Glee Recap: Panic! At the Disco Assignment

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glee mercedes santanaIf you can get past the idea that a bunch of modern high school kids could get motivated by the prospect of winning a white polyester suit, then this week’s Glee was actually a sweet (if slightly absurd) hour of disco-infused television. Okay, okay, you also had to choke down the dangerous idea that every teenager’s (show-biz) fantasy is worth pursuing — “It’s not the broken dreams that break us, it’s the ones we didn’t dare to dream,” cooed Mr. Schue — without a legitimate backup plan. But nevertheless, “Saturday Night Glee-ver” delivered plenty of frothy musical moments and some genuine plot development that moved us further down the road to a Season 3 finale and a definitive life plan for our soon-to-be-graduating seniors.

Of course, if you were too busy watching online videos of Lord Tubbington performing everyday household chores — oh how I chuckled at his bathroom-floor scrubbing — let me break down the episode’s key plot points:

* Schue and Sue rigged a Booty Camp dance-off competition to reward Mercedes, Finn, and Santana, three promising students without a solid post-McKinely plan. Whichever one delivered the most successful cover of a Saturday Night Fever song — complete with a speech about their hopes for the future — would win a hand-crafted replica of John Travolta’s trademark polyester duds. Turns out Mercedes wants to be her generation’s Mariah (but doesn’t have parental support); Santana wants fame (but needed to realize that it’s not worth it at just any cost); and Finn wants to apply to Inside the Actor’s Studio (awww, Finn…so sweet, so obtuse, and so good for a throwaway punch line). Ultimately, it was our troubled teens’ respective romantic partners who helped them focus their goals: Sam posted Mercedes’ “Disco Inferno” performance on YouTube and got her the approval of almost 500 strangers. Finn applied to college in New York City (after Rachel — gasp! — considered post-high school options more than 50 miles from Broadway). And Brittany and Sue helped Santana score a full cheerleading scholarship to the University of Louisville. If these kids all follow through (doubtful), Season 4 of Glee will — quite literally — be all over the map.

* Meanwhile, Mercedes and Kurt mentored a transgender student from Vocal Adrenaline (played by The Glee Project‘s Alex Newell) who wanted to perform as a(n especially fierce) woman at Regionals. While our McKinley duo first advised Wade to tamp down his personal everywoman (named “Unique”), Coach Sylvester convinced them to help usher in her stage debut, the better to sabotage the rival show choir’s chances at Nationals. Despite having a last-minute change of heart and trying to stop Unique’s rendition of “Boogie Shoes,” the show did go on — and got a wildly positive response. And I have to say, as annoying as I found Newell on Glee Project, his big vocal number was a serious show-stopper.

* In other news, Brittany released a sex tape she made with Santana to help her girlfriend win fame — which only made Santana more aware that not all notoriety is positive. Finn and Rachel came to a mutually supportive reconcilliation — and now plan to head to NYC to pursue their two-headed hydra of acting/singing dreams. And Mercedes and Sam got their smooch on!

Anyhow, now that we’ve covered all the pertinent plot details, let’s review the best quotes from the episode:

“You’ve been out of ideas since Madonna Week.” –Sue weighing in on Schue’s management of New Directions

Sue calling Finn a “teen Solomon Grundy

“Two dudes in one bed is, like, confirmed gay.” –Puck to Finn

“You just need to start storing your poops in the trunk.” –Brittany, explaining to Santana how she can get herself and her messy car on Hoarders

And now, let’s get on to the grades for this week’s musical numbers:

“You Should Be Dancing,” Blaine
The episode’s opening dance sequence felt, well, a little out of sequence, seeing how Blaine’s classroom disco-ball fantasy occurred well before Sue and Schue foisted the Saturday Night Fever theme on the kids. Still, the Blaine-Mike-Brittany choreography was terrific, especially Brittany’s sidestep shuffle when they got to the McKinley auditorium.
Grade: B

“Night Fever,” Mr. Schue and New Directions
Some people just shouldn’t do falsetto. And Matthew Morrison is one of ‘em. [Shudder.] Fun dance sequence, though, seeing all the glee-club kids working their individual dance styles. I liked Trouty Mouth using his trademark “stripper ripping open shirt” move the best.
Grade: D+

“Disco Inferno,” Mercedes
Loved the growly power Amber Riley brought to this disco gem, and girlfriend was looking pretty fierce in that red dress, too.
Grade: A-

“If I Can’t Have You,” Santana
A solid if not especially memorable vocal from Naya Rivera. Dug the pink jumpsuit, though.
Grade: B

“How Deep Is Your Love,” Rachel
Awww, pretty!
Grade: B+

“Boogie Shoes,” Unique & Vocal Adrenaline
Um, why was Jesse St. James trying desperately to stop the show when it was clear that a show-stopper was occurrin’? One of the most fun, frothy treats Glee has delivered this year. Unique is going to make Vocal Adrenaline a real threat at Nationals, no?
Grade: A

“More Than a Woman,” Finn & New Directions
What I said about Mr. Schue and falsetto? Um, it also applies to Finn Hudson. I did enjoy Kurt’s backup support, though. And speaking of which, an entire night of Bee Gees, and not a single solo for Chris Colfer? How come we never hear that kid sing anymore?
Grade: C-

“Stayin’ Alive,” Finn, Mercedes, and Santana
Everybody in white polyester, gettin’ down with the get-down! Grade: B+

And now it’s your turn, hit the comments with your thoughts on “Saturday Night Glee-ver.” And for all my TV recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

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Comments (154)

  • so I read this before I watched the show. But to hear that Alex wasn’t annoying?!? Makes me more stoked to watch the show! Bring on the disco!

    Comment by Singingal – April 17, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t get passed annoying Alex so I fast forward thought his song. The only good thing is now he is half way though his guest stint and will be off glee.

      Comment by Russ – April 17, 2012 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ok, he was really annoying on the Glee project but his song is a must! I actually said “damn” and played it again.

        Comment by Tom – April 18, 2012 12:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yea-Alex drove me nuts on the glee project. But I thought he did amazingly well! His acting was pretty good and his song was awesome. That being said, all of the rest of the guys just sounded WEIRD trying to sing the Bee Jee’s. RIB shoulda just stuck with Alex and the girls. Oh and Kurt, too. Why he didn’t have a solo, I’ll never know.

          Comment by karenb – April 18, 2012 03:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Everyone keeps harming how annoying and douchey Newell is. I never watched Glee Project, but in his 5 minutes on last night’s episode he showed more skill, singing AND acting abilities than those Rory and Joe guys, who won the competition. “Boogie Shoes” was definitely a highlight of otherwise horrible episode and another Darren Criss/Teenage Dream moment for Glee. If Ryan Murphy knows what he’s doing, he should keep this kid around.

            BTW about Rory, did they make him just vanish into a thin air like a leprichaun? They had half a year to come up with his exit storyline…

            Comment by alex – April 18, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  
  • This was a terrible episode. They have completely ruined Rachel. She’s no longer her own person, she’s just some weak girl who only cares about what Finn thinks. Great message for young girls there, Glee.

