102 – Showmance

Best Song

Quinn, with Brittana – Say A Little Prayer












Sophy says: BRITTANY IS HERE, YOU GUYS. SHE HAS ARRIVED. It’ll still be a little while before she gets random, but for now let’s just enjoy the fact that she’s here.

And hey Brittana really was there from the beginning. At least in the way where they liked to gaze saucily at each other whilst touching their nipples.

FORESHADOWING.

So much gay. And Quinn is just there, like the head gay, gaying away. Okay technically she’s not gaying so much as ped0-baiting. Seriously, no one will ever convince me that this routine wasn’t in some way inspired by the following:

Lucky Will is less of a creeper than Lester Burnham.

I find it really interesting how much of a contrast this performance makes with, say, um, Rachel’s performances. Yeah, I’m going to the Faberry place already, you can’t stop me.

Rachel is all bursting hearts and bloodstained skies and everything she sings is all the ways she wants and wants and wants. Quinn is all about the restraint – the containment – it’s all careful, neat – cold, calculated – and about a million miles from expressing anything inside her. Rachel is all about the emotion. Quinn is all about the repressing of the emotion. This is how they work. This is how they will balance each other. Rachel will inspire Quinn to let go of ‘perfect’, to pour out her heart, to care and trust that the world will care back. Quinn will help Rachel to reign herself in, to temper her emotion with reason, to follow her heart but take her brain with her for the love of god. At least she’ll try.

And I just. I’m trying to be a S1 Quinn and repress MY emotion, but I’m having trouble. JUST LOOK AT HER. LOOK AT QUINN FABRAY. SHE’S SO BABY-FACED AND HIGH-VOICED AND DEVIOUS AND CLOSED AND OH GOD. VINTAGE.

I love all the Quinns equally, but I have to say I’ve missed this one.

And let the record show that Quinn Fabray totally joined New Directions because of Rachel Berry. Yes, she did. Witness:

“You’re joining Glee Club?”
“I’m sorry, Coach Sylvester, but something is going on between Finn and that thing! You saw how it was undressing him with its eyes.”

Sure, technically she joined to keep an eye on Finn – but the funny thing is, she never can seem to keep her eyes off Rachel while she’s about it. And I love how desperate she is to desexualise her. Rachel can’t be a girl, she has to be a thing. Because Finn would never look at another girl. Because Quinn isn’t into girls.

Rachel must be some kind beast from beyond. With strange powers of pants-removal.

Rin says: I’m so happy we decided to go back and do Season 1. For moments like this alone. BECAUSE HOLY CRAP! I guess we’re so used to the Quinn we see these days, the wholesome and adorably dorky Quinn .e.g

..that sometimes we forget she was kind of a stud in the early days. Yes, I called her a stud. She’s studly.

I mean, look at her go! With her body rolls and thrusts, and how they all perform it directly into the camera. And I love how the performance is so structured and emotionless (unless PANTS PARTY!!! is an emotion?) and it’s exactly what you would expect from Sue’s Cheerios. I can imagine them practising and practising at Quinn’s house until they got it perfect. But I also love what Sophy said about how Rachel is all about the emotion and you kind of feel like she rips open her heart every single time she sings, whereas this is anything but that. It’s like Quinn is Vocal Adrenaline emotionally, and Rachel is.. well Rachel is New Directions.

But don’t worry. Rachel ignites the fire in Quinn soon enough. ;)

And somehow that leads to even gayer cheerleaders. Funny.


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Biggest LOL

Push it. Real good.











Sophy says: Okay, there were some things when I went back and rewatched that I had completely forgotten about. This was one of them and oh my god it hit me like a torrent of lols.

Their faces. And the gyrating. And the heads in laps and Kurt’s rawr face and the sex conga line. And the part that just about made me fall out of my chair: when they started the crawling because what even is that if not pure genius?

I love how Quinn is confused and moved by Rachel’s thrusting. Appropriate.

Other reactions that win at life: Figgins swaying mildly with his eyes closed, Emma’s little fist-dance.

OH GOD. Speaking of Emma. Her whole “Yay Glee! Glee kids hooray!” bit at the start was just magical.

Rin says: This is nothing short of fantastic. Really. Go back and take a closer look at every single cap, they’re perfect. Lea Michele’s FACES, Mercedes FLEXING, THE CRAWLING and their KNEE PADS. Like.

My kids. So precious!

And YES, the reaction shots are priceless. ALL OF THEM. But especially Quinn. Cause it’s Quinn.

And I can’t not mention how Dianna Agron must have felt left out, because she later sung Push It at this event. She sings the same bits as Lea. :-??

Sophy says: Oh my god.


&
“I know you’re used to being the cock of the walk around here – ”
Offensive.




