Kim and Taylor say “misinter-pet-ed” instead of misinterpreted so often that it makes me think I’VE been saying it wrong.
Oh God I think it was.
By Chris Saccaro
“Glee” is finally returning to a complacent normalcy after the drama of the winter finale has died down. And by normalcy, I mean it’s back to themed episodes! However, unlike the dozen or so past “theme” episodes, this one actually manages to bridge the gap between the narrative and the source material. The movie “Saturday Night Fever” reflects the un-ambitious seniors of the Glee Club, or at least that’s what the Mr. Schuester tells us. By contrasting the character of Tony Manero with the seniors–specifically Finn, Santana, and Mercedes–the writers of Glee give reason behind the otherwise random decision to devote an entire episode to disco.
This decision also allows the focus to shift from Quinn’s accident to some of the other characters. As a matter of fact, Quinn didn’t show up in this episode at all. As terrible as it sounds, they probably didn’t want to have more than one wheel-chaired character on a dance themed episode—although there’s no reason they couldn’t have. This absence left room for characters like Santana and Mercedes to shine, but while “Glee” should be applauded for showcasing more of the cast, there is still a good portion of the original cast that continues to fade into the background (Tina, is that you?).
The main premise of this episode involves Will Schuester (yawn) trying to help some of the seniors figure out what they’re going to do after graduation. Putting aside the fact that this is something that should’ve been tackled at the beginning of the year, and the fact that it should be Emma Pillsbury’s job to do this (especially now that she has tenure), it’s still a relevant storyline for these characters. For some, it was just about finding their dream and choosing to follow it. Corny stuff, but if there’s something “Glee” does really well, it’s overly saccharine moments (and Katy Perry covers). Some of these dreams are more in line with the characters than others. It’s clear that Santana would want to be famous without caring about how she got there. But Finn’s interest in acting? That seems more like a convenient story arc to get him to New York with Rachel, and less like something that has been planned.
WHERE IS QUINN WHY ISN’T SHE TALKING SOME SENSE INTO RACHEL IN THE BATHROOM
I think they could only manage one wheel-chair bound person in an episode based on an era that revolved around the ability to dance.
By Chris Saccaro
After a slightly melodramatic winter finale, “Glee” is finally back to address some of the major points that it brought up at the end of the last episode–the biggest cliffhanger being Quinn’s texting and driving accident. And let us all let out a collective sigh as we watch what could have been an intriguing storyline turn into a walking (scratch that, a rolling) public service announcement against texting and driving. One can only hope that Quinn’s complete denial of the ramifications of her accident are part of a grander scheme that will reveal that Quinn was actually dead the whole time. Coming from the same guy who created “American Horror Story,” this isn’t too far off.
The main draw of this episode was introducing the world to Blaine’s older brother, played by special guest star Matt Bomer, who happens to be famous for car insurance commercials in the world of “Glee.” This gives us an interesting peak inside the psyche of Blaine. Growing up with a talented attractive older brother who always criticizes you is bound to make you slightly attention starved. While it’s great to see why Blaine acts the way that he does (and let’s be honest, Blaine can get very annoying), it’s slightly disappointing that this was the main plot of the episode as opposed to focusing on Quinn’s accident.
Is anyone else not really looking forward to tonight’s cage-fighter 16 & Pregnant episode? “I can’t cage-fight no more, I can’t model no more.” …you were modeling?!
Then I do not know what to do with you.
Be honest, what did you think?