Glee Club – Pure Imagination
Rin says: I was pleasantly surprised they used a Willy Wonka song and theme – I thought it was both really fitting and really FLAIL WORTHY because it’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. How did everyone not have that on VHS as a kid and watch it over and over again? (And also know the exact place to fast forward past ‘Cheer Up Charlie’) What I enjoyed about it was that it wasn’t an over-the-top sapfest. I also think what made the whole thing work was Jane Lynch. It is so rare that Sue isn’t the evil villain, and some of the loveliest moments on the show have been between Sue and her sister. I’m going to miss that.
The song itself was glorious and so so so nostalgic. Which I guess was the point.
I really loved Mercedes performance of ‘Tenderness’ too.. it was between this and that.
Sophy says: Rin, I think Glee has seriously skewed your perspective on what constitutes an over-the-top sapfest… BUT WHATEVER OKAY I CRIED OR SOMETHING I DON’T EVEN KNOW IT WAS BEAUTIFUL???
Although I’m fairly confident that I’ve never seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. That may or may not be because I was a Dahl purist by the time I knew stick VHS tapes other places than my mouth, and the change in the title offended me. May or may not be.
Oh god, I will miss Sue’s relationship with her sister so much. Sue/Becky is cute and all but it’s not the same.
“Panda…make it so.”
Rin says: HAHAH I JUST. THE WAY SHE DELIVERED THE LINE WAS AMAZING. Sue/Hushed voices forever?
Sophy says: YES. Also Sue/Animal nicknames forever. My dearest wish is for Sue Sylvester to give me an animal nickname. Yes, I know she isn’t real. I’m going to die unfulfilled. Whatever.
“Is… Are you wearing one of my old vests?”
“Yeah, I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.”
Rin says: I still have so much hope for Will and Emma. They were getting dragged through the mud a bit during a whole lot of s2, but scenes like these make me think that things are looking up. They’re less muddy and showering themselves off.
I really loved the whole thing with the vest, how Emma was caught off guard when Will told her it was the vest he wore the first time they met, but she still manages to tell him to get rid of it. Almost like a test to see what he does. And he throws it away like a douche
BUT THEN SHE’S WEARING IT LATER ON AND SHE’S SO CUTE IN IT TOO AND, “I DIDN’T HAVE THE HEART TO THROW IT AWAY.”
Sophy says: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. EMMA YOU ARE THE SWEETEST THING. I have high hopes for Will/Emma, I really do. I mean, it’s not that hard to write Will as a nice guy. They did it before, and I’m sure if they really tried, they could do it again.
Another contender for best scene for me was the Finn/Quinn break-up scene. I was actually open-mouthed when it was done, because I was so surprised at how mature it was. And I don’t so much mean from a character perspective as from a writing perspective. They’d been dicking us around with this Finn/Quinn rubbish for so long that I’d kind of begun to think it would go on forever, and then bam. Done. And in really quite a brilliant and brutal fashion. I was relieved. I was even impressed.
And then the finale happened and I realized that whilst Sue’s sister’s death was supposed to be a wake-up call for Finn, for the writers it was really a matter of ‘Season’s nearly over, revert to Finchel’. Which. Boo.
So the scene in itself, was really nicely done… but the follow-up kind of soured it for me.
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“Jesse, maybe you can come on Fondue for Two and judge my Cat.”
Rin says: I kind of wish we got to see Lord Tubbington perform.
Sophy says: If Glee doesn’t make that happen next season I’ll be surprised and vexed.
Rophy Says No!
“If I quit Glee Club, my big plans for New York would have been ruined.”
Rin says: Worst ~plot device ever? Especially because there was basically NO follow through, and they made such a huge deal about it. I mean they closed the episode on it! Quinn has some half-hearted attempt at ~destroying their chances, but not really because in every other scene she’s all New York Rachel
Sophy says: UGH WHAT WAS THIS? DID THEY LIKE, CUT A WHOLE PLOTLINE FROM THE FINALE OR SOMETHING? OR WERE THEY JUST LYING TO US? I DON’T EVEN?
Every time I think they’re going somewhere interesting with Quinn they seem to back out, and it’s getting really frustrating.
Plus okay I just wanted the whole finale to be about Faberry, I’ll admit.
Head In Hands
“She may be difficult, but boy, can she sing. Bravo!”
Rin says: RACHEL/KURT are so adorable. I just love how often they’re seen applauding each other and supporting each other etc. They have a really cute friendship despite how ‘non-friends’ they’re supposed to be. I’m glad it gets carried through to the finale
when they have one of the best scenes ever in the history of Glee.
Sophy says: OH MY GOD I CAN’T EVEN WITH HOW CUTE THEY ARE. I JUST CAN’T.
“Although this is deeply personal, try not to take it personally.”
Rin says: HER FACE. HER ARROGANCE.
Sophy says: I’m also rather enamored of Jesse’s face in those caps. It’s times like these that I really fucking ship those two. Because they match, you know? And okay it’s probably in that way where they bring out the
Rophy worst in each other, but whatever. It’s just more entertaining that way.
Quinn Glory Shot
“Is this me feeling enough for you?”
Rin says: Oh Quinn. Oh old Quinn hair.
Have one of these and one of these
Sophy says: IT TASTES LIKE PINK. Now I’m just seeing Rachel eating Quinn’s hair next season. And coughing up a big pink furball. And commiserating with Lord Tubbington?
I don’t know.
Quinn is pretty.
Rin says: Your next fanfic, “Big Pink Furballs.”