Rin says: Season 1 was the time when everything that came out of Sue Sylvester’s mouth was hilarious and absurd.

Sophy says: Just. Her weights. And offensive.

And then the perfect follow-up later:

“Hold on a second, Sue.”
“I resent being told to hold on to anything, William. I will not be treated like a second-class citizen because of my gender.”

When this show is funny, it is really, really funny. And it often involves Jane Lynch. 8-.


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Best Scene

“Are you, um… are you a janitor?”
“A ja…? No.”
“Really? Because you’re dressed like a janitor and your shirt says ‘Will’.”







Rin says: It’s all of these early Wemma moments that make me unable to let go of them now, even with all the crap they’ve dragged them through. I still like them.

LOOK AT EMMA’S CHALK-COVERED NOSE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Like we need any more to go on but that? But there is more and that’s the best part! Will lets Emma help him with his problems, and in turn Will wants to help Emma with one of hers. And Emma trusts Will enough to tell him the story about when she was little it was her dream to work on a dairy farm, and when she was 8 they visited one, but her brother pushed her into the ‘run off lagoon.’ And oh my gosh, baby Emma :(

And the loveliest part is that Will never judges Emma for her OCD.

“There. Ten seconds.”
“New record.”

Best.

Sophy says: I was shocked when I rewatched this scene, because though I remember really loving Will/Emma early on, I’d sort of fallen into this trap of remembering them as sweet and humdrum. But they were much more than that. They had serious chemistry, and real heart-fluttery tension. They were, at least for that first 13 episode block, the ship of the show.

And I really like what Rin’s saying here about trust. Because that was something that was completely lacking in Will’s relationship with Terri, and it’s something that I think Emma was completely lacking with, well, life and the whole world. And this is where they start to find a secret and safe place in each other. Because Emma can see Will at his smallest and most ashamed, and all she wants to do is roll up her sleeves and help him. And she can tell him what is perhaps the most tender, humiliating story of her life, and all he wants to do is touch chalk to her adorable nose, and help her.

And just. That story Emma told. The way Jayma told it.

“When I was a little girl, it was my dream to work on a dairy farm.”
“Really?”
“Um, when I was eight, we finally visited one, and after the tour and the yogurt tasting, my, my brother pushed me into the runoff lagoon.”
“What?”
“And, um, ever since then I’ve just… I’ve had a little trouble forgetting the, uh, the smell.”

Glee cops a lot of flack, but really, when you look back, they’ve had some beautiful writing on this show. The above is the perfect example of how sometimes, even in the midst of all the camptasticness, there is an arresting subtlety. You sit there and you watch and you snort and giggle and sigh, and then just when you think things can’t get more ridiculous, along comes a moment so real it startles you into silence.

And the score, you guys. The tinkly piano of nostalgic doom? I just.

:-.


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Most Retrospectively Ironic Moment

“And you know what that makes me? Your big, gay beard.”


Rophy says: It’s ironic because of how Quinn actually turned out to be a big gay. Except if we’d been paying attention that would already have been obvious in this episode. Because…





Sophy says: Rachel knows.

I love how every girl’s eyeline changes, including the bisexual, Santana-loving Brittany, except Quinn’s. Quinn’s eyes remain on the prize.

Embarrassing.

Rin says: Can we even pretend to be surprised at this point? This is hardly the first time Quinn’s eyes have betrayed her. Well I guess.. technically it is. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!

I kind of miss argyle sweater-vest Rachel. Just look at her! Adorbs.

By the way, the entire Celibacy Club scene is ridiculous, and SO GOOD.

“Now remember if the balloon pops, the noise makes the angels cry.”

And Puck/Santana are HILARIOUS, and Quinn being incredibly upset with Finn popping the balloon. Oh Glee.

And oh boy, here’s another big ‘Most Retrospectively Ironic Moment’ for you.

“That’s what contraception is for!”
“Don’t you dare mention the ‘C’ word!” 

Well.. someone should Quinn. Someone. Should.


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Rophy Says No!

We want to rip everybody’s head off.




Rin says: Anyone who makes Rachel upset gets a F. A BIG FAT ASIAN F.

That’s you Finn Hudson, and Will Schuester.

And singing into hairbrush Rachel Berry is such a classic that I cannot. I love her, I love her so much. And it’s killing me. SO I FUCKED THE DEAD GIRL.

Um.

But the scene in the auditorium was actually kind of cute, because of the air plane cups and how Rachel is such a doofus with her picnic on stage.

And there are no two other characters that look at themselves most in the mirror than Rachel and Quinn. I’M JUST SAYING THEY LOOK INTO THE MIRROR AT WHO’S INSIDE THERE. AND THEY SEE THE ONE WITH THE LONG HAIR. That’s all.

