Quinn and Sanatana – Take My Breath Away
Rin says: Remember last Prom how Finn and Quinn danced together and Rachel sung to them? Something about jars and Quinn going around and collecting hearts. ANYWAY. PARALLEL.
I’ll definitely be talking more about parallels and everything later on when the time comes (OH STOP ACTING SURPRISED. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE’VE PICKED FOR LATER CATEGORIES.), so I’ll just focus on the song for now.
I won’t mention how Santana is the new faberry-cockblocker by now having done a duet with Rachel and Quinn within 3 episodes.. but I will mention how I adored Quinn and Santana in this. Take My Breath Away is SUCH a prom song, with all of its 80s glory. When it started I squeed and laughed and swooned when Santana got Quinn’s mic for her.
AND THERE’S QUINN. STARTING OFF THE SONG. SINGING TO RACHEL. ABOUT WATCHING EVERY MOTION IN HER FOOLISH LOVERS GAME. I mean. Come on.
And then turning and returning into secret places inside. Like. This song. Cannot.
AND THE PHOTOS. The fucking prom photos on the dinosaurs. THEY WERE ALL, SANS FINCHEL, FREAKING ADORABLE! I loved them so much. My favourites are probably Brittana and Klaine. <3 SPEAKING OF BRITTANA. I cannot with the I HEART YOU, and with the wink. And Brittany doing the heart shape ALL OVER HER FACE. What even. Best.
And then. Quinn Fabray.. stood up. She stood up. On stage. In front of everybody. And as soon as Santana saw her, she swooped in to support her and oh my god, Quinntana, you beautiful ladies. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. They’re one of the friendships I really wanted explored, because for as much as we all know how they’ve been ‘best friends’ over the years, we never actually got to see a lot of them. Most of it is head canon, so this was a really nice change. More on that later.
And you know what’s nice? How when Quinn stood, no one else tried to yell at her about how selfish she is, and how she’s such a bad person and the SAME OLD QUINN. AND THEN TRY TO FORCE HER TO GET OUT OF HER CHAIR. They were all just in shocked-awe and proud of her. LIKE QUINN WANTED. She wanted it to be a proper moment, to get it right.
AND TALKING ABOUT GETTING IT RIGHT.
Can we just with how one of Quinn’s big song moments has to do with Rachel yet again? Always singing a little bit to Rachel…
Sophy says: I’m slightly disappointed Rin felt the need to include Finchel’s prom photo.
And slightly gloriously, righteously heartbroken now that I’ve realized that there is no photo of Quinn at prom.
Because that’s my darling. That’s been who Quinn is for so long. A forgotten girl – left out, lost – long before she was hit by a truck and even after she was hit by a truck. So many people have overlooked and underloved her, so many times – everyone from her own mother, to the father of her child, to the writers of this show, and to the whole Glee club lately because of said writers. And this was it – this was her time to shine exactly the way she always used to assume she would. That tiara was her destiny from day one, and she gave it away, and there isn’t even a photo of Quinn at prom.
And isn’t that just so damn liberating? Quinn is not being overlooked or underloved anymore. Because it doesn’t matter to her to be looked at anymore, and she doesn’t need a prom king to make her feel special. All she needs are some sweet sidelines and a friend to lean on, a reason to haul herself up and sing her heart out. A reason to be hopeful. Yes, for the millionth time, Quinn Fabray has come out the other side decent and kind and hopeful.
And this time she’s a secret benefactor. That’s right, you guys, she’s freaking Magwitch, only a lot younger, cleaner and prettier, and with a much brighter future of her own to look forward to.
And that’s where I’m going to stop talking about what this moment means for Quinn and for Rachel, because there will be plenty of room for it below in those chosen best scene that will in no way surprise you.For now I’ll just say that every single thing about this performance was flawless, from Quinn and Santana’s voices, to the way Santana was helping her to stand, to Britt’s heart/face, to Santana’s wink back, to all the photos of the kids especially Mike and Tina’s except Finn and Rachel’s, to Mercedes’ “Praise!”, to the choice of song, which, as Rin says, is just fabulously prom-ish and shabbily epic, to the fact that Quinn is singing for Rachel while she dances with Finn just as last year Rachel sang for Quinn while she danced with Finn. Just so you know I struggled not to substitute ‘Who Cares’ for ‘Finn’ in that sentence. I really did.
So basically what I’m saying is this whole performance was perfect except for Finn.
Are you sensing a shift in my feelings on Finn, Rophydoes readers?
If so, you aint sensed nothing yet.
“First, you declared war on xylophones. Then, you ransacked the cafeteria line.”
Rin says: OH MY FUCKING GOD. MY FAVOURITE IS THE ONE ON THE STAND IN THE HALLWAY AND HOW SHE JUST PUSHES IT OVER AND THEY ALL WATCH AS IT SLOWLY FALLS OVER. And just.. War. On. Xylophones.
AND GOING DOWN THE CAFETERIA LINE AND FLIPPING ALL THE TRAYS. Just. So perfect.
God I love Becky. And the voiceovers were spectacular once again.
Sophy says: Becky is amazing. When she smashed Sue’s new mini xylophone? I just.
Also, probably my favourite line of the episode was Sue’s “Becky, you’re a bitch.” Followed by her equally frank admission that the sympathy vote was split. Honestly, Sue does not need to be having this creepy, ridiculous baby plot. She and Becky are where it’s at.
Rin says: Oh my god YES. WHEN SHE JUST FLAT OUT CALLS HER A BITCH I cannot.
You’re right too. We don’t freaking need another ridiculous baby plotline, especially where Sue is concerned. Sue being Sue is more than enough for me. Having said that, where the fuck are our Sue/Quinn scenes? Honestly. HER FAVOURITE CHEERIO ALMOST DIED.
“When I look back on my high school career the one thing, the one accomplishment that I’m gonna be so proud of is that I found a way to be your friend.”
Rin says: Get the fuck out.
I just didn’t expect this. I was pretty angry around about the time Finn tried to get Quinn to stand up, and in my actual notes I wrote, “BUT THERE ISN’T GOING TO BE ANY FABERRY IS THERE. I FUCKING HATE THEM.” Thank god I was wrong. So very very wrong.
This episode couldn’t have been any more about Faberry than what it was. Because, like last year, Prom was ALL about them. And only them. ‘Cause everything else was pretty much a sub-plot, wasn’t it? The main plot is this: Rachel is annoyed about Quinn/Finn campaigning together, so she tries to make anti-prom. She soon realises her mistake and apologises to Quinn, which in turn makes Quinn rig the votes and make Rachel prom queen. THAT’S THE MAIN PLOT. FABERRY: THE MAIN PLOT. GLEE: FABERRY. Basically.
