December 5, 2013
I know, it seems like just last week it was mid-April or May around the hallways of McKinley, but now it's suddenly Christmastime and the Gleeks are rockin around the Christmas tree? Oh Glee, we love you, but what even is your time frame? Tonight is the final Glee episode of 2013, and what better way to say peace out to 2013 than with the annual Glee Christmas episode. It's a Merry Gleemas, y'all! Jane Lynch introduces the episode explaining that this episode was too hot for TV last year and was cut down to be allowed to air on Fox this year. Uh, whatever you say Jane Lynch, but let's not forget how perfect Glee, Actually was, shall we? Flashbacking to Christmas 2012 - the glee club is gearing up for a Christmas decoration contest with Tina at the helm, being as psychotic and ridiculous as usual. Santana has crash landed her sleigh into the Hummel-Berry loft and is celebrating the holidays the best way she knows how - expensive gifts and sarcasm, of course. Back in Lima, the McKinley non-denominational Christmas club is taking to the task of creating a living nativity to replace the defaced nativity outside. Sue challenges Sam and Tina to come up with something good for the decoration contest since she's the judge, and going to be her usual harsh self. Rachel gets herself, Santana, and Kurt jobs working as elves in a crowded Santaland from hell, where the Santa is not even remotely interested in dealing with his elves and escapes the North Pole for a little time with Jack and Daniel. Being the uber prepared girl she is, Rachel musters up the Christmas spirit with help from Santana and Kurt performing 'Here Comes, Santa Claus', but the performance is anything but a hit as the angry kids begin to throw things and heckle them.Glee-Cap: Puppet Master.
November 28, 2013
You know when I was sitting around with my family having dinner, in between passing dishes and pies, I thought - you know what would make this a better Thanksgiving? Puppets and What Does the Fox Say! I mean, come on - you can't have Thanksgiving without puppets and weird YouTube sensations singing about the sounds a fox makes. So, tonight, we are grateful for Glee and ponder the question - what does the Gleek say? Mr. Schue is stuck working on things, so Blaine takes over glee club, and the glee clubbers are less than pleased with Blaine's ideas, causing Blaine to exit dramatically. Kurt presents Pamela Lansbury with their first gig at Callbacks, while the rest of the group is not feeling the idea of it, Kurt is not listening. Imagining the perfect scenario, Kurt imagines Pamela Lansbury [with himself at the helm] singing 'Into the Groove' to a sold out crowd. Kurt and Blaine talk it up about the glee club rebellion of Blaine, which Kurt attributes to the idea they may find him controlling, which Blaine doesn't understand.Glee-Cap: Movin' Out.
November 21, 2013
Sing us a song of a piano man, Gleeks. Tonight, the Gleeks sing us a song of Billy Joel, the piano man himself steps into the spotlight as the seniors begin planning their futures and some have that New York State of Mind. It's time to move it out, tonight, Gleeks. So, Piano Man - do you know Rose's Turn? It's Career Week at William McKinley High, and Sue is determined to show the kids of McKinley the careers they could possibly have, while Will is upset that there's no fine arts representation. With the careers in the arts ignored, Will focuses the glee club to know that despite the fact that careers in the arts are not security guarantees, he assures them that if you love and believe in your passion, you can do it. With that in mind, Mr. Schue gives a nod to the two seniors going for it in the big city - Blaine and Sam. With a theme of Billy Joel, a man who struggled for years in his pursuit of the arts, Blaine and Sam kick it off with "Movin Out (Anthony's Song)" and move it on out to New York to pursue their passions. Artie confronts Becky about her lack of future plans, but Sue sways him away and stops the conversation, while tensions are high between Marley and Jake after his cheating with Bree. In New York, Kurt builds up Blaine's confidence for his big NYADA audition by having him perform "Piano Man" at Spotlight.Glee-Cap: The End of Twerk.