Sophy says: Looking back I was surprised at how early on I started wanting to punch Will in the face.

I mean. He’s not a greasy Gwyneth loving perve yet, so he’s still okay with me. But.

Taking the ‘Don’t Stop Believin” solo away from Rachel and giving it to Quinn? Are you kidding me? I didn’t notice him taking away Finn‘s part, due to his equal contribution to the assembly performance? Like?

There is nothing I hate more than when Will punishes Rachel for her talent, ambition and belief in herself.

Just. Ugh.

AND FINN. FINN WAS EVEN WORSE. SERIOUSLY FINN HAS NO RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING RACHEL HAS EVER DONE TO HIM SINCE THIS EPISODE BECAUSE.

LOOK AT HER? SITTING THERE WITH HER CUSHIONS AND HER AIRPLANE CUPS AND HER LITTLE FACE IN HER LITTLE HANDS.

I HATE YOU FINN HUDSON. I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU.

Okay wow.

I don’t know if it’s the fact that Rachel Berry brings out the protective streak in me or if it’s just that I hate seeing people who wear their hearts on their sleeves getting used and treated like they don’t matter. But.

Look, all of this stuff was good. It was all well done. Rachel/hairbrush/cryface is glorious. I’m not saying No to any of it in the sense of saying it sucked.

I’m just saying it hurt me.

:((

Rin says: And perhaps there’s a bit of residual resentment left over from Glee’s current plot? Hmmmmm? ;;)


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Head In Hands

Emma and Rachel, trying to steal Emily Fitch’s CHEs.



Rin says: I remember that gif of Emma crying in her car singing was literally EVERYWHERE on the internet after the episode aired. And rightly so.. it’s freaking ADORABLE, and appropriate in so many occasions.

And I don’t even feel the need to apologise when I say Rachel Berry standing with her balloon slightly hunched over is the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life.

Sophy says: HAHAHAAHAHHAAH OH MY GOD. The adorable. I sort of want to make that Rachel cap with the balloon into an icon that I will use for the rest of my life.

But Santana is giving her a run for her CHEs in that cap too. Just.

8-.


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Most Rophy

We would do this.


Sophy says: To be honest, I’m a bit hurt Rin doesn’t have a rophydoes license plate yet…

Rin says: I’m working on it..


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Quinn Glory Shot

This is what happens when Quinn Fabray has her first scene with Rachel Berry.



Sophy says: Fucking embarrassing to be honest.

Rin says: Relax guys! Did you really think we’d go through this recap without addressing the first one on one Faberry scene? I WOULD RATHER DIE.

So. Yeah.

Fucking embarrassing.

Maybe I should remind you that in this scene they’re fighting. And Quinn is angry and telling Rachel to stay away from Finn… and yet?

She looks like she’s watching an animal documentary on baby lion cubs. She has baby lion cub face.

Rachel goes on to say how she’s an honourable person, which haha oh Rach. And continues with, ‘I have plenty of suitors of my own. Every day Glee status is going up and yours is going down. Deal with it!’

And BAM! Slushie! By Puck and (who I assume to be) Matt nonetheless. Those guys :-j Such class :-j

And in the background Quinn is seen laughing and enjoying every minute of it. You bastard Quinn. But it’s okay, ’cause afterwards she felt so guilty for laughing that she went to go draw pornographic pictures of Rachel in the bathroom. IDK how that makes sense, but that’s what Quinn does, okay?

Also can I just comment on how ridiculously awesome Quinn Fabray is?

Cause of the things she says.

“Okay let’s compromise. If you quit the club, I’ll let you touch my breast.”
“Under the shirt?”
“Over the bra.”

WHICH, ALSO. She knew Rachel was listening. And yet? She didn’t make much of an effort to lower her voice or be discreet about what she was offering.

AND THE FABOLUTION. OH THE FABOLUTION!! 8-.

Sometimes I think Quinn’s whole purpose is to keep Rachel from Finn. Sure it starts out like it does here, because Finn is her boyfriend and fair enough. She has the right to remind Rachel that Finn is with her, and it’s not like it’s unfounded since that so-called Finchel end up kissing during this episode. So, fair’s fair. BUT THEN. It just.. it becomes completely not about Finn any more, and all about Rachel. And all the ways Rachel doesn’t need Finn, because she’s bigger and brighter and has an amazing life ahead of her. Original Song. Michael. On My Way.

And godddd. Faberry are the single shiny pink thread that runs through all of the 3 seasons that remains untangled and fray-free.

Sophy says: BABY LION CUB FACE IS RIGHT.

