Blaine et al – Friday Night
Sophy says: Well. Things have come to a pretty pass when I’m voting Katy Perry best song. But there it is; that’s how much ass every other song sucked.
Leprechaun kid? I don’t care. I may have been able to tolerate him for one song, but two? Overkill. Not only is it a waste to give that amount screentime to a guest character, but it really draws you out of the fiction, being so obviously a special treat for a good little Glee Project puppy.
Also, just FYI, during ‘Bein’ Green’, all I could think was “Lorne did it better.”
Candyman? Eh… I didn’t really like it when Christina Aguilera did it, so Mercedes and her co-assholes were never going to make it any better.
Puck’s baby/baby mama serenade was just a whole load of overkill gross.
So… Katy Perry it is.
It helps that it was sung by Blaine and Blaine is awesome with his cheese-tastic inspirational speeches and his gesticulatey arms and his ~passionate faces and his getting his butt smacked by Rachel and his spinning Kurt around all I’m under your spell.
Oh yeah, and the Faberry.
Always the Faberry.
Rin says: I couldn’t have said it better myself if I tried.
They danced on top of a table together. That has to make you gay married in at least 45 states.
Also… I like this song. Because of this. I’m not ashamed/I am ashamed.
But I have to disagree with you Rachel. You SHOULD NOT do that song for sectionals. What even… OOC BERRY.
“Baby sacrifice makes me sad.”
Sophy says: JUST. I CAN’T. The hilarity of the unfit mother props really helped to undercut the general sadness/creepiness of Quinn’s mission.
And just. SHE PRINTED A LABEL FOR THE HOT SAUCE. I JUST.
Rin says: Those books are hilarious, just as good as the INCEST: A FRANK DISCUSSION. However, I don’t even think the ones Quinn planted are the funniest on that shelf.. ‘COOKING FOR ONE’ really stands out for me.
And yes. The labels.
Sophy says: Although if I’m completely honest, this was the biggest lol by far for me:
Rin says: ….I feel like we almost need a new category just for this special moment. So, so, so special.
“Do you know how hard it is to do something perfectly?”
Sophy says: Okay wow. This is Glee doing what it sometimes does best: squeezing the poignancy out of an absurd plotline. Up until this point, Quinn’s quest to get her baby back looked like a bit of character assassination in service of lols, but this scene really brought the whole thing back to being all about who she is. And who Quinn is is a lonely girl, floundering in the depths of the rest of her life.
I love that we got some real character continuity from the last season, with her reference to everybody else (read: Rachel Berry) having college and New York, and the general crippling fear of being nothing at all without her pedestal. Well, to that I say, you can’t use a baby as a pedestal, Quinn. They squash too easy. And boy did I get chills when she said that Beth was “something even I can’t screw up.”
Let’s just tick the ‘not ready to be a parent’ box and move on, shall we?
I have to say I was really impressed with Dianna’s acting in this scene. I think it’s some of the best work we’ve seen from her so far. The tense, prim hand gesture, the brittle “She’s my perfect thing,” the look in her eyes in that third cap… it all tells me she has a bigger future in Hollywood than I previously thought.
Rin says: SHE MADE ME FEEL THINGS I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT FEEL.
Yeah, I loved this scene. It definitely helped in making Quinn’s plans less ‘WAIT WTF?’ and more, oh right, this is Quinn Fabray we’re dealing with. Sometimes I think we forget that she’s not okay with swaying in the background, no matter how much season 2 tried to put her there. I like that we’re still getting the remnants of the pressure her parents put on her to be perfect. And I say remnants because I feel like Quinn has given up her quest to be perfect, and now it’s all about just having something to call her own and leave behind. And I’m all like, QUINN YOU’RE ONLY 17.. but like Sophy said. Baby pedestals.
ALSO. CAN I JUST CUT IN AND ADD, COLLEGE/NEW YORK. OH QUINN. You pay more attention than you’d like to admit, don’t you?
And weren’t you all just screaming, ‘FORGET THE BABY. IN NEW YORK YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER BABY WITH YOUR VERY LEGAL BERRY WIFE.’
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“I want to talk about, um, you know, that thing that we never talk about…”
“What, that sour patch kids are just gummi bears that turned to drugs?”
Sophy says: HER FACE WHEN SHE SAYS IT. ALL CONCERNED-LIKE.
And I love the idea that they have whole conversations about this kind of thing when we’re not looking.
Rin says: This is the kind of Brittany humour that I enjoy the most. The type where it’s all, ‘dolphins are just gay sharks’ and My Headband being her favourite song. With things like this, there’s at least some method to her madness.. but when it comes to leprechauns and cats pooing chocolate bars? No.
Rophy Says No!
