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glee recapping: goodbye

Here’s what you missed on Glee: Nationals

  • It’s graduation time!!!
  • Puck gets a second chance to pass his test for graduation.
  • Rachel, Finn, and Kurt get their acceptance/rejection letters.
  • Santana struggles with what she is going to do after graduation.
  • Blaine and Kurt are anxious about their (potential) long-distance relationship.

Maybe Next Time, NYC: For Kurt and Finn at least. Finn was rejected from Inside the Actor’s Studio and Kurt didn’t get into NYADA. After reading about characters returning I thought Rachel and Kurt weren’t going to get accepted into NYADA immediately. But it seems as though most o the graduating seniors will come back to the show in some facet. It would be strange seeing Rachel in New York interacting with completely different characters all on her on…the same goes for any other character that leaves McKinley. It seems like a bit much to try to maintain a main storyline when it has to be broken up  in such a manner.

Santana Seeking Stardom? I have long thought that Santana has the most vocal range of any other member of The New Directions and it only makes sense that she is constantly questioning why she is usually second fiddle to Rachel or Mercedes. With the help of her selfless mother, Mirabel (Gloria Estefan), Santana is going to get her shot a New York too. Of all the pairings that can take place outside of Lima I think that Rachel and Santana in New York is an almost perfect fit. They are, and always have been, the best of frenemies–not counting everyone being nice to each because they’ve been through so much together, and they’re graduating yadda yadda yadda–and I think they would make an interesting storyline together.

O.O GPA?!?! Did Brittany dance her way to her senior year? I will admit I’m more athlete than mathlete, but how do you even make it out of home room with that?! Who needs prerequisites for Senior Class President anyway…

The New (Look) Directions: Artie, Rory, Sugar, Joe, Sam, some Asian girl, and Blaine are all that is left to carry on for next year. They have: strong male vocals, no strong dancers, and no female vocals at all. Are they still running with that whole Sugar can’t sing thing? Because I can’t un-hear this. Then that just leaves Tina…time to recruit!

Music

Forever Young – Mr. Schue (A) Although this wasn’t a rap, as Quinn requested, it definitely turned me into a “hot-mess teary train wreck”. Damn you Schuester and your penchant for having performances that tug at the heartstrings!

Single Ladies – Burt, Tina and Brittany (A++) In terms of sentimental value, this was an amazing graduation present. As a performance, coupled with the flashback to Kurt, it was an amazing reminder of the earlier Glee days. I wonder how long it took Mike O’Malley to learn those sweet, yet slightly stiff dance moves.

I’ll Remember – Kurt (B) This performance didn’t really stand and it wasn’t because Kurt’s voice wasn’t it’s usual amazing falsetto. I think it lacked the emotion I was expecting from every moment of this episode, which might have been an unfair standard.

You Get What You Give – New Directions Seniors (A+) Initially, I couldn’t decide if I loved Finn’s almost overly enthusiastic intro or hated him for being annoyingly enthusiastic, but all that stems from me being unsure of how I feel about Finn. Mercedes and Quinn insisted on wearing those awful awesome hats and Puck found it the best time to break out the moonwalk. But none of those things really took away from performance. By the end, the torch had been passed to all the non-seniors…another moment for a tear or two.

In My Life – New Directions Non-Seniors (B) These are the voices we can get used to hearing next year, and honestly, they sound really good. There’s not a Rachel Berry in the bunch of ’em, but still, it’s definitely a strong group. However, I didn’t appreciate that this song was dedicated to Finn….and only Finn.

Glory Days – Puck and Finn (A) I owe the show’s producers/writers/whoever a huge thank you. I just knew watching the seniors graduate would make me cry, but instead they made this the oddest graduate ceremony and I spent much of the performance thinking about how annoyed the other students must have been at New Directions stealing their moment, especially since everyone knew Puck barely graduated. However, we don’t watch the show for the other students, so in that respect I suppose it makes complete sense.

Roots Before Branches – Rachel and Finn (A) This whole performance was just perfectly done. The lyrics (“I gotta have/roots before branches/to know who I am“), although bittersweet, were incredibly fitting and it was so Glee that everyone showed up to the train station to tell her goodbye. Finally, Finn gave me a reason to like him again and Rachel didn’t pull a Mary Tyler Moore hat toss after she got off the train.

Quotes

“A part of me wants to lock these doors and stay in here with everyone forever.” -Mercedes
“We could use the wastebasket for the toilet and then we could eat Joe for the food since she’s been here the shortest so we know her the least.” -Brittany, who apparently thinks Teen Jesus is a girl

“You know how hard long distance relationships can be, we both saw The Notebook.” -Blaine

“What did you think was going to happen to me? I have a 0.0 grade point average.” -Brittany

“…or I could have started one of those letter writing campaigns like they had for Friday Night Lights or something.” -Finn

“Well you think that over Sue Sylvester while you nurse your 1,000 year old vampire baby. You just be sure to bottle feed because that baby is going to use those sharp ass teeth to bite holes in those saggy ol’ boobs.” -Coach Roz Washington

