Blaine Anderson is not okay.
We have been down this road with him before; he self-sabotages. And it is not pretty, and the way he goes about it is so hydra-headed that it’s difficult to get a handle on. But it is predictable. And there are warning flags before it…
Yap, to his own disadvantage I can so see Blaine charming his therapist, too. As hurtful and destructive to himself his self-sabotaging circles of behaviour are, they seem to get him some little something he’s yearning for. Be it being noticed, or assured he’s loved or something else. If that’s what he really needs though, oh gosh, who am I to know. But I like that thought that some therapists or people in general are able to inspire us out of our endless repetitive behaviour, by giving as not what we expect to get as reaction. We must do the learning ourselves, but we can use little pushes.
That’s why I find it so interesting that faced with Blaine’s sad and tearfilled eyes (a trait Blaine surely has learned that is ‘useful’ to him, though I do not suggest a consciously manipulating intent here, just learned bahavior), with all that pain on display, so that it almost seems to take inhuman strenght not to immediately run to him and comfort, that faced with all that, Kurt in this moment keeps his distance and not lets himself get drawn in and involved in the rehearsed dynamic. But gives a different push.
Might be an interesting impulse to Blaine, but might probably not yet be enough this time, to braek his complex circles.