Sophy says: Okay, you should never, ever eat candy that came out of your cat’s litter tray. Let alone if you think it actually came out of your cat.
Let’s face it, Brittany doesn’t just need help crossing the street. She needs help not getting E. coli.
I hated all of the leprechaun stuff.
And the leprechaun.
Oh yeah, and.
Sophy says: REALLY?
What the fuck is up with this shit? Is this an after school special on turning the other cheek when people treat you like crap? Because that’s what Mercedes, Santana and Brittany have done, okay? They have treated their friends like crap, and no, none of their excuses hold up. At the end of the day they are just selfish, spoiled brats, who do not deserve shiny, happy waves.
Meanwhile ‘The Trouble-Tones”? Excuse me while I barf up my colon.
Rin says: Seriously. You just got deserted because they all think they’re too good for New Directions, so you go and WATCH ON HAPPILY WITH BRIGHT SMILES AND CUTE LITTLE WAVES? NO? NEVER??? STOP, PUT YOUR WAVE DOWN?!
And yeah, totally agree about the name. AND HOW IN THE NEXT SCENE THEY MIRACULOUSLY HAD IT BRANDED ON EVERYTHING. No.
Head In Hands
“That special place where she lives – yeah, it’s beautiful but… someone’s gotta help her cross the street.”
Sophy says: YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT, SANTANA. YOU’D LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN TO HELP BRITTANY CROSS THE STREET.
So yes, these were super adorable little moments. Holding hands under the napkin? I can’t. I love how Brittany looks on fondly as Santana adjusts their little red love-cape. Um. AND BRITTANY ASKING WHETHER TAKING A BATH TOGETHER IS A DATE. LOLFOREVER.
I like that the picture in Santana’s locker gave us a glimpse of what it is that she loves so much about Brittany, behind all the Leprechaun-made-poo-candy-nom-nom.
She supports her. It’s that simple, really. Brittany supports Santana wholeheartedly and easily, and it’s that neverending supply of childlike affection that makes her so valuable to Santana. (That and the whimsy.)
And hey, wait a minute. I’m seeing a nice parallel here, between Santana and Brittany and Quinn and her baby.
Hear me out.
Santana and Quinn are both insecure, pretty girls, with nowhere in particular to go. They both feel adrift as the world opens up before them, and so they both want something they can hold onto – someone who’s emphatically theirs. They’re eager to shoulder the responsibility of caring for that person, in the expectation that that person will fall in line with their wants and needs. Beth will do as Quinn says because mother-knows-best, and Brittany will do what Santana wants, because she’s so phenomenally naive she can manipulate her like she paints her nails.
That’s not to say there isn’t love in the mix. But it isn’t what you’d call pure and free of self-interest.
Poor old Finn gets flogged for using a bad word again, but really, Santana is the one who’s treating Brittany badly here. Sure, she’s not calling Brittany an idiot, but what she is doing is a lot more insidious. Santana plays on Brittany’s stupidity in this episode, using her belief in leprechauns to get her to do something pretty big that she really doesn’t want to do. And that’s why, once you put it into context, her indignation at Finn before gaily skipping off with Santana is kind of heartbreaking to watch.
But hopefully interesting? Would it be silly to assume that the Glee writers actually mean to tell us a tale of dysfunctional, co-dependent love, rather than dumping a clumsy lesbian fairytale on us?
Yes? It would be? Akin to believing in leprechaun poo-candy?
Rin says: We’ll just have to sit back and wait. I don’t really want to get my hopes up.. look where that got us after 302. ASIAN F IS WHERE.
But I do sincerely hope there’s more than meets the eye to Brittana. Because I want to like them a lot you guys. And it’s not like I dislike them, it’s just that I don’t feel invested because there wasn’t any steppage.. it was just a giant leap from sweet lady kisses to YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT. But if they continue down the path of Brittana thinking Santana is purrrrfect and red love-capes then they have the potential to really win me over.
You know what has no expiration date, Rophites? Our rage.
Sophy says: WHY GLEE. WHY. STOP MAKING US SO ANGRY.
Rin says: I actually thought that woman was incredibly funny. I was watching this episode with some of my family, and I usually try to downplay my reactions but here I couldn’t help myself. I laughed and laughed. THE WAY SHE JUST STALKED BACK INTO THE FRAME IN THE BACKGROUND.
And I just realised that her sign has a border of balloons and confetti. It’s the minor details that count.
Sophy says: She’s up there with Dancing Quinn to be honest.
Quinn Glory Shot
And you imagine…
Sophy says: PINK PINK PINK PINKP INPIDNSPIDPFINK.
Rin says: :(((((( RACHEL KNOWS EXACTLY HOW SHE TASTES.
I DON’T KNOW.
AND JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE.
She really has become a master of flipping her hair.