222 — New York

Best Song

Rachel & Kurt – For Good




Rin says: This is perhaps one of the best things Glee has ever done. apart from pretty/unpretty. I absolutely adore the stage production of Wicked, and when Rachel and Kurt first sung Defying Gravity that was already all 8-. homfg. But the fact they were ON THE ACTUAL STAGE was simply magical. Plus I love what it did for Rachel and Kurt, their friendship and also having Kurt be the one to encourage Rachel to follow her dream.

Plus when Lea goes up to that note on ‘more’ … chills. I got chills. I’m just amazed at how after everything she’s sung on this show, she can still surprise you with just how freaking great her voice is.

Sophy says: Not gonna lie, I kind of had tears in my eyes watching this. The friendship between these two is one of the best things the show has done, and both Lea and Chris are such glorious performers – as well as sounding gorgeous together, they also conveyed all the tingly emotion of two kids standing at the foot of a big dream. This scene is all about what the show is all about for me: friendship and fierce ambition, and how at the end of the day, maybe one can fuel the other.

AND HUGS. Glee is about hugs.


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Biggest LOL

“I think I know how to make you feel better.”
“I’m flattered, Santana, but I’m really not that into that.”



Rin says: I think I’m more laughing at the ‘I’m really not that into that’ and then the caps that follow =))

Apart from really hating that this was Quinn’s ~big plans, I kind of find this adorable. Solving your problems with a haircut 8-.

Sophy says: SHE’S NOT INTO THAT… with this brown-haired girl.

Although to be honest I think even that is kind of a lie.

lol Quinn you big lezzer.

I really did appreciate this moment of genuine friendship between Quinn and Santana. They’ve taken their time in humanizing these two, particularly Santana, but they seem to be on the right track now. More of this in season 3, please.


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Best Scene

“I’m not going. I’m staying with you guys.”



Rin says: I JUST LOVE IT WHEN WILL IS ACTUALLY THE WILL WE ALL FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH. AND THEY’RE SO CUTE WITH THE GROUP HUG AND LOOK AT HIS FACE.

AND.

THE HUGGING. I CAN’T?

Sophy says: GLEE IS ABOUT HUGS???? CAN I GET AN AMEN TO THAT?????

Also I love Will when he’s Will. So much.


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Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment

“Don’t you think this is gonna look so hot on Lord Tubbington? I’m gonna go find it in an extra large.”


Rin says: Hahahaha oh Lord Tubbington. And just how throwaway the ‘extra large’ line is. I love it. I love it so.

Sophy says: HAHAHAHAHA LOOK AT MERCEDES’ LITTLE FAAAACE. She enjoyed it as much as we did.


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Rophy Says No!

D:



Rin says: OKAY. WHEN I FIRST WATCHED THIS I WAS COMPLETELY HORRIFIED. AND THEN WHEN IT CAME TIME TO RECAP IT I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. BECAUSE IT’S RYAN FROM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. And I hate her so much you guys. I find her a bit repulsive. :)

It all made sense.

No, but really. It’s just generally unsettling to have girls spreading their legs so far and doing those awkward dance moves in REALLY SHORT DRESSES. Like. WHY?! :((

I’m glad Will agrees with us.

Sophy says: Will does look rather perturbed. And I think I may actually have blocked this out of my mind cos it was that gross. Did not want reminder.

But I’d also like to say a big ‘No’ to the entire time Sunshine Corazon was on screen. Not because I dislike Sunshine, necessarily, but because WHO CARES? Honestly, did anyone ever really feel like Rachel’s little episode with Sunshine was some kind of core building block in her overall coming of age? The whole cathartic apology scene felt forced and out of nowhere, and I resented watching a whole number of Sunshine singing when there was so little time to deal with the characters we know and love.

OH AND. A quick no to the shameful under-use of Jesse St James and the bullshit ‘Back to Finchel’ ending. Enough, already. We all ship Rachel/Broadway stage. Deal with it.

Rin says: Oh yeah. Sunshine was a waste. And agreed about Finchel, because they pretty much went back on all the awesome Rachel progression. Also I totally ship Rachel/Broadway if Broadway is the code name for Quinn.


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Head In Hands

Quinn hitting Rachel over the head with a pillow. And then sleeping with said pillow.



Rin says: SRSLY. IT’S LIKE. She got the scent of Rachel all over her pillow. And then snuggled up to it and fell asleep.

And it was the best sleep of her life.

Sophy says: HAHAHAH SHE’S TOTALLY LIKE THAT SMALL BOY IN KINDERGARTEN WHO PELTS LIMES AT THE GIRL HE LIKES. Cute.

Also, this gets a hearty head-in-hands too:

Kudos to Darren Criss for one of the most perfectly delivered first time I Love Yous ever.


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Most Rophy

Rachel’s reaction to New York.


Rin says: I’m going in a month and a half and I can pretty much guarantee you that I’ll have photos making the exact same expression when I get there.

And that’ll just be in the airport.

Sophy says: Seriously Rin will send me pics of the ground accompanied by all caps text saying ‘NEW YORK GROUND’. And I’ll print out the photo and put in my wallet and run to the local deli to show people I don’t know.


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Quinn Glory Shot

Before / After


Rin says: Half mourning the loss of her GORGEOUS long hair. Half cheering at how flippy it gets when she dances.

And now really excited about pink haired Quinn come season 3.