Guh. I cannot with the FABOLUTION you guys. They continue to surprise us with just how far they have come, and I LOVE IT. Because at this point in the season, I had lost a little bit of faith. YOU GUYS. I admit it, I was weak. I thought it was over. Because they are so freaking gung-ho with their precious “otp” Finchel, that everything else seemed to get dragged through the mud with it, resulting in a huge character assassination of Rachel. And I’ve been really annoyed at how after ‘Big Brother’ Rachel seemed to really not give a fuck about Quinn and her therapy and how she was missing a lot of the time. And Quinndependence was simultaneously taking a massive blow to the gut, as Joe seemed to be the only one who cared about Quinn and her health. WHICH IS JUST, GRRRRR. So all of these No’s were lowering and lowering and lowering my expectations of Glee. And then this episode.
They brought it back, the Quinndependence and the Rachel Berry who wants everything too much. And even if we only ever get this glimpse, I feel like it’s enough, because they can never take this away from us.
Because Rachel treats Quinn with so much respect that she felt the need to apologise to her, even though Quinn knew NOTHING of it. She had no idea Rachel was basically going insane behind the scenes because she was jealous of Quinn. Rachel basically thought she betrayed Quinn by even thinking bad thoughts about her, and had to confront and apologise to Quinn because of it. Whilst also letting her know how much she means to her.
“Do you not understand what you mean to me?”
Oh my fucking god. At that point I think I stopped breathing. Just like Quinn stopped breathing. Because look at her face. LOOK AT IT. She’s almost afraid of what Rachel’s going to say. Like Rachel was finally going to answer her question…when you were singing that song….
And I died. Because Faberry were getting real. Rachel talks about ‘When we first met..’ and that in of itself is pretty romantic. Romantic in the sense that it’s nostalgic, because Rachel has been thinking about them and when they first met and how far they’ve come and how she used to think of Quinn. About how she used to want to be her, and oh my god. We all knew that, but Rachel is actually saying it and confirming that there has always been a part of Rachel that has always been about Quinn. And only Quinn.
And Quinn’s response is so Quinn. The Quinn that Rachel has always seen. The self-deprecating, deflect-y Quinn.
“How the mighty have fallen.”
Rachel almost has a coronary because QUINN DOESN’T UNDERSTAND!!! She goes on to explain how she still sees Quinn as that girl, the one everybody else sees. Little miss blonde..perfect. Not the one she’s always been able to see when nobody else could.
“The still-beautiful, but humbled and inspiring Quinn.”
And at this point? Rachel is rivalling Leslie with the amount of times she calls Ann beautiful. It literally seems like every other word Rachel says to Quinn is beautiful or pretty. WE GET IT RACHEL. YOUR LOINS BURN FOR HER. WE GET IT.
And here comes the kicker. Rachel goes the full distance and really lets know Quinn how much she means to her. Because out of everything that’s ever happened to her in high school, the one accomplishment that she’s going to be so proud of is that she found a way to be Quinn’s friend. I’m sorry but, what? THE ONE THING? Not like, everything you’ve ever achieved in Glee, or the fact that you’re, you know, engaged to be married to the ‘love of your life’. Nope. The one accomplishment she’s taking with her from high school is that she became friends with Quinn Fabray.
Just. WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT INFORMATION? Not freak out?!?! NOT jump for joy about how right we were that all Rachel ever wanted, besides New York, is Quinn’s friendship? Because, Christ. And this is why I roll my eyes when people say they feel sorry for us Faberry shippers because Glee will never go there romantically. Because that has never been the reason that I ship Faberry. I don’t think Glee will ever go there and it will take a freaking miracle and a ‘well we’re getting cancelled anyway let’s just go nuts!’ circumstance for it to even be thought of as a possibility. I know it’s not ever going to happen romantically, and I’ve always been at peace with that. The big draw for Faberry is friendship, and it always will be. They continue to show us how far they’ve come, and how they’ve always known exactly who the other is and been supportive of their respective dreams/futures. They make each other better, they make each other honest, and they go out of their way to make the other happy and realise how special they are.
Even when they weren’t friends, Rachel always knew Quinn wasn’t the bitch everyone thought she was, and Quinn knew that Rachel was destined for bigger things.
And you know what I especially love in this episode? How Finn explicitly says that Quinn hasn’t changed, and she’s still the same old Quinn.
Whilst Rachel explicitly says that Quinn isn’t the same old Quinn.
Sophy says: Okay, I’m just going to say it. I honestly think a part of Rachel honestly thought that Quinn would be hurt she wasn’t at prom with her. And I honestly think that Quinn didn’t care at all.
Why? Because basically Quinn’s entire personality was switched off. This girl has been struggling for so long with so many things, and she had just gotten a handle on it all when, you know, that truck hit her. And then it felt like she might never really be strong again – never really be safe again. And judging by what we’ve seen on our screens, Quinn might also have been thinking that there aren’t a whole lot of people who love her. Joe’s the only one who wants to help with her physical therapy and that’s only because he wants to get into her pants slash loves Jesus a whole lot slash a combination of the two. Artie wanted to be friends for about .02 seconds till he realised she wasn’t interested in full-time wheelchairing. Rachel cried – Rachel needed a hug – Rachel said it wasn’t right…
But then Rachel got caught up in her own whirlwind – Six Flags, her teen fiance, the audition, both the anticipation and the angst of it. She basically took her eye off the ball, and Rachel Berry’s ball is Quinn Fabray, in case you weren’t clear on that.
So once again, Quinn was at sea. Lonely, afraid, and back in that place where she thinks she can only be worth something to people she doesn’t know. That’s why she wants the crown. It’s not the kind of love she’d come to wish for or deserve, but it’s something – it’s some, small, stupid way of telling yourself you matter.
Except then the big, brilliant way of being told you matter stole the show at the last second.
“Do you not understand what you mean to me?”
That’s when Quinn’s personality switched back on.
Basically Rachel reminded her of who she is – who she really is – not the cold, glamorous icon some of the students voted for, not the wheelchair some of the other students voted for – and certainly not the horrible things that Finn was busy calling her earlier in the night.
I have to say I was pretty angry by the time I got to this point in this episode. And I’m not ashamed to say that my frown turned upside-down pretty quickly.
Faberry calls, I come. I’m easy like that.
I’ll admit I was irritated by Rachel listing Finn as a reason why Quinn was so special back in the day, because Rachel, good lord girl, have you heard nothing she’s been trying to teach you? You fail at Quinndependence 101 oh my fucking god.