    Comment by Sally – April 17, 2012 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I disagree. Rachel and Finn are a couple in love. They are very different people, but when different people come together they have to learn how to compromise. You can’t always have what you want in a relationship. I love that Rachel and Finn are finally talking to each other about their relationship.

      Comment by Steph – April 17, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you kidding? For weeks she’s basically told Finn “I’m going to New York, do with that what you will” but because for a second she stopped to think about what her future-husband wants instead of herself, she’s not her own person? Great message there, be selfish or you’re weak.

      Comment by dude – April 17, 2012 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was a driven career woman who snapped up a kind, supportive man. Did I sell my dreams short, no. Did I achieve success, yes. I am also not sitting alone in an apartment with only my resume for company. Wise up, many of us enjoy companionship, particularly in stressful/competitive jobs.

      Comment by SG – April 18, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it was a great message. If you want to commit yourself to someone for life, then you need to take their needs into consideration too. I loved seeing the maturity of Rachel and Finn.

      Comment by Paul – April 18, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s not a great message to give up something you’ve worked for and dreamed of your entire life for someone who changes their mind at the drop of a hat.

        Comment by Jo – April 18, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Brittana “sex tape” was hilarious. And to know that Brittany only really did it to make a point to Santana about fame and its downfall made me love it even more. That last scene with Sue and Brittany and Santana was beautiful. Lots of the episode was riduclous, but moments like the Brittana one made the whole episode pretty worth it.

    Comment by S – April 17, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I about peed myself laughing when Britt explained that it wasnt a full blown sex tape, since it was intermixed with scenes of Lord Tubbington doing household chores.

      Comment by Ace – April 17, 2012 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Brittany’s reality TV suggestions? Ah, for the first time in ages it was a good Brittany episode.

        Comment by dude – April 17, 2012 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Love Brittney but I can’t understand a word she says half of the time. Good thing I have VOD so I can rewind several times to figure out wahat she says.

          Comment by Lib – April 18, 2012 03:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think the fact that Brittany had more screentime than Blaine made this episode great. I mean I love Blaine, but it’s nice to see other characters for once.

          Comment by Haley – April 20, 2012 02:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Can I just say Lord Tubbington is such a cute little kitty? Got my cat’s attention :p!
        I agree too about the Sue/Brittany/Santana bit, that was a really sweet moment between all of them. I also have to agree about the “Boogie Shoes” number, it was fantastic. And I loved the “Stayin’ Alive” number at the end, too, everyone looked like they were having fun with that one and it made me smile.
        This was a cute episode, yeah. I like the way they incorporated the songs into the story. Also, like with Whitney’s passing a couple months ago, eerie timing again with this show considering Robin Gibb happens to be gravely ill right now-hoping for a turnaround recovery for him.

        Comment by Angela – April 17, 2012 11:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What has happened to Rachel Berry??? She said she’d give up her dream of New York and being on Broadway for some boy? Willingly forgo pursuing dreams she has actually worked for her whole life for what last minute dream Finn comes up with?? Who is this character?

    Very sad to see the ambitious, driven, independent Rachel being reduced to this pathetic girl who is nothing without her man.

    Glee seems to really care about it’s messages it sends out to to kids, how about caring about the kind of messages they are sending out to young girls. Hey girls, forget about what you’ve always wanted and worked really hard for it some guy shows an interest in you! Just trouble and sad

    Comment by JLK – April 17, 2012 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why is it Glee’s job to send any message to teen girls or anyone? Its a fictional show and as a teenager, many of my friends and I do NOT look at TV’s shows for guidance or for real life examples. I agree that I cringed when Rachel said she would give up Broadway to be with Finn (who really is THAT in love in high school. my parents don’t even like each other that much) but I knew somehow they’d be in New York. And all the relationships in Glee are horrible written! For some reason they all are giving the impression they will stay together after high school.

      Comment by Ashlee – April 17, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • To be fair Ryan Murphy acts like it’s his job. When that band(who’s name I can’t remember) refused to allow Glee to use their songs, Ryan Murphy said they didn’t care about kids and musical arts.

        It’s why he’s a giant d-bag.

        Comment by Josh – April 17, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Exactly. Glee prides itself on the “positive messages” it provides for kids (e.g., importance of the arts, bullying, text & driving, gay equality) You watch their concert movie? The show itself loves promoting the idea that they are more than just a musical comedy show, but a show that really helps people and all that crap. So I say if they are going to take themselves that seriously, they really should also care about the horrendous messages it sends out.

          Comment by JLK – April 17, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters are two bands that refused because, at least in Dave Grohl’s opinion, “you shouldn’t have to do [effing] Glee”.

          Comment by Hali Neal (@hneal87) – April 18, 2012 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Exactly. Every episode he makes has to be so preachy and messagey, it just drives me crazy. I used to watch for the funny lines and heartfelt emotion, but now I just watch for the music, because those stories and characters…ugh, let’s just say I usually leave the episodes feeling completely opposite about the human race that Ryan Murphy is trying to make me feel. Also, I found it humorous in a really angry sort of way that Ryan Murphy tries to preach about everything under the sun from tolerance to bullying to texting while driving, but yet he had no problem with the idea of a teenage girl posting a sex tape online??? Umm, that is a crime, and a pretty serious one. If a teenage girl really did that, not only would she literally be risking her entire future from losing out on potential jobs, to ruining future relationships, to taking the chance her future kids would see it, because that kind of thing can never truly be erased from the internet, but she would also be committing a very serious crime if she is underage and could go to jail under current child porn laws. So way to try and make that funny and flip, Ryan Murphy. If you really saw yourself as a force of good among teenagers, then maybe you would have taken that issue a little more seriously and would be encouraging teenage girls to treat their bodies and their souls with a little more respect instead of trying to make it so humorous that they screw everything that moves. But I guess you like to only preach about the issues that you think are important.

          And for my own two cents about the episode, I don’t think anyone on that show except Chris Colfer and the Irish kid should be trying to sing falsetto. Nobody else really pulled it off quite the way the Bee Gees could.

          Comment by Britta Unfiltered – April 18, 2012 09:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s the job of any show, movie, author etc. to send out the correct messages for teens these days. Media (and yes this includes Glee) is extremely important because of the way it shapes people (kids, teens, adults), and it’s extremely worrying to see ignorant comments like these because in the end Glee does affect the people who watch it. Glee does send out a plethora of negative messages. It is worrying to see that Glee tells young teenage girls that it’s alright to get married right out of high school and possibly give up your dreams for a man. The messages that Glee has been sending out recently have been ridiculously awful and to be quite honest, the characters on that show aren’t good role models to teenagers today.