November 14, 2013
Guys, you know I've been thinking - you know what Glee needs more of? Continuity, Klaine, and Katy Perry are all great things to say, but you know what Glee REALLY needs more of? TWERKING! Come on, just what we all want to see is our Gleeks twerk the night away. ..I know, I know - I'm a genius. Well, apparently Ryan Murphy and crew have heard my genius idea, and are giving us what we ALL want to see. Tonight, it's a twerking good time, Gleeks - and you ain't even ready. Twerking has taken control of the McKinley hallways, and New Directions is getting themselves set up to twerk the competition away with some twerking tutorials for those who lack the twerking ability. Rachel makes a change and cuts her hair, which does not sit well with her director, but despite the hair cut, Rachel kills it in the rehearsal room with her co-star singing 'You Are Woman, I Am Man'. After the number, the director is knocked out by how the hair cut enhances Rachel's performance. Score one for Ms. Berry! A bathroom revolution breaks out at McKinley thanks to Unique, while Rachel reveals her new do is a wig, and challenges Kurt to break out of his mundane routine and live a little. Who knew La Berry was such a rebel rouser? Kurt gives into Rachel's probing and they decide to break out the alcohol and let loose. Oh boy, another Berry Trainwreck Extravaganza?Glee-Cap: A Katy or A Gaga?
November 7, 2013
Alright, Gleeks do you live for the applause or do you want us to hear you roar? Well, Gleeks, it's time to answer the age old question are you a Katy or a Gaga? Are you teenage dreaming tonight or are all you all about the fame? Tonight, Glee roars back with a dash of Prism and a pop of ArtPop oh, and some dude named Adam Lambert is guest starring. Like anyone knows who he is, right? Be prepared to pick a side, Gleeks it's on Katy Kats (or are you Katy Tigers?) and Little Monsters! After finding about competing against Throat Explosion for Nationals, the New Directions are challenged by Mr. Schue to channel their inner Gagas and Katy Perrys to really bring it to the Throat Explosion level. Kurt is pushing forward with his band idea, and recruits Dani and Santana, but Rachel is more focused on Funny Girl and trying to move on after Finn's passing. Sam finds that he and his crush Penny are pretty different Skrillex and True Jackson VP don't exactly mesh, but deciding to channel his inner Gaga, Sam is determined to make himself less a Katy, more of a Gaga for his lady. Artie and Kitty continue to adjust to life as couple, while Becky taunts away about Artie being her sloppy seconds. Kurt's auditions for his new band don't go over too well when a scene stealing star named Star Child (Adam Lambert) brings a little Marry The Night and leaves Kurt green with envy. Queen Gaga Hummel may have just been out Gagaed oh snap!Glee-Cap: The Quarterback.
October 10, 2013
I'm not going to sugar coat any of this for you, simply because I know we're all in the same place - we're not ready. We will most likely never be ready, but tonight - it is goodbye to everyone's lovable clumsy dancer and the man who brought him to life. Now, if you know me or have been reading these recaps since I've been doing them, you know my intros rarely ever have a serious undertone, but tonight - I can honestly say that I am going to have the most difficult time recapping tonight's episode. Tonight, we learn that goodbye is the hardest word to say or sing. Gleeks - tonight, we stand united. This is for Cory and Finn - thank you for your light, your passion, and your warmth. Thank you, thank you. The episode opens with the entire Glee club - past and present (sans Rachel) singing 'Seasons of Love' with Mercedes as the soloist, before turning to a photo of Finn in memoriam. Kurt is packing to return to Lima for a memorial for Finn, still unable to believe that Finn, his brother, is gone. The staff reacts to Finn's death in typical fashion - Sue being her usual self, much to the objection of Emma, Mr. Schue, and Coach Bieste. The glee club members (along with returning members - Santana, Mike, Kurt, Puck, and Mercedes) join together in the choir room, where Mr. Schue dedicates the week to Finn. Mercedes dedicates a performance of 'I'll Stand by You' (a song Finn sang to his one time thought unborn child and girlfriend, Quinn). The memorial tree that was planted Is stolen (by Puck), and Kurt meets with Sue to discuss replacing it before meeting Burt and Carole to go through Finn's things, which is a very emotional experience for all. Kurt has a run in with Puck near their one time usual spot - the dumpster, which Puck angrily demands Finn's jacket from Kurt, but Kurt refuses.Glee-Cap: Tina in The Sky With Diamonds.
