Rachel & Jesse – Rolling In The Deep
Rin says: Thank you Glee! THAT is how you do justice to Adele, as well as making it your own. The fact that they did it a capella just made it even more soothing on the ears, and christ that Groff boy can sing. I definitely felt like I’d missed his presence and wouldn’t mind if he stuck around for a bit longer to sing some more. Cause seriously. And I like how angsty Rachel looked throughout the song.
Sophy says: Can you say ‘breath of fresh air’? So can I! I bet I can say it faster! Let’s race!
Um. I was so happy to see Jesse back, because sweet Faberry dreams aside, I’m glad he’s in the mix for Rachel, rather than just all Finn all the time. At least Jesse and Rachel have real chemistry, proving that being sexually incompatible does not prevent actors from having awesome sexual chemistry onscreen. And boy do they sound amazing singing together. Like… the two of them? It’s a whole ‘In another league, on another level’ kind of deal. And meanwhile the Warbler-esque backing vocals from the stage crew were great too.
So yeah, Glee really rocked Rolling In The Deep
unlike Gossip Girl which smothered it cruelly with a montage of Chuck and Blair crashing a bar mitzvah and pretending not to be disgusting together.
“I’m bailing to live in a lesbian colony. Or Tribeca.”
Rin says: LESBIAN. COLONY. LESBIAN. COLONY.
Sophy says: Either/or. Oh Santana
Also, I was all confused when I was looking at the first cap, until Rin reminded me of the split-screen action they had going on, and then she said she didn’t mind having a bit of Quinn in there and I was all I know.
Um. How pretty is that second cap with the green and the red? Oh Brittana. You went to prom as Christmas!
“You’re a very pretty girl Quinn. You’re the prettiest girl I’ve ever met but…you’re a lot more than that.”
Sophy says: They are ridiculous. And you know Quinn is the boy, cos she’s in the blue.
Um. Honestly I loved this scene and not just for the raging homoeroticism of it all. Regardless of subtext, I always love it when they bring the strange little ugly-beautiful friendship between Quinn and Rachel to the fore. Because it is a friendship, even as it is a rivalry. These girls envy each other something fierce – as in deep down there are ways in which they desperately want to be each other – which means there are things about each other than they seriously love, enough to want, enough to wish so hard they were. And I think their journeys are so very much about each other. And so very much not about Finn Hudson. And that was never more obvious than in this scene, where Finn is revealed as a mere pawn in the ‘Conquer Rachel Berry’ game for Quinn. And for Rachel? Well, I sure thought it was interesting that when she found out Finn was with Quinn again, her main concern was that it be acknowledged by Quinn that last time she was chosen over her.
Honestly, it’s all about Quinn for Rachel and it’s all about Rachel for Quinn. Because they are each other’s mirrors, they are the different-same selves in which they see the people they truly want to be… in which they see the parts of themselves they have yet to discover.
And that’s why Quinn slaps Rachel when she hates herself. And that’s why it’s so important when Rachel, of all people, tells her she’s so much more.
And yeah, um. Prettiest girl you’ve ever met? You didn’t need to go that far, okay, Rachel? But thanks.
Rin says: You know what I really loved? How the slap didn’t separate them, but brought them closer than ever. I have to say I was a bit with ‘Rumours’ when they didn’t carry on with the development of these two after their epic duet from ‘Born This Way.’ I was all about ready to be all, ‘Lol, Glee…of course.’ Then they went and gave us this. At this point it isn’t even about wishful thinking and la di da, for me it’s about the realest thing Glee has going for it. There’s nothing wrong with all the fun, I understand Glee isn’t supposed to be something like Skins, but I feel like it needs relationships like this to ground it in reality. With all the theatrics, slap included, what happens after is so completely normal and relatable.
And yes. Prettiest girl you’ve ever met. ROFL. I can’t. Didn’t Finn say that to Quinn just a moment ago? Rachel is such a boyfriend without knowing it.
Also, you guys. I was freaking out this entire episode because a while ago I read this fanfic (which I hardly read, but the author is so fantastic I couldn’t say no?) and it was all about how Quinn and Rachel go to prom together, and there were just SO many moments where I was like, ‘LOL I THINK THEY READ THIS FANFIC AND COPIED IT, CAUSE SERIOUSLY.’ Anyway, this is the fic. And just remember it was written OCTOBER 2010. I think the author is a prophet.
Oh and. This is all I saw when the slap went down.
Sophy says: So. Apt.