        Comment by dude. – April 17, 2012 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Why is it their job? Shouldn’t that be something the parents teach kids instead? Besides that, this is nothing new, people have run off and gotten married young for ages, every generation’s gone through that. It may not be the wisest thing to do (I agree it’s not), but sometimes people make it work and everyone’s situations are different. “Glee” or no “Glee”, this sort of thing would still be happening and it’s not TV’s job to raise children and mentor them in life, that’s what parents are for.

          Comment by Angela – April 17, 2012 11:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I completely agree Angela. And there’s some comments above that make some really good points about how Rachel is finally being mature and realizing that relationships are about compromise. No wonder the divorce rate is so high when people seem to think that ANY backing down means you’re giving up!
            Plus, let’s not forget the most important thing: this is a TV show! People do stupid and weird things on television because it makes for great entertainment!! Who cares what they do with their lives, they’re not real people!!

            Comment by Princess Adora – April 18, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  
        • In the end, I think Rachel and Finn will end up doing their own thing, so let’s just wait and see how it all plays out.

          Comment by Razz – April 18, 2012 03:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Eh, hey, my parents met in middle school, dated in high school, and got married shortly thereafter and wound up being married for 32 years until my dad passed. It does happen sometimes.

        Comment by Angela – April 17, 2012 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There are people THAT in love when they’re in HS. I married my HS sweetheart and we’ve been together for 26 yrs now.

        Comment by prcookie – April 18, 2012 04:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • trolls. all of you. she’s not being reduced to two dimensionality, she’s struggling with something that anyone can struggle with. if you think finn is just “some guy” who “shows interest” in rachel, then idk what you’ve been watching but you clearly don’t understand their dynamic on glee. they are soul mates. she was born to love him, and he was born to love her, it’s kind of “their thing” and the fact that they both are willing to put their dreams on hold for the other is beyond adorable. if more kids thought with their hearts like that, and not with their d*cks, maybe i wouldn’t worry about the world so much. . .

      Comment by John – April 18, 2012 03:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She didn’t ever say she would give up her dream. I am so sick of all these Faberry fans spreading their hate. By showing she would take into consideration Finn’s dream she showed her character growth. At no point did she say, I won’t do anything and I will follow you. Take away your bias and LISTEN to what the characters say and how the drama unfolds. Michele and Montieth were AWESOME.

      Comment by Sam – April 18, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She had sex with Finn and got engaged (and nearly married) when she was still in High School. And you consider THIS to be a bad message to send to young girls?

      Comment by Paul – April 18, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At first I got really excited because the title made me think that glee is going to do a panic! At the disco song (which they totally should)! :-/

    Comment by K – April 17, 2012 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREED. I have to say A++ marketing, Michael! No interest in disco theme but I’d be all over P!ATD – I clicked and then cursed you just a little:).

      Comment by Renee – April 17, 2012 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The fact that Rachel re-considers her lifelong dream because of Finn means I’m tuning out to this ep. I’m sick of seeing Rachel give up things for Finn. First her virginity for pity sex, now this. Thanks for the recap though. It saves me from waiting three hours and becoming disappointed.

    Comment by A – April 17, 2012 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She doesn’t give up her dream and she’s still going to New York. For a second she stopped thinking about herself and spent time trying to help Finn figure out what he wanted to do with his life instead of forcing him to be her house-husband for the rest of his life. She never even suggested giving up her dream, throughout the entire episode she said she still wants to go to New York. But apparently Rachel has to be a horrible self-serving bitch or she’s a weak minded person.

      Comment by dude – April 17, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Umm, did you actually watch the episode? Right before Rachel’s solo she literally said she wouldn’t go to New York and that they should focus on Finn. Not focus on Finn for the moment and help him figure out what he wants to do, but actually not go to New York.

        Comment by JLK – April 17, 2012 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • My God, all of you act like if she doesn’t head for Broadway the second she graduates, it’s all over for her, forever. There is no reason why she can’t willingly choose to take a year off to help her fiancee find his way before it’s his turn to support her heading off to the Big Apple.

          Comment by Emily – April 17, 2012 10:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, that’s not what happened. She said she’d wait for NY (“of course I want us to go to NY and we will but not until we give your dreams an equal shot”). Most mature conversation this couple has had in a while.

          Comment by rmb – April 18, 2012 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • My thoughts exactly.

            Comment by Sam – April 18, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  
    • I wonder what man would be able to handle or to face Rachel’s antics… Not many and maybe that is why she is so hanging on Finn..

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am soooo tired of the Rachel and Finn saga! Like how much more do we have to take? Can we just have one episode where another character progresses and it not revolve around that couple? I am SO over that couple! Can we get more Tina and Mike or Brittany and Santana? Mercedes and Sam? Hell I will take Emma and Will at this point. I’m just done with the Finchel thing for a while.

    Comment by Divine Intervention – April 17, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who wants more Tina and Mike? Seriously. The viewers get plenty of Brittany and Santana, a lot actually. And a little Brittany goes a long way. Who could possibly listen to her sheer stupidity for an hour? And she talks to low which is annoying but I notice other characters do that too like Quinn. Santana use to be funny but her jokes are old (Finn being fat, the asians, blah blah). Mercedes and Sam? They have zero chemistry and feel incredibly forced. I want more Will and Emma definitively dnt they get engaged forever ago? I’m sure if the majority of viewers disliked Finn and Rachel that much they wouldn’t have as much screen time or still be together. They should have stayed broken up or done so already but the majority rules the minority (Internet polls/fandom).

      Comment by J.P – April 17, 2012 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “Mercedes and Sam? They have zero chemistry and feel incredibly forced.”

        So very very very true. Sick of it. And the Finchel complaints are legit as well. Ryan Murphy seems hellbent on testing the limits of how far down he drag a group of talented performers and writers with his ridiculous tired, circa 1990 Days of Our Lives plot lines. Seriously who is this guy blackmailing or…entertaining (ahem) to stay in power? Is it wrong to hope he texts while driving? Ok it is – but a girl can dream;)

        Comment by Renee – April 17, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I want more Tina and Mike, but then again I am biased because I am Asian,.

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I want more Tina and Mike and I am not Asian. I think they are both really talented.

          Comment by ska – April 17, 2012 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Aaww. Thanks !!

            Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:41 PM PDT  
          • I do, too. And I think it sucks that w haven’t seen more of Mike’s awesome dancing. Mike being a back up dancer to Blaine is just plain disturbing.

            In fact, I’m so tired of Blaine that I could scream. Was it really necessary to have him in the opening scene?? Ugh. So over that character. I get it-he’s gonna run the whole show next season, but could we actually wait until then to get Blaine Overload?!

            More Teen Jesus, please! Not only can that guy sing, but his acting is really good!

            Comment by Razz – April 18, 2012 03:35 AM PDT  
    • What show have you been watching? Glee has been the Rachel and Finn saga for Two Seasons and 16 episodes. LOL

      Comment by michelle – April 17, 2012 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not interested in Tina or Mike. I just want Klaine, Finchel and Brittana.

