ND & Ricky Martin – Sexy And I Know It
Sophy says: Okay, to be frank, this is more of a best/worst kind of thing, as in the song is awful… but it was just too damn hilarious and squeeful, and, well, considering that all the other performances in this ep were either completely absurd or dull as something that has never been shiny, this one gets the spot.
Performance-wise I felt like Ricky was kind of on mute in this episode, but this one did have energy, and all the kids were so adorable at all points during. Yes, even Rory and Sugar. Come into my arms, newbies.
PS. What happened to Tina? Seriously?
GET BACK ON MY SCREEN. AND BLAINE TOO. WITH YOUR PATCH.
Also Mercedes why did you not partake in this gloriousness???
I DEMAND ANSWERS.
Rin says: The song was terrible, but all of the dancing and the faces?? PURE BLISS.
It’s funny to go from one week of OMFG ALL THE SONGS WERE AMAZING AND I CANNOT CHOOOOOOSE to.. this. But ya know. They can’t just do amazing MJ numbers every week. But really.. LMFAO??
Rachel was making THE BEST faces in the entire universe throughout this song, and Quinn? Quinn should forever be dancing. And everyone was just being ridiculous and adorable with each other, that it seemed much more like the cast were just having fun during this number.. and that’s adorable enough for me.
BUT WHERE THE FUCK IS TINA? FIRST NO BLACK AND WHITE AND NOW, NOT EVEN IN THE EPISODE??? I’d be a bit pissed if I was Jenna.. cause Darren gets this whole storyline about getting slushied in the eye and needing surgery to cover for his broadway stint, and Jenna isn’t around for a week and THERE IS NO EXPLANATION FOR TINA MISSING. They just assume people won’t realise
Sophy says: I’m surprised they didn’t try just putting another Asian female up the back to be honest.
Rin says: OOH ME! PICK ME!
Sophy says: Shameless.
The swim coach. Seriously.
Sophy says: Oh god, the swim coach’s entire rant was just perfection, and then to have “With whose vagina?!!” echoed by Santana?
Rin says: I was so happy when she turned up again. It’s like having a Sue 2.0 without all the trying to make her a person stuff. Everything from ATE NOODLES WITH THE PRESIDENT to SAND COMING OUT OF OLD WRINKLY BOOBS. I just.
And Santana/Sue’s face forever. I love these two together.. needs moar.
There were a lot of lols throughout actually, and it probably saved the episode from being a complete failure.
Another bit I died at was when Ricky Martin (DO WE REALLY NEED TO LEARN THE CHARACTERS NAME?) entered the choir room and they go, ‘Cutest smile ever’ AND IT’S ARTIE WHO SAYS EVER. Hilarious.
“I realised I was spending so much time flossing, I was missing my life.”
Sophy says: TOOTH MODEL. BEST. And then when he was late because of flossing. Can’t.
Whilst I may not have been as dazzled by the Ricky performances as I was expecting to be, I did think his character worked really well. To the point where I wouldn’t mind him popping up every now and then at the school.
>>>>>>>> Holly Holiday, that’s for sure.
Rin says: HE WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN HOLLY HOLIDAY. In the way where he was actually funny and not OTT in trying to be cool and one of the kids. Like, you didn’t see him wearing a beret and an ascot, going around fist bumping kids, did you?
The whole flossing thing was the best.
OH and as a final Biggest LOL, can we talk about how amusing it is when they try to make Quinn seem interested in a man?
Sophy says: MY LOL AT THAT WAS LIKE THIS: HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAYOUBIGGAYHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH.
“And I can’t see this proposal thing as anything else but you giving up on yourself.”
Sophy says: THANK YOU, KURT, THE VOICE OF FUCKING REASON.
Okay, this is inevitably going to stray into ‘Rophy says no’ territory, just a warning. Because you can imagine that I was less than thrilled with Rachel’s confession to Kurt and Mercedes and how it did not include anything along the lines of “But now I’ve realised I was being an idiot and need to take it back”.
But you know, at least this scene indicated that the writers do on some level know how wrong the whole idea is, and Kurt said a lot of the things I wanted to say myself. eg. that the proposal amounts to Finn giving up on himself and he should care more about his own future as an actual human being in the world, rather than just pinning himself to Rachel so he doesn’t feel so hopeless and afraid. And that if it’s something he can’t tell the people he loves maybe he shouldn’t be doing it? Ding, ding, ding we have a winner?
I also loved this scene on a level beyond the satisfaction at someone airing my grievances with the plotline. I thought it was wonderful to see that Finn has someone who will be for him what Quinn is for Rachel – who sincerely, deeply cares about him and his future. And to be honest, I was kind of blindsided by it, in that way where I was remembering everything these two have meant to each other and going Oh. There’s been so much focus on Kurt and Rachel and their shared dream that I kind of expected Kurt to be all about her side of things – and okay maybe that’s partly because I always have my own Rachel goggles on and assume everyone else is wearing them. Because I should have known that as special as Rachel and Kurt’s friendship is, Kurt would also care so much about Finn in all of this madness – enough to bring him the pamphlets, enough to lie and tell him he’s special, enough to speak up even though he was sworn to secrecy. I thought it was brilliant that far from shuffling uselessly on the sidelines with zipped lips, Kurt’s attitude was that Finn damn well should have told him about the proposal in the first place – because he’s his brother.