And really, Quinn wanting Rachel away from Finn is the most brilliant thing in that it’s a series long continuous thread that is also a twist. The mission never changes for Quinn. But the motivation does.

Or, you know, maybe it was never really about Finn in the first place. Valid interpretation of the text is valid.

And lol, “man hands”. Rachel isn’t really a girl, you guys.

Because Quinn isn’t into girls.

67 Responses

  1. A
    A at · Reply

    Thanks!

    And don’t forget:
    God bless the perv that invented these!

    1. Rin
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      1. Gold Star Reads
        Gold Star Reads at · Reply

        Ahh! This GIF. I like to believe that this is where she got the idea to trademark QuinnSpins in the future.

    2. Char
      Char at · Reply

      Not gonna lie, I lol-ed at Puck’s ‘those skirts are crunchy toast.’ Gross but hilarious.

    3. Rhian
      Rhian at · Reply

      and Brittany’s like ‘yep, i’ve been tapping that ass.’ Brittana was always on you guys!

      1. Rin
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  2. Snicky / ixke
    Snicky / ixke at · Reply

    This was probably one of the greatest Glee episodes ever! I absolutely love it …

    First of all: yeah – Brittana was ON from second 1 Brittany walked in front of the camera & Santana laid eyes on her … (and never took her eyes off her again) *I’ll just take a 5minute break before I continue my reply*

    2nd: the Rachel/Quinn interaction … I really love how Quinn grows throughout the seasons … The person she is at this exact moment (minus the car crashing) is such a beautiful transformation from what she once was (a Finn-addicted cheerleader b*tch that had a crush on Rachel and was afraid to show it …) At least now she’s ON HER WAY to stop Rachel from marrying Finn …

    3rd: PUSH IT … must be the funniest thing they ever did. Oh how I wish they would re-do that one with the current group … That would make my year! :D

    I’ve been re-watching the first episodes (once again) … So bring it on, Rophy !!! Entertain me :D

    1. Rin
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      1. Snicky / ixke
        Snicky / ixke at · Reply

        Rin, that might be the most perfect gif you ever replied my comment with!

  3. Char
    Char at · Reply

    “Girls want sex just as much as guys do.”
    – Rachel Fucking Berry

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      This is actually one of my favourite gifs because… the reaction. THE REACTION.

      1. Mad
        Mad at · Reply

        Quinn is not even pretending to be not turned on.

  4. Mayon
    Mayon at · Reply

    The FABOLUTION !

    And godddd. Faberry are the single shiny pink thread that runs through all of the 3 seasons that remains untangled and fray-free.

    It’s the only continuity in Glee!

    And really, Quinn wanting Rachel away from Finn is the most brilliant thing in that it’s a series long continuous thread that is also a twist. The mission never changes for Quinn. But the motivation does.
    Or, you know, maybe it was never really about Finn in the first place.

    Perfect.

    So many feelings about Faberry thanks to you guys !

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      I know some guys cheat on their wives or pregnant girlfriends…

      1. Mayon
        Mayon at · Reply

        Look at that Stalker/Scary!Quinn !
        Love it!

  5. cecilia
    cecilia at · Reply

    My Brittana feelings are all over the place right now.
    Anyway, “I say a little prayer” is one of my fav Glee songs, and the choreo is perfect in showing Quinn’s personality (as you guys pointed out) and the kind of friendship the Unholy Trinity has in this moment. And in showing Santana and Brittany eye-sexing like nobody’s business, of course.

    1. Rin
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  6. Whymz
    Whymz at · Reply

    Ok, so…Um.. I have to go back and reread and take my notes because, just….

    Yea I can’t form words atm. B back soon.

  7. Annie H
    Annie H at · Reply

    Im re-watching the first season for these recaps too and the FABOLUTION! it helps with all my feels about On My… yeah I can never finish that thought it only leads to creys.

    Season 1 is so much funnier i think and there isnt always an after-school special in every ep. i remember the dark humour and the awesome Sue-ness.
    On another note, i do however enjoy the wardrobe upgrades a successful tv show evolves into. Season 1 we only see Quinn in her Cheerios uniform and rachel in horrific argyle, that is still adorbs, but season 3 they do dress up out favourite girls ever so well…ESP DIANNA AGRON BUT SHED LOOK GOOD WEARING A POTATO SACK….

    Quinn me?

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      You’re right.. they get to wear some awesome clothes these days (excluding floral coats). I’ve loved all of Rachel’s vintage dresses.