      Comment by Norbert – April 17, 2012 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “And I have to say, as annoying as I found Newell on Glee Project, his big vocal number was a serious show-stopper.”
    Well said, I couldn’t agree more! He was UBER obnoxious on Glee Project! I definitely rolled my eyes once he sashayed onto the camera … but he pulled out a great performance.

    Comment by Marc Millard – April 17, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought with the exception of Alex’s storyline (agreed: dynamo), and the Brittany/Santana storyline, this episode was utterly boring. It just feels like the show’s utterly grasping at straws from episode to episode, unsure how to continue these stories. I think that’s why they rely so much on these goofy theme episodes–it provides an easy way to fill time. But I can’t help but feel like there’s been absolutely no forward progression this season, and it’s becoming tedious to watch. Really hope it all gets pulled together with the upcoming graduation arcs, but I’m not holding out.

    Comment by Jones – April 17, 2012 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sick of Finn and Rachel.

    Comment by Magui – April 17, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best episode ever!

    Comment by J – April 17, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where was Quinn? Did I miss the explanation of where she was this episode?

    Comment by racbec – April 17, 2012 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think she was in one scene…or maybe I just imagined that. Both Sugar and Rory were completely absent the whole episode too…I know they’re fringe characters but they are part of the new directions so you’d think for continuity sake the show runners would make sure they were there in the ep.
      It would’ve been nice to see them work the songs into appropriate keys for their cast rather than just change the pitch so they all sounded like chipmunks. Really killed the mood.

      Comment by Tess – April 17, 2012 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The chipmunks sound may have killed the mood but it really sounded similar to the original and therefore it actually improved my mood a lot , just thinking of the good old days. I think the music was really made for the parents to watch Glee…

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wasn’t Dianna Agron was in Paris for Fashion Week during the shooting for this episode?

      Comment by Kelly – April 17, 2012 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Quinn was shown at the very beginning when Shue and Sue were explaining the dance floor but that was it. She then disappeared from the scene and the show. I also think Rory’s contract should be close to if not completed by now since each of the winners were only supposed to get a certain amount of episodes. Don’t know where Sugar was though. Tina was almost non existant too.

      Comment by Randi – April 18, 2012 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only thing that annoyed me about the episode was the horrible falsetto imitations on the majority of the songs but to be fair I was never a disco fan. The only performances I liked (vocally) where Disco Inferno and How Deep Is Your Love. I don’t think Rachel is as spineless as some people might claim. I think she is naive about what the future holds as are the majority of high school students. Wasn’t it obvious Finn was going to move to New York, duh! I was hoping Rachel wasn’t serious about staying in Lima, I think it was just another lame scene to make her not seem like a selfish, absorbed freak– that she use to be. I don’t hate Finchel and am personally glad this what will Finn do or won’t do storyline is now at rest. Brittney has gotten to the point where she is so stupid it’s not even funny or adorable (is she even graduating, her grades can’t be good) and how could Santana be seemingly so calm about a SEX tape going around school? Mr. Schue was spot on about Mercedes–she has less ambition than Rachel or Kurt–despite being just as talented (I beg to differ). I’m guessing since Mercedes is headed to CA she won’t be around next year? And I wish at least 3 kids or more in Glee would not pursue something in showbiz, just to show there are other directions in life or other interests they have. If somehow, they all become famous that would be utterly absurd. Really looking forward to next weeks episode.

    Btw, did anyone think it was silly when Puck told Finn he was his bestfriend? Since when? When have they last spoke. And how could Wade/Unique come to McKinley in the middle of the day, does he not have school? Oh. Glee.

    Comment by Salma – April 17, 2012 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really, really, really, appreciate the Panic! at the Disco nod in the title of the article.

    Comment by Alex – April 17, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i just wish they did an actual song by them

      Comment by Ami – April 23, 2012 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Quinn? Stop the madness!

    Comment by curious – April 17, 2012 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! We wait all that time to see if she’s okay and then the next episode after they come back, she is just MIA for no reason at all. Sugar and Rory were missing too and they did not say a single word about them all not being there… as if Glee fans are that easily distracted by a shiny dance floor. The students had it right from the start… DISCO WEEK SUCKS.

      Comment by Brendan – April 17, 2012 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The actor Dianna Agron (who plays Quinn) was in Paris. Keep on the madness.

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The fact that the actress was in Paris fashon Week during the shooting DOESN’T JUSTIFY Quinn being MIA almost the whole episode without any explanation. Good shows find a way to integrate someone’s absence from certain episodes.
        I think it was really poor plot-wise, especially since I couldn’t stop thinking how someone like Quinn (who was shown last week as someone in denial about her situation) would react to that dancing theme.

        Comment by Leodyn – April 18, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am sooooo sick of Finchel. Zzzzzzzzzzzz If only Klaine got one quarter of their airtime and storyline. :(

    Comment by Jo – April 17, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Klaine will have its storyline in the Whitney Houston tribute next week.. Remember that song Blaine will sing… ” It’s not alright but it’s ok” ? brace yourself for some Klaine drama.

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Naive. Glee is already the most ‘gay’ on primetime. What you saw tonight, same sex couple dancing is huge. The surest way to get your show cancelled is to go further than the general population and your advertisers can go. Get real and enjoy the progress we have.

      Comment by Sarah Gee – April 18, 2012 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you kidding? Klaine is the second most prominent couple on the show. Get in line behind the Samcedes, Brittana, and Tike shippers if you’re going to whine about airtime and story lines.

      Comment by Romy – April 18, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cant with this show anymore, Glee has completely destroyed Rachel Berry for me what happened to “my dreams are bigger than you” now its ‘oh, you don’t have any dreams? No biggie let me give up my lifelong dream of broadway so you can be happy because I lurve you despite the fact that you are a crappy boyfriend’ but since this is Glee it doesn’t end there now Finn needs to be a Hero by saying he will go to NY, but wait again! Rachel doesn’t want Finn to give up his potential dream for her eventhough she was fine with doing that for him, yet rest assured he is going to new york to be an actor so everything is totally cool because Finn is the true star and the once enpowered Rachel Berry is his girlfriend.

    Comment by Ali – April 17, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you remember what happened to Rachel in that very episode where she shouted “My dreams are better than your?” She came back to New Directions because she wanted to be part of something special. She wanted her friends and her friends wanted her back. It’s called living a life among people, and working out your differences. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. It doesn’t mean you lose your individuality or your ambition. It means you become a more well-rounded person.

      Comment by Lisa – April 17, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Except she obviously lost her ambition and individuality when she was willing to give up broadway for him.

        Comment by Dani – April 17, 2012 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Rachel never said that she was giving up Broadway. She said she would WAIT to go to Broadway. Big difference.

          Comment by bkwrm – April 18, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Actor’s Studio is a graduate program for which Finn would not be eligible. I think they are a horrible couple who feed off each other’s weaknesses. I wish Klaine would go to NY and get married– Blaine could skip senior year, get a GED and go to college just like my children did.
      I think the divided opinions about this episode are generational– I loved the songs and fondly remember the Gibb brothers, who have sold millions of albums over a 20+year period.