But then I found myself somewhat comforted by the thought that as Rin says, Quinn was never just about Finn for Rachel. In fact, for Rachel, Finn was just something on a list of things that made Quinn special.
And no one is ever going to convince me that what Rachel and Finn have now is healthy and beautiful and should in any way be sanctioned by any sane person ever. I don’t care what the writers tell me. I don’t care if they have them get married and wind up featured on the cover of TIME magazine for ‘Best Couple Ever’. No one is ever going to convince me that a lot of Rachel’s Finn Finn Finn, isn’t just about her own insecurities. Because it’s been escalating rapidly – this obsession with my fiance this, my fiance that. And nothing is ever going to cause me to forget that Rachel only accepted his proposal of marriage as a consolation prize when she thought she wasn’t getting an audition with NYADA.
Yeah, I said it. Quinn said it. Finn is the extra-curricular activity Rachel doesn’t need to be engaging in. And deep down inside she has to know that. She has to. She’s Rachel Berry. It’s just that somehow Quinn snuck a little further ahead on the road than her. It’s a whole tortoise/hare deal.
But can we just talk about a few things here? Like say for example the way that Rachel cannot let Quinn go? The way that Quinn cannot shake Rachel – not even when she’s shaken everything and everyone else.
It’s always Rachel that gets through to Quinn. And it always seems to be Quinn that Rachel goes to, for so many rich and varied reasons.
This time it’s to apologize, ostensibly for being unsupportive of her prom queen campaign. In reality it’s to apologize for all Six Flags, Finn and NYADA. It’s to apologize for taking her eye off the Quinn-ball right when Quinn needed her most. And so she pushes like only Rachel can push – she runs around the wheelchair and makes Quinn stop and listen. She tells her things like how special she was – always – how special she is – always will be. She tells her the single best thing about her whole high school experience was getting to be her friend. And I just?
Could she have said anything more beautiful?
Could Rachel’s whole speech have been any more sensitive, thoughtful, specific and downright romantic as fuck?
I mean, okay, I’m right there with Rin. Faberry is a friendship first and foremost, and I’m sure that’s the only place canon will ever really take it. And that’s the only place I need it to be taken because it is THE BEST PLACE IN THE KNOWN WORLD.
But then at the same time there are so many ways in which Quinn and Rachel are romantically framed – and this stuff – the hallway – the texts – the ‘You have three minutes’ – the turning away and the turning back… all of this and everything Rachel says… if it were being said by a guy to a girl or vice versa we’d all be assuming the two of them would be endgame. SEX ENDGAME.
And that’s kind of what I love about Faberry – it’s very much a romantic friendship, in the sense that whilst there may be nothing sexual between them, there is a TON of romantic tension – because they mean too many things to each other, you know? They mean too many things to each other to be just friends. It can never be that simple. And it’s all those layers that create confusion and tingliness regardless of sexual orientation.
Also, can we thank Santana for “Stop making out with Berry”? She knows.
And if she didn’t know then she certainly did by the end of the night. Because what comes next is basically the ultimate romance plot trope and it’s being used for Faberry. The guy does something amazing and noble and self-sacrificing for the girl that would totally make her fall into his arms – only it would ruin it if she knew – so he doesn’t say a word – and sits in the corner while her skeevy, lunkhead jock boyfriend laps up all the kisses and hugs and warm fuzzy feelings that he deserves.
Because he loves her that much. Way too much to worry about what he could get out of it.
But Quinn is a girl and Rachel is a girl, so remember… you’re not supposed to swoon…
I’d also like to talk about Quinn’s shut-down passive aggressiveness before Rachel cuts through all her bullshit with her declaration about what she means. And even after Rachel says that first part, Rin is right, it is as though she’s scared of what Rachel’s going to say – or not say – and she stiffens, keeps her face a mask, and offers up a glib, sarcastic ‘How the mighty are fallen’. She’s basically in full sarcastic, snarky, self-protective mode. She’s a total Damon Salvatore, you guys – or since she existed before he did, he’s a total Quinn Fabray.
And Rachel is her Elena. Rachel is the one who inspires Quinn – who basically makes her want to be a better man, um, woman. And now that one girl, that ultimate, eternal source of inspiration, is turning all that around and calling her inspiring? This is a huge moment. This is the moment when Quinn realises that she has become Rachel, in the sense that she’s become all the things she was secretly as jealous of about Rachel, just as Rachel was jealous of her. Quinn is the strong one now – the independent, fierce one, ready to forge her path in the world, intent on excellence and everything else comes second, no matter how much she might ache…
Quinn is now where Rachel was when we started.
And maybe that’s the point of this bullshit with Finchel. Maybe the point all along has been Faberry. Maybe the point is to bring Rachel to a place where Quinn used to need to be – prom queen, tiaras and the handsome boy, a dance, a ring on her finger, a baby, maybe? No need for any dreams bigger than that…
And maybe the whole point is for Quinn to show Rachel that she doesn’t need any of that – but while it’s hers to give she can have it nonetheless.
Rin says: If that’s their plan? I might actually forgive Glee for everything. I’m already halfway there to be honest, with what they gave us in this episode. I’m just as easy as Sophy We’re so faberreasy.
I have to second my SANTANA GETS AWARDS for her comment. Because hahaahha. And look at Quinn’s stupid face. She’s half rolling her eyes and half saying ‘shuttuupppp’ like a child. BECAUSE THEY WERE HAVING A MOMENT, AND MAYBE ONE DAY SHE WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO MAKE OUT WITH BERRY. YOU DON’T KNOW.
But also, Brittana knows. I feel like they have conversations about it behind the scenes pretty often. Like Santana rambles on and on about how Quinn has got it bad for Rachel, which is why Brittany assumed that Joe must be a girl. Good times.
And just everything. I honestly feel like we could talk about Faberry and all the things forever. AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN FANWANKING.
Sophy says: FABERREASY. BE RIGHT BACK CHANGING MY MIDDLE NAME BY DEED POLL.
Oh yeah, and one last thing. I love how last year they were pink and blue, and this year Rachel’s pink is faded and Quinn has become purple. As in she’s added some pink to her blue.
Yes, I’m going to take it as a metaphor for how Quinn has become more like Rachel and Rachel has become less like… Rachel.
You can’t stop me.
You can point and laugh, but you can’t stop me.
IT TASTES LIKE PINK.
Rin says: Afterall. Metaphors are important.
Sophy says: Except sports metaphors We hate them Unless they’re about the Quinn-ball
“Don’t you want to leave this place having made a difference?”
