This episode had way too many people kissing other people that they shouldn’t. Even though Santana ended up going to New York, and Brittany’s still her BFF, I could just see Sam waiting in the wings to witness the innocent peck she gives Brittany, and not think it was so innocent. We may or may not find out next week that he did see it, but yay for them staying together for now. I did love that ‘Girl on Fire’ ended up being Santana singing about herself instead of Brittany, and ended with her going to Rachel and Kurt and straight up telling them she’s moving in.
While I predicted something happening between Finn and Emma from the minute he helped her pick out a centerpiece, it kind of came out of nowhere. Since he became the official glee club faculty advisor, most of his interactions have been with Sue and Bieste. Then this week, he strikes up a conversation with Emma for what seems like the first time this school year, only to get caught up in the wedding madness. Sidebar: Who’s idea was it to have the already overwhelmed OCD woman judge the Diva-Off when she’s crazy busy with planning a wedding? I did like the fact that during Emma’s freak out, Finn had to walk to the other side of the desk to calm her down with a kiss. I thought it was very symbolic of him leaving his role as a student and really becoming an adult in her eyes, but who knows if they wrote that in on purpose?
Again this week, Rachel is just one big headache to me, though her ego is definitely fueled somewhat by Brody and her turncoat entourage. I thought it was really sweet of Kurt to brush them off and defend Rachel, even though she didn’t do the same for him. And what the heck is going on between him and Adam?! I hope we see more Apples action in the weeks to come. Back to Rachel, though I’m totally Team Finn, I’m also interested to see her reaction (hinted at by the promo) to Finn telling her that he kissed Emma…”like on the mouth.”
The music in this episode was iffy as always. ‘Diva’ was very reminiscent of the girls’ season one rendition of ‘Bad Romance,’ but ultimately rocked the house. I liked ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ especially because it’s a lesser known Queen song but I thought it ironic that Tina still chased after Blaine even though that outfit was so…(ahem) Freddie Mercury. ‘Nutbush City Limits’ didn’t wow me and I found the song just as annoying as ‘River Deep, Mountain High,’ but Santana does do Tina Turner very well. ‘Make No Mistake’ was awesome for the Sam of it all, though Santana kind of hogged the number. I thought it was an awesome pairing though and I love Chord Overstreet’s voice in a ballad. Even though I was biting my nails for the rest of the night, how could Brittany not choose Sam after witnessing that? ‘Bring Him Home’ was okay. I like Les Mis as much as the next girl, but they’ve already done all the big songs from the musical. It was great to finally see Tina have a solo with ‘Hung Up.’ but I think they’ve been trying to overcompensate in the last few episodes for leaving her in the background all season. Again, ‘Girl on Fire’ was epic but it sounded a ton like her ‘Take My Breath Away’ duet with Quinn in ‘Prom-asaurus.’ Listen to both songs and tell me Alicia Keys didn’t rip off at least part of that.
What did you think of this week’s episode?