  8. Nat
    Nat at · Reply

    So I’ve read every one of your Glee recaps and this is the first time I’ve de-lurked and commented. And it’s partly because I have a pretty large confession to make……despite the fact that I’ve eagerly awaited each of your recaps and despite the fact that I consider myself a Faberry shipper (mainly because of you guys!)…..I’ve actually never seen an entire episode of Glee. (Shhhh don’t tell anyone!) I think it’s because I worked in the most generic of Australian entertainment retail chains when the first season happened. As a result, I was forced to endure having the first soundtrack playing on repeat. Every. Single. Damn. Day. And as much as I adore Lea Michele and her amazing voice (and her face. And basically anything she does. Ever. In the history of evers), still gives me cold shivers. From that experience, I developed some kind of Pavlovian response involving running, screaming and hiding anytime anybody tried to make me watch an actual episode. I was quite content to fangirl all over Ms Michele, ship Faberry through my Tumblr tinted lenses and, more recently, admire how well Dianna Agron has matured into her lovely face. Because she has right?But now I’m starting to feel like I MIGHT want to watch from the beginning….Maybe? Should I?? Dammit, alright. You’ve convinced me. I’m actually going to watch it. Thanks for writing these rad recaps. It awesome getting to observe your love for this show and these characters. And there is never too much love in the world, especially for Faberry :D

    1. Nat
      Nat at · Reply

      Hmm part of one of my sentences disappeared. Should say “the first soundtrack still gives me cold shivers”. Guess my Lea Michele fangirl-ing mushed my brain or some such thing. Or maybe I just can’t type. Oops.

    2. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      Mother Mary Jesus Christ and all the kings men, including that time Ropher dressed up as them and Sophy had a moustache!!

      That is CRAZY that you’ve read all of the Gleecaps, ship FABERRY and appreciate the wonders of Lea and Dianna and STILL haven’t seen an entire episode!! Just, mind blowing. BUT I am so glad that you talked yourself into watching the show! (btw I laughed real loud at you convincing yourself.)

      You’re in for a real treat. Seriously. If you think you loved all of those things before, prepare for your love to grow and grow and grow.

      Also, I’m not at my computer, so I can’t Quinn atm, but I just had to reply!!

      P.s. Thanks for delurking! I hope you stick around and continue to comment.

    3. Rin
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      1. Nat
        Nat at · Reply

        “That is CRAZY that you’ve read all of the Gleecaps, ship FABERRY and appreciate the wonders of Lea and Dianna and STILL haven’t seen an entire episode!!”

        I know! It’s utter craziness isn’t it!? Yet somehow I’ve ended up watching both I Am Number Four AND New Year’s Eve. And it’s (almost) embarrassing how many Glee songs I have on my iPod. Name any of the Broadway show tunes that Lea solos or sings lead on and I guarantee it’s on there with a ridiculous number of plays. I’ve always thought that the show had so many things that would appeal to me should I sit down and watch it. But I guess that aforementioned Pavlovian Response has been too strong until now… I also might put my resistance down to the fact that I find Cory Monteith really, really irksome. Sure, he seems like a lovely guy in real life. But as a performer and as Finn Hudson….nah, not so much. I think, more recently, knowing exactly the direction that Finchel is going to take has made it seem like I would have a hard time appreciating things from the beginning. I sorta felt like maybe that knowledge might taint the experience?

        Never mind that though, I’m literally about to press play on the Director’s Cut of the pilot. As soon as I post this comment I’m jumping in the deep end……

        Oh and thanks for the Quinning, with both of their precious little faces in the same gif. Bless them and their little cotton socks! :D

  9. Whymz
    Whymz at · Reply

    First, Sophy, your Repression/Expression comparison was SPOT ON! Yes….so true. When Glee is good, it’s amazing.

    Say a Little Prayer is one of my favorites. Hemos arms,
    Santanas face and Quinns thighs. DEAD.

    Rin – Quinn WAS a stud in season 1. Perfect word is perfect.

    I have no words for Push It. Embarassed. I laughed so hard watching that performance. Figgins, and Emmas innocence. LOL.

    I actually miss S1 Sue/Schue. I used to LOVE Schue, he was sensitive, loving and kind. Now he’s just barf. Also, S1 Wemma was lovely and perfect.

    ok, Quinn and her “God bless the perv that invented these!” That comment was hard to process for me. It’s when I had Quinn pegged as the token lesbian. I really believe that was the original plan for Quinn. There is just too much gay. Rachel standing with that balloon is so frikkin funny and miserable.

    Finally, the Quinn Glory Shot = Oh Q that’s not what angry looks like.

    1. Rin
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  10. Mad
    Mad at · Reply

    BAHAHAHA LESTER BURNHAM. I CAN’T.

    Also I just decided to rewatch Push It and I actually got the hiccups from laughing. TEARS IN MY EYES. JUST. THEY ARE ALL SO DORKY.