And if anything Quinn looks more heartbroken than Angel after the slap.
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“I’m just going to dance and then all your dates are gonna ignore you and come dance with me so…your dates are really my dates.”
Rin says: There wasn’t toooo much to choose from for Brittany this week, but I think this was her best one. Stealing dates :X:X And she keeps doing these random hand movements which I’ve come to appreciate.
Sophy says: STEAL THOSE DATES, BRITTANY. I wouldn’t put it past her to show up with a plate of these babies and a victorious grin on her face.
Rin says: ROFL, SHE TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE.
Rophy Says No!
Waste of time.
Rin says: Really Glee? Did we have to go there? I don’t care if it’s for a bit of fun, there are plenty of other songs, real songs, that are a lot more fun and a lot more worthy of our time.
These two are our guitar boys too, wouldn’t it make sense to have them bust those babies out and do a better song? No?
Sophy says: There are no words for how much I hated this. It actually made me feel a bit physically sick.
Head In Hands
“Girls like Quinn…you don’t want to do anything that’s going to distract from their face so ask for a gardenia with a light green ribbon wrapped around it to match her eyes.”
“The ribbon matches my eyes.”
Um, who asked you two to look at each other in a smouldering manner? Inappropriate.
Blaine is a hero.
Rophy says: I THINK SHE LIKES LAME.
Sophy says: SO MUCH HEAD IN HANDS IN THIS EPISODE.
Okay first and foremost, seriously, stop it Glee. Stop fucking teasing us with the epic Faberry subtext. EXCEPT DON’T EVER STOP TEASING US WITH THE EPIC FABERRY SUBTEXT I mean really, don’t you know that the angsty over-the-shoulder-of-the-pointless-lump-between-you eye contact is just the most romantic thing ever??? DON’T THEY KNOW HOW STUPID IT MAKES FINN LOOK? DON’T THEY CARE? I DON’T EITHER? THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT?
And the corsage thing. Okay. I just cannot. I can’t. Who gets Quinn? Rachel gets Quinn. Who cares what colour her prettiest-girl-I’ve-ever-met eyes are? Rachel does. Whose thought and effort and loveliness makes Quinn smile on her big night? That’s right. Rachel’s.
In other news, could Blaine and Kurt be sweeter? I loved this whole deal, from Kurt being maliciously voted Prom Queen, to him crying in the hall, to him squaring his shoulders and going back in there and holding his awesome head awesomely high.
And really, how can you not swoon a little at the way Blaine asks if he can have this dance??? And Kurt’s little face when he says yes??? And the adorable awkward way Blaine see-sawed him around the floor, and how they seemed to become happier and more at ease and more themselves with every movement? AND HIS CROWN? I cannot.
Also, Mercedes and Santana were flawless doing Dancing Queen and it would so totally have gotten best song if Rolling In The Deep hadn’t stomped all over everything earlier. Loved it.
And on that note, this overloaded head in hands would not be complete without the following:
Rin says: Um. How did you know I really wanted a gif of that moment? (Maybe it was all those times I said I wished I was Santana in that moment?)
I CAN’T STOP WATCHING IT
SPIN QUINN! SPIN FOR ME!!!
The corsage thing was the best.
The look across the dance floor was even better.
Especially with Quinn looking like she has a fire starting in her pants.
Blaine asking Kurt to dance in front of everybody was heroic.
Also, any Faberry shippers should do this right now. Put on Adele – One And Only and look at the caps of Rachel singing, and Quinn dancing and imagine Rachel is singing this song instead. So gay. So right. So Faberry.
“I mean just because I hate everybody doesn’t mean they have to hate me too.”
Rin says: This is the kind of logic that we live and die by.
Sophy says: Totally. Also ‘Most Rin’ would be ‘DO I SMELL LIKE A GOLF COURSE?’
Rin says: I’m such a smellygolfer.
Quinn Glory Shot
They should make a new Disney movie based on her.
Rin says: I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with new ways to say, ‘unf’ .. and there’s so many of her. This is such a head explode-y moment.
SHE’S SO PRECIOUS.
I’m gonna rent that movie and be really disappointed when I don’t see that it’s just not all about Quinn/Dianna.
Sophy says: How is she so perfect? I think Disney actually made her.
Rin says: I really appreciate all of the mirrors… it really lets you appreciate all the different angles of her face
Sophy says: DO YOU APPRECIATE IT TO THE AMOUNT OF…..
Rin says: I’m at peace with the situation.
Sophy says: You’re at pieces. Zing.