      Comment by OldLadyKlainer – April 18, 2012 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was one of the best episodes Glee has done since the Pilot. Will and Sue (and Emma) finally were back in the roles they should have been in all along — helping the seniors focus on their futures. And the focus on Finn, Santana, and Mercedes and the three seniors who don’t yet have future directions was perfect! I loved how the episode divided their stories into different segments, going from one to the next and using the performances to tie them all back in together each time — it was a great filming device. The music was all great; Boogie Shoes was wonderful, and brought in a great story, and brought Jesse St. James back to our world. I loved the solos and the group numbers, and the filming of each was perfect for conveying the story of the song. The best, though, was the final number — all of the New Directions (plus Sue and Will) strutting with the self-confidence they have learned through connecting with their passions as they’ve learned to express themselves in Glee, singing an epic, classic, musical-movie-defining song of epic proportions, with the hilarity of the Travolta suits in a totally awesome group performance. It doesn’t get any better than this.

    As for the three seniors at the center of tonight’s show, we’ve been seeing them for years now, and with a particular focus on Santana and Mercedes as well as Finn (and Rachel, Kurt, and Quinn) in season three, moving forward on their journeys. The focus on Finn, in particular, has been there from the very start of Glee. Finn, who was introduced to us in the Pilot back in 2009 as the guy who thought he was doomed to be a Lima Loser but who still somehow found the courage to follow his passion and do what he loved, IS Tony Minero. And three years later, we find him figuring out a dream of his own (and keeping up the parallel his character has always had with Quinn, who also decided, back in 3×08, that she wants to study acting) and getting the courage to pursue it — because of the way Glee has changed his life, because of the belief Will and Rachel have in him, and because of his love for Rachel. Cory Monteith delivered another stunning performance, hitting every single aspect of Finn’s character and emotions perfectly, and Lea Michele gave us Rachel in love and Rachel taking charge and Rachel working to find a way to have it all to perfection. (And her “How Deep Is Your Love” was gorgeous!) “Saturday Night Gleever” gave us a great, totally consistent development in Finn Hudson’s series-long story, with plenty of challenges left to come — because we don’t know yet if he’ll get in to the school, if he’ll make it to NYC, and what challenges he might still have to overcome to get a happy ending..

    For all of the seniors, in fact (except Brittany & Sam) we now have an idea of where they may be heading, but we still have no idea of whether they’ll get there. We don’t know if Mercedes will actually go to L.A.; if Quinn will get to Yale post-accident; if Mike has gotten into dance school. It looked a lot like Santana might not think cheer-leading is her dream. We don’t know if Puck will actually find the courage to go to L.A. on his own. We don’t know if Rachel and Kurt will make it into NYADA — and it looks like Burt might not want Kurt to go. And, as said above, we don’t know if Finn’s ‘reaching for the stars’ dream will be achieved. Without giving away the end of the season story at all, the episode totally moved things forward and raised the stakes for the stories of these seniors in the final weeks of their senior year.

    Brilliantly written, acted, performed, and directed. (And what great lines tucked in there! Sue’s humor was spot-on; loved the “I think Cheney’s still got it” re her sex tape with Oliver North. Jesse’s likening of Vocal Adrenaline to the Borg was epic.) Glee’s writers, actors, music team, directors, and all the crew should stand up and take a well deserved bow.

    Comment by STW – April 17, 2012 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This gives TL:DR new meaning lol.

      Comment by Renee – April 17, 2012 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, People who wonder why Finchel is still up front and centre, people tend to forget that Finn is indeed one of the leads in Glee. whether we like him or not. ( I hated him during Season 2, the hate has diminished a bit in Season 3).

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed, Cory Monteith gave an emotionally moving performance in tonight’s episode (and this wasn’t the first time). I like that finn is unsure and scared and cynical, reminds me of a lot of the people I went to high school with.

      Comment by Shana – April 17, 2012 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Dave. If it’s been 3 months since Quinn’s accident or whatever…I’d like to know what happened to him…even if I’m the only one.

    And please, PLEASE no more Blaine!plot will S4. We’re losing our seniors. Just, AUUUGH, Glee. =__=

    But Alex keeeeeeeeeeled it tonight. You’re right…I didn’t enjoy him as much on TGP as I did tonight. He WERKED it. XD! Kudos, Alex!!!!! XD!

    And Sam ILY please give me at least Samcedes before S3 ends…

    Comment by dd – April 17, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry but Blaine will be one of the leads in Season 4. Unless they will find a great guy in the Glee Project 2.

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I miss Dave too. I also like Blaine, though, so I’m not too upset with the show in general as most viewers seem to be.

      Comment by jess – April 17, 2012 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Max Adler (Karofsky) is under contract in another TV pilot. so we have to wait until he is free.

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was awful. AWFUL. Please someone put Rachel Berry out of her mysery and send Finn off to China or something

    Comment by sucked – April 17, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved every minute of it. The music was exceptional, of course, because I lived disco. For all the haters who feel that Rachel has changed to the point of giving up her dream for a guy, well, here goes. 1. S1 she was sad, lonely, desperate for acceptance, and as she said in tonite’s epi that her feeling going to NY would make things all better was an empty dream that only partially filled her. 2. The rest were friends, acceptance, now the love of her life who completes her. 3. Her home is where Finn is-not giving up anything but wanting all the joy in life that a person could ever ask for. 4. A fullfillment of hope and happiness. 5. Peace within her heart knowing that all the pieces of her life was coming together in a wrapped package for her to live life full of joy which includes New York and Broadway. Something all you haters seem to not digest and want to realize that she has never given up her dream of success of stardom. 6. The only thing different is that she and Finn have helped each other grow into fine thoughtful loving and giving people who care for others not just solely for themselves as they both were like season 1. 7. How far they have come. I loved how Finn told Puck no to Puck’s invitation to LA because Finn knew that was not for him. 8. Finn finally grew up and believed enough himself to dream big- an actor. 9. Same goes for Santana and Mercedes they knew they wanted stardom but didn’t know how to obtain their dream. 10. A plausible cause to their hatred and dislike but actually jealousy of Rachel and her determination to achieve stardom. It’s going to be nice hearing Santana say to Rachel next episode I’m going to miss you.
    I thought this episode was well written and all the creators used all their talents to make this episode a great one. I’ll always remember this one as character growth for the New Directions. Wasn’t phased by Alex and the Unique of it all. I really enjoyed Unique’s performance. Jesse just may not be able to control her. Teehee. Thanx Glee for the fun and the great stories.

    Comment by yep – April 17, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know the sad/funny thing is that your comment that you ‘lived disco’ isn’t even what makes you sound like the oldest living Gleek. That would be your whole ‘her home is where her man is’ essay. Thank you for explaining everyone’s motivation and emotional journey though. Santana and Mercedes are just jealous of Rachel, hmm? Well, I’m sure that’s what her Dads told her:) (love Rachel btw – but this isn’t Barbie’s Glee Dream House. (Oh,god,did I just Murphy a new plot idea? I’m sorry.)