October 3, 2013
How's it feel, Gleeks? Having Glee back in your life? You feeling all the Beatles love, love, love from last week? Because, the Gleetlemania continues this week - Nah, nah, nah, nah - Hey Glee! Its Prom time at McKinley, because you know, Proms happen in October everywhere, yeah? Who will be crowned king and queen of the McKinley heap? Keep calm, Gleeks, and let it be! Sam laments about his lack of love to newly engaged Blaine, as the New Directions move into the experimental period of the Beatles category. The prom court nominations are announced with Tina, Artie, Kitty, and Blaine being nominated for queen and king respectively, leaving Sam confused as to why he's not included. Tina lets the nomination go to her head, but is - as per usual, ignored and dismissed as she attempts to perform "Revolution". Santana books a commercial for a yeast infection medication, but the normally envious Rachel is too distracted by her lack of phone call from the producers of Funny Girl to really get upset. Kitty is cornered by Bree and the Cheerios and demanded to put up a fight for queen or risk being bumped down the social ladder, while Sam laments about being dumped by Tina as her prom date for not being nominated as king. Sue demands the student body all get vaccinated, beginning with the glee club, while Kurt attempts to get Rachel's mojo back with a performance of "Get Back". Sam meets the new trainee student nurse, Penny (Phoebe Strole) and seems to be a little love sick, while Tina freaks out when Kitty launches a campaign for queen, but Kitty is just as confused her. Santana bonds with co-worker Dani (Demi Lovato) and the sparks begin to fly, but Santana is freaking out much to Rachel's amusement. Artie and Blaine confront Sam on his obvious crush on Penny, and give him a little pep talk to channel his crush into the Beatles mantra, which he does with a performance of "Something".Glee-Cap: Love, Love, Love.
September 26, 2013
Sup, Gleeks!? Hope you had a really great summer of love, love, love. Oh yes, Gleeks - it's the epic TWO PART (yes, it's so epic, it needed TWO episodes) Beatles tribute episode! Are you ready? Do you want me to hold you hand? Because, Glee loves you, yeah, yeah! Get ready to let it be, Gleeks. Glee is about to bring the John, Paul, Ringo, and George! Rachel has yet another callback for Funny Girl, this time on the Great White Way - on stage at the St. James Theatre. While sitting the wings, Rachel overhears the discussion of the director and her Tony winning reading partner discussing that perhaps she's wonderful, but not just right. Relishing in the Broadway dreams that may have passed, Rachel sings 'Yesterday' as she strolls along familiar settings - ironically all the places she shared in New York with Finn. Mr. Schue announces that the theme for two weeks will be the Beatles, which is met with a mixed reaction from Kitty, but excitement among the rest of the New Directions. Artie seems to be wooing Kitty, but is this kitty cat ready for a ride in the Artie mobile? Kitty, Artie, (along with the rest of the New Directions) hit up a carnival and gives us a little duet action on 'Drive My Car'. Bree, a brand new Cheerio, seems out to ruin Kitty, taking to instagram a couple photos of Kitty with Artie, leading to Kitty to put her and Artie on the down low to keep her rep. Santana gets Rachel hired a Broadway themed diner she's working out, but Rachel seems less than thrilled and focused because of her chemistry callback. Blaine woos Kurt back with a picnic - officially making them boyfriends again, but what would a Klaine happy reunion be without a duet on 'Got to Get You into my Life' complete with a marching band. God bless you, Klaine. God bless your style and love. And what better way to cement your reunion than with a sweet kiss, which is exactly what Kurt and Blaine do.Glee-Cap: All or Nothing
May 9, 2013
It's that time of year again, Gleeks! No, it's not time for Mr. Schue to white boy rap - we would all like to forget that ever happened. It's time for Regionals and you know for all the absurdity that entails - it wouldn't be Regionals without ridiculous. Will New Directions be champions again? Will Ryder's lady of mystery finally show herself? Will Blaine pop the question to Kurt? Will Rachel land a dream Broadway role? Hold on tight, Gleeks - you're in for a ride. Season four finale, I choose you! Go!Glee-Cap: Wonder-Ful
May 2, 2013
Gleeks - it's going to be a WONDERful night! No, Glee isn't going to do a tribute to Wonder Woman, although - I'd be all over that, let's be real. Nope, Glee is paying tribute to a living legend that changed the game and defied the odds - Stevie Wonder. Tonight, the glee clubbers challenge superstition and someone just might for once in their life, they have someone who needs them! Cherie Amour, Gleeks!Glee-Cap: Lights Out.