Sophy says: So pretty much the moment Rachel walked away and Quinn did that thing she often likes to do where she gazed after her, I put that together with the fact that Quinn and Santana were hilariously, implausibly going to be counting the votes alone together, and I knew. I KNEW.
I JUST KNEW.
And frankly I was near passing out point, because I’d said to Rin earlier in the week that in my wildest dreams Quinn would win prom queen and in a cute little throwaway moment put the tiara on Rachel’s head. Never in a million years did I think we would get what we did get, which was essentially Quinn crowning Rachel her queen.
Because yes, Rachel, she does understand what you mean to her, and finally she actually believes it. And you will never know just how much you mean to her.
I also have to mention that I really adored the parallel to Hold Onto Sixteen here. In that episode Quinn asked Rachel to do something for Santana – not make a fuss about the Trouble Tones getting a number in each competition performance – and in this episode Quinn asks Santana to do something for Rachel – let the whole school think she won that crown fair and square.
This episode isn’t all about Faberry’s deep and abiding love for one another. It’s 99% about that, sure. But it’s also about how far Santana and Rachel have come, and this moment is a nice nod to the set-up of their quasi-friendship in the previous episode. Santana cares now – and she isn’t afraid to show it, at least to Quinn.
And she doesn’t care that she didn’t win. Because it was one vote, you know?
It was RACHEL’S VOTE. Rachel crowned Quinn. Then Quinn crowned Rachel. My Brain. I don’t even. How.
But back to Santana. Like Quinn, she doesn’t really care about this stuff anymore. Win or lose, neither of them are crying to their other halves this year, because both of them have so much more now than they did then. Quinn has her Quinndependence, peace about the situation with Beth, the knowledge that speeding trucks can’t stop her, Yale, and the fact that she inspires Rachel Berry. Santana is all around a much happier person at this prom than she was at the last, and I think that’s down partly to being able to be honest about herself. And I don’t just mean about her sexuality. It’s more that in unlocking that door she was able to start unlocking all the amazing doors behind it. She’s not afraid now to let people see the softer side of her. Nor is she afraid to start thinking about what she wants out of life – what she truly wants – not just what other people might expect from her. She’s still able to stand up for herself when it counts, still hilarious… but she’s not hiding herself behind harshness anymore. And a part of why she’s so zen? This year she doesn’t just adore Brittany and hate the way things are between them. This year Brittany is her date. This year she knows that Brittany adores her right back in that way where she wants her to be the best, brightest, most brilliant version possible of herself.
“Screw this. I don’t wanna be queen if Britt isn’t king.”
Rin says: First and foremost. How awesome are those leaf pens?
RACHEL’S ONE VOTE. Dying.
And could I love the Pezberry parallel any more than I do? No. I love that Quinn and Santana have both come around on the Rachel Berry front, and love her adequately. Some more than others. I love that our Rachel, the one that was a little crazy but always determined eventually won them over. Because there was never anything wrong with Rachel. NEVER. Whenever I talk to people outside of fandom, and I tell them how Rachel is my favourite they always look at me weird and say, ‘really? But she’s so annoying!’ … and I don’t know why. I really don’t. She has quirks, but oh my god she has the biggest heart out of all of them, and time and time again she’s proven that she just wants to be a good friend and team mate to all of them. She has drive and ambition, but most importantly she has the talent to back that up with. And I think Rachel is inspiring. She never changed to fit the mould, because she shouldn’t have to. She is who she is, and honestly with the way she came around and apologised to Quinn without Quinn knowing there was anything that needed apologising for? And that moment in the peanut butter circle when Rachel said she’s most looking forward to spending the rest of her life with her friends. Just. I would love a friend like Rachel Berry. And I love that Santana and Quinn both realise that, and that they were the ones that were wrong.
I think that’s a pretty cool message. And it’s one that Glee probably never even realised they were giving, because it’s not preachy and it’s something that just organically happened.
Be who you are. And if people don’t like it, it’s their issue. Eventually they may even be smart enough to realise they were in the wrong and become your lesbian lover.
….I don’t know how I got from this Quinntana scene to where we ended up. But let’s just run with it, okay?
Quinn rigging the votes, and giving up her crown, and giving it to Rachel.
They will never take that away from us. It’s fact, it’s canon. Faberry is canon.
And can I say how much I love that Quinn says, “It’s everything I’ve ever wanted and I don’t feel any different.” It just goes to show how much Quinn isn’t that girl any more and how right Rachel was. Last prom she needed the crown because she thought it would mean something, that she would at least have that moment to show that she mattered. If only for a night. And Rachel told her she didn’t need to be afraid, because she’s very pretty (PRETTIEST I’VE EVER MET), but she’s a lot more than that. And it took another few times of Rachel complimenting her looks and telling her how special she was for Quinn to truly see that maybe she was. That she had a future, just like Rachel. AND SHE MADE IT ALL FOR HERSELF. With Rachel’s support. She made a future for herself and it was Yale.
And then she got hit by a truck.
And everything got thrown for a loop. Because now she’s paralysed and in a wheelchair and physical therapy is frustrating and not moving as fast as she wanted. That’s bound to screw with your self-confidence, after you finally thought you got it right. So she fell off the wagon a bit, and reverted to the Quinn who wanted the crown. To show that she still had it.. had something, some pull or power over McKinley. And when she won it, it didn’t matter, because she’s already tasted her future, and this doesn’t even compare. It’s nothing to Yale and snow-falling in New Haven and that feeling of being able to achieve anything when Rachel looked at her and told her she was better than she knew.
And maybe this is where the whole Joe thing slowly starts to sink into the background. Hopefully, maybe. She may have enjoyed the attention, and at least he was turning up to physical therapy, when no one else was. But I feel like we have Quinn Fabray back.. QUINNDEPENDENCE is back. So she’ll realise that Joe is a sophmore (or something? JUNIOR? IDK? JUST NOT A SENIOR), and that there really is nothing there for her. She’s starting to walk again, and she’s remembering what it’s like to have Rachel and performing on stage, and she doesn’t need any anchors. She’s on her way.
Sophy says: If anyone ever told me outside fandom that Rachel was annoying I’d look askance at them. Rachel is Glee. If you think Rachel is annoying you think Glee is annoying. In which case, why are you watching it? I’ll give you a pass if you do it just to tweet violently whilst watching.
I would really love it if Joe would just sort of slink away now. But that solo shot of him during ‘Take My Breath Away’ was foreboding.
Rin says: WHATEVER. Joe spent more time at the prom with Artie and Rory. They should form their own ship. OT3 and whatnot.