      Comment by Renee – April 17, 2012 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Her home is where her man is… Is this so old fashioned ? Or should we say : his home is where his woman is ? Honestly speaking, how many men would love to reduce their ego, give up their dreams or their career so that their wife/female partner can pursue theirs ?

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • my ivy-league educated husband did this for me when we moved abroad for my job. then, i did the same for him. this is what genuine, equal partners do. i could name dozens of couples who have done the same. what decade do you live in?

          Comment by rmb – April 18, 2012 03:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have to respond to your comment. You have just shown that you have no idea what inner peace or true love is. So I am sorry for you to not have had the joy to experience the completeness it gives you. Rachel and Finn are fictional characters given this gift and Glee is protraying this avenue or road to maturity and character growth for Finchel. I loved their scenes together. As for your comment about me you don’t know me at all. I’m not as old as you think, but I think outside of the box to experience and enjoy positive things about all eras and genres of music including the dances done in that time period. I see the positives to learn from. All I see from your comments is negativity-a true sign of lack of inner peace. I wish good things for you and hope you find it and appreciate it some day. Until then peace.

        Comment by yep – April 18, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t stand when Finn sings normally but that falsetto of his was mind-numbingly awful. OMG!

    And please get rid of Blaine soon!

    Comment by Jrs – April 17, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re hilarious. Darren is immensely talented and brings in a lot of fans, and Blaine is clearly being primed to be a lead next season. Also, what could he possibly have done last night to make you mad? I’m really sick of the pointless and unwarranted Blaine hate. Grow up.

      Comment by Arthur – April 18, 2012 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If Blaine is being primed to be a lead next season that is fine, but at least move him out of the way so the characters that are supposed to be leaving this year can have the spotlight since Blaine will have another season. jfc.

        Comment by Megan – April 18, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Each to our own opinions of how the characters/actors sing/dance/act. I differ with you about Finn’s singing it was really good just what was done in the 70′s by the BeeGees and others then. It seems that the disco theme was not interesting to viewers this week because it has been passe for so long. But this is what Glee does, introduce different genre of music to its viewers to experience again or for the first time. Finn is not the best singer of the ND but he is talented and deserves the spotlight from time to time. This episode featured Finn’s story and he deserved to have a singing solo or part solo of a song. Blaine has had so many so far this season. So you have had your opinion of Finn’s singing , there are many like me who enjoy his singing. IMO Blaine did not do falsetto very well either. It is a style of singing in its day that was popular but not today.

      Comment by yep – April 18, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as this show can frustrate me from time to time, I can’t help but love it for the cultural lines it often crosses. I’m not always crazy about how preachy it can get it, but overall I can’t deny the value of its groundbreaking aspects. The scene at the end of the episode of the four couples dancing subtle yet completely amazing.

    Comment by Mike – April 17, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee. Where college acceptance letters are just handed to you.

    Comment by A – April 17, 2012 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES. I wish it were this easy.
      “Oh look, I think I’ll apply to Yale…”

      Comment by Emma – April 17, 2012 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously.

      Comment by Emily – April 17, 2012 10:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cheesy and cute,nothing special. But I thought Alex was fantastic. And doesn’t Amber look amazing this season?

    Comment by jess – April 17, 2012 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And some great Santana, Sue and St. James one liners. Kurt was funny too.

      Comment by jess – April 17, 2012 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the episode. I wasn’t looking forward to a disco hour but the character development was great and I loved the Brittany/Santana and Finn/Rachel storylines. It was a little much to believe Will/Sue were dim enough to think a white suit from the 70s would entice the kids but atleast they didn’t pretend the glee club was desperate to win it.

    Comment by dude – April 17, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought it was a lot of fun with good musical numbers. Compare this show to Smash and you’ll appreciate it more.

    Comment by Davey – April 17, 2012 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree! This was such a fun episode and so much better than Smash. Loved the return of Lord Tubbington as well :)

      Comment by dani – April 17, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lord Tubbington I have missed. Brittany is back with her hilarity. Loved the filmed house cleaning methods with Lord Tubbington-genius.

        Comment by yep – April 18, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t understand why Kurt – who naturally can actually SING WELL in this range didn’t have a solo. He would have been amazing on Staying Alive – except that wouldn’t work for their plot. But come on. FINN? I like Finn well enough, but giving him two solos for the freaking Bee Gees and giving Blaine a random solo and not Kurt? Fail, Glee, fail.

    Comment by Katie – April 17, 2012 08:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I seriously do like Darren Criss and all, but I agree completely. If they were handing out random solos, Kurt had to get one. Then again, he was amongst those who screamed Disco Sucks and we already knew Blaine liked it. I just want a Kurt solo.

      Comment by jess – April 17, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, that’s the only thing I could think of in regards to the random solo. He was one of the original ND who protested doing disco. But still!

        I did love that in the flashback with Will they were wearing those horrible orange things they had ND wear in the deleted pilot scenes. Amazing how they can have continuity for that, but not for their plotlines.

        Comment by Katie – April 17, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Next week there will be a Kurt solo…

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • True. It’s just that falsetto week would have been a good fit for him.

          Comment by holla – April 18, 2012 07:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • … and again a Blaine solo.
          Like every week.

          Comment by Kaley – April 18, 2012 10:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved this episode. Finally Finn’s turn! and Cory Monteith just knocked it out of the park. This is a couple who inspire each other. So sick of the haters – or rather the ones that are after another ship that aint gonna happen and try and spoil it for the rest of us.

    Comment by srah – April 17, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, what is up with people. They can never be satisfied.

    First because Rachel is being selfish, now cause she is being weak.
    Which actually, was great for her to say. If you are in a relationship as big as theirs (THEY WERE GETTING MARRIED FOR GODS SAKE!) You have to think about how your couple feels about it, it’s not just about you. And she did what is good. She has always pusued her dreams and she sent that to young girls, but she can’t be that selfish, and neither do young girls. The word doesn’t revolve around her (or them).
    For me, this was by far my favorite episode of this past two seasons. It’s was like old glee days. The songs were great, the plotlines were good. I agree the writing is sometimes terrible, but they did a good job here.
    I respect everyones opinion but sometimes it really is exagerated. Later people will complaint about Lord Tubbington being fat. Seriously, it’s ridiculous.

    Comment by Giovanni – April 17, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, Lord Tubbington’s health is an issue – he’s at risk. But seriously – always pursuing your dreams is selfish? And that’s a bad message for young girls specifically. Please do not have daughters. (or sons for that matter.) Assume you’ve explained to the women in your life how selfish it would be of them to pursue there dreams instead of focusing on you – cause that would just be selfish.

