The are so relaxed because they just fucked each others brains out.
I’ve seen some comments that some people are disappointed that they didn’t show them in bed like Quinn and Santana and, sure, that would have been great, but I really like this. Seeing them talking while Kurt is dressing, Blaine coming over, helping him put his jacket back on, standing together looking in the mirror. This whole scene is very intimate and beautiful to me. Also, I love the way it was shot.
Oh yes, because Santana and Quinn wouldn’t have done that … and clearly not Finn or Rachel, either.
It strikes me as another example of these intimate but also rather domestic moments … like we got in “Glee, Actually.” Two people constantly doing things for each other.
So one of the things that is happening here is that Blaine is putting Kurt back together here. Reassembling his defenses as a way of helping Kurt get past them.
This scene was flawless.
I agree, this was something very different than we might have seen had they actually been in bed together. It’s still incredibly sexy and so, SO intimate with the dressing and the closeness and the touching and the voices.
But it also tells us a little something (never enough! but something) about where they are at this point. The intimacy is still there, mostly coming from Blaine. But the distance and the self-protection is there, too, coming almost entirely from Kurt.
They aren’t as broken as we may have feared at this point, but they definitely aren’t ready to be back together yet, either.
I’ve always been interested in the liberties Kurt allows Blaine in this scene, particular concerning dressing him. It would have been easy enough for him to take his jacket from Blaine, but instead he lets Blaine help him on with it. It’s a courtly, gentlemanly gesture that Kurt probably loved when they were dating, but there’s an intimacy to it that’s telling. He’s letting Blaine in in a way he probably isn’t aware of.
And Blaine, despite his optimism, isn’t really pressing for more. He doesn’t kiss him or steal touches beyond the most basic, brushing off his shoulders. As LfT says, he’s putting Kurt back together. He’s letting Kurt have his defenses, both physical and emotional. He’s letting Kurt feel safe and separate, like he knows Kurt will only take him back if Kurt does it on his own terms.