ALSO I’ve been thinking about where along the lines did the thought occur to Quinn to give the crown to Rachel. Apart from the fact that Rachel is always on Quinn’s mind, it just doesn’t seem like the first thing that really pops into a persons head. So maybe it was around the time that Finn was yelling at her about how Rachel has nothing, and Quinn has kept Finn from Rachel yet again. Except now she’s only feeling bad because Rachel has had a rough couple of weeks and Quinn hasn’t been there for her either. BUT YA KNOW, neither has Rachel and Quinn’s been relearning how to walk — so it’s only fair that she’s been a bit busy.
And then there’s the one accomplishment. And Rachel voting for her.
And winning by one vote.
And maybe that’s where it all fell into place. As Quinn talks about how they’ve had the dream high school careers with Santana. Whilst not saying how Rachel hasn’t, and that a large part of that was due to Quinn. Quinn doesn’t believe she deserves it, because she has always known which person does deserve it. Who her choice of Prom Queen would be.
So she rigs the votes.
And chooses Rachel.
Sophy says: She will always. Choose. Rachel.
“Students, for the second year in a row, we have prom anarchy. Receiving the majority of write-in votes, I would like to welcome on the stage… Miss Rachel Berry.”
Rin says: HELLO SECRET-PROM PARALLEL
Prom basically plays out the same way.
Rachel does something for Quinn, and it is for Quinn because she thinks about her eyes and what will match. So she does the uber romantic thing of picking out a corsage that Quinn would LOVE, and Quinn does love it immediately and says the one thing that lets us know that Rachel’s thoughtfulness doesn’t go unnoticed. “It matches my eyes.” And she SMILES that smile that
is as rare as a rainbow but a million times more precious??? shows how much she appreciates it.
And this is where Quinn returns the favour.
Because Rachel, more than anyone else, has always seen Quinn for who she really is. And Rachel is the one who has given her the strength to be brave enough to realise that that’s more than enough. When Quinn was on the precipice of giving up and throwing away her future (3×08), Rachel wouldn’t let her. Time and time again, just like she has in the past, she steered Quinn in the right direction and reminded her of the person she saw when she looked at Quinn. And that lead to things like Yale and looking forward and feeling inspired about her future. That’s the gift that Rachel gave to Quinn, simply by believing in her.
So now when it’s Rachel who has lost sight of herself, who’s the one who sets her back on track? Not her ~fiance, that’s for sure. Because he’s back to being, as Sophy so aptly named him, the useless part of the group!
It’s Quinn. And this isn’t just about a crown. This is about Quinn giving away, “everything I’ve ever wanted,” to Rachel because she saw a chance to make a difference. To make a difference in Rachel’s life by giving her a boost of confidence and a night that she’ll remember for the rest of her life. Quinn gave her the high school dream that Quinn has always wanted, because Rachel needed it. Rachel needed to be reminded of just how special she is, and how she is just as beautiful and inspiring as Rachel thinks Quinn is. Because the truth is… Rachel Berry is Quinn Fabray’s strength.
AND GOD. RACHEL AND QUINN. Could you love each other any more? I THINK NOT. All they ever want to do is prove to the other how special they are. I just. Quite simply put, they are the romance of Glee. Long after the show is over, it’s going to be their story that I remember, and I think a lot of people feel the same way. And that’s pretty awesome.
And I keep thinking of that meme where Rachel asks for Quinn to do things, like come back to Glee, give her her nose, etc, and Quinn is always just saying ‘okay’. She never says no to Rachel and gives her what she wants. Because she’s whipped like that. BUT WHO KNEW that there could be a whole ‘nother level to that? Quinn is now giving things to Rachel that she didn’t even ask for. Waattscccchhhh.
Also, Quinn does not take her eyes off Rachel the moment that Figgins starts to announce Prom Queen. I cannot. And that face? The one where she’s watching Rachel as she walks to the stage? The one full of pride and happiness and knowing she did a good thing? I think it’s one of my favourite Quinn moments. Ever.
And perhaps the greatest, and most romantic thing about all of this is that Rachel will never know.
It’s perhaps the most selfless thing anyone has ever done on this show.
And it was done by Quinn Fabray.
In my head canon, Quinn has grown up being told who she is. Her identity has always been manufactured for her, and if we take into account Lucy, which.. I really side-eye, but if we do. She’s been told that she’s not good enough, or pretty enough, and she’s been told what things she should want. If she had proper loving parents, she would never have asked for a nose job, and her parents never would have given it to her. Not at her age, anyway. So the bitch we see in the super early episodes, you can kind of understand why she’s the way she is. And then Beth, etc etc, and Glee and slowly finding herself, but still being afraid of what the future brings. And of course there’s normal growing pains to add to that. Except when someone like Rachel Berry comes along. And if there is anyone who has always known who she was, it’s Rachel. And how is that not attractive to someone like Quinn, someone who has never really known who she is and has always been a little lost. And I don’t mean attraction as in, ooooh pretty, I mean in the way where Rachel was a target. So that’s why the first thing we ever see from Quinn Fabray, is her leaving harsh comments on Rachel’s MySpace. On Rachel’s talent. Rachel has always been a point of focus for Quinn, way before Finn came on the scene.
So Quinn has always been susceptible to being told who she is. She’s the head cheerleader, she’s the most popular girl in school, she’s the girl who got pregnant, she’s nobody. She’s a Lima loser. You get the picture. Now add on top of that, the things she’s been told this year. Will told her she only cared about herself. Puck told her she was the most selfish person he’s ever met. Finn just told her that all that matters to her, is her.
If you’re repeatedly told something, it is so easy to start believing it. And given Quinn’s history, who could blame her? But that is why Quinn is amazing, and why she’s fast becoming one of my favourite characters ever. She doesn’t yield to what they make her out to be. She goes against the grain and proves them all wrong…AND DOESN’T EVEN LET THEM KNOW. No one but her and Santana will ever know, and it doesn’t matter to Quinn. Everyone can think she’s selfish, but what people think of her seems like the farthest thing on her mind when she’s watching Rachel walk up on stage in disbelief as people applaud her. It’s worth it for Quinn.
Sophy says: IT’S WORTH IT FOR QUINN. RACHEL. IS WORTH IT. FOR QUINN. I JUST.
I’m caaaalm. I’m caaaaaaaaaaaaalm.
Okay, what can I even say about this? Nothing because it’s that special? A lot because I will never not talk about Faberry?