April 25, 2013
Trouble arrives in the newest episode of Glee. With Sectionals nearing, Will hurries out to see the competition. And wouldn't you know American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez - Frida Romero - who is clearly the bees-knees in the show choir world, is part of that competition. After hearing her sing Mr. Schue quickly insists that the New Directions perform anthems... then darkness. No seriously, the lights go out and Figgins announces that it isn't a drill and that there really is a power outage. So, (unlike real life where they would've brought someone in to fix the lights or cancelled school until the lights were repaired) school continues with flashlights and Mr. Schuester changes the lesson to fit the lightlessness, 'Unplugged.'Glee-Cap: Sweet Dreams.
April 18, 2013
Everyone's got a dream, right? Well - at least that song from Tangled leads us to believe that even the strangest people have dreams, but none of our Glee Clubbers are some strange guy in a tavern singing about their dreams. Nope, they have a choir room for that - of course. Tonight, dreams might just come true - and other dreams might be crushed. Let's take that journey, shall we? Finn enrolls in The University of Lima, where it seems like the part never stops, which is only aided when Puck moves in as his new roommate - it's a match made in drunken college heaven, y'all. Rachel prepares for her audition for Funny Girl, and recounts her love of Ms. Streisand from her wee little days to now - this Barbra fan girl is now ready to achieve the biggest dream of all - Fanny Brice. Roz Washington returns to McKinley to take over the Cheerios, while Bieste probes Will to talk to Finn, but Will isn't ready to patch up the teacher-student bromance, but Bieste gives him some food for thought. Marley, after the school shooting, wants to bring her dream of pursuing being a singer songwriter out of the darkness, but this is not aided by the constant strange behavior of the glee clubbers after the shooting - Sam 'has a twin' named Evan, Brittany is stuck on MIT, and Unique is taking birth control. Will informs the glee club that the theme for Regionals is Dreams, and already has a course of action, but Marley speaks up wanting to do an original song of hers, but Will isn't having it, especially after she mentions Finn.Glee-Cap: Shooting Star.
April 11, 2013
Have you had enough of Seacrest out and been longing for the return of everyone's favorite glee clubbers? Well, fret not, Randy Jackson and the dawg pound - Glee is back, and there will be no more breaks or hiatuses for the remainder of the season - that's five episodes, kiddies! Normally, this is the part where I make funny and sassy comments, and I feel like I've got that covered, but tonight's episode will be dealing with a fairly serious (and tragically recent) topic [school violence] thus I felt I should address that before leading things. All that being said - Glee is back, and Seacrest is out. Just as the New Directions are about to get serious about Regionals, Brittany makes a startling announcement - a meteor (or asteroid - she's not exactly sure) will be striking Lima and killing the population within in the next several days. After hearing Brittany's announcement, Will decides to make the assignment for the week "Last Chances" - the chance to say all those things you've been meaning to say, but can't quite get right. Brittany decides she needs to make amends with Lord Tubbington, which confuses the glee club, but Sam tells her she should perhaps sing to him and mend their relationship. Ryder explains to Jake about the girl he's been talking to online, and how he's found her - at McKinley, but when Ryder finds the girl and serenades her with "Your Song" by Elton John, he's shocked to find he's been a victim of cat-fishing.Glee-Cap: Guilty Pleasures.
