OK, these writers seriously need to read my reviews before proceeding any further. Another Britney episode? I’ll excuse it with minimal eye-rolling because I liked the direction they’re going with Brittany’s character, but I feel like the ‘best of Britney’ was already done in Season 2, and they should do a tribute episode on someone else. However, I’m glad that they added more depth to Miss S. Pierce, as she typically gets lost in the shuffle until comedic relief is needed. I expected Kitty to play more of an active role in her downfall though, since we see so much of her in ‘Hold It Against Me,’ but then she goes after Marley’s man. I guess she’s just an all-around conniving b-word.
What do you guys think of Marley and Jake? Personally, I prefer Sam and Marley, since Sam’s been cheated on, led on, and left for dead in Lima, but Ryan Murphy has hinted that they won’t become more than friends this season. I just don’t like Jake very much, especially when he tries so hard to be tough. A real rebel wouldn’t let Kitty keep him from getting with what he really wants, whether that’s a relationship with Marley or just random play with every girl in school. And the Razor scooter? If you’re so desperate for attention, pick a less childish vehicle to ride through the halls, perhaps a skateboard, BMX bike, or anything with a motor. I hated how he came into Glee club and looked at everyone like they were losers (Is sniffing your hair a weirdo thing, because I do that), when he’s a big, fat dork himself.
Let’s talk about Sam some more, because I could not stop thinking about him yesterday. Since when is he this dumb? Yes, boys (and girls) his age misspell a lot of homonyms, but I don’t buy the map in his pocket as a backup compass. So in season two, he believed that Quinn saved Finn from choking on a gumball until Santana made it clear that they made out, but he was simply a fool in love back then and only wanted to hold onto her for as long as he could. Then there’s the whole White Chocolate story, which would have been illegal, depending on how far he actually stripped down, but his family was desperate for cash too. I think his new friendship with Brittany is cute, and would get totally weird if they hooked up because they both have history with Santana, but it looks like that’s going to get shot in the face when he and Blaine run against her for class president next week. Assuming they do last, what would their couple/friendship nickname be? Brevans?
I still can’t stand most of the New York plot lines. Once again, Blaine goes without mention between Rachel and Kurt, yet there’s no doubt that we’ll randomly cut to their relationship drama in a future episode. I didn’t expect Rachel and Cassie to ever relate to one another or start to become friends, but it looks like that’s the direction in which their heading. I thought Rachel sounded like a whiny baby in this episode, and Cassie, of course, is way too full of herself, but I might start rooting for their relationship if they stop using the word ‘ingénue’ in their scenes together. While I loved Finchel in seasons past and I think it’s healthy that Rachel get over him or at least put him on the back burner, I still don’t see Brody as a viable alternative. I did like when he told Rachel that he’d always be ‘thinking about kissing’ her, but the orchids were too forward. Of course it’s a sexy flower, they look like little vajayjays!
The music this week wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve never liked ‘Hold It Against Me,’ and after watching this number I will never let any of my future daughters join cheerleading. I liked the ‘Boys/Boyfriend’ mash-up, though I would have rather seen Sam in place of either Blaine or Artie. Hello, full blonde Bieber! Womanizer was OK, but does the school actually let Wade/Unique into the girls’ gym class? I get it, it’s just a dance number, but still. I liked the ‘3’ number, aka Devil’s Threesome, better than the original, but Ryan Murphy explicitly said last year on The Glee Project that he wanted to write a ‘real Christian’ character. Samuel Larsen sounded great in the number, but I think they could have saved his character (no pun intended) and slipped in a rib at Nellie Veitenheimer if they had Joe say that he thought the song was literally about counting. On last season of The Glee Project, Veitenheimer thought that Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ was actually written in celebration of the smooth, creamy drink. I thought they did well to celebrate Britney’s more classic hits with the ‘Crazy/Crazy’ mash-up and ‘Oops…I Did It Again,’ but I would have traded ‘Gimme More’ for ‘Radar’ and ‘Everytime’ for ‘From the Bottom of My Broken Heart.’
What did you think of last night’s episode?
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