New Directions – Valerie
Rin says: YESSSS. Freaking hell, talk about a match made in heaven. Santana singing Valerie was just glorious. And I love love love that it was all her with everyone else backing in support. She rocked it and it was amazing. And omg, the Brittana throughout the song was adorable. AS WAS THE BRITTANY/MIKECHANG dancing…ffff, amaze.
Sophy says: Santana is a pistol okay. SHE’S A PISTOL. I adored this and I’m not even a Winehouse fan. To be honest, I wanted to choose every performance in this episode for best song, except (ESPECIALLY???) the old people. It was just that full of musical awesome. But SANTANA IS A PISTOL and also this had adorable Brittana in it, which we are sorely lacking these days, and when you add in the spectacular swing dancing from Brittany and Mike Chang… I can do nothing but this:
“Adultery means cheating.”
“I thought it meant being stupid. Like being a dolt.”
Rin says: This scene immediately reminded me of Sophy and her love for Harry. The great big dolt
Sophy says: AHHAHAA.
OH BRITTANY. COULD YOU BE ANY CUTER?
New Directions – Dog Days Are Over
Rin says: OH GLEE. GLEE. This is what you’re supposed to be about. All these kids, these bunch of misfits who are brought together to create magic. A lot of people think they ruined Florence, but come on, I thought it was brilliant. And I have just as much attachment to the song as the rest of you Skins kids. It was lovely and perfect, and I kind of lol’d that Mercedes would ever be considered an ‘unsung’ hero since she probably sings the most after Finn and Rachel.. but TINA. TINA. Thank god they gave this girl her moment. She is fantabulous and finally we get to see all that stage training we all know Jenna has. I also really loved that final shot of the kids all hugging and it tilts up to the lights. It reminded me of old Glee.
Sophy says: MAGIC. I was skeptical about this because I love that song, both for itself and as a big damn Effy song, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Glee rendition. What I loved about it was that it was natural – just the kids being kids, no fancy costumes and lights, no big name guest stars in the mix… it was a return to the Glee of yore, and I was beaming all the way through. Also, Tina’s voice. Can I have more of that please? LOTS MORE???
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
Brittany’s paralysed with fear…and she really needs to pee!
Rin says: There is literally nothing she cannot do. She makes every scene the best of the episode. LOOK AT HER LITTLE FACE, PEEKING OUT FROM HER CORNER OF PARALYSIS.
Sophy says: OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD. I will never stop watching this show as long as Brittany remains this awesome. I am doomed to sit through it, no matter how bad it gets.
Rophy Says No!
The new member of Glee club. And Brittany/Artie.
Rin says: DO NOT WANT THIS NEW UNGRATEFUL MEMBER OF GLEE. You’re not amusing, you’re not likeable, you’re annoying and annoying. Get out.
Sophy says: ‘Because show choir sucks!’ What was that even supposed to be? Like… was it even supposed to be funny? Seriously, I’m confused. WHAT WAS THAT?
I did not like the random new member, and I didn’t like the whiff of fat-joke they brought to the episode with the whole bribing her with food aspect. And no, the fact that she ~rocked Puck’s world does not make it okay. Really, really not.
AND OH GOD WRITERS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME? I was dismayed to find that Artie/Brittany was actually cute this week. But I’m still going to say No. Because let’s face it, Brittany and the comb were doing most of the work.
AND HOW MUCH CUTER WOULD IT HAVE BEEN WITH SANTANA INSTEAD OF ARTIE?
Head In Hands
It’s Achele. Happening.
Rin says: Didn’t Quinn say earlier in the episode she wanted to punch Rachel every time she opened her mouth? OH SURE QUINN, NICE PUNCHING GOING ON THERE. Sly minx.
Sophy says: LOL REMEMBER IN DUETS WHEN SHE WANTED TO ~TORTURE RACHEL? I wonder what she did then. Licked her nose???
Rin says: Omg, that’s canon now. Personal canon.
“Do you ever fantasize about your own funeral?”
Rin says: I love this moment so much. OH RACHEL, I wish we could point out all of the tantalising moments you had throughout the ep (tape over her mouth ffs) but this one just stands out. She’s the best one.
I’ve had Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Marching Bands of Manhattan’ picked out as my funeral song for years now.
LOOK AT RACHELS DAY DREAMY FACE AND KURTS HORRIFIED FACE. Oh these two were so cute in this ep together. I love them.
Sophy says: OH RACHEL. You and I, we understand one another.
Rachel and Kurt were the very most of adorable in this episode. I loved that she admitted that he was her biggest competition and I just about flailed when she was grinning at him in the audience and telling him to smile. These two are my platonic OTP for this show, I think. Only because Quinn and Rachel are gay for one another
Quinn Glory Shot
Rin says: …8-. And Quinn please sing more. I love your voice because it’s not big and belty. It’s you, and it’s lovely.
Sophy says: SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET apart from the whole being a huge lying, manipulating, slushy-throwing bitch for most of season one but whatever, I can forgive and forget. And her voice reflects that beauty and sweetness perfectly.
IN CONCLUSION, I would like to take a moment to say how much I loved this episode. It’s the first one I’ve felt really happy about in a long time and I hope the writers can keep it up.
IN CONCLUSION ALSO, I officially adore Blaine. The way he was looking at Kurt during Argentina? All amused/worried/impressed/affectionate? Love. I can’t wait to see their relationship develop, and I really hope the writers take care with it, because it has the potential to steal my heart away.