What Kurt did in this scene was really bold and motivated in equal parts by common sense and an abiding love for both Finn and Rachel.
Huge bravo to him.
Also how cute was it when Finn asked if Kurt wanted to lift some weights? It was a total flashback to the early development of their relationship.
And um. Speaking of the early development of their relationship. Remember how Kurt was desperately in love with Finn at one point? Okay, now let’s put that together with how he’s being what Quinn is to Rachel. Kurt, Finn. Quinn, Rachel. Desperately, in love.
Okay, I have brought things around to Faberry when it seemed impossible. And on that note, thank you and goodnight.
Rin says: YAY! THIS FRIENDSHIP/BROTHERSHIP ISN’T DEAD!! I was so glad to see these two get some screen time again, and it was much needed screen time at that. At this point, Kurt is his best friend and the one who has his back and Finn probably needed a good reminder of that. (Finn needs reminders of everything.) And you know, Kurt has also been caught up with Blaine and NYADA and his future that he hasn’t been there for his brother either. But finally, a wake up call for everyone!
I loved that we started to see Finn question his reasoning for wanting to marry Rachel, and ultimately he’s going to figure it out.
And just. This Kurt is the best kind of Kurt.
And a whole world of yes to the parallel friendships here.
All roads lead to Faberry. Eventually.
Sophy says: I really, really believe that.
Which is why I don’t think the show can survive without it.
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
She’s. A. Bull.
Sophy says: BRITTANY THE BULL WAS HONESTLY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
And Santana, Rachel, Quinn, and Finn’s reaction shots are all priceless.
Rin says: WHEN BRITTANY CAME CHARGING OUT I ALMOST DIED. I REALLY DID.
Because jesus fucking christ. LIKE, THE WAY SHE NEVER EXTENDED HER ARMS AND JUST KEPT RUNNING AROUND PULLING FACES? Priceless. Mike did an awesome job of it too.
But just. Brittany. Amazing.
AND SANTANA IS JUST
Sophy says: She’s offended and turned on at the same time. Confusing.
Rophy Says No!
“Look, I know that I have the right person. The scary part was just…choosing to know it.”
Sophy says: There is not enough No in the world. I actually resent Lea Michele for being so adorable in this scene and making me head in hands awkwardly whilst trying to throw things.
THE STRIPED PYJAMAS YOU GUYS.
And I also resent the proposal for taking over a scene that initially had me squealing all over the place because our kids and their sleepovers I can’t.
But yeah. I really hated that apparently the worried look at the end of the last episode didn’t mean much, and Rachel still has her head in the clouds over this whole thing. I loved that both Kurt and Mercedes reacted negatively, but hated that they both seemed to be talked around by Rachel’s absolute bullshit talking that should never talk anyone around ever, seriously not even Quinn would spin.
I mean, I cringed when she asked Kurt what he would do if Blaine proposed and Kurt actually looked like she had a point. Please. The Kurt I know is not a woolly-headed romantic. I mean, that’s not to say he doesn’t believe in love. He totally does. But he has also always been written with a healthy dose of cynicism – or sense, whatever you want to call it. And that’s why I was absolutely expecting him to shoot back “Uh, I would say no. Obviously.”
Or better yet, what he really should have said: “Blaine would never put that kind of pressure on me.”
I also hated how we segwayed into Mercedes’ song right after Rachel said that she was sure she had the right person – the hard part had just been choosing to know it. Because it looked like that glitter-eyed Bella Swan garbage was being validated in some way. Like, you know, maybe Mercedes should take a leaf out of her book? And I get that all they were going for was that Mercedes should look into her heart and realise that she obviously wants to be with Sam not that other asshole, but still… they sailed perilously close to holding Rachel up as an example in this whole situation.
Not enough No in the world.
Rin says: God I was so annoyed that they ruined this ADORABLE moment between these three (WHO SHOULD HAVE SLEEPOVERS ALWAYS BECAUSE CUUUUTE), with more TOGETHER FOREVERRRR Rachel crap. I just. How long do we have to wait until this is over? I don’t think my mind can take any more of the imagining Rachel in a wedding dress and how awful awful awful that image is right now and they would probably dance down the aisles like at Burt and Carol’s wedding and DO NOT WANT. And then she’d say no at the last minute and DUNDUNDUN. I just. I won’t like that one bit Glee, so please do not even go there.
Hurry up and make Finchel realise they can’t get married because I don’t know how much more of this I can put up with.
After this scene Sophy told me she couldn’t even look at Rachel.
We cannot have this going on in the Rophy household.
AND I REALLY HATED KURT EVEN CONSIDERING THE IDEA THAT HE WOULD MARRY BLAINE RIGHT NOW.
