It’s election week at McKinley, and we find out this years’ president!
We start off with a lovely Blaine voice over, where he talks about how much he misses Kurt, and how he needs something to occupy his time. So what does he do? He joins a bunch of clubs, of course (very season one Rachel)! Some notable clubs would be the Superhero, Sewing, and ultimately running for class president (against Brittany). We also get to see a funny Skype date between Klaine. (All of this is happening while Blaine does an AWESOME cover of Everybody Wants to Rule the World).
Brittany chose Artie to be her vice president for the debate, and when Sam found out, he’s kind of mad. After being confronted, Brit tells him that she just wants him to be Blaine’s VP, so Blam is formed. The two groups begin doing makeover’s for the debate (it was hilarious, I recommend watching) while Brit and Sam doing a fun duet of Celebrity Skin. We get to see the four of them get all done-up.
Back in New York, Kurt gets to his interview..to be an intern at Vogue! Isabelle Wright (played by Sarah Jessica Parker!) is the woman in charge, and turns out she’s from Ohio as well! The two hit it off, and she gives him the job because he’s able to pull off some crazy fashion (don’t worry guys..he brought back the hippo brooch). This year Isabelle wants to try leather, and Kurt gets to attend his first meeting on the job! Later at their hotel, Rachel and Kurt talk about how Rachel has been getting picked on because of her style. So Kurt suggests a makeover! The pair sneak in to the Couture Vault (at the new job)…but get caught by Isabelle! Instead of being mad, she decided to shoot a music video with the two, to use for the Vogue website. This turns into a cover of The Way You Look Tonight/You’re never Fully Dressed. Anna, of Vogue, ends up loving the video, and gives Kurt credit for the idea.
Kurt and Blaine do another Skype date. Blaine tells him about his nerves, and his outfit choice (he has it narrowed down to 5 bow ties), but Kurt keeps bringing up how awesome it was to shoot a video with Isabelle. You can see Blaine starting to get sad, because it seems Kurt never has time for him any more But even with this in mind, Blaine and Sam do great at the debate (Blaine brings up the hair gel debacle of last year, and Sam just kind of agrees with everything he says. Oh yeah, and he takes his shirt off.). Artie does a nice job during his speaking time, but Britt ruins it when she says how much she loves school, and promises to end week-ends and summer break so that they can spend more time there. So, it’s no surprise when Blaine and Sam win president and VP!! During their after party, Blaine goes to Sam with his problems (Blaine had called Kurt to tell him the great news, but Kurt had ignored the call, busy with Isabelle). Blaine confesses that he just came to McKinley for Kurt, and now that he’s gone, he feels alone .
Meanwhile, the relationship between Rachel and Brody has really started to heat up. The two see each other in the dance classroom, where Brody can’t seem to get enough of her. The two spend the day together, taking pictures and goofing around, while singing A Change Would Do You Good. Afterwards, Rachel asks Brody to come over for dinner, because she wants to make him something (it’s the new Rachel, after all). While trying to prepare a lovely dinner for Brody, she accidentally catches the food on fire (and tries to put it out with alcohol). When he comes, flowers in hand, they sort of forget about all that. The two end up getting pizza, and laying on the ground, Brody tells her that he promises to keep his hands off until she gets over Finn. Ironically enough, the two kiss right after that! Then the doorbell rings, and she opens the door to FINN HUDSON! He tells her he’s back, with that adorable smile on his face (but no army uniform), but then sees Brody in the background.
Will has lost his spark for Glee Club. He can’t seem to find interest in it anymore, and when he’s in charge of the Show Choir Rules Meeting, he can’t find it in him to care. But, he finds out that glee club’s are getting cut, and he wants to do something about it. The best way he can help is to try to join the Blue Ribbon Panel, and goes to Emma about it. If he were to join, he would have to leave the Glee club for a few months, and he doesn’t know if he can do that. Emma urges him on, and Sue even writes a letter of recommendation for him.
But in good news, Sugar asks Artie on a date! Woo! Also, Sam and Brittany are able to keep their friendship, and we even found out that Sam voted for Brittany to be president, not Blaine.
That’s it for this week! Favorite performance, favorite part, what do you want to see next week? Comment below! See you next week!
They’ve done it again! It’s a Britney Spears tribute-round 2!
