Well, we back-slid a little bit this week…but there’s still time to recover! Yeah, there were a few too many songs and they happened too quickly and some of them didn’t flow well in the plot…but I digress.
First things first. What I learned this week?
Finn has good intentions. Misguided ones. But good all the same. (Yeah, I didn’t buy the whole everyone sings to Santana thing…)
Sounds like someone else we know.
Also, can I say bravo for the continuity nods? (But seriously I laughed when Principal Figgins said the school had a no physical violence policy. Yeah, where was that when Karofsky was slamming Kurt into lockers.)
Perfect was perfect. Enough said. Moving on.
OH MY GOD SUE’S BOOTY CALL BOOK.
VLADIMIR PUTIN WAS IN IT.
On a less cheerful note. I hated Puck’s number a little. It was rather unnecessary and it sounded like he was physically uncomfortable singing it. It just didn’t work.
Also, his hair.
WHY HAS IT NOT BEEN FIXED? DO SOMETHING!!!!
When did Puck kind of become amazing? While harsh in his execution of it, I’m proud of the fact that he turned Quinn down. I just don’t know if he had to be such a douche about it…
I wasn’t a huge fan of Finn’s number, but it kind of grew on me in a weird way by the end. Mainly because of Naya Rivera’s acting.
Also, MIKE CHANG’S FACE! He looked so sad at the beginning of this song and I just wanted to give him a huge hug.
Dad says whatcha gonna do with your life. *sobs in a corner*
Even though I don’t like that it felt like Cooter was cheating on the Beiste, I did appreciate hearing his point of view. The lack of communication and misunderstandings between them is both realistic and heartbreaking for Coach Beiste.
I STILL LOVE YOU BEISTE.
The election scene was both hilarious and (sadly) an accurate representation of the voting process in public schools.
MIKE CHANG VOTING APPRECIATION!
I actually kind of liked Coach Beiste’s song. I’m not sure how much she was autotuned, but I did like how it actually had a point to it.
The scene with Douchey McDoucheface and all the girls not taking any crap from him made me so happy. It also made I Kissed a Girl work within the episode. So yay.
And then of course everything falls to pieces.
POINTS TO FINN FOR STANDING UP FOR KURT TO HIS GIRLFRIEND.
But that whole thing makes me so sad.
Then Puck has mad math skills, and comes through for Beth and Shelby.
Of course then stupid things happen and DouchePuck returns. UGH. Poor life decisions.
Then we meet Santana’s abuela. They’re in the kitchen, Santana looks fabulous and their relationship and all the Spanish just warmed my heart even as I had a sinking feeling that I knew exactly how it was going to go.
And I was right.
Seriously, are you trying to kill me with all the angst?
It just hurts.
Then we cut to Puck and Quinn and he’s about to do something stupid again but he comes to his senses and in his own douchebaggy way does something genuinely kind for Quinn by acknowledging that she’s had a really rough time and just being there for her. Of course then he tells her about Shelby and is it just me or is the placement of this scene right after Santana’s abuela’s speech about secrets (*still sobbing*) completely and heartbreakingly intentional.
Continuing with things that can crush my soul into little tiny pieces, there was a particular moment between Sue and Beiste that almost killed me:
“Cooter Menkins is the best thing to happen to me since a sophomore named Becky Jackson waddled into my life.”
*disintegrates into a weeping mess*
Just when I think it’s over, you decide to kick me when I’m down?
(Not gonna lie, when Santana said, “I’m not alone,” I half expected some very familiar piano chords to start playing…)
What’s with the amazing ending numbers lately? Constant Craving was phenomenal. All the soloists were so amazing and there was so much emotion and it was so freaking angsty. You really didn’t need so many songs in this episode if this was your ending number. I mean, Shelby’s solo was ridiculously amazing and Kurt kind of broke my heart and the thing with Rachel…
It really drove home just how badly Rachel screwed up. She could have seriously damaged Kurt’s chances of getting into any college, and she probably just ruined her chances of getting into NYADA.
But it’s kind of genius.
There needed to be some kind of conflict at sectionals and now we have a major one (and it totally makes sense given what we know of Rachel). The glee club is split up and Tina is their only really strong female soloist now. (Do I sense solos for her and Kurt? Please?) So suddenly both her and Kurt’s futures are up in the air, as is New Directions’ chances at Nationals.
It’s like I said, this episode back-slid a little, but I’m optimistic for future episodes.
P.S. I saw the preview and Blaine flipping out at Finn. OHMYGOSHI’MSOEXCITED!