“…he’s always risen up and met me with kindness.”
Sophy says: Okay, there was so much I did not appreciate about the Sue/Baby plotline. But let’s start with how nauseating it is that she actually seriously, legitimately wanted Will’s sperm. And then let’s move to how it is made a million times worse that her reason is that he’s the most caring, loving, sparkly, cherub-spewing, good and pure human being on the earth. And then let’s put that in the context of an episode where he is a bitchy, self-absorbed asshole to the woman he’s supposed to love so much that he just proposed to her. Honestly, show, you’re doing Will way more harm than good with this shit. There’s only one thing worse than having your good-guy character act like a dick, and that’s shoving his goodness down people’s throats in the very same episode.
Bad, bad move. I suspect the hater ranks have only swelled where Will is concerned.
AND ANOTHER THING.
What the fuck was up with Emma telling Sue she should have a child? Because it would be really good for her?
Did we seriously have the school counselor telling a woman for whom child abuse is a way of life that she should have a baby to fix herself?
OKAY AND ONE MORE THING JUST ON THIS WHOLE WILL/EMMA/TENURE MESS.
What is the deal with Emma getting tenure? Does she even teach? Or am I expected to believe that school counselor is a full-time position? I’m just? Her pamphlets are lovely and all and it worked well to give Will a kick in his stupid balls, but it doesn’t seem to actually make much, you know, sense.
Nor does it make sense that Will seriously knew that little Spanish. I know it was all meant to be played for laughs, but it did make him come across as a pretty shitty human being, to have spent this long as a Spanish teacher without taking the initiative to bone up on it till now. I mean, when Santana said her education wasn’t a joke? I honestly just wanted to co-sign. Because.
Rin says: I don’t know when Glee is going to realise that Sue is way too much of a caricature to be able to just dump a ‘SHE WANTS A BABY NOW :D’ storyline on her, and expect it to just work in a matter of minutes. If it stayed in the arena of lols it would have gone down a treat, but now suddenly it’s like, OKAY? Everyone can have a baby! Why not! We’re all fit parents!
Did we not just spend half a season going over what it means to be a loving parent with Quinn/Beth/Shelby/Rachel?
And yeah, they treated Will as a bit of a ragdoll this episode. I generally like Will, but there was too much OTT praise, OTT asshole and OTT useless spanish teacher. Way too extreme for my liking, which just gives a whole array of new fodder for the haters.
Madonna being ‘authentic’
Sophy says: Please note, I am not saying no to Naya and the outfit. In fact, including caps for this no is my way of saying yes to Naya and the outfit.
But. I have to tell you guys something. I’m a dancer, okay. More specifically I’m a Spanish dancer. Flamenco is a huge part of my life, and it irked me beyond belief that in an episode that was dedicated to Spanish performance, the above is what was held up as “authentic”.
Look, I get it okay? It’s Glee club, not Culture club. Um. By which I mean that you’re never going to see anyone dancing Odette/Odile or caring about Wagner. It’s pop classics, radio trash and show tunes for these kids, and that’s fair enough. I also get that it’s the Ricky Martin episode and that neither he nor his character nor Naya nor Santana are actually Spanish. But I just can’t watch a whole episode about Spanishness that does not reference flamenco at any point in any way. It’s just wrong and I won’t stand for it. And also, it’s not like this was even authentic Puerto Rican or Cuban stuff, if we’re looking at it from Santana’s perspective. It was a freaking Madonna song. And you don’t start throwing words like ‘authentic’ around when you’re singing Madonna songs, okay?
BUT REALLY WOULD IT HAVE KILLED THEM TO PUT NAYA IN A BATA DE COLA AND HAVE HER STOMP AROUND ADORABLY FOR TWO SECONDS? JUST FOR ME?
Head In Hands
“I won’t stop ’til it’s trending.”
Sophy says: SHE SMELLS NICE.
Seriously one of the cutest moments ever. I just.
These two need to stop with the bullshit angst and get on with being full-time adorable.
Rin says: HAHAHA. So adorable.
This was also up for Most Rophy on account of us frequently shouting at things on twitter…but I think it works just fine here.
CAUSE LOOK AT SAM’S STUPID ADORABLE FACE!?!
Sophy says: THE ONLY WORD IS ‘SMITTEN’.
Rin says: Literally the best thing I have ever seen in my life.
Sophy says: I love how Quinn looks mildly accusatory about the twinsiness. CHILL OUT, QUINN. IF YOU AND RACHEL WERE TWINS YOU COULD NEVER HAVE SEX? ILLEGAL?
You becoming the one who turns everything into a Faberry moment just proves how ‘Twinsies’ is indeed Most Rophy.
Quinn Glory Shot
Wow, really? Just the one glory shot?
Sophy says: Just… never change.
Rin says: Oh right. Whenever I’m gawking at a hot guy I always grab on to two girls next to me for ~stability.
Rophy says: So in conclusion, this episode was kind of a mess, but it had its moments.
We’re just going to leave this here. For instance.