Whether you were hooked and stayed as such from day one or you’re just coming back to the show now after taking a hiatus, you’re enjoying these final episodes of Glee's third season. These very well may be our final moments with the McKinley kids who started it all and the idea of saying goodbye … hold on a sec, getting choked up.
Since we’re actually going to be a part of Glee’s explosive final storyline this season, we took extra interest in this week’s episode. An hour filled with heartache, touching moments and tears were only highlighted by the fact that the kids paid homage to Whitney Houston, hitting every one of the legend's high notes from the 80's onward.
This was a good one – dare we say, one of their best tribute episodes to date!
WARNING: THIS EPISODE WAS BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED, POIGNANTLY WRITTEN AND PROGRESSED THE STORY LINE BY JUST ENOUGH THAT IF YOU READ ANY FURTHER ABOUT IT, YOU WILL GET SPOILED. DON’T GET SPOILED … UNLESS YOU WANT TO, IN WHICH CASE KEEP ON READING. IF NOT, YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO STOP RIGHT ABOUT…HERE!
We’ll be brief. We have 3 words for you:
Darren FREAKIN’ Criss!
A Blaine-heavy episode makes for a happy us and while things were far from gleeful for the former Warbler, we can’t help but be a bit giddy ourselves since his pain led to one of his FIERCEST performances to date. Seems Kurt and Blaine have hit a rough patch in recent weeks. Blaine is worried about what will happen to their relationship once Kurt goes to college; Kurt feels neglected by his BF while he sorts out his feelings. While Blaine stews, Kurt finds comfort in a boy named Chandler (no relation to anyone with the surname “Bing”) When Blaine finds out, all hell break lose and Klainers started to fear the worst. Thankfully, a pow-wow with Ms. Pillsbury finds the fellas back in each other’s loving arms. All’s well that ends well.
Speaking of doing all right, our girl Quinn is keeping true to her word as she continues to work hard on her physical therapy. If her strong desire to dance and cheer again wasn’t enough motivation to get out of her wheelchair, the love of a new man is certainly starting to do the trick. Teen Jesus – better known as Joe – begins to work with her during her sessions and an attraction immediately builds. If you didn’t feel the chemistry in their duet, you need to examine your own sex drive! Phew! Anyway, problem is, Joe isn’t sure he’s willing to sacrifice his faith for the love of one girl. Okay, fine. But could you at least kiss her! Kiss the damn girl, dreadlocks!
Elsewhere, Brittana and Pezberry fans got an eyeful with two outstanding musical numbers, and Wemma fans finally were clued in on the date of their wedding. Mark your calendars — the date is set for … November sweeps! Ah! How strategic of you, Ryan Murphy. Yes, we see your game. If you lose half your cast by the end of this season, they will all have to come back for the wedding of their favorite teacher. Won’t that episode be interesting – aka SKYROCKET in the ratings! Well played, sir!
So in the end, the moral of this episode was Whitney is great and life is scary, but listen to Whitney and life is less scary? Yes? Oh, who cares what the lesson was. We just want Heather Morris to stay next season so we can get more KILLER dance numbers like THAT!
Next week … WHOOPI!!!
A Few Side Notes:
A. When Darren Criss is sad, we’re sad. When Darren Criss is angry, we’re TURNED ON!
B. Deliver onto us at least one more Santana/Rachel duet before the show is out, RIB! That’s all we’re asking
C. Where the hell did that Irish kid go? Is he out? Is he done? Did Sugar Motta really buy his country? Are they living under a rainbow? HELLO?!
D. The “Bromates” moment was sweet. Puck can be the Starsky to our Gay Hutch anytime!
E. Aww! Kurt and Burt! Never was anything like them on TV before and that moment just added to their greatness.
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