    You had better watch out, Effy. By episode two Quinn was already well on her way to becoming the gayest.

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      By episode two Quinn was already well on her way to becoming the gayest.

      Why.

      1. Mad
        Mad at · Reply

        BAHAHAHAHA I DIDN’T EVEN DO THAT ON PURPOSE

  11. sansa
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    When Quinn went all insane and was planning on eating her baby or whatever it was, she wasn’t half as terrifying as she is in these early episodes. And yet because Dianna is so awesome, she immediately became my favorite character and I just really wanted to see her inevitable fall and eventual redemption.

    Glee was so good in the beginning. It felt like they were actually in high school, and the Glee kids were actually at the bottom. It had plot! And character development! Now everything’s a gimmick :(

    I hadn’t actually realised how little I enjoy the newer episodes until you started doing these season one caps. Thanks a lot! ;)

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      Glee was terrific in the beginning! But I have to say I feel like quite a lot of the S3 eps are, at least, just as good. 301, 302, 308, 311, 314 (IF I HEAVILY COMPARTMENTALISE).. are some of my favourite Glee eps ever.

      And yeah, Glee kids were at the bottom of the food chain! Our babies! :(

  12. Valerie "PunkyStarshine"
    Valerie "PunkyStarshine" at · Reply

    So this show is 100% about lesbians, right? There’s so much blatant GAY I can’t even take it.

    I mean, I can take it. And I will. Gladly. Please sir, may I have another??

    This was the episode where I started shipping Brittana, and this is the website where I started shipping Faberry, so this whole post just fills me with actual, tangible glee.

    1. Rin
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      1. Valerie "PunkyStarshine"
        Valerie "PunkyStarshine" at · Reply

        Oh. my. goodness. The Santana neck bob. I die. And Quinn’s gradual smile. And Brittany’s nose scrunch. Best Quinn I’ve ever gotten.

  13. Tammy
    Tammy at · Reply

    Baby…lion….cub….face. Hah! Best description ever. But seriously, Rachel Berry is as cute as freakin’ baby lion cubs.

    I also enjoy going back and watching Will/Emma when I actually liked Will. It’s hard now to remember the somewhat dorky, but endearing guy who just wanted to do good things with these kids. And I totally shipped Will and Emma in the beginning. Now I just cringe when I think of how he treats her (umm… Yes/No? Before the epic proposal? Kind of wanted to tear his face off.) Because if Rachel Berry is baby lion cubs, Emma Pillsbury is an adorable baby panda. Treat her like a queen, Will!

    And downturned eyes Quinn, glancing up at Rachel… yeah. Gay. And amazing. Thanks as always you two for this glorious recap!

    1. Rin
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  14. Rebeccapedia
    Rebeccapedia at · Reply

    I didn’t see the Quinn gayness back here, what a fool! I also wasn’t obsessed with Dianna, how weird.
    I do remember thinking
    “OH GOD RACHEL! You’re cheating, cheating is bad and maybe I could get passed that, but Finn jizzed himself from one kiss? ONE KISS?? MAGIC MOUTH CONFIRMED!”
    I can’t wait for you guys to get to Mash Up! This season 1 rewatch is so nice!
    Quinn me (with added Rachel please? :D)

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      Lucky for you.. where there’s Quinn, there is Rachel.

  15. Alejandra V.
    Alejandra V. at · Reply

    I absolutely adore your recaps, you two are just brilliant. Seriously if you made recaps of the Weather Channel, a day in the life of a sea cucumber or anything in life I would read without hesitating and I’m sure it would all be pure gold. Also GOD Quinn Fabray! I could spend all day just staring at all your Quinn amazing gifs, no school, no work, just gifs for the rest of my life and there wouldn’t be a single regret. Quinn is so gay and she doesn’t even try to hide it. You make me embrace Faberry more and more with every post! Can’t hardly wait for 103 recap! =]

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      I want to print out this comment and plaster my bedroom walls with it.

    2. Whymz
      Whymz at · Reply

      THIS!! A World of THIS!! Yes!

  16. Sanji
    Sanji at · Reply

    Glee comedy was gold in s1. Push it, Sue, Emma crying and my favourite pamhplet, “so you like throwing up”… I used to cry because of the lols 3 years ago. These gleecaps are making me so nostalgic I even rewatched 105. It was such an amazing show :(

    1. Rin
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  17. Nemesis
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    Wait, you… hate Finn for having a girlfriend? Or for not cheating on her with Rachel? Or for not dumping her? Aren’t you like the last two people in the world who’d ever understand anyone dumping/cheating on Quinn?

    I don’t get how anyone can hate Finn. Ever. He’s too dull to hate. It’s Lana del Ray all over again.