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glee recapping: on my way

(Editor’s Note: I know that Glee gets a bad wrap from some closed-minded groups of society. I’ve heard a range of negative comments from people when I talk about the show that ranges from “I’m not going to watch a show about singing teenagers” to “Glee is gay”. I know Glee is just another show about teenage angst to some but there are lessons to be learned and voices to be heard. I don’t want to go on a diatribe about how we should walk around hugging each other and having round table discussions about our every thought but don’t be so quick to dismiss or berate another human being because they are strong enough to admit they are an individual. We all know Karofsky is a fictional character on a television show but if you think that children AND adults don’t go through the same thing in the real world everyday then you are greatly mistaken. I know I’m not the most influential person to hear it from. I don’t have 1 million followers on Twitter. I don’t have a star with my name on it on the streets in Hollywood. But I do have a medium to communicate to whomever chooses to listen/read. Don’t quit on yourself and those that love you because some people aren’t satisfied with themselves. It gets better. – Will)

Previously on Glee: Heart

Story

  • Sebastian threatens Rachel in an effort to gain an advantage at Regionals.
  • Karofsky attempts suicide after being “outed” at school.
  • Rachel and Finn decide to get married immediately after Regionals.
  • Quinn lobbies to get her spot on the Cheerios back.
  • Sue makes her pregnancy(?) public.
  • Sebastian has a change of heart in light of what happened to Karofsky.
  • Quinn gets into a car accident on the way to Rachel and Finn’s wedding.

Message Sent: Glee sure knows how to be subtle. Quinn was handing out mea culpas left and right. Got her gig back with the Cheerios, apologized for being so harsh about Rachel and Finn’s wedding, listening to Kurt’s point of view in regards to being persecuted, even getting a genuine APOLOGY from Sue. Then she goes an gets destroyed in a car accident. I can honestly say I didn’t see killing one of the originals off as an option but I guess since she is going to be leaving the show anyway…why not? Of course we don’t know Quinn’s fate just yet but my vote is in. Bye Quinn, thanks for “those ooh’s and background ah’s”.

With Child? Seriously Sue? …that’s it.

Karofsky Meets Karma: It knew it was destined to happen as soon as I saw Karofsky at Scandals. Then when he was caught with Kurt at Breadsticks I knew it would play out soon. It is terrible that it drove him to attempt suicide, but now he knows what he put Kurt through and he can understand how wrong he was in doing it.

Wedding Woes: I thought the Rachel/Finn wedding was going to come to fruition sooner than later but this was just abrupt. I have openly said that I think it will crash then burn and explode in HD but I didn’t want to see it this soon. Whether it’s due to hearing about Quinn’s accident or at the hands of their parents I hope the marriage doesn’t go through right now.

Music

This episode was full of somberness and yet somehow, there were also bits of positivity sprinkled in, both with story and the musical performances. Sometimes when Glee is being super-cheesy and fun, I forget how well they convey the deeper emotions of life. The ones that don’t make you want to burst out into joyous song. Regionals seemed almost like an afterthought, which would explain why musically, this wasn’t the shows strongest episode. Then again, with so much going on, it really didn’t have to be.

Cough Syrup – Blaine (A+)

I take back what I said last week. Now, Blaine is back. He sang every word like he penned it himself. I love him as a performer. This was one of the show’s most intense scenes and this song provided the perfect background. I’m not sure if I was just distracted by Blaine (completely unrelated, but I would REALLY like to see him perform The Smiths) but it felt like everything in this scene happened so fast. Also, kudos to having another appearance by Aaron Hill, albeit a really negative one. “Life’s too short to even care at all.” Indeed.

Stand/Glad You Came –  Dalton Academy Warblers (B)

The performance started off a little weak and their claps were completely off-beat (I’m going to blame production and not them for this snafu). All I could think during “Stand” was how much better they were with Blaine…then they started “Glad You Came” and it was like a little teenage dream all over again. Way more energy and much better choreography. Pairing these two songs was an interesting choice, but they probably needed to make the performance a little off to justify giving them second place. I know it’s unlikely Sebastian will ever transfer to McKinley, so I’d appreciate it if they could find another way to have him and Santana face-off again, musically of course.

She Walks in Beauty – The Golden Goblets (A?)

They sounded good for the 2-3 seconds we actually heard them perform. Also, I’ve never seen Principle Figgins get into any New Directions performance like that, so they must have been special.

Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger), Here’s To Us – The New Directions (A)

Rachel came through, per usual. The first part of the performance was a really interesting mash-up that I only enjoyed during the chorus. Artie kills anything R&B-ish, while Santana and Blaine did just fine with the Nicki Minaj parts…but it still felt weird to me. Moving along, the Troubletones made a return (is that allowed?!). This was my favorite part of the performance and I’m glad we got to see Brittany do a little bit more than dance this time around. To close out the performance, Rachel led the way and when she wasn’t smiling at her fiance, she was singing to her dads. Was this the first performance they’ve ever been to or just the first performance we’ve ever seen them at? Overall, the New Directions gave the most well-rounded performance, even if it wasn’t their best.

Quotes

“It’s all fun and games, until it’s not.” – Sebastian

“Yeah, there are 15 of us here and I’m only comfortable sharing a spoon with about half of you.” – Sugar

“I know you must be exhausted from singing all those ‘oohs’ and background ‘aahs’.” – Sue

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