an attempt to use reverse psychology to talk the couple out of their marriage plans.

Goodbye

Burt and Carole are both seen cheering for Kurt and Finn at the graduation ceremony, very proud of their graduated sons.

Season Four

Glee, Actually

In Artie's dream, since he could walk, Glee Club was never created. Therefore, Kurt was never able to set up Carole and Burt, and they therefore never became a family (as seen by the way Finn bullied Kurt).

Later in the real world, Kurt tells Rachel that he's not going back to Lima because Burt, Carole and Finn are visiting Carole's sister. However Burt shows up to surprise Kurt at his apartment, implying that Carole and Finn went to see her sister together.

Wonder-ful

Wonder-ful Burt and Carole

Carole and Burt are seen sitting together in the waiting room at Burt's appointment. They hug after the doctor confirms that Burt is cancer free and Burt mentions having old people sex with Carole.

Season Five

The Quarterback

Carole, Burt, and Kurt are seen packing up Finn's room and talking about him. Burt is upset and regrets yelling at Finn for saying "faggy" but Carole comforts him by saying that Finn liked it when Burt yelled at him. Burt says he wants to keep Finn's lamp and Carole seems to be okay with it. Then, Carole talks about what it feels like to lose a child and starts crying on the floor, while Burt comforts her.

City of Angels

Carole and Burt accompany the New Directions to Nationals in L.A. as chaperones. Carole is initially excited; she feels that being close to Finn's friends will help her feel closer to him. However, after Tina makes an insensitive remark she realizes that it is just upsetting her more by acting as a reminder of the brevity of Finn's legacy at McKinley. Burt suggests that they leave Will and the Glee club and return to Ohio, which she accepts. 

Just before the New Directions perform, Sam checks to see if Carole and Burt have arrived with Mercedes to watch them, but realizes that they must have bailed. Just as Will is delivering the pre-performance pep talk, the duo reappear. Burt seems to have persuaded Carole to return, although he doesn't admit it.
Barole city of angels
They tell the New Directions to ditch the "taking part is what counts" mentality and encourage them to "wipe the floor" with the competition, Throat Explosion. As they perform a tribute act comprised of Finn's favorite songs, the couple are emotionally overwhelmed, but also deeply moved.

Back at McKinley, they console the club over their loss, reminding them of how Finn still lives in all of them, no matter whether they won or lost.  

Songs

Related Songs

Trivia

  • They were the first couple to marry onscreen.
  • They were the first couple to be matched up by a student (Kurt).
  • Both of their previous spouses died.
  • They are the couple that has lasted the longest time in the show, with 2 full seasons and parts of other 2.

Gallery

Navigational

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki