204 — Duets

Best Song

Rachel and Finn – Born Again

Rin says: Not so much the song, but I just thought it was hilarious. From their costumes to Rachel’s expressions.. seriously, her face! The entire time I was just giggling at her. And their chereography! Win! Then at the end when she says ‘Let’s sit…come,’ as she leads Finn to the chairs. IDK, just lol.

Sophy says: There were so many to choose from this week. The asians were adorbs with ‘Sing’. Kurt was a bad-ass mother fucker with his ‘Victor/Victoria’. And the Rachel/Kurt duet? Pure vocal heaven.

BUT YES. This was something else. It wasn’t just a bad duet… it was an offensive duet. And Rophy wholeheartedly approved.

(But we will never approve of Rachel/Finn, so please stop trying you two, k thx bye.)


Biggest LOL

“I was going to order us one really long piece of spaghetti like in Lady and the Tramp. I’ve been practicing nudging the meatball across the table with my nose.”

Rin says: Best. Moment. On. TV. Ever.

Sophy says: OH BRITTANY. There are tears in my eyes. Tears of joy.


Best Scene

“We’re more alike than you think.”
“That’s a terrible thing to say.”

Rin says: I think this was the most lovely scene for me. Rachel letting Kurt know that the Glee club needs and supports him — and that there are 12 people who will make him feel less alone, less lonely. And then wanting to sing with him, just for them. Oh you two. <3

Sophy says: I loved loved loved that quote – the delivery from both of them was perfection. And I did love this scene, even though it felt a bit out-of-nowhere for Rachel and seemed like it might have been devised as an excuse to get the two best voices on the show together, plot be damned.


Best ‘Brittany is random’ moment

Brittany points to both breasts then gestures ‘no’ with her finger. Santana weeps.

Rin says: She is just the best thing about Glee. EVERY SCENE. EVERY LINE. EVERY ACTION. Oh man.

Sophy says: No, no, no, no, no, NO. Rophy are going to get their R and Ophy on. As far as I’m concerned the clear winner for this episode was the following:

I actually choked on my cornchip.


Rophy Says No

“You used me for my voice. It’s the only reason you had sex with me.”

Rin says: Ummmmmm. Artie? Seriously? You didn’t even like Brittany and you only went out with her because you wanted to get back at Tina. Don’t turn around and be all :O :O :O when you know very well what it was all about.

Sophy says: So much no. Artie you are not a fucking damsel, okay? She offered to sleep with you. You accepted. Get the fuck over it.

Mercedes also pissed me right off at the start of the episode, when Kurt was all ‘omg I reckon the cute boy is gay’ and she was all ‘LOL YOU’RE BATSHIT CRAZY THEN’ or words to that effect. Seriously Mercedes? Thinking the cute boy is gay makes you insane? GO BACK TO CHURCH.


Head in Hands

Rin says: I still can’t believe this happened.

Sophy says: SWEET LADY KISSES. On the one hand this smacked of fan-pandering, but on the other hand I really, really don’t care?


Most Rophy Moment

Rin is Mike Chang (sans abs and penis), Sophy is Tina (sans asian)

Rin says: When I sing, Sophy says it sounds like cats scratching on trash can lids in the rain.

Sophy says: SANS AZN??? HOW DARE YOU???


But yes. Rophy went for dim sum! Sadly Rin’s parents were not there.

It’s a shame we can’t choose two Rophy moments though. See I wanted to go with a couple of little lines from Rachel and Finn’s first song.

“When I was down…”

“… I was your clown.”


Rin says: Get out.

Sophy says: :-.


Just Make Out Already!

Rin says: Seriously. JUST DO IT. (No spoilers. I know you know what I’m talking about.)

Sophy says: What’s that Quinn Fabray? You need to find a way to ~torture Rachel? I have some suggestions and a pair of handcuffs.

23 Responses

  1. Amber
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    Loved this episode. I actually liked Rachel which is rare because she usually annoys the fucking shit out of me.
    God I hate Artie… he seriously is a dickwad. You’d think Brittany tied him to the bed and forced sex upon him by the way he reacted. Any other high school boy would be fist pumping his way down the corridor for days after losing their virginity to someone so out of their league.
    Brittana make out sesh reeked of fan pandering, but I agree who cares! What I really liked about them showing this is that they didn’t make a huge song and dance about it leading up to the episode. There was no kiss preview clip, or hype to suck the viewers in to get ratings up… Ryan just slipped it in there as if it’s no big thing. Scissoring reference was golden, but I nearly died choking on a mouthful of tea.
    Great recap!

  2. Vidya
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    Didn’t Mercedes say “You’re crazy…circa 2010” at the beginning of the ep? I thought she was agreeing with Kurt in her usual Mercedes way.
    Also I love that in this incredibly Sam-heavy recap the Rophyscope somehow managed not to mention him by name or include a single cap. Not that I’m complaining too much (Faberry forever, etc etc) (Funny lips) but I’m like Emily when it comes to the BLONDES BLONDES BLONDES so he’s growing on me – especially when he’s with Quinn.
    LOLOMG every moment with Other Asian With Abs gets better and better. But he definitely was never this Asian before. Besides, Tina should definitely be embracing dim sum and chicken feet with her future mother-in-law.
    Rachel wants Quinn on top of HER proverbial pyramid. JUST SAYING/IT’S HAPPENING.
    And on that subject…what is it with Rachel and cornering potential hatesex partners in the bathrooms? (To a lesser extent, Sam and showers….?)
    Why was Finn and Rachel’s song so offensive, besides the ridiculous costumes/facial expressions? Kurt was definitely tearing up. I loled.
    The kids go so crazy when Shue mentions the prize. Breadstix must be the SHIT.
    And finally. BRITTANY + MEATBALL = LOVE LOVE LOVE. Santana, you fool. Get thee to Breadstix with or without your precious wheelbarrow!

    Rophy wins at everything. And I definitely saw him winning his way into the Rophy Heart with the yellow plaid.
    http://rophydoes.com/images/skins/306/667.jpg IT’S IRRESISTIBLE, I TELL YOU

  3. Lauren
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    This episode wins :D Brittana FTW!
    I do feel though that since they’re going canon with this… it doesnt leave room for my beloved Faberry. RM is hardly gonna gay up half the team…. unless he really does want this to be the gayest show on tv and he’s gonna do it slowly so the unsuspecting American homophobes don’t see it coming! Bwahahaha

    P.S I want some sweet lady kisses :(

  4. Whymz
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    Ok first of all, where is the Quinn glory shot? I could listen to her sing all day.

    Also, thank you for the Artie being a total twat thing. It bugged me so much that he acted like she raped him!
    He clearly wanted to test out his ability to “function”. Could have said no and didn’t. What a jackhole.

    Faberry and Brittana forever! Thank you!

    PS: Fan pander all you want….as long as the girls are kissin…lol

  5. Guest
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    I’m kind of shocked at your lack of response regarding the Brittana scene. I also disagree that it was fan-pandering. They didn’t leak any information or put a spoiler in a promo so it was a complete surprise to viewers. I think the writers have been setting up for this since the beginning of the season. They have clearly been writing Brittany as, at the very least, bisexual throughout the second season. Santana’s sexuality is more ambiguous, but her look of love had to have been scripted because they pan to her instead of Sue after Brittany says that heart attacks are just from loving too much. As for Duets, I don’t think many bicurious straight girls like to scissor on a regular basis. Brittany looked crushed when Santana blows her off. I’m not sure if it’s gay panic or committment phobia, but something sends Santana running. Brittany then proceeds to use Artie in 3 different ways: to make Santana jealous, to try and win the competition both to spite Santana and for the free dinner, and sexually to try and get over Santana. Now I don’t feel bad for Artie because he was using her to get over Tina as well, and he could have stopped Brittany at any time. Santana then sabotages Brittany and Artie’s relationship by tattling on her out of jealousy. At the end of the episode during Rachel and Kurt’s duet Santana looks pretty lost and lonely herself. The writers probably won’t touch apon this unresolved storyline for a few episodes, but I am fairly certain they will eventually. Aaand this was really long, but yeah. I’m just really surprised that a lot of viewers have been so negative about the episode or have been misinterpreting it. Brittana got on-screen validation and will have more storyline to come.