Sophy says: Quinn’s hair can do no wrong. On the one hand it’s a national treasure and should be heritage listed… on the other hand she can cut it all off and dye it pink and it is also a national treasure and should be heritage listed.

21 Responses

  1. Lucinda
    Lucinda at · Reply

    I love how you guys have been posting so often recently! This got me excited for Glee to start.

    1. Beatrice
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      That’s what I was thinking. 3 months of silence and then 3 posts in one week. Me is happy.
      That being said I haven’t watched this episode. Glee makes me so angry sometimes. It’s so inconsistent… I guess that’s what happens when you’re really into Skins. It ruins other shows that aren’t this good. Of course, they paint Quinn’s hair pink and I’m like, OMG this looks awesome! I’m such a sucker for awesome punk girls. I know I’ll be disappointed, but still I hope?
      Oh, and a bit of awesomeness with a strong touch of WTF?: I’ve moved into a flat in Bucharest to study .. uhm.. English Lit and Japanese I guess, and it seems that my neighborhood is filled with Skins graffiti. There’s Skins everywhere. I think it’s a gang or something, but seeing SKINS painted everywhere I go is so.. surreal. O.O

  2. Elaine
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    Thank you for discovering why I despised that Usher performance so much! Ryan from SYTYCD is the worst.

  3. Mad
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    I think season 3 is going to be good. Don’t know if you guys have been reading, but they’re adding new writers to the staff so it’s not just Ryan, Ian and Brad and all their crazy. It’s got MARTI NOXON who wrote some of the BEST BUFFY EPISODES, for one. Also, they said that there’s going to be less of a constant parade of tribute episodes and guest stars, and more “back to basics”, so, basically ACTUALLY STORYLINES and not just a bunch of episodes that have almost nothing to do with each other. Yay!

    And I’ve been hearing awesome things about Quinn’s character development. YAY!

    ALSO OMG THANK YOU FOR AGREEING ABOUT the Yeah song, seriously what the fuck was up with that dancing. It was like they were doing a hip-hop funky chicken.

  4. Bangie McD
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    I was reading your recap while eating breakfast and when I scrolled down to that picture of Ryan I lost my appetite completely.

    She is so hideous I just can’t…

    Thanks for the recap! Besides that one part it was completely awesome.

    I’m really excited for season 3 to start, I hope it can recapture some of what made it so good season 1

  5. Cindy
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    OMG… i screamed when i saw this :D
    Thankyou Rophy, iv’e been re-reading old glee recaps and checking every 5 minutes for a new one..
    I am going to read it now YAY!!

  6. Rocio
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    Thanks for that Quinn and the pillow bit… totally missed that moment. I maintain that Quinn slept on the chair so she wouldn’t accidentally spoon Rachel while they were sleeping. That’s my head cannon and I’m sticking to it.

  7. Sanji
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    I know it has nothing to do with Glee but I’m scared of spoilers so I won’t go to that post, but I just found out that Hannah Murray has been casted for the second season of Games of Thrones.
    You probably know it already but I’m so happy to see her on screen again that I had to share it with someone.

  8. Jess
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    I cried a little at Kurt and Rachel on Wicked stage too. That note was just hair raising good.

  9. JuneBug
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    I just wanted to say…you guys are awesome!

    Those head in hands moments were truly head in hands. I didn’t notice that Quinn hit Rachel with the pillow. Why would she do that?! It makes no sense unless you have Faberry gay goggles on.

    Also, extra points for the gif. of Quinn dancing. Can we please have more gifs of dancing Quinn and pink-haired Quinn in the season 3 recaps, please??!! Okay, thanks. Bye!

    1. Sophy
      Sophy at · Reply

      I think Rin would rather die than not give you pink-haired Quinn gifs. And I respect her for it.

  10. Mone
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    You know after that “Im not that into that comment” Santana internal monologue went along the lines of “Yeah right. You were even more into it than Brittany. Although I’m not sure why you kept saying Achele. What is that anyway?”

  11. Caroline
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    Quinn’s face in the second cap of the “Head In Hands” pic…oh my God. I love her.

    Also, I literally JUST discovered this ’cause I just bought the song and listened to it and really digested the lyrics but…”My Cup” is the dirtiest thing I’ve EVER heard and the writers TOTALLY snuck it into Brittana canon. Geniuses. But seriously…it’ll be the most lesbian minute and fifteen seconds of your life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhsAUi387I

  12. christina
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    Sophy says: “SHE’S NOT INTO THAT… with this brown-haired girl. MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!

    Rin says: “OKAY. WHEN I FIRST WATCHED THIS I WAS COMPLETELY HORRIFIED. AND THEN WHEN IT CAME TIME TO RECAP IT I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. BECAUSE IT’S RYAN FROM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. And I hate her so much you guys. I find her a bit repulsive.”

    UMM HELLO! that’s another show i watch and ryan was always EWWW to me. i’m sure that makes me sound like a horrible human being, but seriously! not only her face, but her dancing is just plain EWW. unlike dianna who can make anything look adorable. short hair, long hair, ryan seacrest (spelling?) tattoos, anything! (and in my mind, that tattoo never happened. maybe a more attractive one, but not him. cause why?).

    “Quinn hitting Rachel over the head with a pillow. And then sleeping with said pillow.” OMFG how much love!? and i especially loved rewatching the scene once faberry was on overload in my veins a few weeks ago and noticing how close they were sleeping to each other. rachel on the bed and quinn on the chair facing rachel. like I CAN’T WITH THEM AND I NEVER WILL BE ABLE TO!

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