Weekly Gleek: Don't Be Alarmed by the Disco Ball

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Weekly Gleek: Don't Be Alarmed by the Disco Ball

It's a brand new year on Glee, and aside from Becky Jackson, Queen of England, things were a bit dull in the halls of McKinley this week. Several adults and one overgrown Frankenteen with loser DNA proposed to their honeys; and while Rachel's answer was left as a cliffhanger, I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict that the girl who's planning to win three Tonys by age 25 is not ready to settle down and marry her high school sweetheart.

Coach Beiste, on the other hand, is now Mrs. Vagina Menkins (you can tell because of the two celebratory rotisserie chickens), and with the help of Glee and ye olde synchronized swim team, Will and Emma are finally engaged. Guess that means she finally got over her fear of the hose monster enough to actually, er, consummate? 

 

While the grownups are engaging, and Finn is considering the best way to irredeemably screw up his life before his 18th birthday, Sam is still trailing after Mercedes like a wide mouth bass puppy, and Brittany and Santana are still occasionally holding hands to let us know their relationship is still totally on while Finn and Rachel suck face.

It's always nice to know that Santana's as annoyed by this as the rest of us—you know, “that was totally awesome if the assignment was to make everything annoyingly about Rachel Berry and force us all to watch.” Preach, Aunty Tanna. Preach. Another great thing about Santana? During the awkward Beckyvention, wherein the rest of the Glee Club tries to dissuade Artie from seeing Becky Jackson again because they're worried he's just leading her on and her delicate, differently-abled feelings will inevitably be hurt, Santana is the only one who actually treats her highness the queen exactly like she treats everyone: “I work with that girl every day, and she's a sneaky bitch.” That, bois & grrlz, is equal opportunity sassback.

And on that note—maybe now would be a good time to re-watch Naya's birthday video that came out last week. I can't think of anything else to discuss from this week's episode that's superior to ten uncut minutes of Sasstastic Santana.

 

...And all is right with the world again. The next ep (in 2 weeks) is the big MJ retrospective; and after watching this preview, I have to admit my general faith in the magic of Glee is restored. Did you catch Santana's hat? Quinn's sequins? The double-scoop diva-off of Smooth Criminal? I've got high hopes for this one, bois & grrlz. And it does not involve a disco ball.

 

“Michael Week” airs January 31st at 8pm on Fox. And that's your week in gleek.

 



Comments [7]

Tiff's picture

Personally, I loved this

Personally, I loved this episode. I feel like it was the first time in a long time that every song fit the scenarios they presented. Emma's number was fantastic (and the nods to the royal wedding were hilarious) and the whole episode was touching. It touched on so many of the issues kids who are graduating face.

This show has become this incredible phenomenon, but it's still basically aimed at kids in high school. So, while some of the storylines may be disappointing to an adult audience, I think the Glee writers are doing a pretty good job reaching the kids who idolize these actors. That's what it's always been about for me. Whether it's the gay kid's dad giving him a sex talk or the school bully coming to grips with who he is, at the end of the day, it's about children.

I don't think we can expect it to touch all people all the time. Emma managed to make me cry this time, though. Smile

Marcie Bianco's picture

and, nota bene, my wedding

and, nota bene, my wedding proposal shall heretofore include white roses.

Tiff's picture

It's probably unrealistic of

It's probably unrealistic of me to expect synchronized swimmers for mine, right? Smile

Marcie Bianco's picture

not if NeNe Leakes is

not if NeNe Leakes is coordinating it --- "you have the largest lips I've seen on a white person!" .. "Do not pee in my pool!"

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

hahaha YES :)

you gotta have a dream, right? ;p

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Marcie Bianco's picture

can we just talk about Emma

can we just talk about Emma and Will's interaction at the dining room table? That made me cry. SRSLY. Emma's plea that not only does "love conquer all" but, more so, that the "desire to" and "will to" love is the ultimate force that will continue to motivate her to work on herself....and that this is all she can promise Will. And that he either has to love her as is, with this acknowledgement that she's working on herself assiduously, or not. but that he should let her know "asap" (lolz).

= Emma's cojones moment!

Le sigh.

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

totes :)

I'm with you on that one. emma knows how to tell it like it is!

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)