I just have to say that this is easily the most romantic thing that has ever happened on Glee, including the synchronized swimming proposal, including Kurt and Blaine’s prom dance last year, including “I won’t stop until it’s trending”. Definitely including that time Finn named a star after himself. At the time I bought his talk about watching over Rachel – sorry, looking down on her – but now I’m thinking it must have just been a matter of him subconsciously presaging his own imminent stardom. Because of, you know, how Finn always wanted to be an actor?
But really, you guys, Faberry are 100% written as a romance. And I can’t decide whether it’s even more brilliant to have them not actually be a romance and yet still be written as a romance. Or whether I just want them to have sex. Dilemma.
You know, I firmly believe that Quinn Fabray is gay. Sure, she’s ostensibly straight, but then Santana was ostensibly straight for a while, wasn’t she, and we all know how that turned out. Basically being “straight” doesn’t mean you couldn’t ever turn out to be gay. So until I hear Quinn explicitly stating that she’s not into girls, I’m going to go ahead and stay in my bubble in which she’s gay as a window for one Rachel Berry. In fact, even if she said she wasn’t into girls, I’d probably just assume she was in denial. So throw whatever you want at me, show. No amount of Quinn/random dude in the world is going to shake my faith.
Having said that, even if Quinn’s not even just a little bit gay for Rachel Berry, this gesture proved how much she loves her. Yes, loves her. There is no other word for it at this point. This is not something you do purely to be a good person – Quinn may be a Christian, but she’s not like Dreads, running around fondling pretty girls because God made him do it. This is also not something you do just because you like someone, or care about them, or feel bad for them. This is the sort of thing you do out of love. Whether that love is supposed to be platonic or a little something more, it’s all good with me. Faberry are magical on all the levels.
And can we take a moment to enjoy the little smile Quinn has going on when Rachel steps up and smooths that tiara down into her hair the exact same way Quinn smoothed her tiara down into her hair before prom last year? That smile says it all – it’s wry, sweet, amused and deeply affectionate. It’s proud. It’s love.
And no one is ever going to tell me otherwise.
Quinn and Rachel are really different people. Quinn is cool, composed and fits the whole world like a glove -when she’s not going crazy that is. Rachel is bright and ridiculous and pretty much like a pair of the most awesome, stupid mittens ever knitted. They are polar opposites. And yet they are mirrors of one another. Every secret thing one has felt about the other over the years the other has been feeling, secretly, right back. And it’s important for them to understand that. Seeing each other and being seen by each other is a big deal for these two. They started out tearing each other down – Quinn bullying Rachel, Rachel desperate to steal Quinn’s tall, lunking security blanket – intentionally, unintentionally, they hurt each other. And it was target practice. Like Rin says. They were all about each other then, and they are all about each other now. Except that these days they are each other’s most significant source of self-esteem.
I mean that. It should be obvious by now that Rachel is the biggest piece of the pie after Quinn herself in the Quinndepence chart, so I won’t go into detail on that. Let’s talk about what Quinn does for Rachel. Kurt and Blaine’s sing-a-long, whilst sweet as hell, didn’t do a thing to lift Rachel’s spirits. Finn is about as useful as a foam door-stopper in these situations. Rachel’s dads obviously haven’t been able to make inroads with her, and Shelby is off somewhere busily not caring. Same goes for Will, though I do find that horribly out of character. Anyway, the point is, it’s Quinn who gets her girl back on track. It’s Quinn who gives Rachel the courage to pick up where she left off – to start believing again when she had stopped.
And I just. I JUST.
You guys. YOU GUYS.
QUINN IS RACHEL’S PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT. RACHEL IS THE CHANGE QUINN WANTS TO SEE IN THE WORLD. MY GIRLS.
I will admit that my favourite part of everything in the world is when Finn gives his gross speech about how Rachel is sexy, first and foremost, and you know, it’s amazing how much more worthy she’s made herself over the years, and Rachel looks up and him and smiles and says if her friends see as in inspiration then maybe she can try to as well?
Because suck it, Finn. Her head my be on your shoulder, but you are not the most important person in the room to her right now – whether she knows it or not.
And like Rin says, it’s the parallels Faberry have going on that are so killer. Series-spanning parallels are a sure sign of OTP, and Faberry have them in spades. So whilst I’m aware that it’s never ever going to get sexual with these two, it is romantic, and they are the one true pairing of Glee.
AND LOOK AT SANTANA, YOU GUYS. LOOK AT HER SMILING WITH SECRET PRIDE AT QUINN. BECAUSE SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE DID. SHE KNOWS WHY SHE DID IT. SHE KNOWS ABOUT THE LOVE, YOU GUYS.
And I’m just going to say one more thing, because I am a Faberry machine I cannot be stopped don’t even try. Quinn looks proud when Rachel steps up on that stage. She’s proud of Rachel, and she’s proud of herself. And that goes right back to what Rachel said earlier about how finding a way to be Quinn’s friend was an accomplishment she was proud of. Quinn and Rachel’s relationship is something they’ve both really had to work hard at over the years, and that makes its ultimate success that much sweeter for them both. Every time they make each other smile? That’s when they know best how far they’ve come themselves.
FABERRY. THEY’RE EACH OTHER’S BAROMETERS. TARGETS. MIRRORS. BALLS. ALL OF IT.
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“By the power vested in me as president, you are all fired. Sorry, Rachel, that includes you. But I guess I’ll see you in Glee Club, so…”
Rin says: Brittany was fucking hands-down fantastic in this episode. EVERYTHING she said was hilarious and perfect and so Brittany.
JUST. MISTAKING THAT RANDOM FOR RACHEL MAY BE THE BEST EVER? AND FIRING THEM ALL FROM THE PROM COMMITTEE. I love her so much.
And I also loved that one throwaway line where she said she stopped talking for a while. Oh Glee. You cheeky bastards.
Sophy says: Oh my god she was on fire in this episode. All of it. I mean “I seriously think the three of you should be put in jail.” Just.
OH BRITT. SUCH AN EFFY.
(I meant in the way where she wasn’t talking. Not in a way where she’s always losing the gayest race and crying very blue tears.)
Also is “Rachel” actually 45? Or did she just get advance warning about the dinosaur theme?
Rin says: You talking about age.
Rophy Says No!
“I-I-I thought going through all that terrible stuff this year made you cooler, but no, you’re still the same old Quinn. All that matters is you.”
Sophy says: This was the point where I tweeted and said that this episode had already earned itself the biggest Rophy says no in Rophy history. I tweeted in anger, I won’t deny. And I was really, really, really angry. I still don’t quite understand how this episode turned it around. Oh wait. I think it had something to do with Faberry.
