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 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.
“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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Rophy Says No!
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.
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.
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.
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.