March 21, 2013
Guilty Pleasures - everyone has them, even if some of us aren't all that ashamed of our love of those things people tend to deny they like. Me? I love Grease 2 and I'm not in the least bit ashamed, because well - it's the best ever. Tonight, Glee celebrates all things guilty pleasure - all those songs on your iPod you claim you "don't know where they came from" or that song you change on the radio dial unless you're alone, then you jam away like you're in it to win it. Gather ye, guilty pleasure lovers and haters - it's time to face the music. Wham! Blaine continues to crush on Sam, but when he confronts Sam about how he spotted him stealing pasta, Sam reveals he has a guilty pleasure for pasta art - making pasta art of Emma Stone, Leanne Rimes, and even Kurt. When Sam asks Blaine what his guilty pleasure is, Blaine fumbles and says 'Wham', when in fact he means Sam, but this prompts the duo known as Blam to propose a guilty pleasure week for glee club since Mr. Schue is 'out sick'. Kicking off the guilty pleasure goodness is Sam and Blaine with 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)" - all Technicolor 80's glory! BLAM! Brittany calls Kitty on her bitchy ways, and gets her on Fondue for Two and they dish guilty pleasures (including all of the Bring It On films), but Kitty's guiltiest pleasure is kept between the two and the fondue. Kurt's acting class calls for embarrassing moments, but Kurt won't admit to owning and using a boyfriend pillow as his greatest embarrassing secret, but one would think sweating to the oldies with Richard Simmons would be the worst, but we'll just try and forget that one.Glee-Cap: Feud.
March 14, 2013
History is full of famous feuds, I'm pretty sure the booming tabloid market can prove that - btw, Lohan vs. The Bieber is heating up, in case anyone was wondering. This week, feuds take center stage, and it's about to get real. Blaine, Artie, and Tina call Will and Finn to meet over their feuding ways and declare it 'Feuds' week and challenges their fearless leaders to find a famous musical feud and take their issues to the stage. Rachel finds out she's not pregnant, but Santana stops her blissful 'it's all over' moment by reminding her that she can't just brush this aside, while Brody seduces a woman with a little Marina and The Diamonds 'How to be a Heartbreaker' while Rachel agonize over what to do. Feuds boil over between Blaine and Sue about his lack of keeping up with the Cheerios, also Ryder gets a dash of drama from Unique for how he treated Marley and ruined her relationship with Jake. Will and Finn meet to discuss the assignment, but Will pulls out the big guns and dishes some harsh honesty, leaving Finn to man up and accept the challenge.Glee-Cap: Girls (and Boys) on Film.
March 7, 2013
Tonight's Glee and the recent Oscars have a lot in common, actually. No, Seth McFarland isn't going to come sing a song about boobs.. well, not yet. But, tonight's Glee celebrates the magic of music from the movies - how songs can turn a simple moment be it happy or sad into magic. Join us as Glee celebrates the movies, and their 500th musical number. As Daddy Warbucks said in Annie - 'Let's go to the movies'. Will dreams of a Fred-Ginger number between himself and Emma ('You're All The World To Me') and proposes the idea of a movie/mash up theme to the glee club along with the annual boys vs girls competition. Finn attempts to help Will find Emma, but Will is more focused on spending time with good movies than focusing on his runaway bride. After checking in with Sue, which results in no help whatsoever, Finn teams with Artie for some tips on how to find Emma, thus prompting Finn to go check out Emma's parents. Brittany and Blaine propose a non-competition number, and kicks off Movie week with 'Shout' from Animal House.Glee-Cap: I Do.