This weeks episode is all about our head Cheerio, Brittany. The episode opens up with Hold It Against Me, performed by Ms. Pierce herself, as well as her fellow Cheerios (including Kitty). It involved a lot of difficult-looking dance moves and amazing vocals (Brit’s voice sounds much better this season).Unfortunately, after the dance, Brit is sent to Sue Sylvester’s office, where she is informed of her terrible GPA, and can no longer be on the Cheerios until her grades go up (and Kitty takes her spot as team captain). With the compilation of this horrible news, and her woes of missing Santana, Brit goes into a downward spiral, not unlike Briney Spears’s in 2006.
Our favourite lady couple has started off on a bit of a rough patch this season; Santana loves Brittany dearly, but this new college life has left her with little to no time to spend skyping with her girlfriend
Back in New York, we still see Rachel struggling with her dancer teacher, Cassandra July. They’ve begun practising the tango, but their boy-girl ratio is off, and Rachel is stuck with no partner to dance with (and we all know it takes 2 to tango!). July tells her something else – that Rach isn’t sexy enough to tango. Being our ever perfectionist, Rachel takes this to heart.
After class, we see Rachel and Kurt riding their bikes in a vast, colourless room with exposed brick walls and, what looks to be, cement floor…this is their soon-to-be apartment in New York, where Hummelberry will be rooming together to take on the city! After finalising the arrangements, the two sit down with a bottle of wine, and Kurt tells Rachel a few note-worthy things – Cassandra July had a scandal a while back (she flipped at a performance when someone in the audience’s phone went off…where she continued to break the phone and refuse to perform, dramatic Broadway style, of course. This is important info because this may explain why this woman is always so harsh to her students), Kurt is going to audition for the second semester at NYADA, but until then he is going to take up an internship at Vogue.com!!! He also advises Rachel to give July the sex-appeal she wants.
To follow-up with this plan, Rachel consults her new friend Brody, and asks if he would dance with her when she does her sexually appealing performance. Of course he accepts, and along with a few other members of the dance class, they perform Ooops!…I Did it Again. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the performance was definitely sexy! The plan seems to backfire, and July screams at Rachel to get out of her class. Feeling bad the next day, Rachel shows up to the studio to apologise, where July confines in her that she is really so harsh because she wants to prepare all of her students for the tough world they are about to enter, and she wants to give everyone a chance. Stating that she legally can’t kick Rachel out of class, she lets her back in with a warning, and even softens up and gives her a tango partner!
Back at their new apartment, Kurt and Rachel are painting the brick walls, where Rachel talks about how much she misses Finn (even painting his name with hearts on the wall). Unbeknownst to the two, Brody shows up to the apartment with a bundle of flowers (AWW!!). Kurt kindly excuses himself for cake, to give them some alone time. Brody tells Rachel how he had to take a 45 minute bus ride just to get to the apartment, so he could come talk to her in person about something he didn’t want to say over text – he admits he likes her, and even tries to go in for a kiss! Rachel stops it, and that’s when he notices Finn’s name on the wall in hearts. Being a gentlemen, he tells her that he is going to respect her boundaries, but he tells warns her that whenever they’re together, he’s still going to be thinking about kissing her (oh boy).
In Ohio, Mr. Schue notices that Brittany seems a little off (she shows up to school in a World’s Greatest Grandma shirt, sweatpants, hair a mess, and snacking on any junk foods that she can find), so he proposes this week as Brittany week (he also informs the kids that they are performing during the school’s Welcome Back Pep Rally)! Blaine and Artie kick it off with a fun performance of Boyfriend/Boyfriend (looking good, gentlemen).
Next we find out that Marley has taken an interest to Jake Puckerman, but Unique and Tina are quick to tell her that he is a womanizer, then they break out into Womanizer, where we get to see the real side of Jake – he talks with every girl. She’s a little put off, but after Jake stands up for her and her mom in the lunch line, she tells him that she will meet him on the bleachers. They perform Crazy/(You Drive Me) Crazy. This is a pretty cute performance, where Jake plays the guitar and they flirt a bit. At the end, he gives her his leather jacket, and we almost get a kiss (very Grease). After this, Jake gets caught skipping school by Mr. Schue, who leads him to the choir room where NOAH PUCKERMAN IS WAITING (I missed him so much)! The two have a little stand-off, but Puck tells Jake that he knows how he feels, and that the Glee Club was what saved him in high school.
