Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The triumphant return of Glee

First thing in this squee-cap, let me just get something out of the way...


Glee, if you keep giving me adorable gay men, I won't leave. You're only encouraging me, and I'll never learn to get by on my own. But, I'm OK with that.

Last episode ended with a cliffhanger - on her way to Rachel and Finn's wedding (yawn), Quinn ran a stop sign and got into a car crash. This episode, we find her in a wheelchair, but she keeps a optimistic outlook and promises to be up and dancing for Nationals. Predictably, Rachel tries to make the situation all about her, but eventually stops talking. THANK GOD. Artie teaches Quinn wheelchair tricks, and bonding happens - hooray! But he also suggests that she might be in denial. What if she doesn't walk again... dun dun DUN!

The rest of the episode was Blaine-centric, which you know I love. Blaine is tired of living in the shadow of his big brother, Cooper (OMG Matt Bomer). The only solution - confront him through song! Duh. Blaine and Cooper do a kick-ass Duran Duran mash up, then a cover of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know. Sock Monkey, my squee-cap companion, and I just had to get up and dance. 

He looks a little like this, except he's the size of a 4- or 5-year old child. 
Yeah, he's a bit "uncanny valley." But he's soooooo snuggly...

And I guess we continued on the Rachel/Finn storyline, as well... they didn't end up getting married, because it seems that the news of Quinn's car accident reached them four or five seconds after the fact, and it stopped the wedding. Now we're back to the will-they-won't-they-make-it uncertainty of the last story arc. Joy.

Finn: "I just need you to be really sure that you're in love with me, not who you want me to be!"
Me: What does that even...? Oh, who the hell cares.

 And just so I don't end the post without a single picture from the actual show, 
here's some gratuitous Kurt. You're welcome!


Maggie Cats said...

I hate to say it, but with the last episode and now this one my Glee love has been reduced to a shadow of its former self.

We ended with a horrific car accident and then...Quinn is back without a visible scratch, a sunny attitude, and popping wheelies in her new wheelchair?? I kept expecting a smash cut to her lying in a hospital or something (Buffy style), but no.

Though I don't know why I am surprised, because nothing anybody does on this show ever has long term consequences EVER.

And the only song I really liked was the Duran Duran number. I'm not a Matt Bomer fan and I thought his character didn't really bring anything to the table. Blaine is running around singing with such EMOTION and ANGER about how his brother made him a FIGHTER, but we've never heard of him before, never seen him talk about it, never even had a hint that he felt this way. So...where did it come from? Oh, right the writers who just throw things at the wall to see what happens.

Sorry, I don't mean to shit all over a episode that you clearly enjoyed, but Glee is losing me. I probably won't give up watching all together, but the flaws in the show are becoming way too glaring for me to overlook.

Monkey Sri said...

Oh, I stopped watching Glee with any sort of critical eye a looooooooooooooong time ago. Hence, "squee-caps."

Maggie Cats said...

I think the problem for me is that I don't find anything worth squeeing over. I can't think of any characters that I actually like anymore.

Well, maybe Brittany. MAYBE.

Rachel said...

I mostly watch it for the songs now...I don't much care for any of the plot lines anymore.

My favorite performance of the last episode was "Somebody That I Used To Know" but mostly because that's my favorite song on the radio right now.