    1. Rin
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      I really only started to dislike Finn in the last few eps of s3.

  18. Ruben
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    I laugh so mush reading your recaps, I’ll tell you again how mush I love them but it’s gonna start to get repetitive.
    Soo…..yeah, Quinn was pretty much gay since second one, and it kinda looks like she’s turned on every time she looks at Rachel.

    By the way, I don’t remember if I shared the link with you guys before or if you already read it but I’m too lazy to look it up, so here is, a blog about: “The Truth About Quinn Fabray: Glee’s Head Bitch in Charge Is a Repressed Lesbian Who Is Secretly in Love with Rachel Berry”
    http://skywarrior108.livejournal.com/955.html

    Now, please, Quinn me, and make it a good one?pretty please??

    1. Rin
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      Yes, I have read that! It’s gold.

      Also, all Quinn’s are good.

  19. Sophie
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    The whole celibacy club scene.
    Quinn Fabgay.

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  20. Cat
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    Oh this episode, “Push it” is so obviously the biggest LOL, when I first saw I just couldn’t stop laughing. “I say a little prayer for you ” was giggle inducing too and uncomfortable arousing thanks to the pedo-bait vibes. Also, that Celibacy Club meeting was the greatest thing ever. And the faberry scene. /sigh

    Showmance was the episode that had me telling everyone I know that they had to watch Glee. It was so good and now I hate it /sniff . Sorry, I know you guys still like it but the only reason I still watch is because I can’t break up with my girlfriend, former cheerleader Quinn Fabray ;)

    I really like the analysis of Quinn vs Rachel and I agree completely with it. This episode was the start of my undying love for Quinn, even when you didn’t know about her home life you could see that there was a more to her than the head cheerleader bitch persona. I love HBIC Quinn though, “It’s all about the teasing and not about the pleasing”

    Other thing that I love, this bit:

    “That’s what contraception is for!”
    “Don’t you dare mention the ‘C’ word!”

    Well.. someone should Quinn. Someone. Should.

    Cracked me up.

    1. Rin
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      I can’t break up with my girlfriend, former cheerleader Quinn Fabray

      Rachel Berry does not approve.

      1. Cat
        Cat at · Reply

        Sharing is caring Rachel, sharing is caring ;)

        And OMG Quinn’s elf ears in that gif.

  21. Mia
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    Holy shit first unholy trinity moment, first Brittana moment and Faberry moment. Santana’s first line “Get a room”. Emma’s pamphlets! Puck and Santana with the balloon “STOP IT!” omg, so gay. Seriously one of the top episodes from season 1. I just can’t how this show used to be so awesome.

    Ps: Britt is the last one left staring at Santana’s butt, not Quinn, in the “it’s all about the teasing and not about the pleasing” scene. They all look away and Britt looks back and bites her bottom lip while she’s staring at dat ass.
    So canon it hurts. IT HURTS, YOU GUYS.

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  22. Naninou
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    I agree with most of the think you said. The only thing that bugged me is this leniency about Rachel. I grew to love Rachel throughout the show and she became my second favorite character but truthfully, I wasn’t that fond of her in the beginning of season 1 (until she sang crush, how ironic!). Rachel tried to steal Finn from Quinn in this moment. I know Quinn’s been a bitch to her but there is a limit between the matter of love and the common matters. The fact that people tend to overlook this fact (the picnic on stage, the “date”) was disrespectful in regard of both Finn and Quinn. Finn and Rachel were both to blame in this scene, not only Finn and not only Rachel (it depends on what side you are). The fact that she used to be bullied do not give her the right to get away with anything. (Same goes for Finn because his ego seriously need to deflate). She is a homewrecker, always been when Finn was concerned and I do not condone that even if it come from Rachel or Quinn, my two favorites characters and the only reason I still watch it. So no, I don’t feel the slighest sorry for her in this scene. She even kind of deserve it.

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  23. mandorla
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    Just FYI when you posted your 1×01 gleecap I had only seen Brittana episodes/moments.

    Now one month later I fully understand Faberry, I have a huge crush on Jayma Meys, I find Blaine adorable, and I just love Brittana more—> I’ve seen every episode of glee that ever aired, and it’s because of you.

    A hug.

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      This is amazing. So glad you’ve caught up and understand the greatness that is Faberry. :X:X:X

  24. Wlfgrrl
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    It seems I’ve been well and truly “De-Lurked”! Posted once and now I cannot help meself! That’s entirely down to how brilliant your recaps are… and I yearn to be Quinned. But I’ll settle for a gif. ;)

    Ah these early episodes! Early Quinn:

    **”…we forget she was kind of a stud in the early days. Yes, I called her a stud. She’s studly.”**

    Rin, you are spot on! Quinn has consistently been THE most butch ultra-femme I’ve ever encountered, the most delicious of dichotomies. That’s why the Lion!Quinn moniker suits so perfectly too, the lionesses are the badasses of the savannah, they do ALL the hunting and stalking but are ALL female…well… pardon the pun… pride. The males pretty much serve one purpose. (Rather like Finn Hudson!) Besides, Quinn is the embodiment of feline, slinky, sensuality…and cats really are the lesbian “spirit animal”.