In the choir room, Tina, Joe, and Sam do an acoustic cover of 3 (my favourite performance of the night, it sounded fantastic). During this lovely cover, we still Brit break down and try to shave her head! After being stopped, she storms out of the room and starts smacking Jacob Ben Isreal, who gets all of it on tape…Brittany has officially cracked. Will brings her into Ms. Pillsbury’s office, where they agree to meet once a week to work on her. This doesn’t exactly help, and with out her usual strive, Brittany suggests that they lip sync their performance at the pep rally! Trying to help Brit, who won’t let up, they agree. During the performance (Gimme More), she literally steps out and starts eating cheetos while she is supposedly singing, and the students of McKinley catch on. BUT, she finally bounces back and confronts Ms. Sylvester, where she tells her that since she is still president (since she never graduated), and has the power to let herself back on the Cheerios, where she is accepted as long as she promises to work on her grades.
Sadly, towards the end of the episode, we see Jake and Marley talking in the halls…but find out that Jake is dating Kitty, who takes the leather jacket from Marley (very Rachel-Finn-Quinn love triangle). In her sadness, Marley closes the episode with Everytime, where we also get to see Rachel painting over-top of Finn’s name on the wall.
THATS A WRAP – favorite performance? Thoughts on Marley/Jake and Rachel/Brody? Comment below. See you next week!
WOOO GLEE IS BACK!! Last night was the first episode of the fourth season of Glee. The episode is titled “The New Rachel”
To begin this season, Glee has introduced us to FIVE new characters! The first one we meet is Cassandra July (played by Kate Hudson); she has been explained as “Sue Sylvester with a drinking problem.” July is Rachel’s new dance teacher at NYADA (in New York City!), and she is nothing but mean to her students, especially Rachel. July notices Rachel’s “I think I’m better than everyone” attitude, and calls her out. She also does a performance of Americano/Dance Again.
Back in Ohio, the New Directions are battling it out for the head spot as the New Rachel. When Jacob Ben Isreal does his annual blog video, we find out that Tina and Mike broke up over the summer Brittany, Blaine, Tina, and Unique (Wade Adams) have a competition (for Artie) to determine the winner. They do a fun performance of Call Me Maybe, where they each take turns showcasing their stuff (with a dramatic pose at the end). Also worth mentioning is that anyone in the Glee Club is now considered popular, and hang out with the cool crowd (with head cheerio Kitty, who is described as “a young Quinn Fabray” although in my opinion she is much more mean).
With this new-found popularity, all the members in the New Directions become cocky and bully-like (Tina even gets a freshman to be her personal assistant). They get peer pressured into making fun of the new lunch lady, which leads us to another new character, Marley Rose! Marley has a fantastic singing voice, and is new to Mckinley High. Her mother, the new lunch lady, has to buy all of her clothes from places like Goodwill and Walmart because their family is tight on money. In an effort to help her daughter, her mother also sews J Crew tags and logos onto the shirts she buys, so her daughter has a chance to fit in. We get a really heartwarming moment between the two, where her mother urges her not to tell the kids that she is her mom, to help her.
We get to meet Sue’s new baby, Robin (she’s adorable). During this scene is where we finally get to see Kurt! As you remember from last season, Kurt’s future was left wide open since he didn’t make it into NYADA (still bitter). We find out he’s been working at the Lima Bean, and taking classes at Allen County Community College. Everyone could tell he was miserable; he hung out back and helped the Glee Club by helping them with auditions and organising their music. Being a good boyfriend, Blaine sits Kurt down and tells him to follow his dreams and go to New York. He mentions that it is killing him seeing Kurt so miserable (awww). To further prove his point, Blaine performs It’s Time for Kurt in the courtyard, complete with jump roping and making beats with cups. It’s a fun performance, that ends with a cute Klaine hug
Since the Glee Club is such a big hit at the school, there are a ton of people wanting to audition… including Stoner Brett, Jake Puckerman, and Marley Rose. Brett does a nice rap for us, but doesn’t make the club. Jake, who is immediately liked based on his appearance, does a wonderful cover of Never Say Never by the Fray. Mr. Schue cuts him off early because they had a lot of people to go through, and Jake gets mad and knocks over a music stand. Marley sings New York State of Mind, while at the same time Rachel is singing this back at NYADA, to show off to Carmen Tibideux as well as one of the guys in her dorm building (Brody Weston, who she meets getting out of the shower). Marley makes it, Jake doesn’t (due to his aggressive reaction, not his singing). This leads to an angry Jake and a happy Marley. Toward the end of the show, we learn that Jake is NOAH PUCKERMAN’S BROTHER! Another plot twist – Puck doesn’t know that he is his brother, they’ve never met.