    Also: Born Again? Totally underrated performance. I loved their acting in that number. Finchel is actually growing on me. Mike Chang won me over this episode. Tina is officially on my Get Off My Screen list. Mercedes has no personality. I may be the only person who doesn’t get any gay vibes from Sam.

    1. Sophy
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      Fan-pandering doesn’t necessarily equal exploitative. It means making a conscious choice to give your fans what they’ve been asking for. Whether you use it to try and stir up media attention is a different matter, and good on them for not doing so.

      No to Finchel. It will never grow on Rophy. NEVARRRR.

      And man, I think Mercedes must have a personality in there somewhere, otherwise she could not be annoying me this much.

  6. Brooooooke
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    Gr8 recap, hilarious, and im sorry to do this, i really am, but SILVER FERNS!!!

  7. Juliett
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    You’re amazing. I don’t watch Glee, I’m not a fan of it, but you make me laugh and smiling with your recaps ;)

    PS: “less alone, less lonely” Deja vu thing, isn’t it ? x)

  8. lol
    lol at · Reply

    Rophy! I love these more than life hahah. but I have question… how do you guys feel about Lea Michele’s voice?

    1. Sophy
      Sophy at · Reply

      lol, well ‘pure vocal heaven’ should have covered that, shouldn’t it?

      We like it. A lot. :)

  9. carol p.
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    Rachel being nice to Kurt at the end of the episode wasn’t much of out-of-nowhere thing. When he makes his speech before singing Le Jazz Hot and he tells how he’s alone and everything, the camera gets a close of Rachel and she’s looking at him with poor Kurt eyes. When he sings she looks at him almost in tears. And then there’s the thing she told Finn: that he makes her want to be a better person. I think that final scene was built through the whole episode, right…

    1. Sophy
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      Yeah, with a show as poorly constructed as Glee, I guess I should just be grateful when they develop a character properly within one episode. Actually showing a believable long-term progression in Rachel’s ability to care genuinely for others, or a subtle build-up to Rachel/Kurt sweetness? I know, I know. I’m dreaming.

  10. Brit B
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    This might be my favorite episode of Glee for so many reasons. 1) Sam sucked me in by being a bottle blond (I’m looking at you Naomi Campbell) and then again by quoting Dr. Seuss and speaking Na’vi (ilu geeky Sam please don’t ever change but get out of the way of Faberry and go kiss Kurt or something). 2) Finchel pretending they’re all sneaky and the little fist-bump they did (but Finn gtfo of the way of Faberry and go kiss Sam or something). 3) The meatball-noseroll = best scene on TV ever?

    Rachel is a Skins fan. The less lonely/less alone thing? Finn making her a better person? She’s obviously watching to try and figure out how to entice Quinn (come on Rachel fess up, how many times have you watched 3×06?).

  11. Buckbeak
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    I thought I was exploding with the Quinn/Sam scenes. This has to happen! The chemistry was perfect and the blond/blonde thing is fun. Puck can stay in juvie forever. Sam suits better Quinn. If they turn Sam gay for Kurt I’ll cut a bitch. Seriously, the writers are making me hate Kurt by making him such a drama trigger in the latest two episodes.

    And WTF with Brittany/Artie, although I loled a lot when she carried him. I’m sure she was thinking about Santana in the meatball moment :)

  12. details lover
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    “less alone, less lonely” :D

    1. seram
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      reminds me of Naomily catflap dialogue.

  13. Logan
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    This is how the world should be.
    To Rophy, with love.
    (I’m sorry, my mouse died yesterday so I couldn’t make it any better using this sitty pad)

    1. Logan
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      (“Shitty” I meant, sorry. that “h” was yummy *lol*)

    2. Sophy
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      Rophy is dazzled.

      1. Logan
        Logan at · Reply

        Now I can die happy.

  14. ohwowlovely
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    We’re more alike than you think.”
    “That’s a terrible thing to say.”
    LOL.😁 It was really sweet when Rachel said 12 people care about Kirt though, aww.

    You need to find a way to ~torture Rachel? I have some suggestions and a pair of handcuffs.
    Lol Rophy, I love how you think!

    Brittana – MOAR please!! 😊😊 I’ve forgotten everything else now. Like everything in the world ever. Lol.

    Oh I love Sam! Me and my blondes…😆😍

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