    I also recall the first time I heard Quinn’s line:

    “And you know what that makes me? Your big, gay beard.”

    At the time I had an instant Inigo Montoya/Vizzini moment of, Erm…Quinn? “I do not think it means what you think it means.” …Now I know that she did indeed! Quinn Fabray, Stealth Lesbian Etraordinaire! :D Ok, not always so good with the “stealthing”, but she can’t help it! It’s Rachel-Freakin’-Berry, after all!

    Although, hang on, there’s the pre-Rachel indications too. That closing gesture/reaction moment of “Say A Little Prayer”…Brittany strokes her hand down Quinn’s right arm. The moment that hand lands on Quinn’s shoulder, she tilts her chin in, smiles a bit more, all while making that gaspy-sexy-face (she can’t help that though… it’s her face! It’s always sexy!), and finishes the song with a head tilt toward Brittany. Yeah, Quinn, we know, you aren’t “that into that”… but you have been more than a BIT “into that”, eh? ;)

    I also have to say, Sophy, I really liked your noting of Quinn’s early labeling of Rachel as “it”:

    **”…how desperate she is to desexualise her. Rachel can’t be a girl, she has to be a thing. Because Finn would never look at another girl. Because Quinn isn’t into girls.”**

    If you follow that up with the subsequent slushy reaction:

    **”…in the background Quinn is seen laughing and enjoying every minute of it. You bastard Quinn. But it’s okay, ’cause afterwards she felt so guilty for laughing that she went to go draw pornographic pictures of Rachel in the bathroom. IDK how that makes sense, but that’s what Quinn does, okay?**

    Yep, it does. Especially when it’s taken into consideration that Rachel is now in a wet top, with a bra clearly showing through damp fabric and can no longer be denied as being very much female. Quinn HAD to draw those pictures… just to be sure she’d seen what she thought she’d seen! It’s therapeutic…right? :D

    A final Faberry note. You hit the nail on the head, Rin, with:

    **”..there are no two other characters that look at themselves most in the mirror than Rachel and Quinn. I’M JUST SAYING THEY LOOK INTO THE MIRROR AT WHO’S INSIDE THERE. AND THEY SEE THE ONE WITH THE LONG HAIR. That’s all.”**

    I’m convinced it’s purposeful. These two really are the “yin/yang” mirrors of one another and the show seems to go out of their way to juxtapose them precisely that way. It was at it’s most blatant during “IFP/P”. Hell, Faberry/mirrors should be it’s own ‘ship! I’ve rather lost count of just how often they’ve placed these characters in front of them, holding them, etc. Subtle metaphor is subtle! (*rolls eyes)

    Also have to send love out to FistPump!Emma and “Gettin’ Figgie With it” Figgens! I love those little moments they flash to when the pair of them are gettin’ their groove on! Figgens always looks like he should be wearing flowers in his hair and a (all natural fibre of course, mind your karma!) tunic… and Emma is just so precious with her efforts to get down with her bad self! The latter was at it’s best during “Who Run the World/Girls”… aw, Guidance Counselor Bambi, let me just hug you! :)

    Once again, thank you, Rin & Sophy, for the brilliance of your recaps! :)

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      1. Wlfgrrl
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        Awww… thank you, Rin! One of my fave Quinn and Unholy Trinity moments! And it’s perfect for what should be yet another ‘ship: Quinn/Make-up! :)

  25. whiplash-girlchild
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    Love your re-caps as always. But in the “Pilot” comments section there is a rather “inappropriate” .gif in there. Is that supposed to be there? I was rather confused.

    1. Rin
      Rin at · Reply

      Jesus christ! No! That wasn’t meant to be there at ALL. Bloody tinypic. Thanks for letting me know.

  26. ohwowlovely
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    “I love her so much. And it’s killing me. SO I FUCKED THE DEAD GIRL.”

    Hey, it’s me again. I won’t annoy you with a million long rambly nonsense comments again BUT I’m finally watching/rewatching Glee from the start so here I am.

    Just had to say obvs I love Brittana, but I never noticed Faberry. But already you and skywarrior have convinced me. Now I’m all for it. Though lets face it, I’m never gonna object to gay girls..;)

    Looking forward to reading more!

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