February 14, 2013
Wedding bells are ringing this week, and just in time for Valentine's Day! I know, it sickens those of us single people on Valentine's Day, but love is in the air tonight, Gleeks! Finn tells Rachel about kissing Emma and despite what he hopes to be a good conversation turns into a awkwardness when he can't seem to get over her new relationship with Brody. Emma is fraying at the ends as Finn tries to confront her, but she's not having it because she has pressing matters to deal with involving the wedding to deal with the situation at hand. Will returns and informs the Glee club he wants them to perform at his wedding, and in place of a best man speech, Will wants Finn to sing - freaking him out even more. What does Finn Hudson do when he freaks out? Turns to Rachel Berry? You bet! With Rachel's help, the best man song is now a duet between the two, and is that sparks I see flying? Marley gives Jake a gift for Valentine's Day, but Jake is not even remotely ready for Valentine's Day. With help from Ryder, Jake presents Marley with 'All I Need to Get By' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Emma pairs Artie up with her handicap able niece named Betty, which Artie seems pleased about.Glee-Cap: Diva.
February 7, 2013
What do Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Patti LuPone have in common? You know, besides the adjectives of words that rhyme with witch and being known for being - you know, just a wee bit difficult. They're divas, and fellow divas of the Glee world - let us celebrate - well, us! Yes, divas - us. It's Diva week, so you better bring it, because a diva is only as good as his or her last stand. Will McKinley still be standing with all this diva power and will NYADA survive a diva off to end all diva offs? We shall see divas. Snap, snap. Kurt is sick and tired of Rachel's diva antics and is growing closer and closer to shoving something down her throat. ..Is it sophomore year all over again? The divas come out in full force when Finn declares it Diva week as Brittany, Unique, Tina, Kitty, and Blaine go full on diva with a performance of 'Diva' by Beyonce. Kurt finally snaps at Rachel, and reveals how he threw their original diva-off and challenges La Femme Berry to a diva-off. Blaine, despite being under the weather, something Tina and her flu-care kit are on, performs 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. Finn invites Santana back to perform and show New Directions another diva at work, which is exactly what Santana does when she performs 'Nutbush City Limits' with her fellow cheerleaders. But, is Santana completely there just to show off her diva skills or is she onto the Bram in the air?Glee-Cap: Naked.
January 31, 2013
Alright, guys - it's time to get naked. ..Whoa, hold up - put your clothes back on, please - you do not need to be to enjoy this episode, besides it's totally an allegory for baring your soul. ..No, seriously - put your damn clothes back on, sheesh. Well, onto the episode! The Warblers have been stripped of their Sectionals victory after testing positive for performance enhancers, pushing New Directions back into the competition. Tina proposes the idea of a 'Men of McKinley' calendar to raise the last four hundred dollars for Regionals, but not all the guys seem to be on board. Rachel nails an audition for a student film, but when the script calls for a topless scene, she battles with her 'old' self and in typical Rachel form - sings about it, with herself - on 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia. Get it? She's torn? Ultimately, Rachel agrees to do the scene.Glee-Cap: Sadie Hawkins.
January 24, 2013
Happy New Year, Gleeks. ..Wait, what do you mean it's almost February? Please, it's totally still a new year, and with a new year comes - NEW GLEE! Are you psyched, Gleeks!? Tonight, its ladies choice - Sadie Hawkins hits McKinley High, and it's time for all the single ladies to grab a guy and cut a rug with the boy of their choice. Tina brings up the idea of a Sadie Hawkins dance to the student council, but President Blaine isn't sold on it, but he's out voted by his own inner council. Sam is convinced the Warblers cheated at Sectionals, and keeps presenting theories to Blaine, even if Blaine is completely unsold on the idea. Kurt begins at NYADA and find it's pretty much exactly like high school, and finds himself drawn to a show choir (you can take the boy of New Directions, but you can't take the New Directions out of the boy), but Rachel tries to deter him due to their lack of status among the performing arts social status of NYADA.