Here’s the thing. The first wave of rage was all about Quinn. Because I just could not believe that the writers had really decided to take her back to that place where she was petty, scheming, insecure, alone and miserable – not again – not after everything she’d been through and all the steps she’d taken to become a better person. I could not believe that the pay-off from “I got hit by a truck” was honestly going to be “It made me into a jerk – so it’s okay that nobody’s been feeling sorry for me this whole time – really – they were right to neglect me – lesson learned.”
Honestly, my blood was boiling. Because we got laughably short-changed in terms of Quinn’s accident, we really did. No aftermath scene. No hospital. Rachel’s upset for half an episode. Then it was all just Artie and Joe. And the idea that we were back to Quinn being able to walk again without ever actually seeing her friends care that she couldn’t? It tore me up. It tore me up even worse that her character was going to be trashed along with it.
But then… the trashing wasn’t so bad. Or rather it was so very, very bad, but I was able to shift all of my rage to another focal point.
The Finn focal point.
Because okay, first of all, let’s talk about how what Quinn did in this episode was really not that bad. It’s not as though she was using her wheelchair to wage a war on babies, or, you know, blackmail her way into a job or something. It’s not as though she hasn’t been paralysed. It’s not as though she hasn’t had to struggle like hell to get to where she is now. Does working hard to recover after an accident suddenly become less inspiring or worthy just because you actually start to succeed?
All Quinn did was keep her private and doubtless highly emotional business to herself and take advantage of some kid who isn’t smart enough to know that you don’t vote for someone based on whether they’re paralysed or not unless you’re voting in the ‘Most Paralysed’ competition. Which is a competition Artie would win. And nobody wants to see him in a tiara.
Speaking of which, the other reason why what Quinn did in this episode was really not that bad is that it’s just a stupid crown. Not baby-war. It means little to nothing in the grand scheme of things – or it can mean a great deal if you really need it to. And Quinn really needed it to mean something for her – or at least she thought she did.
It was depressing as hell to see her so unhappy and insecure – to hear her talking bullshit about how she needs Finn Hudson of all people. But at the same time, is it really reasonable to expect her to suffer the whole experience of being hit by a truck, paralysed, and abandoned by basically everyone about it, without going just a little crazy?
No, it’s not. So I can deal with the way Quinn is written in this episode.
I just cannot.
When the episode was over and I’d recovered somewhat from my Faberry feelings, I realised, with bewildered awe, that Finn had actually managed to abandon and insult both Rachel and Quinn in the space of one episode. You can’t do that and get away with it. Not on my watch. I have cut Finn a lot of slack in the past, putting his dick moves down to him being a stupid kid or to sloppy writing… but I think I’m just about ready to come out and say it. I don’t like Finn Hudson anymore.
Because first of all how fucking dare he run for Prom King with Quinn of all people without discussing it let alone even mentioning it to Rachel. She had to find out from a fucking poster that her fiance was taking his ex to prom – yeah, the one he went to prom with last year while Rachel’s heart broke all over the place in front of him. The idea that he thinks he doesn’t need to tell her this stuff is mind-boggling. And if he does know he’s supposed to tell her this stuff well then he didn’t and that means he’s fucking immature, which makes sense, since he’s pretty much a child and this teen wedding stuff is so wrong I keep wanting to call the TV cops.
Um. So there’s lying to Rachel about something that even a foam door-stopper would know would be hurtful to her. Then there’s the fact that when she got upset about it, he called her crazy and selfish. Yes. Really. Because that appears to be Finn’s favourite hobby – telling his woman how selfish she is – putting her back in her box, all that.
Anyway so then he pisses off with his ex to prom, finds her in the bathroom and realises she can walk. Turns out she’s allowed a few people to vote for her based on the fact that she’s in a wheelchair when strictly speaking she might actually be able to walk using crutches for short periods each day now. Ooooh. How evil of her.
It really warranted the torrent of abuse he laid out on her.
Extreme sarcasm voice.
I JUST. WHERE THE FUCK DOES THIS KID GET OFF?
I mean, sure, what Quinn did was a little off. That’s all – a little off. But if he really felt so strongly about it and considered it some massive breach of senior prom ethics or what the fuck ever, then he should have made his decision to pull out and told her so, instead of getting her out on the dance floor where he could humiliate her in front of everyone. Or, you know, he could have actually been a decent human being and tried being kind and gentle with her. Actually taken into account what she’s been through and how no one’s fucking been there for her with any of it. Something like that. Maybe he could have tried talking to her and telling her she’s amazing and doesn’t need a stupid tiara. But no. Finn has to tell her this one little incident in a time when she’s been hugely traumstised means she hasn’t changed at all.
And then on the dance floor…? What was the exact quote? I’m not even sure I can bear to rewatch.
All I know is that just like with Rachel, Finn wasted no time going to the unkind, judgmental, hypocritical place. Because yeah, I may not care to remember exactly what he said, but the gist was the same as he said to his fiancee.
And I like how he threw in that Quinn has everything and should be grateful for it and quit complaining. That old ‘rich white girl problems’ chestnut again, huh show?
I’ve had enough of this. I’ve had enough of Finn generally ruining Rachel. And I’ve had enough of all the males on the show putting Quinn Fabray down. Like Rin mentioned above, in the space of one season, her ex-boyfriend, the father of her child, and her teacher have all called her selfish, and not in a civilized way. Even Sam and Kurt have belittled her and discounted her experience. Artie turned on her the moment she dared to want things he couldn’t have. Joe gets boners whilst giving her physio. Let’s face it, the only males who haven’t been pricks of some kind to Quinn at this point are Mike and Blaine, which, taken, and gay and taken.
Oh wait. I guess there’s Rory.
Think about it.
And just briefly, when Finn attempted to pull her out of that chair I physically recoiled. Because who on earth does he think he is assaulting her? And does he have any idea how dangerous it could be to yank her up like that?
OKAY. UPGRADE. I DON’T JUST NOT LIKE FINN ANYMORE. I HATE HIM. I HATE HIM LIKE CANCER.
Rin says: OH GOD, CAN I GET AN AMEN?
Because for fucks sake. In the past we’ve defended you Finn, because you legitimately got the raw end of the deal. I still believe in the past you have, on more than one occasion, been used as a punching bag.
BUT NOW IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING ABOUT THAT. Now you’re just a self-righteous ass who is constantly bringing out the worst in Rachel, and the worst in himself. And Finn hasn’t even been an issue for us until recently. Until they started to try and make this engagement thing anything other than two kids who clung to each other because they lost sight of their futures and themselves. Finn has gone from being the likeable goof who said stupid things to, OH MY GOD HE CAN NEVER GET ANYTHING RIGHT. JUST GET OUT YOU JUDGEMENTAL PRICK.