      Comment by Renee – April 17, 2012 09:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Whether you like it or not… in some societies , if both people of a heterosexual couple have dreams… then many times it is the female who has to postpone or give up her dreams… in favor ot the dream of the male who will be the main breadwinner.

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m not agreeing with your comment. No one should ever postpone their dreams. Though it happens. But this is not a case like that.

          Comment by Giovanni – April 18, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You totally didn’t understand me. I think everyone should pusue their dreams and Rachel is doing it, and that’s a great message for young girls. But she is in a relationship and you also have to think about what her couple feels or what he wants, she never asked him what he wanted. And last episode she did, and it was the right thing. And it’s not like Finn is a bad person, we always have wanted the best for her.

        Comment by Giovanni – April 18, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved the episode but I am sick and tired of Kurt not getting a solo!!! How many months has it been since he has had one?? WAY TOO MANY!!!

    Comment by Susie – April 17, 2012 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There will be a Kurt solo next week.

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You people just blow my freaking mind! If you don’t like the show than why the hell are you watching it?! And taking the time to bitch and complain about it on here?! These sites are for fans of the shows they are watching, not the haters.

    And one point everyone needs to remember, IT’S A TV SHOW! A SCRIPTED, FICTIONAL TV SHOW!! It’s not reality. Its meant to be fun and over the top and make you feel good and laugh.

    Get over it!!!

    Comment by Jared – April 17, 2012 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Preach!

      Comment by dani – April 17, 2012 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, please try to be more cool and detached than ALL CAPS JARED here. lol. Just a show dude. So you were feeling good and laughing from your Glee high and then what – comment rage set in? I’m sure there’s an ‘Every Glee is Sacred’ site – good luck, amigo.

      Comment by Alyce – April 17, 2012 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think calling someone out on using all caps only applies to those who use it excessively. I’m not seeing it with this one.

        Comment by Emily – April 17, 2012 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well said.

      Comment by Jimminy Cricket – April 17, 2012 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Music was horrible in this episode. After weeks of enduring Damian, Unique was a breath of fresh air. Samuel has zero charisma. I thought Mercedes was a Junior…not a senior. I am so tired of the Brittania “love” story….I cringe every time Blaine is on-screen (talk about over-exposure) The writers must hate Jenna/Tina…she’s barely there.

    Comment by Coolio Jackson – April 17, 2012 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why do you watch the show then?

      Comment by Jimminy Cricket – April 17, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think he may have watched the Glee project and is a fan of Alex Newell (Wade/Unique) and in this episode, Alex’s character has been introduced for the first time.

        Me personally I love Sam Larsen/Joe Hart and how he was smoothly introduced in the God Squad.. and I also like the “Gerber baby ” :-)

        Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I watch the show because I still have hope that it will return to the glory days of season one. I do get frustrated that the show introduces so many characters while ignoring the veterans in the cast. I also feel that the direction of some of the characters isn’t what I had hoped for. I also don’t think that half of the Glee Project outcome (Damian and Samuel) just didn’t work and felt forced. While Damian was nice and charming…he’s not an actor and I failed to see any charisma in Samuel. The 2 runners up did turn out better. That doesn’t mean that I have given up on the show or that I don’t want to watch it…I just want it to be better and I know that it can be.

        Comment by Coolio Jackson – April 18, 2012 03:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Blaine is amazing. Haters gonna hate, but the boy can sing and dance – he’s one of the few in the cast who can keep up with Harry and Heather’s moves. More Blaine, please, Darren’s charisma is one of the only things that keeps my faith in this show.

      Comment by Arthur – April 18, 2012 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Naya, Amber, Jenna, Chris, and Lea all could have performed the YSBD choreography just as well as Darren last night. He’s a good dancer, but can we please stop acting like he’s in Harry and Heather’s league?

        Comment by ash – April 18, 2012 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • He is not in Harry and Heather league but he is above all of those you mention, kevin is slightly above Darren, but the four of the are way above the rest.

          Comment by P – April 20, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really good episode, but come on if someone is billed as the first person they should actually be in the episode! Where was Dianna in this episode? The rest of it was pretty good even though I’m tired of Finchel! I loved the Mercedes and Same though!

    Comment by Alicia L. – April 17, 2012 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No one will ever be satisfied with anything on this show. So either accept it and watch it, or don’t watch it.

    I actually thought that this was a great episode and from what I’ve heard/read this was a great way for them to introduce the storylines of the remaining episodes. I feel that everyone is going to have a significant storyline coming up (even Tina!) so I am really excited to see what they have planned after this episode.

    Comment by Chelsea – April 17, 2012 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No too sure about Tina’s storyline development, but then again, there might be something brewing…. and besides that…there is always Season 4…

      Comment by Lily – April 17, 2012 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally agree about Alex – he bugged the snot out of me on Glee Project, but he knocked it out of the park tonight. The musical number was stellar, but I thought he was really strong in hs dramatic moments, too, even though the initial set-up was a little silly.

    Comment by spotupshooter – April 18, 2012 12:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I did not like the episode. I didn’t like Alex’s acting but he was great in the musical number – totally loved it and my favorite of the night. I don’t understand why Blaine sings leads on a show he is barely in. I just wish that for once the teachers would at least attempt to help Puck. He may be motivated but maybe if he got a little support too on occassion it would be good for him. My guess is that they don’t plan to keep the character so why try to have other characters invest time in him.

    Comment by missy – April 18, 2012 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe because Darren has a brilliant voice? He could sing every song and I’d be chuffed.

      Comment by Charles – April 18, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Much to my own amazement, I liked this a lot more than most of this season’s filler episodes. Once I got beyond the ridiculousness that Mr. Schu 1) was so fond of disco graduating from high school in the early 90s, 2) didn’t ponder that so many seniors didn’t have plans until WEEKS before graduation (after most college applications are due), and 3) didn’t know that Brooklyn IS PART OF NEW YORK CITY!, the episode did actually focus on more of the neglected students (even if Rachel had to grandstand with a song of her own again!).

    Wade the transsexual (a year and a half after Mercedes couldn’t even sing about Transsexual, Transylvania) was a nice diversion and, while I am bummed that Sam is playing the part of surrogate Shane in my mind, I am glad that Mercedes got some attention (and would really like to see her LA spinoff!). I’m not sure whether it is complimentary or insulting that Santana was the only one that Schu though had potential for something academic (for now, I’m going with complimentary), but I do like that Brittania is a fully-fledged relationship now. Sue’s support was nice (even if it did come with yet another cutaway of Becky as slave labor) and, while Finn suddenly deciding he wanted to be a professional actor (after showing no signs of interest, even privately, before) is strange, I am glad for his sake that Monteith gets (the only?) emotional scenes to play.

    And the Whitney episode looks promising from the promos, as the How Will I Know cover already sounds infinitely better to me than Jessica Sanchez’s cover on American Idol (and before the haters jump on me again, I did really like her cover of Stuttering last week).