The New Rachel is revealed, and chosen by Artie….BLAINE ANDERSON. At the lunch table that day, Marley sits with them as a New Direction’s member. Of course, they begin their routine of making fun of the lunch lady. Marley gets so angry that she tells them that the lunch lady is her mom, and storms off from the table. This FINALLY gets the New Directions out of their funk, and they go to apologize (and officially become “uncool” again). Marley and Unique get the seemingly mandatory slushie facial, and Glee is finally back to normal
As an apology to Marley, Blaine invites her to do the lead vocals of the number they’re working on – Chasing Pavements. During this performance, we finally get to see the New Directions back to their usual singing and dancing, and see Marley get welcomed into the club. Before this, we get a heart-breaking Kurt and Burt scene, where Burt is dropping Kurt off at the airport to go to New York and chase his dream. Burt makes a comment that “You can always come back..but you won’t” and the last shot of that scene, we see Burt break down into tears (as was anyone watching, to be honest). So during Chasing Pavements, we see Rachel finally break down and call Kurt, bawling her eyes out. She confesses that her life in New York has been terrible; her dance teacher is a monster, and she can never go to her dorm because her roommate always has people over. Kurt tells her she should find a roommate, and to “Turn around”. When she does, she sees Kurt standing on the other side of the fountain, smiling and waving!! Hummelberry is finally reunited in New York!!!
RELATIONSHIP WATCH – Marley and Jake share a look when they go to see their fate in the New Directions (Jarley). Sam has a talk with Marley, sharing that he KNOWS what she’s going through, because he went through the same thing (Sarley). Rachel misses Finn dearly (it’s been 2 months since they’ve talked), but her new friend in New York, Brody, is being very caring and helpful towards her.
That’s a wrap! How did you like the first episode of the season, was it a good opener? Who’s your favorite new character? Favorite performance? What would you like to see next week? Until then, Gleek on!!
Hello Gleeks! Mr. Ryan Murphy (one of the producers of Glee) has finally joined Twitter this week! As a special treat, he has given the Glee fandom the long-awaited KLAINE BOX SCENE
For those of you that haven’t heard of this: The box scene was supposed to be in season 3′s Christmas episode, but was unfortunately cut. This scene is an exchange between Kurt and Blaine. Of course the Klaine fans were a little mad over this, and raised over $14,000, for charity, and to get JUST THE SCRIPT of this scene. The script was an adorable thing all in itself. Much to our devastation, we found out the scene wasn’t even going to be on the season 3 DVD! Luckily, Ryan Murphy got a Twitter!! He told us that if we got him to 500,000 followers, he would release the Box Scene exclusively on Twitter! Barely over 100,000 followers, and he gave it to us on Youtube!
I know I’m not the only one saying that the box scene is absolutely precious. Heres a cap of the Tweet he made:
Thank you Ryan! We love these little unseen tibits of Glee, and hope to see more in the future!
Hello Gleeks! The cast is going to start filming season 4 of Glee THIS MONTH. We’re getting closer and closer to having our favorite show back on television, and I can’t wait! Yesterday at Comic-Con, they held a special Glee panel to give us some insight on the upcoming season, and some questions were answered:
- They are working on making Chord Overstreet a series regular! They said they are very close.
- It has been confirmed that everyone who was series regular last year will be returning this year, to some capacity.
- Mike and Tina and Kurt and Blaine will be two couples dealing with a long distance relationship.
- The second episode will be a tribute to Brittany Spears! The story line will be centred around our beloved Brittany with some Rachel Berry life in NYC
The cast also answered some questions from the audience:
- Lea was asked if there was ever an opportunity for Rachel to explore her sexuality, Quinn or Santana? Lea answered she wouldn’t be opposed at all, and what about both?
- Naya is working on her new album, with a single called My Heart
- The “Why didn’t Klaine kiss in the Nationals episode?” was addressed in great length at the panel. Here’s a youtube link to see the video yourself, it’s worth watching. This has been a debate plaguing the Glee audience ever since the finale aired. Is this a good enough answer for you?
- Ian, one of the producers of Glee, thought it would be a good idea to feature Artie’s mom on the show as a hoarder.
- Last, but not least, Jenna would like to see Tina’s struggle becoming an Asian performer, something Jenna has dealt with herself, for it gives something people can relate too.
We’d love to hear what you guys want to see for next season, so leave a comment below!