Obviously I’m a Quinn stan and I always seem to have an answer and reason for everything she does. But come on. She really did only want to tell people she was starting to walk when she could do it properly. And not show how broken she truly was. I see no problem in that. AND SHE STILL DOES NEED THE CHAIR. She’s not completely healed. So she played it up to a moron who was willing to vote sympathetically in the first place. Big deal.
And we can’t try and pretend that Santana or that other girl were completely playing fair either. I mean.. Santana.
Plus, has anyone ever watched that Buffy episode Homecoming? COME ON.
Plus I thought Quinn commenting on the girls beautiful healthy legs was hilarious.
ANYHOO. BACK TO THE USELESS LUMP FINN HUDSON.
Just. How dare he lay a hand on Quinn. In what world is that okay? Just because you saw Quinn standing in the bathroom (WHICH, GET OUT OF THE FUCKING FABATHROOM, YOU’RE INFECTING IT), it doesn’t mean she can merrily skip about town. If you’d just talked to her, instead of launching into a rant about how she’s made you feel stupid, then she probably would have told you how she wanted it to be a surprise. And all the reasons she wanted the stupid crown in the first place. Anyone with a heart would probably understand. Just because she didn’t tell you about her progress, it doesn’t mean the trauma she went through is any less real, or less important.
And I honestly can not with him telling Quinn how she has ‘everything’ and she’s going to Yale.
Finn really has never had a clue who Quinn Fabray is, has he?
And Finn calling Rachel selfish, and telling Quinn that all that matters to her is herself.
Go fuck yourself Finn. Rachel and Quinn really need to cut him out and just get down to business.
Sophy says: AMEN ALSO.
And one last thing. I find it kind of hilarious that when Quinn tells Finn she needs him, he answers with “You don’t need me! I thought going through all that terrible stuff this year made you cooler, but no, you’re still the same old Quinn. All that matters is you.” Like. There’s the ‘You haven’t changed yourself enough, woman’ vibes that tie right in with his unintentionally patronizing speech to Rachel during their slow-dance. Then there’s the ‘I thought being hit by a truck would teach you a lesson’ vibes which I don’t even want to think about beyond this sentence. But on top of that, the way it’s phrased, it really does come across as a Finn Says No to Quinndependence. Seriously. Let’s break it down. ‘You don’t need me. You only need yourself. That makes you uncool and unworthy.’
This episode left a bad taste in my mouth. But for now that bad taste has been quarantined to the Finn area of my mouth.
I hate that last sentence.
Here’s something to fix it: Let’s all focus on how amazing Dianna’s delivery was for “We’re a shoo-in. I need you.”
I got chills.
“I’m surprisingly okay with it all. That dream was just a favorite old sweater that I kept around even though it didn’t fit anymore. I can grieve it and move on. I may have lost NYADA, but I still have Finn. So I’m not going to get everything I thought I ever wanted. Doesn’t make me a loser.”
Sophy says: Basically this is just like the whole ‘Revert to Scheming Quinn’ deal. Was it worth the ending? Yes.
Was it nearly unbearable while it was happening? Yes.
Rin says: Yeah. Where the Rachel monologue last episode was one of the best things ever? This one failed.
BECAUSE I CANNOT HAVE MY RACHEL BERRY BE CONTENT TO JUST BE ANOTHER FACE IN THE CROWD.
YOU ARE THAT AMAZING CLOUD RACHEL BERRY.
DON’T WORRY, YOUR QUINNPERNOVA IS GOING TO COLLIDE WITH YOU AND MAKE YOU INTO THE STAR YOU ARE.
Sophy says: QUINNPERNOVA OH MY GOD.
Head In Hands
“Becky Jackson… I crown you the Queen of the anti-prom.”
Rin says: SOCKS COUNT AS ONE ITEM. AND STAR WARS UNDERWEAR.
And Puck and Becky being adorable, and Puck being a gentlemen and MAKESHIFT CROWNS. Some of the best moments ever are always makeshift, and this worked on so many head-in-hands levels.
I love that Becky made Puck stop feeling sorry for himself and put an end to the little pity party he was throwing for himself. And that Puck gave Becky the crown she wanted, and that moment of ‘And for once in my life, I don’t mind everybody staring at me.’ Gorgeous.
Sophy says: Oh my god this was so cute. I don’t even know how anyone could watch this and not love it. It was right before the Faberry started if I remember correctly so I still would have been rage elephanting all over the place at this point, and even I couldn’t help but be charmed into submission by Puck, Becky, and their carton-crowns.
Rin says: HIS LITTLE DISBELIEVING LAUGH WHEN BRITTANY BANS HAIR GEL. Hahahahahhahaha. And I love how this is actually something they BUILT UP in the previous episode. Like, Glee can’t keep up with their characters, BUT THEY CAN PROGRESS THE HAIR GEL PLOT. So many wrong priorities
Sophy says: OH MY GOD CUTEST. Just. I cannot.
I think my favourite part was when he just raised his hand as the scene ended. Like. They didn’t need him to actually speak. The hand in the air said it all.
AND THEN BRITTANY THOUGHT HE WAS A NEW KID. OH BRITTANY.
“It won’t be when we’re standing up on that stage soaking up the applause.”
Rin says: GOOD GRIEF COULD SHE GET ANY MORE ADORABLE? Just, where have those crinkly eyes been all our Glee lives? Best.
Also, I really did feel like this was a Rachel-line. And maybe it’s appropriate that it was, because Quinn has become more like Rachel.
Just look at her headband.
Sophy says: Oh gosh it was totally Rachel. And then later “The crowd will go wild.”
But more importantly THE FACE.
‘QUINN’S CRINKLY EYES’ IS WHAT ROPHY WOULD LIST UNDER INTERESTS ON A PERSONAL AD.
“This is awesome. I actually really love dinosaurs.”
Rin says: HAHAHAHAHHAA. LOOK AT HIS FUCKING FACE. HE REALLY REALLY LOVES DINOSAURS YOU GUYS.
And I love dinosaurs.
And just because that bizarre, awful, amazing song that reminded me of “I’m Britney, fucker!” from Bandwagon was so special, I feel we should have a couple of caps…
It’s like Britt planned the whole prom just for me.
Quinn Glory Shot
Quinn showing how “All that matters is you”
Rin says: There didn’t need to be any more than this.
This is all any of us will ever need from now on.
Sophy says: The Quinn smile.