    Comment by Nate – April 18, 2012 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was surprised by last night’s Glee, I’ve been losing interest in it for a while but last night was actually quite good. My highlights were:

    -Mercedes and Sam
    -Jonathan Groff (he looked fantastic in that suit!)

    I don’t like that Finn needs to be coddled in order to find his own way and it just proves that he and Rachel are in no place to even consider getting married. The Brittana moments were sweet, and for once Schue didn’t say or do something that elicited painful threats on his chin on tumblr. I actually really like Sue in this mentor situation, even if it is for selfish purposes. As for the Glee club, is it Brittany, Sam, Tina, Arite, Sugar, and Blaine who’ll be left at McKinley? That’s going to be an interesting line-up since all but Blaine and Brittany have be mostly used as secondary storyline characters.

    Comment by Annie – April 18, 2012 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i wasn’t super into last night’s episode because some parts are just too ridiculous to swallow (i.e. Mr. Shue’s speech as Slezak repeated above). dunno… maybe I’m just too old/jaded/realistic to believe in “chase after your dreams, if you want it hard enough, it’ll come true.” yeah… somebody’s going to pay for my half million $ med school bills… >_> and applying to colleges in April? Come on!!!
    that being said, i did enjoy almost all of the musical numbers. but even more than that, I loved Lord Tubbington doing household chores!!! lol FOX needs to release a full video of that STAT!!!

    Comment by Jess – April 18, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree about Finn’s falsetto. No. Rachel’s vocals were great, I thought. And I loled at Blaine’s excitement for disco.

    Comment by holla – April 18, 2012 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m with Puck – DISCO SUCKS and so did this episode. I rolled my eyes so much during the show that I got a headache. Hated Alex Newell on Glee Project and don’t give a rip about “Unique”. Ryan Murphy did nothing with Damien’s screen time and has done relatively nothing with the dreds guy too. Why bother having them on the show at all if they are just standing in the background like all the anonymous musicians lurking about the choral room. Seriously hope they find some interesting new characters because I’m tired of the ones they have now and are ready to see some graduate and go away!

    Comment by JenG. – April 18, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lord Tubbington stole the show!

    Comment by nancy – April 18, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think, miraculously, Lord Tubbington is about the only thing in here everyone would be in agreement on :D! Apparently you can’t go wrong with a cute cat doing chores.

      Comment by Angela – April 18, 2012 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Come on. Cory Monteith is 30 years old and doesn´t convince as a teenager anymore. Awful.

    Comment by Marina Sabino – April 18, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like to know how Rachel’s being outed is not a “pertinent plot detail”.

    Comment by gabirol – April 18, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We never get to hear Kurt sing anymore because they always give the solos to Blaine… *eyeroll*

    Comment by Meg – April 18, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like commenting online. I like commenting generally as I am very passionate about my opinions, but since I’m usually the only one, I find that it’s a waste of time. My only hope is that this comment will find its way to the creators, and touch whatever bits in their soul they haven’t sold.
    It’s not like I had great expectations. The last good episode of GLEE was last year’s Christmas episode, and it all went down from there in a spiral of populism, clichés, vanity and self-compensating fantasies. Their messages got less sophisticated and more empty and shallow. Their original songs were a sickening display of how the show that started with a statement about not being like ‘High School Musical’ turned to something so much worse… I try to understand what happened (even though nothing really happened) in this episode that made me want to react this much, and I think it’s because I found it offensive.
    You see, by supporting dreams of performance and art (by their own proclamation), GLEE became an advocate not for true individualism and accomplishing one’s true passion. Instead, with a great support from the social-networking culture, YouTube, shows like ‘American Idols’ and ‘The Voice’ and so on – GLEE makes it seem like the only dreams worth dreaming are those of performing arts. [SNL! had a nice sketch on this subject when Daniel Radcliffe hosted.] The little lesson that Brittany taught Santana about fame (the only good piece of storyline, completely ruined by terrible writing) can easily apply to the very message GLEE pretends to deliver.
    After all, in LIFE, the road is much more important than the outcome. Wherever you get, you find that there is more to go. It is how you get there that stays with you. As for artists, they don’t only exist on the stage, the screen, in galleries or museums.. Sometimes they are the people that turn a 50-year-old banged-up Beetle back into a functioning vehicle for a few more years. And they don’t have to be famous. [Ironically, I am an aspiring writer\filmmaker; however, I don’t find this dream superior or inferior to any other.]
    But that wasn’t what I found so offensive.
    Even if I could get past Finn’s horrifying and ridiculous monologue about being young, which was compatible with the stupid notion that high school is the best time in our lives – Which is a scam intended to inflate teenagers’ already over-sized egos with the purpose of increasing their consumption – i.e. get them to buy stuff…
    Even if I could get past the hypocrisy of suggesting that posting a clip on YouTube and getting hits can put Mercedes anywhere near her idols, who struggled and fought and LIVED and poured it all into those hit-songs that inspired people all over the world…
    What I could never get over, is the promotion of this conservative and old-fashioned idea, under the mask of Mr. Schue’s constant care and concern, that kids have to know what they want to do with their lives at the age of 18. Even the phrase “what to do with your life” is archaic. You don’t DO anything with your life, you live them. More than a decade after “Sunscreen” GLEE sings an entirely different tune, completely irrelevant to my generation, disturbingly erasing the progress that’s been done regarding our perception of personal success.
    In my country, kids well into their twenties can still be lost or searching, some even later. We’re not short of any scientific, artistic or cultural achievements because of it. Our reality IS a bit different (most of us have mandatory service after high school), but generally the pressure to have a direction is subjective and personal rather than a social convention.
    Finn used to represent beautifully the struggle between individualism on the inside and conformism on the outside, between who you are and who everybody wants or expects or says you should be. This episode was not a celebration of his own truth, it was his submission to the noise around him, that differs from the noise two seasons ago only by it’s supposed good intentions.
    In conclusion (Finally! This is why I don’t usually do this. If you’re still here I thank you AND salute you), all of the above, in the shell of unbelievably horrible writing, uninspired directing, and the kind of bad editing you would expect not from an amateur, but from a professional impotent – this episode of GLEE was a vision of simply bad television. Having all of those lovely and talented people (most are underappreciated in my opinion, especially after the reduced and limited appearance in “Inside The Actor’s Studio”) in that show is the equivalent of having a bunch of diamonds in a pile of trash. I sincerely hope most of them will graduate and get the hell out of there.

    Comment by SBS – April 18, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alex was definitely the episode MVP. The low point was the 54895th gratuitous Blaine solo. Someone shut him up already.

    Comment by Romy – April 18, 2012 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I felt like a lot characters were absent from this episodes. Emma was barely seen. Sugar & Rory were nowhere to be seen. Quinn and Artie were barely seen. Joe started being used more in the show, and I thought they pulled off the Wade-Mercedes-Kurt story-line pretty well.

    All and all, the second half of this episode was way more entertaining to me.

    Comment by Brad – April 18, 2012 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Kurt’s voice :(

    Comment by loles – April 18, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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